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A second downtown Cairo concert is in the works and will celebrate the beginning of the school year.
“We had a lot of positive feedback from our first Sweet Summer Concert in June,” says Celeste Tyler, Cairo Main Street director.
The Flint River Band, based in Pelham, will bring the music to Cairo this time, on Friday, Aug. 9. The band describes itself on its Facebook page as “A swampy southern rock band with old school country charm…an all around good time…’
Tyler says, “We are looking forward to it. They have a big following themselves.”
The free concert will get underway at 7 p.m., and vendors will set up around the downtown area as the streets are closed off beginning at 5 p.m. Like the first concert, Broad Street will be blocked to traffic between Miss Myrt’s at MLK Jr. Avenue S.W. to the Cairo Police Department at First Avenue Southwest.
The public is encouraged to bring folding chairs if they want a place to sit.
Cairo Main Street and the Downtown Development Authority are sponsoring the concert. “We want to provide a positive experience and economic boost to downtown,” says Tyler, who suggests that future events may highlight local musicians. “We’ve got a lot of local talent.”
The inaugural “Sweet Summer Concert” took place on June 14 and featured the 10-member Grapevine band of Macon. The group performed a variety of music styles from the 60s to the 80s including Motown, R&B, beach, pop and rock.
For information about being a vendor at the upcoming concert, contact Celeste Tyler at 229-377-1722, ext. 185.