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Ramblin’s Roads: Music in the Park concert series opens May 11

(Featured photo is from a June 2022 Music in the Park Concert at Maude Edenfield Park. Photo courtesy the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council Facebook page)

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One of this area’s most popular music series has been “Music in the Park” presented by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council.

The best part is all of the outdoor concert offerings are free like the Evenings in Appleby Gardens series.  You just bring a lawn chair or a blanket, a picnic basket and some non-alcoholic beverages.

North Augusta’s finest will be making sure it’s a safe evening for everyone concerned.

The concerts start on Thursdays exactly at 7 p.m. and end almost exactly at 8 p.m. in Maude Edenfield Park at the covered stage across from the North Augusta Public Safety building on East Buena Vista Avenue and near the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave.

The Savannah River Winds from a fall 2022 concert. Photo courtesy Facebook

In the event of rain, the concerts usually move inside the community center.

The line-up for the 2023 spring and summer concerts just has been announced as follows: May 11, Swing Shift band; May 18, North Augusta High School Band; May 25, Savannah River Winds concert band; June 1, The Wayne Hoey Big Band; June 8, The Augusta Broadway Singers doing show tunes; June 15, Double D featuring popular duo guitarists/singers Dennis Hall and Denny Kotz; June 22, The Experiment and The I-20 Horns; and finally, June 29, soulful Keith Gregory.

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Don Rhodes has been a by-line journalist since 1963 writing for his Chamblee, Ga., High School newspaper and two weeklies in Decatur.  He has worked for Morris Communications Co. since joining the Savannah Evening Press in March of 1967.  He also has authored four national books, four regional books, national magazine articles and album notes for several music artists.