Held one Sunday evening each month, May through September, the outdoor summer concert series is free and open to the public. Concerts are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and are located at Heritage Green on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs.
Celebrating its 17th year, the 2013 season features five performances, offering something for all ages and audiences:
o May 12: The Tams (http://www.thetams.com)
o June 2: Gwen Hughes & The Retro Jazz Kats (http://www.retrojazzkats.com)
o July 14: The A-Town A-List (http://www.atownalist.com)
o Aug. 4: The Mustangs (http://www.themustangs.net)
o Sept. 8: Kinchafoonee Cowboys (http://www.kinchafooneecowboys.com)
"Annually, Heritage Sandy Springs welcomes approximately 7,000 Sandy Springs residents and visitors to our very popular Concerts by the Springs series,” said Rebekah Henry Murphy, Heritage’s special events director. “We are excited to present this diverse lineup and look forward to welcoming the entire community to these highly anticipated free summer concerts.”
The series will lead off with beach music legends The Tams on Mother’s Day. The Tams have been entertaining and thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. Known for such hits as “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy,” “What Kind of Fool” and “I’ve Been Hurt,” The Tams have two Gold Records and one Platinum Single.
June will welcome swing jazz band The Retro Jazz Kats led by front-woman and Sandy Springs resident Gwen Hughes. The group will perform a set of big-band swing music and American standards such as Sinatra and Gershwin, supported by the sounds of a six-piece horn band.
In July, the summer heat welcomes the hot pop music band, The A-Town A-List. Performing pop hits from the last 50 years with a current, modern edge, the band is a collection of young performers who have toured globally, sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen, The Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder, The Black Eyed Peas, The Killers and Jennifer Lopez.
August will bring variety band The Mustangs to Heritage Green for the first time. Known for their musicianship and harmonies, this lively six-piece group covers classic hits from the last 40 years, bringing together the best of yesterday and today. Their pop classics range from The Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Aretha Franklin to No Doubt, Fastball and Keith Urban.
The series will close Sept. 8 with the Kinchafoonee Cowboys, a Georgia-born and bred country music band that first began in a peach orchard in Terrell County. The band’s popularity soon spread to Athens, where they recorded their first studio album, “Sowega,” in 1991 at Saturn Recording Studio. They went on to record three additional albums. Over the years the group has shared billing with entertainers such as Alabama, John Anderson, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Martina McBride, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band and many others.
Table seating for six is available for purchase. Series tables are now on sale to the general public. Wednesday, individual concert tables will go on sale to Heritage members and to the general public April 8. Concert goers are encouraged to arrive early and picnic with family and friends. Gates open at 5 p.m. Blankets and coolers are welcome but no outside tables are permitted. Pets and smoking are not allowed.
Information and table reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.heritagesandysprings.org.