Piedmont College welcomes the community for a relaxing evening of music, baseball and fun for all ages.
On March 29, the campus-wide experience will begin with a cookout and concert, featuring country-bluegrass phenomenon Nash Street at 5 p.m. at the Arrendale Amphitheater.
Hannah and Caroline Melby started Nash Street in 1996 to compete in a bluegrass and old time string band contest. As toddlers, the sisters listened to their dad play harmonica, and their mom took them to symphony concerts and ballets, which all had an influence on their music, dubbed "grassroots country."
The name "Nash Street" seemed fitting for the band since they grew up on that very street in their hometown of Starkville, Miss.
At 7 p.m., the party will move to Loudermilk Field to watch Piedmont’s baseball team play DePauw University. The Lions are off to a hot start in 2012, currently sitting at 16-5 overall and ranked No. 5 in the country by D3baseball.com.
Shuttles will be available to transport attendees from the concert to the baseball game.
The price is $10 general admission and includes food at the concert. Piedmont faculty, staff and students are admitted free. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m.
For more information and to purchase concert tickets online, go to www.piedmont.edu/FA. The Arrendale Amphitheater is adjacent to the Swanson Center for Performing Arts and Communications on College Drive and features open-air stadium seating with plenty of room to bring your favorite folding chair or cushions and cooler. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.