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Grogus to perform in Sunflower Music Series at State Botanical Garden

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Grogus includes bassist Carl Lindberg. The group will perform at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia this summer as part of the Sunflower Concert series.

Athens, Ga. – Grogus will perform the next concert in the Sunflower Music Series at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University Georgia on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. on the stage of the terraced Flower Garden. Tickets are $15 and $5 for children ages 6-12.

Grogus will play 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. Grogus has been part of the Sunflower Music Series for years.

Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners or purchase dinner at the concert. 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. For information on the concert series or to purchase tickets, call 706-542-1244. Tickets also may be purchased at the Garden Gift Shop or Wuxtry Records in Athens.

The final concert in this year’s Sunflower Music Series will Sept. 17 and the Arvin Scott Quartet will perform world beat and jazz music.

The Sunflower Music Series is sponsored by Friends of the Garden, Northeast Sales Distributing Inc., Athens Coca-Cola, Musicians Warehouse and Flagpole.

About the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
A unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia provides the general public as well as UGA faculty, staff and students opportunities for recreation, events, research and learning through its natural areas, display gardens and building spaces. The State Botanical Garden is located at 2450 South Milledge Ave., Athens, one mile south of the Athens Perimeter. For more information, see