Zach Seabaugh in Concert – July 4th

Zach JacketHEADS UP Zachary Taylor Seabaugh Fans. Zach’s next local concert will be 4th of July on the Marietta Square. Bring your family, friends, in-laws and out-laws and let’s give our own Country Star a warm welcome to his home town. Madison Park takes the stage at 7:00 PM and Zach Seabaugh and his band takes the stage at 8:00 pm. Fireworks about 9:30ish. This concert is free to the public and is sponsored by 94.9 The Bull. Thanks guys.

Seabaugh has been busy since his appearance on Season 9 of the hit NBC show The VOICE co-writing with Emmy winning song writer Bruce Burch and others to put together this EP of original music. He played the songs for the first time to a packed house at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA and received great reviews. The EP was produced by Paul Schoen of County Q Studios in Nashville in conjunction with Open Roads Highway Entertainment. Check out Zach’s music on iTunes.  Great songs.

Marietta’s Zach Seabaugh is fast becoming a star, known for his classic country voice, exciting stage performance and handsome charm. At 16, his talent landed him a spot on Blake Shelton’s team during Season 9 of the hit NBC television show, “The VOICE.” Seabaugh was a standout fan favorite and he finished in the top 5 out of 50,000 contestants. The show exposed him to millions of fans all over the world and his concerts have been drawing sold-out crowds ever since.  So now is your chance to see Zach in concert – on the Square, Marietta – celebrating the Fourth of July!  #ThinkMariettaSquare.

SHRINE CIRCUS OPENS plus other local events

10_Red Devil ClownsThe 74th Annual Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair: Saturday, May 21, – Monday, May 30

The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 74th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year’s Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top including the World Famous Wallenda Family, The Flying Cortes, The Zerbini Animals including the Nerger’s Lion and Tigers and the Close Encounter of the Exotic Kind, The Amazing Videlas and the Real Steel Riders presenting their Motorcycle Globe of Fire and the always hilarious Red Devil Clowns. New for 2016 will be a spectacular fireworks show on both Saturday nights of the Shrine Circus, the Scott’s Future of Magic Show and the Kachunga the Alligator Show! Returning again this year is the Robinson’s Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers Show! Wade Shows always provide fun affordable family entertainment with 35 rides for all ages. Come be entertained and amazed then fill up on all your favorite carnival foods- corn dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, just to name a few.    This all takes place at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008.

More information is available at :Shrine Circus Information.


THU MAY 19 – COBB CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO – Booth registration is now open for the 2016 Cobb Chamber Business Expo with Summer JAM at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The Business Expo with Summer JAM presents the opportunity to collaborate and build relationships with over 1,000 attendees and over 160 exhibitors. The 2016 event is scheduled for May 19 at the Cobb Galleria Centre from 3 to 7 p.m. To learn more about booth pricing and event information, visit or contact Mary Beth Moore at or 770-859-2359.

FRI-MON MAY 20-30 – SHRINE CIRCUS – The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 74th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year’s Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top including the World Famous Wallenda Family, The Flying Cortes, The Zerbini Animals including the Nerger’s Lion and Tigers and the Close Encounter of the Exotic Kind, The Amazing Videlas and the Real Steel Riders presenting their Motorcycle Globe of Fire and the always hilarious Red Devil Clowns Wade Shows always provide fun affordable family entertainment with 35 amusement rides for all ages. Come be entertained and amazed then fill up on all your favorite carnival foods- corn dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, just to name a few. Jim R Miller Park, Marietta. “SNEAK-A-PEEK-RIDE-A-THON” is on Friday, May 20, $15.00 unlimited rides (Only Carnival and food).  Come enjoy the best ride special all week!!

SAT MAY 21 – ROSE GARDEN GALA – The Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation will hold its 6th Annual Rose Garden Gala starting at 6 pm. Proceeds from this fundraising event are used to support science and nature-based education programs and to conserve, enhance, and study the more than 3,000 plants in the Gardens collection. Tickets include cocktails and dinner. To purchase, call the Gardens office at 770-919-0248. Special pricing is available for tables of eight. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. A portion of ticket price is tax deductible.

SAT MAY 21 – TOUCHSTONES TO THE PAST – The Marietta Museum of History’s Registrar, Christa McCay, continues her walks through the Marietta City Cemetery. The tours begin at the brick pavilion between the Confederate and City Cemeteries.  Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at  Tickets will not be sold day of unless it is exact cash or check.

TUE MAY 24 – State of Georgia VOTING DAY – Polls open from 7a-7p. Make your vote count!

FRI MAY 27 – OPENING DAY FOR THE ACWORTH SLIDE – The City of Acworth and Shoreline Entertainment, LLC are proud to to announce the return of the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide at Dallas Landing Park located at 5120 Allatoona Drive, Acworth. Visit for more information.

FRI MAY 27 – REMEMBER WHEN DAN COX DID… – Marietta Museum of History Founder and CEO, Dan Cox will be retiring from the Museum on May 27th after 22 years at the helm.  We are asking guests to come and share stories and memories of Dan. Location: Marietta City Council Chambers, 205 Lawrence Street.  The event will start at 10:30am and will last no later than noon.  The event is FREE!

FRI MAY 27 – GLOVER PARK CONCERT – The Glover Park Concert Series next concert, featuring The Tams, playing Carolina Beach Music at 8 p.m. in Glover Park on the Marietta Square. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings are not permitted in the park, however they may be set up on the street after 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square.

SAT MAY 28 – VETERANS MEMORIAL 5K – The American Legion Family at Post 29 in Marietta is hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Memorial 5K Run starting and finishing at Marietta Square.  The goal is to Honor Our Heroes – Past, Present, Fallen by raising funds to benefit Georgia Veterans and their families. Visit to check out all the details. For information or to make a donation, contact Tom Bell at 770-331-5580.

SAT MAY 28 – MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY –  Acworth will host the Memorial Day Ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point in Cauble Park. Veterans and current servicemen will pay tribute to brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event. For more information on the event contact Jeff Chase at or call 770-917-1234.

Are you Triplets? Might Need to be this Weekend!

Sharing the many events in our community for April 29, 30 and May 2 — you have to be triplets to enjoy it all.

strawberriesFRIDAYS: ACWORTH FARMER’S MARKET – Every Friday morning starting April 8 and ending October 28. The market is located in Historic Downtown Acworth in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street. Market customers will have a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh baked bread, pies, cakes, honey and jams to choose from each week. This year’s market will be bigger and better than previous years and shoppers won’t believe the selection of home grown goodies! The market is located in Historic Downtown Acworth in the Acworth First Baptist Church Parking Lot on the north end of Main Street.

catchthewave1FRI APR 29 MARIETTA/COBB MUSEUM OF ART: MARTINIS AND MUSIC -5:30-8:30. Celebrate the Catch The Wave exhibit of the Coca-Cola Company and Mason Fine Arts Exhibit – contemporary history through the eyes of Coca-Cola and enjoy the sounds of Douglas Cameron playing hits of the Big Band Era and swing.  Admission is $10; Members free.  Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Call 770-528-1444.

concertFRI APR 29 GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES 8:00 pm.  This season’s series kicks off with Still Swinging, Big Band music.  The event is free, however tables are available to rent. Table reservations are taken on a first come basis (and will sell out quickly) on the first working day of each month beginning at 8:00 a.m. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings are not permitted in the park, however they may be set up on the street after 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square.

SAT APR 30 – NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Marietta Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Marietta Police Department at 240 Lemon St Marietta, Ga 30060.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  This is also being hosted by the Kennesaw Police Department and Acworth Police Department at their respective stations.

SAT APR 30 – AGING BY DESIGN SUMMIT AND EXPO – 9am-2pm at Roswell Street Baptist Church. Featuring keynote speakers, Coach Vince and Barbara Dooley. Free health screening from 10am-2pm. Early registration at any Cobb County Senior Center is $5 until Friday April 22nd. After deadline is $10 per person.

SOLD OUT!! SAT APR 30 Georgia Symphony Orchestra 8:00 pm.  The final concert of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s 65th Anniversary Season will be a presentation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Guest conductor Duilio Dobrin is the third and final candidate in the organization’s search for its new music director. The concert will be held at The Marietta Performing Arts Center located at 1171Whitlock Avenue, adjacent to Marietta High School in Marietta. Tickets are $20-$30. To reserve tickets, call, (770) 429-2390 or visit

SAT APR 30 – CLASSIC CAR CRUISE NIGHT –  The city of Acworth will host a Classic Car Cruise from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Main Street in Downtown Acworth.  The Lake City Cruisers partner with the city and the downtown Acworth merchants to hold these Classic Car Cruises. The event is free to the public. A $2 entry fee is requested for all vehicles in the cruise.  All proceeds go to the Horizon Field, an all-inclusive special needs sports facility in Acworth. For more information contact Jeff Chase at or call 770-917-1234.

SAT APR 30 – COMPLIMENTARY MOVIE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES – The Think Melissa Team is honored to help celebrate our current and past military families with a COMPLIMENTARY movie event, in honor of April being the Month of the Military Child. All military (active, veterans, National Guard and Reserves) families are welcome to attend. We are working with the Georgia National Guard Family Program and Silverton Mortgage, to host this event. Sign in begins a 9 AM, and the movies begin at 10 AM at NCG Cinemas in Acworth. Movie options: The Jungle Book, Ratchet & Clank, The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Please register by 4/26/16 at or 404-793-BEAR (2327).

brightside ad may 2016.inddMON MAY 2 – FARMER’S MARKET AND DINNER AT THE DEPOT – Back in Kennesaw for the season! Depot Park in downtown Kennesaw.  Farmers market: 3:30-7:30pm, Food trucks: 5:30-8:30pm. Enjoy live music each week and other entertainment and surprises throughout the season. A good variety of rotating savory and dessert trucks.

Jennie T. Anderson Concert – Jan. 16

youvegotafriendSAT. JAN 16.  JENNIE T. ANDERSON THEATRE 8:00 PM presents YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND, a genuinely moving, nostalgic concert performance –  the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor. Performers, Kristi Manna and Jonathan Birchfield, take audiences back in time with favorites like “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and of course, the incomparable, “You’ve Got a Friend.”  More information and Tickets are available at

Osmond Brothers Concert This Weekend

Osmond Brothers in concertEnjoy a great concert Saturday, April 4, as the Osmond Brothers hit the stage at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. This family has been performing in front of worldwide audiences for almost 50 years. They have broken records for sellout performances, once held by The Beatles and Elvis. Their accolades are numerous and include a People’s Choice Award for best vocal group and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Take a journey through their many hits at the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. To purchase, visit Anderson Theatre is located in the Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta.

Community Events for October 11, 2014

Make yourself tripletts do enjoy Saturday October 11, 2014.  Below are some of the events listed for Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta — Enjoy.

SAT OCT 11 – HILLGROVE NJROTC 5K – Hillgrove NJROTC will be hosting a fundraising run, a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Shepherd’s Men. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m., and will be held on the campus of Hillgrove High School. This Peachtree Road Race qualifier (# GA14067WC) Early registration, up to Sept. 28, is $20, late registration, from Sept. 29- Oct. 5, is $25, and race day.

SAT OCT 11 – OPEN HOUSE AT GREENRIDGE STABLES – 12-3 pm.  Come for fun, food, face painting, special music and prizes for all.  Check their website: for schedule of demonstrations, which include: Dressage and Jumping, Tackless Riding, Natural Horsemanship, Sword Fighting on Horses and more.  The Stables are located five minutes north of Cedarcrest Rd, off Hwy-41 at 55 East Greenridge Rd., Cartersville.

SAT OCT 11 – TASTE OF ACWORTH – 10am-6pm, Hosted by the Acworth Business Association and the City of Acworth, the festivities will allow 150 booths from local restaurants and businesses demonstrate what they do best.  two live entertainment stages providing live music and demonstrations from local talent. The infamous dog show is scheduled at 3:00pm and a fun fashion show at noon.  Children will have plenty to do with inflatables, quad bungee, and challenging games located in the kid zone. And new this year is the High School Team Culinary Cooking Challenge. Admission is FREE!  An array of diverse restaurants will be offering food samples from $1:00 to $4.00. Visit for more info.

SAT OCT 11 – FALL-O-WEEN – The City of Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its annual Fall-O-Ween Fest starting at 5 pm. Swift-Cantrell Park will be transformed into “Spook-Central Park.” Come dressed in your Halloween costumes and enjoy activities including inflatables and amusements, carnival games, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, children’s crafts, and impressive pumpkin displays. Concessions will be available for purchase. Monster Mash Dance Party from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Zombie judges will be awarding prizes every half-hour to their favorite costumed participants. After sundown, the City of Kennesaw’s 2014 Outdoor Movie Series concludes with a free screening of The Goonies (Rated PG). Swift-Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old 41 Highway. Parking is available inside the park, and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School. For more information, visit contact Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714 or visit

SAT OCT 11 – FAMILY HISTORY DAY – 10am to 2pm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2595 New MacLand Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127 will provide Free help with finding an ancestor(s) through government records, published genealogies, and other historical information. Free access
to and other family history search engines. Open house format.

SAT OCT 11 – 165TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 7PM – Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest historical church in Kennesaw and is celebrating its 165th anniversary.  Concert featuring local artist and Mount Zion’s Music Director, Ahmad Hall.  The celebration continues on Sunday, October 12th with two worship services at 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with dinner following in the chapel.  Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church is located at 4163 Wade Green Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144(770) 499-8126.  The public is invited to attend.

SAT-SUN OCT 11-12 – MARIETTA CHALKFEST – Presented by the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, ChalkFest has been expanded to feature over 40 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the country, who will draw in front of spectators from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will be free during Marietta ChalkFest. The Chatov Retrospective: 100 Years of Painting and Atlanta Fine Arts League exhibitions will also be on display inside the museum during Marietta ChalkFest. For more info visit

SAT OCT 11 – OKTOBERFEST – St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church on Ben King Road in Kennesaw is hosting a fun filled evening with something for every member of your family!  Bingo, face painting, pumpkin decorating, music, jump castles, and more!  Traditional Oktoberfest food available for purchase as well! Come on out and enjoy our 2nd annual Oktoberfest from 5:00-9:00pm.  Proceeds benefit “Thanks for Giving” Ministry – which allows us to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas for those less fortunate in our community.

SAT OCT 11 – VIDEO GAMES LIVE! – Cobb Energy Centre in partnership with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra presents: Video Games LIVE at 8:00 pm at the Cobb Energy Center. Picture the excitement and energy of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined
together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide! Special offer: Use promo code “GASYM” for a 20% discount! Tickets on sale now! Visit to purchase tickets.

Southeastern Cowboy Gathering at Booth Museum

cowboycookingSoutheastern Cowboy Gathering at Booth Museum, Cartersville – March 6-8, 2014

Join us for a three-day celebration of the West including three art exhibitions: Today’s West! Contemporary Art from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Taking the Reins! The Art of Donna Howell-Sickles, and Windows of the Soul: A Portrait of America by Susan K. Friedland; featured artist Martin Grelle; featured entertainers Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell; the finals of the High School Cowboy Poetry contest; children’s activities; cowboy church; live entertainment featuring Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, Steve Porter and Tom Kerlin, The Old Mill Road Band, and April Wehunt; the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Cook-off; and much more!


The largest Chuck Wagon Cook-off east of the Mississippi is set for Saturday! On Saturday, March 8 from 8:00 am to noon, seven teams of cooks will gather on the Museum Festival Grounds to compete in the Southeastern Chuck Wagon Cook-off! This event is designed to educate the public about the importance of the chuck wagon to the cowboys of the mid to late 1800s cattle drive era. Each team will prepare five dishes: potatoes, beans, bread, dessert, and meat. Ticket holders will be served at High Noon. Tickets are $15 and should be purchased in advance by calling 770-387-1300 or by visiting the Museum. The winners of the competition will be announced at 2:00 pm.


The Cowboy voices of Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell team up with sounds of the Tumbleweed Cowboys for a performance of The Bard and the Balladeer. Edwards, America’s Cowboy Balladeer, and Mitchell, the Buckaroo Poet, blend their individual gifts of song and story that result in a musical celebration of the great American West. The Gathering Concert is this Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the historic Grand Theatre. Tickets for the concert are available to Booth Museum members for $25 and $30 for not-yet-members.* Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum at 770-387-1300, the Grand Theatre Box Office at 770-386-7343, or online at

Adults – $10; 
Seniors (65 and over) – $8; 
Students – $7; 
Children 12 & Under – FREE. 
Booth Museum Members – FREE. 
Active Military with I.D. – FREE
. Chuck Wagon meal tickets and Concert are an additional fee. Please call 770-387-1300 for more information or visit BOOTH MUSEUM. The Booth Musem is located at 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120

Kennesaw’s Salute to America Event Rescheduled for August 3

american-flag-2a.jpg (JPEG Image, 640 × 480 pixels)The City of Kennesaw’s  “Salute to America” concert and fireworks originally scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, was postponed due to an unfavorable weather outlook. “Public safety is our highest priority, and when a high probability of lightning is forecast, we made the decision not to hold the event on July 3,” said Mayor Mark Mathews.

The Salute to America, including a performance by Hollywood Nights, a New Jersey-based tribute to Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, is being rescheduled for Saturday, August 3. The band will present a free concert at Depot Park starting at 7:30 p.m., which will include performances of classic hits such as “Old Time Rock and Roll” and “Against the Wind,” as well as well as lost gems like “Fortunate Son” and “Midnight Rider.” The opening act will be 129 & Counting, an internationally renowned barbershop quartet, who will perform timeless classics of American patriotism beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be visible from several locations throughout downtown Kennesaw.

Premium seating near the main stage is available. A table with six chairs can be reserved for only $75. With the exception of reserved tables, all seating will be general admission. (Note: table rentals for July 3 will be honored for the rescheduled date; refunds will be available for those who cannot attend).  Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. Caution tape, ground tarps and lawn blankets may not be used to designate seating areas prior to 5 p.m. As a courtesy to others, shade umbrellas, canopies or any obstruction limiting the views of spectators will not be permitted in the general event area.

The main stage will be located at the Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street. A family entertainment stage featuring local dance ensembles and music performers will be located on Main Street near the pedestrian underpass. Inflatables, attractions and food vending areas will be located along Main Street and Cherokee Street.

For more information and to reserve a table online, visit; or call the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714.

Acworth Concert and Fireworks Rescheduled for July 19

fireworks1Due to the forecasted weather conditions, the city of Acworth is rescheduling its annual Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks to Friday, July 19.  Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. on July 19 with the music of the “Paul Hand Band, followed by a special tribute to the members of our Armed Forces at 7:45 p.m., the band “Flashback” at 8:00 p.m., and fireworks at dark.  Parking will be available in Historic Downtown Acworth and shuttles will take visitors to the event.  Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to visit, follow us on Twitter at @aprd or @acworthpolice and join the conversation at #AcworthFireworks, or search “Acworth Parks” or “Acworth Police” on Facebook and like our pages for the most up to date information on the rescheduled event.



2013_smoke_logoThe Barbecue season kicks off the year with one of the first competitions in north Georgia. More than 30 teams will fill up Cauble Park in downtown Acworth on Friday May 10, from 6:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday May 11, from 10:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and free parking can be found downtown with free shuttles running Friday night and all day Saturday.

Friday May 10, Sons of Sailors, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band takes to the Day’s Chevrolet stage at 8:00 p.m. Reserved tables that seat six can be purchased for $50. The Georgia Barbecue Association BBQ cooking competition will continue all night along the banks of beautiful Lake Acworth and the event will open back up to the public on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. You can visit the Taster’s Tent to taste all the BBQ you desire, as the Taster’s Choice award will be decided by patrons of the event. Tickets to taste the backyard teams BBQ will be on sale for a nominal charge.

Activities for the kids will be in the Kids Zone and the music that we all know and love will be played acoustically as Scott Thompson of Peachtree Station will perform from 11:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday with the awards given out immediately following the finals of the cook competition at 4:00 p.m.

After several weekends of rain – we hear Mother Nature has a wonderful sunny weekend in store!