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Get to Groovin’

by Ann Self

Strike up the Bands! Groovin’ on the Green sets the pace for Cashiers’ Summer Season.

The Village Green has unveiled the 2019 season of the Friday night summer concert series, Groovin’ On the Green.

The music is always good, the program varied with blankets and chairs all around the event lawn with happy people and their dogs. That’s what Groovin’ is all about. Great music in a stunning venue in the beautiful weather.

This year features outstanding musicians with unique sounds and a diverse range of musical genres. The schedule includes favorite artists Porch 40, High Five, Eat a Peach and Andalyn. Local crowd-pleasing Hurricane Creek performs in July. Returning for an encore is Andrew Beam, who grew up in Cashiers and learned to play guitar while attending Summit Charter School.

Groovin’ On the Green will also welcome first time performers The Wobblers, the Zuzu Welsh Band, Americana Jones and The Currys, a popular group from the Florida Panhandle. The final concert will be a Labor Day Weekend End of Summer Party featuring Mac Arnold and A Plate Full O’Blues.

Food and beverage vendors will be on site for concessions, but picnicking is always allowed. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash and under the control of an owner at all times. An important new set-up policy is in place for 2019. Chairs may be set up in the lawn at anytime the day of the concert; however, no chairs will be allowed to be set up within the wings of the Commons until after 4:30 P.M. Tents are permissible, but they must be put up next to the path at the back of the event lawn.

The concerts begin at 6:30 P.M. Fridays, June through August at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road. These concerts move to Saturday the weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends. This event is rain or shine (shine preferred!) and while admission is free, donations are appreciated.

For more information and a full schedule of performers for the season visit VillageGreenCashiersNC.com/Concerts, follow on social media @cashiersgreen or email director@cashiersgreen.com.

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