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Sautee Nacoochee Lawn Party offers food, music under the stars

POSTED: June 14, 2012 12:30 a.m.

A night of food, fun, dance and music is in store at the Sautee Nacoochee Center’s summer Lawn Party starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16.

Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the outdoor stage for an evening of entertainment. Performers will include the Community Chorale, “Headwaters: Didja Hear?” cast, Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi and The Kenney-Blackmon String Band.

Wabi Sabi was created by Atlanta Ballet veteran company dancer John Welker in 2011. It seeks to push the boundaries of ballet through new works by the next generation of choreographic talent. Performances are public, world premiere concerts performed at Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre and other venues.

Athens-based acoustic group The Kenney-Blackmon String Band updates a traditional bluegress genre with fresh rhythms. The group includes Jason Kenney on vocals, guitar, mandolin and banjo; Noel Blackmon on vocals, guitar and mandolin; David Blackmon on fiddle; and Chris Enghauser on double bass.

The event includes face painting for the kids and raffles. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. SNCA members are free.

Fresh barbecue chicken plates with potato salad, green beans and dessert will be available for $10 per plate.

For tickets, call 706-878-3300 or visit www.snca.org for more information.


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