Rescheduled Buford concert to come to fruition

BUFORD -- Originally scheduled for the beginning of May, country singers Andy Velo and Jordan Rager will play a free concert Saturday at the Buford Community Center's amphitheater.

"We are excited to have these two up-and-coming artists bring their high-energy performances to our community," BCC Director Todd Cleveland said. "We invite families to bring their chairs and blankets and come enjoy a fun concert under the stars."

Velo is known for his radio hits "Hank It Up" and "Southern Thing." He has hit the road with Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins and Kid Rock over the years.

Loganville resident Rager got his claim to fame by appearing on NBC's reality show "The Voice" and ended up on Blake Shelton's team. Although he didn't make it to the top, he has shared the stage with Kip Moore, Casey James, Gretchen Wilson, Bo Bice and David Allen Coe.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with the gates opening an hour prior to the event. BCC encourages people to bring chairs and blankets to the concert, but no outside coolers. There are concessions on site for purchase.

BCC is located at 2200 Buford Highway in Buford. For more information, visit www.bufordcommunitycenter.com or call 770-945-6762.