If you go
When: Today through Sunday
Where: MacCorkle Avenue in South Charleston, across from Dow Chemical
FYI: 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Go ahead and call Charlie Brown, frontman for the Coasters tribute band, old fashioned.
He's proud of it.
At 74, the singer says he can win over young skeptics with his old ways, which includes music of the 1950s and '60s.
"Rap music is way out there. Music from the '50s and '60s explains about things we've been doing. Today, the music talks about killing cops - it's crazy," said the New Jersey musician.
Brown has been singing in bands his entire life and formed the Coasters tribute band in 1981. The band makes the summer circuit at fairs and festivals, including a stop at 9 p.m. Saturday for Ribfest in South Charleston.
Brown says to expect to hear all of the favorite Coasters hits - songs such as "Searchin'," "Yakety Yak," "Poison Ivy," and "Young Blood," along with some favorites from the Drifters.
In between, Brown says he'll do a bit of chatting with the audience, directing his anti-drug stance to the kids.