From its launch in May, the “City Green Live” free outdoor concert series drew hundreds of audience members to City Springs.

A crowd of about 300 turned up for the final installment of the “City Green Live” free concerts at City Springs. (Phil Mosier)

The series at the Sandy Springs civic center wrapped up its debut season Oct. 4 with Joe Gransden and his big band. Mayor Rusty Paul welcomed the opening audience of about 300 to the City Green park.

The city said that, based on a crowd-estimating map tool, it believes 2,000 to 3,000 people attended the concert over the course of the evening. The city also estimates that an average of 2,000 people attended each of the 11 concerts in the debut series.

Upcoming events in the park include a free screening of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” on Oct. 18 and the city’s annual Veterans Day tribute on Nov. 11. The theaters in the Performing Arts Center at City Springs host many other events. For more information, see

Photos by Phil Mosier.

Update: This story has been updated with information about the city’s attendance estimates.

John Ruch

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