Durham-Greene receives contract from city of Pickens

By Ben Robinson

Courier Staff

PICKENS — In a meeting rescheduled due to Presidents Day, Pickens City Council approved a contract for $155,000 with Durham-Greene Inc. last week to construct a roof for the city’s amphitheater.

“It will be real similar to the original design,” city administrator Bruce Evilsizor said. “This will be $25,000 cheaper than the original.”

The roof is on track to be finished by Memorial Day.

“This will be better for the band,” Evilsizor said. “Some bands simply won’t come unless you have a roof.”

The amphitheater series is set to begin the first week of June, with the Folsom Prison Gang set to visit on June 4. The Jamie Wright Experience will be in town on June 11, followed by Soul Ripple on June 18, Blues Revival on June 25, Last Road Bluegrass on July 2, Splitshot on July 9, The TruTones on July 16, Itchy and the Chiggers on July 23, Juke Box 45 on July 30, Sweet Potato Pie Kids on Aug. 6, Jake Gill Band on Aug. 13, The Shawn James Band on Aug. 20 and The Hired Help on Aug. 27.

Bands will play from 7-10 p.m., and admission is free.