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October 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, October 2nd, 2017


rhythm-on-the-riverRhythm on the River featuring Complicated Pants: Sunday, October 1st, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. This week’s event features: Complicated Pants. Phone: 912-265-4032.

Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic, and your favorite beverage. Admission: FREE!


Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Love Stories: 
Monday, October 2nd, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia launches its 35th season of classical music with a “Love Stories” theme on October 2, 8 p.m., Brunswick High School Auditorium. In addition to works by Beethoven and Schubert, nationally recognized soprano, Maria Valdes, will be featured in two arias from Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Tickets are by season subscription, but there are also single tickets available. More information at or 912-634-2006. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

KandP_ECHO_MoonRising_DATELESS_1400X____Moonrise Party at ECHO: Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th, October 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. For reservations, call 912-268-5967 or use the OpenTable app.

website_main_listing_02017 St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival: Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th, October 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th annual St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival, a five-day homage to the finest in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment – presented by The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. The Festival takes place in some of the most iconic St. Simons Island locations, October 4 – 8, 2017. The Festival is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community in one of the most important ways, by raising funds and awareness for its charity of choice, Hospice of the Golden Isles. With more than 50 of the Southeast’s award-winning chefs participating alongside beverage experts and popular culinary personalities this year’s schedule events will be a milestone. Several high-profile participants in the festival line-up include event co-founders Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp, of Southern Soul Barbeque, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells of Food Network and a Sunday Funday for the entire family at The King and Prince Resort.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017:Southern Soul’s Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue” – Beginning at 6 p.m., invitation only – Pitmasters Harrison Sapp, Griffin Bufkin and John Helfrich of Southern Soul Barbeque will prepare an authentic, gourmet spread paired with several choices of the finest craft beers and mouthwatering selections. Meanwhile, attendees will enjoy the atmosphere and uniqueness of Southern Soul Barbecue’s renovated 1940’s gas station. Invitation only, limited tickets available.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017:PITMASTER 101” – Learn the secrets of world-class Pitmasters from around the South during this exciting new culinary class starting at noon. Join us for seasoning, sauces and secrets from the best in the barbecue business. Attendees will also get to sample fare from the Pitmasters and beverage partners.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017: NEW “FIREBOX” – Presented by Southern Soul Barbecue & The Local Palate from 6 – 9 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Taste your way through the celebrity Pitmaster creations as you experience a barbecue event like no other. This smokin’ hot evening of music, bourbon, barbecue and unbelievable Live Auction takes place waterside at historic Gascoigne Bluff.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017:NEW “Culinary + Beverage Series | Shrimp Five Ways” – Presented by The King and Prince Resort from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Full of fresh and innovative dishes, Chef de Cuisine James Flack and Chef Jernard Wells will be featuring a midday meal of the coast’s most beloved dishes. Savor and sip exciting options from this special lunch menu Wednesday only.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017:Culinary + Beverage Series” – Presented by The King and Prince Resort from 12:30 – 2 p.m. In this class, you will learn the ins and outs of beverage tasting. You will leave with the tools to achieve success with your cocktail recipes and package store purchases.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017: NEWSAVOR the Coast” – Chef Showdown & Coastal Stir Cocktail Competitions take center stage from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Experience the perfect seafood frenzied cocktail event. Raw bar, beverage tastings, local brews, premium wines and southern style bites. Experience our Cocktail Challenge with competing bartenders and NEW THIS YEAR: our Cocktail Sauce Competition with area chefs participating.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017:Tastings Under the Oaks” 12 – 4 p.m. at Gascoigne Bluff. Come celebrate the Georgia Coast’s culinary diversity and enjoy tasting cuisine from local restaurants, gourmet grocers and artisan bakers and tastemakers. Shop the Artisan & Farmers Market, enjoy live music and the best cocktails in the Southeast. The admission ticket includes access to the Artisan & Farmers Market, unlimited beverage tastings, and Celebrity Chef Demonstrations. TAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL! With the expanded VIP ticket, VIP Patrons will have unlimited access to the VIP Lounge along with full access to all the festival grounds and activities. Enjoy VIP celebrity meet & greets, private bar along with a fully catered culinary experience. Additionally, all VIP Patrons will receive 10 food tickets with which to enjoy some of the many food offerings within the general festival grounds. Our VIP experience is always a sellout with limited availability.
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017:SPIRITual Sunday Brunch” – Seatings beginning at 12:30 PM. Indulge in our brunch with an array of appetizers, breakfast favorites, desserts, Bloody Mary bar and chef’s cook-to-order favorites. At this Sunday Funday celebration, dine oceanside at the historic King & Prince Resort with live entertainment, raw bar, libations and more.


The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival takes place throughout the Island and the Golden Isles, October 4 – 8, 2017 with culinary, wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences. For the most-up-to date festival information, tickets, opportunities to volunteer and more visit:

dp_smokeyjoes_logoThe Island Players Present Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Thursday 5th to Sunday 22nd, October 2017

The songs of legendary hitmakers Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber come to life in the rock n’ roll musical revue, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Packed with memorable tunes like, “Hound Dog”, “Love Potion #9”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me”, it is the longest-running revue in Broadway history! For more info, call 912-638-0338 or click here. Gail Butler, Director. Liz DeMato, Producer. Venue: St. Simons Casino Building- 550 Beachview Drive,  St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Opening night reservations only: Thursday, October 5 at 7:30pm

Additional show dates: October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees: October 8, 15, 22 at 3:00pm

first_friday1First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm 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. Phone: 912-264-4111.

vivianmitchellspiritinthewaterFirst Friday Open House | Lavivi Exhibit at the Ritz: Friday, October 6th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities’ will have an Open House to celebrate the 28th season of live performances, films and exhibits during the upcoming First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm and the public is encouraged to attend the festivities and opening reception for new work by Vivian (LaVivi) Mitchell.

The open house will give patrons the opportunity to learn about all of the programs and events that Golden Isles Arts & Humanities brings to the community each year. In addition, folks can help support the organization by participating in a raffle, take a tour of the Ritz Theatre including the second and third floors, check out the fun volunteer opportunities and enjoy the new exhibit at the Ritz.

Stop by the Historic Ritz Theatre on First Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm and celebrate with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities. The exhibit will be up through November 17th, so patrons can visit the gallery during its regular hours Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm or by appointment or during events. For more information visit or call 912-262-6934.

hofwyl_ghosts__legends_3Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours: Friday 6th to Friday 27th, October 2017

Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries-old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. Tour dates include the following: October 6, 13, 20, 21, 27.

The tour will be approximately one mile in length and last for one and a half hours. It is suggested that visitors wear shoes comfortable for walking. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to make sure you have time to get to the tour. Don’t forget your bug spray. Reservations Requested. Phone: 912-264-7333. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 N.,  Brunswick, GA 31525

Tours will start at 7:00 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Admission: $15


under_the_oaks_2_0Under the Oaks Run: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

Saint Simons Christian School presents Under the Oaks 2017, a 13.1 Half Marathon, 10K and 5K to be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, on Jekyll Island. The courses are USATF certified and all three races are USATF sanctioned so that both casual and competitive runners may enjoy each event. The start and finish line will be at Summer Waves Waterpark. Under the Oaks Run benefits St. Simons Christian School and the Jekyll Island Foundation. For more info, call 912-634-8177 or click here.


antique_showSt. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th, October 2017

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.

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Phone: 912-267-7822.

cfCoastFest 2017: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources. More than 80 environmental, educational research and resource exhibitors from around the southeast join with science-based entertainers in an atmosphere of fun. Visitors of all ages learn about Georgia’s unique coastal environment in exhibits from touch tanks with marine life to native plants and horseshoe crabs, water conservation, archeology, herpetology, geology, kayaking, fishing and shoreline restoration!

For more info, call 912-264-7218 or click here. 1 Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA

21687958_1963241760631206_1762790737488677823_n2nd Annual Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

2nd Annual “Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween presented by Pawsmopolitan Magazine and Mellow Mushroom. Saturday, October 7th, from 2-4PM at Mellow Mushroom. Raffles, Food, Drinks, and Fun for the whole Family!

18199476_10154595090322616_2064199068199482764_nRoaring Twenties Charity Ball: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Peacock Productions is excited to present another magical night to benefit One Hundred Miles. This year our theme will be the Roaring Twenties. Take a trip back in time with us for a night of fun, food and music all while raising money for a great cause. One Hundred Miles is a local organization dedicated to the education and preservation of our beautiful 100 mile Georgia Coast Line.

Tickets will be $20 at the door the night of the event. Formal Twenties theme attire is encouraged. There will be a cash bar and many great items will be raffled off during the night. Phone: 912-264-4111

nCoffee with the Author Nancy Blanton: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island invites you to meet Nancy Blanton, the author of historical fiction including The Prince of Glencurragh and Sharavogue, both award-winning novels set in 17th century Ireland. She has written other award-winning books and a children’s book entitled, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones. Phone: 912-289-7357. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

kCoffee with the Author Christina Kelly: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Christina Kelly and Good Karma. Ms. Kelly is a graduate of Vassar College and holds an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has had nine crossword puzzles published in The New York Times. This is her charming debut novel, filled with normal dogs and abnormal people and set in Savannah, which provides an entertaining glimpse into lives in transition. Phone: 912-289-7357. Room 108, Casino Building, SSI. Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests. Reservations recommended.

art_trendsStems and Petals Art Exhibit: Tuesday, October 10th to Monday, November 20th, 2017

Join us for Stems and Petals special exhibit featuring Ella Cart October 10th – November 20th at Art Trends Gallery. The reception will be held October 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Phone: 912-268-4761

Ella Cart will be displaying her never-before seen collection inspired by the beauty of wilderness and flowers. “For this show, I wanted to concentrate on something different. When looking throughout my studio, I realized that among my many paintings of landscapes were florals. I realized that these florals truly reflect who I am as an artist, and my creative journey. Artist are often told to stick with one medium, which is something I rebel against. It is the creative process that I am after, and working in both oils and mixed media provides that constant creative challenge.” This exhibition will interest anyone who appreciates the creative process of a fine artist and the beauty of our natural surroundings.


 gala7th Annual Star Foundation Gala: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The 7th Annual STAR Foundation Gala promises to be a lovely evening filled with wine, dinner, and a silent auction of very unique items.

STAR’s mission is to help end generational poverty in our community by teaching the skills needed to enter the workforce and succeed. The students learn computer basics, how to manage their finances and navigate successfully in the workplace. They also gain self-confidence and dare to hope for a better life for their families. All proceeds from the Gala will support the work of STAR Foundation and its impact on the economic future of our county. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, STAR is located in the heart of Brunswick.

This event will be held at the Ocean Forest Golf Club on Sea Island. Phone: 912-554-0540

2001_space_oddity_sd1_758_426_81_s_c1A Space Odyssey First Cinema Gourmet of the Season: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Cinema Gourmet, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities’ popular series pairing delicious food with classic films, kicks off the 2017-18 season on Thursday, October 12, 2017 with Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film’s screening and discussion are paired with the culinary delights of Indigo Coastal Shanty. The evening’s events begin with delicious food at 6:30 p.m.

Regarded today as one of the most influential films ever made, 2001: A Space Odyssey is less a narrative than a parable about the nature of existence. A large black monolith influences evolution and with stunning visual and often times ambiguous imagery, director Stanley Kubrick creates a mesmerizing journey through time and space. Starring Kier Duella, the 1968 film created stunning and realistic special effects for its time as well as a terrifyingly simple and now iconic phrase spoken by the H.A.L. 9000–“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Cinema Gourmet continues with Dr. Strangelove on November 9, Mon Oncle on January 11, Much Ado About Nothing on February 8, Chinatown on March 15 and concludes on April 12 with Some Like It Hot.

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. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

food_truck_oktoberfestFood Truck Oktoberfest: Friday, October 13th, 2017 – 3:30pm to 8:30pm

The food trucks are coming to Brunswick October 13th at Mary Ross Park from 3:30 to 8:30 with games, activities, live music, and drinks! Bring your friends or the family for the FIRST food truck event in Downtown Brunswick! Our after party will be up on Newcastle with more bands, food, and beverages in Jekyll Square! Phone: 912-265-4032



arts__crafts_show_1October Arts and Craft Market: Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th, October 2017

October Arts & Craft Show Postell Market/Postell Park Pier Village, St. Simons Island. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both on Saturday and Sunday

Showcasing all of your favorite local and regional artists! Phone: 912-230-1042

okOktoberfest at Sea Palms: Saturday, October 14th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Oktoberfest at Sea Palms is Saturday, October 14th starting at 4pm! Tickets include assorted regional craft brews, a traditional Oktoberfest meal, and adult & kids activities. Live music by Bonnie Blue from 5-8pm. Phone: 912-434-5331.


Adults: $40; Under 21: $30; Kids: $10

21687752_10209768240032622_8520414625687631914_nSteel Magnolias: Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th, October 2017

STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling opens at BAT on October 14 and runs through October 29. Shows are Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Come early for libations and desserts! See website for pricing and reservations. Performances by Emmi Doucette, Dawn Dyche, Kiera Stone, Sandra McLeod, Krista Harris, and Amy Lovin. Directed by Lynda Dalton Gallagher.

Brunswick Actors Theatre (Art Downtown): 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. Phone: 912-262-0628


sounds_by_the_seaSounds by the Sea Featuring Michael Hulett: Sunday, October 15th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Music is in the air and by the sea as Golden Isles Arts & Humanities gets ready for a great summertime concert series – Sounds by the Sea. A variety of musical offerings will fill Neptune Park from May – September showcasing the best local and regional musicians. Local favorite Michael Hulett will star in the final concert of the season on Sept. 17 with his captivating vocals and saxophone.

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), Magic 105.9 and 104.1 The Wave (radio sponsor) and Best Western Plus (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for 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. For more info, call 912-262-6934 or click here.

blue_jean_ball_logoBlue Jean Ball: Friday, October 20th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us for a lovely evening of boot scootin’ under the stars at the Blue Jean Ball. The festivities will be hosted at Sinclair Plantation, the home of Davis and Robin Love. The night will be set under the oaks and lights as we begin the evening with Suzy and the Bird Dogs, then transition to a DJ and dancing. Enjoy delicious local food and an open bar featuring wines. As the night progresses, guests will have the opportunity to bid on an array of fantastic silent and live auction items.

Parking at Wesley United Methodist Church, 6520 Frederica Road with shuttles to event. For more info, call 912-264-6246 or click here.

21151320_118393362155562_5668070991472207325_nRich’s Kickball for a Cause: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

We are proud to partner with the United Way of Coastal Georgia with 100% of registration fees going directly to this charity!

Cost: $25 per player. Each player will receive a performance tee, drawstring bag, free Farm Rich and SeaPak Products and more!
Registration: Registration Opens September 8th. Register by following the link below and donating the $25 registration fee directly to United Way. In the special instructions include “Kickball” “Team Name” “Player Name” and “Shirt Size)
Uniforms: Performance Tees are included in the cost but accessorize as needed
Other Details: Concessions will be open throughout the day. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Mozzarella Sticks, chips, cookies & drinks
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.


bcAmerican Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 11:30am to 1:15pm

Join the American Cancer Society on Saturday, October 21, 2017, for the 18th Annual American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Luncheon. Fourteen local models, all breast cancer survivors, are participating in this special event to support others newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Their personal testimony: there IS HOPE. The fun, fashion-filled fundraising kicks off at 11:30 am at Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort, St. Simons Island.

Tickets for this popular event are $40 and may be purchased at Lady and Gentlemen’s Outfitters (Shops at Sea Island) and Antiques, Etc. (Downtown Brunswick) Beginning September 11, 2017. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Phone: 404-273-2760

yapYappy Luau | Drool at the Pool: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Pawsmopolitan Magazine Presents our 1 Year Party! We have rescheduled this event due to unfortunate timing with Hurricane Irma. This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy pet friendly fun – Island style! Bring the dogs (on a leash) and the whole family to celebrate with us! Splash the afternoon away as we have a luau celebration!

mixologyMixology 101 with John Sabbe: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Shaken or Stirred? Come learn a few new tricks and mixes at the bar with John Sabbe! John Sabbe is currently a bartender at Tipsy McSway’s located in Brunswick, Ga. John has a diverse background ranging from a certified coffee master, bartender, brewer, and cook.

John is a dedicated member of the United States Bartenders Guild and is currently working on achieving his second level Cicerone certification. He is passionate about the ingredients he uses to craft his cocktails; a passion that guides him to create many of his own bitters, shrubs, and infusions. By using this knowledge John is able to craft the perfect cocktails combined with the perfect environment; a goal he strives for every day. Dates: September 9th, October 25th, and December 16th. Each class is $40 per person or sign up for all 3 for $100 per person. Phone: 912-342-7700.


2_0Golden Isles Live Presents ABBAFab: Friday, October 27th, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

ABBA Fab is the product of the hit Broadway musical, Mama Mia. Group founders, Terry and Anne, saw an opportunity to capitalize on the renewed interest in the music of ABBA. The result was the creation of the group ABBA Fab. As the show gained popularity, booking requests began pouring in from towns all across Arizona and California.

Since ABBA Fab’s early days the show’s growth has been exponential. The group has since gone global thanks to Bramson Entertainment, which has them touring with several of the world’s premier cruise lines. While ABBA Fab continues to perform for international audiences across the seven seas, their engagements at home in Arizona remain a cornerstone of their success and popularity.

ABBA Fab has played to sold-out crowds across the U.S. as well as internationally. Among their notable credits are performances at the opening of the ABBA Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, the world-renowned Spago Beverly Hills, and the Navy Shipyards in Chicago.

Visit here for pricing and more information. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA. Phone: 912-638-4111

21586869_10155588759715822_5615395977360245560_oDrivin’ N’ Cryin’ Concert: Friday 27th to Saturday 28th, October 2017

BULLDOG ROCKSHOW brings to the stage two of Georgia’s best live bands – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ with special guest BJ WilbanksLive at Castaways Lounge on Saint Simons Island!

In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club.The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fan base in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. Now, 32 years later and releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records founding members Kevin Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.

With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ was produced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame the same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One , with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990. Tickets: $25 ADV $30 DOS. Click here for tickets.

foodGolden Isles Food Truck Festival: Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th, October 2017

Join us for our first ever 2-day food truck festival! Join us on Oct 28th and 29th for a weekend in the park with food trucks, beer and wine trucks, craft vendors, live music, and giant tv screens! Go Dawgs!

Food trucks from the Savannah Food Truck Association. FREE YOGA in the park both days. Craft vendors. Family Friendly w/ Kids activities. Pet-friendly with watering stations. Beer garden and Wine bar. Cornhole tournament. Live Art. Local businesses. Local Non-profits. Police security hired from Glynn County. Food Truckers Disaster Relief Team.

Request sponsorship info, food truck vendor apps, or craft vendor apps from All proceeds from GIFTF events are donated to local 501c3 NonProfit Organizations. Follow the event on Facebook at @goldenislesftf for more information.

website_listing_photo_shell_003Gillard Farm Dinner: Saturday, October 28th, 2017 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Welcome to Gilliard Farms! CheFarmer Matthew welcomes you to his family’s farm to enjoy specialty crafted dishes and learn about the amazing history of CheFarmer Matthew’s family and culture. Be on the lookout for the menu and special updates!

Questions: email us at or call us at 912-342-7700.


Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO: Every Weekend
Visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib DinnerPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

#Bottomless Mimosas x512Sunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.

April 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

CoastalScapes ExhibitionCoastalscapes Exhibition: Monday, March 6th to Monday, May 1st, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts Presents an exciting new juried exhibition that features local and regional artist’s work showcasing their unique interpretations of our beautiful coastal surroundings.

106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

The Spartini Cocktail - Cocktails for our CoastCocktails For Our Coast: Wednesday, March 15th to Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Lasting until April 30th, One Hundred Miles is proud to partner with 19 local restaurants across our coast to highlight the significance of coastal Georgia’s natural ecosystems. Each restaurant has created their own coastal-inspired cocktail: ‘The Spartini!’ For every Spartini purchased, $1 is donated to support OHM’s work to protect Georgia’s 100-mile coast.

What to do: 1) Stop by each restaurant between 3/15 and 4/30. 2) Drink their limited-edition Spartini. 3) Vote for your favorites on our website.

This year’s participating restaurants are spread out across our coast. We encourage you to stop by and support all of these fantastic local businesses! Brunswick, St. Simons, and Jekyll: Basil Thai and Sushi, Beach House Restaurant, Blackwater Grill, Coastal Kitchen, Del Sur, The Driftwood Bistro, ECHO, Georgia Sea Grill, The Half Shell, Halyards, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, Tipsy McSway’s, and Tramici Neighborhood Italian.


Tailship Pacemaker ShipTallship Peacemaker Tours: Sunday, March 19th to Sunday, May 28th, 2017

The Class A Tallship “Peacemaker” will be allowing self guided free tours of the decks and main cabins every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ship arrived in Brunswick, Sunday, Feb 28th sailing past the St Simons and Jekyll piers. It will stay docked at Mary Ross Park in downtown Brunswick through the Spring. The Peacemaker is a wooden sailing ship that has sailed as a barkentine and presently as a 3 masted schooner. History and more information about the ship can be seen here.


Art in the ParkArt in the Park: Saturday, April 1st to Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Spring arrives in style this April as Glynn Visual Arts hosts their 24th annual Art in the Park Fine Art & Craft festival. Over 70 talented artists & skilled crafts people from around the region display an impressive & eclectic collection of handmade artwork. Attendees will enjoy a wide variety of 2 dimensional art, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, wood, metal & glass. Homegrown beauty products, botanicals & gourmet goodies are also available to delight the senses. A great selection of food vendors serving freshly prepared eats will be available as well. Music, kid’s craft activities & a bicycle treasure hunt, known as “Pedal for Treasure” make this a fun, family friendly event. This festival is held in the beautiful live oak covered Postell Park in the heart of the Pier village, just steps from the ocean on St Simons Island, GA.

Find out how it is made! Throughout the weekend blacksmithing demonstrations will be given on site by a talented family of artists. Attendees will also enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists & connect with them about their artwork. “Shoppers are given the chance to support small businesses, meet the artists & even learn how their new handmade piece of art was made. This makes the ownership or giving of a handcrafted piece truly special”, notes Hannah Roberts, GVA’s Festival Director.

This festival has something for everyone, including the youngest of visitors. The Kid’s “Creation Station” celebrates the smallest artists with free craft activities.

Glynn Visual Arts will again host “Pedal for Treasure” on Sunday afternoon, a bicycle scavenger hunt looking for local visual art. Individuals or groups of two or three are provided clues and a map for a $10 entry fee. The route is an easy loop near the Village area. Last year’s participants were enthusiastic about their adventure – and competitive too! Prizes were awarded for the most correct answers, the best team name, and the best time to finish. All are encouraged to come early for lunch in the park and shop the festival before and after the scavenger hunt.

For more information on Glynn Visual Arts & our festivals please visit our website.
SoGloGallery TheatreSoGlo Gallery presents Golden Isles Artist Showcase: Saturday 1st to Sunday 30th, April 2017

This exhibit showcases a variety of work by top producing artists in the community- Jim Jones, Irwin Berman, Sue Byrne Russell, Ellen Moriarty, Glenda Cason, and more! Free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

SoGlo Gallery: 1413 Newcastle Street, Brunswick GA 31520. Visit our website here or call 912-262-0628.

 Golden Isles Ballet CompanyGolden Isles Ballet Company Golden Gala: Saturday, April 1st, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of ballet at the Cloister Ballroom. Ten professional ballet dancers from all over the world display the most exciting and beautiful Pas de Deuxs. Guest Artist Michelle Jamieson will accompany on Piano. Highlights include Black Swan Pas de Deux, Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux, Chopiana, Carmen and more!

Tickets are $50 for general admission, $35 student, $100 VIP Experience. Enjoy preferred seating and wine reception with the dancers following the performance. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Ritz Theatre and Golden Isles Ballet Company in Downtown Brunswick, or on the Island at Frederica Academy and Uncle Don’s Local Market.

The Farm at OatlandThe Farm at Oatland North Spring Festival: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join the Farm at Oatland North for an animal open house, activities and bake sale! The festival is Sunday, April 2nd and will include arts and crafts, egg toss, face painting, and treats. All donations collected will be used for the care of the Farm Animals.  Visit our website or call 912-399-8159. 70 Cannons Point Rd, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.


Patsy ClineWildflowers: The Women of Country Music: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This one-woman concert tribute features the music and stories of country music’s pioneering women, honoring legends such as The Carter Family, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire.  As Katie says, “This show is jammed packed with interesting tidbits about the women throughout country music history all wrapped up with the music you love!”  Heather Heath, Executive Director says, “ We are thrilled to be able to present the premiere of this new show by Katie.  She brought her outstanding Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline to the Ritz stage in 2014 and wowed the sold-out audience with her powerful voice and unique insight into one of the legends of country music.  This new show promises to be an amazing afternoon of music.” Katie Deal, daughter of Governor Nathan Deal, grew up in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and gained an early appreciation for all things country and all things musical.

Join Golden Isles Arts & Humanities for the world premiere of Wildflowers: The Women of Country Music starring Katie Deal on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 at 3 pm at the Historic Ritz Theatre. Advance tickets for members are $15/adults and $10/seniors; for Non-members, they are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors.  Price increases $5 the day of the show.  Students are always only $5.  To purchase tickets come by the Ritz Theatre box office Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 912-262-694 to order over the phone or visit the website to purchase securely online.  Get them soon as it is sure to sell out!


A Taste of Glynn 2017
A Taste of Glynn 2017:
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On April 2, 2017, we invite our 1,000+ loyal patrons and first-time guests to join us in celebrating the area’s highly anticipated fundraising & culinary event, A Taste of Glynn. For 17 delicious years, A Taste of Glynn has brought together our most talented chefs and caterers to showcase their talents at the historic King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. Add to the evening’s enjoyment with a much-anticipated Silent Auction offering a coveted assortment of finds from vacations to jewelry, original works of art to gourmet delicacies.

A Taste of Glynn is more than a treasured local tradition. While the food is sublime and the oceanfront setting is legendary, perhaps the most unforgettable offering of the evening is hope. The event is the primary fundraiser for the Glynn Community Crisis Center, which serves victims of domestic violence. While you enjoy the finest food in the region in the company of family and friends, you also help provide vital programs and shelter for those who are building a new life free from abuse and fear. Tickets are $45 in advance or $60 at the door and can be purchased online here.

Entertainment by Michael Hulett, Bill Lukitsch, & more! All proceeds benefit Glynn Community Crisis Center’s Amity House, Hope House & Outreach

**Free Parking & Shuttle Service at Massengale Park, St. Simons Island.
Shuttle service will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm.**

Jo Elliot - ArtTrendsGuest Artist Jo Elliott at ArtTrends Gallery: Tuesday, April 4th to Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Watercolor artist Jo Elliott can’t remember a time when art wasn’t a part of her life. Growing up, she often accompanied her father as he conducted drawing and painting classes. Although she has continued her studies with other gifted artists, she has purposefully developed her own unique style and has gained widespread recognition for her colorful landscapes. Jo’s main focus is an irresistible subject, water. Her impressionistic paintings of rivers and creeks, beaches and boats are alive with color and feeling. Jo Elliott will be showing as a guest artist at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, SSI, Ga. April 4 to May 13. The opening reception will be held during the Island Art Crawl, Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 pm. For more information visit our website.


Shell-E-Brate Spring FestivalShell-e-brate Spring Festival: Thursday, April 6th to Friday, April 7th, 2017

Two day festival of local and regional organizations, collaborative projects & activities to highlight the influence and relationship of tidal changes along Georgia’s coastal habitats and how community members can make environmentally friendly decisions that aid in protecting our natural resources, both inland and near the coast.

April 6 & 7 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. each day. Activities included with General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $7 adults (age 13 & up), $5 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free. Visit our website for more info or call 912-635-3636.

The Purple XperienceSouthern Grown Concert Series The Purple Xperience: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Purple Xperience is just that—an experience. A dazzling purple-tinged performance that embodies the spirit and sounds of the legendary and iconic Prince. The first thing you might notice is front-man Marshall Charloff’s striking resemblance to the music great. But the similarities don’t end there. Charloff shares Prince’s vocal range and multi-instrumental facility on guitar and piano as well. He even channels the legendary singer’s personal style during shows.

A five-piece band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Purple Xperience has been touring around the country since its inception in 2011. Hear fan favorites and some surprises. But more than that, The Purple Xperience is a shockingly authentic tribute band that brings the memories of Prince and The Revolution to life to audiences of all ages and all generations. Relive the music, passion, and love for Prince and his music. And have a great time. Much like the artist himself did, The Purple Xperience wows audiences and leaves no one disappointed. Tickets can be purchased here.

First Friday in BrunswickFirst Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, April 7th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.
UPcylced and REcycled Art ContestUP/REcycled Art Contest & Exhibit: Friday 7th to Friday 28th, April 2017

Partnering with Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful promotes the annual UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest. Open to all ages, the exhibit/contest encourages waste reduction through the creative processes of upcycling and recycling. Turning trash into treasure, entries of all shapes, sizes and colors adorn the gallery walls of the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick for public viewing and celebration. Putting a creative twist on traditional recycling, the UP/REcycled Trash Art Exhibit and Contest is a fun way to educate and promote community stewardship. Visit our website for more info.

Grand Opening & Awards Ceremony – Friday, April 7, 5pm-8pm, historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick
Art Exhibit – April 7-28, historic Ritz Theater in downtown Brunswick

Southern Grown Farmers MarketSouthern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce. Call 912-634-3994

Hofwyl Plantation8th Annual Hofwyl Plantation Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation on April 8th for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 3,000 toy filled eggs in three hunt areas for kids aged 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. Special guest, “The Easter Bunny” will be on-hand throughout.
Other activities include: prizes, refreshments, bubble machine and wands, candy filled piñatas, egg decorating and other arts and crafts. There will also be games like egg toss, 3 legged race, pin the tail on the bunny and many others. Also on hand will be the Imagination Playground, interactive, transformable giant building blocks that kids can use to create their own play space. For more info visit our website.

COST: $8 adults, $7.50 seniors (62 and over), $5 youth (ages 6 to 17), Children ages 5 and under are free.

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. For more info, visit our website or call 912-386-0061. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566.

April 8th: Late Model, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith SS, Super Street, 440s. 

Moonrise at ECHO St. Simons
Moonrise Party at ECHO:
Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th, April 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean. 912-268-5967

Coastal Symphony of Georgia - Powerful EmotionsCoastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Powerful Emotions: Monday, April 10th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:30pm

The fourth concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s 2016-17 season offers a symphonic exploration of “Powerful Emotions.” The first interval presents Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino, Overture” followed by Wagner’s “Siegfried’s Funeral March.” After intermission, the symphony performs a landmark work of Mahler, “Symphony No. 1 in D Major,” also known as “Titan.” The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham Avenue). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912.634.2006 or visit the website. 912-634-2006. 3920 Habersham St., Brunswick, GA 31520

Easter Brunch 2017Easter Brunch at King & Prince Resort: Sunday, April 16th, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Easter Sunday with brunch at The King and Prince Resort!

Adults $59; Children ages 6-12 $25; Children 5 and under no charge. Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea.

Bottomless Mimosas or Unlimited Bloody Marys will be available from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for an additional $15. Full menu here.
Reservations Required – call 912-268-5967

St Simons Art Crawl 2017St. Simons Island Art Crawl: Friday, April 21st, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come join us for the free and self-guided St. Simons Island Art Crawl on Friday, April 21, from 4 to 7 pm. The art crawl will take place at six unique galleries featuring over 100 local and regional artists. Participating galleries are, Anderson Gallery, Artist Annex Gallery, ArtTrends Gallery, Glynn Visual Gallery, Parker Gallery and Wallin Gallery. Let us share with you a night filled with beautiful works of art and sculpture coupled with wine, light refreshments, and the spirit of creativity. For further information contact ArtTrends Gallery, 912- 268-4761

During the Saint Simons Island Art Crawl, ArtTrends Gallery will be hosting guest artist Jo Elliott and the Whitefield Academy Jazz Band from Mableton, Georgia. Guests of the Art Crawl will be treated to favorites such as “In the Mood” and “Georgia on my Mind”. The Band will be performing between 5 to 6:30 PM. Jo Elliott’s inspiring watercolors will be on display until May 13th.

Young Eagles FlightYoung Eagles Flight: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 8-17 can enjoy a local airplane ride at no charge on Saturday, April 22, courtesy of Chapter 905 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), based at McKinnon St Simons Island Airport. Through their Young Eagles program, EAA pilots take their young passengers on 15-20 minute flights that demonstrate the freedom and excitement of aviation firsthand. A parent or legal guardian must be present to give permission to fly for each child. There is no need to register in advance. Participants should be in place at the local EAA location at 1797 Demere Road on St Simons Island at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 22. For more information, please contact Jerry Latvala at 912-269-2155.

 Chalk Arts FestivalChalk Arts Festival: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Earth, Celebrate Our Coast! Contest – Cash Prizes! Complimentary Chalk with Free Reserved Space!
Register at
Mary Ross Waterfront Park – Downtown Brunswick

Golden Isles SpeedwayGolden Isles Speedway: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Join the Golden Isles Speedway for a night filled with exciting races! Grandstands open at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30 p.m. and we will commence the event with hot laps at 6 p.m. Pit entry is $30 and general admission is $10. Kids 12 and under are free. Visit our website for more info. 101 Speedway Drive, Waynesville, GA 31566

April 22nd: Limited, Emond, Enduro, NeSmith StS, Super Street, Powder Puff

 Food Truck FestivalGolden Isles Food Truck Festival: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Support the Golden Isles food truck movement on April 30th in Gascoigne Bluff Park! Bring the family and enjoy up to 30 different food trucks, live music, craft vendors, CornHole, and kids activities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity. Follow the event on Facebook for more information .

Live Music at ECHO St. SimonsEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.

Prime Rib Dinner St Simons IslandPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.

Bottomless Mimosas St Simons IslandSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.



February 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Band equipment in living roomEnjoy Live Music at ECHO every weekend: visit the event calendar here for details.


ArtTrends Gallery Presents Guest Artist Bob Meredith: Tuesday, January 10th to Sunday, February 19th, 2017

A Georgia native and now a resident of the Golden Isles, Meredith has been delighting art lovers for over forty years with oil paintings ranging in style from custom portraits to landscapes to still life’s. His most recent and cherished medium, trompe l’oeil,”fool the eye” realism, has brought him renown across the nation and internationally. His transcendent and jaw-droppingly realistic representations of cabinets and store windows can be found in French chateaux, Georgia mansions, Manhattan offices, and homes across the nation. The public is cordially invited to attend an opening meet and greet reception Thursday, January, 12th, 5-7pm at ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island. A painting demonstration by Meredith of his amazing tromp l’oeil techniques will be on Thursday, January, 12th & 19th , 5-7 pm. Phone: 912-268-4761


Glynn Visual Arts February Classes and Workshops: Thursday 2nd to Tuesday 28th, February 2017

Join Glynn Visual Arts for some Classes and Workshops including Adult Pottery, Tai Chi, Scarf Making, Mosaic Workshops + more! See the complete list of activities here and for more information call 912-638-8770.



First Friday in Historic Downtown Brunswick: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Kick off the first weekend of the month on Newcastle Street from 5 – 8pm 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.


harrington_school_houseBringing Out the Best in Us, A Celebration of Harrington School House: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Please join us for “Bringing Out the Best in Us” in celebration of everyone who supported the restoration of the Historic Harrington Graded School and anyone who wants to save and share our African-American heritage on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Hosted by The Friends of Harrington School, Inc. and St. Simons African-American Coalition

Bennie’s Red Barn, 5514 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA

Best ever Southern buffet lunch starting at 11:00am
Recollections and program at 11:45am
Special preview tours of the schoolhouse from 1-3pm

RSVP by January 28 to or 912-634-0330. Lunch tickets ($25) pay at the door.


let_freedom_ringLet Freedom Ring: Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 6:00pm to 11:00pm

The Symphony Society presents: Cabaret 2017 – Let Freedom Ring
A Star Spangled Specular!!
This will be held at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island. Tickets will be $175.00 per person. Phone: 912-222-5686


lillie_simpsonCultural Expressions: The Gullah Artwork of Lillie Simpson: Monday, February 6th to Monday, March 6th, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) is proud to present their latest exhibition in celebration of Black History month and our Coastal Heritage. Opening Reception, Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Lillie Simpson’s paintings use a vibrant palette and free-flowing sense of composition to create a world that the artist encapsulates in one word: “life.” That liveliness is expressed in the bold colors of the acrylic and oil paints which Simpson uses as well as in the varied textures and scenes she captures. In some of her works, color and form are employed in abstract patterns. Her ability to balance intense and subtle shades gives these paintings a three-dimensional quality and keeps the viewer’s eye in constant motion.

Simpson’s more recent paintings are focused on the life and culture of the Gullah people of South Carolina and Georgia. In these images, she mixes the formal qualities of her abstract works with an expressive depiction of the coastal landscape and its people. The sense of light and air, along with the strong sense of movement, result in engaging images that make the people Simpson depicts come vividly alive. “It’s as though those who had no voice now have one through faint whispers in my creations,” she says.

Memories of living in the coastlands of Georgia, Saint Simons Island and the southeast coastal area, feed and inform Simpson’s artwork. Her first art exhibit was in the Glynn Arts Gallery, Saint Simons Island, GA about 22 years ago where her work was featured alongside world renowned artist Alex Baptiste of Savannah, GA., Ernest Butts of Brunswick, GA, and the late Ana Bel Lee of St. Simons Island, GA. We are pleased to have Simpson now coming full circle back to Glynn Visual Arts for this very special exhibit.

Simpson’s works have been shown most recently at the Agora Gallery in New York, New York – 2014, The Montreal Arts Center, Montreal, Canada – Global Arts League International Exhibit of Professional & Emerging Artists – 2015 and at the Buford Arts Council Gallery, Buford, SC – 2015. Simpson’s work has been featured in many news articles across the southeast including the LowCountry and in the ARTisSpectrum’s 30th Anniversary Issue of Agora Gallery’s (NYC) contemporary fine art magazine.

Glynn Visual Arts. 106 Island Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. 912-638-8770.


The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents New Frontiers: Monday, February 6th, 2017 – 8:00pm to 9:00pm

The third concert of The Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s 2016-17 season offers a symphonic exploration of New Frontiers. The first interval presents Beethoven’s “Creatures of Prometheus Overture,” followed by Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5” and Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody in C Sharp Minor.” After intermission, Dvorak’s beloved “Symphony No. 9” promises to delight the audience with music “From the New World.” The performance is 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 6, at the Brunswick High School Auditorium (3920 Habersham Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520). For information about individual tickets ($40), please call the Symphony box office at 912.634.2006 or visit the website.


sophia_0Coffee with the Author Sophia Porson: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 – 10:30am to 11:30am

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents “A Life in Languages.” Our speaker is Sophia Porson, a retired State Department linguist who served as a diplomatic interpreter for eight American Presidents and many foreign dignitaries. Her duties included travel abroad with U.S delegations engaged in international conferences, good will missions, and state visits. Her fascinating and informative talk will be illustrated by photographs of events in which she participated.

Held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island, room 108. Phone: 912-289-7357. Reservations recommended at this website. Free to Literary Guild members, $10 for guests


The Literary Guild presents Elvis and Nixon: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series presents Elvis and Nixon. USA, 2016, directed by Lisa Johnson. The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. 87 minutes; Rated R
Held at the Casino Building on St. Simons Island. Phone: 912-289-7357. Free and open to all, although a $3.00 donation is suggested to offset film and theatre rental fees.


whiskeywinewildlife2017Whiskey Wine and Wildlife 2017: Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th, February 2017

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – “W3″ artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best and award-winning chefs, an esteemed group of masters from all walks of life. From master distillers, master chefs, master wildlife researchers and famous pitmasters, to Georgia’s only Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill.



Moonrise Party at ECHO: Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th, February 2017

Make plans to appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty with drink and dining specials at ECHO – St. Simons’ only oceanfront restaurant. Each month, we will showcase a variety of local farmers and purveyors for three evenings, while the moon rises over the horizon and glistens on the ocean.


cannons_point_ruins_webCannon’s Point History Tours: Friday, February 10th & 24 th, 2017 – 9:30am to 12:30pm

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society, in conjunction with the St. Simons Land Trust, will offer in-depth history tours of Cannon’s Point Preserve on February 10. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide detailed interpretation of this historic site, including the John Couper family and life at Cannon’s Point during the plantation period. Tour groups will meet at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 12:30 p.m. The tour is $65 per person. Visit here to register, or call 912-634-7090 for assistance.

sogrofarmersmarket_background2_1Southern Grown Farmers Market: Saturday, February 11th, 2017 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Enjoy live music as you visit local artists, shop for Southern products, fresh baked goods, and produce.


Caring for our Coastal Tree Canopy: Monday, February 13th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

“Caring for Our Coastal Tree Canopy”, a seminar co-sponsored by Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT) and Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Room 108 – Casino, St. Simons Island. Certified arborists will present information about assessing tree risk, pre-ventive measures to take before a storm, post-storm care, and choosing re-placement trees. A question & answer panel discussion will close out the seminar. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP to or 912-689-7408.

Before the seminar, join GIFT to “Hug-a-Tree” under the two large live oaks in the picnic area at the Casino. Beginning at 4:00 pm, you are invited to bring your friends and family to hug a tree, take a photo and register for prizes. At 4:30 pm, the two large trees will be officially measured for registration with the Live Oak Society.


ValentinesInfoPic2017_x500Valentine’s Day Dinner at ECHO: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner at the King and Prince Resort.

ECHO Dining: 3 Course Dinner, $39/person and $15/wine pairing per person
Delegal Dining with Live Music: 5 Course Dinner, $59/person and $15/wine pairing per person

View both menus here. Reservations Required: 912-268-5967. Live music with Bill & Jaime will be in Delegal only.


bridge_run_0Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: Saturday, February 18th, 2017 – 8:00am to 12:00pm

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, has become a signature event for the Health System and the Golden Isles. Unique among bridge runs, the event takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge. At its center, the bridge measures 480 feet high above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state.

Certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as “the toughest 5K in Georgia,” each year participants start on the southbound side of the bridge, go over, and return back, crossing the bridge twice. The event is not for the timid, and should only be attempted by those who have properly trained.

The Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs.

Phone: 1-800-537-5142, ext., 2786

St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival: Saturday 18th to Monday 20th, February 2017

You are cordially invited to attend our annual “Saint Simons Island Storytelling Festival” featuring nationally known, professional storytellers! Four renowned storytellers have accepted the invitation to participate. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears and enjoy their stories. Storytellers: Donald Davis, Lyn Ford, Bil Lepp and Andy Offutt Irwin.

Visit here or call 912-638-8688 for more information.


art_of_foodArt of Food: Sunday, February 19th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Art of Food and extraordinary art and culinary experience! The pleasure of your company is requested for cocktails, dinner and art. A fundraiser for Glynn Visual Arts.

5:00-6:30pm – The Art of the Cocktail
7:00-9:00pm – The Art of Food

Glynn Visual Arts, is partnership with Georgia Sea Grill, presents a progressive dinner filled with amazing art, music and specially prepared food and beverage. The “Art of the Cocktail,” hosted by Allison Nunis-Firth, Mixologist for National Distributing Company will kick off the evening at the Glynn Visual Arts Center. Following a quick trolley ride, Georgia Sea Grill will present a custom menu of tastefully and artfully presented courses, each paired with the perfect complementary wine. The evening culminated with an exciting Blue Sky Raffle featuring incredible art and experiences.
Join us for this extraordinary evening of culinary delights.
Cocktail Attire.

$150 per person, discounts available for groups. Limited number of seats available.
To purchase tickets for more details, visit here or call 912-638-8770


Golden Isles Live! Presents: Cherish The Ladies: Friday, February 24th, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Celebrating 30 Years of Music Making. Led by Flute and Whistle Champion Joanie Madden.

With their unique spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish culture and puts forth an immensely humorous and entertaining package. Grammy® Nominated Irish/American Supergroup.

Adult $35 per ticket. Student/Child $10 per ticket. Phone: 912 – 638 – 4111

Glynn Academy Auditorium. 1001 Mansfield St, Brunswick, GA 31520


bark_for_life_1Pup Crawl Bark For Life Kickoff: Saturday, February 25th, 2017 – 11:00am to 2:00pm

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

By supporting Bark For Life, you help the American Cancer Society save lives, and that helps us move closer to our ultimate goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

So bring your best canine friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests, and games. The event takes place Saturday, February 25 from 11am-2pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event. The pup crawl begins at Island Dog (410 Mallery Street) with registration taking place from 10:15-11:30am.

Pier Village merchants will be offering special tastings, treats and discounts during the event. The closing ceremony will take place at 2:00pm at Mellow Mushroom. Prizes from Pier Village merchants will be awarded.

Tickets to the event may be purchased at Island Dog, Pet Supplies Plus, Troy University & Rich Products. 912-264-9268


Prime Rib DinnerPrime Rib Dinner at ECHO: Every Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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. To make reservations call 912-268-5967.


brunchSunday Brunch at ECHO: Every Sunday- 11: 30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 12:30 p.m.). For more information, click here.


January & February 2014 Events in the Golden Isles

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Winter is a wonderful time to stay, play and explore in the Golden Isles. Here are some great events happening in the next few months that we think our readers will enjoy.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick. January 3rd, 2014 from 5-8pm: Take a stroll down Newcastle Streen & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

“4 Brushes” January 7th, from 6-8pm: This ticketed reception at the Glynn Art Association on St. Simons Island features artwork from Ken Wallin, Peggy Everett, Janet Powers and Mary O. Smith. Tickets are $50.00 per person.

Mozart’s Opera,”Cosi Fan Tutte” January 26th at 3:00pm at The Ritz Theatre. The Peach State Opera will delight the audience with this English-language version of Mozart’s comedy of love and disguise.

Mystery on the River – “Murder at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy” February 1st at 6:30pm at the Arthur Moore Methodist Museum. Enjoy delicious food and a great time at this annual event. For more information call: 912-638-4050.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick. February 7th from 5-8pm. Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

The Grand Opening of ECHO Oceanside Restaurant, Lounge and Patio at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort: February 14th. “Like” their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on grand opening details.

The Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run: February 15th. Certified as the “Toughest 5K in Georgia”, runners from across Georgia and the Southeast make it a point to run this challenging 5K each year. The event benefits local cancer programs. Visit their website for more information or to register.

The Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents: Wagner. February 18th at 8:00pm at The Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium in Brunswick. Tickets are $25 or adults, $5 for students and children.