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'The Voice' singer will perform free concert in Long Beach

Adam Wakefield, the runner-up on Season 10 of 'The Voice' on NBC, will be gving a free concert Saturday in Long Beach.
Adam Wakefield, the runner-up on Season 10 of 'The Voice' on NBC, will be gving a free concert Saturday in Long Beach. NBC

Adam Wakefield hit "The Voice" stage in Season 10 with his rendition of George Jones' "Tennessee Whiskey" and has been wowing fans ever since.

Although Wakefield finished second to Alisan Porter, he's been busy touring, playing to fans in Nashville, Jackson, Baltimore, Kentucky and Virginia.

But come Saturday, Wakefield will be in Long Beach to play a free concert at On A Roll Sushi.

Wakefield will be playing from 7-10 p.m. on the restaurant's patio.

Fans are invited to bring lawn chairs and set up in the parking lot of the barber shop next door.

Whitney Sartin, who owns the sushi restaurant, and her father, Craig Sartin of Sartin's Discount Drugs, took advantage of a family connection to bring Wakefield's bluesy bluegrass sound to the Coast.

"My cousin, Chris Sartin, owns Soulshine Pizza Factory and his newest location is in Nashville," Sartin explained. "He and Adam became friends before he was on 'The Voice,' and have remained friends.

"Adam called him the other day and said he was playing a sold-out show in Jackson on the 17th. Chris told him, 'Oh, my cousin has a place only two hours away, wouldn't it be great if you could play there?' "

Sartin said Wakefield agreed to do it and they came to terms, so she and her father hired Wakefield for the concert.

Wakefield will be doing a meet and greet about 6 p.m. before the show and Long Beach merchants are getting into the act, offering some specials during the concert.

Sartin also plans to raffle off a signed guitar from Wakefield, as well as some other items. And Wild at Heart Rescue will offer photos with a boa constrictor for $5 that will help the rescue organization.

"There'll be lots going on," Sartin said. "Bring a chair and come on down!"

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