The Music: Local and Live in May
By Kris Youmans, Special to The Paper
There was a ‘study’ done somewhere that compared how activities such as dog walking, yoga & attending music concerts affected our happiness and overall well being. Listening to music was the clear winner and increased self-esteem & sense of closeness to others. Perfect! It’s time for some live music at one of the best events of this year.
The #NEWNANSTRONG Music and Arts Tornado Relief Benefit is set for May 8th starting at 5 p.m. in downtown Newnan and will feature music & art for everyone with donations going to tornado victims. It’s a free event, but there will be donation areas for those who would like to give. There will be music & art covering the downtown area. We are the community that gives. Here’s a way to be a part of the cause while listening to our great local & live music!
Venues and areas designated for music: RPM, The Red Letter Alley, The ALAMO, Ace Growlers & Leaf & Bean, the Trek lot, Vinylyte, Redneck Gourmet, Greenville Street Park, Newnan Methodist Church lot.
LOCAL VENUES – MAY CALENDAR
19 W. Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2526
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 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.
BRICKHOUSE GRILL & TAVERN
80 Newnan Station, Newnan • 770-683-2790
6/12 … Nightrain, a Guns N’ Roses tribute band
THE BRICKS ON CHURCH STREET
5/22 … Grand Opening Event, Noon-7:30 p.m. Featuring Psycho Devilles and Melody Kiser
THE CELLAR / THE BAYS
20 Jefferson Street, Newnan • 770-683-6328
5/6 … Russ Still
5/7 … Jeanine Duke
5/8 … Anderlan
5/13 … The Band O.N.E.
5/14 … Sundowner
5/15 … Chuck Parrish & Nick Ferrell
5/20 … Rod Harris
5/21 … Cody Joe Hodges Duo – Country
5/22 … Stephen Wines
5/27 … Mary Martin
5/28 … Josh Gilbert
5/29 … Pete & Pete Band
COCHRAN MILL BREWING COMPANY
27 Word Street, Fairburn GA
5/14 … Jeremy Neese – Blues Night, 6 p.m.
5/19 … Ron Bryant, 6 p.m.
GRAZING HERE – Peachtree City
2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696
5/8 … 85 South Band, 8 p.m.
5/14 … ELEY ROAD, 8 p.m.
5/15 … Fuze, 8 p.m.
5/21 … Second Time Around, 8 p.m.
5/22 … Luis Alas & Soul Search – Motown, soul, smooth jazz, 8 p.m.
5/28 … Bella Regazza, 8 p.m.
HALF SHELL OYSTER BAR & HOTDOG SHOP
1690 Highway 34 East, Newnan • 770-502-9911
All Shows start at 6 p.m.
5/13 … Zac Gilbert
5/20 … Ross Pead
5/27 … Jimmy Granauro & Ron Young
THE MAD MEXICAN
2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
5/7 … Joey Troupe
5/12 … Stella Weaver
5/19 … Joey Troupe
5/21 … Lerogie
5/26 … Lerogie
MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL
Bremen GA • 770-537-6455
All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
5/14 … Moe Bandy, TG Sheppard, Jeannie Seely
5/21 … Jo Dee Messina
6/5 … Mickey Gilley
6/10 … Ricky Scaggs
PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE
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.
RPM FULL SERVICE
15 Jackson Street, Newnan
Every Sunday, Ross Pead starts around noon on the patio.
SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB
335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800
Friday Night Dinner & Music
5/7 … The Dreamers
5/14 … Off Ramp
5/21 … Barefoot Nina – diverse mix of soft rock, folk and oldies
5/28 … Highway Katz – classic rock from LaGrange, GA
6/4 … The Pete & Pete Band
6/11 … Phil & The Blanks – 80s & 90s party band
Contacts, Links & Shows for Local Musicians
DOUG KEES … live videos on Facebook and check out his official website: dougkees.com.
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 & will be released May 14th.
Also check out the album Roots & Boughs (acoustic guitar instrumentals) on his website.
LEONARD WASHINGTON on Facebook, Instagram & Reverbnation
DANIEL TOOLE … Daniel Toole Music on YouTube, Amazon Music, Apple Music & www.onedanieltoole.com
Daniel is working on his new EP ‘KEEPSAKE’ to be released Summer 2021.
Check out Daniel’s website for all upcoming events.
5/8 … Tilly’s Tiki Bar in Lake Hartwell
5/9 … Line Creek Brewery
5/15 … Chattabrewchee Brewery Columbus
5/21 … Twisted Taco Fayetteville,Ga
MARY CLAIRE MARTIN … find Mary on Facebook & on her website at www.marymartinmusic.com
Classically trained on piano as a child, as a teenager took up the electric guitar & never looked back!
DOUBLE GRANITE BAND / Ray Laue … www.doublegraniteband.com & subscribe to their You Tube page.
6/26 … Hangar 92 Douglasville GA
PATRICK HAGEN … 52 weeks of Live Streams on Facebook ! Tune in every Sunday night @ 8 p.m.
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.”
LEROGIE … find him on Facebook & on Reverbnation at www.reverbnation.com/Lerogiemusic
HEYDREAMER … https://heydreamerband.com/ & on Facebook at facebook.com/heydreameratl
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 will be playing the Mello Festival in the UK in May this year.
JOSH PURGASON … www.joshpurgason.com … Watch his video ‘Yin to My Yang’ on Youtube or on his website.
5/14 … SchoolHouse Brewery, 7 p.m.
5/20 … The Avenues at PTC, 6 p.m.
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.
KRIS YOUMANS BAND … www.krisyoumansband.com
Recording new album at Southside Tracks Studio
5/8 … #NewnanStrong at Greenville Street Park, 5 p.m.
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
HANNAH MCGARITY … Find Hannah’s music on YouTube.
Hannah is an 18-year-old singer songwriter & plays guitar, piano, ukulele. You’ll find some of her original music on YouTube.
JEANINE DUKE … is well known in Newnan for playing the music we love to sing along to. Jeanine says she loves being with people and music is one of the paths that leads to developing friends & fans. Family is very important to her, and it was her older brother who introduced her to music. He left his Kay guitar with her when he returned to the Navy & Jeanine was mesmerized. James Taylor, Carole King & other folk artists from that era, influenced her songwriting early on.