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Carrollton’s Downtown Music Fest Celebrates Regional Performers

The Carrollton Half Marathon’s finish line is just the starting point for Main Street’s Downtown Music Fest, bringing all-day tunes to the Amp, September 7.

“The half marathon will draw a lot of visitors and local residents to Adamson Square,” said Aundi Lesley, Carrollton Main Street director. “The Downtown Music Fest will celebrate the runners’ accomplishments, show off our great local talent and welcome everyone downtown.”

The inaugural Carrollton Half Marathon, presented by Tanner Health System, will take place in the morning of September 7. The 13.1 mile course starts and ends on Adamson Square, with the Downtown Music Fest cranking up at 11:00 a.m., following the race’s finish line activities. The event will showcase musicians from the West Georgia region.

The Groove Gypsies kick off the festival at 11:00 a.m. after their early morning set at the half marathon finish line. The band’s repertoire includes classic and southern rock, county, soul and blues.

The David Pippin Group’s high-energy originals and unique interpretations of classic rock tunes follow at 12:30 p.m. The Carrollton-based quartet features two-time Atlanta Blues Challenge winning guitarist David Pippin, bassist Jonathan Dorsey, keyboardist Alex Burley and drummer Chuck Smith. 

Charles Hudgins, a singer/songwriter from Franklin, performs at 1:30 p.m.

Bremen native and 2018 American Idol contestant, Andrew Weaver, follows at 2:30 p.m.

At 3:30 p.m., Megan Moroney, takes the stage. Megan’s influences include John Prine, Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert.

Bekah Marie and John Paul Barry, a singer-songwriter duo from Carrollton, kick off their set of acoustic-driven rock at 4:30 p.m. 

Homegrown’s festival-closing set starts at 5:30 p.m. The Carrollton-based band’s first single, This Ol’ Truck, was featured on 94.9 The Bull’s Backyard Country and their 2015 single, I’m Gonna Be Me, spent 21 weeks on the Music Row Country Breakout chart.

What: Downtown Music Fest
Where: The Amp
When: Sept. 7, 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Sponsors: Scott Evans Nissan & Scott Evans Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep.

For questions concerning this event or the Amp, please contact Aundi Lesley at [email protected] or (770) 832-6901.