2019 Taste of Marietta Schedule of Events
Glover Park Bandstand
11am-12:30pm Attractive Nuisance
12:30pm The Black Coffee Boys
1pm-2pm Live Performances from the Strand Theatre featuring Strand Ole Opry
2:30pm Tables for Featured Concerts become available.
3pm-4pm Zach Seabaugh
4:15pm Food Competition Winners Announced
5pm-7pm Coast Guard
Cobb Life Stage
11am-12:30pm Chip McGuire and Preston Smith
1pm-3pm Men in Blues
Meet the 2019 Taste of Marietta Hosts
You’ll find Barry and Alex on the Glover Park Bandstand during Taste of Marietta. As hosts, they will be announcing the day’s schedule, live performances, and might even throw in something special of their own!
Barry was born in the little town of Swifton, Akransas, population 867 (counting dogs and chickens.) He has been leading church and community music since he was 13 and started his singing and performing career with a youth quartet called The New Home Singers. He attended college on a music scholarship as a member of William Baptist University’s Southern Singers Ensemble, where he graduated with a degree in Business and minored in Music.
Barry won the Southeastern Regional Male Vocal Championship and was first runner up in the National Male Vocal Championship for the Regency Talent Search. He moved to Marietta, Georgia in 1984 and married his wife Debbie in April 1989. They have three sons: Sam, Mitch, and Josh.
Barry has performed extensively throughout the southeastern United States as a solo entertainer and comedian. He has also been a tenor singer for the southern gospel quartet, The Peachland Quartet since 1990. Barry has been featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather for his work on developing the Andy Griffith Bible Study and made many other television appearances. Barry has performed the National Anthem for the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves.
Alex is a Marietta native and a graduate of Marietta High School. In high school he was selected for in the Alliance Theatre’s Collision Project IV. He earned a film degree from the University of Georgia where he also represented the Bulldogs as a cheerleader– and occasionally as Hairy Dawg! But that was all many moons ago.
Alex has worked in film, television, video, and theatre enjoying both performance and production. He has acted at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, and Alliance Theatre. Alex has been the spokesman in video series for corporations such as ZEP and Senior Select Insurance. He even played a cop on TV once. He lived in Ireland for a few years during which time his work as a voiceover artist, puppeteer, and filmmaker was featured on RTÉ, the Irish national television network.
Alex currently sings and plays mandolin in his band, The Black Coffee Boys. He also emcees, sings, and writes and performs the in-show commercials for the Strand Ole Opry concert series at The Strand.