BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH PROMISES ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME!
If the kids are feeling gloomy about summer’s end, quell their blue moods with Dunwoody’s Back-to-School Bash, part of the Groovin’ on the Green concert series. Program Recreation Supervisor Rachel Waldron says this year’s event is the biggest to date, with five concerts at Brook Run Park, each 6-9 p.m.
The Bash on Aug. 13 features live music from the Josh Gilbert Band, local food vendors such as the Atlanta Pizza Truck, giveaways and a new Atlanta Sport and Social Club tailgate area with adult beverages and lawn games. To make the event extra-special for kids, highlights will include face painters, balloon artists and giveaways of items such as beach balls, sunglasses and sweet treats. Families can either bring dinner in a cooler or order from vendors.
Band frontman Josh Gilbert says he’s looking forward to returning to Dunwoody’s concert series for the third year. The self-described working musician and former choir boy lives with his family in Chattanooga. “My songwriting influences include U2, Coldplay and Muse,” he says, “but we play a number of classic covers from The Allman Brothers Band and CCR, too.”
Gilbert enjoys watching kids of all ages have fun. “I remember a couple of cool moments [from prior concerts] with a lot of children dancing in front of the stage. And one kid threw a frisbee at me last year while I was performing, and I caught it and threw it back. That was memorable.”
BY Denise K. James
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