Hardman Farm Historic Site to host Jeanette and Johnny Williams bluegrass concert

The Friends of Hardman Farm will host an outdoor bluegrass concert featuring the husband and wife team of Jeanette and Johnny Williams, on Saturday, May 11, at 5 p.m. Grounds open at 3 p.m.

“We are delighted to have this talented couple here for our third May concert at the Hardman Farm State Historic Site,” says Kate Griffith, president of the Friends of Hardman Farm group. “These award-winning performers are two of the most celebrated and successful people in bluegrass music today.”

Jeanette Williams has earned numerous awards, including being Female Vocalist of the Year four times. In 1994, Jeanette released her debut solo album, Dreams Do Come True, under the Flyin’ Cloud Records label. In 1996, she recorded a second album with her husband, Johnny, simply titled Johnny and Jeanette Williams. In 1999, Jeanette finished another solo project, Cherry Blossoms in the Springtime under the Doobie Shea Records label. It quickly landed on the bluegrass charts, where it stayed for nearly a year.

Johnny Williams is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has been named Virginia State Champion Male Vocalist twice and Songwriter of the year by the Part-Time International Champion Award Blues and Old Time (PICABO) organization. He was also the bluegrass division winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in 1998 and 1999. Johnny has also co-written with notable writers, such as Tom T. Hall. His latest album, Going My Way, was released in 2014.

Ticket price is $27 per adult and $19 for children ages 7-17. Children under 6 are free. Attendees should bring chairs, cushions and/or blankets. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Parking is free, and the concert will be held rain or shine with no refunds. Tickets are available online at hardmanfarmtickets.org.

The Hardman Farm Historic Site is at the junction of Ga. 17 and Ga. 75, just south of Helen.

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