The Music: Local and Live in June


By KRIS YOUMANS, Special to The Paper

So excited to have the opportunity & the pleasure of hearing some of our local musicians live again! The #newnanstrong event in downtown was very cool & there was music on every corner and at Greenville Street Park. Donations were designated to help our friends & families still struggling from tornado damage.

Everyone is looking forward to Alan Jackson’s concert to benefit those affected by the tornado taking place at the Fairgrounds on June 26th -super lineup- and although tickets are sold out, you can donate at Plus there will be after parties around town.

So much is happening and music events are beginning to really blossom for the summer months ahead.


The Hardy Boyd Band is made up of Mary Leslie Hardy from Newnan, Matt Boyd originally from Nashville, Kevin Hebblethwaite from Athens, and Mark McKee from Atlanta who are now long-time residents of Coweta County. They have been playing music together for over 6 years and are well known in the Newnan music community.

Hardy Boyd Band

Getting together as a band was a total fluke. Matt and Mary Leslie met at a party at a mutual friend’s house. When the party died down the stragglers moved to the fire pit. Matt and Doug Kees started playing their guitars and Mary Leslie started singing – just for the fun of it. Hours later, Matt and Mary Leslie were still at it trying to find more songs that they each knew. They enjoyed singing around the fire so much that they decided to become a performing duo.

After a few gigs, Matt said he had a friend he went to college with who played guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and more! That was Kevin, and then there were three! Next they wanted a drummer. Mark McKee, a friend through a local hunt club, was asked to join. Mark also plays multiple instruments which include guitar, harmonica, and flute. With Mary Leslie’s strong soulful vocals and the talents of the band members, they blended very well and are now the Hardy Boyd Band!

They play a large mix of covers that span from the Allman Brothers to Zeppelin, Etta James to Chris Stapleton, and everything in between. They don’t stick with just one specific genre, which makes it fun.

One thing is for sure, if they are playing, you are definitely going to have a good time!

Look for the Hardy Boyd Band in local venues and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


110 Werz Industrial Boulevard, Newnan
6/12 … Dixon The Band – Live Music & Annual BBQ in support of Coweta County CASA
6/18 … Lerogie
6/19 … Daniel Toole, 6 p.m.

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

1329 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan • 770-755-9066
6/10 … Daniel Toole, 6 p.m.

102 B Guthrie Way, Peachtree City • 770-629-5591
Every Sunday … Jeanine Duke, 12:30 – 3 p.m.

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

80 Newnan Station, Newnan • 770-683-2790
6/12 … Summer Bash featuring Brian Collins, Will Turpin, Daniel de los Reyes, 9 p.m.
6/25 … Trey Lewis, 7 p.m.
6/26 … Alan Jackson Concert After Party, check Brickhouse Facebook Page for details
7/9 … Corey Smith

13 Church Street, Grantville
Check out this new Performance & Event Center

20 Jefferson Street, Newnan • 770-683-6328
6/17 … Daniel Toole, 6 p.m.
6/26 … The Pete & Pete Band, 7 p.m.

27 Word Street, Fairburn GA
6/6… Josh Purgason
6/19 …Grey Sunday Acoustic, 8 p.m.

GRAZING HERE – Peachtree City
2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696
6/4 … Blair Outloud & Leonard Koggins Trio – classic rock, 80s & 90s jams, lots of energy & loves a crowd, 8 p.m.
6/5 … Christopher Alan Yates – folk-pop guitarist, Atlanta native,  songwriter, 8 p.m.
6/11 … The Wyatt Band – high energy & plays iconic tributes to Styx, Journey, The Eagles & more, 8 p.m.
6/12 … Crossroads Rebellion, 8 p.m.
6/18 … 6 Feet Back, 8 p.m.
6/19 … The Band 85 South, 8 p.m.
6/25 … Quarter Mile Rendezvous, 8 p.m.
6/26 … Andrews Bros Dueling Pianos, 8 p.m.

1690 Highway 34 East, Newnan • 770-502-9911
Specials on appetizers and beer on Thursdays along with great music!
6/10 … Jimmy Granauro & Ron Young, 6 p.m.
6/17 … Joey Troup, 6 p.m.
6/24 … Jimmy Granauro & Tom Tucker, 6 p.m.

150 Huddleston Road, Suite 300, Peachtree City • 678-545-6024
6/11 … The Clark/Phillips Band, 8 p.m.
7/2 … Mary Martin, 6 p.m.

2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
Check Facebook for Events in June

1031 Alabama Avenue South, Bremen GA • 770-537-6455
6/5 … Mickey Gilley, 7:30 p.m.
6/19 … Greater Vision & the Diplomats, 7:30 p.m.
6/26 … Billy Dean & The Steel Horses, 7:30 p.m.

MUSIC AT THE FARM (private music venue)
960 Bexley Road, Moreland • 404-520-0420
$20 donation (100%) goes to Artist performing for the evening.
6/13 … Mike Nash – of the Southern Drawl Band – Country & Southern Rock with a twist of lime
Guests may bring appetizers, beverages, 6 p.m.

Around the Courthouse Square in downtown Newnan
On the 1st Saturday of every month. 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.

15 Jackson Street, Newnan
Every Sunday, Ross Pead starts around noon on the patio.
6/12 … Daniel Toole, 2 p.m.

335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800
Friday Night Dinner & Music
6/4 … Pete & Pete, 7 p.m.
6/11 … Phil & The Blanks, 7 p.m.
6/18 … Capo3 – a blend of rock, country, & folk, 7 p.m.
6/25 … Kris Youmans Band – voted Best Band in Coweta by readers of Newnan-Coweta Magazine, 7 p.m.
7/2 … Table 18, 7 p.m.
7/9 … The Wyatt Band – high energy diverse cover band playing favorites from Journey, Foreigner, Motown and more, 7 p.m.

SUMMER NEWNANIGHTS – Hosted by Main Street Newnan
Greenville Street Park, downtown Newnan
Monthly summer event, family-friendly music, food trucks, vendors, etc…
6/10 … THEM – classic rock & blues
7/8 … The Southside Band (formerly Capo3) rock, country, folk
8/12 … Lerogie – all musical genres & styles topped with rock guitar

Contacts, Links & Shows for Local Musicians

CALLISTA CLARK … New EP Release! Callista is from Williamson, Ga, started singing & playing in church, has created a huge following while recording her videos on youtube, & has become quite a songwriter! She’s under the Big Machine label and the new EP really showcases her amazing talent.She’s getting airplay on country stations, The Highway SiriusXM, and locally that would be 92.5 The Bear. Contact The Bear and let them know you want to hear Callista Clark in their rotation- follow her on FB, Instagram & YouTube.

DOUBLE GRANITE BAND / Ray Laue … & subscribe to their You Tube page.

6/26 … Hangar 92, Douglasville

HUNTER FLANAGAN … From Carrollton,Ga Hunter plays a wide range of venues throughout Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina & South Carolina. He was voted ‘One to Watch’ by Newnan-County Magazine readers for 2021.He has also been nominated as a Josie Award nominee this year which highlights Indie artists. In 2019 & 2020 he was best overall Artist of the Year through Catch his shows at multiple locations, find these listed on his website & FB. Some of Hunter’s upcoming dates:

6/11 … Cypress Grill, Cordele, 7:30 p.m.
6/12 … Gravel & Grit Fireflies & Picks Festival, Clermont
6/13 … Bear Claw Vineyards, Blue Ridge
6/18 … Dockside Marina, Villa Rica, 7:30 p.m.

PATRICK HAGEN … 52 weeks of Live Streams on Facebook ! Tune in every Sunday night at 8 p.m.

HEYDREAMER … & on Facebook at  HeyDreamer is recording their second album at Real2Reel Studio in Jonesboro. Will Turpin from Collective Soul is producing the album and the band loves every one of these new songs! Big announcement for the band is that they played the Mello Festival in the UK last month.

DOUG KEES … live videos on Facebook and check out his official website:  Doug has some great musical plans in the works! He’s recording at Bakos Amp Works in Atlanta & looking forward to a release date in late spring/early summer. He’s in the process of mixing and mastering his own projects as well as collaborating with some of his favorite musicians & friends …First Single from new CD is titled RIVER which has 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

MARY CLAIRE MARTIN … find Mary on Facebook & on her website at  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

6/4 … SummerGrove Golf Club, 7 p.m.
6/26 … The Cellar, 7 p.m.

JOSH PURGASON …  …  Watch his video ‘Yin to My Yang’ on Youtube or on his website.

6/6 … Cochran Mill Brewing Company

DANIEL TOOLE … Daniel Toole Music on YouTube, Amazon Music, Apple Music  &  Daniel is working on his new EP ‘KEEPSAKE’ to be released Summer 2021. Check out Daniel’s website for all upcoming events.

LEONARD WASHINGTON  on Facebook, Instagram & Reverbnation

ADAM WRIGHT … Newnan’s own Adam Wright & Shannon Wright are husband & wife singer/songwriters- both growing up in musical families . Adam is a twice-nominated Grammy nominated songwriter, singer, producer, & musician. He’s written songs recorded and performed by his uncle Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, John Legend, Brandy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Lonesome River Band, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks and others. His newest album “I Win” was written in the Spring of 2020 during lockdown. The Associated Press says “I Win is a quarantine accomplishment, craft & care are reflected in the way he packs clever rhymes and wordplay into concise tunes.” Adam will be playing at the Alan Jackson Benefit Concert on June 26.

BRIAN WRIGHT (Big City Brian Wright) … will also play at the Alan Jackson Benefit Concert on June 26th. His albums “Honkytonkitis” & “They’re All Drinking Songs to Me” are real country songs about real life & available on his website Also check out Brian’s YouTube , FB, & Instagram.

KRIS YOUMANS BAND … Recording new album at Southside Tracks Studio

6/25 … SummerGrove Golf Club, 7 p.m.

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