Elvis, friends to entertain Saturday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bill J. Brooks, an Elvis and friends impersonator, will be the featured entertainment at the Andalusia Classics and Streetrods “Elvis and Friends Saturday Night.” | Courtesy photo

The event, sponsored by the Andalusia Classics and Streetrods, will be held at Sonic Drive-In and will feature live entertainment by Bill J. Brooks, an Elvis impersonator, who also performs music from Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins and more.

“The 1950s and 1960s were related to drive-ins,” organizer Ronnie Kilgore said. “We can all relate to that, with carhops and such. We had drive-ins all over the place and it was the thing to do.”

Kilgore said each year the 35-member antique and classic car non-profit organization donates money to a charitable organization and this year they had a little money left over and decided to do something fun.

“We thought it would be something fun to bring people downtown,” he said.

“Each year we have a classic car show inside the Kiwanis building in September. Through the money we raise from the show, we we donate to local charities.”

In addition to the entertainment, Kilgore said door prizes will be given away.

“We will give out T-shirts and caps. Most everyone should get something,” he said.

“We will also give out a yet-to-determined big prize.”

Kilgore said the organization is excited about the weekend event.

“We hope the weather turns out good,” he said. “It will be outside under the awning. Brooks will have a cordless mic and will provide good entertainment for the whole family, but be sure to bring a chair.”

Kilgore said the events kick off at 9 p.m., but the antique cars will be set up on Tucker Street beginning at 7 p.m.

“The public can come out and view our cars, it’s free,” he said. “As an added bonus, those who drive an antique car will receive a free ice cream.”

“It’s our way of saying thanks to all for helping to support our car club for the last 10 years,” he said.

Kilgore said the organization “tries to meet every third Saturday,” unless there is a car show.