The concert series, a public-private partnership between the Heritage Pine Neighborhood Association, Garden City Jazz, and Augusta Housing & Community Development, was such a success for the residents and visitors of the community that organizers decided to add three more concerts to the 2013 series.
The series has grown to include nine monthly events, starting first Saturdays in March 2014 and continuing through November. The event has been re-branded to reflect more diverse musical offerings, including blues, soul, and contemporary gospel; as well as a visual arts component. It is now called “Sunset Music & Arts at Heritage Pine.”
“What’s most rewarding is the sense of community I witness at each concert – it feels like a family reunion. Children ride bikes through the park, homeowners set food and drink on their porches and invite any and all to partake. I’m excited to see this area restored to its former glory and so many coming home to Laney Walker,” Karen Gordon, director of Garden City Jazz, said.
“I had the opportunity to visit earlier this week. I sat on the porch with a family member of one of the residents and learned how unique and important this development is to Laney Walker Bethlehem and the greater community. Today the City breaks ground on the new Twiggs Circle development. I’m excited to see downtown restored to its former glory, and so many coming home to Laney Walker,” Karen Gordon said.
Complete 2014 Performance Schedule:
Mar 01: JAMP Masters – JB Academy of Musik Pupils, 6:30-8:30p
Apr 05: Matthew Davis Band, 6:30-8:30p
May 03: Perfect Picture, 6:30-8:30p
Jun 07: Joe Collier, 7:30-9:30p
Jul 05: Doc Easton, 7:30-9:30p
Aug 02: SherryWine, 7:30-9:30p
Sep 06: Trey McLaughlin & Sounds of Zamar, 7:30-9:30p
Oct 04: Preston&Weston, 6:30-8:30p
Nov 01: quietSTORM, 6:30-8:30p
Heritage Pine Pocket Park
1229 Pine Street
Augusta GA 30901 US
Info: (706) 821-1797
Free to attend. Bring seating and picnic. Tours of the model home provided during intermission.