Upcoming Things To Do In Cobb County

Two community wide egg hunts planned for Friday and Saturday, April 4 & 5

The Hunt 2009 at Jim Miller Park had to be canceled due to inclement weather, but the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is planning two community wide hunts this weekend. Ward Recreation Center, located at 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, will host an event 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, April 3. For more information, call 770-528-8885. Ron Anderson Recreation Center, located in Wild Horse Creek Park at 3820 Macedonia Road, Powder Springs, will host an event 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 4. For more information, call 770-439-3611.

Big music stars set to perform at Mable House this summer

Music legend B.B. King is just one of the many entertainers signed up to perform at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre this season. Other famous acts scheduled include The B-52s, Kenny G., Montgomery Gentry, Peter Frampton, KC and the Sunshine Band, the musical “Smoke on the Mountain” and the Marshall Tucker Band.

“It’s a higher level of artist than we’ve had before,” Cobb County Cultural Affairs Director Elizabeth Weaver said. “I think this is a good representation of our ‘please bring them’ list.” She explained that each performer was requested in surveys of previous concertgoers.

King, who will perform Wednesday, Sept. 2, has personified blues music for more than half a century with signature hits such as “The Trill is Gone,” “Payin’ the Cost to Be the Boss” and “How Blue Can You Get.” He has released more than 50 albums since he started recording in the 1940s. It will be the first time King has performed at the Mableton venue.

Country duo Montgomery Gentry, consisting of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will open the season Friday, May 29. The two have spent a decade on the national stage with more than 20 charted singles and hit the top of the charts three times with “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something To Be Proud Of” and “Lucky Man.”

KC and the Sunshine Band, known for the classis dance song “That’s the Way (I Like It),” will perform on Saturday, June 13. Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G. will take the stage accompanied by the Cobb Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 20. The Marshall Tucker Band, which hit the charts with “Heard It in a Love Song,” will perform its Southern rock on Friday, June 26. New Wave rock band The B-52s, known for hits such as “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster” will bring its trademark vocals Friday, Aug. 14. Classic rocker Peter Frampton, whose “Do You Feel Like I Do” became a charted hit in 1976 on one of the best-selling albums in history, will play Wednesday, Aug. 19. “Smoke on the Mountain,” a bluegrass gospel musical, will close the season Sept. 18-20.

Season tickets will be available Monday, April 13, and individual tickets go on sale Monday, April 20. Tickets for individual shows range from $15 to $55. Four person tables in front of the stage are available for $350 per show. The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. To buy tickets, call the box office at 770-819-7765, visit the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre box office in the Cobb Civic Center or visit mablehouse.org or ticketmaster.com.

A living legend coming to Anderson Theatre

Mickey and Jan Rooney will celebrate their 29 years of marriage and his more than 80 years in show business during their “Let’s Put on a Show” performance 8 p.m., Saturday, April 4. Tickets are $30. The show will be at Jennie T. Anderson, located in the Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase, call 770-528-8490 or visit ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit cobbcounty.org/PRCA.