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October 2018 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, September 28th, 2018



Glynn Visual Arts is proud to present Wax Poetic, an exhibition of encaustic works by Motte Thomas. A culmination of five years of the artist’s work, this will be first time this collection has been shown on the east coast.

The work reveals natural and botanical shapes using colors and forms that are at the same time reminiscent of and incongruent with nature. Thomas uses a pointillist style and layering technique in his work which begs to be viewed both up close and at a distance. Multiple layers of gently woven strokes are built upon each other using properties such as color, texture and material composition to envelope and draw in the viewer. The translucent colors and deep textures construct the familiar organic shapes often observed in nature. The flowing lines, shapes and swirls are built up into three-dimensional forms creating a stunning visual poetry.

Thomas creates a dream-like lyricism and surreal quality which belies the subconscious reflection in these other worldly, yet grounded works. His works have been exhibited in Colorado, Houston, TX, Santé Fe, NM, Atlanta and Brunswick, GA. All works are for sale through Glynn Visual Arts. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 638-8770.



An entertaining and insightful look at the 19th-century English actress whose eyewitness account of her time in our region, Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation, was an important anti-slavery document that helped transform a way of life, even at great personal cost to herself.

Thursday, Friday, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 262-6934 or click here.

Bernstein and beethoven



The Coastal Symphony of Georgia, under the direction of new Musical Director and Conductor Michelle Merrill, launches its 36th season of classical music with a Bernstein and Beethoven theme on October 1 at 8:00 pm, Brunswick High School Auditorium. Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available.

Brunswick High School Auditorium: 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 634-2006.



This month we are excited because Mellow Mushroom has graciously extended their happy hour to the Green Scene of Coastal Georgia! Plus, we have Captain Brooks Good of Coastal Outdoor Adventures co-hosting the Green Drinks event.

Captain Brooks has over 25 years experience in navigating and exploring the Coastal Waterways and Offshore Atlantic. He carries a background in marine science and wildlife biology and shares a personal passion in what he does. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the different types of wildlife and marine life on the Georgia Coast! Come find out what he has been up to and meet with others who love the Golden Isles.

Mellow Mushroom: 440 Kings Way, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM



The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Meet the Author” presents Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn and Twenty Years in the Secret Service. Rebecca is the youngest daughter of Rufus and Peggy Youngblood. She is a retired physician and published author. While researching her parents’ lives to write their story, Rebecca rediscovered the veritable treasure-trove of mementos from her father’s 20-year tenure as a high-profile secret service agent, which inspired her to publish a new edition of his memoir, 20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. 10:30 a.m.



While the sun sets over the Frederica River, whole hogs, slabs of spare ribs, juicy pork butts, beef briskets, a variety of local seafood, homemade sausage and all the sides plus a whole lot more are being smoked and served by some of the best Pitmasters from around the South and beyond.

There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the meat masters and a few extra special guests while you listen to live music and sip on some award-winning spirits, craft beer and wine while strolling the historical grounds once home to a Sea Island cotton plantation, lumber mill and shipping point for timber.

Firebox BBQ on the Bluff | October 6, 7:00-10:00pm: The Big Event. An evening of expertly wood-fired BBQ under the mighty oaks of Gascoigne Bluff.

Other events include:

  • Pitmaster Dinner
  • Firebox Oyster Cracker
  • Coffee, Biscuits & Bloodys
  • Pit Class: Day Smoking

The renowned Capt. Gabby, a vintage 42 ft. wooden trawler, converted and outfitted as a popular kayak cruiser, will be anchored in the river offering kayak fishing from the pier For more info + details for each event, click here.

Gascoigne Bluff: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.



Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Visit the beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Norwich Street Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032 or click here.



Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. On select weekend nights this spring, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site will be offering Ghosts and Legends walking tours of the site. We will walk beneath centuries-old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a lantern tour of the plantation house.

As we stroll through Hofwyl-Broadfield’s moss laden trees hear the stories of five generations of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here, in both slavery and freedom. There will be tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. 6:30pm – 8:30pm. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7333. $15. 10/5/2018, 10/12/2018, 10/19/2018, 10/26/2018


SHE LOVES ME: OCTOBER 5, 2018 – OCTOBER 21, 2018

A store clerk and a salesgirl in a Hungarian parfumerie cannot stand each other, but are unaware they are conducting an anonymous romantic correspondence. Enjoy this rollicking musical with an iconic score! Co-Directed by Jeff Dempsey & Jackie Santoro Produced by Robin McMillan, Musical Director, Faith Hamilton-Trent.

Oct. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2018 (7:30 p.m.)
Sunday Matinees: 7, 14, 21, 2018. (3:00 p.m.)

The Island Players: 530 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 638-0338.



Golden Isles Arts & Humanities will host the thought-provoking work of local photographer, Kenneth Carroll in the Ritz Theatre Gallery; “Colored” in Black & White opens with a reception on First Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will run through November 16, 2018.

Kenneth Carroll is an artist who uses both urban images and landscapes as a catalyst to spark conversations and provoke change. His photographs are more than just a record of an object or a moment; they tell powerful stories. “What we see with our eyes, is obvious,” says Kenneth, “but what we perceive, with our heart, is often the truth. I want my photographs to let the viewer see beyond the image and open their hearts and minds to what is real and what we are.”

Join photographer Kenneth Carroll and Golden Isles Arts & Humanities on Friday, October 5th for the opening reception from 5 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit will remain on display through November 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and during performances and events. Admission to all art exhibits at The Ritz Gallery is free.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here, email, or call (912) 262-6934.



Georgia’s largest celebration of our state’s coastal natural resources is ready to take center stage! The 24th edition of this annual event will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, October 6th from 10 am ’til 4pm. Over 70 interactive environmental, educational and resource organizations from around the southeast will offer visitors a chance to learn about Georgia’s coastal resources and have some fun at the same time.

CoastFest 2018 will offer new experiences around every corner for visitors this year! Throughout the day under the show tents returning favorites, Arthur Atsma and his Science Circus will demonstrate marine science and Newtonian physics with fast-paced circus stunts and magic tricks; Jim Sawgrass and his Creek Indian family will entertain with Native American songs and ritual dances. Master juggler Rhys Thomas will perform amazing juggling feats with lots of audience participation. And don’t miss the ‘Family Fun Follies’ when the amazing skills of both juggler and magician combine for a high energy show sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

At CoastFest 2018 you can put your hands into the touch tanks ..learn boating safety …learn to kayak …take part in living history demonstrations …watch cannon firings … see the CoastFest student art contest entries …hold live snakes or an alligator …learn about oyster habitat restoration …try your hand at archery …tour the US Coast Guard boats …walk up to a bull moose, a bear, an elk, a wolf….and much, much more!

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 264-7218. 10:00 AM To 4:00 PM.



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! Admission: FREE

All shows are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.



You’re invited! Join the crew at Georgia Sea Grill on Sunday, October 7th for an intimate wine pairing dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Executive Chef Tim Lensch and Wine Director Brian Henderson have crafted the ultimate blend of cuisine and wine in this special 4-course dinner with pairings (tentative menu below). To reserve your seat for this delicious dining experience, call 912-638-1197 or email Tickets are $75 per person, gratuity included.

Items are subject to change due to availability:

Amuse-bouche: Oyster on the half shell with jackfruit mignonette
– Sparkling Wine, La Scola ‘Rugre’, Brut, Gavi, Italy

1st course: Salt poached Asian pear and arugula salad with serrano ham, blue cheese, and white wine vinaigrette
– Riesling, Brotherhood, Washingtonville, New York

2nd course: Canewater Farm polenta with mushroom ragout and crispy shallots
-Pinot Noir, Liesl, Pfalz, Germany

3rd course: Grilled veal chop with creamed spinach and cornbread pudding with garlic butter
– Zinfandel, Pedroncelli ‘Mother Clone’, Dry Creek Valley, California

4th course: Chocolate pound cake French toast with berries and cream
-Cabernet Sauvignon, Tawny Port, R. Stuart & Co., ‘Klipsun Vineyard’, Washington



Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event featuring The Blind Spots from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!



The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Death of Stalin, USA, 2017, directed by Armando Iannucci. In Moscow, 1953 when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. 107 minutes; rated R.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.



Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2018-19 season on Thursday, October 11, 2018 with Billy Wilder’s film noir classic, Double Indemnity. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Chef Judah Lynch and Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

A cynical, witty thriller about adultery, corruption and murder, Double Indemnity is considered by many the first true film noir with its Venetian-blind lighting, voice-over narration and blonde femme fatale that creates a mood of danger and attraction. Based on the James M. Cain novel and adapted by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler, the film follows the complex murder scheme of insurance salesman, Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) and the wife of the owner of the double indemnity life insurance policy, Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck.) Lust and greed drive the execution of a “perfect crime” that is in danger of discovery by Walter’s friend and claims manager, Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson.) Though the film didn’t win any of the seven Academy Awards that it was nominated for in 1943, it’s stature has grown through the years ranking high on AFI’s Top 100 Films and selected by the Library of Congress to be placed on the National Film Registry as culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.

Fueled by a love for classic movies and great food, Cinema Gourmet audiences have grown tremendously over the last several years. Because of the limited number of seats available for the food, talk and movie, audience members must purchase their tickets early. The deadline for buying tickets for Double Indemnity is midnight on Monday, October 8th. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by phone with a credit card or in person at the Ritz Theatre, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased securely online at Tickets for the talk and movie only may be purchased at the door the night of the screening for $7.

The Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., in downtown Brunswick. For more information, click here or call (912) 262-6934.



4th Annual St Simons Bull Red Drum Tag & Release Tournament, October 13, 2018, Hosted by Captain Mark Noble & The St Simons Fishing Center.

The entry fee is $175 with a Captain’s Meeting 6:30PM October 12, 2018 at Morningstar Marina Overlook Dock. DNR Agent will be available for Tag insertion demonstration at Captain’s Meeting.

Picture of each fish required and each boat fishes as a team. Boat winner will be determined by most tagged & released fish.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies. $100 TWT Fee. 80% (50/30/20) payout to TWT Entrant winners.

Captain Mark Noble Charter Fishing: 104 Marina Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info call (912) 638-7673 or email 6:30 PM To 4:30 PM.



Food Trucks are coming October 12th! Slow Food Coastal Georgia will be bringing food trucks, food growers, and food producers to Mary Ross Park! Like food and fun?

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, call (912) 265-4032.



Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2018

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here.



Golden Isles Arts & Humanities and Glynn Visual Arts are proud to announce the first annual Halloween Monster Mash Bash, a joint fundraiser for the two arts organizations. This fun-filled “spook-tac-ular” evening will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the American Legion Hall at Gascoigne Bluff.

Guests should come dressed in their most creative costume and be ready to enjoy a Halloween themed night with music for dancing, delicious fall-themed heavy hors’douerves catered by Tasteful Temptations, a Witch’s brew, cash bar, and a costume contest where the winner will take home a cash prize!

Tickets for the event are $75 for one person; $125 for two and there are only a limited number available which can be purchased by visiting here or calling either organization (912.638.8770 GVA or 912.262.6934 GIAHA). Don’t delay and get your tickets today for a fun way to celebrate Halloween and support the arts in Glynn County.

American Legion Post 166: 1000 Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, click here or call (912) 638-8770.



October Arts & Craft Show Postell Market from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! Postell Park: 532 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 230-1042. For more info, click here.



Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present an exhibition curated and featuring art by the founder of the Sequential Arts Program at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and Sequential Arts Professor, Bob Pendarvis, along with a diverse selection of his artist friends and former students working in the sequential arts genre.

Comics have been around for about 100 years. The term “sequential art” was coined in 1985 by comics artist Will Eisner in his book Comics and Sequential Art. Eisner analyzed this form and broke it down into four elements: design, drawing, caricature, and writing. Content is presented in a series of artistic items/drawings, positioned in a specific order to convey its message or tell a story. It is essentially visual storytelling through a series of frames or vignettes. A quickly evolving and relatively new genre, sequential arts today includes a variety of mediums such as comics, animation, gaming, picture books, graphic novels, fantasy illustration, amine, cartooning and more. The artists included in this exhibition have successfully harnessed the power of narrative storytelling and are renowned in their respective fields.

The opening reception for the exhibition will be Thursday, October 18th from 5:30 – 7:00pm at Glynn Visual Arts. GVA will also host a free presentation about sequential arts on Thursday, December 6th in which the show’s curator, Professor Bob Pendarvis will discuss this fascinating art genre. Glynn Visual Arts: 106 Island Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.



Talk about a plant that won’t die! These creative paper plantings have gone viral and we are so in love. They are fun, easy and add so much character to any space. Did we mention they won’t die?

All workshops will be hosted in our new Greenhouse event space located directly behind The Vine. HOURS 5:30 – 7:30pm. 12 Market Street, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522. $95. For more info, click here.



The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Meet the Author” series presents Raymond L. Atkins and Set List. He is the author of four award-winning novels: The Front Porch Prophet, Sorrow Wood, Camp Redemption and Sweetwater Blues, South of the Etowah. He teaches English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Creative Writing at Reinhardt University.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Room 108. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended here. 10:30 a.m.



Join ArtTrends Gallery for an evening full of fun on October 18th! The crawl features Wallin Gallery, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Island Gallery and Glynn Visual Arts. 4:00 PM To 7:00 PM.

Art Trends Gallery: 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-4761 or email



Join us for Fern Friday in Redfern Village! Support local businesses, sip, shop and enjoy live music from 5-7pm. Redfern Village: 265 Redfern Village, St. Siomons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 580-2530.



Come out to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for Ophelia’s Classic Car Challenge. Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on hand all day vying for the championship in the 3rd annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. If you would like to enter your car there is a $20.00 registration fee.

Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $5 for youth. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N., Brunswick, GA 31525. For more info, call (912) 264-7333. 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM



Spooktacular Car Show benefiting local car enthusiast Lisa Johnson! “Together We Can Beat Breast Cancer”. Registration at 8 am, $20. Awards, Doors Prizes, 50/50 Raffle and More! Halloween Themed Pin-Up Contest hosted by The Peach and the Palm Tree. Musical entertainment provided by Beau & The Burners.

Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay Street At Gloucester St., Brunswick, GA 31520. 8:00 AM To 3:00 PM. For more info, click here.



Fort Frederica National Monument is joining hundreds of archeological organizations around the world to celebrate International Archeology Day on October 20th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The staff at Fort Frederica invites the local community to interact with professionals in the fields of archeology and historical preservation. Exhibitors from Georgia Southern University, Cannon’s Point Preserve, Southeast Archeological Center, Sons of the American Revolution, and others will be on site to showcase archeological sites in Georgia, as well as children’s activities and displays of rarely seen artifacts. In addition, we will be unveiling a new temporary exhibit showcasing some of the recent finds and work conducted by park staff, volunteers, and summer camp attendees this past spring at Fort Frederica.

Guest speakers whose archeological work focuses on the Golden Isles and Coastal Empire regions will give talks about their recent research from 1:00pm – 3:00pm:

Laura Seifert – “Kiah House Archaeology: From Jewish Immigrants to the Museum for the Masses”
Rhianna Bennett- “Archaeology in the Classroom: History and Impact of the Fort Frederica Archaeology Program”
Scott Clark – “Late Woodland Period Subsistence on Coastal Georgia: Remains from Taylor Fish Camp”
Lindsey Cochran – “More than Tabby Ruins: Housing Below the Surface of Georgia’s Lowcountry Plantation Landscapes”
Dr. Nick Honerkamp – “Did James Edward Oglethorpe Sleep Here? Summarizing the Above- Below-Ground Evidence”
Michael Seibert – “Findings from recent archeology at Fort Frederica 2017-18”

Admission is Free. For additional information/content on the event contact: Michael Seibert at Fort Frederica (Michael_Seibert

Fort Frederica National Monument: 6515 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. (912) 638-3639. 11:00 AM To 3:00 PM.



Be prepared to be amazed as Soul Street Dance takes the Ritz Theatre stage on October 20, 2018 at 8 pm. Presented by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, the company will bring their unique mix of street dance in Breakin’ Backward featuring an eclectic blend of movement styles stet to a diverse and sometimes surprising soundtrack.

Soul Street Dance, from Houston, Texas, is unique for their way of incorporating different styles of street dance. The Soul Street style incorporates martial arts moves with break dancing, and mixes hip-hop with gravity-defying ballet. The company pushes the artistic boundaries in street dance while maintaining the true essence of the culture. In Breakin’ Backward, bustin’ moves will take on decades past as four male dancers perform their special contemporary mix of choreography to the popular music of the decades. “There’s a piece for everyone in this show” says Soul Street co-founder Javier Garcia. “We’re dancing to the best music from each decade… from the Charleston to hip hop.” Musical selections include Leonard Bernstein, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and more. Appropriate for all ages, this show is certain to entertain and amaze with its creativity and technical precision.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most dynamic premier dance companies in existence; Soul Street’s technical and artistic skills, stage presence and wit push the performance envelope to an amazing standard of excellence. Advance tickets to Soul Street Dance are $15 for adult members of Golden Isles Arts and Humanities, $10 for senior members (65+), $20 adult non-members, and $15 senior non-members. Prices on the day of each show are $20 and $15 for members, $25 and $20 for non-members. And as part of its ongoing commitment to make the arts accessible to young people, ticket prices for students are only $5, regardless of member status or day of purchase. Advance tickets may be purchased in person at the Ritz or by phone with a credit card (912-262-6934) or 24/7 at Tickets are also available at the box office on the day of the show. The Ritz box office is open Tues-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Ritz Theatre is located at 1530 Newcastle St., in downtown Brunswick. For more information, click here or call (912) 262-6934.



Sip, savor and socialize in a splendid setting as the sun sets on Frederica Lake. Reminisce with the Golden Isles’ favorite trio, “3 of Us.” Shop our silent auction for local, national and international trips, restaurants, spas, and more.

Delight in the knowledge that your attendance helps to create safe, stable and nurturing homes for babies, children, families, and grandfamilies in our own backyard. Taste of the Vine is the signature fundraiser for Coastal Coalition for Children and provides vital funding for Grandparent Connection, Healthy Families, and First Steps.

Dedicated to the well-being of children in our community. Because we know that healthy childhoods begin at home, our mission is to “create safe, stable and nurturing homes” by teaching parents and custodial grandparents how to be better parents.

NEW LOCATION: Frederica Boat Club, SAME IMPORTANT CAUSE. Frederica Golf Club: 100 Pike Bluff Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31524. (912) 388-0376. 6:00 PM To 8:30 PM




Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Consistently voted by Elegant Island Living readers as the “Restaurant with the Best View”, ECHO boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

ECHO: 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, GA 31522. For more info, call (912) 268-5967.



An Exclusive Luncheon for Witches Only! Dress up like your favorite witch and join us for a fabulous lunch. Prizes for the Best Costumes. $45 per person. 12:00 PM To 2:00 PM. Pre-purchase tickets online here or call the store 912-602-9736 to reserve your seat today!



Mission Winds, the clarinet quartet from the United States Air Force Band of the West, is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s musical literature including classical, Latin, jazz, popular music, and marches. This concert is free but a ticket is required for admission and may be picked up at the Ritz Theatre.

Historic Ritz Theatre: 1530 Newcastle St., Corner Of F Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. For more info, click here or call (912) 262-6934. 7:30 PM.



The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Get Out, USA, 2017, directed by Jordan Peele. Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating. She invites him for a weekend getaway with her parents; but, as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. 104 minutes; rated R.

St. Simons Casino Building: 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM. Cost: Free, but a $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs. For more info, click here.



Visit the event calendar at The King and Prince events for details.

Prime Rib Dinner

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.

Sunday Brunch St. Simons Island

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. Weekly – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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 12:30 p.m.). For more information, visit ECHO Restaurant.

September 2016 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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.
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 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.