By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
City of Norcross to Celebrate Memorial Day with the 313th Army Brass Quintet Band
May 30th celebration to include food, music and fun

Norcross – The City of Norcross will be hosting a patriotic celebration for Memorial Day on May 30 in Thrasher Park beginning at 11:30 a.m. that will include food, music and a special guest speaker. Headlining the event, Major Nelson Ramos, retired, US Army, will speak at noon followed by a performance by the 313th Army Brass Quintet Band. Hotdogs will be provided by the Masonic Lodge. 

flag photo rt190The May 30th Memorial Day Celebration is just the beginning of an exciting lineup of summertime events for Norcross. The city will also be hosting the Summer Concert Series beginning on May 27; the BluesBerry Music and Beer Festival on June 18; Red White and Boom on July 3; and Jazz in the Alley beginning on July 16. Join historic Norcross this summer in grooving to 80’s music, singing along to Jimmy Buffett tunes and swaying to cool jazz. All concerts are free and local restaurants are happy to create the perfect picnic for concert and event goers.

“We are thrilled to offer our citizens and friends of Norcross a celebration of summer through these events and a fantastic concert series,” said City of Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson. “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the creative energy of our city.”

The Summer Concert Series kicks off on Friday, May 27 and continues thru September in Thrasher Park. Jazz in the Alley returns once again on July 16 as they transform Betty Mauldin Park into a street party with a funky vibe for four great concerts into October.

On June 18, the BluesBerry Music and Beer Festival will be held in Betty Mauldin Park and Jones St. from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Your mood will surely lighten with the lineup of blues musicians set to entertain into the evening. Don’t forget to look for Norcross’ downtown merchants and restaurants that will be creating signature “BluesBerry” cocktails, desserts, specials and more! For more information, visit http://bluesberrybeerfestival.com

Event Details: 

2016 Summer Concert Series—7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Thrasher Park

May 27 — The Rupert’s Orchestra

June 10 — Georgia Red Clay

June 24 — King of Pop

July 8 — Butch and the Buckheads

July 22 — Satin Finish

August 5 – Blended 328

August 19 — A-Town A-List

September 2 — A1A
                                                            

2016 Jazz in the Alley—7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Betty Mauldin Park

July 16 — Laura Coyle

August 13 — Eric Thomas

September 24 — Tony Hightower

October 8 — Gabbie McGee 

For more information, visit aplacetoimagine.com.   

About the City of Norcross
Incorporated in 1870, the city of Norcross has been very busy securing a solid standing as both an eco-conscious community and world-class art district in the nearly century and a half since. Voted Gwinnett County’s “Best Arts & Cultural Scene” by Gwinnett Magazine, Norcross has become well-known for its unconventional public artsprojects. In addition to earning both Gold and Silver Level awards as a “Green Community” from the Atlanta Regional Commission, Norcross has been recognized as a “Best Green Government” by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and “Tree City USA” by The Arbor Day Foundation. The Sustainable Norcross Commission has earned regional applause for its efforts to spearhead the City’s local pro-environment practices. The city’s famed tree canopy, 11 parks and more than 31 acres of beautifully maintained public green space serve as popular gathering spaces for residents and visitors alike. A jam-packed calendar ofevents and eclectic collection of shops and restaurants serve to keep the historic downtown area bustling year-round. Creative souls from all walks of life are encouraged to “come unwind” and enjoy the positive energy that earns Norcross its reputation as “a place to imagine.”