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Cornelia hosts free concert
Summer series continues with The John King Band
The John King Band headlines Friday's concert in the Cornelia Summer Concert Series at the Depot.

The Cornelia Summer Concert Series continues Friday, July 27, at the Depot with a regional band that has local ties.

The John King Band, formed in Athens in late 2010 by singer and songwriter John King, is a stylistic blending of Southern Rock and Country.

The John King Band has taken the South by storm in recent years, performing with country acts like Diamond Rio, Jerrod Niemann and Brantley Gilbert.

The group also includes some of the most talented musicians in the Southeast including King’s younger brother and drummer, Andrew King and guitarists Parker Smith and Joe Higgins.

The band’s double lead harmony is reminiscent of greats like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Depot. Tables and chairs are available on a first-come basis or you can bring your own. Tents are allowed, but only in designated areas that will allow everyone to enjoy the show.

A beverage tent will be on site with beer, wine and soft drinks, and an ice cream booth will be selling cold treats to help beat the heat.

On Aug. 24, performer Kip Moore will wrap up the concert series with opening act Striking Matches. Gates will open at 5 p.m. at the Depot for the free event.

For more concert information, contact Heather Sinyard at