Rock band holds private show at 37 Main on Saturday

BUFORD -- Florida rock group, Shinedown is performing a private show Saturday at 37 Main, but not everyone will be allowed in the doors.

To win tickets, fans must listen to the radio station Project 9-6-1 and wait until the station is looking for callers. Project 9-6-1 is giving away tickets today until the day of the event.

"We were contacted by Project 9-6-1 about holding a private show to promote the station's Project Cinco Party," John White of 37 Main said. "Shinedown will play, then have a meet-and-greet with the fans."

White isn't allowed to give away tickets to the event, even though it's in his venue.

"The show is very exclusive," he said. "People can only get in by winning tickets."

There will be 50 to 75 people allowed into the event. The station wanted to create an intimate environment for the band and its fans. All of the attendees will be able to meet the band members after the show has ended.

"It's going to be a three-piece acoustic show," White said. "They want the band to meet and greet everybody. They want everyone to have a cool experience and good time at the show."

Shinedown is known for their No. 1 hits "Save Me" and "Devour" as well as other songs like "Burning Bright," "I Dare You" and its cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's classic tune "Simple Man."

The band's next album, "Amaryllis," is planned for release March 27.

Shinedown is headlining the radio station's Project Cinco Party concert, a show to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 6 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta. Other bands taking the stage that day are Five Finger Death Punch, Chevelle and Hellyeah.

For more information about Project Cinco, visit www.project961.com.