Monday, Nov 28, 2016
.38 Special to Rock in Mobile’s NYE 2017
"Hold on Loosely" because New Year's Eve will be a blast this year! 38 Special will be "Rockin' Into the Night" with thousands of revelers as the giant MoonPie atop the RSA Trustmark Building descends at midnight. Any child of the 80s will remember singing to the band's many hits, and three decades later 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to more than 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.
With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, "Hold on Loosely," "Rockin' Into the Night," "Caught Up in You," "Fantasy Girl," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong" and more; timeless hits that remain a staple on the radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day tours.
38 Special will cap an evening of activities that begin with the cutting of the world's largest edible MoonPie at 9:15, followed by a second line parade at 9:45 from the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel to the main stage. There, the opening act (to be announced later) will take the stage, followed by 38 Special at 11:00. At midnight the band will sing "Auld Lang Sine" as the MoonPie descends and fireworks light the sky, accompanied by a laser light show.
A full schedule of the evening's activities will be available on the MoonPie Over Mobile website the first week in December.