Pullin' Strings will open for the Fiddleheads on June 28
Downtown Greensboro's Next Community Event Scheduled for June 28
(Greensboro, Ga. – May 31, 2013) Gather your family, friends and neighbors for a toe-tapping good time in Downtown Greensboro this June. The Greensboro Better Hometown Program in partnership with the Greensboro Business Association will present Pickin’ on the Greene from 7-10 pm on Friday, June 28 in the streets of Downtown Greensboro.
Pickin’ on the Greene is the summer 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 Fiddleheads of Dahlonega. 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 Fiddleheads are a group of bluegrass-inspired, genre-crossing musicians from Dahlonega, Georgia. The band began in 2009 and wowed 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 bluegrass version of “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson.
“The Fiddleheads 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 the Moonshiner’s Festival and Madison’s concert on the lawn.
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, boiled peanuts, 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!
For more information, visit www.DowntownGreensboroGA.com.
Each year Greensboro welcomes thousands of people to Southland Jubilee, the region’s largest heritage arts festival. Southland Jubilee is looking for volunteers to welcome these people into downtown Greensboro.
Each year numerous volunteers dedicate their time to the success of the festival. Without the help of these gracious people, Southland Jubilee would not be the event that it is every single year.
Southland Jubilee is calling for volunteers. Volunteer shifts include, 5:30-8pm Friday, April 19 assisting with vendors checking in, decorating the Main Stage sponsored by Reynolds Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, setting up tables and chairs, and working to decorate the Children’s Area.
The volunteer duties do not stop there. There are also shifts on Saturday, April 20 all day long. These shifts include, 6:30-10am assisting with vendor check in, helping set up tents, decorate the entrance ways, and other duties that may apply. If that early in the morning is not your friend, we also have duties starting at 9:30am until 4pm. These duties include, volunteering in Festival Hall, working in Southland Jubilee Headquarters, selling merchandise, and giving out information. The last shift of the day begins at 4pm. This shift will include helping remove decorations from the entranceways, assisting vendors with taking down tents, and packing up the Jubilee information.
Volunteers are very essential to those managing the festival. Please considering helping Southland Jubilee make its 15th year great by volunteering your time to help set up the festival. All volunteers will be rewarded with a free festival T-shirt if they sign up by April 8.
For those who are interested in volunteering at Southland Jubilee, contact Kendrick Harris, Southland Jubilee Chair, at (706) 453-7674 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Southland Jubilee, please visit www.SouthlandJubilee.com
Georgia Classic Cruisers (GCC) invites all car enthusiasts to come and enjoy a variety of hot rods, classics, antiques and trucks on April 20 at the fifteenth annual Southland Jubilee.
The car show will be located on S. Main St. and is expected to draw over 150 specialty vehicles from Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Athens and surrounding areas.
"Our Southland Jubilee car show attracts over 150 car enthusiasts from across the state and it is our biggest show of the year,” said Al Murawski, chairman of the GCC club. “The show also gives our members an opportunity to share our interest with the lake area community, while also showcasing American history with cars ranging from the Model T to the muscle cars of today."
On April 20 Southland Jubilee will welcome festival attendees to celebrate their 15th year of bringing arts, food, music and heritage to downtown Greensboro.
Each year the Southland Jubilee festival grows even larger with the growth of the residential community, increased advertising and most importantly, the support of local businesses. The festival not only offers an enjoyable weekend experience for those attending but also provides an economic stimulus for local businesses in Greensboro.
Southland Jubilee is celebrating its 15th year! From 9am-5pm on Saturday, April 20 the streets of downtown Greensboro will be once again filled with thousands of people in search for the perfect arts and craft item, funnel cake and to hear that awesome band live on the Main Stage. Greensboro’s premier event has plans already under way to kick off this celebration.
To acknowledge the importance of this year’s festival, Southland Jubilee has a new look. A new logo was designed reflect the tradition and feel of Greensboro and the significance of the annual festival.
Greensboro Staff Receives Scholarship to Attend for Southeastern Festival and Events Association Conference
Kendrick Harris, Greensboro Better Hometown Program event coordinator, was recently awarded a scholarship to the Southeast Festival and Events Conference. The conference will take place February 18-20 in Auburn, Alabama. Harris manages downtown Greensboro's events, including the annual heritage arts festival, Southland Jubilee.
The Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) was created to serve the needs of the festivals and events industry in the Southeast United States. Created in 2009, SFEA morphed from a small state group to a regional association with hundreds of members. Their mission is to strengthen, educate and unify the festivals and events industry throughout the Southeast.
Greensboro begins preparations for holiday season celebrations
(Greensboro, Ga. – November 12, 2012) Downtown Greensboro kicked off its holiday season with the downtown merchant’s Holiday Open House, Saturday, November 10. Greensboro’s friendly merchants are ready to help you get all of your holiday shopping done this season – without the hectic traffic and crowds of your typical shopping mall. Shoppers can take advantage of extended holiday shopping hours on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the season.
From now until December 21, downtown shoppers can register for a chance to win one of several Greensboro Bucks provided by the Greensboro Business Association. Shoppers are registered for the drawing each time they make a qualifying purchase at a participating downtown business. The winners will be selected throughout the season, starting with the Tree Lighting on November 30.
Everyone is invited to the annual Downtown Tree Lighting on November 30. The tree lighting celebration will take place in Downtown Greensboro on the Courthouse Lawn from 6-8 pm following the Festival Walk Grand Opening at 5pm. This is an evening of music, food, and holiday fun. It is rumored that Santa will be in town for pictures. Children, be sure to bring your wish list to historic Downtown Greensboro to give Santa in person.
There will be an old fashioned hay ride through town and your favorite holiday tunes sung ‘round the tree! Local organizations and non-profits are encouraged to participate in the event. Your organization is invited to take this opportunity to fundraise with goodies such as hot chocolate, baked goods, hot apple cider, candied apples, and other holiday favorites. Choirs and choral groups are invited to carol the historic downtown throughout the evening. To register an organization, choir, or choral group, please contact the Better Hometown office at (706) 453-7674.
Keep an eye on your local news or check out the new Greensboro Holiday website at www.GreensboroHoliday.com for additional details as Greensboro’s Holiday Plans progress and don’t forget to Shop Greensboro First this holiday season!
In cooperation with Greensboro Better Hometown and local merchants, the Greensboro Council Knights of Columbus is presenting a unique opportunity to honor a loved one and support your community.
For a sponsorship of $5, you can “light a light” on this year’s “Tree of Love” Christmas Tree and remember a loved one while supporting several Greensboro charities.
Your sponsorship of $5.00 (or more) will help support the Greene County Special Olympics, the Greene County Christmas Stocking Fund, and the Greene County Food Pantry. Plus your name or the name of a loved one will be listed on the "Tree of Love" sign placed next to the Greensboro Christmas tree when it is lit on Nov. 30.
The Tree of Love list of names will also be posted on the Greensboro Better Hometown website as well as the Knights of Columbus, Greensboro Council, website.
“The needs of those less fortunate in our community are always great, but the tree that we light each December is a special reminder to be charitable to each other, and especially to those in need,” said Knights of Columbus member Bill Richards.
To “light a light” on the Tree of Love Christmas Tree, visit a Greensboro Merchant or contact Bill Richards at email@example.com or 706-485-9043.
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