High Museum of Art Introduces New Live Music Program for Third Fridays
ATLANTA, June 4, 2014 – The High Museum of Art is introducing a new live music program in conjunction with its new Friday Night Lates weekend kickoff hours.
Beginning June 20, the High will present a rotating schedule of musical genres every third Friday of the month* from 5 to 10 p.m., replacing previously offered Friday Jazz concerts. Titled Friday Night Music Remix, the new concerts will feature jazz, blues, Latin music, bluegrass and more and will include full museum access, including special exhibitions.
To kick off Friday Night Music Remix on June 20, Georgia-based duo Cicada Rhythm, musician Lonnie Holley and special guests will perform in the High’s Robinson Atrium. Museum guests may also enjoy the special exhibition “Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas.” For the unveiling of the “Mi Casa, Your Casa” installation on the Sifly Piazza on July 18, the High will present live music in partnership with the Instituto de México, and gloATL also will perform.
In addition to live music, Friday Night Music Remix will include half-price admission, docent-led tours and additional special programming on select dates. For the rotating schedule of musical performers and to purchase tickets, visit www.high.org.
“Over the past few years, we have heard from many visitors who said they would like to see more variety in the High’s monthly live music offerings,” said Kristen Delaney, the High’s director of marketing and communications. “In response to that feedback, we’re taking the opportunity to refresh our programming in conjunction with our new Friday Night Lates series.”
*Friday Night Music Remix will not be scheduled on Oct. 17 due to another High Museum of Art special event. Friday Night Music Remix will be held in the month of December (Dec. 19).
The High Museum of Art
The High is the leading art museum in the Southeastern U.S. With more than 14,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk art and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists. For more information visit high.org.
The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is ranked among the top four arts centers in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines four visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opened in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. To learn more visit www.woodruffcenter.org.
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High Museum of Art
Public Relations Specialist