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Concert series to resume in Nashville

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By PHILIP SAYBLACK
Staff Writer

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nashville’s Creekside Music Festival returns this week after taking a break last month.

The town’s summerlong concert series, which is sponsored in part by Providence Bank, returns Friday with a performance from Bantum Rooster. The Asheboro-based band is a well-known and respected act across the state.

Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Director Marguerite Bishop said planning for Saturday’s concert started months ago, adding she is looking forward to bringing the band to Nashville.

“This third date has been in the works since early spring as the town of Nashville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources has worked to secure this highly sought-after party band,” Bishop said. “I am super excited about this band. They can play anything from beach music to rock. They are high-energy, and I encourage everyone to check them out on YouTube and not miss this performance.”

While the band will be the main attraction for the concert, Bishop stressed that there will be plenty of other attractions for the whole family, including lawn games and food trucks. She added that the concert series has drawn an average of 200 people over its first two installments this year and she hopes attendance will continue to grow.

“This event provides a place for the community to come together and get to know each other in a family-friendly environment,” Bishop said. “It is wonderful to have an event that kids have as much fun at as the adults — and everyone gets to socialize. I think it helps build a stronger community and sense of place.”

No rain date has been scheduled for Saturday’s concert, but Bishop said town officials will be keeping an eye on the weather and notify everyone ahead of time if weather ends up canceling the concert. 

The final concert in this year’s Creekside Music Festival is scheduled for Oct. 20 and will feature a performance from Fireside Collective. Planning for next year’s concert series is already under way, and announcements will be made as details are finalized. 

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