The Snyder Family Band will play a free concert next month at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church.
The band, which is nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music 2012 Awards, will play Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the church. The band includes 16-year-old Zeb Snyder, who is up for Guitarist of the Year at the awards show; 13-year-old Samantha, who plays fiddle and won the Adult Fiddle Competition at the Galax Fiddlers Convention 2011; and 6-year-old Owen, who plays guitar. Find more information on the band at its website, www.snyderfamilyband.com.
Meanwhile, the church recently hosted an ice cream social for children of Freedom School. Fifteen volunteers helped serve ice cream to around 60 people at the June 29 event. Freedom School offers free summer programs for underprivileged elementary and middle school students in the Charlotte area.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian is located at 8601 Bryant Farms Road. Find more information about the church at its website, www.smpchome.org.