Greene County

Greeneville prepares for The Band Perry concert

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - The anticipation is building in downtown Greeneville as Saturday approaches. That's because The Band Perry is coming back to their hometown and performing a free concert on Main Street.

"They're launching their new album 'Pioneer' and they're going to be singing songs that's on that album," says Tom Ferguson, President of Greene County Partnership.

And this isn't the first time, two years ago the award winning band launched their first album in Greeneville, and even though they only had one hit at the time, 70-thousand peopled showed up. So, you can expect this weekend's show to draw a huge crowd.

"No matter where you go, it's the talk of the community because they just love them," Ferguson says.

We're told the best place to park will be here at Hal Henard Elementary School, where a shuttle will be picking people up and taking them downtown. "You can assure that will be the quickest way to get to downtown Greeneville is by doing that."

When it comes to getting everything ready, hundreds of volunteers will be on hand before, during, and after the concert.
"All the security, all the fire protection, all the clean-up...keep in mind that the next morning is Easter Sunday and we've got six or seven churches downtown. We have to have it ready for people to come and go to church Easter Sunday," Ferguson says.

This concert is sponsored by General Mills and they are focusing on 'Outnumber Hunger'. While this is a free concert, they will be selling wristbands in hopes of raising money for a good cause.
"They sell for a dollar and all the money is going to go to Second Harvest Food Bank and they're going to be selling 10-thousand of them so hopefully they'll all sell out and they'll raise 10-thousand dollars."

The concert starts at 6 o'lcock.
If there is inclement weather, the concert will be held at Hal Henard School.
Ferguson says this is a family friendly event.
No alcohol, coolers, lounge chairs, or tents.
They say they want to maintain as much room as possible for fans.

We're also told there will be concessions and vendors set up downtown.

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