Greenwood to perform at July Jamz

Published 4:16 pm Tuesday, May 3, 2022

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Lee Greenwood will perform a free outdoor concert in Andalusia this summer, in conjunction with the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall’s stop here.

The Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Andalusia, CCB Community Bank, and Covington Veterans Association jointly made the announcement this week.

The concert will be the final installment of the 2022 July JAMZ summer concert series and will be held on the lawn of Springdale in downtown Andalusia. CCB Community Bank is sponsoring the event as part of its 75th-anniversary celebration.

“We are thrilled to have this iconic performer visiting Andalusia,” Mayor Earl Johnson said. “I don’t know of a community that is more patriotic than Andalusia. To have the opportunity to have Lee Greenwood perform ‘God Bless the USA’ in the shadow of our beautiful Covington Veterans monument and the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be a wonderful expression of that patriotism.”

The City of Andalusia and Covington Veterans Foundation (CVF) are jointly hosting the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. CVF founder and board chairman John Vick, who also serves as chairman and CEO of Southern National Corp., the parent company of CCB Community Bank, said the event and the concert further CVF’s mission of honoring veterans and promoting patriotism.

“In my opinion, we could not have put together a better event,” Vick said. “The staff at CCB and the Chamber of Commerce have worked really hard to put the concert together, and we think it will be a great event not just for the county, but the entire region.”

CEO Michael Andrews said, “CCB has a long history of giving back to the Covington County community. We are pleased that we can continue that tradition with our sponsorship of this event as we celebrate our 75th anniversary.”

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Wells said, “I can’t think of a better person we could have had perform for this event than Lee Greenwood. Traditionally, July JAMZ has showcased local talent, but we are excited to have the opportunity to bring more people to our community with this special concert.”

The Three Notch Ramblers – Scott Rogers, Phillip McClung, Jeff Sellers, Jacob Sellers, and Richard Moore – will open for Greenwood.

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be displayed at the Covington Veterans Memorial, located behind the Andalusia City Hall, from Thursday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31. Greenwood will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Springdale Estate. There is no admission charge for either event.