Asheboro's first Rhythm & Blues Festival - Rhythm & Zoo Fest kicks off on Thursday night with Smitty and the Jumpstarters.
Based out of Greensboro, NC, the band features upbeat songs that get your feet moving. Their music pulls styles from West Coast Swing, Chicago Blues, Memphis Rockabilly, and a dose of Chuck Berry. The band started in 2015 and features Bryan Smith on Vocals and Guitar, Steve Blake on Saxophone, Doug Dennis on Bass and Roy Brown on Drums.
The JumpStarters have played swing dances, clubs and festivals across the Carolinas. They appeared at MerleFest 2018 & 2021.