Nashville Hit Songwriters at the Downtown Center July 13

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The Summer Songwriters Series continues Saturday, July 13.

Brenau University’s Summer Songwriter Series continues on Saturday, July 13, with an intimate performance by Tony Arata and J. Fred Knobloch. Gainesville musicians Allen Nivens and April Cummings will open the show at 7 p.m.  The concert series brings legendary musicians to Brenau’s intimate auditorium at the Downtown Center, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville, giving the artists a chance to talk about their craft, the songwriting process and just have a good time. For a Brenau discount, call (770) 710-9191 for tickets.  Other tickets can be purchased at the John Jarrard Foundation website,

Garth Brooks has recorded seven of Tony Arata’s songs, including “The Dance,” which won Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music, along with several other nominations. Arata also has written songs for Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Delbert McClinton and Reba McEntire. Learn more about Tony:

Fred Knobloch has written songs for artists such as Faith Hill, George Strait, Delbert McClinton, Etta James, Ray Charles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Kenny Rogers. Learn more about Fred: