The Original Tams

The Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center is thrilled to welcome Beach Music legends The Original Tams to the Mann Center Outdoor Stage. The Original Tams will bring the crowd to its feet, and our beach music festival to an amazing close, as they take the stage at 7 pm.

The Tams are one the legendary names when it comes to Beach Music. Probably best known for their 1968 gold hit, “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, the Tams are celebrating the recent success of their newest single, “Ain”t Nothing Like Shagging”, which reached number 8 on the European charts.

After years of appearances and 10 albums, The Tams have been honored with two Gold Records. In 1986, the group received the coveted award and title “Beach Band of the Decade”, at the Beach Music Awards. In 1988, The Tams were spotlighted as the Outstanding Black Musical Group by the Atlanta Black History Awards. In 1992, The Tams were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Still quite popular in the Southeastern United States, they continue to record new music and perform at well-attended concerts. Their unique sound spans all ages, styles, and regions. “They are the Beach, they are good times, they are times, they are simply rock and roll at it”s finest.”

Make plans to join us and The Original Tams at the 2018 Sanford Arts & Vine Festival at the Mann Center, Saturday, May 12. It’ll be a full day of arts, crafts, food, beverages and beach music, right in the heart of downtown Sanford.  See you there!

Beach Music At It's Best!

This year’s festival is proud to bring 3 legendary beach music acts to the Mann Center outdoor stage. The Embers, The Tams, and Chairmen of the Board, plus local acts, local artists, food & beverages, and more attractions, Saturday, May 12.