Comedian Greg Warren has been on a Savannah stage just once before. In February 2011, he performed at the Johnny Mercer Theatre with the "John Boy and Billy No Collar Comedy Tour," a spinoff of the popular syndicated redneck radio show.
After close to two decades as the go-to guy for gut-grilling fusion of gritty blues and witty rhymes, singer, rapper and guitarist Garrett Dutton - known to you and me as G. Love - went all the way back to his roots with the 2011 album Fixin' to Die.
DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah tourism officials say recent numbers show that the average visitor for trips to the Georgia city is younger and that spending is up.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's High Museum of Art invited three photographers to present their views of the American South, and the results - including slices of urban life, rural portraits and eroding marshlands - will be on display starting this weekend.
UGA Performing Arts Center announces 2012-2013 season
Created just this year by the "full service entertainment company" O Ent., Inc., the Georgia Music Awards will honor "emerging talent" through public voting and a big awards show in Atlanta – June 16 at the Buckhead Theatre.
If there's any mojo left in the music business, this will become the year of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Like a smooth, organic java blend, John Brown's Body starts with the basics – in this case, Jamaican reggae music. Then the band adds ingredients – a dash of funk, a few liberal squeezes of rhythm 'n' blues, pop flourishes and some shaved electronica – and before you know it you're still savoring smooth, aromatic reggae, but it has a slightly more pungent kick.
Valdosta, GA – Wild Adventures Theme Park (WA) kicks off the summer Wednesday, May 23 with two new interactive animal shows and 13 all-star concert performances, in addition to 40 thrill rides and over a million gallons of fun in Splash Island Water Park. Endless summer thrills and affordable family fun close to home begin May 23 and continue every day through August 5. In addition, WA celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with The Band Perry and a Bring A Friend Offer for 2012 Season Passholders who visit the park May 26, 27 or 28.
"It ain't no thang."
Sir Elton John and his band have a concert date in Savannah - Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Civic Center. This one's called the "All the Hits Tour," and the band includes, among others, Elton's longtime musical mates Davey Johnstone (guitar) and Nigel Olsson (drums).
Betsy Kingston is several things. Among them: A Savannah native, a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University, a bartender at the recently-rebuilt Georgia Theatre in Athens, and one hell of a rock/rhythm and blues vocalist.
Vermont jam band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will play the SCAD New Alumni concert June 1 in Forsyth Park, with Florida's JJ Grey & Mofro opening.