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Cornelia celebrates with free Kip Moore concert
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Kip Moore concert

When: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 24

Where: Town Centre Shopping Center, 540 N. Main St.

How much: Free

More info:, 706-778-8585, ext. 280.

Cornelia knows how to celebrate a birthday.

The Habersham County town is expecting thousands of fans for Friday’s free concert by country star Kip Moore at the Town Centre Shopping Center, 540 N. Main St.

The event begins at 7 p.m., and is part of Cornelia’s 125th birthday celebration. Striking Matches and The John King Band will open for Moore, whose hit "Somthin’ Bout a Truck" is a No.1 country single.

The Town Centre Shopping Center & the Cornelia Plaza Shopping Center will be open for concert attendees after 5 p.m.

Main Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. from the traffic light where it intersects with Wayside Street down to Galloway Street past the post office parking lot. All side streets in between these two locations will be closed as well.

Through traffic from the Walmart side of Cornelia needs to take Clarkesville Street and Level Grove Road from the U.S. 441 side of Cornelia.

Limited handicap parking for legally permitted vehicles will be located in the Cornelia Plaza/Post Office shopping center accessible from Pine St. (Wayside via Etta or Millie St.).

Other free parking will be located at the grassy lot at the corner of Elrod Street and Stonecypher Street, across from the City Grounds & Maintenance shop. Cornelia Elementary is offering its parking lot for donations to the PTO.

The Presbyterian Church directly across from the venue will have parking available for $5 per car or five cans of food donated for the Cornelia Soup Kitchen.

The Friends of the Library are preselling spots for $10 at the Cornelia Library to fundraise for new books or $15 on the day of the concert, if still available.

Other private property owners may have spots nearby open for a fee. The city asks that visitors park only in legal sites or with property owners’ permission.

Food and beverage vendors will be available as well. Visitors may bring their own food but not drink coolers.

More information can be found at or by calling 706-778-8585, ext. 280.