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Date Event Name Description Location

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music

An exciting music and cultural event is coming to Thomson in the spring of 2013. A Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit: New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music that explores the early traditions, history, culture and origins of American music.

 

March-May
29-11

New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music

Exhibit Open at McDuffie Museum for 6 weeks.

McDuffie Museum

121 Main Street

Thomson, Ga 30824

706-595-9923

 

M-S: 12 pm - 5 pm

More Info

March
29

March 29, Grand Opening Event:

Guest Speaker: Peter Guralnick
A prize winning author whose books include the two volume biography of Elvis Presley, and Searching for Robert Johnson: The Life and Legend of the “King of the Delta Blues Singers,” Peter will discuss his writing on American roots music and Blind Willie McTell, the Thomson, GA - born blues legend.
Entertainment: Chris Crenshaw Quartet
A native of Thomson and a graduate of Valdosta State and the Julliard School of Music, Chris currently holds a trombone chair in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in New York City.

McDuffie Museum

121 Main Street

Thomson, Ga 30824

706-595-9923

 

6:30 - 9:30 pm

 

This event is FREE and open to the public!

April
9

Chamber After Hours and Exhibit Reception

Join the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce for a fun social gathering at McDuffie Museum. Register to win an iPod preloaded with music from the exhibit and performers from the Thomson events. Hor d'oeuvres and cocktails will be available.

McDuffie Museum

121 Main Street

Thomson, Ga 30824

706-595-9923

 

5:30 - 7 pm

 

This event is FREE and open to the public!

April
11

Evening of Bluegrass with Chatham County Line

Bluegrass music has its roots in old Country and spirituals. It's some of the oldest American Folk Music around, and is currently enjoying a big resurgence with music fans with bands like the Punch Brothers, Mumford & Sons and Chatham County Line. This Raleigh, N.C., string band performs bluegrass the old fashioned way: crowded around a single mike.

Belle Meade Country Club
2660 Twin Pine Road
Thomson, Georgia 30824

(706)595-1553

8:00 pm

 

This event is FREE and open to the public!

April
17

Symphony Orchestra Augusta Making Music Connections

SOA educational programs involve public performances as well as educational programming and community engagement. Guest artists, SOA Guest Concertmasters, and SOA other professional musicians visit area schools to perform, teach, and inspire.

Dearing Elementary

500 North Main Street
Dearing, GA 30808
Phone: 706-986-4900

 

1:00 pm

 

This event is FREE and open to the public!

April
18

Symphony Orchestra Augusta Making Music Connections

SOA educational programs involve public performances as well as educational programming and community engagement. Guest artists, SOA Acting Concertmasters, and SOA other professional musicians visit area schools to perform, teach, and inspire. In the 2012-13 season, SOA offers The Harlem Quartet (from New York), The Four Hornsmen of The Apocalypse, and the Perlman/Quint/ Bailey Piano Trio. The extraordinary skill and talent of these guest artists provides students with “once in a lifetime” musical experiences.

SOA Making Music Connections program in McDuffie County is made possible by a generous endowment given by Ms. Emily Stevens Baumann.

Thomson Elementary

409 Guill Street
Thomson, GA 30824
Phone: 706-986-4700

 

9:30 am

 

This event is FREE and open to the public!

April
19

Symphony Orchestra Augusta Making Music Connections

SOA educational programs involve public performances as well as educational programming and community engagement. Guest artists, SOA Guest Concertmasters, and SOA other professional musicians visit area schools to perform, teach, and inspire.

Maxwell Elementary

520 Mt. Pleasant Road
Thomson, GA 30824
Phone: (706) 986-4800

 

1:30 pm

 

This event is FREE and open to the public!

April
19

Art & Soul - MAC on Main Spring Gallery Opening: Featuring new music inspired works by local artists.

 

MAC on Main Art Gallery is a Cooperative Art Gallery managed and operated by members of the McDuffie Arts Council in Thomson, GA.
Artworks include paintings, pottery, sculpture, woodwork, jewelry, and stained glass. A variety of classes are offered in the back room studio.

MAC on Main Gallery & Studio
107 Main Street
Thomson, GA 30824

 

6-8 pm

 

maconmainartgallery.com

maconmain@yahoo.com

April
24

Gospel Sing with the Harmony Harmoneers and Decorus

A community celebration featuring gospel music from the Harmony Harmoneers, a Conley, Georgia-based jubilee gospel group that perform traditional a cappella gospel songs and African American spirituals and Decorus, Augusta’s premiere youth choir, showcasing the top high school vocalists in the CSRA.

First Baptist Church of Thomson

253 Jackson St
Thomson, GA 30824
(706) 595-4252

6 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public!

April
27

Sip & Dip with Haley Tam

A fun-filled evening of painting and being with friends. We have chosen a music inspired image for this nights class. Led by Haley Tam.

$35 for 2 hour class. All supplies provided.

MAC on Main Gallery
107 Main Street
Thomson, GA 30824

 

7 - 9 pm

May
2

Exploring the Art of Southern Songwriting with Randall Bramblett

Randall Bramblett, a Georgia native who lives in Athens, consistently releases first-class original music and has long been a part of the Southern music scene. He released a pair of acclaimed solo albums in the mid-‘70s, then joined the jazz-rock outfit Sea Level, becoming their principal songwriter and vocalist. From there, he embarked on a path as a big-league, musical utility man and landed on the speed dial of some of the greatest names in rock history, including Traffic, Steve Winwood, Levon Helm and Bonnie Raitt. Bramblett’s latest CD, “The Bright Spots”, will be released on New West Records this spring.

Thomson Depot

111 Railroad Street

Thomson, GA 30824

 

7 pm

 

This event is FREE and open to the public!

May
4

American Stories Told in Music with Augusta Bel Canto

Join us for an evening celebrating American music through choral singing.

First United Methodist Church of Thomson

353 Main St
Thomson, GA 30824
(706) 595-4252

7 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public!

May
10

A Musical History of Country Blues with Steve James

Steve James, who lives in Austin Texas, is an American roots musician par excellence. A brilliant guitarist who sings, occasionally plays mandolin, and writes a lot of his performance material, Steve also has a great knowledge of the history of roots music and in particular, country blues. He’s recorded 10 albums over his career, in addition to instructional videos on guitar and mandolin playing techniques. Steve takes the unique history of American music all over the world. No stranger to Thomson, he knows the music and history of Willie McTell and the “piedmont” style of country blues that originated in this area. He performed at the very 1st Blind Willie McTell Festival and was invited back for the 10th Annual Festival as well.

McDuffie Museum

121 Main Street

Thomson, Ga 30824

706-595-9923

 

7 pm

 

This event is FREE and open to the public!

 

May
18

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

This year's line-up includes:

 

  • Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
  • Tab Benoit
  • Eric Lindell and the Sunliners featuring Anson Funderburgh
  • The Randall Bramblett Band
  • The Revelers
  • Crosstie Walkers

Stagecoach Rd

Thomson, GA 30824

Get Directions

$25 in advance

$35 at the gate

 

Gates Open at 11 am, music starts at 12 pm

 

Buy Tickets

803-278-4849


www.blindwillie.com

 

 


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