Free concerts scheduled this weekend


Banks and Shane is playing Saturday as part of Snellville's Live on the Lawn series. (Special Photo)

NORCROSS — If it’s music Gwinnettians crave this weekend, they’ve got the chance to see two free shows with stylings that run the musical gamut.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, country rocker Natalie Stovall will play at Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, in Norcross. Described on her website as a “show-stopping singer,” Stovall was named 2012 Entertainer of the Year by the voters of Campus Activities Magazine in the Readers Choice Awards.

On Saturday, Gwinnett County residents can drive out to Snellville’s Live on the Lawn Concert series featuring “high-energy, hard-kicking, blow-the-roof off band” Banks and Shane.

The show runs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Towne Green.

Billed as “Atlanta’s Entertainment Tradition,” Banks and Shane combines “exceptional talent, consummate showmanship and professionalism and over thirty years of experience.”

Playing since 1972, the band is comprised of Banks Burgess on banjo and guitar, Paul Shane on guitar and trombone, Chuck Shane on drums and bass, Jim Durand on electric and Dennis Law on drums.

For more information about the bands, visit www.banksandshane.com or www.nataliestovall.com.