THOMASVILLE — The City of Thomasville’s First Friday Sip and Stroll concert series continues this Friday, November 1 from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Thomasville. This month’s theme is “Fall Fest,” and the concert will feature the musical stylings of the Mainstream Band. 

“We are excited to welcome the Mainstream Band to The Ritz Amphitheater stage,” said Madison Eaton, City of Thomasville events coordinator. “This south Georgia band is a hot commodity for every event from weddings to college football halftime shows.” 

From 6-8 p.m., before the concert begins, you’re invited to explore the many different First Friday specials on offer from participating downtown merchants, including extended hours, happy hour specials, and merchandise discounts. Make sure you grab a Sip and Stroll cup and a matching wristband at participating restaurants so you can sip and stroll with your favorite beer or wine. 

Just before the concert begins at 8 p.m., the winner of the “Fall in Love with Tville” promotion will be announced at The Ritz Amphitheater. This popular and award-winning social media campaign allows visitors and residents to share their fall photos of Thomasville, vote on their favorites, and win great prize packages — all by using the hashtag #FallInLoveWithTville. 

“The ‘Fall in Love with Tville’ campaign took off with a bang this year,” says Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism manager. “We received so many creative and exciting entries featuring gorgeous vistas, fall on the farm, couples and families, and even delicious looking plates of food, all right of which can be found right here in Thomasville.”

The winning photographs will be featured in various marketing campaigns throughout 2020. 

“We always love seeing what our city through the eyes of visitors and residents. It’s these pictures that help us tell others what is so special about our city all throughout the year,” said Hayes. 

The Mainstream Band works hard to live up to their namesake, playing an exciting, high energy show filled with mainstream music that fans of all ages can enjoy. 

The band has opened up for big names in country music such as Chris Young, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton. 

First Friday Sip and Stroll events are held monthly, March through December, and are always free and open to the public. Participating downtown shops and restaurants will be open late. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a night of music and art at The Ritz Amphitheater. For more information, visit www.thomasvillega.com or call the Visitors Center at (229) 228-7977. 

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