Posted: Friday, August 24th 2012 at 11:49pm
Free country music concert draws thousands to Cornelia
By Rob Moore Editor
Striking Matches performs on the Town Centre stage on Main Street in Cornelia. Thousands packed the city's downtown for Friday's free concert. (Photo/Rob Moore)
CORNELIA – An estimated 4,500 people filled downtown Cornelia for Friday night’s free concert featuring country music artist Kip Moore.
The John King Band opened the show at 7 p.m., followed by Striking Matches.
Friday night’s Cornelia Summer Concert Finale, honoring the city’s 125 birthday, was topped off with a performance by country artist Kip Moore.
Cornelia City Manager Donald Anderson said he was pleased with the turnout, noting everything was running smoothly.
The concert was presented by the City of Cornelia and WCON Radio and was held in the parking lot of Town Centre on Main Street. Main Street was closed between Galloway Street and Wayside Street to accommodate the thousands of concert-goers.
Other sponsors for the event included Hayes Automotive, Habersham Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Inn, Habersham County Parks and Recreation, and Community Bank & Trust.
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