August + Labor Day 2019 Events in the Golden Isles

 

LIVE MUSIC AT ECHO: EACH WEEKEND Enjoy live music at ECHO most Thursdays – Saturdays. The Labor Day Weekend lineup is as follows:

Thursday, August 29 (6 – 9pm): Michael Brown + Jaime Rowell

Friday, August 30 (7 – 10pm): Phil King and the Island Kings

Saturday, August 31 (7 – 10pm): George Alread

*It’s worth noting that ECHO also has Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm; 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Click here to learn more about this and other ECHO specials.

The DefenderCHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES | ETHAN MICHAELI: AUGUST 29, 2019 The series will conclude on August 29 with the lecture entitled “Robert Abbott and the Legendary Newspaper that Changed America.”  A St. Simons Island native, Robert Abbott founded The Chicago Defender in 1905 after moving north. John Sengstacke, Abbott’s Savannah-born nephew and successor as publisher of the newspaper, will also be discussed.  The Defendergrew to have the highest circulation of any African-American owned newspaper in the world. Our speaker, Ethan Michaeli, is author of the critically acclaimed book, The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America, which was named a Notable Book of 2016 by The New York Times and the Washington Post. After earning a degree in English language and literature from the College at the University of Chicago, Michaeli worked as a copy editor and reporter at The Defender in the 1990s.  He founded the Residents’ Journal, a magazine for Chicago public housing tenants, which won numerous national awards and grants.   He currently lectures at the University of Chicago’s Harris Public Policy School and is senior advisor at the Goldin Institute. A.W. Jones Heritage Center: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 6:00 PM. $50 For Members. $90 For Non-Members. For more info, click here. Zootopia SUMMER MOVIE SERIES | ZOOTOPIA: AUGUST 29, 2019 The Glynn County Parks Department invites you to watch your favorite family movies on the big screen during its Summer Movie Series. Movies are shown at 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM. Admission is $1 per person per show. There will be popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 554-3810. Prime Rib DinnerPRIME RIB DINNER AT ECHO: FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019 Come try our specialty prime rib on Friday nights from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. 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 ECHO Restaurant specials. To make reservations call 912-268-5967. St. Simons Island Antique Show ST. SIMONS ISLAND ANTIQUE SHOW: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 Antique dealers from all over the southeast, featuring a vast array of fine and fun merchandise, including furniture, collectibles, primitives, jewelry, silver, glassware and more! 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. FREE. For more info, click here. All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.

Sounds by the Sea SOUNDS BY THE SEA: SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 The Blues Factor Band playing high energy music that encompasses more than blues; get ready for classic rock, Motown, funk R&B and all the great hits from the past to the present. 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 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 Magic 105.9, 104.1 The Wave, and 92.7 SSI (radio sponsor) and Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts. Neptune Park: 110 Mallery Street, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Little Light MusicA LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC FEATURING SOUNDS OF MOTOWN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

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!

Concerts are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and tickets are $15 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased in advance in the Museum Store located at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, or at the gate the evening of the concert.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum: 610 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 634-7099 or click here. 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM   King and Prince Bloody MarySUNDAY BRUNCH AT ECHO:  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 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.

Did we mention ECHO won the following awards in Elegant Island Living’s “Best of 2019”: 1. Best Outdoor Dining 2. Best Brunch 3. Best View from a Restaurant 4. Best Bloody Mary 5. Best Specialty Cocktails

Weekly – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. 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. For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant. (Photo credit for Bloody Mary: @coastal.collab/IG)

 

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