VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) – The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta began its Music in the Art Park concert series on Friday, all to give bands a place to perform during pandemic shutdowns.
As it was considered “safe for COVID-19”, outside and spacious, they offered this concert series event.
Executive director Sementha Mathews said local businesses sponsored him.
She said it was a blessing for the Center and the artists in the area.
Not only do groups have the opportunity to perform and get paid for their services, it also brings business to the vendors.
After last year’s success, they decided to bring it back this year.
“It’s very gratifying to have a facility or a campus that we have that offers people through their good times and their bads. COVID was a bad time, it was a time that really challenged us, we had to fight to stay open for business. We had to fight for funding. We had to keep our people employed and we also had to take care of our artists, our local artists. They depend on us. This is where they get their money. They play in our halls. They provide the art that you see around us, ”said Mathews.
Mathews said it was a privilege for the Turner Center to provide these opportunities.
This family event is free.
The concerts take place every second Friday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., until November.
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