Summertime Fun After the Sun Goes Down!
It’s not just Mother Nature that comes to life in the Spring. We all do! By summertime, Forsyth’s theater and music productions, shopping, and restaurants are bustling, and we are looking for some fun after the sun goes down!
People are out and about, enjoying both the weather and all the amazing offerings that exist in our community. We encourage you to read about some highlights — and then go out and enjoy all the things to do in Forsyth, GA! Have a GREAT summer in Forsyth!
Venue: Monroe County Fine Arts Center
For more than 50 years, the Isaacs have been entertaining and blessing audiences across the world with their unmatched gospel bluegrass roots and their impeccable musicianship. The nine-time Dove Award winners toured with the Gaithers for more than 20 years and have also shared the stage with icons like Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, Marty Stuart, Don Williams, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Alison Krauss and their dear friend, Ricky Skaggs, who just this past year invited the Isaacs to become members of the Grand Ole Opry. Their last three albums have received Grammy nominations and in 2020, they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Isaacs will take the stage at the Monroe County Fine Arts Center on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Buy your tickets today.
The Return got its start in 1995 when four young friends from the Atlanta area got together to play their favorite Beatles songs “just for fun.” Originally named “The Roaches,” they were asked by a friend to perform in front of an audience in a one-time gig and “the rest is history.” Over time, they polished their act by striving for a high level of authenticity to recreate the Beatles’ early sixties concert experiences. In the past decade, they have performed across the United States and overseas, including at Abbey Road Studios in London, and headlining the 40th anniversary celebration of the Beatles visits to Tokyo with a tour of Japan. You may also remember their stop at our Fine Arts Center back in 2017. The Return is coming back to Forsyth on Saturday, July 23. You can catch them on stage at the Monroe County Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Buy your tickets today.
Malcolm Mitchell is a native of Valdosta, Georgia. He’s one of the top ten all time receivers at the University of Georgia (UGA) and helped the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl in 2017. During his freshman year in college, Mitchell developed a love of reading. Initially, reading was a challenge, however, through perseverance, books became an avenue for expanding his curiosity, creativity, and learning. In 2015, Malcolm authored and published a children’s book, The Magician’s Hat and created a youth literacy initiative called Read with Malcolm. Today, Mitchell is a Scholastic Author and two times Children’s Author of the Year by the Georgia Writers Association. His inspirational story has been featured nationally on CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Sports, ESPN, USA Today, CNN, MSNBC and the NFL Network, and been featured in numerous magazines and newspaper articles, including USA Today and Sports Illustrated Kids. Mitchell will bring his inspirational story to the Monroe County Fine Arts Center on Thursday, July 28. Learn how the importance of literacy changed his life, and experience a one-on-one book signing opportunity with Mitchell. This free, family-friendly event starts at 6 p.m. You don’t want to miss it!
Venue: Courthouse Square
•June 4th: Concert on the Square featuring The Grapevine Band with opening act Swain & the OGs. 7:00pm
•July 2nd: Forsyth Main Street USA Celebration: This will be the Independence Day celebration. There will be a concert in addition to the firework show starting at 9:30pm. The concert will start at 8:00pm and will be headlined by Atlanta’s Contagious Band. Call 478.994.7747 for location. It is a block off the Square.
•August 6th: Final summer concert featuring The Swingin’ Medallions at 8:00pm
Venue: The Rose Theater