2019 Evenings at Appleby Library Summer Concert Series

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Join us as we sing, swing, and sway along to an eclectic musical mix at the 64th Evenings in Appleby Gardens Concert Series on the back lawn of the Appleby Branch Library (2260 Walton Way, Augusta) every Tuesday at 8 pm beginning May 29 through June 26. This annual tradition is free and open to the public. Bring a chair or borrow one for a donation and relax and enjoy the sounds of the summer. You can even pack an evening picnic or purchase dinner from a food truck. The always spirited Appleby Garden Party Competition is back for the third year, and the public is invited to bring their best portable lawn party décor and food set up to vie for the title of Appleby Garden Party Winner of the Week.

Below is the full schedule for the 2018 Evenings in Appleby Gardens Concert Series:

Tuesday, May 29:             Augusta Big Band Aggregate (“ABBA”)

Tuesday, June 5:               Kendrell Germany Trio

Tuesday, June 12:             Creative Impressions

Tuesday, June 19:             Savannah River Bluegrass

Tuesday, June 26:             Special Guest

The Evenings in Appleby Gardens concert series, originally known as “Music in the Garden,” began in 1954 as an evolution of a former library program, a listening series for classical music at the old library headquarters. Due to concerns with the space and the recent donation by the Appleby family of the mansion that is now the Appleby Branch Library, “library officials approached the Augusta Music Club…, and the two groups worked out through cooperative effort a summer concert series to be held in the cool back garden of the Appleby branch” according to the Augusta Chronicle. The concert series has been held annually at no charge to attendees since its inception in 1954.