The crowd at the Second Sunday concert in
The drumbeat started up, followed by a bass line, as families sprawled on blankets or sat in folding chairs. Several hundred people filled the park, spilling up the hillside, for the latest concert in the long-running monthly summer series.
"It's a good way to meet new friends, see old ones," Goodson said.
And, of course, there's the music.
"I'm a big jazz listener," he said. "Anytime I can hear live jazz, I'm for it."
Goodson said it was good to see a big crowd decided to turn out despite the late-afternoon heat and chance of rain. He's glad the concert series has endured and hopes its success will spark similar events, he said.
"It's a great atmosphere, a great park for things like this, so I just hope they continue to do it," Goodson said.
Sunday's show featured the
The concert runs from
The Grapevine will play the July concert, and August will feature Same As It Ever Was, a Talking Heads cover band. The all-ages shows will continue through October.
The Second Sunday series started in 2008 with a small group of volunteers and is currently organized by the
On Sunday evening children splashed in the park's stream while some patrons lined up at food and beverage vendors. Locally made Macon Progress beer was available. Other attendees brought coolers full of food and drink.
Several people held onto leashed dogs, including
"It's his first time," he said, gripping the cord attached to Ro, a Rhodesian ridgeback.
The Draces said they've come to Second Sunday shows often this year, enjoying the music and the people."You've got to support downtown
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