Pickens reschedules fireworks display

PICKENS — With The Tams set to return to the city’s new amphitheater July 27 for a makeup performance after rain cancelled their Azalea Festival performance in April, Pickens officials figured there was no better time to make up for another rainout.

Following the Tams’ performance, the city will host a dazzling fireworks display that was originally set to take place on Main Street for Pickens Celebrates the Fourth, which was canceled earlier this month after torrential downpours rolled through the city.

Pickens city council members voted at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night to use the fireworks purchased for the Independence Day celebration to put an exclamation mark on The Tams’ performance July 27.

In addition to the concert and fireworks, West Main Street will be host to a cruise-in and other activities, beginning at 4 p.m. that day.

The concert, which begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m., and cruise-in are free and open to the public.

The summer concert series at the amphitheater continues this weekend when the Young Appalachian Musicians perform from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and Most Wanted Bluegrass takes the stage from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday night.

Performers scheduled to play at the amphitheater next month include the Trey Ward Band, the City Street Band, Taylor Stewart, New Dixie Storm and The Hired Help.