Gather your friends and family, Greensboro is prepping for the eighth annual Pickin’ on the Greene. It will be on Friday, June 21, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Greensboro Main Street Program, in partnership with the Greensboro Business Association presents Pickin’ on the Greene as the summer’s main event. This family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, children’s activities and of course, shopping and dining.
“Pickin’ on the Greene will offer the community a new way to experience Downtown Greensboro,” explains Kendrick Ward. “We hear from visitors all the time that Greensboro is such a charming and welcoming place, which is why we share our town with others by inviting them to join us in a fun evening of music with our friends and neighbors.”
Pullin’ Strings, a local hometown favorite, will be the headline for this year’s event. Be sure to put on your dancing shoes so you can dance the night away to spans of different genres melding bluegrass, rock, country and gospel.
Pullin’ Strings is the quintessential Americana band with deep small-town roots. The band is made up of Marvin Payne, Sibley Bryan, Robert Lewis, and Doug Higdon who have lived, worked and played in Greene County for most of their lives. Athens-based musicians Scott Baxendale, a renowned luthier, and percussionist Tony Oscar will join the members on rhythm guitar and bongo drums, respectively. These pickers always bring a good time with their fun mixture of original tunes and eclectic covers.
When at Pickin’ on the Greene, you can expect to make memories that will last a lifetime. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free event. There will be food and beverages for purchase as well as home churned ice cream provided by Front Porch Churn. Downtown shops and restaurants stay open into the evening offering the very best in Lake Country shopping and dining.
The lineup features stand-up bass, rhythm guitar and a lead banjo, with lots of vocals, more guitar, maybe even some mandolin is thrown in for good measure, along with bongos and a steady backbeat on the drum kit. Expect to hear country classics, traditional folk, re-worked modern tunes and original songs. But mainly, expect to hear lots of steel strings being plucked in fine fashion during this picking extravaganza. It's the very definition of Pickin' on the Greene.
For more information regarding the event visit www.downtowngreensboroga.com.