the groove incValdese, NC – Valdese Family Friday Nights Summer Concert series will feature The Groove, Inc. this Friday, June 17, beginning at 7:00pm, located in the Town Parking area.

The Groove, Inc. plays a mixture of rock, blues, Motown and soul. Jaret Carter, guitarist, describes the music as a “hodgepodge of good ol’rock ‘n roll,” and “bluesy rock.” Carter says “we like to pick songs that not everyone else is doing; that’s really been our niche.”

The group has been together for nearly 4 years, and is compromised of members from Burke, Catawba and Caldwell counties. Carter is joined by Kurt Benfield, lead singer, Matt Hemond, keyboard and vocals, June Annas, bass, and Marty Brittain, drummer. All members of the band provide vocals and harmonies.

The Groove, Inc. has played in numerous venues across the region, and draws enthusiastic audiences to their events. They like to have fun while they perform and they make sure that the audience has a good time as well.

Concessions will be available and provided by the Valdese Merchant’s Association. Myra’s cruise in will begin every Friday night at 6:00pm and downtown shops will remain open later. For further information about events in Valdese and the full Family Friday Night’s Concert Schedule to

Photo: The Groove, grooving.