Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to see the Arvin Scott Quartet at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m. (up to a $30 value).
Percussionist and one-man musical thunderstorm Dr. Arvin Scott headlines with his jazz quartet in this final performance of the season’s Sunflower Concert series. Winner of the 2000 Flagpole Athens Music Awards for Best World Music Performer, Strongest Supporter of the Music Scene, and Album of the Year, Dr. Scott has performed with Blue Note legend Mose Allison and Roy “Futureman” Wooten of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The curiously melodic percussionist and three fellow jamsmiths keep audiences snapping their fingers in an outdoor setting ideal for picnics or picnic-basket heists.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Besides unfurling more than 300 acres of arboreal beauty before the general public, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia embodies a living laboratory for university students and faculty. The majority of that land is in its natural condition and surrounds a central portion sporting manicured lawns and well-maintained gardens. About five miles of hiking trails traverse the emerald sanctuary, and garden tours help guests better understand their leafy neighbors.