Cornelia is kicking off its summer concert series this weekend with rising star Gina Gailey.
The finalist for the 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Female Artist of the Year will perform from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Cornelia City Park Amphitheater.
The free concert is part of the Cornelia Summer Concert Series, which happens on the last Fridays of May and June.
Patrons to the concert are invited to grab a to-go order from one of the downtown restaurants, spread out a blanket or set up some chairs and enjoy a picnic before the music begins. Beer and wine are available at the venue’s beer garden. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Kicking off the concert series is Gailey, who hit No. 1 with her single “Is It You” on the local country charts on www.reverbnation.com. She was the 2007 winner of the Northeast Georgia Colgate Country Showdown, a Loretta Lynn talent search finalist, Nashville’s Studio 23 talent search runner-up and Capitol Records ‘Road to Nashville’ Alternate.
She is an accomplished country music singer and songwriter who has performed all across Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and the Carolinas. She has opened for Jamey Johnson, Ricky Skaggs, Bo Bice and shared the stage with Colt Ford, James Otto and Jerrod Niemann.
She has performed at Lanier National Speedway and Gresham Motorsports Park. The Georgia State University graduate was broadcast live to the troops and worldwide on American Broadcast Radio.
For more information, call the Main Street offices at 706-778-8585 ext. 280.