Friday, June 20, 2014

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers at The Fred

By Nancy Price, Executive Director Peachtree City CVB

Since the release of his first album in April 1886, Bruce Hornsby has created a musical life that has expanded far and wide to include a broad stylistic range of activity.

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers at The Fred June 21
Hornsby, a thirteen-time Grammy nominee, has won three Grammys — beginning in 1987 for “Best New Artist” for his debut album The Way It Is; in 1989 for “Best Bluegrass Recording” for his version of his hit “The Valley Road” which appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle be Unbroken, Volume II; and with Branford Marsalis in 1993 for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” for their song for the Barcelona Olympics, “Barcelona Mona.”
Hornsby’s thirteen albums have sold over 11 million copies worldwide. The title cut from “the Way It Is” was the most played song on American radio in 1987, winning the ASCAP “Song of the Year” award. In 1989, he co-wrote the classic “The End of the Innocence” with Don Henley, a Top 10 record for Henley.

Over the years, Hornsby has played on over a hundred records, including albums by Bob Dylan, Don Henley, the Grateful Dead, Bob Seger, Crosby stills and Nass, Stevie Nicks, Cowboy Junkies, Squeeze, Chaka Khan, Liquid Jesus, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Bela Fleck, Cling Black, Ricky Skaggs, Randy Scruggs, and Willie Nelson.

We are pleased to have Hornsby and his band, the Noisemakers, as part of our Summer Concert Series at The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater on Saturday evening, June 21. We think you will enjoy the diversity of Hornsby’s music as well as the beautiful setting The Fred provides. 

Reserved seats are available and may be purchased online at, 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, opening act Chessboxer goes on at 8pm, and Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers 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, June 5, 2014

June's 1st Weekend Offers Events for PTC Visitors

By Nancy Price, Executive Director Peachtree City CVB

The first full weekend in June delivers lots of reasons for visiting Peachtree City! 

Friday Night, June 6 — The up and coming new group Beyond 5 is in concert at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. When I first heard Beyond 5 perform at a music conference in Nashville, I knew we had to bring them to Peachtree City. They are extremely talented and could possibly reach “one Direction” popularity. This family night concert includes performances by local singer songwriter Paige McCauley and the McIntosh High School Chorus. Gates open at 6:30pm. You can purchase tickets at the box office at 770-631-0630. 

Beyond 5 performs at The Fred June 6

Saturday Morning, June 7 — The Peachtree City Running Club and Tri-PTC will host a marathon relay competition at Drake Field. Teams of four runners will combine to run the marathon. Each participant runs a 10k. Even if you're not running, come out to join the fun cheering on the runners. The race begins at 7am. Go to the Peachtree City Running Club’s website for more information. 

Saturday Night, June 7 — B98.5FM’s “B" at the Movies program presents “Frozen” on a big screen under the stars at Drake Field between Lake Peachtree and the Peachtree City Library. Movie goers can bring picnic baskets, coolers, lawn chairs, and blankets. Concessions also are available until halfway through the movie. The movie is free and begins at dusk. 

Frozen shown at Drake Field June 7

Saturday Night, June 7 — Night Fever, the world’s number one production of the early 70s and disco era music of the Bee Gees, performs at The Fred. The Bee Gees span over 50 years of hit songs and have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Night Fever plays it all and sounds note for note like the Bee Gees —How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, More Than a Woman, Jive Talking, How Deep is Your Love, You Should Be Dancing, Stayin’ Alive, and more! Gates open at 6:30pm. You can purchase tickets at the box office at 770-631-0630. 

Night Fever performs at The Fred June 7

Sat and Sun, June 7-8 — The 6th annual Southern Alliance Girls LaCrosse Tournament will be held at the PTC Baseball/Soccer Complex and at Meade Fields. This tournament is for southern travel teams to come together and play in front of southern college coaches. Come out and enjoy some great lacrosse action. For more information, go to the SAT LaCrosse website. 

As always in Peachtree City, you will find wonderful, diverse restaurants; accommodations to fit every budget; upscale shopping; and miles of multi-use path for biking and golf carting! For more information, call the Peachtree City Visitors Center at 678-216-0282 or visit the Visit Peachtree City website!