Live It Up this summer with Live Jazz in the Gardens as Villa Christina celebrates the 6th annual Summer Jazz Series. Escape the city’s heat and hustle; allow the cool, smooth jazz transport you to nirvana. The sultry al fresco musical evenings are presented by C3 Marketing and Villa Christina.
Adam Ghali, General Manager of Villa Christina, states “our guests have really enjoyed the past six years of live jazz, and this years’ line-up is incredible. We love hosting the outdoor jazz concerts here. The series is a relaxing and festive way to spend time with family and friends, enjoying live jazz, terrific food and refreshing beverages outdoors. The outstanding entertainment combined with a gorgeous outdoor setting and incredible food is a temptation too strong to resist!”
Three complimentary outdoor concerts will be performed in the gardens on select Sundays in the late summer and early fall. Extraordinary electric violinist Ken Ford lights up the night as the music series kicks off on August 30th. A dynamic and electrifying performer, progressive musician Ford has released 3 CD’s and continues to jam with notable artists such as Wyclef Jean, Wayman Tisdale, Laylah Hathaway and Ledisi.
Rapidly rising star Ford will electrify the audience with his original, funky, eclectic musical style, so catch him while you can! On September 20th, listen and be amazed by national rising stars Jaspects, described as “redefining all aspects of jazz” and special guest, soulful songstress Tammy Allen opens. Grammy nominee Dionne Farris, formerly with Arrested Development, builds the series to a crescendo on October 18th.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m. Concertgoers should bring blankets or lawn chairs for comfortable seating. Children of all ages are welcome and will be delighted by free activities including a moonwalk and face painting. There will be a variety of exhibitors whose products and services will be available for purchase including exquisite hand made jewelry, original artwork and more.
A variety of food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be offered for purchase on the premises. Nibble on light delicacies such as pasta and salmon salads, or feast on gourmet burgers stuffed with special seasonings, plump hot dogs with French fries, or real Italian-style pizza straight from the wood-burning-oven. Be sure to save room for an incredibly indulgent dessert such as tiramisu or cheesecake. No coolers are allowed on the grounds.
For more information on the Summer Jazz Series or Villa Christina, call 404-303-0133 or visit www.villachristina.com. For Corporate sponsorship or exhibitor information, contact Terri Harof at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-786-7410.
Directions to Villa Christina
4000 Summit Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30319
From the Airport:
Take I-85/I-75N (14 miles) to GA 400 (exit 87) to I- 285 East (4B). Refer to directions below.
From GA 400:
Take I-285 East to Ashford Dunwoody Road (Exit 29). Stay in the far right hand lane, which will put you onto Lake Hearn Drive. At first traffic light turn LEFT onto Parkside Place. Travel one block and turn RIGHT onto Perimeter Summit Drive (into the Perimeter Summit Complex.) At the stop sign, turn LEFT onto Summit Boulevard. Villa Christina is the last building on the LEFT.
From I-85 & I 285 (Spaghetti Junction):
Take I-285 West to Ashford -Dunwoody Road (Exit 29) and turn LEFT. Crossover I-285. At the first traffic light and turn RIGHT onto Lake Hearn Drive. At next traffic light turn LEFT onto Parkside Place. Travel one block and turn RIGHT onto Perimeter Summit Drive (into the Perimeter Summit Complex.) At the stop sign, turn LEFT onto Summit Boulevard. Villa Christina is the last building on the LEFT.
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