Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s finest jazz treasures performing a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, salsa, fusion, smooth and blues, in a perfect setting for summer outdoor concerts.
Jazz on the Lawn is a great way to spend time with friends, unwind, and listen to an evening of live music. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts surrounded by the natural beauty of the Callanwolde Amphitheater.
Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Concerts begin at 7:30 PM.
Concerts conclude at 9:30 PM.
Gwen Hughes has released six albums on Fairfield Records, starting with “Torch Life” in the 1990s up until her newest album, “Dancing in the Moonlight,” recorded with her European band, Mono, featuring the greatest hit of their ten years of touring Eastern Europe. In 2016, Gwen signed with Zoho Music and her latest album, “Native Land,” was released to great critical acclaim from publications like JAZZWEEKLY (“this lady is convincing in every mood”) and JAZZTIMES (“Gwen does it again!”) and the classic rock blog, BLITZ MAGAZINE (“a remarkable collection”).
Offstage, Gwen is Board Governor with The Recording Academy, as well as Atlanta’s Grammy Museum Ambassador (which preserves the American music heritage and promotes the Grammy for Music Educator of the Year ). She was also the Johnny Mercer Foundation “Artist in Residence” with the former GA Music Hall of Fame and instructor for The Otis Redding Foundation Songwriter Camp, teaching songwriting to students from kindergarten through high school. She is also on the Board of Georgia Music Partners and The How Big Is Your Dream Foundation, teaching every year at HBIYD’s “Academy of the Arts” for students in at-risk circumstances.
Parking is free and on-site for VIP Table guests and on a first come, first serve basis for General Admission guests. Additional parking is available across the street at Atlanta Metro Cathedral (999 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306).
Food and Drink
Outside food and beverages are allowed at Jazz on the Lawn. We will have a cash bar on-site (serving beer, wine, water, snacks, and soft drinks). There will be food for sale provided by Fox Bros BBQ.
General Admission: Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the show from the lawn surrounding Callanwolde’s amphitheater. Chairs are not provided. Seating is unassigned- come early and claim the best spot!
Buy in advance and save. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25. Credit or debit card only.
VIP Tables: Enjoy the show in style at a VIP Table for you and your party. We provide the tables and chairs. Tables are located on the first few tiers of Callanwolde’s amphitheater- the best seats in the house!
VIP Ticketholders: Check in with our usher at the Amphitheater for your table number. Tables will be held under the name of purchaser.
These concerts will be held rain or shine.
With help from the following sponsors, Callanwolde is able to accomplish its mission of preserving the historic Candler Estate and offering fine arts and outreach to the community.
Annual Diamond Level Sponsor
Annual Platinum Level Sponsor
Annual Gold Level Sponsor
Friend Level Support of the Jazz on the Lawn Concert Series