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Sounds by the Sea


Sounds by the Sea is Back

Sunday, May 30 with Phil Morrison & Friends

 Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is excited to bring back great summertime concerts that are Sounds by the Sea. The series kicks off on Sunday, May 30, 2021, with outstanding musician, Phil Morrison, and his talented friends. The concert takes place at Neptune Park (Oceanside of the Casino Building) on St Simons Island from 7 pm to 9 pm.

In keeping with the Memorial Day weekend, Phil’s band features three veterans, two of whom were members of the esteemed United States Air Force and Navy military Bands.

Dr. Ken Trimmins, a Brunswick native and trumpeter, served in the US Air Force Band before receiving his master's and doctorate degrees from Mercer and Florida State Universities respectively. Drummer, Clyde Connor, was a member of the renowned United States Navy Commodores Jazz Band. He received his Masters's degree in music at the University of Florida. Phil Morrison is a US Air Force veteran and a self-taught musician playing bass and has composed more than 200 songs. Rounding out the group will be saxophonist Don Zentz who is currently the Director of Fine and Performing Arts at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, and pianist/vocalist Joe Watts who is well known in the Jacksonville/Georgia coast area as one of the most soulful performers on the scene today.

Three more concerts are lined up for the summer: July 25 features The Second Chance Band, August 22, Michaele and the Ambiguous, and September 19 features Backbeat Boulevard. 

For over 30 years, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities has been bringing the community great outdoor summer concerts as a fundraiser for the organization. “Though necessary, it was disappointing to have to cancel last year’s season due to the pandemic,” said Heather Heath, Executive Director. “But we are ready to be back and hope the Golden Isles community is too. These are all amazing local performers who are ready to entertain in this beautiful setting. We need some summer evenings with great music, cool breezes, and a wonderful sense of community.”

 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 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 Fairfield Inn and Suites (hotel sponsor.); opportunities are available for local businesses to join the fun and sponsor individual concerts.

 New this year are online ticket sales for Sounds by the Sea which can be purchased at www.goldenislesarts.org or by calling 912.262.6934 and are only $12 for adults. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5, and under 6 years old are free. Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. For more information, please contact Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at 912.262.6934, info@goldenislesarts.org or visit www.goldenislesarts.org.