Casto also planned to invite the community to come to the eight-member band’s rehearsals at Alpharetta Arts Center. The band’s Alpharetta events are canceled at least through August and though Brooke Street Park concerts are currently scheduled in September, Casto is uncertain that city officials will allow them to take place.
City council members will decide in August, he said.
“Opening the rehearsals, that was going to be new for us,” Casto said. ‘We all have a good attitude about it. We’re just trying to keep it rolling.”
Johns Creek’s Summer Concert Series at the Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park have been on hold since May. But performances are scheduled for the Georgia Players Guild on Aug. 29 and the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 3.
Scott Harb, owner of Oak St. Bottle Shop, has been a beer and wine vendor at the concert series in Johns Creek and Roswell for several years, and planned to start selling at the Concerts by the Springs shows in Sandy Springs this year.
With shows canceled, Harb is holding free live music entertainment on Fridays in the parking lot of his business with tents and tables spaced 6-10 feet apart. The bottle shop owner said up to 80 people can be socially distanced on the 30,000-square-foot space.
Music is performed 6-10 p.m., family friendly and pets are allowed, he added.
Every other Friday, Harb offers free food such as burgers or wings which are prepared outside. Beer and wine is sold inside. No hard liquor is sold at the bottle shop.
“People feel safer with everything outdoors,” he said. “This isn’t usually the last stop for people. They might leave here and go downtown to Canton Street.”
Musician Tim Tyler performs on keyboards, harmonica and guitar this Friday. Trumpeter Joe Gransden’s quartet usually performs on the third Friday of the month. Harb said he posts upcoming artists on social media.