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Summer concert series returns to Hapeville
by Nneka Okona
July 17, 2013 01:27 PM | 1335 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye.From left, Allie O'Brien and Adrienne Senter, event organizers from the Hapeville Economic Department, stand at Jess Lucas Park where various artists will perform at upcoming concerts.
Staff / Katherine Frye.From left, Allie O'Brien and Adrienne Senter, event organizers from the Hapeville Economic Department, stand at Jess Lucas Park where various artists will perform at upcoming concerts.
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Downtown Hapeville will once again become a destination for music for the summer months, thanks to the return of its annual concert series.

All performances will be held at Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park, 680 South Central Avenue.

The series, which is free for the public to attend, will kick off Friday at 7 p.m. with The Foxes and The Fossils.

“It should be a fun, fun night,” said Allie O’Brien, Main Street and marketing manager for the city. “The Foxes and the Fossils [cover] old favorites and they also do newer songs, like The Lumineers and Taylor Swift.”

Opening for the main act is Hapeville resident John Stringer.

“It really is an honor to play for the city of Hapeville,” he said. “The city puts on great events every year and I’m grateful to play the summer series again. My son, wife, daughter and I all have a great time when we come.”

The concert series will also feature food vendors with food available for purchase. For this month’s concert, The Irish Bread Pub, Sombrero’s Mexican restaurant and ButterSweet Bakery will be present.

O’Brien emphasized how inviting local businesses to the event is an asset for community business members.

“We look at it as a nice opportunity for the businesses to promote themselves,” she said. “The vendors are selected by a review committee, but there’s no fee.”

Stringer said he sees the event as also having a great value for the community, in terms of inspiring togetherness and fellowship.

“The series has been a great way for the community to come together, enjoy some great music while having fun and making new friends,” he said. “It even brings people from outside Hapeville here to see what we have going on.”

The concert series will run through October, with upcoming performances scheduled for Aug. 16, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18.

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