Boney James + Marsha Ambrosius. September 1. Augusta GA

Boney James + Marsha Ambrosius. September 1. Augusta GA

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Labor Day Jazz Weekend (#labordayjazzweekend) in the Augusta River Region

NEWS ALERT – August 8, 2016

 Garden City Jazz and downtown partners present a slate 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 2016 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 1-4, 2016. From trolley and craft brewery tours to music events, gallery crawls to fashion demos, a block party and a rooftop soiree, for all ages and preferences.

Garden City Jazz has hosted an annual holiday weekend jazz event for six years running, but this year marks the first all-inclusive weekend. “Our team has been bouncing around the idea of incorporating additional components for some time now. The timing seemed right this year, with 2016 being designated as the Year of Georgia Music by the state tourism division. Because of our relationship with the local tourism office, we just felt it was okay to stretch out a little, “ Karen Gordon said.

To say this is a stretch is putting things mildly. Whereas, for six years, Gordon and her team have produced a single day music festival on the Sunday before Labor Day; this year, they are also presenting major touring artists at the Bell Auditorium and providing promotional support to several downtown events.

“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, and if we provide a great experience, then they’ll return…  and bring friends. We’ve got to let people know that we’re here,” said Gordon.

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.  A portion of proceeds will be donated to the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils and the Wycliffe Gordon Scholarship at Augusta University.

 

Labor Day Jazz Weekend – Augusta GA

September 1-4, 2016;

Various Venues: downtown Augusta Georgia

Info: http://www.gardencityjazz.com (762) 233-5299

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Tickets and additional info available at gardencityjazz.com

 

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Boney James + Marsha Ambrosius, 7:30p

Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St, Augusta GA

 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Craft Brewery Tour  1:00p, 5:00p

Riverwatch Brewery  Bldg 61, 1150 5th St, Augusta, GA

First Friday Block Party & Gallery Crawl, 6p

Augusta Common & Downtown Augusta Art Galleries

Sip&Shop Fashion Event, 7p

Curvitude Boutique, 908A Broad Street

 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saturday Morning Swing @ The Augusta Market, 8a

Saturday Market @ The River, 1 Eighth Street, Augusta

The James Brown Family Historical Tour, 11a

Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds Street, Augusta

“Day la Soul” Day Party @ Flame!, 4p

830 Broad Street, Augusta GA

Craft Brewery Tour  1:00p, 5:00p

Riverwatch Brewery  Bldg 61, 1150 5th St, Augusta, GA 30901

 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Candlelight For A Cause Music Festival & White Dinner – Augusta, 6p

Augusta Common, 836 Broad Street, Augusta

Rooftop Soiree, 9p

Sprint Metro Market, 851 Broad Street, Augusta

 

 

Hotel Accommodations:

Partridge Inn Augusta – Curio Collection by Hilton

2110 Walton Way (706) 737-8888

 

Augusta Marriott at Convention Center

2 Tenth Street (706) 722-8900

 

Ramada Hotel & Convention Center

640 Broad Street (706) 722-5541

 

Holiday Inn Express

444 Broad Street (706) 922-1414

 

 

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Save The Date – September 4, 2016

dinner at dusk

Described by some as a performance art picnic, WHITE DINNER – AUGUSTA is the inaugural pop-up dinner held in the Greater Augusta (Georgia) area. Modeled after the hugely popular Diner en Blanc, guests dress in white and dine al fresco from picnic baskets they’ve packed beforehand.

Guests will also enjoy live music, as the dinner coincides with the annual Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival, hosted by Garden City Jazz.

September 4. 2016
downtown Augusta

text WHITEDINNER to 84483 for updates.

White Dinner – Augusta

16Described by some as a performance art picnic, SUNDAY DINNER is the inaugural pop-up dinner held in the Greater Augusta (Georgia) area. Modeled after the hugely popular Diner en Blanc, guests dress in white and dine al fresco from picnic baskets they’ve packed beforehand.

Guests will also enjoy live music, as the dinner coincides with the annual Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival, hosted by Garden City Jazz.

September 4. 2016
downtown Augusta

text WHITEDINNER to 84483 for updates