The Music: Live and Local


By Kris Youmans, Special to Winters Media & Publishing Inc.

There’s lots of music to hear and lots to see & do in the Newnan area this April.

Check out which venues have Open Mic nights where you can hear fresh new talent. There’s traveling bands, home based Georgia bands, and some local songwriters who share their original music  up close and personal in listening rooms.

All of these musicians have a common purpose of playing from the heart to some of the best audiences in the Southeast, right here in Coweta and surrounding areas. See you out at a show soon!

The Alamo Newnan

19 W Ct. Square, Newnan

4/19  … Josh Purgason, 9:30 p.m. (CD release )
4/20 … II Tone 420 Party, 9 p.m.
4/26 … The Ain’t Sisters, 9:30 p.m.
4/27 … Rust w/Smokey White Devils, 9:30 p.m.

Brickhouse Bar & Grille
80 Newnan Station, Newnan

4/26 … Drivin’ n ‘Cryin,  10 p.m.
4/27 … Lobsters of Rock, A B-52s Tribute Band,  10 p.m.

The Cellar / The Bays
20 Jefferson St, Newnan

4/17 … Neal Wauchope and Leonard (The Cellar), 7 – 10 p.m.
4/18 … Marty Weathersby (The Bays), 7 – 10 p.m.
4/19 … Survival Kit (The Bays), 9 p.m. to midnight
4/20 … Sawdust (The Bays), 9 p.m. to midnight
4/24 … Toni Byrd and Rod Harris (The Cellar), 7 – 10 p.m.
4/25 … Jeanine Duke (The Bays), 7 – 10 p.m.
4/26 … Mcfarland Band (The Bays), 9 p.m. to midnight
4/27 … Leonard Washington Band (The Bays), 9 p.m. to midnight

Fat Boys Bar and Grill
485 Hwy 16 W, Newnan

4/21 … Sunday Funday with Josh Rodgers, 3 p.m.

Every Wednesday night from 7-10 p.m. Fatboys Bar & Grill presents Open Mic Night hosted by Josh Rodgers with Crest Pointe Entertainment Group.  Plug & Play. Signup at 6 p.m. Talent Scouts with CPEG are present searching for new talent in the area. Come share your talent, enjoy delicious food & 1/2 off all draft beers!

Grazing Here
2808 Hwy 54, Peachtree City

4/19 … Second Time Around -high energy classic rock n roll,  9 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
4/20 … Them – based out of Griffin, they play everything from the Eagles to Hendrix to Billy Idol, 9 p.m.
4/26 … The Four Ts – Georgia home-based band playing an eclectic mix of classic rock, blues & Americana-covers & originals, 9 p.m..
4/27 … Second Hand Vinyl – Atlanta based rock cover band-great harmonies & vocals, 9 p.m.

RPM Full Service
15 Jackson Street, Newnan

Every Wednesday it’s Open Mic with Blaire Morgan! You’ll hear some great music. Always a lot of fun! Sign up at 7 p.m.

SummerGrove Dinner & Music
335 Summergrove Parkway, Newnan

4/19 … Full Circle, 7 p.m.
4/26 … Table 18, 7 p.m.
5/3  …  Vicki Wyatt Band, 7 p.m.
5/10 … Dani Mac & Co., 7 p.m.

Vinylyte Records/Brown’s Guitar Mill
28 South Court Square, Newnan

4/26 … Open Mic Night, 6-8 p.m.
Get there early to sign up. Bring a couple of songs to perform and we will provide your backup band if needed. All ages welcome!

West Georgia Country Nights
1625 Bankhead Highway, Carrollton

4/20 … Jason Earl , Doors open at 7 p.m.
COUNTRY MUSIC LOVERS & DANCERS WILL LOVE THIS PLACE!. Doors open at 7 p.m. Monthly events feature live bands playing mostly 90s country to classic country. No rap music on the breaks, no TVs, no smoking – just lots of great music to dance to.


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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