The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Program is excited to announce our first annual Downtown Art Market. This event evolved out of a partnership with the Booth Photography Guild and the Booth Artists Guild to bring a one of a kind art market to Downtown Cartersville. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st, and will be held downtown in Friendship Plaza. The market will feature over 30 artists from the surrounding counties as well as a musician’s showcase, a performance from the Etowah Jazz Society and beer and wine sales from Maine Street Coastal Cuisine. The market will start at 11:00AM and close at 6:00PM, allowing attendees to dine at the many downtown restaurants. This is a free event that is being sponsored by Modern Woodman of America; Garth Gherardini is the local contact for that organization.
The market will feature entertainment from local musicians from 11am-3pm with three amazing bands performing: The Rovers, The Reese Boyd Project, and South of Heaven. The Rovers: Comprised of our very own downtown Cartersville business owners, these talented young, musicians perform an alternative-progressive rock that is original, fresh, and unique. The Reese Boyd Project: Features local 15 year old guitar prodigy; Reese Boyd of Cass High School who plays your favorite B-side rock classics rarely heard unless on your own turntable. South of Heaven: These talented musicians (only 17-19 years old) are from Taylorsville and Armuchee, Georgia. They’ve just released their first CD (now on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Soundcloud) and have been called “The New Wave in Southern Rock” with successful opening slots for David Allen Coe and others.
To close out the evening, following the Musician’s Showcase, the Etowah Jazz Society will play for the remainder of the evening until 6:00PM. The EJS is a group of dedicated local area musicians who love to perform a wide variety of music, ranging from Big Band-era classics and jazz standards to Broadway and pop favorites. Always a big hit, they are the perfect end to a delightful day.