Live from Woodruff Park: Beverly Watkins

Past Dates & Times
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Woodruff Park
91 Peachtree St NW


Sponsored by Smooth Jazz 101.1, Live from Woodruff Park returns to Downtown’s central greenspace this May, where a weekly series of Wednesday night concerts will be held on the lawn in partnership with Atlanta Jazz Festival's 31 Days of Jazz program.

This week’s concert, hosted by Smooth Jazz personality Rene Miller and sports personality Sam Crenshaw, features Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, a phenomenon in the blues community, and saxophonist Chris Otts, who will open the set at 5:40.

Live from Woodruff Park is free and open to the community, with food and beverages available for purchase, in addition to the many nearby dining options that surround the park. The event series is family-friendly and open to all ages. Picnic baskets, blankets, and chairs are welcome. Opener bands begin at 5:40 p.m.; headliner bands begin at 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in becoming a Live from Woodruff Park vendor, click here for the vendor application.

Featured food trucks: Kajun Asian and Love at Wurst Sight

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About Beverly "Guitar" Watkins: For more than 60 years Beverly “Guitar” Watkins has been a phenomenon in the blues community. As one critic observes, “She sings and plays with enough of what it takes to make musicians half her age or younger consider alternative means of employment.” The Commerce, Georgia, native discovered music through her mother’s gramophone. She has toured internationally, and her reputation as a live performer is unmatched. As she observes, “When I get on stage, it’s electrifying. I light up and get into the crowd. That’s what I call ministering to the public.”

This event is made possible with support from Smooth Jazz 101.1, the official radio sponsor of Live from Woodruff Park.

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