Athens-Concord Town Social Announces Theme And Entertainment Lineup

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 16 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





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

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.

Event organizers say 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.

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.”

Vendors are invited to set up a booth, free-of-charge, during the social. To reserve a vendor space, contact Sharon Griffee at 304-384-3243 or Pat Edge at 304-384-7709. Reservations may also be made online at: The deadline for vendor reservations is Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.


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.