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
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