Pickin’ on the Greene is the newest event in downtown’s line-up. The free family-friendly event will feature live entertainment by The Fiddleheads and special guest Pullin’ Strings in North Main Street along with children’s activities, tractor pulled hay ride, official Pickin’ on the Greene T-Shirts, festival food and of course shopping and dining; all set against the backdrop of Lake Oconee’s Hometown.
Pullin’ Strings will kick off the entertainment line-up for Pickin’ on the Greene at 7pm. The band’s music spans different genres, such as folk, bluegrass, rock, country and gospel. The group is made up of Marvin Payne, Sibley Bryan, Brian Doty and Robert Lewis who all live, work and play in Greene County.
“I am excited to participate in Pickin’ on the Greene again this year,” remarks Marvin Payne, doghouse bass player for Pullin’ Stings. “ It is a great community event with lots of activity and great music!”
The Fiddleheads are a group of bluegrass-inspired, genre-crossing musicians from Dahlonega, Georgia. The band began in 2009 and wows audiences with their renditions of traditional bluegrass ballads, modern rock, and songs from the pinnacle of 80′s pop music.
In 2011, The Fiddleheads performed for millions of people on America’s Got Talent TV show and made it all the way to the quarterfinals with their version of “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson.
“The Fiddleheads are sure to put on a lively show for Greensboro,” comments Better Hometown Event Coordinator Kendrick Harris. “Their take on popular music turned bluegrass is a lot of fun. They are upbeat and great entertainment for people of all ages.”
In addition to great live music, Pickin’ on the Greene will highlight area community and non-profit groups. Several groups will be around selling great items. Christ City of Faith will have a booth selling great BBQ, Greene County 4-H will have wonderful baked goodies, and Liberty United Methodist Church will be selling homemade ice cream. Also expect to see Paw Paw’s peanuts selling boiled and roasted peanuts and Cool Treats selling popsicles and shaved iced. Circle of Friends Animal Society will have pet items for sell as well as their pet adoption. There will also be an old fashion hayride for kids and adults alike. In addition, Festival Hall will provide a cash bar for the evening on its outdoor plaza.
“We have outstanding charities and community groups that help make Greensboro a vibrant city,” adds Harris. “One goal for the event is to showcase local non-profit organizations as vendors. “
New this year is official Pickin’ on the Greene merchandise! This year we will have shirts for sell for only $15! Stop by our tent to receive your official Pickin' on the Greene shirt.
Also, be sure to check out our local merchants in the official Pickin’ on the Greene shirt. Many merchants will be open late, such as, Traditions Old and New, Genuine Georgia, Main Street Café, Los Torres Mexican grill, The Yesterday Café, Dreamcatchers Antiques, and many others.
Pickin’ on the Greene is a free community event that you will not want to miss! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy live music, great food from community organizations, and relax with your friends, family and neighbors, all in Lake Oconee’s Hometown.
Greensboro Better Hometown and the Downtown Merchants would like to thank DOCK 103.9 and Lake County 94.7 for their continued support for Pickin’ on the Greene.
For more information about Pickin’ on the Greene, please contact the Greensboro Better Hometown Office at (706) 453-7674. Pickin’ on the Greene is online! Search for DowntownGreensboroGA to find our Facebook page and keep up with all of the latest updates from Lake Oconee’s Hometown.