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Riverstreet – Rock Concert

Founded in 1969, 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).

“We were only a cover band, but we became…popular,” said drummer Mike Terrell, who joined the band in 1974. “We stayed on the road a good bit touring. We played about 10 states and as far away as Arkansas.” The band cultivated and maintained quite a following, not only in its home state of Georgia but all over the Southeast by extensively working the college and club circuits. Motorbike, leather jacket, rock music and the open road. A whole generation of young people found its groove with Riverstreet, the tight classic rock outfit who found a hook to hang its sound on for many a years. 

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Grains of Sand – Farewell Tour

With deep roots in Soul, Motown and Beach music, The Grains of Sand is on its Farewell Tour, taking you on a musical journey performing classic hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Effortlessly blending musical genres, the GOS creates a fresh and energetic sound that will have you feeling warm sand between your toes.  Just like magic, you’ll be transported to another place and time as you listen to their soaring, soulful vocals, tasteful and timeless keys, subtle and sassy guitars and of course, the smokin’ hot horns!  Up-tempo and funky or slow smooth ballads…throw in some strong vocals with smooth harmonies and a jigger of stellar showmanship – shake – and you have an instant party.

Gates open at 6PM for picnickers. Bring lawn chairs, picnics and beverages of choice

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Northwinds Symphonic Band – Patriotic Pops Concert

Join the NORTHWINDS SYMPHONIC BAND performing outdoors at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center for an annual Patriotic Pops Concert.

The Northwinds Symphonic Band was organized in 1984 as a performance outlet for adult musicians, primarily music educators, in the north Georgia area. The Northwinds Symphonic Band is currently led by conductor Craig Cantrell. Patriotic selections will honor our country and the people dedicated to preserving our freedom! You will be exposed to the winds in fascinating interplay beautifully performed with technical brilliance and abundant flair. You will leave with a true sense of patriotic pride and loyalty…heroic images of troops fighting for freedom, Martin Luther King Jr. speaking for civil rights, and George Washington crossing the Delaware. Bring the entire family and kick-start your fourth of July holiday to The Arts Council.

Tickets: Adult $19, senior/student $16, table for 8 $205

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Carol Welsman – Evenings of Initimate Jazz 2019

Welsman is that rarest of discoveries: a fully formed artist with the musicality, imagination and looks to cruise to the top of the jazz vocal genre.” Audiences and fellow musicians agree, Carol is an extraordinarily talented musician and one of the finer vocalists and pianists on the scene today.”  – Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times

“…the briskly rhythmic swing of Carol’s piano playing, the warm, embracing sound of her voice, combined with her irresistible way with a lyric, brightly illuminate her rising ascendancy to the upper levels of the contemporary jazz vocal world.” International Review of Music

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Carol Welsman – Evenings of Initimate Jazz 2019

Welsman is that rarest of discoveries: a fully formed artist with the musicality, imagination and looks to cruise to the top of the jazz vocal genre.” Audiences and fellow musicians agree, Carol is an extraordinarily talented musician and one of the finer vocalists and pianists on the scene today.”  – Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times

“…the briskly rhythmic swing of Carol’s piano playing, the warm, embracing sound of her voice, combined with her irresistible way with a lyric, brightly illuminate her rising ascendancy to the upper levels of the contemporary jazz vocal world.” International Review of Music

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Davina and the Vagabonds – Evenings of Initimate Jazz 2019

From the churning emotion of Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse by way of Etta James!”
– Newcastle Evening Chronicle (UK)

She purrs and growls, whispers and wails. Sweet and seductive one moment, she’s in your face the next, and then she makes you laugh. Her voice is a complex, expressive, flexible instrument made of sugar and grit.” Pamela Espeland, MinnPost

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Davina and the Vagabonds – Evenings of Initimate Jazz 2019

From the churning emotion of Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse by way of Etta James!”
– Newcastle Evening Chronicle (UK)

She purrs and growls, whispers and wails. Sweet and seductive one moment, she’s in your face the next, and then she makes you laugh. Her voice is a complex, expressive, flexible instrument made of sugar and grit.” Pamela Espeland, MinnPost

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Annie Sellick and the Velvet Caravan – Evenings of Intimate Jazz 2019

Annie Sellick Nashville native vocalist Annie Sellick was voted Best Jazz Artist by readers of the Nashville Scene five years in a row, and has since toured all over the world and performed and/or recorded with many of her musical heroes including Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Tommy Emmanuel and jazz organ royalty Joey DeFrancesco. If you love how Annie engages you from a stage, you will be totally charmed by her backing band. Velvet Caravan blends gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, swing and Latin-upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor. Bringing together the eclectic and worldly sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians from Venezuela, the Great Northwest, the Heartland, Atlantic Northeast, Coastal Empire, and Serbian roots. Whether on the big stage with a full orchestra or in an intimate jazz club, the Savannah, Georgia-based quintet pours violin, acoustic guitar, upright bass, accordion, piano, organ, and percussion into a gumbo of lively swing music. The cherry on top of this six-piece band is the high-energy and hard-swinging singer, Annie.  This show is a must-see!

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Annie Sellick and the Velvet Caravan – Evenings of Intimate Jazz 2019

Annie Sellick Nashville native vocalist Annie Sellick was voted Best Jazz Artist by readers of the Nashville Scene five years in a row, and has since toured all over the world and performed and/or recorded with many of her musical heroes including Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Tommy Emmanuel and jazz organ royalty Joey DeFrancesco. If you love how Annie engages you from a stage, you will be totally charmed by her backing band. Velvet Caravan blends gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, swing and Latin-upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor. Bringing together the eclectic and worldly sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians from Venezuela, the Great Northwest, the Heartland, Atlantic Northeast, Coastal Empire, and Serbian roots. Whether on the big stage with a full orchestra or in an intimate jazz club, the Savannah, Georgia-based quintet pours violin, acoustic guitar, upright bass, accordion, piano, organ, and percussion into a gumbo of lively swing music. The cherry on top of this six-piece band is the high-energy and hard-swinging singer, Annie.  This show is a must-see!

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Laila Biali – Evenings of Intimate Jazz 2019

“It is the ultimate task given to the musician, whether as singer or instrumentalist, to create a unique signature or fingerprint that is instantly recognizable as their own. What is surprising and delightful in Laila Biali is that both as vocalist and pianist she accomplishes this with equal aplomb. She is an exciting and unique talent, and I admire her greatly.” – Sting

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