Artist: The Tams
Song: Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy


Artist: The Tams
Song: I've Been Hurt


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THE TAMS have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for over 50 years! Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, “What Kind of Fool”, “I’ve Been Hurt” and “Untie Me #12 on the R&B Charts”, The Tams have had Several Gold Records, and 1 Platinum Single. “What Kind of Fool” hit #9 on the Billboard charts, and #6 on the R&B charts. “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me” hit #1 in the UK in 1971. While “Be Young, Be Foolish” only hit #26 on the Top 40, the single sold over 1,000,000 copies, sending it to Platinum status. In 1986, “Ain’t Nothin Like Shaggin’ ” hit #6 in UK Billboard charts, before being banned due to the UK’s definition of “shag”. Though their style of music has historically been referred to as Beach Music which they have had many Beach Music hits, it can be also classified as a mixture of Smooth Soul, and R&B.  Their show is fun, fresh and exciting and appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.   Jimmy Buffett LOVES  The Tams! The “King of Margaritaville” Talks about The Tams Watch the video here!

The Tams toured with Jimmy during his 1999 “Beach House on the Moon Tour” and recorded “Flesh and Bone” with him. Like many other musicians, Jimmy Buffett grew up listening to and being inspired by The Original Tams.  The Tams have also performed with many other well known entertainers, including Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Four Tops, James Brown, Gladys Knight and Pips, Jackie Wilson, Platters, Little Richard,  Diana Ross, Chuck Jackson, Patty LaBelle, Rod Stewart, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Chubby Checker, Coasters, Otis Redding and The Drifters and Many More to just name a few.  



NOTE: Change in the Blackmon Amphitheatre Summer Arts Series Schedule. THE TAMS and THE HOLIDAY BAND Friday, July 31, 2015, 6:30 pm   The Tams will open the Blackmon Amphitheatre concert on Friday, July 31, 2015. The Tams will play from 6:30 pm until 7:45 pm. The Holiday Band will follow with a full performance. Admission for the evening is $11 or a Surry Arts Council 2015 season pass. Those who attended the Tams concert on Friday, June 26, 2015 will be admitted to this concert at no charge if their names are on the “admission list.” You MUST call the Surry Arts Council at 336-786-7998 or email by Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to have your name placed on this list. Lists will be at each gate. If your name is not on the list, admission is $11. There will be no exceptions. The gate/doors will open at 5:30 pm, 1 hour prior to concert start time. In the case of bad weather at the time of set up on July 31st, the concert will be moved to the Historic Earle Theatre at 142 N. Main Street. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis regardless of whether or not your name is on the list or whether or not you have a season pass. This is also consistent with our regular policy. Children are charged admission at all events that are moved inside due to weather. This concert does not reflect a change in the Surry Arts Council policy. The policy of the Surry Arts Council remains “no refunds” on tickets purchased. Bands work with Surry Arts Council staff at the time of set up to determine whether the concert will be inside or outside. Bands are paid in full regardless of the weather. We appreciate everyone’s patience along with the Tams’ generosity and the cooperation of the Holiday Band. Thank you in advance for not asking us to make exceptions.


For Fresh, Exciting Entertainment, BOOK THE TAMS for YOUR next Event! Are you looking for entertainment? Having a party? Need a band for your wedding reception? Whatever your event, if you're looking for Little Redd and The Original Tams, you're in the right place! The group is known by many names... The Original Tams, The Joe Pope Tams, The Mighty Tams, but WHATEVER you call them, THE TAMS are THE GROUP for your event! 

Be sure to book The Tams. You'll be glad you did! Check our Schedule for a Show Near You!

The Tams

Well known in The Carolina's for their signature "Beach Music" sound, The Tams travel all over the country, frequenting the Southeast, and up & down the East Coast.  They have also performed in the Midwest and United Kingdom.  The "Mighty" Tams have been elected into the Beach Music Hall of Fame, the Georgia Hall of Fame and the Atlanta Music Hall of Fame.  They have also been named "Beach Band of the Decade".   

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