Summer concert series at ‘The Fred’

Wed, 01/21/2009 - 10:12am
By: The Citizen

Summer concert series at ‘The Fred’ The Spinners

Since taking over as director of The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, Nancy Price has stated that she wanted to bring “fun back to ‘The Fred’.” With a lineup that urges fans to get “Footloose,” stop being “Blue,” and feel “Good Vibrations,” one can see that the 2009 Summer Concert Series will be a lot of fun.

Kenny Loggins kicks things off on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2. Loggins, perhaps best known for his collaboration with ??? Messina and songs like “Danny’s Song,” and “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” also has an electrifying solo career that featured some of the most popular theme songs from movies like “Top Gun” (“Danger Zone”), “Caddyshack” (“I’m Alright”) and “Footloose” (“Footloose”).

The second show in the series will feature 2009 Grammy nominee LeAnn Rimes. Rimes burst on to the scene as a teen in 1996 with the album, “Blue.” Since then she has put out a number of albums and hit singles, including the chart topper “How Do I Live,” which is the longest running single on the Billboard Hot 100, “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and, of course, “Blue.” Rimes will perform Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6.

On Friday and Saturday June 26 and 27, The Beach Boys featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston return to Peachtree City. The Beach Boys hit the scene with “Surfin” in 1961 and by 1966 they had releases 11 top-10 singles like “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls” and much, much more. ‘The Fred” will be filled with dancing people decked out in Hawaiian shirts and having tons of summer fun.

The Spinners will perform July 17 and 18. Known best for songs like “Then Came You,” “Rubberband Man,” “Games People Play,” and “I’ll Be Around,” the Spinners have acquired 12 Gold Records in their career and have reached the top of both the Pop and R& B charts.

On August 14 and 15, “Hippiefest,” one of the most unique shows in the history of “The Fred” arrives. The three hour show will feature Flo and Eddie of the Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Brewer and Shipley, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals and Joey Molland of Badfinger. Price encourages the crowd to dress in tie-dye when they come to the show.

The final show in the summer concert series will feature Peter Cetera on Aug. 21 and 22. Cetera, the lead singer and bassist for Chicago, has recorded hits such as “If You Leave Me Now,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Stay the Night,” “Feeling Stronger Every Day,” and “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” as well as “Glory of Love,” from “The Karate Kid Part II.”

The price for a series ticket, (all six concerts) is $240 per person for reserved seating and $300 for Gold Seating. A limited number of picnic tables are available for $1,800 for the series and gold tables are $3,000. Existing series ticket holders will be able to renew their tickets from Jan. 26-Feb. 20. New series tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 7 at the Fred Box Office from 9 a.m – noon. Individual tickets will be available for purchase beginning March 14. For information about how to order tickets call 770-631-0630. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.

Four additional spotlight concerts will be announced by the end of January, which will target various demographic audiences and genres of music. These spotlight concerts will be one night performances only and will be scheduled throughout the season. Additionally, ‘The Fred’ will host a number of community events throughout the summer including “Flicks at the Fred,” “50’s Family Sock Hop” and “Open Mic” nights. A full schedule of events is expected to be released by the first week of February.

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is owned by the city of Peachtree City and operates under the Department of Leisure Services. For further information about the 2009 Summer Concert Series, call 770-631-0630 or visit

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