Round Up at The Gardens set for July 28

Published 11:08 am Friday, July 20, 2018

By J.R. Tidwell / Editor

The Gardens of Clanton will be hosting a concert, titled Round Up at The Gardens, on July 28.

The event will feature performances from three separate acts.

Jessie Lynn, “Alabama’s Singing Cowgirl,” and her horse Captain Rebel will be headlining the show.

According to the artist’s website, “Jessie Lynn is an award-winning independent country music singer and songwriter and proud CMA member. She has opened for The Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Jessica Meuse and Shane Owens.”

The other two acts are the Chosen II and the Mike Lowery Trio.

“Jessie Lynn will be performing from 10 a.m. to noon. The other two acts will be from noon until 2 p.m.,” said Gardens administrator Vickie Patterson Moseley.

“The residents are really excited about her coming. She is going to bring her horse and do ‘God Bless America’ first. Any kids who are here will be able to pet the horse and get their picture taken with it. It will be lots of fun.”

The cost to attend the event will be $2 for adults, which will include a hot dog and water, Kids will get in free.

“We are going to have a bounce house and games for the kids, and all of that is free,” Moseley said.

Moseley said a gentleman online contacted her about the possibility of bringing in Jessie Lynn to perform.

“He said you are always doing things with your residents and including everybody in the community,” Moseley said. “Making everything fun. He suggested inviting (Jessie Lynn) to our community to perform because she’s really good. I had not heard of her. I looked her up and said yes, we want her to perform here. He had Jessie Lynn call me. She loves the elderly too and wanted to interact with them. She said she’d love to come and perform for us.”

Moseley said an event held at The Gardens several years ago helped give GOC the idea to make this concert a larger event.

“We held a concert like this about six years ago,” she said. “We had four Southern gospel quartets who sang outside, and we raised money for Relay for Life. It was a great event.

“After getting Jessie Lynn to come we decided to get more acts to perform to make it a bigger event. We try to do one big event a month to get our residents and their families together. We thought it would be a good idea to involve anyone who wants to come. They can see the facility, hear some good music and have a good time.”

Gardens activities coordinator Tabitha Hines said that once GOC had Jessie Lynn, putting the rest of the event together was not that difficult.

“We do a lot of things with the community already, and a lot of our sponsors work with us throughout the year,” she said. “The other two acts come and sing here all the time.“

Hines said that all of Gardens’ proceeds from the event will go to the facility and its activities fund.

“You will be able to buy raffle tickets for things that have been donated by local shops,” Hines said. “We have a ton of door prizes. We will also have baked goods.”

Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs for the event for seating. Hines said some tents will be set up to provide shade.

The Gardens of Clanton is located at 850 Scott Drive.