Thursday, May 7, 2015

Outdoor Summer Concerts Return to the State Botanical Garden

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is pleased to announce the Sunflower Concert Series schedule for 2015. Concerts will be held Tuesday evenings in June, July, August and September in the Flower Garden and offer an eclectic mix of music in one of the most beautiful and relaxing settings possible.

Tickets are $15 each and $5 for children ages 6-12. Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. Please feel free to bring blankets and picnic dinners.  Lawn chairs are allowed on one designated level of the terraced Flower Garden. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside the Visitor Center and Conservatory. For information on the concert series or to purchase tickets, visit or the Garden Gift Shop, or call 706-542-9353.

The Sunflower Music Series is sponsored by Friends of the Garden, Northeast Sales Distributing, Inc., Athens Coca-Cola, Musicians Warehouse, and Flagpole.

Tuesday, June 2: Caroline Aiken, with The Twangtown Paramours opening
Caroline is an award-winning folk singer, whose new album “Broken Wings Heal” has just been released. Caroline has recently performed on NPR’s “Mountain Stage,” and in the past toured with the Indigo Girls. The Twangtown Paramours hail from Nashville, and bring fine harmony singing and inventive musicianship to the stage.

Tuesday, July 28:  Grassland String Band, with Claire Campbell
The Grassland String Band will bring their take on bluegrass/Americana music, with a set with special guest Claire Campbell (from the acclaimed band Hope for a Golden Summer).

Tuesday, August 25: Grogus
Grogus, returns for their annual celebration of Latin jazz, traditional Cuban and Caribbean styles and funk versions of jazz standards. The band is a past recipient of the Flagpole Athens Music Award in both the jazz and world music categories. Dancing barefoot on the grass is encouraged!

Tuesday, September 29: Arvin Scott, with Marti Winkler

Drummer/percussionist Arvin Scott, an Athens resident who is world-renowned as a jazz musician, and his combo will deliver a jazz performance. Jazz singer Marti Winkler will open the show. This late September concert offers an earlier nightfall and cooler temperatures than the other concerts.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

1 comment:

  1. That was an amazing sunflower concert series. I also attended it, and the music was so soothing that was played there. I had a great time there. I love to attend such events and usually I visit corporate events NYC places to gain more knowledge and information.