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Songwriters festival comes to Alpharetta Nov. 9 Alpharetta to host songwriters at Wire and Wood ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Downtown Alpharetta will have music flowing through the night Nov. 9 with the inaugural Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival. The first and only festival of its kind in the Atlanta area, the event will bring in over 20 art-

ists from around the Southeast to perform their hits. “Alpharetta is becoming known for its music scene and festivals filled with lively entertainment,” said Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle. “People love music, and this new event brings together great musicians who not only wrote the songs they will perform but have stories to share about the song’s history. Bring those elements together along with

a variety of great food and the awesome community of Alpharetta and you have a don’t-miss event.” Music will be flowing through the streets as the songwriters perform their soulful melodies from five different stages throughout downtown. The stage names include: Cotton House, Hop Alley, Smokejack and the grand Wire and Wood. A variety of street stages will also be set up along Milton Avenue. The free event is from 4-7 p.m. Families can come for dinner, stroll through the stages and plan to stay for the big stage performances beginning at 7 p.m. There will also be interactive stages by Music Matters and the Guitar Center set up from 4-7 p.m. Along with plenty of food trucks, the local restaurants will of course be on hand with food, beer and wine. “We are excited to be partnering and helping to bring this unique event to life, and we look forward to hosting music lovers from around the Southeast who come to town to enjoy the stories and songs of these awesome artists,” said Janet Rodgers, president and CEO of the Alpharetta Conven-

Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming is asking you to bring in a torn or faded American flag Your flag will honor a fallen veteran by being draped across their casket at the time of cremation It is a fitting tribute to veterans and a patriotic way to “retire” aged flags Flags may be dropped off Mon. thru Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exclusive endorsement of The American Legion, Department of Georgia

at Located at Ingram Funeral Home 210 Ingram Ave. Cumming GA 30040 770-887-2388

tion and Visitors Bureau. “It will be a fantastic event filled with great food, awesome music and fun entertainment for the whole family.” 

This is a rain or shine event. For more information on the festival, visit

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