Award-winning musicians will step into the spotlight next weekend at the ever popular Sautee Jamboree in the Northeast Georgia mountains.
Features bands include Sol Driven Train, The Currys, Roshambeaux and Michelle Malone, many of whom are award recipients. Sol Driven Train was an American Music Abroad finalist in 2014. Malone won the 2015 Georgia Music Award for best female rock. And The Currys were invited to perform with country artist Billy Dean.
“It’s like a potpourri of lots of different kinds of music,” said Dede Vogt, the center’s performing arts program director. “A lot of our music leans more toward rock.”
The musical artists will perform for the 10th annual Sautee Jamboree, which is an annual outdoor music festival hosted by the Sautee Nacoochee Center. Tickets are $25 for adults. Children ages 16 and younger may enter for free.
But for the first time this year, the Sautee Jamboree will only last the span of one day, from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the center, 283 Ga. 255, in Sautee Nacoochee.
“We felt this year that we should give more bang for a buck,” said Vogt, who has been headed the Jamboree for three years. “We thought that tightening up the festival will make it better. Packing all the music into one day will give it an extra punch.”
Expected to draw more than 500 music lovers from across Northeast Georgia, the Jamboree will take place rain or shine.
“The fact that it’s been running for 10 years speaks volumes in success,” Vogt said. “We’ve seen people even show up in the pouring rain. This is just a great way to kick off fall in the mountains.”
The music repertoire of the bands range from folk and Americana to rock and R&B.
“People trust that the entertainment is going to be good whether it’s a returning band or one they’ve never heard before,” Vogt said.
The Nacoochee Village Tavern and Pizzeria will sell food at the event.
For more information, visit snca.org or call 706-878-3300.