HIGHLIGHTS: September events

DOC SEVERINSEN & HIS BIG BAND >> Long known as the leader of the band for “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” Severinsen has more than just years of late night television on his resume: he’s a Grammy-winner and has recorded over 30 albums covering every genre from jazz-fusion to classical and world music. His trademark wit, outrageous fashion choices and musical energy have not dimmed at this point in his almost 60-year career. When and where: Sept. 11; Tickets: $20 – $52.50 More info: 770.720.9167 or boxoffice@reinhardt.edu

WOODSTOCK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES >> This is the 18th season for the popular concert series that begins in May and runs through September each year. Gimme Abbey, a tribute band that takes on both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones catalog, ends the summer by inviting audiences to come together, even if you can’t always get what you want. Pets are allowed; alcohol is not. When and where: Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.; The Park at City Center, 103 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock Tickets: FREE EVENT More info: 770.924.0406

DR. ANDY HARNESBERGER, PERCUSSIONIST >> Dr. Harnesberger has been praised by Percussive Notes Journal as “a master of nuance.” He performs worldwide and was recently a featured artist at the Patagonia Percussion Festival in Argentina. He’s has been named to the artist/faculty for the Sulzbach-Rosenberg/Interharmony International Music Festival in Germany and is Assistant Professor of Music and Percussion Coordinator at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. When and where: Sept. 15; 7:30 p.m.; Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University, Waleska Tickets: FREE EVENT

RIVERFEST ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL >> Thirty-one years strong and presented by the Service League of Cherokee County. Proceeds benefit local children in need. This year’s festival will feature more than 200 arts and crafts exhibitors, concessionaires, entertainers, children’s area and newly added Community Expo. The League’s latest cookbook, Gatherings & Traditions, will be available. When and where: Sept. 26 – 27; open 10 a.m.; Boling Park, Canton. Tickets: $5 for everyone over 11 years of age. Free parking and shuttle. Dogs are prohibited in the park by city ordinance. No coolers or bikes. More info: 678.410.0093 or serviceleague.net

HOTLANTA DIXIELAND JAZZ >> As a form of early American Jazz the popularity of Dixieland has never really waned. Six-piece band Hotlanta was formed in 1990 and has appeared nationally and internationally. Expect to enjoy songs by Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Jelly Roll Morton and of course, Louis Armstrong. When and where: Oct.1; 7:30 p.m.; Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University, Waleska Tickets: $15 – $37.50. More info: 770.720.9167 or boxoffice@reinhardt.edu

HOLLY SPRINGS AUTUMN FEST >> Now in its twelfth year, this fall festival returns with more than 70 arts and crafts booths, local vendors, live entertainment and concessions. When and where: Oct. 3; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Barrett Park, Holly Springs More info: ehonea@hollyspringsga.us or 770.345.5536

ANDREW TYSON ON PIANO >> Hailed by BBC Radio as “a poet of the piano” Tyson is an American pianist, trained at Julliard School of Music. He’s emerging as a distinctive talent and gaining recognition for his powerful performances. This is a chance to say you saw him early in his career. When and where: Oct. 6; 7:30 p.m.; Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University, Waleska Tickets: $10 – $27.50 More info: 770.720.9167 or boxoffice@reinhardt.edu

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE >> Get your intrigue on with Reinhardt University students in this three-course-meal-and-mystery dinner production. It’s fun and a fundraiser for the theatre department. The theme is “tropical vacation” so break out that Hawaiian shirt and wear socks with your sandals. You are part of the show too. When and where: Oct. 8 & 9; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; W. Frank & Evelyn J. Gordy Center, Reinhardt campus, Waleska Tickets: $50 More info: 770.720.9167 or boxoffice@reinhardt.edu

THE BROADWAY BOYS >> Six of New York’s most dynamic male stage talent harmonizes and re-imagines best-loved Broadway show tunes, old and new. When and where: Oct. 13; 7:30 p.m.: Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University, Waleska Tickets: $15 – $37.50 More info: 770.720.9167 or boxoffice@reinhardt.edu

THE NATIONAL PLAYERS PRESENT “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” >> An engaging and unique take on the Bard. Now touring for its 67th consecutive year, National Players is a theatre ensemble that tours it innovative theatre. Its productions engage audiences and examine the intersection between great works of literature and contemporary life. Shakespeare’s most mischievous comedy throws unrequited lovers, battling fairies, and amateur thespians into a mysterious forest then sets a trickster Puck loose on them all. When and where: Oct. 16; 7:30 p.m.; Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University, Waleska Tickets: $17.50 – $37.50 More info: 770.720.9167 or boxoffice@reinhardt.edu

THE VIENNA BOY’S CHOIR >> Historians have settled on the date 1498 as the beginning of the Vienna Boys Choir. Until 1918 the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at mass, in private concerts and on state occasions. Today, there are 100 singers between the ages of 10 and 14 years old. When and where: Oct. 18; 7:30 p.m.; Falany Performing Arts Center, Reinhardt University, Waleska Tickets: $20 -$50 More info: 770.720.9167 or boxoffice@reinhardt.edu

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