Otis Redding Memorial Goes Up In His Georgia Hometown
September 17, 2015 at 1:35 PM (PT)
The family of OTIS REDDING and the OTIS REDDING MEMORIAL COMMITTEE will unveil a permanent marker honoring the legendary soul singer's ties to the city of GRAY, GA, and JONES COUNTY on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th at 7p (ET). The marker is located at the corner of HIGHWAY 11 and HIGHWAY 129, in downtown GRAY near THE STATION.
The marker will be unveiled as part of the TUNES & SPOONS festival, with local restaurants providing a taste of their menus, while the A2Z BAND will perform a tribute to REDDING. The late soul legend's family will be present for the celebration.
The OTIS REDDING MEMORIAL MARKER efforts were initiated by THAD CHILDS, Market President at MORRIS BANK. CHILDS and a committee of citizens from JONES COUNTY and the city of GRAY, along with the REDDING family, have worked on the design and implementation of the marker for two years, culminating in a powerful creation. At seven feet tall and seven feet wide, and designed to look like an album sleeve (complete with a black groove-lined record popping out, showing the face of REDDING), the marker will be hard to miss. The photos and graphics depict REDDING's life and legacy connecting him to his hometown community. An interactive panel with various REDDING songs completes the marker, ensuring the sound of his voice can be heard by all.