Cherokee County

KSU Presents Starlight Series Events

music-notesThe College of The Arts and the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program in the Michael J. Coles College of Business have joined forces this year to bring award-winning artists and performers to the Kennesaw State campus for the annual Starlight Series. Both College of The Arts and MEBUS students will assist in promoting and producing the shows and will gain valuable hands-on experience working with entertainment professionals.

Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy during the concerts. Lawn seating is available for all performances, and for performances at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater, table seating for six people is available for $75.

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213Star Spangled Spectacular featuring Georgia Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Saturday, June 29, 2013 ~ KSU Campus Green 8:00 p.m.
Kick off your Independence Day holiday with a patriotic concert and fireworks display featuring great American favorites performed by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.
Free Admission!
(Rain Date: June 30, 2013)

212Coy Bowles and John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band
Sunday, July 14, 2013 ~ Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater 7:30 p.m.
Coy Bowles and John Driskell Hopkins, guitarist and bassist of the Zac Brown Band, take a night off from playing arenas to stop by KSU for an evening at the Gazebo showcasing musical styles from rock to soul, blues to country, and everything in between. Bowles and Hopkins are also active at KSU as artists-in-residence in the MEBUS program.
$10 Admission/ $8 KSU Student/ $5 Senior/Military
$75 Reserved Table (includes admission for 6 people)
(Rain location: Bailey Performance Center)

211KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament
Sunday, July 21, 2013~ Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater 7:30 p.m. 
Favorites among the students and faculty of the School of Music, the KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament, led by Sam Skelton, showcases some of Atlanta’s top performers for a spectacular night of jazz at the Gazebo.
$10 Admission/ $8 KSU Student/ $5 Senior/Military
$75 Reserved Table (includes admission for 6 people)
(Rain location: Bailey Performance Center)

210Yacht Rock Schooner
Sunday, August 4, 2013 ~ Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater 7:30 p.m.
Grab your captain’s hat and climb aboard the Yacht Rock Schooner as it sets sail on a soft-rocking tribute to the not-so-bygone era of umbrella drinks, long walks on the beach, and shopping for bell-bottoms to perfectly match your boat shoes.
$10 Admission/ $8 KSU Student/ $5 Senior/Military
$75 Reserved Table (includes admission for 6 people)
(Rain location: Bailey Performance Center)

Photohike at Red Top Mountain

photographerPhotographers of all skill levels are invited to join the Friends of Red Top Mountain on a hike around the Lakeside Trail. Hone your photography skills as you enjoy good company and beautiful scenery. Meet in the Discovery Room at the Park Office on Saturday June 29.  The two hour hike starts at 9:00, so be at the office a few minutes before.

While the hike is FREE. All vehicles must display an annual or $5 daily ParkPass.

Red Top Mountain State Park. 50 Lodge Road SE. Cartersville, GA 30121.  For more information 770-975-0055 or

Downtown Woodstock Goes Mobile with New App

4264_90275703253_2264493_nThe Woodstock Downtown Development Authority is proud to introduce the new Visit Woodstock App for iPhone, iPad, and Android users. The app debuted this month and is free to download. The app allows you to explore Downtown Woodstock at your own pace. On the app you will be able to find information about the wonderful  stores & restaurants in Downtown Woodstock, check out the event calendar for info on exciting upcoming events in Downtown Woodstock, learn more about attractions such as the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, and a map to show where all these great businesses, attractions and events are located. For visitors to Woodstock the app will also include useful information on the hotels located in the City of Woodstock. Another great feature of the app is  a notification system which will allow users of the app to receive updates on events in Downtown Woodstock and specials being offered by Downtown businesses.

With the increased popularity of apps people are increasingly using mobile devices to find information to help plan their free time. The Visit Woodstock App will offer useful info both to residents and visitors to Woodstock to help both fully enjoy all that Downtown Woodstock has to offer.

Whether visiting or living in Woodstock, you’ll discover how easy it is to find and enjoy the things you love with the Visit Woodstock App. Turn your smartphone or mobile device into a personal tour guide with information on attractions and dining & shopping opportunities. The app is available through the App Store for iPhone and iPad users, or on Google Play for Android devices, just search “Visit Woodstock” to find the app.

The Visit Woodstock app is great addition to the websites that already offer great info on Downtown Woodstock.,, and all are great sites that can help the user discover all that Downtown Woodstock has to offer.

In the past few years Downtown Woodstock has earned the repetition as being one of the best downtown areas in the state of Georgia. When you visit you will be amazed at the shopping, dining, and entertainment options you will find. The Visit Woodstock app is the perfect tool to help you learn all that awaits you in Downtown Woodstock during your next visit.

Downtown Woodstock holds a world of Southern charm with great deals, historic ambience, and a strong sense of community. Downtown Woodstock awaits your visit.

Woodstock Happenings this Weekend

Friday Night Live  Main Street

Luau Downtown Woodstock June 7th, 6pm to 9pm

Spend the first Friday of every month in Downtown Woodstock and enjoy the many restaurants and stores that the area has to offer as the Downtown Merchants stay open late, 6pm-9pm, and celebrate with a themed downtown wide festival.  Tonights theme:  Main Street Luau

luau1From palm trees to little umbrellas, enjoy the feel of the islands without the cost of airfare. Don’t forget your flowered shirt!

$100 Downtown Gift Certificate Giveaway. Every $10 you spend at a Downtown business during Friday Night Live can enter you into a drawing for a $100 Downtown Dollars Gift Certificate. Just bring your receipt for any purchase made at a Downtown business during the event to the Woodstock Visitors Center to enter the contest. For example if your spend $50 you will be entered 5 times into the drawing

Live music will be featured on the sidewalks around Downtown Woodstock.

Swirl By Design, is hosting a live “Luau” – with a Fire Dancer, Hula Dancers, Steel Drum Music, and more Hawaiian themed activities. Ice Martini Bar & Copper Coin Coffee will both be doing “Island” drink and/or food specials during the event. We will have activities along all 3 store fronts.

Brenda’s House of Flowers- In celebration of their 1yr anniversary in the new store, will be holding a free pig roast on the sidewalk for Friday night live guests.

Cupcakelicious will be giving out Leis to the adults, bubbles for the kids, luau themed cupcakes and drawings for free cupcakes!!

Copper Coin Coffee presets Eliza Kelley from 8pm to 10pm

Blue Frog Imports will have several artists out front of the store. Also an acoustic guitarist will be performing. Blue Frog is running a Luau Party Sale until June 16th Savings of 15% to 50% in the store.

LKT Sports Art is having a Father’s Day Special, extra 20% off any prints, pictures, and framed art in stock (not already marked down)

Live music in front of Seven Arrows

The Wright Stuff will have everything in the store on sale plus we’ll have Hawaiian lei’s and grass skirts to give away to the kids.

FoxTale – Get 20% off on your favorite BEACH READ
during Friday Night Live! This includes signed copies of Mary Kay Andrews’ latest book, LADIES’ NIGHT.

The Woodstock Visitors Center will host game night, where you can play your favorite board or card game in the historic setting of Dean’s Store

Teen Arts Night
Sponsored by Elm Street’s Teen Arts Guild (TAG). Bring your guitar, your karaoke cd, your poetry, your artwork, your short stories to share with other creative, arts minded teens. $5 cash at the door provides a slice of pizza and a soda at intermission. For youth in Grades 7-12. Friday June 7th from 6-8pm at City Center 8534 Main Street Woodstock 678-494-4251

iThink Improv Troupe
Enjoy the food and shops along Woodstock’s Main Street then come to City Center auditorium for some family friendly laughs as the Troupe takes audience suggestions and turns them into wacky comedy. All seats $5. Friday June 7th at 9pm at City Center 8534 Main Street Woodstock 678-494-4251

For more info please call 770-924-0406

Harvest-vegetablesWoodstock Farmers Market ~ Saturday, June 8 – 8:30 to 11:30 am

Woodstock Summer Concert Series featuring  Yacht Rock Revue 

Saturday, June 8th  7:30 p.m. at the Park at City Center

 music-notes  Put on your dancing shoes for the best community concert series in the state! Celebrating its 16th year, we’ll be serving up a free eclectic musical brew of classic rock, current country, southern rock, and rhythm & blues in the lovely downtown Park at City Center. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come early; food vendors, a moonwalk, and face painting for the kids are standards at every concert! Thank you to Momentum Church for the free face paint
ing, balloon animals, and water at every concert!

All concerts start at 7:30 pm.