Heritage Sandy Springs Announces 2016 Concerts by the Springs Series

Sandy Springs, Ga, (April 6, 2016) – Heritage Sandy Springs announced the 20th Season of the Concerts by the Springs series today. Held one Sunday evening each month, May through September, the outdoor concert series is free and open to the public and has become a celebrated community tradition each summer. Concerts are held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and are located at Heritage Green on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs, Georgia. Celebrating its twentieth year, the 2016 Concerts by the Springs season features five unforgettable performances, offering something for all ages and audiences.  

May 8 – Bogey & the Viceroy (Swanky Soul and Rock ‘n Roll)

June 12 – Convoy (Classic Country Rock Tribute)

July 10 – Electric Avenue (80’s Pop Tribute)

August 14 – A1A (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)

September 11 – Band X (Atlanta’s Favorite Party Band)

“Annually, Heritage Sandy Springs welcomes nearly 10,000 Sandy Springs residents and visitors to our popular Concerts by the Springs”, said Sarah Poland, Director of Marketing and Community Events at Heritage Sandy Springs. “As the series turns 20, we are excited to present another diverse line-up and we look forward to celebrating with the community all summer long”.

Bogey & the Viceroy will open the 2016 season on Mother’s Day. New Orleans native Bogey Thornton and the handsome troubadours of The Viceroy ply their trade with much derring-do. Covering classic soul from every era, along with retro rock/pop to today’s current chart-toppers, Bogey & the Viceroy performances lead to packed dance floors and good times. Best known for their upbeat party music, Bogey & the Viceroy provide versatile entertainment with a rockin’ rhythm section and a smooth, soulful sound.

June will welcome Convoy, one of the Atlanta-based “PleaseRock” bands. The sole purpose of Convoy is to bring nostalgia to the masses. Whether you were there at the Grand Ole Opry back in the day or the kid who grew up listening to your parents’ southern rock, Convoy has you covered. “Convoy serves up a double shot of outlaw country with a chaser of danger”, says Nicholas Niespodziani of Yacht Rock Revue. “You don’t feel like you’re listening to just another cover band going through the motions, because you’re not. Singer Chris Cox brings a raw energy to the stage you won’t soon forget.”

In July, the summer heat brings with it Electric Avenue, the most accurate and exciting 80’s Pop Tribute you’re going to find anywhere this side of 1988. Having been invited to share stages from Los Angeles to Tampa by the likes of Pat Benatar, Bobby Kimball (Toto), and Jimmy Kimmel, and at sea by the Walking Dead Cast Cruise and the Gronk Cruise with Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots), Electric Avenue knows how to take nothing seriously except for the songs. Electric Avenue delivers spot-on renditions of Tears for Fears, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Wham!, Kenny Loggins, INXS, The Clash, and more.

Atlanta-based A1A – the official and original Jimmy Buffet tribute show – will bring the beach to Sandy Springs in August. Jeff Pike and A1A hold the crown as being the first and only tribute show ever sanctioned by Jimmy Buffett himself. A1A performs as a seven-piece band, complete with audio and light production, bringing to life a colorful, energetic, and family-friendly show. You can expect to hear all of your Jimmy Buffett favorites, in addition to classic Reggae and original A1A Trop Rock music. Experience the energy, musicianship, originality, and excitement that have helped A1A to remain the first and foremost Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show in history.

The 2016 Concerts by the Springs series will close out on September 11 with Band X, a high-energy group dedicated to providing interactive live entertainment. Based in Atlanta, Band X has been on the music scene since 1996. Their songs range from 60’s soul to 80’s classic rock, and from 90’s disco hits to today’s current top-of-the-pop chart favorites. Band X has solidly become THE entertainment band of choice; quality musicianship, talented vocalists, high energy performances, audience interaction, song choice, and pure professionalism sets Band X apart from the rest!

Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early to picnic with family and friends. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers are welcomed; no outside tables permitted. Smoking is prohibited. No pets, except for special assist animals.

Concerts by the Springs is generously sponsored by Classic Cadillac of Atlanta, Morgan Stanley, Optech Family of Companies, Capital Investment Advisors, the City of Sandy Springs, the Sandy Springs Society, Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, and Fulton County Arts Council.

For more information, visit www.heritagesandysprings.org, e-mail events@heritagesandysprings.org, or call 404-851-9111 x1.