Classic City Swing
UPDATE: Following the death of scheduled performer Carl Lindberg, the Athens Jazz Festival has been postponed until a later date, according to a WUGA announcement.
Original article below:
This Saturday, local Georgia Public Broadcasting affiliate WUGA 91.7 FM brings back its popular Athens Jazz Festival—once held in conjunction with the Twilight Criterium—after a several-year hiatus. The event is set for a rather low-key return, though organizers hope to grow it to its former scale in the near future. Scheduled performers for the family-friendly event, which happens on the lawn of UGA’s Georgia Center, include the 17-piece Classic City Swing group, as well as Grogus bassist Carl Lindberg and UGA music professor David D’Angelo, who cut his teeth in the Buddy Rich Orchestra in the early ‘80s.
1–7 p.m. FREE! wuga.org