September 29, 2017

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Pops in the Park Benefits VSU Music Scholarships

Dr. Sarah Libba Willcox, a faculty member in the Department of Art and Design at VSU, paints a drumhead for the Pops in the Park auction. Proceeds from the sale of these original works of art will benefit scholarships for art and music students. 

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Pops in the Park attendees will have an opportunity to bid on a collection of original, painted drumheads, including this VSU-inspired one.

Dante Flowers
Special guest Danté Flowers will perform during Pops in the Park. 

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University’s Music Scholarship Alliance will host Pops in the Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5. General admission tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for students, senior citizens, and military personnel; and free for children ages 12 and under.

Pops in the Park will feature entertaining performances by the Steel Drum Band, The Spotlighters, and faculty and student jazz ensembles, all from VSU, as well as special guest Danté Flowers on piano.

Flowers is owner and chief executive officer of Enhanced Sound Music Group LLC, where he has inspired people of all ages through musical education, production, and entertainment since 2015. He believes learning music is a life-long journey, one that should be shared with others. His passion to share and teach music has allowed him to provide these services to the Valdosta area and across the Peach State. He has taught in the Tift County and Dougherty County school systems, shared the stage with several renowned artists, and worked as a studio musician. He recently published his first musical work, “Smile,” and is working to release his first jazz single and album. He graduated from VSU with a Bachelor of Music in music performance 2007.

Pops in the Park attendees will have an opportunity to bid on a collection of original, painted drumheads provided by VSU’s Department of Art and Design. These unique works of art will be available for viewing throughout the evening.

Proceeds from Pops in the Park will benefit scholarships for students studying in the Department of Music and the Department of Art and Design at VSU.

Pops in the Park attendees are welcome to bring their outdoor folding chairs, picnic dinners, and blankets and enjoy an evening of musical performances at the Fine Arts Building Amphitheatre. Tables for up to eight can be reserved for $150.

Call the College of the Arts Outreach Office at (229) 333-2150 to purchase tickets or make a table reservation. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Call (229) 333-5804 for more information.

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