All those attending South Jackson Civic Heart for the arts will quickly appreciate the performances outside the house on the new courtyard stage.

Associates of the South Jackson Civic Association unveiled the Courtyard Stage Wednesday, July 28, with a ribbon slicing ceremony courtesy of the Tullahoma Space Chamber of Commerce. The Courtyard Stage will hold concerts, theater performs, courses, karaoke nights and a lot more.

South Jackson Civic Affiliation board members, volunteers, metropolis officials and associates of the Tullahoma Space Chamber of Commerce celebrate the Courtyard Stage as the most recent addition to the civic heart.

According to SJCC Chairman Greg Gressel, the Courtyard Phase has been a extended time desire among the the associates of SJCC and it was a lengthy procedure with heaps of prep do the job to transform the house into a thoroughly clean, usable region for building. He additional the Nashville Predators served financially with much of the preliminary ground, but it was in 2019 when the points begun progressing with the help of funding from the Lowes Hero’s plan.

“The Lowes Hero’s application variety of begun this ball rolling and we jumped in and just rolled with it,” Gressel said.

Gressel then praised and thanked project foreman RJ Hayes for the job, primarily when COVID-19 hit as it became “the proper time” to go ahead with the venture.

“I would like to say thank you to RJ Hayes as it would not have been feasible with out him,” Gressel explained.

He also thanked the Coffee County Sherriff’s Office and Sherriff Chad Partin for permitting them to have trustees to enable with the building. Supervised by Hayes on weekends, SJCC experienced 23 trustees giving labor to make the task come about.

He also thanked Pike Saunders for designing and engineering the programs for the stage and the a great number of amount of volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring the stage to fruition.

“It’s been a significant energy of volunteers,” Gressel explained. “We are practically nothing without the need of our volunteers at South Jackson and we are grateful for how they make us wonderful.”

Alongside with the Nashville Predators and Lowes Hero’s application, other companies served with donating to the stage which integrated Builders Offer, Christopher Rentals, Watson Metals, Tennessee Steel Buildings, Mid Tenn Turf, American Stone and Mulch, Rogers Team, Randy Anderson Development and Smyrna Prepared mix.

“These are all businesses that donated possibly the products and solutions or regardless of what to convert this into what we acquired now so thank you to people businesses,” Gressel stated.

Gressel explained the labor of time and power was concluded by the do the job of wonderful volunteers and assist from the community to see SJCC develop. 

“I think it goes to show the aid of our neighborhood to make certain that South Jackson Heart for the Carrying out Arts completes its purpose to be the epicenter for the arts in Tullahoma and our area,” Gressel stated.

For a lot more information and facts about South Jackson Civic Heart and any forthcoming displays, phone 455-5321 or go to South Jackson’s Facebook Site or its web-site at