Summer Songwriter Series Starts June 14

summersongwritersThe 2014 John Jarrard Summer Songwriters Series returns to Brenau’s  Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. Concert dates are June 14, July 19 and Aug. 9, each show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 a person for each show or $50 a person to attend all three shows. Purchase tickets at

This Saturday, June 14,  two prolific songwriters are featured: Rivers Rutherford, a Memphis, Tennessee native who has written songs including “When I Get Where I’m Going,” “Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You,” “Real Good Man” and “Smoke Rings in the Dark;” and Pat Algers, whose collaborations with Garth Brooks yielded four  No. 1 records, as well as the Trisha Yearwood hit “Like We Never Had A Broken Heart.”

For university alumni only, the Brenau Alumni Association is offering a pre-concert reception before the June 14 show to gather and meet the musicians. For more information contact ude.uanerb@eelt or register at