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Music for Missions concert series at Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church

Music for Missions concert series at Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church

IF IT’S JAZZ YOU WANT ITS JAZZ YOU GET!

Or, anything else! reports Jack Sartain, producer and artistic director of the long running and popular Music for Missions concert series at Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church in Tucker.

At long last, we have been able to book the fabulous young virtuoso musician Andrew Fazackerley for June 26 at 7:00 pm.        

Andrew Fazackerley is a keyboardist, pianist, composer, organist, arranger, producer, and bandleader.

Summer Concert series begins today in Norcross

Summer Concert series begins today in Norcross

Norcross, GA --  When it comes to concerts, Thrasher Park offers a gorgeous open air venue with tables and chairs available for rental, and plenty of green grass to put down a blanket and your own chairs. Come relax, socialize and dance the evening away!  Feel free to bring the kids, as we have one of Gwinnett's best playgrounds adjacent to the concert area.  You can bring your own food and drink or grab a "to-go picnic" at one of Norcross' great restaurants, located within easy strolling distnace of the park.  There is not a better way to spend a Friday night than listening to some great tunes, dancing with your partner and laughing with friends. Come unwind with us!

MAY 30  Memorial Day  SINATRA & FRIENDS TRIBUTE This Vegas-style show pays tribute to the legendary stars of the Rat Pack.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Concerts, 5K's and Parades

WEEKEND EVENTS: Concerts, 5K's and Parades

BUFORD, Ga. -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Gwinnett Daily Post will host their annual “Gwinnett Daily Post Memorial Day Concert” at the Suwanee Town Center Park. The concert is a family event and the military band will provide the tunes.  

Basketball teams from across the state will compete in the Bobby Hussey Memorial Day Classic at the Suwanee Sports Academy. The classic is one of the premier summer basketball tournaments in the nation.

Visit the Athens Farmers Market and partake in the celebration and showcase of local foods. The Athens Farmers Market offers local and artisan products from local famers.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, Motorcycle Ride and Beach Bash Festival

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, Motorcycle Ride and Beach Bash Festival

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Go see the “We Are Folk: Exploring Traditions in Southern Folk Art” at the Hudgens Center for the Arts. This exhibit is being curated by Steve Slotin of the Slotin Auction House which specializes in folk and outsider art. The Hudgens is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth.

Downtown Auburn will host an Armed Forces Day and Amvets Motorcycle Ride in Downtown Auburn on Saturday, May 21.

High School Opera Institute to hold spring concert

High School Opera Institute to hold spring concert

ATLANTA -- Graduates of the Atlanta Opera's High School Opera Institute are getting ready to show off their amazing talent.

The students will perform arias and small ensemble pieces from some of opera's greatest works in a free spring concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at Morningside Presbyterian Church (1411 North Morningside Drive NE, Atlanta, 30306).

The High School Opera Institute (HSOI) is a training program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in music.

Participants in the eight-month program attend monthly workshops and vocal coachings on topics that include preparing and auditioning for a role, selecting a music school, characterization, diction and vocal technique.

‘Stars and Strikes’ Family Entertainment Centers Announce ‘Official’ Company Mascot Naming Contest

‘Stars and Strikes’ Family Entertainment Centers Announce ‘Official’ Company Mascot Naming Contest

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, the new mascot for Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers made its’ debut to the community at the Dacula Stars and Strikes Family Fun Day in Gwinnett County.

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

ATHENS, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

To commemorate National Public Gardens Day, sponsored by the Rain Bird and American Public Gardens Association, nationwide gardens are offering free admission with a coupon printout, which can be found here. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located in Athens, is accepting these coupons. The Garden is located about three miles south of the University. The address is 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens.

Visit Vines Garden in Loganville on Sunday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for National Train Day at Vines Garden. This event is being presented by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Engineers will be on hand holding information sessions on trains at the largest railroad in the Southeast.