Ida Cox Music Series
Named for a famed blues singer and Toccoa native, the Ida Cox Music Series features weekly free outdoor concerts in historic downtown Toccoa.
Main Street Toccoa Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the Main Street Department wanted to have a music event in the downtown area for some time and this series was the result.
"We have such a rich history of music here and we wanted to do something to help showcase music in Toccoa and Stephens County," said Crosby.
Crosby said the series is named for Ida Cox, who was born Ida Prather in Toccoa before going off to make her mark in the music world in the first part of the 20th century.
"She started as a vaudeville performer and was one of the pioneers of the blues genre of music," said Crosby.
Concerts are scheduled every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. on Doyle Street from Sage Street to Pond Street. Crosby said people can expect a wide variety of music during the series.
"Every week, we will have different groups performing and a different genre will be highlighted during that particular evening," said Crosby.
A local group will start the show, followed by a headline act. The concerts are free to attend.