Special Alert

Sunflower Music Series at the State Botanical Garden

Summer was made for outdoor concerts – and so were the amphitheater and terraced lawns in the  Flower Garden of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia. There are few opportunities in Athens, Georgia, that allow such a great gathering of town and gown and music and gardener as The Sunflower Music Series. Now in its 16th season, the concerts have placed both world-renowned and new-on-the-scene musicians in a world-class botanical environment. 

August 23: Five-Eight: The rock band will perform in a more-acoustic format than their usual concerts. This band has been featured on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and toured the country both as headliner and as support for such acts as R.E.M. (for the entire West Coast leg of their 2004 World Tour) and Cheap Trick. 

Bring a picnic, a blanket, your favorite people, and dance in bare feet or relax under the sky while enjoying the sounds of Athens musicians. This year, Freddy's Frozen Custard will have a station where you can enjoy made-to-order sundaes - yum!

Admission to each concert includes beverages and light snacks. The Sunflower Music Series is sponsored by Friends of the Garden, Northeast Sales Distributing, Inc., Athens Coca-Cola, Musicians Warehouse, and Flagpole. 

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
2450 S. Milledge Ave.