Banjos, guitars and fiddles: Bluegrass and folk artist play at second Live at Wild Leap concert

Published 6:13 pm Sunday, August 5, 2018

It was bluegrass and folk night at the second Live at Wild Leap Saturday night. John Stickley Trio, 10 String Symphony and Brett Bass and the Melted Plectrum performed in the three-part concert series hosted by Wild Leap Brew Co., Sweetland Amphitheatre and Pure Life Studios.

Peachtree City resident Sina Millikin said it was her first time visiting the brewery.

“I’m pretty impressed because coming into LaGrange the way we came in Highway 27, it looked pretty sad,” Millikin said. “Then suddenly you get up here and it’s like ‘wow, this is nice.’ I didn’t know this was here, so I’m excited to hear the music too.”

Pure Life Studies owner Maggie McDonald said the learned a lot after hosting the first concert in June.

“I’m just excited that we’re starting to get a diverse group of listeners and performers in LaGrange,” McDonald said. “It’s fun, and it’s fun collaborating with Wild Leap and Sweetland.

The first one was fabulous and fantastic.”

Sweetland director Keyal Loveland said the event was easy going with the musicians.

“This has been a great trifecta,” Loveland said. “We love working with Wild Leap, we love working with Pure Life, and it only made sense for the three of us to join forces. We hope that this is the beginning of more to come.”

The next concert will feature Rebirth Brass Band with Maggie Koerner and Front Porch Collective on Sept. 7.

“We’ve got great music going on all over LaGrange, and I hope that everybody can make it to Pure Life or Sweetland or Wild Leap, just come support music in LaGrange,” McDonald said.