Release Date: June 6, 2008
Kennesaw State announces outdoor concert series
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or email@example.com
Army Ground Forces Jazz Guardians
Nashville Bluegrass Band
Cobb Symphony Orchestra
KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University’s College of the Arts celebrates its tenth annual Starlight Summer Concert Series with five major concerts under the stars at the university’s Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. The public is invited and the park-like atmosphere creates a family-friendly opportunity for a picnic. Unless otherwise noted, the events are held on Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $5.
The events in the series are:
Star-Spangled Spectacular. KSU Campus Green, 8 p.m. Free. The Army Ground Forces Jazz Guardians offer an evening of jazz standards and patriotic favorites and ending with an explosive fireworks finale.
The Persuasions. Rising from the street corners of Brooklyn to the stages of the world, this a capella group offers a mix of gospel with a major measure of soul and doses of jazz and pop.
Cobb Symphony Orchestra Pops. Directed by Michael Alexander. Back by popular demand, the CSO returns for an exciting evening of pops and all of your Broadway favorites.
Nashville Bluegrass Band. Audiences asked for bluegrass, so the Starlight Series is bringing this two-time Grammy-winning group that got its start as Minnie Pearl's road band.
KSU Jazz Ensemble with Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals. KSU's flagship jazz ensemble returns with a special guest artist whose resume includes performances with ensembles as diverse as the Boston Pops and the Count Basie Orchestra.
Guests of the Starlight Series are welcome to bring lawn chairs and picnic items. Lawn seating is $5 for most concerts; free for the June 29 patriotic event. The gates open at 6 p.m.
Table reservations are available for parties up to six. Tables are $50. Table reservations must be made at least one week in advance.
For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20,000 from 132 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.