An outdoor concert full of soul, Live on the Lawn, was held on the field of the historic middle school on Pearl Street in Madison, last Thursday, May 27.

The free concert featured the soulful musical stylings of Tony Terry, Jarvis Wingfield, Greta Prince, Izzy Dortch, and Tya Storyz.

The concert was the brainchild of Bob Mackey, president of the Northeast Georgia Boys and Girls Club and Carrie Peters Reid, a Madison City Councilwoman and lead pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

The pair has teamed up in recent months to put on diverse community events focused around education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, and social interactions.

“Live on the Lawn is a scaled-down version of a Wine-Down Wednesday. Music, laughter, relaxation, and coupling live entertainment with performances from the past and giving the community an opportunity to relax while connecting through commonality,” said Mackey. “It’s all about Spreading Love as Carrie Peters would say.”

Mackey and Reid hope to create more community events moving forward.

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