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State Botanical Garden to hold annual Sunflower Music Series

Bands perform outside in the State Botanical Garden's Flower Garden as part of the Sunflower Music Series.

The State Botanical Garden’s 12th annual Sunflower Music Series gets underway June 12 with the first of four concerts. 

Offering diverse music styles, each of the two-hour concerts begins at 7 p.m. on the stage of the Flower Garden, a terraced area between the Day Chapel and the Visitor Center and Conservatory. 

Tickets are $15 each, $10 for Friends of the Garden members and $5 for children ages 6-12. Season tickets for all four concerts are $50, $35 for Friends and $15 for children ages 6-12. Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners or purchase dinner from Donderos’ Kitchen. 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. 

On  June 12 Randall Bramblett performs with Whisper Kiss opening. Known for his songwriting and musicianship, Bramblett will perform rock, blues and jazz. 

On July 10  the Romper Stompers perform with Danielle Howle opening. William Tonks, Danny Hutchens of Bloodkin, Jon Mills and Todd Nance of Widespread Panic will sing rock songs from children’s perspectives.

On Aug. 28 Grogus will perform Latin jazz, traditional Cuban and Caribbean styles and funk versions of jazz standards. 

On Sept. 25 the Arvin Scott Quartet performs world beat and jazz music. The quartet features world-renowned percussionist Arvin Scott, a lecturer in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Tickets are available at the Garden Gift Shop, by calling 706-542-1244, or by calling Wuxtry Records at 706-369-9428.