On Sunday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m., the Arts Council presents a double-bill concert featuring guitar duo Jazz Mountain and Men Macon Music men’s chorus at Franklin’s Town Square Gazebo. Guitarists Paul Savaiko and Ray Olson perform together as Jazz Mountain, playing material from “The Great American Songbook” through varied jazz mediums including swing, ballads, bossas and blues, with some contemporary and original tunes added to the mix. The award-winning Men Macon Music all male chorus, directed by Tom Fisher, boasts more than two dozen voices, and renders selections representing a broad spectrum of music, from show tunes to Americana to humorous numbers.
Attendees should bring a lawn chair. The gazebo is on the corner of Main and Iotla Streets, across from the Macon County Courthouse in downtown Franklin. In case of rain, the program will be rescheduled.
This event is sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County, with support from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. It is the first of a series of Sundays on the Square; the next installment is Sunday, Sept. 23, featuring Andrews Sisters-style harmonies performed by The McChoir Sisters. For more information contact the Arts Council, www.artscouncilofmacon.org or (828)524-7683.