Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Busy Weekend in Downtown Newnan

Main Street Newnan’s Spring Art Walk , Charles Wadsworth and Friends Concert and Major Motion Picture filming

This year’s Charles Wadsworth & Friends concert takes on special significance as it serves as a celebration of acclaimed pianist and musician Charles Wadsworth’s 80th birthday. This year’s concert will be this Saturday. This year also marks a turning point in Wadsworth’s career as he approaches an octogenarian status and looks forward to a less rigorous schedule. Wadsworth stated, “I’ve been involved in the Festival in Spoleto, Italy, for 50 years now and in the Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston for well over 30 years. I’ve enjoyed touring, but it’s involved traveling from one city to another, often without a break, and much of it has been international traveling for extended periods.”

“We could not be more excited to have a concert of this caliber returning to Newnan,” said Gina Snider, city of Newnan public information officer.

Tickets for the 7:30 pm event will be available at Scott’s Bookstore in Newnan, Morgan’s Jewelry in Ashley Park, and the Bank of Coweta at Thomas and at the window the night of the concert. General seating adult tickets are $20 and Senior/Student tickets are $15.

Main Street Newnan will host the Annual Spring Art Walk on Friday from 5-8pm. The event is a walking gallery show that takes guests into the stores of Downtown merchants to enjoy local art, refreshments and great conversation. The Art Walk will begin at Flint Gallery of Panoply on Greenville Street. Maps will be available at participating merchants with artist locations and information about the evening’s events.

“This is the biggest show we have had since the event started five years ago” said Linda Kee, Director of Business Development. “It’s exciting to see how much the Art Walk has grown.” Musicology will be providing live entertainment along the square. There will also be live music at Espresso Lane, Gridiron Grill, Ten East Washington and The Alamo. This year’s Art Walk is sponsored by The Preserve.

All Main Street Newnan events are free and open to the public. For more information about Main Street Newnan or how to become a member of the organization visit, call 770-253-8283 or email at

A major motion picture, "Zombieland," is scheduled for this weekend to shoot scenes in Newnan for the upcoming horror/comedy starring Woody Harrelson. Filming is scheduled to begin in downtown on Saturday. Shooting will take place on a portion of Greenville Street in the vicinity of East Broad Street and the Court Square. Shooting will also take place at a home on Wilcoxon Street and on LaGrange Street at the railroad overpass.

“We want to invite citizens to come out and experience downtown Newnan at its best with all the different wonderful events going on, said Gina Snider, city of Newnan public information officer. Citizens should be advised there will be some street closings on Sunday but detour routes will be provided.”

“Zombieland” is a production of Sony Pictures and Zombieland Productions, LLC. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer. The post-apocalyptic film has been described as "Dumb and Dumber" meets zombies.
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