Approximately 2,000 people gathered together on North Main Street last Friday evening for Greensboro’s main summer music event, Pickin’ on the Greene. This family-friendly event featured live entertainment, children’s activities and of course, shopping and dining.
The evening began with live music from local favorites, Pullin’ Strings and Athens natives, The Darnell Boys. With their original southern roots and a bluegrass and rock style, these bands sure got the crowd tapping their feet and dancing along. The courthouse lawn and most of North Main Street were filled with people who came out for the evening of entertainment.
Pullin’ Strings opened the event with live music that can best be described as a bluegrass style while incorporating different genres, such as folk, rock, country and gospel to create their one-of-a-kind sound. Their set-list included some of their own originals as well as adding their own flare to American favorites. The group is made up of Marvin Payne, Sibley Bryan, Brian Doty and Robert Lewis, who all live, work and play in Greene County.
Recent performers at Athens’ annual Athfest and winners of the 2014 Flagpole Athens Music Awards, with the Best Live Band Award and Americana Music Award, The Darnell Boys took the stage and entertained the crowd with their rock/blues/country sound of high-energy songs. The Darnell Boys performed songs from their self-titled album and concluded the night’s festivities with their hit single, You Got the Devil.
In addition to toe-tapping music, Pickin’ on the Greene highlighted area community and nonprofit groups with children’s activities and vendor booths. Participating groups offered a bounce house for children, goodies such as barbecue, snow cones, ice cream, cupcakes and other summer favorites, as well as The Circle of Friends and Morgan County Humane Societies who brought dogs for adoption.
Downtown Greensboro merchants also offered extended hours throughout the event. Numerous shops and restaurants kept their doors open for the best in Lake Oconee’s Hometown shopping and dining.
Greensboro Main Street program and the downtown merchants would like to thank DOCK 103.9 for supporting the third annual Pickin’ on the Greene.
Up next for downtown Greensboro is the seventh annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 2.