March 29, 2023 · 6:27 pm
DANCING DREAM: The Tribute to ABBA,
Brings the greatest pop supergroup from Sweden to life! Electrifying audiences of all ages with the hits “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Take a Chance”, “Fernando”, and many more. Established in 2009 The New York City based touring tribute act transports audiences back to the happy and groovy times of the 70s.
The group has been featured on The Colbert Report with comedian Stephen Colbert which has placed them among the top tribute acts in the country!
· 6:27 pm
2022 Georgia Country’s Female Artist of the Year Mary Kate Farmer’s authentic stage presence and compelling songwriting is what makes her rocking performances memorable and entertaining. “I’m just trying to heal hearts with music,” says Mary Kate, who found her love for music at a young age and hasn’t let go since. Her influences range from her Texas roots and Country/Rock upbringing. The 2 time winner and current Georgia Country’s Female Artist of the Year has had the opportunity to share the stage with large name acts such as Deana Carter, Julia Cole, Craig Campbell, Hunter Hayes, Chase Rice, Montgomery Gentry and more! She also has had the honor to sing at many Pro Sporting events including multiple Atlanta Braves Games! She has played many fairs venues and festivals and headlined multiple city concerts all throughout the south! She is currently touring through Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas.
Joining Mary Kate at The Arts Council, Thomas Fountain was born and raised in the mountains of North Georgia and that way of life is reflected in his songs. The music that has influenced him as a singer/songwriter is well rooted in the past. However, he has taken that vintage edge and blended it with a distinct modern sound to make what he refers to as, “Solid Mountain Country”. His classy look, smooth vocals, and genuine style is what gravitate people, pull them in, and make them fans for life. Thomas’ fans are treated like friends and family and he wants to make sure every one of them enjoy the ride. His first single “FLOAT” from the debut self-titled EP, was played in rotation on various terrestrial and digital radio outlets across America.
· 6:27 pm
Come sing and dance to that old-time rock and roll as Back in Time band returns for one of Gainesville’s favorite outdoor summer concerts. Featuring a 11-piece rock-n-roll band with a 4-piece horn section, Back in Time features classic rock-n-roll, soul and East Coast beach music that is sure to rock your socks off. The band brings back musical classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s with hits like My Girl by The Temptations, It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones, Desperado by The Eagles, and of course the band’s namesake Back in Time, by Huey Lewis and the News. Get ready to dance the night away with your favorite partner when Back in Time performs some of the most memorable beach music classics.
· 6:27 pm
Contemporary and Traditional Latin Music The Marcel Portilla Band serves up a must-see show that fits with this year’s global theme and will be sure to warm the hearts of attendees on this summer nights.
The Marcel Portilla Band is led by Marcel Portilla, a highly regarded South American singer/songwriter. Hear him blend sultry Latin rhythms with modern pop tunes, rhythm and blues riffs and quaking rock arrangements. He is an extraordinary band leader that originates from Cali, Colombia. Marcel has mesmerized countless audiences with his powerful music.
The Marcel Portilla Band plays a fusion of New Latin, Tropical, Pop, Rock, Blues, and Reggae in a way you have never heard before. Blending classic dance and club covers from hit artists, such as: Juanes, Carlos Vives, Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, Mana, Luis Enrique, Victor Manuelle, Joe Arroyo, Oscar de Leon, Prince Royce, Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Cuco Valoy, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee, Gran Combo, Chino y Nacho and many more. The band also performs originals including “Amor Electronico” and “Amarte a Ti”.
· 6:27 pm
Bring the family and kick-start your Independence Day celebrations with this hometown favorite, NORTHWINDS SYMPHONIC BAND for our annual Patriotic Pops Concert.
Experience patriotic selections that honor our country and those dedicated to preserving our freedom. You will be inspired by the fascinating interplay of wind, string, and percussion instruments in a bevy of patriotic songs and music steeped in the spirit and style of America – in masterful tribute to our Armed Forces
· 6:27 pm
Get on your feet and dance to the classic rock sounds of Riverstreet! Founded in Gainesville, GA, this Rock band includes Mike Terrell (drums), Dwayne Young (bass guitar), Dean Young (rhythm guitar), David Murray (lead guitar), Larry Vandiver (lead guitar) and Michael Bennett (keyboards).
Riverstreet has played in 10 states as far away as Arkansas. The band has cultivated and maintained a loyal following, not only in its home state of Georgia but all over the Southeast. Over the years, Riverstreet has shared the stage with many notable acts including Greg Allman, Rare Earth, Steppenwolf, Guess Who, Headeast, The Tams and Badfinger.
· 6:26 pm
TRIBUTE – a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band is a powerful 8-piece group that faithfully recreates the music of one of the finest bands of all time.
TRIBUTE has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic ABB sound. They interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ‘60s and ‘70s come alive again.
With 10 sold out shows at City Winery, legendary performances at Variety Playhouse, The Fox Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Block Party, The House of Blues, and hundreds of great music rooms, theaters and festivals throughout the south, TRIBUTE has amassed a large and loyal following.
· 6:25 pm
The Fly Betty Band is Atlanta’s Favorite Dance and Party Band, guaranteed to keep the dance floor PACKED! Playing music enjoyed by people of all ages, Fly Betty utilizes the latest Tour Grade Concert level Sound and Lighting equipment to provide the absolute best performance it can be!
November 17, 2020 · 4:45 pm
The UNG Jazz Band will present a Winter concert on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The large ensemble was divided into four smaller groups in order to maintain social distance policies and create a safe environment for all. Each ensemble arranged most of the pieces that will be performed in this exciting program that features a variety of music genres. For more information, please visit the Events page on the UNG Music Department Website (https://ung.edu/music).
Tagged as Band, concert, ensemble, jazz, Winter
November 10, 2020 · 8:55 am
Drawing from a variety of repertoire from around the world- from Brazil, to the middle east, from western classical to jazz- Chamber Chanchers fuses an eclectic blend of traditions into an exciting program of interesting rhythms, instrumentation, composition and fiery improvisation. Each member brings with them the treasures of very different musical traditions to create a special blend of music, a sum greater than its parts. The concert will be streamed on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. A link for the performance can be found on the events calendar of the UNG Music Department Website and we encourage you to pre-register your attendance for the event