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Summer MusicFest kicks off at Smithgall Arts Center
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Because of inclement weather forecast for tonight, the concert of Peggie Hoskins with Soulshine Band has moved indoors at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the concert at 7:30 p.m. The screening of "Top Gun" has been canceled.

Peggie Hoskins with Soulshine Band will kick off the Summer MusicFest followed by Movies on the Green on Thursday, June 13, in Gainesville.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW, in Gainesville. The movie “Top Gun” will screen at dusk on a 35-foot screen on the lawn.

Tickets are $12 for adults; $9 for students and seniors age 65 and older. A 7 percent tax is applicable to all ticket sales. For tickets, call 770-534-2787, visit or stop by its office at 331 Spring Street SW.

Bred on gospel, soul, funk rock, and blues in Atlanta, singer/songwriter Peggie Hoskins began performing at a young age. She experienced her first recording at age of 4 and the future diva could be heard belting out gospel tunes in near perfect pitch.

In early 1994 while in a local competition, Hoskins grabbed the attention of Five Star Productions of Nashville, Tenn. With the group, she began performing professionally and traveling all across the southeast. Hoskins now tours with a talented roster of musicians known as SoulShine. The group covers all styles of music from all eras and adds a generous helping of incredible harmonies. Their style ranges from pop, rock, funk, jazz, rhythm and blues, oldies, Motown, soul, country and blues.

Patrons may bring picnics and beverages of choice, lawn chairs and blankets or rent a chair from The Arts Council. Food vendors will be on location.