Friday, April 25, 2008

Grand Opening for Greenville Street Park in Newnan Features "The Wrights" in Concert

Join the City of Newnan in celebrating the grand opening of Greenville Street Park Saturday, April 26th! There will be a free concert featuring the country music’s husband and wife duo, The Wrights. The concert will start at 7 P.M.

In 2005 with the release of their debut album Down This Road, on ACR/RCA, The Wrights joined an elite class of critically acclaimed artists that represent the best of what music city has to offer. Now, with their upcoming EP, The Wrights on independent label ACR they hope to build upon the success of the first release.

The husband and wife duo have worked, lived and breathed for music since the moment they met nearly ten years ago when Adam joined Shannon on stage at a gig in Atlanta . They had an undeniable connection and their musical collaboration took root immediately, both of them drawn to timeless sounds and artists – Willie, Hank, Aretha, Dylan. The easy harmony was impossible to ignore.

“Greenville Street Park is truly a fabulous park for the City of Newnan . The City wanted to bring a first class act to the park and The Wrights just fit the bill. They are hometown favorites with national acclaim and we are excited to bring this kind of music act to the public and as our opening concert for the park,” said Gina Snider, the City’s Public Information Officer.

After a little more than 12 months of construction activity, the much anticipated Greenville Street Park is almost complete and ready to open to the public. The Greenville Street Park is a two acre urban park nestled between Greenville Street , LaGrange Street , and Salbide Avenue and strategically placed on the edge of the historic Greenville/LaGrange residential neighborhood, its commercial district, and is within walking distance of historic downtown Newnan. The urban type “hardscapes” park was designed as a first class gathering place for downtown patrons, lunch time crowds, afternoon and evening musical concerts, and other festive events.

The park features a 25 column colonnaded entrance, a terraced lawn area and stage that serves as a small amphitheatre, a water fountain, brick plazas, a covered pavilion, and plenty of tables and chairs. Meandering paths, secluded benches, and extensive landscaping compose the balance of the new park. The Greenville Street Park will also feature two sculptures, one by prominent Atlanta artist, Martin Dawe, and the other by local renowned artist, Carol Harless. Ms. Harless’s sculpture is not scheduled to be completed and installed until late summer.

“ Greenville Street Park is a first class recreational facility. We look forward to all the gatherings and events that will take place here. I would like to personally invite the citizens of Newnan to join us a part of this grand opening ceremony,” said Mike Furbush , the City’s Landscape Architect.

by Forrest Shultz

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