Jesse Godwin & Co. is performing a free concert Friday in Canton, and those who attend may appear in an upcoming feature film.

The concert is from 8-11 p.m. Friday at Reformation Brewery, 225 Reformation Parkway in Canton, at the Mill on Etowah, and will be part of a film shot mostly in Cherokee County. 

Concertgoers can have a music video of the event sent to them as a free link.

The performance and video will be used in an upcoming movie, “Jesse’s Gift,” that is being shot mostly in Canton and Woodstock and will feature local points of interest.

The feature film, adapted from a student short film that captured the award for Best Soundtrack at the 2021 Cobb International Film Festival, follows the story of a washed-up musician who finds his way back to prominence through his dying father’s gift.

The soundtrack was written by singer/songwriter Michael Merritt, who plays the lead role of Jesse Godwin in the film.

For more information about “Jesse’s Gift,” visit


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