Thursday was a good day for music in the park as the Wheeler family, left to right, Conagher, 7, Emily, 9 and mom Aimee   with the family dog Lolly on her lap -- discovered at the kick-off to the Arts Association in Newton County's popular September Concerts on the Square series. Thursday's offering was Athens-based Sans Abri. A free concert is set for each Thursday this month from noon to 1 p.m., as well as an additional concert co-hosted by Main Street Covington at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, featuring the Uptown Entertainment Band which will rock the Square with a Motown sound. Other Thursday concerts include Sacophonics on Sept. 13; Hannah Thomas on Sept. 20; and Jon Brown Band on Sept. 27. -- Staff Photos:  Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Thursday was a good day for music in the park as the Wheeler family, left to right, Conagher, 7, Emily, 9 and mom Aimee with the family dog Lolly on her lap -- discovered at the kick-off to the Arts Association in Newton County's popular September Concerts on the Square series. Thursday's offering was Athens-based Sans Abri. A free concert is set for each Thursday this month from noon to 1 p.m., as well as an additional concert co-hosted by Main Street Covington at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, featuring the Uptown Entertainment Band which will rock the Square with a Motown sound. Other Thursday concerts include Sacophonics on Sept. 13; Hannah Thomas on Sept. 20; and Jon Brown Band on Sept. 27. -- Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

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Thursday's Concert on the Square was fun for all ages. Here, brothers Cole White, 1, and Tristan White, 3, enjoy some music with their mom, Elizabeth White, who is the vice president of the Newton & Rockdale Mom's Club. Concerts on the Square are a regular outing for club members. -- Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Thursday was a good day for music in the park as the Wheeler family, left to right, Conagher, 7, Emily, 9 and mom Aimee with the family dog Lolly on her lap -- discovered at the kick-off to the Arts Association in Newton County's popular September Concerts on the Square series. Thursday's offering was Athens-based Sans Abri. A free concert is set for each Thursday this month from noon to 1 p.m., as well as an additional concert co-hosted by Main Street Covington at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, featuring the Uptown Entertainment Band which will rock the Square with a Motown sound. Other Thursday concerts include Sacophonics on Sept. 13; Hannah Thomas on Sept. 20; and Jon Brown Band on Sept. 27. -- Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith