Though the weather had us worried in the morning, the sun broke through just before showtime and crowds turned out in full force for the return of Friday Cheers featuring a night of soulful heavy hitters with local funk masters KINGS and legends Lee Fields and The Expressions.
KINGS began the 33rd season of Friday Cheers with nothing short of a stellar performance. Formed by the core duo of frontman Kelli Strawbridge and multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris, aka DJ Harrison, KINGS delivered a groovin’ and vibrant show for early concertgoers on the island.
As daylight faded to dusk, Lee Fields and The Expressions took the stage and proceeded to bring down the house with transcendent soul and funk anthems. Fields, along with his six piece backing band, played late into the night and brought a special opening to the fantastic Friday Cheers season to come.
Check out a few photos below and stay tuned for more coverage of other Friday Cheers’ performances from Dust Up’s Joey Wharton:
Lee Fields and The Expressions