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Train, Delbert McClinton headline entertainment at Pepsi Americas' Sail 2006

Posted June 5, 2006

— Grammy Award-winning artists Train and Delbert McClinton will headline the entertainment schedule at Pepsi Americas' Sail 2006, the maritime festival coming to Beaufort and Morehead City June 30 - July 5. A limited number of tickets (3,000) are now on sale at www.pepsiamericassail.com or by calling 800-514-3849.

Train ($40) will perform on Sunday, July 2 at 8:30 pm and Delbert McClinton ($20) will perform on Tuesday, July 4 at 8:30 pm. Both concerts will be held at Olde Beaufort Seaport, located at Gallant's Channel in Beaufort, and feature open seating (no reserved seats).

Train, a Grammy Award-winning group from San Francisco, recently released its fourth album, "For Me, It's You." The group's first three albums generated a string of hit singles including, "Meet Virginia," which reached #1 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart in 1998; "Drops Of Jupiter," which spent 53 weeks on Billboard's Top 100 chart in 2001-2002; and "Calling All Angels," which hit #1 on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Delbert McClinton is a veteran artist best known for his unique blend of blues, rockabilly, country and R&B. He is best known for his 1980 hit single, "Giving It Up For Your Love." The Lee Boys will open for McClinton, beginning at 7:00 pm.

The N.C. Symphony will perform a free concert on Friday, June 30 at Olde Beaufort Seaport that will feature a special overture written for Pepsi Americas' Sail. Due to limited seating, tickets are required for this free concert and are available online at www.pepsiamericassail.com.

In addition, Pepsi Americas' Sail will feature live music from local and region acts each day along the Beaufort waterfront through the week. Some of the notable performers include Tift Merritt (July 1), Jason Michael Carroll (July 2), Donna the Buffalo (July 3), and Hobex (July 4). A complete list of entertainment is available at www.pepsiamericassail.com.

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