Saturday, August 5th, 7:30 pm
Bayou, Honky Tonk, Soul. A strong dose of blues combined with classic soul and swampy Cajun rhythms, strong and memorable songs, soulful singing, with powerful grooves. Big Gus creates a sound that satisfies the heart and mind.
Saturday, September 9th, 7:30 pm
Fred Johnson is an accomplished writer, vocalist and percussionist and is recognized internationally as one of the world’s greatest vocal jazz improvisers and has been honored as one of the worlds most passionate and versed chanters of sacred text. Fred has extensively toured as a main stage performer and has performed on stage with or as the opening act for such musical greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Herbie Mann, Nat Adderly, Joe Zawinul, David Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Patti La Belle, Patti Austin, George Benson, BB King and Bashia.
He has presented music and inspirational programs in association with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson and has written and directed 19 stage productions in New York, Boston, San Diego and Tampa. He in an honored inductee to the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Hall of Fame and has been featured at The Jazz Holiday 13 times. He was, for over 20 years in Tampa Bay, a key contributor in both schools and community centers to presenting programs which served to empower the understanding of arts as a conduit for educational enrichment and enhancement of core curriculum skills training in our educational system. He has toured the world as an ambassador for the importance of arts in education and as a global bridge to peace and greater understanding between the nations of the world. Fred currently has a newly released recording “Can’t Say Enough About You” and is available for concert, orchestral and club performances.
Saturday, October 21st, 7:30pm
Michelle Malone is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer in the rock, folk, blues, alt-country and pop idioms. She is also the founder of SBS Records. After several major label releases, Malone is now an independent artist with 14 studio records to date and an impressive resume which includes high profile performances with everyone from Gregg Allman to John Mayer, the Atlanta Symphony to Ellen Degeneres. She has performed in 7 countries, toured as a performer in the Indigo Girlin the new band led by SugarLand’s Kristian Bush, and in The Black Lillies.
Saturday, November 11th, 7:30 pm
Roxie Watson is a five-piece string band from Decatur and Atlanta, GA, who play what they like to call “alterna-grass” music that mixes three- and four-part harmonies with elements of old country, Appalachian music, hymns, and bluegrass, without adhering to the traditions of any one genre. Lisa Love of Georgia Music Magazine and the Georgia Music Foundation described the band by saying, “When you have a group of women who are natural story-tellers, who sooth their aggressive musical chops with beautiful harmonies, temper their rock-n-roll sensibilities with an understanding of Appalachian tradition, and come off as a little bit Keith Richards, a little bit Bill Monroe, you get Roxie Watson.” The group formed in 2007 as a just-for-kicks opportunity for long-time friends Beth Wheeler, Lenny Lasater, Linda Bolley, and Becky Shaw to get together and play songs they loved. But what started out as just porch settin’ and cover song playing evolved organically over the years, through the word-of-mouth support of an ever-growing group of loyal fans, into one of the finest original bands in the Southeast, regularly selling out storied songwriting venues from Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN.
Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk
Saturday, November 18, 7:30
Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk: Kharisma is an energetic 10 piece band with full horn section, who will keep you up and dancing performing R&B, Jazz & Soul songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s along with today’s top 40 favorites.