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Sunday Evening Hike @ Sandy Springs w/ Optional Free Concert

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Heritage Green on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 10 2018  5:30 pm >> Sun, Jun 10 2018 6:30 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, May 28 2018 9:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jun 10 2018 3:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:3 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Gayle M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


 Join me for a fun Sunday evening hike around Sandy Springs and then an optional free concert with Swingin' Medallions at Heritage Green. We will meet at Heritage Green on the right side when facing the stage on the 1st-3rd tier.

We will hike 3 miles at a moderate pace around the Sandy Springs area ending back at the Heritage Green. The hike will last from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For those opting to stay after the hike, we will eat & socialize from 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm when the concert begins.

Free parking is available in designated lots off Sandy Springs Place and Sandy Springs Circle. There will be Sandy Springs police directing traffic. DO NOT park in private retail establishments and centers parking lotsincluding City Walk (Kroger) and Centre Court (formerly ACE Hardware). Towing will be enforced. View the parking map at . Click on the map to enlarge it.

For those staying for the concert ~ Arrive before 5:00 pm when the gates open. Lines begin forming around 4:30 pm. Allow enough time to park & walk to the gate. We will then set up our chairs on the right side facing the stage on the 1st-3rd tier & leave them with our coolers while we hike. We need to be set up before the hike begins promptly at 5:30 pm.

Swingin' Medallions (Beach Favorites) concert is from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and is located at Heritage Green on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn. Concerts by the Springs is presented free of charge by Heritage Sandy Springs. Attendees are welcome to bring camping/beach chairs and blankets. Picnic baskets and coolers are welcomed. Additional food will be available for purchase from specialty food food trucks (1 food truck & 1 dessert truck (ice cream & popcicles)). Kroger is just across the street if you want to purchase food & drinks. Beer, wine, sodas, and water will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting Heritage Sandy Springs. You can also bring your own food & beverages but remember to drink responsibly.

The Swingin' Medallions have been based out of the Greenwood South Carolina area, since the early 1960's. Their musical roots came from listening to the early rhythm and blues acts. The music most often associated with the band is beach music, frat rock, R&B, or shaggin' music. After a few years of touring colleges from the Carolinas to the Louisiana Bayou, John McElrath took the group to Arthur Smith's Studio in Charlotte North Carolina, to record "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)". The song became a million seller in 1966, and has been a party classic for college students for decades. "She Drives Me Out Of My Mind" and "Hey, Hey, Baby" were top 40 hits in 1966 and 1967, but "Double Shot" remains the signature song of the Swingin' Medallions.
The members of the Swingin' Medallions have changed over the past thirty years, with John McElrath being the leader and only member to be performing today. The personnel of the band has always included around eight members with at least a four piece horn section. The high energy party style stage performance of the first Medallions has been passed down to the band that performs today. The present Medallions stage show has coined them the name "The Party Band of the South."
Many of the Medallions attended and graduated from Lander University in Greenwood, SC while performing in the south east. The University of Georgia was also the home of some of the band members.
Lewis Grizzard wrote in a 1993 article that, "Even today, when I hear the Swingin' Medallions sing "Double Shot of My Baby's Love, " it makes me want to stand outside in the hot sun with a milkshake cup full of beer in one hand and a slightly-drenched nineteen-year-old coed in the other."


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If Staying for Optional Concert ~

Camping/Folding Chair

Dinner / Snacks / Beverages or purchase at the site

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Heritage Green on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn

6110 Blue Stone Road                                   GPS Coorindates ~

Sandy Springs, GA 30328                               33.9221612, -84.38235470000001

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