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THE DETAILS
Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Bowl @ Sugar Hill | Founded 2014
5039 W. Broad Street, Sugar Hill, GA
 
Gates open promptly @ 4pm
First Artist hits stage promptly @ 5:30pm

 
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Headlining - Vivian Green and featuring:
  • Willie Bradley  (2021 Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year)
  • Gritz & Jelly Butter

Gen. Admission $55-$65; VIP starts at $250 
Private VIP Suites $700 (Will Go Fast!)

Free Parking.Food Trucks.Beverages.Vendors
Upscale event benefiting a great cause - scholarships
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ABOUT

 

After a short hiatus - Purple Rhapsody is back!

'Purple Rhapsody' is THE signature outdoor concert event in Gwinnett County, and it's taking place Saturday, September 17, 2022, 4:00 pm at the Bowl @ Sugar Hill. The event was born in 2014 as 'Jazz On The Green' and sought to bring the entertainment experience of both local and well-known artists to communities outside the perimeter. Postponed the last couple of years due to the pandemic, the event highlighted smooth tunes and mostly jazz musicians, combined with food, wine and the ambiance of music played under the stars.

 

In this seventh edition, we've rebranded the event - Purple Rhapsody. As interest has grown over the years, we've expanded the artist lineup to include multiple music genres, added more vendors and cultural exhibitors, and moved to one of the top outdoor venues in the Southeast - the Bowl @ Sugar Hill. 

Lastly, 'Purple Rhapsody' is about more than experiencing great music with great friends. Presented by See It Through Foundation of Gwinnett, 'Purple Rhapsody' is a key vehicle in funding the chapter's annual scholarship fund and endowment and its numerous philanthropic causes.  'Purple Rhapsody' is truly a musical and cultural experience for a great cause.  

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Jazz On The Green 2015

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2019 BLL Achievement Week & Scholarship Banquet

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2019 BLL Achievement Week & Scholarship Banquet

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2018 Overcomers House Christmas Giveaway

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WE ARE
Beta Lambda Lambda Chapter of   
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. &
See It Through Foundation of Gwinnett
 
Background

 

Beta Lambda Lambda was founded December 6, 2000 and is the lone chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity serving Gwinnett County and the adjacent communities.

See It Through Foundation (SITF), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, was founded in 2014 in Gwinnett, and was created to amplify the efforts of the local chapter and to formalize a programmatic approach to philanthropy and education expansion. SITF's vision and mission is to educate, expand and empower minds to strengthen lives and community, and to unite youth, adults and seniors to promote strong families and build successful communities.

Partnering together, the two organizations commit thousands of hours annually to community service and cause-based initiatives and have awarded over $150,000 in scholarships and philanthropic endeavors. 

 

ARTISTS

CLICK & GET TO KNOW OUR LINEUP

Purple Rhapsody 2019 boasts a powerful lineup of local and well-known artists. This year's offering has range and we stretch the limits of several genres - classic R&B, neo soul, jazz, old school funk - we've got you covered, music enthusiasts.

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International contemporary jazz recording artist and trumpeter, and for 2021 - Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year -  Willie Bradley has opened for/performed with the likes of Alex Bugnon, Marion Meadows, Ronnie Laws, Walter Beasley, Hiroshima, Nick Colionne, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Gerald Albright and Norman Brown to name a few...

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Artist, producer, entertainer, songwriter, dancer, pianist - need we say more? Vivian Green has been a force in the neo-soul terrain since her debut album, A Love Story in 2002. With crossover appeal, Vivian has spent time also on the dance charts, with #1's such as Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)...

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More than just a local cover bank, this Atlanta trio is recognized as one of the top soul/funk bands in the Southeast. Uniquely, if not affectionately, named Gritz & Jelly Butter, the band has a huge local following due to their engaging performance style and ability to connect with fans young and old...

 

VENUE

A WORLD-CLASS VENUE TO BRING IT ALL TOGETHER

CLICK & GET TO KNOW THE BOWL @ SUGAR HILL

Who knew something this special was sitting in our own backyard in Gwinnett County? The Bowl @ Sugar Hill is THE signature outdoor concert venue in Gwinnett County. The Bowl has been rated the #1 outdoor venue in metro Atlanta to enjoy a concert under the stars and is arguably among the best of its type in the Southeast. 

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The Bowl @ Sugar Hill | Sugar Hill, GA (Gwinnett County)

Constructed in 2014, the Bowl @ Sugar Hill is located in eclectic Downtown Sugar Hill. The concert experience at the amphitheater is truly unique and one you will not find anywhere else in the area.  The concert viewing area (inside the Bowl) has a seated capacity of 1,750, but holds significantly more standing room only. The plaza area for gathering and vendors holds up to 8,000... 

 

CONTACT US

CONTACTS FOR EVENT INFORMATION
Co-Chairman:
Chris Hankins
eventinfo@purplerhapsody.org | 678.230.4563
 
Co-Chairman:
Pierre Jean-Louis
eventinfo@purplerhapsody.org | 404.759.3426
Want to be a Sponsor:
Val Copeland of The Val Copeland Group, LLC
thevalcopelandgroup@gmail.com| 678.517.1045
 
Want to be a Vendor?
Oliver Banks
eventinfo@purplerhapsody.org | 404.313.1209
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