Posting Date: May 21, 2012

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

For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or

KENNESAW, Ga.— Celebrate the summer in style with the 2012 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 will feature performances by some of the region’s most exciting and talented artists.

The Star Spangled Spectacular event will be on Saturday, June 30, beginning at 8 p.m. and admission opens at 6:30 p.m. on the Campus Green. All other Starlight concerts will be held on Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with admission at 6 p.m. at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Lawn seating is available for all performances.

The events in the series are:


Saturday, June 30, 2012, 8:00pm
Star Spangled Spectacular
featuring the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Kick off your Independence Day Holiday with a patriotic concert featuring the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The program includes a sing-along of patriotic favorites and some classic American marches accompanied by a culminating fireworks show. In case of rain, concert will be rescheduled for the following day, Sunday, July 1, 2012. This event is free of charge.

Georgia Symphony Orchestra     

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 7:30pm
Eric Lindell

Straight from Louisiana and with plenty to sing about, Eric Lindell’s style of blues-with-a-smile is guaranteed to move more than just your feet. Lindell blends elements of jazz and R&B along with country twang and powerful soul into his special brand of blues. Admission is $8; table reservations for six are $75.

Eric Lindell 

Sunday, July 29, 2012, 7:30pm
Suzy Bogguss

With a shelf full of CMA and Grammy Awards, Suzy Bogguss' golden voice and songwriting prowess have made her a fan favorite for many years. In her show at the Gazebo, Suzy serenades the crowd with her take on classic American folk melodies, plus some of the hits that made her a star. Admission is $8; table reservations for six are $75.

Suzy Bogguss 

Sunday, August 5, 2012, 7:30pm
KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament

Favorites among the students and faculty of the School of Music, the KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament led by Sam Skelton showcases the fine faculty at KSU and other guests. Come hang with some of Atlanta's top performers for a spectacular night of jazz at the Gazebo. Admission is $8; table reservations for six are $75.

KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament   


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 or call 770-423-6650.


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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 130 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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