Check back soon for the preview of our official 2012 t-shirt.
What has energy, smiling faces, great rides and creative fun?
It’s the Kidz Zone at Norcross Art Fest – a hopping hangout for children of all ages. Beautiful Thrasher Park is the setting for all of the fun activities waiting for energetic young people. The free children’s arts pavilion offers wonderful craft projects, while the sand art and face-painting booths are filled with colorful imagination. Inflatables, slides, rides and the popular “kiddie” train fill the area with excitement and lots of giggles. There are always surprises in store for youngsters at the Kidz Zone, and the lively playground decorating Thrasher Park truly makes this a magical place.
Join us at Norcross Art Fest 2012 for a special Saturday evening concert beginning at 6pm with Julie Gribble!
Julie Gribble is a fresh face on the Americana/Country scene. Newly moved to Nashville, she has found her voice…a unique, powerful, and honest tone with one of a kind lyrical storytelling all wrapped up with hints of bluegrass, traditional country, with her main base in Americana. Julie grew up doing theatre, then moved on to film and television. When she moved to LA she decided to see if her dream of being a singer/songwriter could be a reality. After only a few open mics, and a lot of practice and determination, her first gig was offered to her. After that…she fell in love with music in a different way. Within a year she had recorded a CD, was signed to a small label and was on her first tour. Eight years later, Gribble’s resume has been packed full of national tv guest appearances, touring, festivals, being the face of certain brands, numerous television and film licensing on major network shows, an endorsement with Martin Guitars, and a large supporting role in a Sony Pictures film. Best part about all of this? She did it all on her OWN! Gribble is proof that hard work generosity, and honesty do pay off!
Throughout this newfound music career, Gribble has had the honor of opening up for such legends as Billy Joe Shaver and to perform her original tunes on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Julie still books her own shows, answers every fan email, and yes, sometimes needs a nap along the way, but loves what she does! Gribble says, ‘It’s about this amazing journey I’m able to be a part of. The music, fans, & laughter that happen along the way is the best part and I’m reminded everyday how blessed I am to be able to share my heart through music and hopefully touch a soul or two along the way!”
Norcross Art Fest 2012 Musical Performances Line-up
11:00-12:00 Jeannie Caryn http://www.jeanniecaryn.com
12:30-1:30 Lance Price http://www.LancePrice.net
2:00-3:00 Wesley Cook http://www.wesleycook.com
4:30-5:30 Guilty Pleasure http://www.gpband.com
6:00-8:00 Julie Gribble http://www.juliegribble.net
12:00-12:45 Lee Gamble http://www.sonicbids.com/leegamble
1:00-2:00 Yoeshi Roberts http://www.yoeshiroberts.com
2:30-3:30 Davin McCoy http://www.davinmccoy.com
4:00-5:00 The Villains http://www.thevillainsband.com
Over 45 chairs, tables and other paintable objects were donated in 2012 for the Chairs for Charity program for Norcross Art Fest. These colorful creations were made possible by the Norcross Arts Alliance, who collected and distributed the items in their original state to the local schools for their art departments to paint. The resulting whimsical designs were then auctioned off at Norcross Art Fest with one hundred percent of the proceeds going back to those schools to help support their art programs. Thanks to all of the supporters, this program raised over $3700 for funding of the participating schools’ art departments. For more information please go to the website the students of Norcross High School created especially for this program www.chairsforcharity.org.