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Music on the Lawn series makes comeback

Commercial Music and Jazz faculty members perform their first concert of the season
Photo by Riley Lehman
Commercial Music and Jazz faculty members performing an original piece on Sept. 14.

Faculty members of the Edward’s College of Humanities and Fine Arts were featured in the first Music on the Lawn showcase of the semester.  


The concert was held Sept. 14 on Prince Lawn. Admission to the series’ events are free and open to the Coastal Carolina University community and the public. 


Dale Cox, assistant professor of music in the Edwards College, sang “King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles.  


“I love performing with the faculty. They are such great musicians, so it’s really a privilege to get to perform with them,” Cox said.  


Music on the Lawn has big performances in the works, including guitarist and singer-songwriter Jacob Johnson who is set to perform a concert on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Johnson is an award-winning songwriter best known for his song, “Ferryboat Waltz.” 


A faculty member in the Commercial Music and Jazz Department, Cole Davis, performed “Please Baby Don’t” by Sérgio Mendes and John Legend. Other faculty members played a wide range of instruments including the trumpet, drums, saxophone and piano.  


From singing to playing instruments, there was a variety of performances in this showcase and listeners packed Prince Lawn to experience them. Faculty members, such as Davis, will get to perform more often in these concerts, some playing original pieces. 


“It’s like two or three times a month we’re performing,” Davis said.  


Audience members grabbed their blankets and chairs for comfortable viewing of these performances. Some students who were passing by this event stopped to watch.  


Several fans of jazz music were there including Niya Oliver, a freshman sustainability major.  


“I like the people, I like how there was a lot of different ages and people in the audience. I also liked the announcer. He was pretty cool,” Oliver said. “It’s really nice. I think everybody should come out and enjoy it once and a while.”  

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