ROME, GA. — The Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) announces the lineup for the 17th season of the First Friday Concert Series. The free series runs the first Friday of each month May thru September; concerts begin at 7 p.m.
Each of the five concerts spotlight popular local talent and appeal to all audiences by showcasing a different music genre at each event. The May and July concerts are block parties and will be held on Broad Street. The June, August & September concerts will take place at Bridgepoint Plaza located behind the Cotton Block.
Here is the list of concerts:
May 1 Block Party (two stages): Curiosity Shoppe & Babe’s Bayou
June 5: Shawn Mack Band
July 3 Block Party: Tim Reynolds & Friends
August 7: Little Known Letter
September 4: Broad & Third
This series is a joint effort of the Downtown Development Authority and BID with the goal to provide quality family entertainment. “The downtown businesses make this summer tradition possible”, says Ann Arnold, Downtown Development Authority Director. “As you shop and visit within the historic district, remember this series is funded entirely through their generosity.”
Non-profit vendors will be on-site to provide concessions during the Bridgepoint Plaza concerts.
The public is encouraged to support downtown businesses by eating, shopping and utilizing downtown business services before and after concerts.
Concerts are held rain or shine. Changes due to weather will be announced on the day of the concert. Concert updates are posted on the Downtown Rome Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/DowntownRomeGA