Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center Opens

The curtain’s about to go up on the metro area’s newest performing arts center. With events scheduled to begin August 7, 2018, the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs will set the stage for families and friends to come together, be entertained, and tap into the community spirit.

The Opening Celebration will introduce patrons to the diverse line-up of entertainment they can expect at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, along with free activities that will be fun for the whole family. The 2018-2019 season will continue with a diverse blend of programming featuring concerts by classical, popular, and jazz musicians, dance, theater, comedy, and family entertainment.

 

Opening Celebration Activities & Events

National Night Out
August 7, 2018, at 6 pm, City Green
Hosted by the Sandy Springs Police Department, this free community, family-oriented event brings together local public safety officers and the people they protect. Attendees will get to know their police officers, firefighters and the always popular K-9 “officers.” Refreshments will be served and there will be plenty of games to play and vehicles to explore.

City Springs Day
August 11, 2018, activities all day. City Green, Studio Theatre and Byers Theatre
The day begins with the Farmer’s Market, add in sporting games for all ages on the Green, sample an array of genres of theatrical and musical entertainment from local to national, and fitting for an opening weekend, add in a surprise or two.

Branford Marsalis Quartet
August 11, 2018, at 8 pm., Byers Theatre
NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award®‐winning saxophonist and Tony Award® nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Under his leadership, The Branford Marsalis Quartet, one of the most innovative and forward‐thinking jazz ensembles around today, brings its considerable musical expertise to bear in the first ever concert performance in Byers Theatre.

Concerts by the Springs After Party (featuring a Surprise Guest Artist)
August 12, 2018, 8:30 pm, CityView Terrace
Immediately following Electric Avenue’s performance at Concerts by the Springs, music lovers can head to the after-party at City Springs for a surprise concert.

National Geographic Live!
Steve Winter: On the Trail of Big Cats: Tiger, Cougars, and Snow Leopards

August 14, 2018, at 8 pm, Byers Theatre
Spend an evening daringly close to tigers, snow leopards, jaguars, and cougars⎯ through the unforgettable stories and images of award-winning wildlife photographer Steve Winter.

Joe Gransden Big Band, featuring Landau Eugene Murphy
August 16, 2018, at 8:30 pm, Studio Theatre
The Performing Arts Center’s versatile Studio Theatre is home to the Mayor and City Council’s Meetings and the room where serious City business takes center stage. But on Thursday, August 16, the stage will be set and the room transforms into a nightclub where serious dining, and music will swing the joint!

Steinway Celebration
August 17, 2018, at 8 pm, Studio Theatre
The Performing Arts Center celebrates the inaugural performance of its brand new Steinway with favorites of the piano repertoire performed by Kenneth Broburg and Daniel Hsu, the silver and bronze medalists of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. You don’t want to miss the inaugural tickling of ivories.

Sutton Foster
August 18, 2018, 8 p.m., Byers Theatre
Sutton Foster – The Tony-award winning star and currently known for her lead role in the popular Younger TV show brings Broadway to Galambos Way in her one-woman show.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents Heading Home
August 19, 2018, at 4:30 p.m., Byers Theatre
Follow the underdog journey of Israeli’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic, Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel.

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