Columbia County will launch a music series Thursday that will feature tunes with a twang.
The Country Music Concert Series, scheduled for five consecutive Thursdays in April and May, begins with a performance by singer and guitarist Jim Perkins. Admission is free for all concerts.
Other scheduled acts include Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold on April 24, The Mason Jars on May 1, Split Rail on May 8, and Fletch and Folk on May 15.
The series also will incorporate bluegrass music, said Stacie Adkins, the county's community events manager.
The shows begin at 7 p.m. at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans and are expected to last for about an hour and a half, Adkins said.
"They'll play a 30- to 40-minute set, take a 10- to 15-minute break, and then play another one," she said.
This is the first year that Columbia County Community Events has held a country music series. Adkins said the concerts will expose the public to a variety of music genres.
"I think as long as we have good weather, it'll go over really well," Adkins said. "These are free concerts and there will be a vendor on site, but if (people) want to bring their own picnic dinners, they can relax and enjoy the weather and music."
Perkins has played before in Columbia County, most recently during the Music Evolution Series acoustic show April 6 at the amphitheater. He also performed during last year's Fourth of July celebration.
To get more information, call (706) 312-7191 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov.
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