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Rabun Music Festival Summer 2016 Season Opens with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Jun 07, 2016 05:20PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The Rabun County Music Festival Association has planned another season of great musical entertainment. The Rabun County Music Festival Summer Concert Series gets underway on June 19 with the annual “Special Performance” by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. A generous contribution from United Community Bank helps the Rabun County Music Festival Association board of directors bring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to Rabun County for the 13th consecutive season. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs more than 200 concerts each year for a combined audience of more than a half million in a full schedule of performances which also feature educational and community concerts such as ours in Rabun County.


Five concerts are scheduled throughout the summer:

Sunday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m. - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, July 10 at 4:00 p.m. - Paul Byrom, Irish tenor and former soloist with “Celtic Thunder”

Sunday, July 17 at 4:00 p.m. - Antsy McClain and the Troubs, singer, songwriter, and humorist

Sunday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. - Married to Broadway, audience favorites from Broadway shows

Sunday, August 14 at 4:00 p.m. - Emile Pandolfi, piano soloist and entertainer


All concerts are at the Rearden Theater Rabun Gap on the campus of Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in Rabun Gap, Georgia.


Tickets for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert are $35. Individual tickets for all other concerts are $25. Season tickets for all five concerts in the summer series are $120.


Tickets will be on sale at:

·       Rabun County Welcome Center

·       Macon County Chamber of Commerce - Franklin, NC

·       At the door/Rearden Theater on the day of the concert

·       Online at the website:


In addition to bringing top music professionals to our community, the Rabun County Music Festival Association is committed to providing scholarships to Rabun County seniors who wish to pursue their education in the visual or performing arts. The generous support of our benefactors and sponsors is vital to our ability to continue to bring high quality performers to Rabun County and to award more scholarships to deserving students.Ticket sales alone cannot sustain our mission. 

The Rabun County Music Festival Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. See their website and click “Donate”.

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