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Jazz on the Lawn: Joey Sommerville

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is excited to partner with Fidelity Bank with support from Epps Aviation and bring back Jazz on the Lawn outdoor concert series, starting August 23! Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s finest performers in one of it’s most historic venues.

Jazz on the Lawn is a great way to spend time with friends, unwind, and listen to an evening of live music. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts surrounded by the natural beauty of the Callanwolde Amphitheater.

Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Concerts begin at 7:30 PM.

Concerts conclude at 9:30 PM.

Joey “Papa J” Sommerville
Welcome to the World of Papa J. On a cold night way back in 2015, an iconic contemporary-jazz trumpet player named Joey Sommerville started to peel back yet another layer of his Being and Artistry. It was a homecoming, as the years spent with B.B. King protoge Big Joe Burrell and working with the mega-band Phish mingled with the contemporary jazz years, while always including the early influences of Rock, R&B, Gospel, and Classic Blues. It was time to say something Bigger, something New, something authentic to the moment. Out of this creative primordial soup, Papa J was born.

Series Schedule

August 23 – Joe Gransden & Robin Lattimore

September 6 – Eddie Lopez & Orquesta MaCuba (Latin Night)

September 20 – Bob Baldwin

October 4 – Joey Sommerville

October 11 – Joe Gransden & Francine Reed

Season Tickets Now Available!


Parking is free and on-site for VIP Table guests and on a first come, first serve basis for General Admission guests. Additional parking is available across the street at Metro City Church (999 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306).

Food and Drink

Outside food and beverages are allowed at Jazz on the Lawn. We will have a cash bar on-site (serving beer, wine, water, snacks, and soft drinks). There will be food for sale provided by Fox Bros BBQ.

Ticket Information

General Admission: Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the show from the lawn surrounding Callanwolde’s amphitheater. Chairs are not provided. Seating is unassigned- come early and claim the best spot!

Tickets will be sold at the door for $30. Credit or debit card only.

VIP Tables: Enjoy the show in style at a VIP Table for you and your party. We provide the tables and chairs. Tables are located on the first few tiers of Callanwolde’s amphitheater- the best seats in the house!

VIP Ticketholders: Check in with our usher at the Amphitheater for your table number. Tables will be held under the name of purchaser.

These concerts will be held rain or shine!