The annual Everett Music Barn all-day event is Saturday in Suwanee, and this year it also marks one year since the iconic site reopened under new ownership.
"I can't believe this weekend will be one year (since) we reopened, and this was one of the best days of my life," family member Tommy Everett said on the Facebook page. "Rena (Everett McDaniel) has got a lot of stuff to give away, so come on down and help us support the Everett's music barn."
Last year, the all-day benefit event was held in June, but the intense heat was bothersome.
Events will start at 2 p.m., Tommy Everett said, with a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. Various performers will take the stage in the barn, as well as in the main house on the property. The property is at 4055 Stonecypher Road in Old Town Suwanee near Duluth.
The barn was built by hand in the 1970s with material from a destroyed apartment building in Norcross. Regular Saturday night performances dating to then were temporarily halted in late 2010, when Roger Everett's death led to the property being put up for sale.
But three Gwinnett-based families combined to buy the property, and the weekly performances resumed in April 2011. Over the years, the site has hosted some nationally known performers.
Jennifer Falk, one of the new owners, has been working to integrate the music barn into Suwanee affairs. She supports the city's efforts to establish a national historic district in Old Town. Also, the city will hold a potluck picnic at the barn on April 29 to roll out its first draft of the 20/20 Vision strategic plan.