The Martin family — Jim Martin, Pauline Martin and Bobby Martin Howell — will kick off the new season of Sunday Afternoon at Simpson on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 3 p.m.
The free concert series is hosted by Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave. in Rossville. The concerts feature local and regional artists in instrumental or vocal performances.
Jim Martin, a graduate of the University of Chattanooga, is former organist at First Cumberland Presbyterian and Rivermont Presbyterian churches. He is currently an accompanist for the Scenic City Chorale and plays handbells with the Metropolitan Bells of Chattanooga. He has appeared in productions with The Backstage Theatre, Chattanooga Theatre Centre and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Association.
Pauline Martin received a degree in music education from the University of Chattanooga and a Master of Education degree from Trevecca College. She was an educator for many years and currently plays with the MidSouth Symphonic Band.
Bobbie Howell received a degree in English from Tennessee Wesleyan College, where she was a member of the TWC choir and performed in several plays and musicals in addition to a summer production of the Stephen Foster story in Bardstown, Kentucky. She has been seen in productions at the Backstage Theatre, Chattanooga Theatre Centre and with the CSOA.
All three are members of First-Centenary United Methodist Church choir and MacDowell Music Club.
Accompanying them will be David Friberg and Megan Herndon.
For more information: 706-866-3410.