Pickin’ On The Square this Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thu, 11/06/2008 - 5:20pm
By: The Citizen

Main Street Newnan wants to remind everyone about  Pickin’ On The Square for this Saturday at 11 a.m. This event gives local music enthusiasts the opportunity to come down and play around the Historic Courthouse Square. 

 This is an informal event with no registration.  It is free to participants and to the public.  “Wayne and I are excited about the opportunity to gather on the Square for an afternoon of music.  We want people to come to play or come to listen.  Everyone is welcome from beginners to advanced pickers. This is good family fun, exactly what downtown Newnan is all about!” says event organizer Art Arace.

 Linda Kee, Director of Main Street Newnan says, “We have been exploring the option of street performers for years.  This will give us the opportunity to see how it will work in our downtown and how receptive the citizens will be to this.  We have such a wealth of local talent in our community that I was tickled when Art approached us with the idea.  Art and his wife Merry have been faithful supporters of our program for years.  The addition of Musicology, a local music teaching studio located in downtown Newnan, and both the Alamo and Espresso Lane that specialize in showcasing local talent, have given us the base to provide wonderful family entertainment in downtown Newnan. The event is the idea of local bluegrass enthusiasts, Art Arace and Wayne Walker. This event will give both professionals and amateurs the chance to meet new friends and even form new music partnerships thereby promoting more arts in the city of Newnan.  ‘Most importantly, it is free family fun that is close to home with great shops and restaurants,” said Linda Kee, Main Street Newnan director.

The event will be on November 8th at 11:00 a.m.  Performers are welcome up until 7:00 p.m.  For more information contact the Main Street office at 770-253-8283.

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