In the early '90s a Christian pop-rock band was formed known as The Waiting, founded by local brothers Brad and Todd Olsen. Todd, who grew up in and lives in Lilburn, made arrangements for one of the band's first gigs to be at Lilburn Daze, the annual Arts and Crafts Festival held in Lilburn City Park.
The band would be part of the entertainment lineup at the festival and it turned out to be the launch of an amazing run for the band. In the wake of that performance, they went on to sign with a major record label, had several number one songs on radio nationally, released several albums and toured the country for a decade. As the members grew older and some of them married and settled down the band came off the road and parted ways. Todd is now coming back with a new general market alternative band which is called Oats - his childhood nickname. They have decided to have their Atlanta area debut at the 46th annual Lilburn Daze to kick off a "second act" as it was the starting point for the beginning of Todd's musical career. The Lilburn Woman's Club is excited to announce the debut of Oats on the Lilburn Daze entertainment stage. We hope you will come to this year's 46th annual Lilburn Daze Festival to be held at Lilburn City Park on Saturday, October 12 and join us at the stage at 1 pm to be a part of the launch of Oats.