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Edwin McCain to rock Suwanee for free

SUWANEE - Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Edwin McCain - best known for his swooning love tune "I'll Be" from the late '90s - will play the Suwanee Town Center Park amphitheater for a free concert Aug. 16.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. with opening performances by up-and-coming Atlanta-based artists Gareth Asher and Sam Thacker.

McCain, a South Carolina native, is well-known for his blend of southern soul and acoustic storytelling. His hits include "I Could Not Ask for More," "Solitude," "Write Me a Song" and "Hearts Fall."

His most recent album, "Nobody's Fault But Mine" (Saguaro Road Records), a compilation of R&B covers, was released in late June.

Says Decatur-based Paste Magazine: "Edwin McCain knows how to deliver a tune. His aching tenor works best when served up raw, brimming with unfiltered emotion."

Lawn chairs and blankets, picnic dinners, friends and neighbors are welcome at Town Center Park, located at the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase. No alcohol, however, may be brought into Town Center Park.

Off-site parking and free shuttle transportation to Town Center Park will be provided. The shuttle will run from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. from Shawnee North Business Center, located at 305 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

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What: Edwin McCain at Town Center Park amphitheater

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 16

Where: The intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway in Suwanee

Cost: Free