Free Summer Concerts, Public Art Launched In Sandy Springs

City Green Live is funded in part through a grant from the Sandy Springs Arts Foundation. (Shutterstock)

SANDY SPRINGS, GA — To commemorate the first anniversary of City Springs, the City of Sandy Springs is launching its public art program along with a free concert series. In less than a year, City Springs is successfully establishing itself as the heart of downtown Sandy Springs.

TGIF will be something to sing about when City Springs Live takes the stage on the City Green in Sandy Springs. This free concert series will fill many Friday nights this summer with music spanning a variety of genres. The first concert celebrates Memorial Day weekend with some red, white and bluegrass courtesy of the Steep Canyon Rangers. Known for touring with comedian/actor/banjoist Steve Martin, the Steep Canyon Rangers are just one of the nationally known acts slated for the series. While this is a free concert series and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, there will be a limited number of reserved tables available for purchase. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.

For a complete list of bands and dates, visit CitySprings.com.

Arts in the Open

Art and music go together like wine and cheese and to add to the kick-off of the City Green Live series, Art Sandy Springs and the City of Sandy Springs will debut Arts in the Open, a sculpture gallery in the park. Arts in the Open, one of the City’s public art initiatives, is a new public sculpture competition created specifically to bring fine art to the parks and public spaces throughout the City of Sandy Springs and to enhance the $229 million, 14-acre City Springs complex opened in May 2018. The theme for this year’s sculpture competition is: "Inspired. By Nature." There were 135 submissions with nine finalists chosen.

Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul said, "Artists are inspired by their very nature to be creative and innovative. Likewise, the City of Sandy Springs is inspired to innovate and lead the way in support of the arts."

The unveiling of the nine sculptures will take place just prior to the first City Green Live concert on Friday, May 24.

City Green Live is funded in part through a grant from the Sandy Springs Arts Foundation.

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