2013 Fall Concert Series

Georgia Peach Promotions, LLC regrets to inform you that this concert has been cancelled. This cancellation is in no way the fault of the artists or that of Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

If you have purchased Jimmie Vaughan tickets, please request a chargeback through your credit card company. For the other 3 concerts in the series, you should receive an email through Eventbrite regarding your refund.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience that this may have caused you.

For other questions, please contact Georgia Peach Promotions, LLC at jennifer@gppevents.com or call (404) 993-3080.


Get ready for another series of talented musicians as we groove to the tunes of blues and jazz in our beautiful lakeside amphitheater right here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort! As we roll into September and the summer sun relaxes a little, we start our Fall Series with four-time Grammy Award-winning Jimmie Vaughan AND The Tilt-A-Whirl Band Featuring Lou Ann Barton for a true blues and soul experience. The following weeks will host renowned jazz musicians beginning with The CreoleJoe Band Featuring Joe Sample & Ray Parker, Jr. Then, as we close out September, we'll play host to the amazing instrumental artist, Boney James. Finishing our series as we move in to October, Spyro Gyra will light up the stage at Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater with a pure jazz ensemble experience. 

See our lineup below:

Jimmie Vaughan AND The Tilt-A-Whirl Band Featuring Lou Ann Barton

Four-time Grammy Award-winning Jimmie Vaughan’s style as a player, songwriter and bandleader can be thought of as an amalgamation of so many influences. He utilizes raw emotion, simplicity, and an elegance that is powerful and accessible, yet communicates exactly what he feels inside.

Vaughan revitalizes the classic blues and soul that informs his music. It’s an approach that has earned him the respect of many of the greats of contemporary music, and guest appearances on such albums as B.B. King and Eric Clapton’s Riding With The King, Bob Dylan’s Under The Red Sky, Willie Nelson’s Milk Cow Blues, Carlos Santana’s Havana Moon and Don Henley’s Inside Job. Jimmie Vaughan is the brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Opening Performance: Big Mike & The Booty Papas
                                                       Hosted By: Black Jack, WRFG

September 21 - Zydeco
Joe Sample & The CreoleJoe Band Featuring Ray Parker, Jr.

In 1999 Joe Sample moved back to his hometown of Houston, Texas and rediscovered the “la la music” that was so much a part of his youth. Cajun accordion, Mississippi and Texas Delta Blues, and some good old Texas two step, all conspiring to create what Joe refers to as, Creole Folk Music. The CreoleJoe Band features Joe Sample on accordion; the legendary Ray Parker Jr. on guitar & vocals; from New Orleans: vocalist Erica Falls, drummer Raymond Weber, scrubboardist and vocalist Alex McDonald; guitarist June Yamaguchi; fellow Houstonian Skip Nallia on keyboards; and his son, Nick Sample on bass and vocals - make up The CreoleJoe Band - a crazy and colorful reflection of their collective musical backgrounds, sure to put a smile on your face and a jump in your step. Zydeco music lovers are in for a special treat!

Opening Performance: The Bonaventure Quartet
Hosted By: Zydeco Jo, WRFG

Boney James

Three-time GRAMMY nominee Boney James has returned with a dynamic, genre-busting album "The Beat". One of the most successful instrumental artists of our time with sales totaling over 3 million records, Boney's new project fuses his R&B/Jazz roots with Latin rhythm and percussion. In addition to his GRAMMY nominations, Boney is a Soul Train Award winner (Best Jazz Album) and has been honored with an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Jazz Album. He has accumulated four RIAA Certified Gold Records. To date, nine of Boney's albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart and two have reached the top 10 on the R&B Albums Chart, a rare feat for an instrumental artist.

Boney is also renowned for his compelling live performances. Boney resides in Los Angeles with his wife, award winning actress-filmmaker Lily Mariye (best known as Nurse Lily Jarvik on ER for 15 seasons).

Opening Performance: Angella Christie

OCTOBER 5 - Jazz
Spyro Gyra

Born in Brooklyn, bandleader Jay Beckenstein grew up listening to the music of Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie, and started playing the saxophone at age seven. As Spyro Gyra contemplates upcoming milestones to its storied career, it’s tempting to fall back on the Grateful Dead lyric, “What a long strange trip it’s been” to describe it. During that time, they have performed over five thousand shows, released twenty-nine albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums.

Milestones include 2012 celebrating thirty-five years since their first album release and in 2014 they’ll celebrate 40 years as a band. They show little signs of wanting to slow down either, as they garnered Grammy® nominations for each of their last four albums.

Opening Performances: Straight Ahead
  Gwen Hughes

The 2013 Jazz & Blues Fall Concert Series will be held at Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater. Overlooking the blue waters of Lake Sidney Lanier, Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater is located just 45 minutes north of Atlanta in Buford, GA on the 1500 acres that make up Lake Lanier Islands. What used to be a popular place for outdoor concerts has now been transformed into an even better place to enjoy a night of music with family and friends. With the capacity to hold 1800 people in an intimate setting where a bad seat cannot be found, Peachtree Pointe provides a gorgeous setting for new and experienced concert goers alike.

Venue Address:
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, Georgia, 30518

Doors open at 6:00 pm and concerts will begin at 7:00 pm

Click here for more details on Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater

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