Sautee Jamboree

Sautee, GA

Date

03-Oct-2015

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03-Oct-2015

Time

4:00pm - 10:00pm

Location

Sautee Nacoochee Center
283 Highway 255 N
Sautee, GA 30571
(GPS is not accurate for this address - call for directions)

Cost

$25 adults, 16 & under free. Saturday camping free with advance ticket purchase. $10 camping fee on day of event

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Sautee Jamboree Returns to Valley for Tenth Year

The wait is over. It is that time of year again - when the sounds of some of the country’s top bands and singer/songwriters echo through the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys. The festival that exudes Appalachian Mountain life and bohemia wrapped into one, Sautee Jamboree, returns on Saturday, October 3rd for a tenth year. 

Sautee Jamboree is now organized and executed by Sautee Nacoochee Center Performing Arts Director, DeDe Vogt, who first came to prominence as a vocalist and bass player for the Scallion Sisters, a local Atlanta mainstay in the mid-'80s. Referred to as, “the godmother of the folk scene in Atlanta,” by popular singer/songwriter Michelle Malone, Vogt is known for her brainchild, Cowboy Envy, and played bass for many of the tracks on the 1989 Indigo Girls self-titled album, which was remastered in 2000 and eventually went platinum. This year, Vogt has put together another impressive lineup for Jamboree.

Headlining the 10th Anniversary Sautee Jamboree is Sol Driven Train. The versatile 6-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own brass-kickin’ roots rock sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the Jam and Americana music scene.

Additionally, Sautee Jamboree is pleased to welcome back Michelle Malone, the 2015 Georgia Music Award Winner for Female Rock. Her mastery of guitar, along with her trademark voice and songwriting skills, have earned her three-time Best Female vocalist, Best Acoustic Guitarist, Album of the year, and two grammy ballot appearances (Best Contemporary Blues 2006, Best Americana 2009). Her songs have appeared in film and TV, and have been recorded by Indigo Girls, Antigone Rising and Vistos Bosses. Malone has performed in seven countries, and is currently recording a new album, touring the US., as well as performing in a new band led by SugarLand’s Kristian Bush.

Also taking the Jamboree stage is The Currys. Having developed their brand of homegrown, harmony-rich Americana through summers of writing and performing on the Florida Gulf Coast, brothers Jimmy and Tommy Curry and cousin Galen Curry began with acoustic performances in local restaurants and oyster bars. Over time the trio has gained a regional following, performing regularly at festivals and venues around the Southeast. In August of 2012, The Currys headlined a tour across Ireland which was the subject of a PBS documentary.

The festival will also treat the audience to Roshambeaux, a duo that sounds like a full rock band. Roshambeaux’s audiences are consistently shocked to find only two people on stage. Sound techs marvel at the complexity of the technology the duo possesses and the sheer wall of sonic sound they achieve. It’s ambitious, big, rowdy rock music- part rap, part rave, with nods to Soul Brothers Six & Muse- but with an identity wholly its own.

The festival will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at the Sautee Nacoochee Center on the outdoor stage and lawn. Gates open at 4pm, and the music continues until 10pm. Concert goers can purchase the 10th anniversary tee shirt at the concert, and food, sodas, beer and wine will be for sale. Chairs and blankets are encouraged. Tickets are $25 for adults. Children 16 years and younger are free. Overnight camping is free with an advanced ticket purchase, and is $10 on the day of the festival.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.snca.org, or call 706-878-3300 for more information.

 

About the Sautee Nacoochee Center

In 1980 the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association was formed in order to have an organized group of Community residents with a mission to preserve the culture and heritage of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and surrounding areas. The vision of the Sautee Nacoochee Community, “To nurture creativity and to preserve and protect the be resources of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and the surrounding areas”, lives on every day at the Center through its offerings to the community members and visitors. The Center is located an hour north of Atlanta and is known as one of The 100 Best Small Arts Towns in America.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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