Lemon Bee Festival brings musical sweetness to Olde Town (July 29, 2012)
Olde Town Conyers will transform into a cultural paradise with music, artist and activities for the entire family next Saturday, June 1 and June 8.
The Hen House 'Tiques and Uniques will be hosting the Art Fandango Show from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with over 50 artists showcasing everything from yard art to folk art to bird houses. Commercial Street and Center Streets will be closed for the event, which will also have food from local restaurants mixed among street performers and children's activities.
"We are planning on this being a really big event and we want everyone to come out, enjoy the day and see all the great artists and their work," organizer Beverly Crutchfield said. "Bring the family - there is going to be something for everyone."
Entry to the festival is free and artwork will be available for purchase. Crutchfield said there will be a wide variety of artists showcasing everything from folk art, fine art, metal yard art, beading art, carved walking canes, homemade dog treats and bird houses.
Restaurants including Bradley's BBQ, Mellow Mushroom, Mandarin Garden, Awake Coffee and others will have tasty treats for sale throughout the event.
On the same day, the eighth annual Lemon Bee Festival will be held in the Olde Town Pavilion beginning at noon and lasting well into the night. Eight bands and two acoustical acts will perform as fans can lounge on couches or peruse the arts and crafts vendors.
"Every year has a catch phrase, and this year is "Beelive In Yourself," event organizer Matthew Wilcox said about the event that started as a birthday celebration that transformed into a community tradition. "I know things have been tough in world and the local community as well lately, and things are starting to look up. People need to believe in themselves. It's a community festival and I hope people will come out."
Wilcox said there will be a children's play area, hotdogs and hamburgers for sale and even a Honey Pot serving cupcakes and lemonade. Admission is $10, and $2 from each ticket will be donated to the Kim Chance Atkins Foundation for the prevention of breast cancer.
Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show
Parrotheads rejoice — the A1A Official and Original Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show will perform at the Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts’ summer fundraiser under the stars on June 8, 8 p.m., at the Olde Town Pavilion.
A1A’s three-hour show will cover Jimmy Buffett favorites along with classic reggae and original pieces. Tickets are $20 for a seat at a table, or $160 for a table of eight. Lawn seating is $15. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at conyersarts.org or by calling 770-922-3143.
Food and beverages (beer, wine, non-alcoholic) will be available for sale including A1A Burgers/ “Cheeseburgers from Paradise” and “Rita Dogs” (hot dogs). Attendees can also bring their own food and beverages.