Thursday, May 15, 2014

Gladys Knight Opens Summer Concert Series at The Fred

By Nancy Price, Executive Director Peachtree City CVB

Gladys Knight has been belting out her own brand of Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary hits since the 1960s. This Saturday night, May 17, the Georgia native and seven-time Grammy winner brings her iconic performance to the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater. 

Concert goers will be treated to such hits as “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “You’re the Best that Ever Happened to Me,” and “Neither One of Us.”
Gladys Knight

Ms. Knight’s performance is particularly special because it officially opens The Fred’s 20 Year Anniversary Season of the summer concert series under the stars. 

Well-known local jazz musician, Toni Byrd, will open for Ms. Knight. Ms. Byrd can be seen performing at The Georgia Shrimp Company in Peachtree City on a regular basis.

A limited number of reserved seats are available and may be purchased online at The Fred's website or by calling the box office at 770-631-0630. You also can stop by to purchase them at 201 McIntosh Trial.

Gates open at 7pm, Ms. Byrd goes on at 8pm, and Ms. Knight will take the stage at 9pm. Patrons are allowed to bring in their own coolers and food as well as have the opportunity to purchase food from The Fred concessionaire, Georgia Shrimp Company. 

For a complete listing of all shows appearing this season at The Fred, visit 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lisa Kelly Makes Her Solo Debut at The Fred

By Nancy Price, Executive Director Peachtree City CVB

As a performer with the Irish music phenomenon Celtic Women, Dublin-born Lisa Kelly has been called the Voice of Ireland. Here in Peachtree City, however, we proudly refer to her as a hometown girl. Lisa, who settled in Peachtree City two years ago after retiring from Celtic Women, heads up the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy.  
Lisa Kelly

This Saturday, Lisa will make her solo debut at The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater (The Fred) here in Peachtree City. She will perform with her special guests, Chloe Agnew and Paul Byrom, before a hometown crowd that will include friends and fans from around the world. 

Lisa’s show is designed to showcase not only her vocal talents but Irish culture as well. The show includes classical and pop music and modern and traditional dancing. As a former member of Riverdance, Lisa’s husband, Scott Porter, producer and director of the show, will perform a Celtic dance solo. 

Former Celtic Woman member Chloe Agnew also will perform as will Paul Byrom, a former member of the Irish singing group Celtic Thunder. Three of Lisa’s children will sing or dance on stage, and students of her voice academy will participate in several songs. 

This is a musical event for the entire family. Tickets may be purchased at either the Fred Box Office or online at The Fred gates open at 6:30 for this performance with opening act James Casto performing at 7 pm and the Irish Ceili Band performing at 7:35. For more information about the show, call The Fred Box Office at 770-631-0630 or visit 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Fred's Summer Concert Series Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

By Nancy Price, Executive Director Peachtree City CVB

If you haven’t made a trip to Peachtree City to attend a concert at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater, you need to make it a priority this summer as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our Summer Concert Series. 

As a long time resident of Peachtree City, I remember that first summer concert on June 17, 1994. The 70’s rock group Three Dog Night played to a sold-out audience. Since then, there have been many memorable concerts under the stars. The Doobie Brothers, Hall and Oates, The B52s, Blake Shelton, and Kenny G are just a few of the national acts that have played here. 

This year’s summer concert lineup is one you won’t want to miss:
May 17 — Gladys Knight
June 21 — Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
July 12 — The Beach Boys
July 26 — Michael Bolton
Aug. 2 — Arrival-The Music of Abba
Sept. 27 — Styx

The Fred celebrates 20 years of summer concerts
Concerts are on Saturday nights so why not come for the weekend? Spend the night in one of our hotels and conference centers. You might like to rent a golf cart and drive it to the concert as many of our residents do.

Celebrate with us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Summer Concert Series. The Fred, as it is known by its many loyal friends, is one of the best outdoor entertainment venues in Metro Atlanta. You will not be disappointed.

For tickets, call The Fred Box Office or visit The Fred website

For information on accommodations and what to do in Peachtree City, visit the CVB website or call the Peachtree City Visitors Center at 678-216-0282.