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Grassland String Band to perform July 28

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The State Botanical Garden hosts its summer Sunflower Concert Series.

The Grassland String Band will perform the next concert in the State Botanical Garden’s Sunflower Concert Series July 28 at 7 p.m.

The Grassland String Band will offer its take on bluegrass/Americana music with special guest Claire Campbell from the acclaimed band Hope For Agoldensummer.

The concert is in the Flower Garden. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the garden’s visitor center and conservatory.

Tickets are $15, $5 for children ages 6-12. Admission includes beverages and light snacks.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners. Lawn chairs are allowed on one designated level of the terraced Flower Garden.

Future concerts include:
• Aug. 25: Grogus returns for its annual celebration of Latin jazz, traditional Cuban and Caribbean styles and funk versions of jazz standards. The band is a past recipient of the Flagpole Athens Music Award in both the jazz and world music categories; and

• Sept. 29: Arvin Scott with Marti Winkler. Drummer/percussionist Scott, a faculty member in Franklin College’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and his combo will deliver a jazz performance. Jazz singer Winkler will open the show.

For information about the concert series or to purchase tickets, see, visit the Garden Gift Shop or call 706-542-9353.