A Great Way To Spend A Sunday
The CNC celebrates 4 decades with the Sundays on the River concerts.
By Tripp Liles
Throughout the year the Chattahoochee Nature Center will have numerous celebrations centered around the celebration of their 40th anniversary. A large part of those celebrations are the Sundays on the River concert series that begins on April 10 with a concert by the Georgia State University Jazz Ensemble Band.
The GSU ensemble is directed by Dr. Gordon Vernick and they feature authentic jazz, albeit with a Georgia twist. What is that? You can hear it first hand on Apr. 10 as they hit the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion at the CNC. This concert, and all in the series, are done in a ‘Chastian Style’ picnic setting with adult libations available.
The series continues on May 8, when Roswell’s own Angela Reign (pictured) will be performing. Reign was named Georgia’s 2013 Best Female Country Artist, and CBS Atlanta’s Top Rock Artist. She and her talented six-piece band will reign with her authentic #GeorgiaMusic style that represents the crossover from pop, to country, to rock music. You may have seen Angela perform at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, in competition as a finalist in Hard Rock’s International Battle of the Bands or performing the “Star Spangled Banner” at sporting events, for this is one talented lady. Barry Richman and Roger Andes will join on guitars while Ron Jutz and Sean O’Keefe perform the rhythm section. Angela Reign’s show will make a perfect event to take your special Mama to, for a Mother’s Day with Music. Opening for Angela will be East Cobb native, 14-year old up-and-coming musician, Haven Burke.
The series will conclude in June with Joe Grandersen and his Jazz Quintet on the 12th. This popular quintet performs music that ranges from classic Frank Sinatra tunes to the music of Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer. Grandersen’s classic soul voice and trumpet solos will bring #GeorgiaMusic alive with classic tunes like “Skylark” and “Moon River.”
All of these shows are held at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion at the CNC. They start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at www.freshtix.com/events/sundays-on-the-river-concerts. For additional info call 770-992-2055 ext.224. m