Monday, April 26, 2010

Gospel Jubilee

Yesterday, Sunday April 25th, I took my parents to the historic Savannah Theater for the new Gospel Jubilee. What a treat! The performances at the theater are always great and this one was no exception. The afternoon was filled with uplifting songs both old standards and new. Huxie Scott, a local singer and performer, was amazing. Her singing alone would have been worth the price of admission but the rest of the cast was top notch as well. We sang along and clapped our way through the almost two hours of music. I honestly hated to see it end.

The Gospel Jubilee will be on Sunday's only from 3-5:00 pm now until May 23rd. So if you are going to be in Savannah take time to see this wonderful show or any of the other performances that are available year round. You can visit their web site at for a list of shows and their schedules. I don't think you'd be disappointed!

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Savannah Band Shell

Thursday evening the very first concert to be held in the new Savannah Band Shell in Forsyth Park was held. This amazing new venue is sure to be a major asset to all performance held outdoors in the park for years to come. The structure enhanced by colorful lighting and fountains made the concert a real pleasure to watch.

The performers were "Crooked Still", a band that features bluegrass and Celtic music. The music was fabulous. I can't wait for the Jazz Festival in September and Picnic in the Park in October. Concerts in the park have always been a favorite with locals and visitors alike. This new venue will only take the experience to a higher level.

During the day and when concerts have not taken the stage the fountains in front can be used as a wading pool. Next to the Band Shell there is also the new Forsyth Cafe and visitor's center. Be sure to check it out.

Race for the Cure

Early Saturday morning, my son Kris and I walked to Broughton Street to participate in the 2nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. In only two years, this new event for Savannah has become the largest race held here in our city. The 1K/5K event wound through the historic district around squares and Forsyth Park, ending at Telfair Square where cheering crowds and much needed refreshments were waiting.

This is a special event for me since I am a 20 years survivor this year. Sadly, this time I ran in memory of a dear friend who lost her more than 6 year battle with breast cancer this past year.
Hopefully, money raised from events like these and other donations will make it possible to find a cure for this horrible disease.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Savannah Jazz Festival

The 2010 Savannah Jazz Festival will be coming September 19-26. All events are free and open to the public. The lineup of artists will be announced later this summer. This event lucidly reflects the strong jazz traditions that Savannah has offered the world for many years. The festival boasts the best of international, national, regional and local jazz talent. Festival goers are always delighted with music from Savannah greats like Ben Tucker and Teddy Adams, either during the formal concert events or the after hours jam sessions.

Be sure to make plans early to assure your reservation for the festival.

Savannah Craft Brewfest

The 2010 Craft Brewfest will be held Labor Day week-end, September 3-4. This outdoor event will be held on the esplanade of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center overlooking the historic Savannah Riverfront and historic district. The event will feature over 120 craft brews, food, live entertainment and souvenirs.

The week-end begins Friday evening with the Craft Brew and Food Pairing Dinner. The event will feature the taste of great low country cuisine and craft brews chosen to enhance the flavor.

On Saturday the Grand Craft Tasting will feature more that 120 different craft brew and southern cuisine.

Tickets will go on sale beginning in May. Book you room reservations and tickets early! This is not an event to be missed.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and Fine Arts on the River

Hey, all you golf fans, the Senior Tour is coming back to Savannah. For those of you who don't know, I am a real golf fan myself. I have been watching and playing golf most of my life. The Senior Tour is a real treat for me because these are the guys I grew up idolizing.

The 33rd annual Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf will be held from April 19-25 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The tickets are a mere $25. You'll agree a real deal if you've gone to any other PGA Tour event but it gets even better. You can get 2 tickets for the price of one if you show your room key.

Hurry and make your reservations now! This is a great opportunity to see some great golf at a great price!

Also this weekend the Fine Arts on the River will take place. A very select group of local, regional and national artisan will be exhibiting their art. Jazz, blues and Mercer tunes will fill the air all weekend.

Friday night will feature the grand sounds of the AASU Savannah Winds Symphony at 7 pm between the Abercorn and Lincoln Street ramps. The Pops program will include Mercer, Gershwin and the evening will be completed with "Stars and Stripes" and fireworks.

Saturday, you can enjoy the grooves and hilarious moments of Lipbone Herring at 6 pm, followed by classic beach music from nationally acclaimed, "The Showmen". African drum, various performances, dancing and much more round out this weekend event. All events will take place on Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, Historic River Street.