Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is pleased to
present the final concert of the 2013 Fall Concerts on the Plaza on
Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Douglasville Conference
Center, showcasing Big Band classics by ATLANTA SEVENTEEN. Previous
performances included those by the JP BLUES BAND and TOMMY TALTON and
were held outdoors on O’Neal Plaza in historic downtown Douglasville.
The ATLANTA SEVENTEEN show has been moved indoors to the Conference
Center, due to predictions of rain. This performance begins at 7 p.m.
The concert is free and open to the general public. Listeners will be
provided chairs for Saturday’s indoor performance, but no food or
beverages will be allowed.
ATLANTA SEVENTEEN, widely recognized as one of the metro Atlanta area’s finest Big Band groups, will take listeners on a musical excursion by recreating the smooth and stylized arrangements from the Big Bands of yesteryear. The band is a unique group of business and professional executives, successful in their individual vocations by day, who perform as talented musicians by night. ATLANTA SEVENTEEN, organized as a non-profit corporation, has donated a substantial portion of the proceeds of many appearances since the year 1960 to over 50 worthy local and national organizations and foundations. Big Band enthusiasts of all ages will identify with the kind of excitement generated only by precision playing. The blended reeds, strong but subtle brass and pulsating rhythm section speak with a cohesion and unity rarely heard these days. ATLANTA SEVENTEEN has been featured in the ballrooms of the Hyatt Regency, Ritz-Carlton, Westin Lenox, Hyatt Ravinia, Marriott and other fine hotels; at country clubs such as the Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta Country Club, Cherokee Towne Club, Atlanta Athletic Club. In presenting their fine music, the group has even discovered a new generation of fans in high schools and colleges avidly following their parents in appreciating the Big Band sound, such as the Georgia Tech Swing Dance Association.