Miss GG, Dog Daze close out park concerts

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2006

Not one, but two back-to-back concerts will close out Greenville Main Street's annual &#8220Concert in the Park” series next Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, April 27, there will be talent, beauty and charm to spare, as Miss Greater Greenville 2006, Kimberly Kirby, shares her vocal stylings with the crowd.

Kirby's concert will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Confederate Park.

The Miss GG Scholarship Board members will also be on hand preparing &#8220scrumptious burger baskets,” Sue Arnold, director of the board, said.

&#8220 Come out Thursday and have dinner with us in the park

– a delicious, hot-off-the-grill burger with all the fixins,' chips, dessert and a drink – for a mere five dollars a basket. Bring the family, have a great meal and enjoy the entertainment as wonderful bonus,” Arnold said.

Funds raised by the burger basket sales go to the Miss Greater Greenville Scholarship Fund.

Kirby, who will represent the area at Miss Alabama in June, is an accomplished vocalist who has performed for a number of civic organizations, schools, churches and other groups. She has also shared her Miss Alabama platform on Character Education with many area children and youth.

&#8220Kimberly is a darling girl, very talented and very down to earth. If you haven't met her, come on out Thursday and do so. If you have, come out and support this great girl,” Arnold said.

Miss GG will also be available for photos and for autographs on Thursday night.

On Friday, April 27, a versatile band with strong local ties will take the stage from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the park.

&#8220Dog Daze,” a six-man band featuring Tim Wright of Greenville and Bruce Bennett of Pine Apple, performs rock and roll hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s,'80s, southern rock, blues, country and golden oldies, Wright said.

&#8220We're some guys in our ‘40s and ‘50s who do this for fun. We've been together as a group for a year, though we have all been playing for years. We love what we do.”

The band has performed at Calico Fort, the Autauga County Fair, Hunter's Appreciation Day in Pine Apple, The Hurricane Katrina Benefit at Wal-Mart of Greenville, an October 2005 &#8220Concert in the Park” in the city and numerous private parties and corporate events.

&#8220We hope for a great crowd Friday night and look forward to playing for our hometown,” Wright said.

Main Street Executive Director Nancy Idland also hopes many music lovers will turn out both Thursday and Friday nights to enjoy Miss GG's and Dog Daze's performances, both free to the public.

&#8220Come out and join us both nights and support these talented folks. We're going to have a great time,” Idland said.