When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 29; doors open at 4 p.m.
Where: LaPrade’s Marina, 25 Shoreline Trail, Clarkesville
Cost: $25 lawn seats, $35 regular seating and $45 VIP gold tickets
More info: www.ticketfarmer.com
Country music is rooted in not only the hearts of its listeners but in the land it comes from.
Set against the backdrop of Lake Burton and the North Georgia mountains, LaPrade’s Marina is hosting a lineup of country singers, including star Sammy Kershaw.
Kershaw has been active in the country music sphere since the 1990s with hit records and several sell-out tours. Kershaw is set to perform a long list of his singles including his Billboard hits “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and “Cadillac Style.”
Doors to the marina open at 4 p.m. Friday, July 29, at 25 Shoreline Trail, Clarkesville. The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.ticketfarmer.com or at a ticket office to the right of the entrance gate the night of the concert. Lawn seats are $25 and regular seating is $35. VIP gold tickets are $45 and include access to a private tent bar.
Farcove Entertainment President Jimmy Daniel came up with the idea for the concert after a conversation with La Prade’s owner.
“We did Alan Jackson back in 2001 at another marina,” Daniel said. “It ended up being something we could try up there (at La Prade’s).”
Opening for Sammy Kershaw will be Georgia songwriter Scott Lowe and up-and-coming teenage Nashville, Tenn., talent Krysta Nick.
Food will be available for purchase at the venue from restaurants.
“Outstanding food (at the concert) from … pulled pork to smoked brisket,” Daniel said. “We’ll have smokers with a couple of pitmasters (who) visit the lake.”
In addition to the Texas-style BBQ, angus beef burgers will be available, too.
Refreshments are not included with purchase of a ticket.
“For what Sammy (Kershaw) has been playing for indoors, these are competitive prices,” Daniel said.
Radio station WCON 93.3 FM is presenting the event. Throughout the night, a DJ will be doing introductions and announcements.
La Prade’s Marina boasts plenty of parking for boats, cars and ADA accessible parking.
With the stage facing away from the water, visitors are encouraged to park their boats and come on land to enjoy the music and festivities.
“(The concert is) an initiative for us to do something country, about true heritage with a country icon,” Daniel said.