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So it’s 5/8 playing on 7/14 at 8:00 with Scott Spillane (from Neutral Milk Hotel and other Elephant 6 collectives) playing a solo set at 7:00. The site: the new Flower Garden, a terraced garden lush with flowers, of course. And there will be free refreshments, both adult and all-ages, and light snacks, offered as part of the ticket price. This is a great chance to see one of Athens, and the country’s, great rock and roll outfits, playing a different kind of set, less electric but not less electrifying. R.E.M. tapped them to open a string of shows on a recent tour, and National Public Radio’s “All Songs Considered” profiled them with love and gusto. They have played thousands of shows, no exaggeration, and will bring the vim and vigor acquired through the years to the Garden. AND, it’s a show that still allows a decent night’s sleep, and it’s family-friendly. Lots of kids roaming about (not in the flower beds, please). And, should you desire, bring a (in best Yogi Bear voice) pic-i-nic basket loaded with your favorite comestibles, and fancy beer and wine if that’s your thing. (It’s Miller Lite draft and wine at the free stand.) The forecast is looking good-rain today and mostly sunny, and not super-hot, tomorrow. So now you’re thinking, hmm, music in my life, attainable. Hope to see you here tomorrow. Tomorrow is going to be a ton of fun.
Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
This write-up is courtesy of William Tonks.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
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