Athens-Concord Town Social Marking 29th Year On Aug. 16

For Immediate Release: 
Jul 14 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,      




ATHENS, W.Va. – Celebrating its 29th year, the Athens-Concord Town Social will be held Sunday, Aug. 16 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Concord University’s front lawn. Theme for 2015 is “Athens and Concord University: A Community United.”

Offering a family friendly, small town atmosphere, the Town Social features live musical entertainment, children’s games, free admission and an array of craft vendors and informational displays.

Two popular area musical groups return to the Town Social stage this year. Margo and the Bluegills are back with their “eclectic, rockin, folkin blues” while The Allen Smith Trio will entertain with “classic R&B with a twist of smooth jazz and soul.”

Individuals, along with a local business, who have enhanced community and campus life, will also be honored during the festivities.

Historically held the second Sunday in August each year, this longstanding tradition for Concord University and the Town of Athens is taking place on the third Sunday of August for 2015.

The change is being made to open up the yearly gathering to Concord students and their families who will be on campus that day moving into the residence halls for the Fall 2015 semester.  The new date will also encourage faculty returning to campus to attend.

For general information about the Town Social contact Dr. Sarah Beasley, co-chair, at or 304-384-6298 or Sarah Turner, co-chair, at or 304-384-5348.


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.