Jazz on the Lawn with Joey “Papa J” Sommerville

Friday, July 14, 2017 — 6:30 pm

Jazz on the Lawn with Joey “Papa J” Sommerville
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30306

Ticket Information

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Event Description

Jazz on the Lawn with Joey “Papa J” Sommerville

Jazz on the Lawn: Joey "Papa J" Sommerville

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. 

 

Joey "Papa J" Sommerville

As we mature, we are ourselves only more so. Welcome to the World of Papa J.

On a cold night way back in 2015, an iconic contemporary­ jazz trumpet player named Joey Sommerville started to peel back yet another layer of his Being and Artistry. Never one to abandon his musical vision and integrity, Joey was hearing another kind of music in his head.

This was New Music. It was informed in part by his years of performing with blues legends and jam band superstars. It was a homecoming, as the years spent with B.B. King protégé Big Joe Burrell and working with the mega­band Phish mingled with the contemporary jazz years, while always including the early influences of Rock, R&B, Gospel, and Classic Blues. It was time to say something Bigger, something New, something Authentic to the moment. Out of this creative primordial soup, Papa J was born.

Musically ready to tell it like it is, he’s speaking his mind. Ready to entertain, stir you to action, make you dance, cry, laugh, or just nod your head, he’s here. REALLY here.

Just telling it like it is, Papa J style.

 

Parking

 

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 Sun In My Belly.

 

Ticket Information

 

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.

 

Sponsors

 

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

 

 Illuminating DesignDekalb County Georgia
 
The Coca-Cola Company       The Candler Family

 


Annual Platinum Level Sponsor

Estes Services             Geri Sims            Zest Catering

 

 

Annual Gold Level Sponsor

 

Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces   Baker Donelson  
Cooper Piano  Elite Event Rental    
Epps Aviation       Fidelity Bank         Georgia Council for the Arts      Georgia Power
Home Depot          National Endowment for the Arts       
Red Light Management       Rock to the Rescue     

 

 


Friend Level Support of the Jazz on the Lawn Concert Series