The beautiful Southern lakeside destination of Lanier Islands will host it’s first Two-Day Open-Air Concert July 28-29!! Lanier Islands invites its guests to hearken back to a simpler time of drive-in movies, limbo contests and clam bakes while making some special memories of their own at the lake. Boasting an abundance of picturesque lakeside venues, the sprawling Georgia resort proves the ideal setting for a beach music festival. To that end, Lanier Islands is encouraging its fans to start practicing their very best “Carolina Shag” in preparation for the inaugural “I Love Beach Music” Festival. Hosted on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, the “I Love Beach Music” Festival will showcase a lineup of highly revered beach music bands to inspire guests to show off their dance moves while taking a trip down memory lane. Friday’s concert – featuring Grains of Sand – will be hosted at the beachfront Sunset Cove inside LanierWorld, while Saturday’s back-to-back concerts – featuring The Catalina’s and The Embers – will take place at Legacy Pointe overlooking the water adjacent to the resort’s flagship hotel, Legacy Lodge. Saturday’s event will also comprise a dinner buffet created by the Islands’ culinary team. For those who Love Beach Music the most, the resort has designed a special “I Love Beach Music” accommodations package so guests can simply dance their way back to their hotel room once the music has ended and extend their fun in the sand and sun into the following day.
2017 “I Love Beach Music” Festival Lineup at Lanier Islands:
Friday, July 28 – Venue: LanierWorld
10am-9pm – Beach, Boardwalk and Waterpark Open at LanierWorld
5-7pm – Beachside Low Country Boil at Sunset Cove Cafe
6:30pm-9pm – Grains of Sand on the Sunset Cove Stage
With more than half a century of combined playing experience, Athens, GA-based Grains of Sand is comprised of seven of the finest musicians in the country. These are true artists, players who have performed with artists like Marvin Gaye, The Platters, Jerry Butler, The Marvelettes, Jackie Wilson, and Patti Labelle, just to name a few.
Saturday, July 29 – Venue: Legacy Pointe at Legacy Lodge
5:30-7:30pm – Waterfront Buffet at Legacy Pointe Pavilion
5:30-7pm – The Catalinas at Legacy Pointe
The Islands invites its guests to shag their way into the weekend with The Catalinas – who were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and into the Beach Music Hall of Fame in 1995. Having launched the band in the heart of beach music country – Charlotte, North Carolina – in 1957, The Catalinas celebrate their 60th Anniversary this year. Well-known throughout the U.S. for their signature beach music sound, fans may recall The Catalinas mega hit “Summertime’s Callin’ Me”.
7-9:30pm – The Embers at Legacy Pointe
Since the band’s inception in 1958, Raleigh, North Carolina’s The Embers have virtually defined the genre of what has become known as ‘Beach Music’. Well-known for their top-quality showmanship and boasting an average of 225 shows per year, The Embers have been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame, the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. A true musical institution, the band is honored to carry the moniker of North Carolina’s Official Ambassadors of Music.
Admission to “I Love Beach Music” Festival at Lanier Islands on Friday July 28 is FREE with a LanierWorld Daily Admission Ticket or Summer Adventure Season Pass. For those guests who only wish to attend the concert plus have access to the beach and Sunset Cove Café, admission is just $15/person. Admission to the festival on Saturday is $20 for an Individual Ticket, $35 for an Individual Buffet, or $100/couple – which includes two concert tickets and two buffets. Starting at $329/couple/night, the “I Love Beach Music” accommodations package is available both Friday and Saturday nights and includes an overnight stay at Legacy Lodge, concert tickets for two, two complimentary cocktails, dinner buffet for two (Saturday only) and breakfast buffet for two the following morning. To make reservations and learn more, please visit www.lanierislands.com or call 770-945-8787.
* Guests will also incur $15/car resort gate fee.
Press release provided by Lanier Islands.