Bands on the Blackwater extended July 11 to Aug. 8

Published on June 30, 2014 with No Comments

If you missed Bands on the Blackwater featuring Dewey Rose you missed an exciting night with yet another near record crowd.

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Dancers literally filled South Willing St. as they danced the night away as nearly 2,500 people turned out for the concert, which was to mark the end of the concert series.

But the crowd in attendance learned the big news that Bands on the Blackwater was being extended.

The City of Milton announced that Bands on the Blackwater has been extended for another five concerts.

After a very successful nine week season, Bands on the Blackwater will be extended from July 11 through August 8.

week 9 band3“We were pleasantly surprised by the number of people who have turned out this year,” said Milton Parks and Recreation Director John Norton. “Another amazing thing was the number of people who wanted us to extend the concerts after the Fourth of July.

“We listened and added five more concerts to the original nine we had scheduled.”

Once again a wide-variety is planned for the extended season.

So far commitments for the extended season have been received from The CrossTown Band as well as the Chris Martin Band.

The concerts will be held on the stage on South Willing St. from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday evening.

Individuals are urged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of music along the Blackwater River.

“People can bring their coolers and lawn chairs to enjoy the concerts near the stage or set up on the Riverwalk overlooking the Blackwater River,” Norton said. “This year we have also seen a lot of boaters set up near the concert area along the Blackwater River to enjoy the music as well.

According to Norton, food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concerts and personal coolers are permitted as well.

This Friday (June 27) should be no different as Dewey Rose will take the stage at 6 p.m.

Make sure to thank our sponsors for making these concerts possible.

This year Bands on the Blackwater is made possible through sponsorships from McKenzie Motors, Karen Welch with Synovus Mortgage Corp., Santa Rosa Medical Center, The Blackwater Pyrates, Pace Water System, ADX Communications, and Cumulus Media.

If you would like to help make these concerts possible next year contact Katie Nichols at 983-5466.

For more information about Bands on the Blackwater contact the Milton Parks Department at 983-5466 or go to our Facebook page for Bands on the Blackwater.

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