The Music: Local and Live in December

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Pictured above is the band Dirty Roots, which will appear at Grazing Here in Peachtree City on Dec. 18.

By KRIS YOUMANS, Special to The Paper

“Music gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination & life to everything.”… Plato

Coweta County and surrounding areas have some of the best events coming up in December. It’s the perfect time of the year to try new restaurants, see and hear the sights and sounds of the holidays. See you at a show soon!

Featured Artist – Sasha Hurtado

Each month, we feature an artist who is talented and working hard to promote their original music. I remember when Sasha played Newnan Unplugged several years ago and impressed everyone with her beautiful voice and presence on stage. Follow Sasha on FB & Instagram.

Sasha Hurtado

Sasha Hurtado is a rising indie/ pop artist and powerhouse singer from Georgia. Her most recent notable accomplishment was placing within the top 60 on Season 3 of American Idol. With hard work and years of vocal training and guitar lessons, she landed her first paid gig at 14 years old. Sasha has become a seasoned performer with experience on stages and at venues all over Georgia. Sasha’s Hispanic background lends to her love of blending genres and draws inspiration from a range of soulful, pop filled, and indie artists that have helped carve out her unique lane of artistic expression. In 

In 2020 Sasha released her first single called “Mr. No Good Guy” and she just released her follow-up single called “First” in September 2021. 

You can see & hear Sasha in December at these venues:
12/4 … Madlife Studio, 2-4 p.m.
12/7 … Three Strands Winery, 5 p.m.
12/11 … Nutwood Winery, 3:30 p.m.

Local Venues – December Calendar

ABIDE BREWING COMPANY
130 Werz Industrial Blvd., Newnan
12/04 … Lerogie, 6 p.m.
12/10 … Daniel Toole, 6 p.m.
12/11 … Rocking Newnan Bash with Ugly Smile, David Pippin, Sweet Grass Sally, Mixed Tribe, 2 p.m.

THE ALAMO
19 W. Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2526
Call ahead to check on Live music dates.

BIG JOE’S BAR & GRILLE
1329 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan • 770-755-9066
Call ahead to check on Live music dates.

BIG SHOTS KITCHEN & BAR
102 B Guthrie Way, Peachtree City • 770-629-5591
Every Sunday … Jeanine Duke, 12:30 – 3 pm

BRICKHOUSE LAGRANGE
141 Main Street, LaGrange • 706-298-5485
Live Music every Friday and Saturday Night with Food & Drink Specials all week. Thursday is Karaoke Night.

BRICKHOUSE GRILLE & TAVERN
80 Newnan Station, Newnan • 770-683-2790
Check Brickhouse’s Facebook page for details.
12/18 … Brett Stafford Smith

THE BRICKS ON CHURCH STREET
13 Church Street, Grantville
The Bricks on Church Street in Grantville features local and live music events and is a good choice for your own special events.

THE CELLAR / THE BAYS
20 Jefferson Street, Newnan • 770-683-6328

Live Jazz on Wednesdays, Acoustic on Thursdays in The Bays
Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights at 9 p.m.
12/3 …  6Ft Back
12/4 …  Pete and Pete Band
12/8 …  Jeanine Duke
12/9 …  Sundowner Motel
12/10 … Luis Alas Project
12/11 … The Band O.N.E.
12/15 … Toni Byrd
12/16 … Mark Miller
12/17 … Liberty Road
12/18 … Hardy Boyd Band
12/22 … Josh Gilbert
12/23 … Danielle Toole
12/29 … Jeanine Duke
12/30 … Amber Jean
12/31 … The Band O.N.E.

GRAZING HERE
2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696
All Shows begin at 8 p.m.
12/04 … Gravity
12/10 … THEM
12/11 … Second Time Around
12/17 … Band 85 South
12/18 … Dirty Roots
1/7 … Phil & The Blanks
1/8 … FLUX 

GREENVILLE STREET PARK
Downtown Newnan
12/19 … Christmas in the Park, 5 p.m.  – Musical worship, dramatic presentations, caroling

HALF SHELL OYSTER BAR & HOTDOG SHOP
1690 Highway 34 East, Newnan • 770-502-9911
Specials on appetizers and beer on Thursdays along with great music! Shows start at 6 p.m.
12/9 … Ellis Lowery & Tony Stephens
12/16 … Hunter Flanagaan
12/23 … Wyatt Acoustic Group Holiday Show
12/30 … Jimmy Granauro & Tom Tucker
1/6 … Daniel Toole

LINE CREEK BREWING
150 Huddleston Road, Peachtree City • 678-545-6024
12/18 … Party in your PJs II Tone Def,  7 p.m.
12/21 … Mary Martin, 12:30 p.m.

THE MAD MEXICAN
2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
12/8 … Lerogie

MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL
1031 Alabama Avenue South, Bremen GA • 770-537-6455
Mill Town Music will be closing at the end of 2021. Get tickets now to hear great music in a very cool venue. We will miss the shows at Mill Town Music.

NUTWOOD WINERY
1339 Upper Big Springs Road, LaGrange GA • 706-881-7401
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday … Live local performers in the Tasting Room.
12/9 … Daniel Toole
12/11 … Sasha Hurtado

PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE
Around the Courthouse Square in downtown Newnan
On the 1st Saturday of every month – Dec. 4. This event starts around 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. and is for all ages and levels of play. Join in the fun by singing along or bring your acoustic instrument. Lots of networking for musicians going on during the performances.

REDNECK GOURMET
11 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-251-0092
12/21 … The Hot Toddies, featuring Michelle Malone, Doug Kees and Matt Stallard, 7 p.m.

RPM FULL SERVICE
15 Jackson Street, Newnan
Every Sunday, music on the patio, Karaoke every weekend, Open Mic Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
12/5 … Don’t miss Pet Pics with St. Nick, 1 p.m.
12/11 … Duo Ride with JB Walker

SENOIA MAIN STREET
Downtown Senoia
12/4 … Light Up Senoia, 4 p.m. – Parade, lighting of the tree, lots of evening festivities

SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB
335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800
Friday Night Dinner & Music
12/17 … The Dreamers
12/31 … Pete and Pete

WINTERFEST IN FRANKLIN
164 Davis Street, Franklin
12/4 … Parade, Food, Live Music by Blaze Alley, Art, 4-9 p.m.

Contacts & Links for Various Local Musicians

CALLISTA CLARK …  Callista is from Zebulon,Ga. – started singing & playing in church, has created a huge following while recording her videos onYouTube & has become quite a songwriter! She’s under the Big Machine label and the new EP really showcases her amazing talent. She’s playing shows all over the country so follow her on FB, Instagram & YouTube.

HEYDREAMER (Melody Kiser) …  https://heydreamerband.com/ & on Facebook at facebook.com/heydreameratl.  

DOUG KEES … Voted Best Musician in Coweta County. Look for his shows with Michelle Malone during the holidays. Go to Michelle’s website for tickets and The Hot Toddies page on Facebook for dates. Also, check out Doug’s live videos on Facebook. www.dougkees.com official website.

Doug has a new album release titled ‘ELEVEN.’ You can get your copy of the CD now by going to Doug’s website! A number of the singles from the new CD have been added to multiple Spotify playlists. Also check out the album Roots & Boughs (acoustic guitar instrumentals) on his website.

LEROGIE … find him on Facebook & on Reverbnation at www.reverbnation.com/Lerogiemusic

MARY CLAIRE MARTIN … find Mary on Facebook & on her website at www.marymartinmusic.com where her upcoming events will be listed. Classically trained on piano as a child, as a teenager took up the electric guitar & never looked back!

THE PETE & PETE BAND … Performing a wide variety of music-pop,rock,country,R&B, Motown,Oldies,Blues,, Dance music & more https://www.facebook.com/PETE-PETE-BAND-107236997813690

JOSH PURGASON … www.joshpurgason.com

SWEET GRASS SALLY … One of Newnan’s most popular bands. We love Time and the guys and you can find them on Facebook.

DANIEL TOOLE … Daniel Toole Music on YouTube, Amazon Music, Apple Music  & www.onedanieltoole.com.  Check out Daniel’s website for all upcoming events.

LEONARD WASHINGTON  on Facebook, Instagram & Reverbnation

Kris Youmans Band

KRIS YOUMANS BAND …  Recording new album at Southside Tracks Studio. Reader’s Choice Newnan-Coweta Magazine Best Band 2020 & 2021. www.krisyoumansband.org.

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