The Telfair Museum of Art's final Jepson Live concert of the season - taking place in the Jepson Center, naturally - happens Thursday at 5 p.m. Vocalist Roger Moss, accompanied by Eric Jones, will perform Johnny Mercer tunes.
For $15, you can stroll the galleries to the strains of the estimable Mercer/Moss combo; food and drink will be for sale as well (it's a three-hour event). Museum members get in free.
June isn't exactly busting out all over at the Telfair, but the museum will be open for business as usual, with some pretty interesting stuff on the calendar.
The second annual Juneteenth celebration, as previously mentioned in this very column, begins June 15, 17 and 19 with the Reverend Andrew C. Marshall Walking Tour of historic buildings. Naomi Tutu speaks June 19 at Second African Baptist Church.
And, of course, the Telfair's Juneteenth Family Day event is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 20 at the Owens-Thomas House.
All Juneteenth events are free.
Not only that, the 1st Tabernacle Baptist Church Adult Choir is scheduled to sing at the Jepson Gospel Brunch June 21 in the acoustically-fabulous Eckberg Atrium.
Meanwhile, at the Telfair-owned Jepson Center for the Arts, the summer exhibition "Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography From Iran" opens today.
Organized by the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of Minnesota Department of Art, the exhibition includes 58 works of photography that use the medium for self-expression as opposed to documentary style. The exhibit includes two pieces that combine video installation with still photography.
"Persian Visions" runs through Aug. 31.
A Mighty Patriotic Wind
Music director Mark Johnson will lead the Savannah Winds - the city's premiere community ensemble - in a program of patriotic music June 28 at Armstrong Atlantic State University's recently-refurbished auditorium.
Tickets for the 3 p.m. concert, a longtime area favorite, are $12 advance, $14 at the door. Seniors, students, military and kids' tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door.
Call (912) 344-2556 to buy tickets or get your questions answered.
@ The iconic Col. Bruce Hampton returns to Savannah June 26 for a Live Wire Music Hall show, along with his Quark Alliance.
@ Coming July 28 to the Johnny Mercer Theatre: Neo-soul crooner Maxwell ("Fortunate," "Lifetime"). Tickets are $45-$85.
@ Two more upcoming shows to talk about at the Shoreline Ballroom on Hilton Head Island: Hank Williams III (July 5) and moe (July 21).
@ If you just gotta know, the 2009 Vans Warped Tour will be at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Charlotte July 23, and at Atlanta's Lakewood Amphitheatre July 28.