The Music: Live and Local July Calendar


By Kris Youmans, Special to The Paper

Musicians and artists tend to interpret the real world very well, meaning they can put into personal perspective what’s really important and how people are really feeling. It’s their music and art which creates the silver lining in the clouds and storms we go through.

That’s why we need them so much – the songwriters with stories we relate to, the groups with 3 chords and the truth, and the accomplished musicians who lift our spirits and make the burdens of the day lighter.

Thank goodness most are maneuvering through the pandemic and the loss of live audiences and are reaching us through the virtual world with really personal connections.

There are a few venues offering entertainment while social distancing with the main focus of keeping each other safe and still providing ‘good for the soul’ music. This can’t be done everywhere and drive-in and listen events are pretty darn cool.

In the meantime, wear a mask, be kind to others and give what you can to the streaming shows and musicians. The cause is real.

(We try to highlight  local musicians and bands. If you know someone who should be in the ‘spotlight’ let me know. Support local and live and ‘streaming’ music! Email me at [email protected])


Music dates & times are subject to change, call venues for updates!

Abide Brewing Company, 110 Werz Industrial Boulevard, Newnan
July 18 … Matt Moskal, 3 p.m.

The Alamo, 19 West Court Square, Newnan
July 23-26 … Erokathon 3-Day Benefit Concert, 9 p.m.
Helping local musician and friend Eric Patterson.
Josh Purgason, Doug Kees, Daniel Freeman, Jerry Jailor Schutjer, Hey Dreamer, The CoverUps and The Vinyl Birds

Ashley Park Newnan (back of Dillards)
July 17 … Drive In & Dine Live at Ashley Park, 6 p.m.
The drive-in concert experience is coming to Newnan. An evening of live music -7 Sharp 9 -to be enjoyed in the comfort of your vehicle. $10 per car, order from the upcoming menu from participating restaurants-check FB event page for menu. All proceeds go to Bridging the Gap. Purchase tickets through

Highland Bakery & Kitchen, 238 City Circle, Peachtree City
August 1 … Daniel Toole, 6 p.m.

Line Creek Brewing Company, 150 Huddleston Road, Peachtree City
July 17 … Josh Purgason, 6 p.m.
July 19 … Mary Clair Martin, 12:30 p.m.
July 24 … Matt Moskal, 6 p.m.
July 25 … Cagle & Pitts, 6 p.m.

The Mad Mexican, 2 East Court Square, Newnan
July 24 … Joey Troup, 6 p.m.
July 25 … Lerogie, 6 p.m.
July 29 … Stella Weaver, 6 p.m.

Mill Town Music Hall, 1031 Alabama Avenue, Bremen
July 18 … Diamond Rio, 7:30 p.m.
July 25 … Neal McCoy, 7:30 p.m.
July 30 … The Booth Brothers & The Diplomats, 7:30 p.m.
August 7 … The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, 7:30 p.m.
August 8 … The Oak Ridge Boys, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Ground Amphitheater, 301 Lafayette Avenue, Fayetteville
July 17 … Rodney Atkins, 8 p.m.
August 7 … Craig Morgan, 8 p.m.
August 29 … Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute Band), 8 p.m.

Local Musicians and Links

HeyDreamer …
Melody Kiser, Jasper Joyner
Local band has new material, interviews & podcasts-check it out.

Doug Kees Music  listen for new music daily on Facebook on this page: Viral Music because kindness is contagious …

Josh Purgason Music …

Callista Clark Music …

Lerogie …

Trio … Look for Facebook page to keep up with their current events

Kris Youmans Band …

Wyatt Band  …

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