The Commons Jazz Festival & ArtWalk - September 2 - Augusta GA
mainstream + traditional + smooth + straight.ahead + swing + fusion + funk + free + classic + contemporary
Augusta, GA Garden City Jazz presents The Commons Jazz Festival (formerly UNCOMMON jazz) on Sunday, September 2, at 6;00 p.m.--but this year with added cultural programming and activities for families and children. The full day of festivities include:
-a free "ArtWalk" from 2:00-5:00 PM at The Augusta Commons at which local artisans will showcase their diverse works ranging from paintings, jewelry, and photography to ceramics, fine crafts and other hand-made goods. The ArtWalk will also feature performances by singer-songwriter, Celia, presentations by SPARK contestants from Blue Bistro Theatre, and more;
-activities for the kids--including interactive art demos, face painting, Jazz4Kids, inflatables, youth dance and music performances; and an assorted selection of food and beverage.
Following the afternoon's free offerings, audiences are invited to join in for evening concert from The Commons Jazz Festival beginning at 6:00 p.m. with performances from London Arrington "DIRTYJAZZ" (Atlanta), Kickin' Brass, Elliott Holden (Atlanta), Buzz Clifford, and Augusta's Young Lions with Joel Cruz.
Tickets for the evening's jazz offering range from $15-20, with newly announced ticket discounts available for seniors, students, and military (active, reserve, retired, etc). In keeping with the tradition of Candlelight Jazz at Riverwalk, this year's event has been moved to Sunday night of the holiday weekend.
For a full schedule of events for The Commons Jazz Festival 2012 & ArtWalk, please see below:
2:00pm Jazz 4 Kids
3:00pm SPARK Contestants / Blue Bistro Theater
4:00pm Music by Celia
The Commons Jazz Festival 2012 Artist Lineup
6:00pm Augusta's Young Lions with Joel Cruz music in the moment
6:45pm Buzz Clifford (Augusta/Aiken) jazz/blues/R&B fusion
7:30pm Elliott Holden (Atlanta) mixed media/acoustic guitar, rock/pop originals
8:10pm Kickin' Brass (Ft Gordon & beyond) New Orleans music, Mardi Gras-style
9:05pm London Arrington "DIRTYJAZZ" (Atlanta) funk/jazz/soul originals + high-energy and interactive
Venue: Augusta Commons, 836 Reynolds Street, Augusta Georgia
Festival admission is $20, $15 for students, seniors, and military (active, retired, reserve, etc) and free for children under 13. Tickets are available at Garden City Jazz sponsored events (The Augusta Market and Candlelight Jazz), or online at gardencityjazz.com.
The Commons Jazz Festival + Augusta ArtWalk is made possible with generous support from The City of Augusta Special Events, The Augusta Market, David Walker Creative, Ann DeLorge, and Butterfly Photography.
Augusta Common (View)
836 Reynolds Street
Augusta, GA 30901
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|