Savannah Philharmonic Announces New Partnership with Enmarket for Tenth Anniversary Picnic in the Park

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Savannah Philharmonic Announces New Partnership with Enmarket for Tenth Anniversary Picnic in the Park

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Philharmonicannounces a new presenting sponsor for Savannah’s largest outdoor cultural event, Picnic in the Park. Enmarketis already a loyal supporter of the Philharmonicand this new partnership will ensure that the tenth-anniversary Picnic in the Park will be a truly remarkable highlight of the season.

Savannah Philharmonic

This year, Savannah’s annual tradition in historic Forsyth Park is slated for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, and around 20,000 people are expected to enjoy this year’s festivities, which are free and open to the public.

Brett Giesick, President of Enmarket, said, “Enmarketis delighted to be the presenting sponsor of Picnic in the Park in 2018. Our company is deeply rooted and vested in the Savannah community and we have supported music, education and cultural arts for many years. And for us, the opportunity to help the Philharmonicpresent with this community-wide epic event aligns with our mission to give back.”

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In 2015, in partnership with the City of Savannah, Savannah Philharmonicproudly adopted the development, production and fulfillment of Picnic in the Park in support of their mission.

This dynamic event gives the organization an opportunity to inform, instruct and enrich the community through orchestral music and to increase community awareness and appreciation for the arts. This event gives area schools students who participate in their Orchestra Lab educational programs the opportunity to perform on stage, in a live professional environment, while family and friends watch-on.

In addition, their long-standing partnership with 3 rd Infantry Division, provide performances by the U.S. Army Band, Color Guard and Salute Battalion. And traditionally, the Savannah PhilharmonicOrchestra takes center stage at 7:00 pm! No, doubt, the 2018 event, which is free and open to the public, will once again provide great camaraderie and live music for all to enjoy.

Terri O’Neil, Executive Director commented, “We could not be more appreciative to Enmarket for this valuable partnership. Their loyal and generous support strongly demonstrates our shared commitment to giving back to the citizens of Savannah.”

Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 122 stores and 14 quick serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. For more information about Enmarket, visit www.enmarket.com

The Savannah Philharmonicaims to be regarded as one of the most dynamic and engaging
orchestral and choral groups in the U.S. and serves as an essential musical, educational,
cultural, and economic asset to the city of Savannah. The organization informs, instructs and enriches the community through orchestral and choral performances while promoting and increasing community knowledge and appreciation of the arts. For more information about the Savannah Philharmonic, please visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org.

Get your Greek On at Savannah’s 66th Annual Greek Festival

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Get your Greek On at Savannah’s 66th Annual Greek Festival
Celebration of Greek food, music and heritage to be held October 6-8 (online pre-ordered lunch pick-ups available Oct. 4-5)

(SAVANNAH, GA) A Savannah tradition since 1950, the Annual Greek Festival, will be held Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at the St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. 66th annual celebration will feature homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours.

“There’s no experience required to get your Greek on,” said Tommy Danos, one of the 2016 Savannah Greek Festival chairs. “Our three-day event attracts thousands of visitors, who come out each year to enjoy the food, music, dancing and atmosphere of the Greek culture. Whether this is your 66th year or your first time here, we welcome you. This year we will also have a pre-festival offering of pick up lunches Tuesday and Wednesday 11 to 2 p.m. with online ordering.”

Hosted in St. Paul’s Hellenic Center at 14 West Anderson St., the festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Admission is free until 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday with a requested $2 donation after 4 p.m. There is also a requested $2 donation all day Saturday. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Live Greek music will be provided all day, every day, by “Orkistra Mikrasiatiki” along with dancing and performances by various dance troupes. Festival attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church and see the interior of one of Savannah’s most unique structures, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, which is newly renovated and more beautiful than ever. Guided tours will be held throughout the three days of the festival.

For many, the highlight of the celebration is sampling a variety of homemade Greek dishes. Mouthwatering favorites include spanakopita (Spinach with feta cheese and herbs baked in layers of filo), Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages), gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread), and Greek salads. A delectable assortment of Greek pastries also tempt the eye and please the palate from diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup) to kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar) and baklava, the traditional treat of pecans and spices baked in layers of filo.

Starting Monday, October 3, advance orders may be placed online for pick-up. Please order at savannahgreekfest.com or call 912-236-8256. For more information, visit savannahgreekfest.com.

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MORE ABOUT SAVANNAH’S GREEK FESTIVAL
Get ready to get your Greek on. No experience required. A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, is held annually in October at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The celebration features homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit https://www.savannahgreekfest.com/ or call 912-236-8256. Follow the Greek Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SavannahGreekFest and Twitter at @SavGreekFest.

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Savannah Mall Highlighted Local Stores and Performers During New Second Saturday Celebrations

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Mike Perry (LEFT) and Gordon Perry (RIGHT) perform at The Savannah Mall’s “Second Saturday of the Month” celebration.

Mike Perry (LEFT) and Gordon Perry (RIGHT) perform at The Savannah Mall’s “Second Saturday of the Month” celebration.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall held the new Second Saturday of the Month Celebration, featuring home grown retailers and local talent. The event featured local entertainment from The Perry Brothers and Savannah Steve in Center Court.

“Our one-of-a-kind, locally owned and operated retailers set us apart from other shopping centers in Savannah and we want to honor their uniqueness,” said Savannah Mall Marketing Manager Becky Orsi. “Our shops are 49 percent owned by individuals who live in the Savannah community and have a vested interest in the area’s future.”

G.E. Perry of The Perry Brothers was born in Albany Ga. but grew up in Savannah, Ga. He has been in the music scene since 1965, and has shared the stage with plays like Leon Tinsley Ellis, Leon Russell, Ted Nugent, Sam the Sham, Dru Lombar, The Kingston Trio, The Platters, The Coasters, Indie Arie, Mike Pinero, Mark Chestnut, Lonestar and Shelley Wright.

Savannah Steve is a talented musician, having performed keyboards, guitar and vocals with several professional bands in the New York tri-state region since 1976. Around 1990, Stephen decided he’d had enough of New York and came down south. Now, after 20 years of dedicated service, Savannah Steve has become known for his breezy live renditions of Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Beach Boys and Sinatra.

Second Saturday will continue every month. For more information, visit www.savannahmall.com.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli, Sarah Janes Kitchen and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nuts About Savannah. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

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The Savannah Mall Holds Performances from America’s Got Talent Stars Emil and Dariel Rock Cellos

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall hosted America’s Got Talent Stars, Emil and Dariel Rock Cellos, for a rare public performance. YouTube Superstar drummer Casey Cooper also joined the rock duo at Savannah Mall’s Center Court. Both performances were free and open to the public.

The teenage rock cello sensation gained worldwide exposure on the NBC-TV Nationally syndicated program America’s Got Talent (AGT) in 2014. Their live performance of “Purple Haze” on AGT went viral and garnered over 3 million views on YouTube. The boys finished as finalists and became a part of AGT live shows in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.

The brothers just released their debut self-titled album which is now available on iTunes and features many high profile guest vocalists.

Since the age of 4, Emil and Dariel have been playing the cello and continue to explore new and undiscovered techniques for this string instrument. Their long hours of rehearsal have been under the strict guidance of their grandfather who instilled hard work, dedication and passion in the pursuit of their musical career. The teens credit their success to their grandfather, also an accomplished cellist, along with years of disciplined commitment to their craft.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Marks & Morgan Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-a, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café and Subway. American Deli to open soon. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nutty Bavarian. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi-Faircloth, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsib@urbanretail.com  . For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

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Becky Orsi-Faircloth
Marketing/Specialty Leasing Manager
912.927.9663
orsib@urbanretail.com

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Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Performances from America’s Got Talent Stars Emil and Dariel Rock Cellos

America’s Got Talent Stars Emil and Dariel Rock Cellos Playing at Savannah Mall

America’s Got Talent Stars Emil and Dariel Rock Cellos at Savannah Mall