Concert planned at ‘creek’ event

Published 7:19pm Friday, April 5, 2013

With spring finally creeping across the area, plans by a committee of the Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce couldn’t have been completed at a better time.
“Kick It At The Creek” is a crawfish boil and free concert planned for Thursday, April 25 at Burnt Corn Creek Park — the brainchild of committee members Josh Godwin, Andrew Clark, Sheri Davenport and Clay Lisenby.
“We began working on plans for something like this since the beginning of the year,” Godwin said. “We met with the Mayor Lovelace who wanted to do something in Brewton to improve the quality of life here. We formed the committee and began brainstorming on something to do.”
The event is being sponsored by David’s Catfish House, Weavers Apparel and Fine Jewelry, Bonehead Boots and The L House, Godwin said.
“We just really wanted to do something that would be fun for everyone and get people out and enjoying something right here in Brewton,” Godwin said. “The concert was our first idea and the crawfish boil became a secondary kind of thing.”
Michael McGilvary will be performing during the free concert at the park with plenty of crawfish and drinks available to complete the evening.
“Michael had offered to perform at the Blueberry Festival and we thought it would be nice to contact him to see if he would be available for something in April,” Godwin said. “We are excited that he took us up on the offer. He’s a country music artist and should be very entertaining. His new-country style will be perfect for the event.”
Although anyone can enjoy the concert free of charge, there will be a charge for the crawfish, Godwin said.
“We aren’t trying to make a lot of money on the crawfish boil,” Godwin said. “We just want to break even and take care of the cost for the event. We’re only charging $10 per flat for the crawfish. We’ve had good success with crawfish at David’s in the past and thought we’d throw that into the mix for the evening. We’ll also have the Pepsi wagon set up with drinks as well.”
Godwin explained a “flat” of crawfish is the size of a flat used to measure berries or soft drinks.
Godwin said those who want to attend the event are invited to bring blankets and  lawn chairs to enjoy the evening.
“They might want to bring a little mosquito spray, too,” Godwin said. “It’s going to be an early evening event and we want everyone to come out for a good time and enjoy themselves.”
The concert and crawfish boil is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and be finished by 8:30 p.m.
Tickets for the crawfish boil portion of the event may be purchased in advance at the Chamber of Commerce office located at Brewton City Hall on Douglas Avenue. T-shirts for the event have also been created and are also for sale at the Chamber office. Tickets and shirts will also be available at the event on April 25 as long as they last.
For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 867-3224.

The event is being sponsored by the Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Brewton and sponsors.

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