Going out on a high note


GALLIPOLIS — The French Art Colony’s 2017 summer concert series, Hot Summer Nights, will conclude this Thursday evening, featuring what organizers are calling an “outstanding guest performance” by the group, Hurl and Friends.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. in the outdoor pavilion at the French Art Colony, 530 First Avenue in Gallipolis.

Hurl and Friends drew a great crowd last summer, when the group made their first appearance in the FAC pavilion. They are returning Thursday evening, and again, a capacity crowd is expected.

Members of the group are John Hurlbut, the long time ranch manager at Fur Peace Ranch in Meigs County, on guitar and vocalist; Skott Brown on violin/mandolin; Mike McGannon on banjo/guitar and Terry Douds on upright bass.

Admission for this final evening of the Hot Summer Nights series is $5 and free for members of the FAC. Food will be available and there is a cash bar.

Hurl and Friends play a variety of music, something to please everyone’s taste, from Americana roots music, touching on folk, country, bluegrass and a little bit of rock and roll.

According to organizers, the FAC’s Hot Summer Nights series, with live entertainment throughout the summer each Thursday evening in the outdoor pavilion, has had a great season and the organization looks forward to providing outstanding live entertainment this Thursday evening, to conclude the 2017 series. Plans are already underway for the upcoming 2018 season.

The FAC, is a regional multi-arts center which has been serving both the youth and adults in the Tri-State area, for more than 50 years. For additional information, go to the FAC website, www.frenchartcolony.org, or call 740-446-3834.

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Hurl and Friends includes, left to right, Skott Brown on violin/mandolin, Mike McGannon on banjo/guitar, John Hurlbut on guitar and Terry Douds on upright Bass.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/09/web1_9.6-PPR-Hurl.jpgHurl and Friends includes, left to right, Skott Brown on violin/mandolin, Mike McGannon on banjo/guitar, John Hurlbut on guitar and Terry Douds on upright Bass. FAC | Courtesy
Hot Summer Nights wraps with Hurl and Friends

By Marianne Campbell

Special to OVP

Marianne Campbell is a volunteer with the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce and hosts the “Talk of the Town” radio show.