From downtown Rome straight through to Riverside Parkway and wrapping up at State Mutual Stadium, a big weekend is brewing in Northwest Georgia.
It starts tonight as the Rome Braves host the Lexington Legends at 7 p.m. followed by games Saturday at 6 p.m. (featuring the Blues Brothers) and Sunday at 2 p.m.
A huge crowd is expected at Ridge Ferry Park off Riverside Parkway on Saturday as Jay Shell presents the 10th edition of Rome River Jam, headlined by Old Dominion. Gates open at 3 p.m. with Jobe Fortner kicking things off at 5 p.m. followed by Muscadine Bloodline at 5:30 p.m. Riley Green is next at 7 p.m. followed by Jon Langston at 8 and Old Dominion at 9. Various levels of tickets are available, from RV parking to “pit passes.” For more: Website / Facebook
Friday update: Jay Shell reports record presale for the tenth River Jam — more than 2,200 tickets. He expects that many walk-up customers if not more, with a projected attendance of at least 5,000.
Downtown, it will be another busy Saturday with a full day of dance recitals at the City Auditorium, so parking will be tight. Rome Civic Ballet will be hosting its annual Spring Dance Recital for some 500 dancers. There will be five show times on Saturday including 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Reserved seating is available for $3 each and can be purchased online: https://www.tututix.com/tickets/. Proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to Rome Action Ministries to feed hungry children in Floyd County. There also is free seating is available in the balcony.
And look for at least 3,000 guests in downtown Rome as Rome High salutes the Class of 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. at The Forum.
Other weekend notes:
Cartersville High School, 7:30 p.m.
Cass High School, 6 p.m.
Adairsville High School, 8 p.m.
Rome High School, 10 a.m. The Forum.
Unity Christian School, 10 a.m.
Woodland High School, 9 a.m.