Swing in spring with Columbiana’s Music on Main

Columbiana Merchants and Professionals Association officers Secretary Laurie Edwards (First United Security Bank), President Jim Davis (Davis Drug) and Treasurer Billy Jones (Bryant Bank) sit in the gazebo in front of Columbiana City Hall with Columbiana Marketing Director Jon Harrison. CMPA and City of Columbiana sponsor Music on Main which begins Friday May 2. (CMPS Vice President Craig Dorris, State Farm Insurance, not pictured.) (Contributed)

Columbiana Merchants and Professionals Association officers Secretary Laurie Edwards (First United Security Bank), President Jim Davis (Davis Drug) and Treasurer Billy Jones (Bryant Bank) sit in the gazebo in front of Columbiana City Hall with Columbiana Marketing Director Jon Harrison. CMPA and City of Columbiana sponsor Music on Main which begins Friday May 2. (CMPS Vice President Craig Dorris, State Farm Insurance, not pictured.) (Contributed)

By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist

“Swing in the spring with Columbiana!” is the Columbiana Beautification Board’s new city theme, and Music on Main has picked up the banner.

Great country and rock bands have been lined up to swing and dance the night away beginning Friday, May 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Music on Main is the highly anticipated event sponsored each year by the Columbiana Merchants and Professionals Association and the City of Columbiana.

Every Friday night from May to mid-August, South Main Street is closed at 5:30 p.m., and the stage is set up by the Street and Sanitation staff as Main Street is transformed into a concert venue.

Food is available within walking distance at Bernie’s on Main, Davis Drug Snack Shop and Johnny Ray’s. Bring your own chair and dancing shoes!

“There will be a variety of performances each week for everyone to enjoy,” said CMPA President Jim Davis. “We will have gospel, country, classic rock, Honky Tonk, oldies, blues and even Elvis. We will have some of our local favorites performing, so spend your Friday nights on Main Street in Columbiana from May to August.”

Music on Main is funded by donations from local merchants, professionals and citizens and funds are needed.

To donate, contact Donna Gannon, Renasant Bank, P.O. Box 977, Columbiana, AL 35051

 

Music on Main 2015 Schedule

May 1 – The Paybacks, classic rock, progressive rock and country

May 8 – Relay for Life/Live Music and Variety Entertainment at Columbiana Sports Complex, McDow Road

May 15 – Elvis Tribute with Terry Padgett

May 22 – Slingshot, classic rock and country, oldies

May 29 – Safehouse Car Show and Thomas Henry Band, classic rock and oldies

June 5 – John Bull Band, blues, vintage rock and boogie

June 12 – Gospel Night featuring Austin Foster with special guests father Ron and grandfather Ronald Foster

June 19 – Larry Albright Band, classic country, oldies and Honky Tonk

June 26 – Liberty Day Band

July 10 – Randy Glenn Band, Columbiana favorite

July 24 – The Whisper Biscuits, soul, folk, adult contemporary and country, SCHS Reunion night, please bring school supplies to donate for the Shelby Baptist Association

July 31 – Marc Harris and Mojo Rising, blues, renegade, rock, classic rock and country

Aug. 7 – Talent Show, to be judged and trophies for winners, to enter contact Phoebe Robinson at (205) 669-9010 or phoeberobinson@bellsouth.net

Aug. 14 – Shelby County High School Pep Rally featuring SCHS Band, Starlettes, players, coaches and cheerleaders

About Phoebe Donald Robinson

I am President of Donald Real Estate and Ins. Co., Inc., a company that my grandfather , Charles J. Donald, founded in 1925. I am the third generation owner of the business. I am also the Columbiana Columnist for the Shelby County Reporter.

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