(Greensboro, Ga. – May 29, 2012) Gather your family, friends and neighbors for a toe-tapping good time in Downtown Greensboro this July. The Greensboro Better Hometown Program in partnership with the Greensboro Business Association will present Pickin’ on the Greene from 7-10 pm on Friday, July 13 in the streets of Downtown Greensboro.
Pickin’ on the Greene is the newest event in downtown’s line-up. The family-friendly event will feature live entertainment in North Main Street, children’s activities, and of course shopping and dining; all set against the backdrop of Lake Oconee’s Hometown.
“Pickin’ on the Greene will offer the community a new way to experience Downtown Greensboro,” explains Better Hometown Manager Cail Hammons. “We hear from visitors all the time that Greensboro is such a charming and welcoming place. Our goal is for those of us who call Greensboro home to have an opportunity to come out and share a fun evening in town with our friends and neighbors.”
The event will feature live music performed by local group Pullin’ Strings and headliner, The Packway Handle Band of Athens. Both bands play their guitars, banjos, and fiddles with a bluegrass flair; performing new and traditional tunes along with original music that is sure to find a welcome ear among listeners of all ages.
The Packway Handle Band is based in nearby Athens, Georgia and has been described as one of the best bluegrass groups touring the nation today. The band wows audiences with its own inventive brand of bluegrass featuring close four-part harmonies and traditional string instruments. The band found national acclaim as finalists at the Telluride Colorado Bluegrass Competition in 2002 and 2003.
Bluegrass Now Magazine has said of the band, "One thing is obvious to all: The Packway Handle Band is not your father’s bluegrass band.”
“The Packway Handle Band is sure to put on a lively show for Greensboro,” comments Better Hometown Event Coordinator Kendrick Harris. “Bluegrass is experiencing a fresh burst of popularity, and we are excited to offer this event in Downtown Greensboro.”
The evening’s entertainment will begin with Pullin’ Strings, a local group that is no stranger to Greene County. In fact, the band bills itself as Greene County’s favorite string band and has been playing together since 2009. Featuring a set list of Americana favorites, Pullin’ Strings receives a warm welcome wherever they take the stage; including recent performances at Greensboro’s Southland Jubilee and the White Plains School House.
Visitors to town are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free event. There will be plenty of activities for children and adults alike. Downtown shops and restaurants stay open into the evening offering the very best in Lake Country shopping and dining.
In addition to toe-tapping music, Pickin’ on the Greene will feature activities and vendor booths presented by local community organizations. Groups can participate in the event by offering goodies such as fresh lemonade, baked goods, or other summer favorites.
“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. “
To register your organization, please contact the Better Hometown office at (706) 453-7674.
Keep an eye on your local news for additional details as Greensboro’s summer plans progress and don’t forget to Shop Greensboro First!
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