The New Year begins with some old-school rock as Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Skynfolks performs in the Emma Kelly Theater on January 8.

“Gimme Three Steps,” “What’s Your Name,” “Saturday Night Special,” “Working for MCA”, “Freebird,” and, of course, “Statesboro Blues.”

If you missed this bunch of talented musicians when they first appeared on the Jan Brown Anderson stage in late 2019, you definitely don’t want to miss them now because they have only gotten better.

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SkynFolks was formed as a result of some very devoted musicians who wanted to bring a little more to the game than what they’d seen from Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute bands. They knew how discriminating real Skynyrd fans can be so they set their performance bar high…really high.

Brought together by luck, fate, devotion and drive, the members of this Atlanta-based tribute band pledged to create a sound that would reproduce the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd. No improvisation allowed — every part had to be played exactly like the original recordings. Constant practice honed the music like a razor. What emerged when they finished has never been done since the days of the original Skynyrd lineup: totally authentic, accurate renditions of the music on the first five Lynyrd Skynyrd albums.

Skynfolks is exclusively sponsored by Dabbs, Hickman, Hill, & Cannon, LLP. Click here to purchase tickets.