published Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Music on the Square in LaFayette

MUSIC ON THE SQUARE SCHEDULE

Subject to change

• 10 a.m. Vic, Caroline and Randy

• 10:45 a.m. Nothing and the Nobodies

• 11:30 a.m. FOG

• 12:15 p.m. Some What Lost

• 1 p.m. Robby Hopkins

• 1:45 p.m. Spanky Jones

• 2:45 p.m. Common Ground

• 3:45 p.m. Bel Aires

• 4:45 p.m. Krista Cherivtch

• 5:15 p.m. Babe's Bayou

• 6:15 p.m. The Dennis Brown Project

• 7:15 p.m. Dave Gibson

• 8:15 p.m. Doug Stone

• 9:15 p.m. Shenandoah

Don't be confused if you think you're seeing double or hearing echoes in LaFayette, Ga., on Saturday, May 18. Music on the Square, the business, is presenting Music on the Square, the festival.

Headlining are three award-winning country acts: Shenandoah, Doug Stone and Dave Gibson. Music starts at 10 a.m. with 11 local and regional acts leading up to the headliners.

This is the third year for the festival, which occupies space at LaFayette Square and on Patterson Street.

Some 65 vendors will have crafts available from basketry to jewelry to woodworking. Food vendors will provide concessions.

Admission is free, although a limited number of VIP seats are available front and center for the main acts. According to Music on the Square's Facebook page, VIP seating is $12 per ticket, $40 for four.

To purchase, call the store at 706-639-9250.

ABOUT THE HEADLINERS

Shenandoah: The band charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the No. 1 hits "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South," "Two Dozen Roses," "Next to You, Next to Me," and "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)." The 1995 single "Somewhere in the Vicinity of My Heart," featuring guest vocals by Alison Krauss, won both acts a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal as well as a Country Music Association award for Vocal Event of the Year.

Doug Stone: In 1990, his self-titled debut album produced four Top 10 singles, including "I'd Be Better Off in a Pine Box," which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Among his other hits were the No. 1's "A Jukebox With a Country Song," "Too Busy Being in Love" and "Why Didn't I Think of That."

Doug Gibson: Along with Bill "Blue" Miller, he was a namesake half of the Gibson/Miller Band, which won the Academy of Country Music's award for Top New Vocal Duo or Group in 1993. An accomplished songwriter, Gibson penned the hits "If It Don't Come Easy" for Tanya Tucker, "Ships That Don't Come In" by Joe Diffie and "Queen of Memphis" by Confederate Railroad, among others. Gibson/Miller Band's biggest hits include "Big Heart" and "High Rollin'."

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