Lawrenceville Kicks Off Annual Summer Concert Series

Published: May 18, 2017


Lawrenceville Kicks Off Annual Summer Concert Series
Popular Tribute Bands to Perform Crowd Pleasing Favorites Throughout the Summer



Presented by United Community Bank, and partnering with Kicks 101.5 and Rock 100.5, the City of Lawrenceville will officially kick off the Summer Concert Series this Friday night, May 19th, with a live performance from Natural Wonder – the Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience – at 8pm on the Lawrenceville Lawn!

Lawrenceville continues its summertime tradition of bringing the annual Summer Concert Series to Downtown Lawrenceville each month through September. Welcoming thousands of residents, visitors, and community influencers to enjoy a variety of musical genres under the stars on the Lawrenceville Lawn and a variety of local food truck cuisines to satisfy every member of the family.

Come early – bring a picnic dinner, discover a new favorite food truck meal, or have dinner at one of the incredible restaurants on the Square. Then, enjoy the short 1-block walk down to the Lawn before the music begins at 8pm! Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets but please note that no grills or open flames will be allowed in the park. And we love your pets, but please leave them at home.

Rain or shine, you won’t want to miss the timeless classics from any of these amazing bands throughout the summer. While the outdoor concerts are FREE events, VIP tables for $65 and sponsorships starting at $500 are available by calling 678.407.6651.


  • May 19 – Natural Wonder – A Stevie Wonder Tribute Band
  • July 28 – A1A – The Official and Original Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
  • August 25 – The Soul Purpose Band
  • September 29 – Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute


*Concert Location:
Lawrenceville Lawn
210 Luckie Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

For more information about the Summer Concert Series and other events happening in Lawrenceville, visit or for the latest updates.

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Lawrenceville’s Annual Event Application Process Now Open

Published: May 9, 2017


Lawrenceville’s Annual Event Application Process Now Open

Application Window for 2018 Special Events Open from May 1 – July 31, 2017



The City of Lawrenceville is currently accepting applications from the public for any group or individual wishing to host an event in Downtown Lawrenceville during the 2018 calendar year. The Special Event Policy and Application process addresses the following requests:

  • Use of the Lawrenceville Lawn
  • Road closures due to rental of the Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse Grounds
  • Pre-Approved Parade Routes, 5K or 10K Run/Walk Events

For ALL events occurring in 2018, applications will be accepted during the dates of May 1 – July 31, 2017.

Please note: Submission of an application does not constitute or guarantee approval. Applications are reviewed in accordance with the Policy and the City will notify event organizers regarding their application status after the application window closes.

Once the City’s event calendar for the designated time frame has been established, no events will be added or road closures granted. When the next application window opens, events will be accepted for the following calendar year.

The Special Event Policy and Event Application can be found at or by clicking the links below:

For additional information about hosting a special event in Lawrenceville, contact Jody Herrin at or 678.407.6598.

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Georgia EPD Presses For Metro Atlanta Water Conservation To Combat Drought

Published: May 2, 2017

Georgia EPD Presses For Metro Atlanta Water Conservation To Combat Drought

May 2, 2017

Faced with a stubborn drought and the warmest April on record in Atlanta, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is urging metro Atlantans to conserve water and follow the state’s outdoor water use schedules.

“With Lake Lanier showing only slight improvement after recent rainfall it’s more important than ever for citizens to be good stewards of our water supply,” said EPD Director Richard Dunn. “The lake remains eight feet below its full water level. Coupled with the fact that it is not unusual during a drought for Lanier to drop six feet or more over the summer, it is critical that metro Atlantans follow a Level 2 Drought Response, which allows reasonable outdoor water use while still saving water.”

During a Level 2 Drought Response, outdoor landscape watering is allowed up to two days a week, determined by odd and even-numbered addresses. Even-numbered addresses and properties without numbered addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

The Level 2 Drought Response has been in place since November in the following 12 counties: Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Paulding and White counties. These are counties that depend on Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River for water supply.

“Lake Lanier is a large reservoir fed by relatively small streams,” added EPD Director Dunn. “Recent rains have provided short-term relief for your landscape, but not enough rainfall to provide significant improvement to Lake Lanier.”

Prohibited outdoor water uses under a Level 2 Drought Response include:

  • Washing hard surfaces such as streets and sidewalks.
  • Water for ornamental purposes, such as fountains.
  • The use of fire hydrants, except for firefighting and public safety.
  • Non-commercial washing of vehicles.
  • Non-commercial pressure washing.
  • Fundraising car washes.

The following activities are allowed under a Level 2 Drought Response:

  • Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf may be done at any time of day for 30 days after installation.
  • Irrigation of personal food gardens may be done at any time of day.
  • Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses may be done at any time of day and hand-watering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container may be done at any time of day.
  • General landscape watering may be done after 4 p.m. and before 10 a.m. on the designated days.

EPD closely monitors a number of drought indicators including streamflows, reservoir levels, groundwater, short-term climate predictions and water supply conditions. Should conditions deteriorate further, a Level 3 Drought Response would have to be considered. A Level 3 Drought Response prohibits most types of outdoor water use, including general landscape watering.

More water conservation information is available at


Contact Information:
News Media Contact: Kevin Chambers (404) 651-7970

Lawrenceville’s 2017 Event Calendar

Published: March 30, 2017

There’s always something going on in Lawrenceville!!


Lawrenceville Breaks Ground on New $20M Public Works Facility

Published: February 28, 2017


Lawrenceville Breaks Ground on New $20M Public Works Facility

City Uses Public Investment to Build New Home for Over 100 Employees



The City of Lawrenceville held a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the future site of its Public Works operations that included a traditional shovel ceremony commemorating the start of construction for the new facility that will soon be home to 112 city employees. The total investment of the project is estimated to be around $20 million.

“We are grateful for all of those involved that have made it possible to build this new facility for some of the most crucial departments in the city. The departments that will be housed there are the backbone of Lawrenceville and what they contribute to the city every day is absolutely invaluable”, said Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson.

Croft and Associates, the architectural and engineering firm managing the project, will begin prep of the site this month. Construction will be completed by Reeves Young, with architectural design competed by Precision Planning and an intersection being added to Pike Street by E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc. Facility operations to be housed out of the new site include Electric, Gas, Damage Prevention, Fleet Maintenance and Streets and Sanitation Services.

The new facility is being completely funded through public investment with the use of bonds and is scheduled for completion in early 2018.

For project updates and more information on the City of Lawrenceville, please visit

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Lawrenceville Events Win Regional Awards, Bring Home the Gold and Bronze

Published: February 24, 2017


Lawrenceville Events Win Regional Awards, Bring Home the Gold and Bronze

Local Community Events Win 2017 Kaleidoscope Awards from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association



The City of Lawrenceville received accolades for two of its annual community events, Hometown Christmas Parade and Rock’n Ribville, as among the best in the Southeast. The Hometown Christmas Parade took home the Gold for Best Photo (photo taken by Brad Fryman) and Bronze for Best New Event and Rock’n Ribville received the Bronze Award for Best Event (under $75,000 budget). The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the 14th Annual SFEA Conference that includes festival and event organizers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

“The quality of submissions continues to increase each year making it more difficult for the judges to select the winners,” noted Brenda Pierce, executive director for SFEA.  “Of course, to ‘win gold,’ becomes all the sweeter when there is additional competition and the recognition a festival receives for winning is priceless.”

The Kaleidoscope Award winners are chosen by a panel of experts in event planning, marketing and tourism. The judges scored each entry based on originality, creativity, media impact, volunteer programs, and the overall impact to the community.

Lawrenceville City Manager, Chuck Warbington added, “Events hosted by the City are some of the greatest contributors to building a community that maintains a strong sense of place, in turn, creating a more vibrant and attractive community. We are so proud of every team member that helps make these events possible and appreciate the hard work they put in day after day.”

For information on all upcoming events in Lawrenceville, visit and connect with us at Also, make plans to join us in the City’s Historic Downtown Square for the first event of the season, St. Paddy’s on Perry, March 17th from 4pm-10pm!

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Lawrenceville Announces 2017 Event Lineup

Published: February 9, 2017


 Lawrenceville Announces 2017 Event Lineup

 City Organizes Community Activities throughout the Downtown District

The City of Lawrenceville announces the schedule of community events for 2017, including all of the City-sponsored activities and events happening in the Historic Downtown District. Lawrenceville will continue its annual tradition of bringing hometown favorite events to the Lawrenceville Square but will also feature some new events as well.

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson said “We are excited to be able to host these events throughout the year for people to enjoy and provide the framework for creating memories with friends and family in the process. Being able to generate a sense of community among residents and visitors alike is Lawrenceville’s focus and prides itself in hosting these events year after year.”

Make plans to visit Lawrenceville and experience any of the following family-friendly events taking place throughout 2017:


March 9 – April 16          The Bridges of Madison County

March 17                           St. Paddy’s on Perry

March 18                           Gwinnett Life Run

March 31                           “Moonlit Garden Dreams” Homeschool Prom


April 7 – April 30          A Bicycle Country/Pais de Bicicleta

April 15                            Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 15                            1st Baptist Church of Lawrenceville Easter Egg Hunt

April 22                           Family Promise Bed Race

April 22                           Paws in the Park

April 29                           ArtsFest Gwinnett


May 4 – May 28            Split In Three

May 4                              Pizza with the Police

May 6                              Comic Book Day

May 12                            Movies on the Lawn

May 14                            Doll and Me Tea

May 19                            Summer Concert Series


June 9                             Movies on the Lawn

June 16                           Princess and Me Father-Daughter Dance

June 30                                Summer Concert Series


July 3                              Prelude to the 4th

July 14                            Movies on the Lawn

July 28                           Summer Concert Series


August 11                       Movies on the Lawn

August 25                      Summer Concert Series


September 16               Rock’n Ribville

September 29              Summer Concert Series


October 7                     Oktoberfest

October 14                   Fair on the Square

October 27                   Spooktacular on the Square

October 29                   Carnaval del Dia de los Muertos


Nov. 16 – Dec. 23       Christmas Canteen 2017

Nov. 23                         Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov. 24 – Dec. 23       A Christmas Carol

Nov. 25 – Dec. 23       The 12 Dates of Christmas


December 9                       Hometown Christmas Parade

December 31                     Flashlight 5K



  • Events listed in black are sponsored by the City of Lawrenceville.
  • Events listed in red are productions of the Aurora Theatre.
  • Events listed in blue are hosted by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.

Additional details about the movie titles and concert headliners will be available soon! To find out the latest news and updates all of the Lawrenceville events at: You can also visit to learn more about other activities happening in the City of Lawrenceville.

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We want to hear from you!

Published: February 8, 2017

The City of Lawrenceville is seeking input from the community regarding website use and future public interaction.

The City is in the process of rebuilding a new comprehensive website that is user-friendly and encompasses the digital aspects that people want to see most from the City. We are working hard to create a source for communicating information and interacting with the public in ways that are best for the end users. As community stakeholders in the future of Lawrenceville, we want to hear from you. Your opinion is important to us!

We would like your feedback on the way you currently use the City’s website and how you communicate with the City if and when it’s needed. The online survey takes less than 2 minutes to complete and is open to all those who work, live or play in Lawrenceville.

Access the survey here:

Thank you in advance for your time in helping us continue making Lawrenceville great!!

Mayor Johnson Delivers Annual State of the City Address

Published: February 6, 2017

Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson delivered the annual State of the City Address at the Lawrenceville City Council meeting held tonight, February 6, at 7pm. For a copy of the presentation, please click here and to learn more about the address or to watch it online, please be sure to visit the City’s facebook page in the next few days for the post!

Lawrenceville Forms Financial Review Citizens Committee

Published: February 3, 2017


Lawrenceville Forms Financial Review Citizens Committee

County Seat Seeks Input into Budget Process, Encourages Transparency



The City of Lawrenceville will be forming a Financial Review Citizens Committee over the next month. The purpose of this committee is to educate citizens, business owners, and community leaders on the financial operations of the City and ultimately to encourage input into budgetary process in order to create better transparency with the public.

Chuck Warbington, City Manager, said of the committee, “We, as a City, want to be sure our plans continue to meet the needs of residents and businesses, share how we are investing the funds we receive and continue executing the goals our strategic plan. Financial planning is where it all begins and we look forward to working with the group appointed to this committee on making those things happen.”

The Committee will comprise 15 members that include five residents, five business representatives and five community leaders. Residents and business representatives will be appointed by the Mayor and Council, each responsible for appointing one resident and one business rep to the committee. The remaining five community leaders will be selected by the Mayor and approved by the Council for committee participation. Community leaders may come from faith-based institutions, non-profits or similar organizations within the City limits. At present, term limits for all appointments will not exceed two years. A schedule for the appointment process and future meetings is as follows:

2017/2018 Budget Cycle

  • Call for Nominations 2/6 – Council meeting
  • Citizen Committee Selection 3/6 – Council meeting
  • Overview Meetings with Staff Departments (Required)

2018/2019 Budget Cycle

  • Citizen Committee Presentations with Staff Budgets – Mar, Apr & May 2018
  • Recommendations to Council – Jun 2018

A call for nominations from the Mayor and Council will be held after the State of the City Address at Monday evening’s council meeting, February 6, 2017. For information on the City of Lawrenceville, go to and be sure to visit the City’s Historic Downtown Square for its first event of the season, St. Paddy’s on Perry, March 17th from 4pm-10pm!

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