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Posted on: August 20, 2019

City of Gulf Shores announces 2019 Sunset Series at Gulf Place

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The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the 2019 Sunset Series, coming to Gulf Place Town Green and Public Beach. The 2019 Sunset Series will consist of four events on the following dates: September 5, September 12, September 19 and September 26.

The 2019 Sunset Series will kick off on September 5 with a movie screening of Aquaman, rated PG-13. Residents and visitors are invited to bring a blanket, lawn chair, snacks and cooler and join us for a movie under the stars right beside our beautiful beach front.

“The Trio”, featuring Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley and Larry Cordle, will take the stage on September 12 as a preview to the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. Carl Jackson has recorded hundreds of songs with sales in excess of 40 million units. Jackson has been inducted into the Mississippi Musician’s Hall of Fame and has been honored by the state with an official Country Music Trail Marker in his hometown of Louisville. Jerry Salley, referred to by Billboard Magazine as “one of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths,” has had an incredibly successful songwriting career. Salley has had over 450 songs recorded in his multi-award winning career. To date Salley’s songs have sold in excess of 15.5 million records worldwide and internationally he has penned no less than seven (7) #1 Country hits in Australia. Larry Cordle is a Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member, whose career has seen him garner a number of awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association including the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America 2018 Songwriter of the Year and several Grammy nominations. Cordle’s songs have appeared on projects that have to date sold a combined total of more than 55 million records.

On September 19, Jimmy Lumpkin will belt out sublime sounds that are altogether his own. Straight out of a log cabin in South Alabama, Lumpkin is a singer/songwriter and guitarist with an intoxicating voice and a stirring union of Rock & Soul, Folk-Blues and the flare of a long-remembered era of old Country music. With the voice of a 100-year-old angel from the delta, the soul found in Lumpkin’s music is like no other. Music from a point of view you have never heard before. In the likes of Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, The Black Keys, and Otis Redding, the Jimmy Lumpkin Band plays an eclectic blend of soulful roots rock and Americana.

Florida-based artist John Hart will wrap up the 2019 Sunset Series on September 26. Hart is an acclaimed guitar player all along the East Coast and Gulf Coast. Leading up to his creation of John Hart Project, John spent a few years touring the East Coast with the prominent Sauce Boss. The warm, rich tones of John’s classical guitar playing approach brings an exciting and fresh presence to his live show, while his unique weaving of finger picking and blues influence brings a flavor to the sound like no other. Revered as a young man beyond his time, John’s influences come from a mix of blues legends such as Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Albert Collins, to rock legends Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman to modern monsters such as Derek Trucks and John Mayer. His latest record, “Frisson”, shines an entirely new light on the depths of his creativity and his reach.

“We are excited to add the Sunset Series to our list of special events for 2019,” Brigette Reynolds, City of Gulf Shores Programs & Events Manager, said. “Our City has put so much effort into making Gulf Place Public Beach a beautiful and relaxing spot for our residents and visitors. We are excited to mix that beauty with free entertainment for everyone to come out and enjoy.”

All Sunset Series events will begin at 6 p.m. at Gulf Place Town Green and Public Beach. Admission is free to the public.

For more information regarding the 2019 Sunset Series and each of these artists, contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1171 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/sunsetseries.  

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