Main Street: Greeneville will be sponsoring a free concert on Friday, Aug. 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., rain or shine.
The concert will be held on West Depot Street between Main and Irish streets.
The event is planned as the first of a number of Music Off Main concerts to be held in a variety of downtown locations, according to a news release from Main Street: Greeneville.
MERCHANTS STAY OPEN
Many downtown merchants will remain open that evening until 6:30 p.m.
A news release urges citizens to "Come early and shop with your local participating downtown merchants prior to the concert, and eat dinner at a downtown restaurant or enjoy various foods offered by local vendors along West Depot St."
Andrew Johnson Bank is the title sponsor of the first Music Off Main event.
DRAWING FOR PRIZES
During the concert, a drawing will be held for a variety of prizes provided by downtown merchants including a $50 dinner gift card from Brumley's Restaurant and a one-night stay at the General Morgan Inn.
To register and be eligible for the drawing, individuals need to visit one or more of the participating downtown businesses, fill out a free registration card and leave it with the merchant.
Registration cards will be available during the entire week of the concert up until 6 p.m. Friday.
Participating businesses are The General Morgan Inn, Brumley's Restaurant, Monterey Mexican Restaurant, Evan's Jewelry and Gallery, Greeneville Antique Market, P. Bradford & Friends, Roberts Furniture, Central Drug Store, Towne and Country Event Rentals and Venues, Joe Waggoner Hardware, Ragan's Furniture and Antiques, Artspace4 Gallery, Inn Style Boutique, and Greeneville Credit Jewelers.
Participants may fill out registration cards at more than one participating business; however, only one entry per person per merchant is allowed.
Contest winners must be present at the event at the time of the drawing in order to win.
TREY HENSLEY BAND
Headlining the concert is The Trey Hensley Band.
Hensley, a native of Jonesborough, plays his own brand of traditional honky-tonk music.
Hensley hit the road with his four-piece band several years ago, and has toured from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and Nebraska to North Carolina.
He is now returning to his native Tennessee for a few concert dates.
To learn more about the Trey Hensley Band or hear some of the group's music, visit online at http://www.treyhensley.com.
Greeneville musician Stephen Winslow will open for The Trey Hensley Band.
Winslow plays lead guitar in the group Sandy Ray and The Cold Shoulders and is one of the best known guitarists in the region, according to the Main Street: Greeneville news release.
Winslow's repertoire includes Americana, honky-tonk and Appalachian style music. He will showcase some of his original work.
INDOORS IF RAIN
In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the First Presbyterian Church.
The event is free, and families are invited to bring their children and chairs for the special summertime event.
The concert is a project of Main Street: Greeneville.
It is hoped that through this event and others like it, there will be renewed interest in downtown Greeneville and the many excellent businesses and opportunities available there, the news release stated.
For additional details about the Music Off Main event, visit http://www.mainstreetgreeneville.org.