As a new resident of northern Georgia, I am finding there is a special sense of community that is centered around good values and family. And I am completely in love with it. Where I come from, people tend to keep to themselves. And when they’re at large events, they often misbehave ruining it for everyone. But after attending my 2nd Woodstock Summer Concert Series with Carriage Kia of Woodstock, I can honestly say that I’ll be attending community events as often as I can. And that I couldn’t be more proud to be a homeowner in Cherokee County Georgia.
For years I’ve avoided public events like outdoor concerts and seasonal festivals like the plague. I gave a hard pass to the cattle drive of humans who litter everywhere, while getting belligerently drunk, start fights and destruct property. No. Thank. You. After growing up to that, you just sort of expect it in every crowd. So I was delightfully shocked when I first attended the Woodstock Summer Concert Series. DELIGHTFULLY!
The Woodstock Summer Concert Series Presented by Carriage Kia of Woodstock – Why You Don’t Want to Miss It
First off, the obvious advantage of attending the Woodstock Summer Concert Series is that it’s free for the whole family. But let’s be honest here, dog poop is also free and I’m not trying to get all up in that. I think what’s more important is the fact that you can bring your family and feel completely comfortable with the strangers surrounding you. Cherokee County is that kind of place you know. I mean there are a few bad apples here and there, but overall I feel like it’s a great place to call home. Plus, there are adorable historic downtown areas that are hard to resist.
Woodstock, Georgia is the kind of place where you wanna grow up. Its residents have strong Southern values, the kids are kind and polite, and the whole community cares about their beautiful city. When you bring people like that together you notice that there are a lot a courteous people in town. And if you’re gonna have 10,000 people in one spot courtesy is everything. Not to mention the concept of adults enjoying adult beverages without getting ridiculously wasted is refreshing.
About the Woodstock Summer Concert Series
Sponsored by Carriage Kia of Woodstock
The Woodstock Summer Concert Series is brought to the community by Northside Hospital and Carriage Kia of Woodstock. The event itself consists of four massive concerts at the Northside Cherokee Amphitheater which brings the community and local business together to enjoy evenings of live music, food, craft beer and kid-friendly activities (like face-painting, balloon art, and bouncy houses). And of course, it brings family together. And anything that gets us out of the house and hanging out is good in my book!
In 2018, the Woodstock Summer Concert Series brought bands like Everclear, Departure, and Love & Theft, with its final show for the year being 38 Special on September 8th at 7:30 p.m. So far this summers I’ve attended the Love & Theft and last night’s Everclear show. I was excited to see a band I loved during high school on a big stage. And as it turned out, Everclear was equally excited to see us. Frontman Art Alexakis said to the crowd multiple times that he was thrilled to see so many kids and loved the sense of family and community we all had. He said it was an honor to play for families as he is a father himself. Such high praise coming from a man who has seen every city in the U.S. and beyond made me proud to be a part of such an incredible community.
Here are some pics from the Everclear show:
The great folks at Carriage Kia of Woodstock have a great stake in their community. They put thousands of dollars into being the top sponsor for the Woodstock Summer Concert Series as does Northside Cherokee Hospital. They care about their neighbors and it shows. I just purchased my jew 2019 Kia Sportage from them and they were amazing! If you get the chance, even if you’re not looking for a car, stop in and say hi. They are great people. Get a coffee, have a chat and build a relationship. And if you buy a vehicle there, tell them, Christa, the blogger sent you!
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