by Jeff Hahne
A special event on Saturday night at The Alley Cat will celebrate 25 years of The Spongetones.
The group, who released their debut record, Beat Music, in 1982, will be celebrated by special friends at "Every Night is a Holiday: A Tribute to The Spongetones" on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.
The Spongetones - Jamie Hoover, Pat Walters, Steve Stoeckel and Rob Thorne - have been a part of the Charlotte music scene for years.
Admission is free.
WCNC's Larry Sprinkle will emcee the event. Artists scheduled to perform include:
James Deem Band
Cool King Chris
Michael Slawter & The Saving Graces
Big Bus Dream