Our Sunflower Concert Series features two-hour concerts during the months of June through September. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. on the stage of the State Botanical Garden's terraced Flower Garden. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners or purchase dinner from Donderos' Kitchen. Lawn chairs are only allowed for those with physical limitations. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside the Visitor Center and Conservatory.
Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. Tickets are available at the Garden Shop, online, and at Wuxtry Records. The Sunflower Music Series is sponsored by Friends of the Garden, Northeast Sales Distributing, Inc., Athens Coca-Cola, Musicians Warehouse, and Flagpole.
Our June concert features Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy, who will release a new album this year and includes 2 musicians formally with the Grammy-nominated Drive By Truckers.
The folk rock singer has toured with the Indigo Girls and Bonnie Raitt and released an impressive seven albums during her career, with opening set from The Hobohemians
Grogus's Latin jazz, Cuban, and caribbean styles will make you feel good, listening to the upbeat lyrics and tempo or kicking off your shoes and dancing in the super-soft grass in front of the stage.
World-renowned jazz musician/drummer/percussionist Arvin Scott will deliver an uplifting World Beat/Jazz performance with his quartet. With special opening set from jazz/torch song artist Mary Sigalas