The rain held off as the crowd gathered for the second friday concert on the square. People of all ages carrying lounge chairs, blankets and coolers staked out a spot on the grassy lawn. Children played with balloons and frisbees, as parents visited with neighbors and friends.
Shortly after 7 p.m., Corey Crowder, a singer/songwriter who's originally from Covington, and his band took to the stage. Crowder reached national attention when his song, "Here's Looking at You Kid," was placed on the season finale of MTV reality series The Real World, other Crowder tunes have appeared on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Bad Girls, The Biggest Loser, and One Ocean View.
"It a blessing to come back home and play for your friends and neighbors; I love this town and miss it everyday," Crowder said. "This is a good place for families to just come out and relax; it's good clean fun."
"It's awesome weather and great music on a Friday," said Robin Maresca, a Covington resident, as she explains what brought her out.
Newton county resident Lisa Ballard said she and her son Luke enjoyed listened to the band on a blanket in front of the stage.