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Sounds of Motown to fill the square
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Residents of all ages are invited to come out to the square tonight at 7 p.m. to enjoy the sounds of Motown at the last free, Friday night concert of the year.

Since it was formed in 1996, Atlanta's Uptown Entertainment Band has been bringing its Earth, Wind, and Fire-sound to festivals and events all over the metro area.

Some of the group's major highlights include performance with Theo Peoples, the former lead singer of the Temptations, as well as performances at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Atlanta Montreaux Festival, Charlotte Jazz Festival and as the opening act for National Recording Artist, Najee. For more information about the band, visit

Arts Association Executive Director Buncie Lanners said Wednesday she believes the concert series has been an uplifting experience for Covington, allowing people of all ages to come out and enjoy musicr from a variety of musical acts.
The concert series is hosted by Main Street Covington and the Arts Association.

Although this is the last night of the concert series, there are still two more Thursday, luncheon concerts this month.

Next Thursday, Hannah Thomas, the winner of the 2011 Georgia All Access Music Search, will perform on the square. For more information about her music, visit

The singer/songwriter will bring a pleasant mix of country and rock to downtown, Lanners said.

The following Thursday, Sept. 27, will feature the Jon Brown Band, a Motown and rhythm and blues band.

In the event of rain, events may be moved to the Newton County Historic Courthouse, Lanners said.

The Friday night concert series will return next summer.