Powder Springs canceling downtown events due to COVID-19

Row of buidlings in downtown Powder SpringsRow of buidlings in downtown Powder Springs (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to a press release from the City of Powder Springs the city is canceling a number of downtown events due to continuing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

These include the August 15 “Sounds of Spring” concert as well as the “Bringing the Sea to the Springs” seafood festival that had been scheduled for the weekend of September 11-13,

The city explained its decision as follows in the press release:

With Cobb County and the state of Georgia continuing to see high numbers of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases, the cancellation decisions come after discussions with city staff, sponsors, vendors and musical acts that had been scheduled to perform at the events. The Aug. 15 concert was to feature Journey tribute band Departure, while Otis Redding III on Friday and Bill Morganfield were set to headline separate nights of the seafood festival.

“It certainly has been a challenging year and we are disappointed that we must postpone these events,” said Jeff Crowder, Powder Springs’ parks director. “But I am happy to say that the seafood festival as well as all our 2020 concerts have been secured for 2021!”

The events were both to be held at the downtown park, which is scheduled to be open in the coming weeks and subject to social distancing requirements.

Organizers plan to reschedule the events for 2021, with the downtown park expected to remain the venue.

“Our new downtown park looks amazing and will serve as a downtown entertainment venue for many years to come!” Crowder said.

Powder Springs is not alone in moving or canceling several of its marquee summer and fall festivities. In Cobb, Kennesaw canceled its Aug. 21 & 22 Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival, and its rescheduled Salute to America event that had been moved from July 3 to Sept. 12, the same weekend as “Bringing the Sea to the Springs.”

Ongoing information is available at the CIty of Powder Springs website.

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