Music of the Movement: A Night of Jazz and Blues at Cummer

Where: The Cummer Museum
When: September 20 at 6pm
Tickets: Members $20, Non-members $25 (bring chairs and/or blankets), Table of 10 $400 (table and chairs provided)
Contact: (904)899-6038

In conjunction with the Civil Rights photography exhibit on loan from Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, The Cummer Museum is hosting a night of music inspired by that era in their historic Gardens: Music of the Movement–A Night of Jazz and Blues. Round up a group of friends, pack a picnic and your favorite beverage (yes, you can also bring in your own alcohol), and head down to the Museum for a lovely concert overlooking the St. Johns River. If you’re feeling lazy, let The Café at The Cummer handle your food needs by pre-ordering a delicious dinner that will be ready upon your arrival.

Doors open at 6pm, and you will be able to peruse the museum (included in your ticket price). Make sure you check out the A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement exhibit as well as the newly opened 20th Century Gallery, which highlights some amazing pieces from The Cummer’s permanent collection.

On stage catch Lawrence Buckner jamming with his Funky Butt Blues Band. Mr. Buckner has had the privilege of gracing the stage with The Doors, Journey, Styxx, and many other acts. Saturday, September 20th, he will be playing for a Garden full of music enthusiasts! Ed Cotten, who worked any odd job he could to raise money for his first Gibson guitar, will also be playing this special evening of music. Although Cotten retired from playing music full-time in 2005, he will be joining his band at The Cummer to play a mix of his American Roots Music style.

Relax, stretch out on the lawn, or settle into your chair (don’t forget to bring something to sit on), and enjoy an inspiring concert under the beautiful North Florida sky!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (904)899-6038

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