Free concerts at Cumming City Center liven up fall weekends in FoCo

Kimberly Bond

(Forsyth County, GA) The new Cumming City Center has quickly become the place to be for local live music. Hot on the heels of the success of the Lou Sobh Amphitheater’s first concert featuring Pink Floyd tribute band Interstellar Echoes, the City Center hosted a second successful live concert over Halloween weekend.

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Crowds enjoyed food truck fare and ample seating at the free concert.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

Party band The Big Beyond had the crowds dancing on Friday, October 28, as the upbeat group played hit after hit. Though the show was well-attended, there was plenty of room to get up and get footloose with your group thanks to the spacious, turf-covered seating levels. As the band played plenty of family-friendly selections, young kids danced and played close to the band. A few kids even got on stage to share some favorite Taylor Swift lyrics. The band featured music that all ages could enjoy; everything from “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera to “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones.

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Kids weren't shy about dancing close to the stage as the band played favorite popular songs.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

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The Big Beyond got the crowd moving with upbeat, popular songs for all ages.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

Though the restaurants at City Center have yet to open, food trucks provided dining options including Mexican fare from Los Rios and mouth watering barbecue by Williamson Brothers. Like other City Center events, The Tin Cup Grill was open so visitors could rent clubs and play through the putting green course as the music echoed in the background.

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Food trucks provided plenty of fun dining options.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)
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Barbecue fans lined up for delicious-smelling meats and more at Williamson Brothers BBQ.(Photo/Kimberly Bond)

Missed the previous concerts? There's one more chance to head out to the City Center for a free show this year. The New Royals featuring Josh and Angelica will hit the stage this Friday, November 4, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Parking is also free (tip – the parking garage is very convenient to the amphitheater seating). If you want to pack a picnic, outside food and drink are allowed – just no cans or bottles. There will be plenty of food trucks on site as well.

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Six-piece band The New Royals will perform at the last free concert of the year.(Photo/Cumming City Center)

According to their booking website, The New Royals play “the most popular modern hits, 90s and early 2000s R&B smashes, to timeless party anthems from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.”

If you can’t wait for more live music, the City Center assures “Don't worry...we'll be back with plenty more when the weather gets warm again in 2023!”

What kind of musical act would you love to see at Cumming City Center? Comment below or email kbondwriter@gmail.com to let us know.

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