Upcoming WUGA Events
WUGA-FM, the public radio station operated by the University of Georgia, will present the 2015 Athens Jazz Festival, a daylong free concert featuring local jazz musicians, on Sunday, September 6, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM on the lawn of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
The Athens Jazz Festival is an important part of WUGA’s history. This year’s daylong festival puts the spotlight on local talent.
Among the performers on this year’s concert are Trey Wright, Artie Ball Swing Band, Classic City Swing, a 17-piece big band, Peachtree Band of Jazz, Classic City Dixiedawgs and singer Mary Sigalas.
Jimmy Sanders, WUGA’s General Manager said, “We are thrilled to be able to bring this great musical event back to Athens through our partnership with the Georgia Center and through the generous support of its underwriters."
The 2015 Athens Jazz Festival is sponsored in part by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the UGA Performing Arts Center, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and Buffalo’s Café.
WUGA FM is the public radio station affiliated with NPR and operated by the University of Georgia in a partnership with the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission.
For more information visit wuga.org or call 706-542-9842.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE for September
This event will be held at the home of artist Michael Lachowski on Saturday, September 12 from 3-5pm. Michael has been influential in the arts, design, and music scene in Athens for decades. One of his fine drawings is currently part of an exhibit at the High Museum in Atlanta called “Sprawl: Drawing Outside the Lines He is best known as a founding member and bass player for the seminal Athens band Pylon. But he’s also a superb graphic designer and photographer; the founder of the local magazine Young, Foxy, and Free; and public relations coordinator for the Georgia Museum of Art.
He is a dynamic and creative booster for every artist in town, serving as member of the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and the founder of Third Thursday tours of several local galleries; vibrant events at the Georgia Museum called Museum Mix; and welcoming, every-other-month meet-ups called the Athens Art Crowd. Photographs he took this year at the Bulldog Inn Art Crawl and the Museum Mix capture the remarkable spirit at local art events with quick and marvelous portraits of dozens of young and established artists and art patrons in attendance.
The Artists in Residence event allows attendees to meet Lachowski and see his art collection and design sensibilities in his apartment (327 Oglethorpe Avenue #4).
Shiraz supplies fine wine, and Marti’s at Midday provides bountiful hors d’oeuvres.
The event is $10 for Friends of WUGA and $15 for others. (Friends memberships are $30 or more annually.)
For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Abbie Thaxton (email@example.com or 706/542-9842).
The final featured artist for 2015 will be potter Ron Meyers, with the event at his home taking place on October 10th.