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Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot @The Stage on Bay

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‘70s Southern Rockers Molly Hatchet hit The Stage on Bay with fresh energy.

The Jacksonville band released their debut album on Epic Records in 1978, shooting to the top of the charts. Flirtin’ With Disaster followed, and the title track became a legendary hit for the band. A mix of Lynyrd Skynyrd-style grit and hard rock edge kept fans around through many lineup changes.

Currently, the band features original member Dave Hlubek on lead and rhythm guitar and backing vocals, John Galvin on keyboards, Bobby Ingram on rhythm and lead guitar, Phil McCormack on lead vocals, Tim Lindsey on bass, and Sawn Beamer on drums.

Blackfoot, who were a Southern Rock gateway drug for many before adopting a more hard rock-oriented sound, join the bill, throwing down hits like “Train, Train” and “Highway Song.”

Friday, May 26, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., $29-45, all-ages

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