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Bainbridge hosts Star-Spangled Flint Concert on 4th of July

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 17:17:14-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) — This Fourth of July is also all about the music, with concerts happening across South Georgia Thursday night.

We've been told that close to 10,000 people are expected to come to Bainbridge's annual Star-Spangled Flint Concert and Fireworks show. That's not the only area where people can catch a concert Thursday night.

About half an hour east in Cairo, the city is preparing for their second annual Concert on the Lawn Fourth of July celebration. Due to the threat of rain, the concert will not actually be on the lawn. Instead, the fun has been moved inside of the gym.

Regardless of the weather, Mayor Booker Gainor tells us that he's expecting about 200 people to come out to the high school for family-friendly concert. Events like this one are a way for residents to come together and continue growing as a community.

"It just feels as though I'm seeing change. I'm just seeing that we're really honing in into this family oriented environment," said Mayor Gainor. "It's inclusive. It's diverse. It's for every walk of age, every walk of life to come in and partake in these festivities."

The concert in Cairo starts at 6 p.m. with Steve Walden and the C6 Band, as well as local DJ, DJ Ososmooth. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. and last for about half an hour.

As for Bainbridge, the fun starts at 5:45 p.m. with The Paul Nelson Band, followed by Better than Ezra. The fireworks show will begin in Bainbridge at 9:45 p.m. and is choreographed to music.