EG Kight to kick off Beaches Museum’s Chapel Concert Series


EG Kight, the Jon Stickley Trio and singer/songwriter James Armstrong are among the artists who will perform as part of the Beaches Museum & History Park’s upcoming fall Chapel Concert series.The fall concert schedule includes returning favorites and artists new to the series who will join the ranks of the Grammy award winners and internationally acclaimed artists who have been part of the Beaches Museum Chapel Concert Series.

On Thursday, Sept. 29, EG Kight will return to open the series. The 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award recipient is a Taylor-sponsored guitarist who blends the sounds of Phoebe Snow, Bonnie Rait and Wynonna.

On Monday, Oct. 17, the Jon Stickley Trio will take the stage with roots in gypsy-jazz, bluegrass and hip-hop, combining Jon Stickley’s flatpicking guitar with the melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on the drums.

Guitarist, singer and songwriter James Armstrong will perform on Monday, Nov. 14. The Los Angeles native’s resume includes work alongside Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Keb Ma, Chaka Khan, Coco Montoya, Charlie Musselwhite and Ricki Lee Jones.

The concert series will conclude Monday, Dec. 19 with two shows for a “Celtic Christmas,” with a performance by returning artists Ed Miller, Jill Chambless and Don Penzien. The trio will perform with a mixture of Miller’s vocals and guitar, Chambless’ vocals, flute and whistle and Penzien’s guitar, bodhran and vocals in an evening of Celtic songs and tales. The performances will be held at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

At its historic 1880s Beaches Museum Chapel venue, the concert series has featured such notable musicians as Grammy Award winner Jim Lauderdale, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead, Jacksonville-native Noel Freidline and several other award-winning musicians graced its stage in the first two years of the series alone.

“The artists rave about the unique venue and acoustics while the audience enjoys a smaller setting creating a personal and intimate experience at each show,” said Tim Ellis, chairman of the Chapel Concert Series Committee. “It’s a magical combination for everyone involved.”

Ellis credits the volunteer committee, including John Miller, Sam Veal, Terry Dixon and many other music lovers, for drawing in the talent and making the Chapel Concerts a staple of the beaches music scene.

The Beaches Museum and History Park is offering a series package deal for all four concerts at the cost of $70. Series pricing is available until the first concert Sept. 29. Individual tickets are available for $20 in advance and $25 on the day of each show.

“With such great talent in a relatively small venue, these concerts consistently sellout,” said Ellis. “It’s a great problem to have, but we want as many people as possible to experience these concerts. We know they won't be disappointed!”  

For tickets or more information, visit or contact the museum at (904) 241-5657.