The Music – June 2018


The MUSIC….Local and Live   by Kris Youmans

Here’s what’s happening in the local music scene, and as always is the case in our community there is something for everyone.You’ll hear a room full of music in so many of the venues and plenty of serenading and guitars on the outdoor patios. Summer is around the corner and live music is taking center stage.  See you out at a show soon!

The Alamo
19 W. Court Square,Newnan, Ga

June 8th, 9 p.m. II Tone Def
June 9th, 9 p.m. Shane Secor
June 15th, 9:30 p.m. Sweet Grass Sally
June 16th, 5-7 p.m. Musicology Summer Camp Concert
June 16th, 9 p.m. The Muckers w/ Clover’s Revenge
June 22nd, 9 p.m. You Like It I Love It
June 23rd, SWEETBAY
BLACKLIGHT MOUNTAIN is a small festival style event taking place here in Newnan @ The Alamo. The show is in it’s second year & has expanded from six acts to eleven, including a full set by SWEETBAY. Music starts at 4 p.m.
Acoustic acts will feature Jacob Tranter  4 p.m., Sara Greer 4:30 p.m., Jerry Schutjer  5 p.m., Sofia Caterina 5:30 p.m., Audio Dose 6 p.m., Scott Ivey 6:30 p.m., Melody Kiser 7 p.m., Chad Lesesne 7:30 p.m.
Full Bands  Malibu 8 p.m., JST FRNDS 8:40 p.m., SWEETBAY 9:25 P.M.

June 30,  9:30 p.m. Final Answer Band

The Cellar /The Bays at The Firestone
20 Jefferson St, Newnan, Ga

June 1st, Michael Zaib
June 2nd, 2 Dogs and Friends
June 7th, Ed Norton
June 8th, Fuel on Fire
June 9th, Hardy Boyd Band
June 14th, The Right Swipes
June 15th, Michael Zaib
June 16th, Battlefield Collective
June 21st, Matt Damon
June 22nd, Melody Kiser
June 23rd, Leonard Washington
June 28th, Jeanine
June 29th, Sailing To Denver
June 4th, The Four Ts

Ashley Park ‘Sounds of Summer Concert Series’
Every Friday evening in June, local bands, food, fun and friends-
from 6-8 p.m. near Dillards!

June 1st  House of Thomas
June 8th  Kris Youmans Band
June 15th  Leonard Washington
June 22nd  Tyler Wallace
June 29th  SWEETBAY

335 Summergrove Parkway, Newnan, Ga

Call for times…
June 8th, Barefoot Nina
June 15th, Offroads
June 22nd, Wild-Eyed Dream (The Dreamers)
June 29th, Full Circle
July 28th Wyatt Band

Fat Boys
485 Highway 16 West, Newnan, Ga 30265

Every Tuesday Open Mic- sign up @ 7:30 pm, Winner plays on a Wednesday night slot!

June 3rd, Audio Dose
June 10th Rachel Wilson
June 17th Josh Rodgers

Vinylyte Records/Brown’s Guitar Mill
28 S. Court Square, Newnan, Ga

Newnan Unplugged features some of the very best local, regional & touring singer/songwriters in a listening room environment on the Vinylyte stage. Come in and hear a room full of music while you browse the best vinyl selection around. Bring a chair and a cooler if you like!

June 16th 7 p.m. Sara Greer, A.M. Rodriguez, Nathan Sennett & more guests to be announced. Follow Newnan Unplugged Facebook page for event updates & added performers.

2 E. Court Square, Newnan, Ga 30263

June 15, Lerogie
June 16th, Lance Mapp,
June 22nd, Joshua Purgason

DUFF’S Famous Wings
Hot Summer Nights Summer Series
3150 Hwy 34 East, Newnan, Ga  30265

Duff’s is hosting an acoustic music series for the summer! Every Saturday through July 28th, Live music and specials on food & drinks
9 p.m. Midnight

June 9th,  Ryan Clifford
June 16th,  Melody Kiser
June 23rd,  Amber Jean
June 30th,  Kevin Lee
July 7th,  Kolton Stooksbury
July 14th,  Daniel Toole
July 21st,  Ryan Clifford

RPM Full Service
15 Jackson Street, Newnan, Ga

Every Wednesday at 7:30 Blaire Morgan hosts Open Mic. You never know who will sign up to play each week but drop in to hear the talent on stage, while enjoying something delicious from the menu!

80 Newnan Station, Newnan, Ga

June 15th, 8 p.m. BIG SMO Charismatic, Tennessee born & raised, topping country and rap charts with his unique message through music

June 29th, 8 p.m. Coy Bowles and the Fellowship
A member of the Zac Brown Band, collaborative writer on Colder Weather, Knee Deep & Sweet Annie, Coy is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & performer.

Grazing Here
2850 Highway 54, Peachtree City, Ga

June 8th,  9 p.m. Into The Further -energetic, classic rock favorites
June 9th,  9 p.m. Meansville -classic rock
June 15th, 9 p.m. 2 Broke Kings -Ross Childress & Stephen Wines   always pack the house!
June 16th, 9 p.m.  Crossroads Rebellion playing everything from Zac Brown to Zeppelin
June 22nd, 9 p.m.  Cougar Love -acoustic duo singer/songwriters with a rock flare
June 23rd, 9 p.m. Band 85 South -country rock & classic rock
June 29th, 9 p.m. Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos

Pickin On The Square
Downtown Newnan on the Square
10 a.m.
1st Saturday of every month join this fun group of local musicians who have gathered round the courtyard to entertain the folks who stroll our beautiful downtown Newnan…

**Featured Musical performer for June**
Sara Greer
Sara Greer was born in Atlanta, lives in Newnan , just turned 17 on May 31st and has been playing, writing & performing in a wide variety of venues, opening for some notable acts in metro Atlanta area for quite some time. I’m always impressed by her confidence, beautiful voice, & songwriting beyond her years. She’s inspired by the music of Prince and Katy Perry and you can hear the strength and storytelling from the heart from the very first note she sings.
She recently opened for Tusk – a Fleetwood Mac tribute band @ Southern Ground Amphitheater, on June 8th she’ll sing the National Anthem in Montgomery Al, She’s one of our featured guests at Newnan Unplugged on June 16th, She’s also playing the Blacklight Mountain festival at The Alamo June 23rd. Other shows around metro Atlanta include
July 6th Food Truck Friday in Duluth, July 7th Twisted Taco Fayetteville, Ga, Tin Roof Cantina June 18th, Eddie Owens Presents @ The Red Clay Theater in Duluth. For a full list of Sara’s performances go to

Have you talked to Doug Kees about his recent tour with Michelle Malone? Many followed along on the virtual tour with them, & I personally can’t wait to hear more about some of the very cool venues they played as the band introduced Michelle’s new album Slings and Arrows  to audiences in the New England area!  This rootsy, blues, rock & soulful album is climbing the Billboard charts. “An album made in Georgia by Georgia musicians” says Michelle.
A wonderful album performed by an amazing group of musicians- make plans to see their Live shows – go to for tour dates & recent news.

Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, GA where she was part of the River Street music scene early on and is greatly influenced by music of the southern culture. Kris’ interests are focused on local music, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel & Hank the Dog who also has an ear for music!)
Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column [email protected])

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