McCoy Farm and Gardens is hosting an outdoor concert on its grounds Friday, Sept. 22, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show beginning at 7:30. Attendees are welcome to bring their own dinner, along with blankets and lawn chairs, to enjoy while taking in the sounds of acoustic singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis.
"It will be a wonderful late-September cool evening to hear great music and see neighbors and friends," said Bob Franklin, a member of the McCoy Farm and Gardens board.
A Mentone, Ala., resident, Pettis has had a long career as a songwriter and artist, beginning at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios where well-known artists such as Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones recorded. Pettis later became a songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville.
Pettis' songs have been covered by artists including Garth Brooks, Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel, and his fifth album for Compass Records, "That Kind of Love," received rave reviews from publications including Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter and American Songwriter.
Admission is $10 per adult, and free for children younger than 12.
"It's meant to be for families," Franklin said of the concert, adding that it's also intended to get more people out to the venue to see all it has to offer.
He said if this event does well, the McCoy board is considering holding more concerts on the property in the future – possibly three or four a year.
"It's a good way to promote local entertainers," Franklin added.
McCoy Farm and Gardens is at 1604 Taft Highway. For more information, call Franklin at 266-1207 or email him at email@example.com, or visit mccoywalden.org.