The Music: Local & Live in May

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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

Hollonville Opry House

There was a place that always made you feel welcome, where the first thing you saw when you walked through the door was a smile and to the left a counter full of cupcakes, baked pies, egg salad sandwiches, hotdogs, drinks and coffee. Behind the counter were the volunteers and of course, Charlotte Kirkland. You walked through the next set of doors and into the auditorium with comfortable seating, and there was a cool stage with layered red curtains. As a musician you always felt at home, and standing behind the curtain to be announced was always very cool.

Hollonville Opry House’s last show in that building was in January 2019. They were looking for a new building and along with their son and daughter-in-law, and other dedicated folks, Charlotte & Harold Kirkland have started up the music again at Turin United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall, complete with a stage for the Bluegrass, Gospel & Country bands (and of course those delicious sandwiches and sweets).

Every first & third Saturdays music is back and friends are the focus, as we’re reminded of what this means to the community and to the people who made this happen at Hollonville Opry. See the schedule below in the May calendar.

The address for the Hollonville Opry House is 20 Longstreet Avenue in Turin.

Special Event Alert

This month, CEC’s Music Business class will present Rock Solstice – a variety rock show featuring some of Coweta’s aspiring artists. The event consists of exciting live performances and exclusive interviews with the musicians. Join them on their Live stream for a spectacular show!

“The Rock Solstice” will be on May 11 at 7 pm
**Details later on link & how to view the show on the NuLink channel.

Local Venues – May Calendar

ABIDE BREWING COMPANY
130 Werz Industrial Blvd., Newnan
5/13 … Mary Martin, 6 pm
5/14 … Abide’s 7th Anniversary Block Party – Celebrating seven years of local fun, featuring live music, food, beer. Family & pet friendly, Free admission and donations go to the Hawk family.
5/28 … John Hensley

THE ALAMO
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 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.
5/10 … Mary Martin, 6:30 pm
5/13… Freebird, 11 pm – the ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd experience
5/22… Lerogie, 2 pm
5/31 … Mary Martin, 6:30 pm
6/18 … Spirit of Rush, 9 pm

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 at 9 pm
5/11 … Jeanine Duke, 6 pm
5/25 … Jeanine Duke, 6 pm
5/28 … The Bays 5th Anniversary Party
… Jeanine Duke, Noon-1:15 pm
… Southside Band, 1:30-2:45 pm
… Mary Martin, 3-4:15 pm
… Band One, 4:30-5:45 pm
… Kris Yuma’s Band, 6-7:15 pm
… Pete & Pete Band, 7:30-8:45 pm
… Groovey, 9-10:30 pm
… Men of SAB, 10:30-Midnight

COCHRAN MILL BREWING
27 Word Street, Fairburn • 770-892-1539
5/13 …  Kevn Kinney, 7 pm – an acclaimed rock & folk singer, songwriter, musician, known as the founder and frontman of the rock band Drivin N Cryin
5/21 …  Cochran Mill Brewing Spring Market, 1 pm – There will be a variety of food & craft vendors as well as live music & food trucks.

GRAZING HERE
2850 Hwy. 54, Peachtree City • 770-486-2696
All Shows begin at 8 p.m.
5/6 … 6 Feet Back
5/7 … Blair Out Loud
5/13 … Yesterday Calling
5/14 … 3rd Shift Again
5/20 … The Band 85 South
5/21 … Phil & The Blanks
5/27 … Crossroads Rebellion
5/28 … Second Time Around

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.
5/12 …  Jimmy & Ron
5/19 …  Zac Gilbert
5/26 …  Zack Whitley

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
5/7 … The Coleman Family
5/7 … Don & Robin
5/7 … Kirkland & Friends
5/21 … The Reid Family
5/21 … HWY 5 Overdrive
5/21 … Slim Pickens Combo

JB JOYCE BOUTIQUE
12 Jefferson Street, Newnan • 770-301-3599
5/7 … John Hensley, during Market Day on the Square
6/4 … John Hensley, during Market Day on the Square

LINE CREEK BUS BARN
300 City Center Parkway, Fayetteville • 770-731-1641
5/21 … ‘Brews for Bees’  Cornhole Tournament & Fundraiser, 3pm; Mary Martin will be playing Live from 4-7 pm

THE MAD MEXICAN
2 East Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-9545
5/6 … Ellis Lowery
5/11 … Joey Troup
5/13 … Zack Whitley
5/14 … Larry Mills
5/18 … Ellis Lowery
5/20 … Chad Jernigan
5/25 … Larry Mills
5/27 … Joey Troup

NUTWOOD WINERY
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.

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!

PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE
Downtown Newnan
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.
5/7 … 10 am-2 pm

REDNECK GOURMET
11 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-251-0092
5/13 … Michelle Malone – Album Release Party, 7 pm – ‘1977’ has had great reviews –Join Michelle and Doug Kees, Neal Wauchope, Matt Stallard and Kent Aberle for a great night.

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

SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB
335 SummerGrove Parkway, Newnan • 770-251-1800
Friday Night Dinner & Music
5/6 … The Dreamers
5/13 … Midnite Cruzers
5/20 … Highway Katz
5/27 … Southside Band
6/3 … Pete & Pete Band

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. Go to Michelle’s website for tickets and dates. Doug’s live videos can be found 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.

KRIS YOUMANS BAND …  Next show on April 22 outside at The Newnan Centre for the LINC! Recording new album at Southside Tracks Studio. Reader’s Choice Newnan-Coweta Magazine Best Band 2020 & 2021. www.krisyoumansband.org.

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!

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

LEONARD WASHINGTON  on Facebook, Instagram & Reverbnation

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