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Sunflower Concert Series to kick off June 10 at State Botanical Garden of Georgia

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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. – The Sunflower Concert Series at the State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia gets underway June 10 with a performance by Southern rock group, Saint Francis. The series features an array of musicians performing on four Tuesdays this summer from 7-9 p.m. in the terraced Flower Garden.

Tickets are $15 each or $5 for children ages 6-12. Season tickets for all four concerts are $50, $15 for children ages 6-12. Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic dinners. 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.

The 2014 schedule is:

June 10 – Saint Francis; Rachel O’Neal opening
Saint Francis, a Southern rock group now based in Athens, will perform original tracks.

July 8 – Randall Bramblett; Dodd Ferrelle opening
Bramblett will deliver an intimate acoustic performance.

Aug. 26 – Grogus; Steve Dancz opening
Grogus returns to the garden to perform upbeat Latin jazz, traditional Cuban and Caribbean styles and funk versions of jazz standards.

Sept. 30 – Klezmer Local 42; Mary Sigalas opening
Klezmer Local 42 will perform toe-tapping Eastern European style dance tunes packed with emotion.

For more information or to purchase tickets, see or call 706-542-9353.

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

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
A unit of the University of Georgia Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, 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