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Sunday, June 12, 2011

First free Summer Concert Series begins June 17.

By Accessmilton.com

All shows take place at Birmingham Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

MILTON, Ga., June 10, 2011 - The City of Milton is proud to announce its first free Summer Concert Series, "Concerts in the Park: Boogie Down at Birmingham" sponsored by Doctor's Express, begins June 17 and continues July 1 and Aug. 5.

All shows will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Milton's Birmingham Park, located behind Milton Fire Station No. 43, just west of the Birmingham Crossroads at 750 Hickory Flat Road (click here for directions).

There will be food and beverages at the park provided by Wholly Pops and The Pup Truck, but feel free to bring a picnic and blanket and just enjoy the summer evening and free music. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17: FATHER'S DAY WITH LISA PORT & FRIENDS

The first show, timed to coincide with Father's Day on June 19, will feature Lisa Port, lead singer of Atlanta/Ketchum, Idaho band Four Stroke Bus, and friends performing a mix of originals and covers spanning Americana, blues, bluegrass and rock-and-roll.

To hear Four Stroke Bus, visit the band's Web site, www.fourstrokebus.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 1: INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH SARAH PEACOCK
The second event will kick-off Independence Day weekend with Nashville's Sarah Peacock, an Atlanta native. A true troubadour, the powerhouse vocalist averages more than 200 gigs a year, honing her blend of classic rock, country and pop.

She has shared the stage with Jessi Lynn, Barry Waldrep, Levi Lowrey and Clay Cook and appeared on Comcast, WGN, Me.TV, various FOX networks and radio stations across the country.

At the show, Peacock will have her first CD, "Straight for Your Heart," and a live album recorded at Decatur's Eddie's Attic for sale. To hear her music, visit www.sarahpeacockmusic.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 5: END OF SUMMER WITH MANDY GAWLEY

Why not spend one of the last weekends before school starts with friends, food and free music?

Milton's own Mandy Gawley, a wife and mother of two who is living her lifelong dream of singing, will bring the summer concert series to a close. She will perform cuts off her album "Life So Sweet," including "Biscuits and Chicken," as heard on 94.9 The Bull's Backyard Country.

For more information on Gawley, including links to her debut album, visit www.mandygawley.com.

For more information on this summer concert series, contact Tom Gilliam, Recreation Programs Coordinator, at 678-242-2519 or tom.gilliam@cityofmiltonga.us.

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