Country, crawfish to hit Burnt Corn Park
Published 2:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Organizers are planning a party and residents from around the area are invited to join the fun.
The City of Brewton in partnership with the Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce will host Kick It At The Creek — a concert and dinner event at Burnt Corn Creek Park Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Country artist Micheal McGilvary will be entertaining in a free concert to start the evening and he said he’s ready to meet Brewton.
“I’m singing for the working man ‘cause that’s what I am,” MicGilvary said. “I’m really hoping for a big crowd in Brewton.”
The artist has recently started a traveling tour of concerts as he kicks his career in music into the next gear.
“I’ve already recorded and released one album,” McGilvary said. “I’ve als got some shows booked with two shows back-to-back in Troy coming up. I’ll be coming to Brewton for the show and I’m working on getting some other dates booked, too.”
McGilvary will be performing a variety of country and country-inspired music with the performance peppered with songs by artists he admired.
“I’m a Merle Haggard fan and I’ve plan on doing some of his music,” McGilvary said. “I also do some acoustic numbers as well to show off who I really am as an artist.”
McGilvary’s portion of the program is just part of the fun planned at the downtown park. Organizers are also planning a crawfish boil to help feed the body while McGilvary’s music feeds the soul.
Carol Reeves, Chamber secretary, said tickets for the crawfish boil are still available at the Chamber offices.
“We do still have tickets available and will sell them at the office until about noon on Thursday,” Reeves said. “Tickets will still be available at the event and people can purchase their crawfish when they get there. But, we will make sure that we have crawfish to fill the orders for ticket holders before anybody else. So, purchasing a ticket will ensure that you get crawfish. We will sell the flats as long as there are crawfish.”
Josh Godwin will be boiling during the day to make sure crawfish lovers enjoy the meal complete with corn and potatoes for dinner. The Pepsi wagon will also be set up with soft drinks available during the event.
Commemorative t-shirts for the event are also available at the Chamber officers for $10 each, Reeves said.
“We are getting limited already in some of the sizes,” Reeves said. “The shirt has the event logo and are really neat. We’ll have those at the Chamber office until we head down to the park. The shirts will be available at the event until we are sold out.”
Sponsors for the event are Bonehead Boots, David’s Catfish House, The L House and Weaver’s Apparel and Fine Apparel.
“We’re hoping everyone can come out and enjoy the free concert and enjoy some socializing with other people at the park,” Reeves said. “Folks should bring their blankets or lawn chairs to the park and plan for an evening of music, food and relaxation.”
For crawfish tickets, t-shirts or information about the event, contact the Chamber at 867-3224 or stop by the office inside the Brewton City Hall complex on Douglas Avenue.