September 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

ArtTrends GalleryRomancing the Figure: Tuesday, August 30th to Sunday, October 9th, 2016
ArtTrends Gallery located at 3305 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA., is hosting “Romancing the Figure”, their first figurative exhibition, August 29th – October 9th. The Opening Reception on Friday, September 9th, 5 to 7p.m., will feature light refreshments, an artist meet-and-greet and one of the most enduring and fascinating themes in art history, the human figure.
For the past year, each artist has been exploring his or her own unique style of capturing the human form. The gallery will be displaying colorful abstract, bold figurative and impressionistic works created specifically for this exhibition.
ArtTrends Gallery is also hosting an online social media contest prior to the opening. Participants have the chance to win a 10% discount on their favorite work of art. Brush up on your knowledge of the human figure and guess the artist when the gallery posts a famous figurative painting on their Instagram and Facebook. Be the first to guess correctly and win the prize!
ArtTrends Gallery is the only co-op gallery located on Saint Simons Island that is completely owned and operated by the artists whose works are displayed. Founded on May 1, 2015, by nine local artists, the gallery has continued to offer trending art in various mediums. The gallery hosts guest artists, events and continual exhibitions rotating every six weeks.

First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, September 2nd, 2016 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Visit the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Historic Downtown Brunswick. Enjoy live music from local musicians, art openings, and food and beverage samples from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Newcastle Street & Gloucester Streets, Downtown Brunswick 31520
St. Simons Island Antique Show

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th, September 2016
Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware, etc. Located under the oaks, on the grounds of the beautiful revitalized Postell Park, on Beachview Drive off Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, Ga. In the historic Pier Village area. Close to restaurants, hotels, shopping, and beautiful St. Simons Island Beaches. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!

A Little Light Music ConcertA Little Light Music Concert featuring Sounds of Motown: Sunday, September 4th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Every summer, residents and visitors gather on the oceanfront lawn beneath the Lighthouse for the sounds, sea breezes, friends and fun of the Little Light Music Summer Concert Series. We have lined up the best series in years with seasoned, chart-topping musicians who are sure to get you out of your seat and dancing! Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $12 for adults; children under 12 and Keepers of the Light are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Store or at the gate the evening of the concert.
Join us Sunday, September 4 for a Little Light Music with Sounds of Motown. The Sensational Sounds of Motown have been entertaining audiences throughout the Southeast for nearly 20 years with their excellent, high-energy performances. The band is comprised of six veteran musicians with an impressive list of touring and performance credits under their belts. You’ll hear Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Sly Stone… and that’s just in the first set!
610 Beachview Drive,
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

EcoLecture2016Eco Lecture Series: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us for an evening with Scott Coleman, ecological manager at Little St. Simons Island and member of the St. Simons Land Trust Board of Directors and Cannon’s Point Conservation Task Force, will discuss maritime forest ecology and the maritime forest restoration project happening at Cannon’s Point Preserve. Lecture begins at 6:00 PM, but feel free to come early to enjoy cocktails (or soft drinks) with a beautiful marsh view. Admission is $10 per person (includes your first cocktail or soft drink) at the cash bar provided by Straton Hall Events. [TIP: Bring your own cup to receive $1 OFF each drink.]

The Indigo Girls ConcertSouthern Grown Concert Series: The Indigo Girls: Thursday, September 8th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Southern Grown Concert Series presents the Indigo Girls live in concert at Rainbow Island. Purchase tickets at

The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls’ refinement – not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes – allows access to ever new and liminal spaces.

Southern Grown Farmers MarketThe Farmers Market at Sea Island: Saturday, September 10th & 24th, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Support southern vendors at the Southern Grown Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, samples, and southern products at this family-friendly event. This event is open to the public and held at The Market at Sea Island, 351 Sea Island Road, St. Simons Island, GA.
Southern Grown Food, Drink and Music Festival is held annually at Sea Island and celebrates all things southern. For more information, please visit

Art Under the OaksArt Under the Oaks: Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th, September 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm. Daily, Postell Park, Pier Village, St. Simons Island
This September, Glynn Visual Arts celebrates its 46th year hosting this beautiful Fine Arts & Crafts Festival now known as Art Under the Oaks. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the region representing a wide range of mediums. 70 artists and craftsmen will present a variety of original two dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal & glass – all available for purchase. While exploring the show, visitors can keep an eye out for the artists who are awarded ribbons for their outstanding work in their medium.
This festival is a colorful event featuring something for everyone. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece much more meaningful because of the personal connection between the customer & the artist. In addition to beautiful artwork, free kids craft activities, great food vendors & live music will make it an entertaining weekend for all.
In the afternoon bring a chair & enjoy some live music performed by some of our favorite local musicians! Featuring Kellie Parr Saturday afternoon & The Island Strummers Sunday afternoon.
This year we have several artists that are brand new to Art Under the Oaks.
The Kid’s Creation Station celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_sept2016_8x4.875_3Moon Rise Celebration at ECHO: September 15th to 17th, 2016
ECHO is consistently voted as “Best View From a Restaurant” in Elegant Island Living’s Annual “Best Of” issue so why not have a 3 day celebration watching the Moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean? Each month ECHO will feature unique cocktails along with a special menu highlighting a local vendor; the September menu focus will be on Sapelo Farms.


Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits FestivalJekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival: September 16th to 18th, 2016
A weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid-friendly fun zone. This festival is a must-see for any food lover.
Dates & Hours:
Friday, September 16: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 17: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, September 18: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Southern Living announces a special Southern Living Biscuits & Jam concert with Grammy-nominated headliner David Nail, taking place on Friday, September 16 at the 2016 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival. General admission concert tickets are $25 and VIP are $50. Additional features for the 2016 festival include an expanded festival footprint, the addition of a third live music stage, two new lounge experiences, more than 50 beers in the Craft Brew Fest, and for the first time ever, a statewide professional cooking competition to name “Georgia’s Best Shrimp & Grits.” Returning favorites include the Jekyll Island Experience Pavilion, an expanded Southern Living Pavilion, family-friendly entertainment, and more than 100 hand-selected art and craft vendors.
For concert tickets and information, visit For more festival information, including the latest three-day schedule for the 2016 Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, visit
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Sounds by the SeaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, September 18th, 2016 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
On Sunday, September 18, Michael Hulett will play at the Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. The concert begins at 7 pm.
For over 25 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts with Jazz in the Park, the original outdoor concert series. Last year was the first Sounds by the Sea season which saw a mix of musical styles – something for everyone. Says Heather Heath, Executive Director, “We had some great bands last summer and we are looking forward to another outstanding season of music. And you can’t beat the great location, cool ocean breezes and sense of community that makes for a great summer evening.”
Sounds by the Sea is presented by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island directly behind the Casino building. The concerts are held on select Sundays, for maximum breezes and bug-free comfort by the ocean. The concerts take place from 7-9 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. The season is sponsored by Atlantic National Bank (print media sponsor), Golden Isles Broadcasting (radio sponsor) and The Island Inn (hotel sponsor.) Parker’s Convenience Stores are sponsoring the Memorial Day Weekend concert and Jenkins Nissan is sponsoring the September concert; opportunities are available for other local businesses to sponsor individual concerts.
Admission to Sounds by the Sea, payable at the gate the night of each show, is only $10 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free.

King & Prince Sept 2016 FlyerPaint & Play at The King and Prince Resort: Thursday, September 29th , 2016 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This price is $59 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to or call 912- 268-5967. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Classical ConnectionsClassical Connections: Monday, September 26th, 2016 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Classical Connections is the thematic emphasis of the opening concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia, which begins with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, forging a powerful artistic connection between these two musical giants. The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 26, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912-634-2006 or visit the website at 3920 Habersham St., Brunswick, GA 31520

Prime Rib Dinner St. Simons Island GAPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights. It comes as part of a fabulous three-course meal with a salad, entree, and dessert. You will not leave hungry.
For more information, click here.

 Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island GASunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 12:00pm – 3:00pm
You can’t come often enough to our a la carte brunch with oceanside view because the menu is always changing! Come to our Sunday Brunch to try our new recipes and enjoy the beautiful sea in the early afternoon.
You can enjoy it even more with the Unlimited Bloody Mary Bar or Bottomless Mimosas for $15 with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich or entree (alcoholic beverage cannot be served before 12:30pm). For more information, click here.

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