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The Gibbes Museum of Art Presents the 2019 Spring Garden Concert Series

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 11, 2019 – The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the spring lineup of their Garden Concert Series, which brings outstanding live music performances to the Gibbes’ Lenhardt Garden. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a plein-air performance under the setting sun. Performances this spring include a jazz quintet and an all-female group paying homage to soulful singer Sam Cooke.

Students from the Allegro Charter School of Music will perform as guests arrive to the event. The Allegro School prepares students in grades 6-12 for the pursuit of creative work in any field, using music as a medium to inspire and foster creativity.

“The Gibbes strives to enhances lives through art. We are thrilled to be partnering with other Charleston art institutions, the Charleston Music Hall and the Allegro School for this exciting annual event,” said Angela Mack, The Gibbes Museum of Art’s executive director. “Music enhances the creative process and we hope that the Gibbes can be a place where visitors can enjoy and be inspired by many different art forms.”

Event Details:
Charlton Singleton Quintet, April 17
The Charlton Singleton Quintet draws from the traditional style of Jazz but incorporates Mr. Singleton’s own compositions into a set that includes Jazz standards and popular tunes.

• Time: 6:30-8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm with an opening performance by students from the Allegro Charter School of Music.
• Location: Lenhardt Garden at the Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting St.
• Price: $20 members | $25 Non-Members

Women & Sam Cooke, May 8
The Women & series is the brainchild of local musicians Lindsay Holler and Hazel Ketchum. This show will consist of a 90-minute set with a variety of vocalists paying homage to the late American singer, songwriter, and civil-rights activist Sam Cooke.

• Time: 6:30-8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm with an opening performance by students from the Allegro Charter School of Music.
• Location: Lenhardt Garden at the Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting St.
• Price: $20 members | $25 Non-Members

Ticket price includes admission to the museum. There will be a cash bar on site and chairs are available for rent for a $5 additional charge. Tables of ten are available for event sponsors. All proceeds benefit the Gibbes Museum of Art. This event is sponsored by Speedwell Foundation, BB&T, Awendaw Green, Charleston Magazine, and Monster Music.

About the Gibbes Museum of Art
Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Housing one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present, the museum’s mission is to enhance lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy and to be inspired by the creative process. For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.

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