McPherson Street closes out Fourth Friday series
The corner of Cedartown’s Main and Prior streets once again turned into an evening of danceworthy music, striking cars, and mouth-watering food thanks to Fourth Friday closing out its third year.
The always free event takes place during summer and is designed to bring Northwest Georgia residents together for an evening of fellowship.
The Sept. 22 edition of Fourth Friday closed the Summer 2017’s lineup of concerts, but locals can look forward to next year when the series is sure to return stronger than ever.
The stage was given to band McPherson Street who took the opportunity to rock for the full twohour event. A cover band, McPherson Street played popular tunes from the Decemberists, Tom Petty, Jim Croce, and more.
“We consider it a mix of rock, both classic and new, with a little bit of bluegrass thrown in for fun,” pointed out band members Kelley Pollard, Jack Browning and Amy Eubanks.
September’s concert drew a smaller crowd than usual, but various attendees seemed to be enjoying the concert to no ends.
Attendee Carissa Kelley was seen dancing around with her son Lucas during McPherson Street’s performance.
“He ( Lucas) loves to dance,” Kelley said. “There’s not a lot of live events he can dance at around here, but we came here a few years ago and we enjoyed it.”
Down the street from the concert is where citizens can find the rare and unique cars featured by the Throttle Jockeys. Fourth Friday is partnered with the car club that presents several dozen show cars at each event.
Numerous citizens have taken to setting up lawn chairs near the cars, and with food vendors nearby, the closed off street might be the ideal place to spend time on Friday evenings at the end of the month.
“I’m here more for the music,” attendee Robert Mcdowell said. “They’ve played a lot of my favorites, and I’ll probably come to future concerts.”
Fourth Friday was orig- inally born out of the Downtown Renaissance Planning and Visioning Program, and the concert series has since been a staple in entertaining and involving citizens in Cedartown’s historic downtown.
Concerts are free thanks to sponsors such as GEO, Floyd Medical Center, The HON Company, WGAA Radio, Kimoto Tech, Southcrest Bank, and the Polk County Standard Journal, among others.
Originally, the series was set for May through July, but due to rain postponements in late June and late July, the concerts went on into August and this month.
McPherson Street (ABOVE and BELOW) provides tunes for local residents to enjoy in a make-up show for one called off at the end of July due to the rain.