Garden City Jazz partners with music venues and producers present a full weekend of activities for Labor Day Jazz Weekend in the Augusta River Region.
AUGUSTA, GA – Visitors and residents in Augusta, Georgia, will have plenty to do during the 2017 Labor Day holiday weekend, as Garden City Jazz has partnered with several downtown businesses and event producers to present a full complement of activities between September 1-3, 2017. From trolley and craft brewery tours to music events, gallery crawls to a pop-up dinner party, for all ages and preferences.
Expect a fun weekend of music and art that all can enjoy. Two highlights are the music festival and the pop-up dinner party. Candlelight For A Cause Music Festival was conceived as a capstone event for the popular Sunday Jazz Series. This celebration of music, art, and community has now come into its own as a family festival and fundraiser for various charitable organizations. Feature artist for 2017: The Georgia Horns.
The Georgia Horns was formed on May 7, 2011 to play for the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival in Thomson, GA. The group is a mixture of youth, experience, talent, and infectious soul. All of the members were mostly born and reared in the Peach State, or have lived in Georgia for some time. Although all have various influences from various genres, The Georgia Horns are about the most important element of jazz: SWING!
Described by some as a performance art picnic, WHITE DINNER – AUGUSTA is a pop-up dinner party, modeled after the hugely popular Diner en Blanc, guests dress in white and dine al fresco from picnic baskets they’ve packed beforehand. This event is held onsite of the music festival, so guests enjoy two events for the price of one.
“It’s important that we attract and provide activities for family reunions and casual visitors to the downtown area. There are so many attractions and beautiful spaces here, if we provide our guests with a great experience, then they’ll return… and bring friends. We’ve got to let people know that we’re here,” Karen Gordon said.
New to the holiday weekend lineup (and still taking shape) are several music events in South Augusta – and old school concert at the Private I Entertainment Complex and a pop-up jazz event at a secret location. Those details will be released on the host website as available.
Garden City Jazz presents several programs annually in the Greater Augusta Area, providing performance opportunities for area jazz musicians and music students, while promoting awareness of the historical and cultural significance of jazz music.
Labor Day Jazz Weekend – Augusta GA
September 1-3, 2017
Various Venues: downtown Augusta Georgia
Tickets and additional info available at gardencityjazz.eventbrite.com (762) 233-5299
WHAT TO EXPECT (additional events are added daily)
Friday, September 1, 2017
First Pint Pour 4:30p
Riverwatch Brewery Bldg 61, 1150 5th Street
First Friday Block Party & Gallery Crawl, 6p
Augusta Common & Downtown Augusta Art Galleries
We Are the Wav, 10p
Sky City, 1157 Broad Street
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Saturday Morning Swing @ The Augusta Market, 8a
Saturday Market @ The River, 1 Eighth Street
The James Brown Family Historical Tour, 11a
Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds Street
Pop-Up Rooftop Soiree, 7:30p
Partridge Inn Rooftop Bar, 2110 Walton Way
Sunday, September 3, 2017
White Dinner – Augusta, 6p
THE GEORGIA HORNS: Candlelight For A Cause Music Festival, 7:30p
Augusta Common, 836 Broad Street
The Partridge Inn, Curio Collection by Hilton
2110 Walton Way, Augusta GA
+1 (706) 737-8888