The Music: Local and Live in October
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
Newnan’s Kris Youmans fronts the Kris Youmans Band which has a unique roots, country sound with a bit of Western swing that makes them a perfect edition to GPB’s Georgia’s Country Connection series at GBP.org/country.
We are fortunate that Kris writes The Music column for us each month.
Local Venues – October Calendar
ABIDE BREWING COMPANY
130 Werz Industrial Blvd., Newnan
Check out their Facebook Page for live music dates.
19 W. Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2526
Call ahead to check on Live music dates. Open Mic Night every Sunday, 6-9 p.m.
BIG JOE’S BAR & GRILLE
1329 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan • 770-755-9066
10/8 … Jeanine Duke, 6 p.m.
BIG SHOTS KITCHEN & BAR
102 B Guthrie Way, Peachtree City • 770-629-5591
Every Sunday … Jeanine Duke, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
BLUES PLATE SPECIAL FUNDRAISER
Greenville Street Park • Newnan
Food Trucks, Family Fun, Face Painting, Door Prizes
10/8 … Best of the Blues, 4 pm – featuring Frankie’s Blues Mission, Eric Culberson, Leonard Washington, Mary Martin, Kris Youmans Band, John Hensley Band, Sweet Grass Sally.
Don’t miss this once a year event to help the fabulous folks at Meals on Wheels of Coweta! What a lineup, great sponsors and gift certificates. Thanks to our Big sponsors More Music Foundation, PGRS Roofing & Siding, Bigham Masonic Lodge # 53, Lubin An Law, LLC, Serenity Healing Arts.
141 Main Street, LaGrange • 706-298-5485
Live music every Friday and Saturday nights. Food and drink specials all week.
Thursday is Karaoke Night.
THE BRICKS ON CHURCH STREET
13 Church Street, Grantville • 678-877-6571
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
10/6 … The Expectations
10/7 … Pete & Pete
10/8 … Chuck & Nick
10/13 … Melody Kiser – rock performer,guitarist, singer-songwriter
10/14 … The Deuces
10/15 … Sundowner Motel Americana folk
10/20 … TBD
10/21 … John Shapley master of saxophone, flute and clarinet
10/22 … John Carey & Friends
10/27 … Jeanine Duke one of Newnan’s faves – acoustic guitar
10/28 … The Band One – variety of music ranging from contemporary rock, classic rock, jazz, blues to blues & country
10/29 … The MAX – Reggae Band
2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696
All Shows begin at 8 p.m.
10/7 … The Band 85 South
10/8 … Hunter Callahan
10/14 … Limited Edition
10/15 … THEM
10/21 … Blair Out Loud
10/22 … 2nd Time Around
10/28 … Luke Martin
10/29 … FLUX
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!
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE AT TURIN UMC
20 Longstreet Avenue, Turin
Music every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month starting at 6:30 pm.
Gospel, Bluegrass & Country • Good Music, Good Fellowship
10/15 …Touched By Grace, Frank Brannon & My Way or the HWY, J Max McKee Band
1875 East Main Street, Hogansville • 706-637-9444
Family oriented Mexican cantina and grill with friendly atmosphere and live music.
Live Music every Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m.
10/22 … Don’t miss Elvis! (or at least a very good impersonator). Will be a fun show.
LINE CREEK BREWING COMPANY
150 Huddleston Road, Peachtree City • 678-545-6024
Shows start at 6 p.m.
10/8 … Pete Fodero
10/15 … Butch Watson
10/21 … Brian Rivers
10/22 … Impromptu
LINE CREEK BUS BARN
300 City Center Parkway, Fayetteville • 770-731-1641
Shows start at 6 p.m.
10/7 … Mary Martin
10/8 … Oktoberfest – Kraken’s Release, The Threadbare Skivvies, Dixon
10/15 … Brian Rivers
10/21 … Melody Kiser
10/22 … Mary Martin
THE MAD MEXICAN
2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
Come for great food and live local music.
10/7 … Hunter Flanagan
10/8 … Ricky Lee
10/12 … Joey Troup
10/14 … Twice Shy – Georgia based acoustic duo. Scott Glisman & Tony Stephens performing your favorites from the 70s, 80s, & 90s along with some original tunes
10/15 … Larry Mills – Solo acoustic covers from the 60s, 70s & 80s. A Variety of rock/pop and country – everything from the Cranberries to Toby Keith to the Eurythmics
10/19 … Ellis Lowery
10/21 … Joey Troup
10/22 … Alex Mills – inspiration from the outlaw country artists from Thomaston, Ga
10/26 … Chad Jernigan
10/28 … John Hensley & Kevin Walker great vocals & acoustic guitar, covering a variety of genres
10/29 … 3 Guys Pickin’
1339 Upper Big Springs Road, LaGrange GA • 706-881-7401
Family owned winery & cafe … beautiful winery with tasting room and vineyard.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday … live local performers in the Tasting Room starting around 6 pm on Thursday, Friday and 2 pm on Saturday until closing at 10 pm. Call to get up-do-date lineup for music.
OLD COURTHOUSE TAVERN
105 Glynn Street South, Fayetteville GA 30214 • 678-489-3888
Marvelous Marvin presents Saturday Night Blues on the Southside, 8:30 pm – the best local and regional blues!
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER HEARD COUNTY
481 Main Street, Franklin GA 30217 • 706-609-9888
10/22 … Artimus Pyle Band, 7:30 p.m.
PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE
The 1st Saturday of every month! (Around the Newnan Courthouse). All ages and levels of play welcome. Join in the fun by singing along or bring your acoustic instrument. Lots of networking for musicians going on during the performances.
11/5 … 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
PURE LIFE HOUSE OF MUSIC
206 Clark St., LaGrange • 706-443-4838
A true listening room featuring hidden treasures & legendary singer/songwriters in an intimate setting.
10/7 … Michelle Malone & Doug Kees, 7:30 p.m. – Canyonland
Duo playing great songs from the 70s & original tunes.
11/5 … Jess Jocoy – atmospheric Americana – an ethereal sound with organic roots & Airpark music that’s honest & ever evolving
RPM FULL SERVICE
15 Jackson Street, Newnan • 770-683-1414
Every Sunday music on the pet-friendly patio, Karaoke every weekend, Open Mic Wednesdays at 8:30 pm.
Call ahead for music lineup.
SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB
335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800
Friday Night Dinner & Music
10/7 … Midnite Cruzers – classic rock from 60s, 70s and 80s, southern rock to AC/DC
10/14 … Pete & Pete
10/21 … Matt Moskal
10/28 … The Wyatt Band
11/4 … The Dreamers
Contacts & Links for Various Local Musicians
DOUBLE GRANITE BAND … Playing Classic Rock from the 60s, 70s & 80s. Available for your next event or private party! Find them on Facebook & www.doublegraniteband.com
DOUG KEES … Voted Best Musician in Coweta County. Look for his shows with Michelle Malone. Go to Michelle’s website for tickets and dates. Find Doug’s live videos on Facebook, or 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.
JEANINE DUKE … At Big Shots every Sunday from 12:30 to 3 p.m.
KRIS YOUMANS BAND … Playing the Blues Plate Special on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Greenville Street Park in Newnan. Recording new album at Southside Tracks Studio. Reader’s Choice Newnan-Coweta Magazine Best Band 2020 & 2021. www.krisyoumansband.org.
LEONARD WASHINGTON … Playing the Blues Plate Special on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Greenville Street Park in Newnan at 8 p.m. … on Facebook, Instagram & Reverbnation
LEROGIE … find him on Facebook & on Reverbnation at www.reverbnation.com/Lerogiemusic. Check Lerogie’s Facebook page for a complete list of upcoming shows.
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!
SWEET GRASS SALLY … Playing the Blues Plate Special on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Greenville Street Park in Newnan. One of Newnan’s most popular bands. We love Tim and the guys and you can find them on Facebook and Instagram.