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Lake Lanier Islands® Kicks off Exciting Summer Concert Series at New Peachtree Point Amphitheater
Georgia’s Island Stage Concert Series Hosted by Banks & Shane Features Performances by Gloriana, A1A, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Newly Remodeled Lakeside Open Air Venue
By: Kasie Bolling/Out of Her Mind Freelance
Recently, the amphitheater formerly known as Presentation Point was completely renovated into the new and spectacular Peachtree Point Amphitheater. What once served as a trendy place for outdoor concerts during the 1980s-1990s has now been transformed into a truly unique venue to enjoy a night of music and sweeping panoramas of the lake with family and friends. Pristine views of Lake Sidney Lanier provide the Peachree Point audience with a beautiful backdrop for the stage, while the overall setup creates an incomparable and intimate feeling. The terraced venue now includes chairs in every section, and because of the incline layout of the amphitheater, there is not a bad seat in the house!
“We have played shows at the amphitheater many times, most recently in 2006, where we shared the stage with our friend, Jeff Foxworthy,” explains Banks Burgess of Banks & Shane. “It has always been one of our favorite places to play, but the Islands Give Back Concert this past Saturday was the first time I have experienced Peachtree Point as a member of the audience. It is fantastic! The natural bowl creates an intimate concert environment. Combine that with the excellent acoustics and the spectacular view with Lake Lanier as a backdrop… well, it has to be the best venue in Georgia both to perform a show and to watch one. We are proud to host ‘Georgia’s Island Stage’, and we look forward with great enthusiasm to celebrating our 40th Anniversary at Peachtree Point on August 18.”
For each concert, the doors of the beautiful lakeside Peachtree Point Amphitheater will open at 7 p.m. and the bands will take the stage at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets for each event, visit http://www.lakelanierislands.com/
The Georgia’s Island Stage Concert Series marks just one exciting element of the calendar of events Lake Lanier Islands Resort has in store for fans throughout Georgia all summer long. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming up in the next few weeks at the Islands:
• On Saturday, June 30, popular Atlanta station Rock 100 is hosting the 4th of July Kickoff Party at Sunset Cove featuring The Francisco Vidal Band at 3 p.m. Just around the corner, the Big Beach Party starts rocking at 5 p.m.
• On Tuesday, July 3, Haywire will be performing at Sunset Cove’s famed Full Moon Party
• On Wednesday, July 4 – following a fun-filled day at LanierWorld – the night sky over Lake Sidney Lanier will be aglow with another spectacular fireworks show at the Islands.
• Other July events include a performance by The Glow Band at the Big Beach Party at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. That same evening, Gloriana and Tyler Hilton step onto the new Peachtree Point stage to perform at 8 p.m. for the first installment of the Georgia’s Island Stage Concert Series.
For more information about each of the events mentioned above and to learn about future events at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, please visit http://www.lakelanierislands.com/
About Lake Lanier Islands Resort®: Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lake Lanier Islands Resort®. Situated less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on 1,500 pristine acres of forests, meadows and beaches, this luxury resort is quickly growing in size, scope and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats. The Resort’s crown jewel – Lake Sidney Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 miles of surface area and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge & Conference Center and Legacy Villas enhance the Resort’s broad assortment of accommodation choices and meeting sites – making it the ideal choice for corporate meetings and company retreats. Popular excursions like fun in the sun at the boardwalk-themed LanierWorld, outdoor concerts at the new Peachtree Point Amphitheater, zip lining through the trees with Lake Lanier Canopy Tours, horseback riding on a lakeside trail from the Equestrian Center, and renting a boat and ski equipment from Harbor Landing make the Resort a terrific choice for friends and families vacationing or “staycationing”