Main Street Covington is hosting their fifth annual bi-weekly summer concert series on June 13 and 27. Starting at 7 p.m. Friday the Covington square will be hosting the sounds of both the Newton County Community Band
The 45-member Newton County Community Band led by founder and conductor T.K. Adams will take the stage first on Friday. Jamming to the sounds of jazz and pop, the band will be playing eight different big band selections.
"We are extremely excited about playing in front of our hometown," Adams said. "We are proud and honored. This should be a great weekend for the community to have a cheap family affair."
The downtown shops and restaurants will be open past regular hours Friday, allowing people to make it an all night event.
"It's nice to offer something like this for the community," said Josephine Kelly, director of Main Street Covington events. "With gas prices rising, it's convenient to have something free and local."
On June 27, Johnny Roquemore and the Apostles of Bluegrass will be playing in the second concert of the summer series. Roquemore, Creative Loafing Magazine's critics' choice "Best Local Singer/Songwriter in Atlanta," and his trio of bluegrass musicians will grace the stage.
Bringing their style of "up-beat music and off-beat lyrics," the trio looks to deliver a good time.
According to his Myspace page, Roquemore played in the Hollywood and Malibu area for 30 years and brings his awkward sensibilities to strain the limits of bluegrass, back to Covington.
People of all ages are invited and asked to bring friends. For further information, visit www.downtowncovington.org