The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Coligny Plaza have joined their creatives forces to launch a free outdoor series of weekly jazz concerts, to held Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
The HHSO’s SoundWaves patio, at 7 Lagoon Road on Hilton Head Island, will serve as the stage, and Lagoon Road will be closed from Pope Avenue to the Piggly Wiggly parking lot entrance to create a safe environment for tourists, visitors and patrons who can bring a chair and enjoy some great music.
“Lee Lucier, COO of The Richardson Group, and I have been working on this idea for a long time,” said Alan Jordan, president and CEO of HHSO. “Our outdoor Holiday Pops concerts were a great success last November, and it got us thinking about a series that would create a ‘downtown’ feeling here at Coligny.”
The free concerts will be held at 8 p.m. each Tuesday through Aug. 17. The outdoor venue offers plenty of space for social distancing.
The “Jazz On The Patio series kicked off June 1 with the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, an 11-piece Southern style big band based in Savannah. The full six-concert series line-up includes:
June 15: Modern Daze Ensemble (Greg Whitaker)
June 29: Charlton Singleton Quartet (of Ranky Tanky)
July 20: Martin Lesch Band
Aug. 3: John Bracket Trio
Aug. 17: Eric Jones Trio
Audience members can bring chairs, grab an ice cream, candy, fudge, or a cold beverage and enjoy the music in the open-air acoustic chamber formed by the buildings on either side of Lagoon Road.
Lagoon Road will be closed from Pope Avenue to the Piggly Wiggly parking lot entrance from 6 to 10 p.m. on all concert evenings. Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will be on duty to guide cars to their desired destinations.
“We are so grateful to Coligny Plaza for teaming up with us and serving as our exclusive series sponsors,” Jordan said. “Their support makes it possible for us to offer these concerts free of charge.”
For more information, contact Jordan at 843-842-2055 or email@example.com.