Starlight Summer Concert Series offers outdoor music events

Series features fireworks, jazz, rock, and more


For media inquiries: Kathie Beckett, Director of Marketing and Communications
770-499-3417 or kbeckett@kennesaw.edu

 

KENNESAW, Ga. (June 13, 2013) —As the summer days get hotter and longer, Kennesaw State's Starlight Summer Concert Series offers a cool and unique way to relax with several evenings of rousing musical performances. 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.

 

Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy during the concerts. Lawn seating is available for all performances, and for performances at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater, table seating for six people is available for $75.

The College of The Arts and the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program in the Michael J. Coles College of Business have joined forces this year to bring award-winning artists and performers to the Kennesaw State campus for the annual Starlight Series. Both College of The Arts and MEBUS students will assist in promoting and producing the shows and will gain valuable hands-on experience working with entertainment professionals.

The concerts of this summer's series are:

Georgia Symphony Orchestra

Coy Bowles and John Driskell Hopkins

of the Zac Brown Band

KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament

Yacht Rock Schooner

 

Saturday, June 29, 8 p.m.

Star-Spangled Spectacular featuring

the Georgia Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

at the Campus Green

Kick off your Independence Day holiday with a patriotic concert and fireworks display featuring great American favorites performed by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. This event is free of charge. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, June 30.

Sunday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Coy Bowles and John Driskell Hopkins

of the Zac Brown Band

at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater

(rain location: Bailey Performance Center)

 

Coy Bowles and John Driskell Hopkins, guitarist and bassist, respectively, of the 2013 Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band, take a night off from playing arenas to stop by KSU for an evening at the Gazebo, showcasing musical styles from rock to soul, blues to country, and everything in between. Bowles and Hopkins are also active at KSU as artists-in-residence in the MEBUS program. Admission is $10.

Sunday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.

KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament

at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater

(rain location: Bailey Performance Center)

 

Favorites among the Atlanta jazz scene, the KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament, led by Sam Skelton, showcases the talented members of the KSU jazz faculty. Join us for a spectacular night of music at the Gazebo with some of Atlanta’s top performers. Admission is $10.

Sunday, August 4, 7:30 p.m.

Yacht Rock Schooner

at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater

(rain location: Bailey Performance Center)

Grab your captain’s hat and climb aboard the Yacht Rock Schooner as it sets sail on a soft-rocking tribute to the not-so-bygone era of umbrella drinks, long walks on the beach and shopping for bell-bottoms to perfectly match your boat shoes. Admission is $10.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the Starlight Series concerts, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts/starlight or call 770-423-6650.

 


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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 90 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 24,100 students from more than 130 countries.

 

 

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