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Posting Date: May 18, 2011



Starlight Summer Concert Series offers outdoor music events
Series features fireworks, jazz, bluegrass and more

For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations,
770-499-3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW, Ga.—Celebrate summer in style with the 2011 Starlight Summer Concert Series, presented by the Kennesaw State University College of the Arts. A summertime tradition for more than 10 years, the Starlight Series welcomes another collection of performers to its outdoor stages.

All events are held on Sunday nights. The Star Spangled Spectacular event starts at 8 p.m. and admission opens at 6:30 p.m. All other Starlight events begin at 7:30 p.m. with admission at 6 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Lawn seating is available for all performances.


"These concerts are another illustration of the fantastic cultural events that take place on our campus," explains David Daly, director of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center and coordinator of the series. "We want to share these experiences with our neighbors as well as the campus community."

The events in the series are:

June 26, 2011

Star Spangled Spectacular with fireworks

featuring Georgia Symphony Orchestra
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as Cobb Symphony Orchestra) plays a mix of Broadway, Americana and patriotic favorites, capped off with a roaring fireworks display. The evening also includes KSU music students performing a medley of Broadway selections and a musical setting of "Casey at the Bat," with narration performed by KSU Associate Professor Harrison Long. This is the only Starlight event on the Campus Green. Admission is free.


July 10, 2011

Joey Singer and Bill Cunliffe
Jazz pianists Joey Singer and Bill Cunliffe duel it out
on your favorite standards and songbook melodies.

This event will take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Tickets are $8; table reservations for six are $75. Click to order tickets or tables.

 

July 24, 2011

Laura Coyle and Friends
Atlanta’s own Laura Coyle swings under the stars with a combo of local jazz giants.
This event will take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Tickets are $8; table reservations for six are $75. Click to order tickets or tables.

 

August 7, 2011

Blue Highway

This Grammy-nominated band shows their picking prowess with a smoking set of contemporary bluegrass music. This event will take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Tickets are $8; table reservations for six are $75. Click to order tickets or tables.

Table reservations are available for parties up to six and must be made at least one week in advance. Tables are $75. Reservations are only available for events at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater.

For tickets or more information on the Starlight Series, visit here or call 770-423-6650.



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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.

 

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