Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Deep South Brass Band Festival in Pine Mountain, Georgia

T2F Note: Callaway Gardens conjures up many memories of beautiful flowers and family picnics. This lovely area just south of metro Atlanta gets our vote for this week's highly coveted Fayette Front Page Day Tripper Award.

Round up your friends and family, pack a picnic and grab some chairs and blankets. Head to Pine Mountain, Georgia, for a weekend of brass band music appropriate for all ages for FREE – free admission to all Saturday concerts. No worries about parking, complimentary parking will be available at Callaway Garden’s Robin Lake Beach with a complimentary shuttle will be running (beach entrance on U. S. Hwy. 27) to the downtown concert site.

On Saturday afternoon, enjoy music on the lawn of the Chipley Woman’s Club in Downtown Pine Mountain. The entertainment moves to Callaway Gardens at 6:00 p.m. for hours of more great brass band music. It’s free, fun and fantastic.

Great visuals and audio! Great chance to experience it for 2010 story!

Friday, May 1:
7:00 p.m. Preview Party at Carriage & Horses
"Evening of Brass" Featuring Midtown Brass (Tickets required*)

Saturday, May 2:
11:00 a.m. Parade – Downtown Pine Mountain
Afternoon Location: Chipley Woman's Club
Noon Midtown Brass Quintet
1:00 p.m. Fort Benning Infantry Dixieland
2:00 p.m. Georgia Brass Band
3:00-6:00 p.m. Intermission
Evening Location: Callaway Gardens’ Robin Lake Beach
5:00 p.m. Reserved table seating opens
6:00 p.m. 8th Regiment Brass Band
7:00 p.m. Jericho Brass Band
8:00 p.m. Georgia Brass Band
9:00 p.m. Atlanta Brass

The Friday Night Preview Party*, "An Evening of Brass" will feature the Midtown Brass Quintet at Carriage & Horses Restaurant. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Carriage & Horses (706-663-4777), Bon Cuisine II (706-663-4848) and the Pine Mountain Chamber of Commerce (706-663-8850).

Table seating for Saturday’s evening performances can be reserved for with advance purchase ($200 per table of eight or $25 per seat) by calling the Pine Mountain Chamber of Commerce (706-663-8850), Sweet Home Antiques (706-663-7776) Bon Cuisine II (706-663-4848).

Callaway Gardens has a special overnight package for those looking to enjoy Pine Mountain for more than one day. In addition to a free day of concerts, enjoy free recreation (golf, tennis, boating and bicycling) and the Gardens starting at only $99 in the Mountain Creek Inn. For more information, visit or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

Schedule subject to change. In the event of rain, concerts will be in the Callaway Gardens Beach Dome.

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