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Live Outdoor Entertainment Series and Fireworks Spectacular Throughout the Summer Season for Resort Guests

GREENSBORO, GA -- (Marketwired) -- Apr 26, 2016 -- It's all happening on the shores of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee now that the summer has arrived. The 'Live at the Lake' concert series will be in full swing during select weekends from May through September. Summertime in Georgia is the ultimate outdoor season to kick back and relax on the grass with a variety of music ranging from traditional classics, R'n'B, soul or more contemporary jams, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for at some point in the season.

Live at the Lake Summer Concert Series and Fireworks
A collection of regional musical talent will headline the summer series with a variety of live shows in the Georgia luxury resort's back-yard overlooking beautiful Lake Oconee.

"Our guests spoke and we listened. 'Live at the Lake' returns to The Ritz-Carlton. Our summer concert series and accompanying expanded cultural series of events marks the start of the fun-filled summer season at the resort," said Ralph Vick, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. "Summertime at Lake Oconee is truly spectacular and we want to ensure that each of our guests create lifelong memories during their visit. Our summer concerts, fireworks and cultural series add a flavor of the destination that we have a unique venue to host."

The summer concert series will begin on Sunday, May 29, on select Sundays concluding on September 4. As a new and exciting addition this year, all concerts will be followed by a beautiful fireworks display. The 'Live at the Lake' Summer Concerts and fireworks are exclusively open to hotel guests. Guests may attend the concert series on the lakeside lawn in the evenings on the following dates:

Sunday, May 29, 2016 (Memorial Day Weekend) - Featuring 3 1/2 Men performing classic melodies and pop standards.
Sunday, June 19 2016 - Featuring Sixty Four, a southeast acclaimed Beatles cover band.
Sunday, July 3 (Independence Day Weekend) - Featuring Pete Mayer, a member of Jimmy Buffett's touring band, performing classic summer songs.
Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Featuring Cissy Crutcher performing soul and R&B sounds.
Sunday, July 31 2016 - Featuring Jason Eskridge of Zac Brown Band performing R&B and pop standards
Sunday, August 14 2016 - Featuring Jackson Wells performing soul and pop
Sunday, September 4, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend) - Featuring Pop Rox performing hits from the 70s decade through today

Curated Weekend Events and Packages
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee will also celebrate the series with two exclusive 'Live at the Lake' Cultural events.

In partnership with Garden & Gun magazine, the Georgia luxury resort will host an exclusive weekend package and getaway, celebrating the best of food, drink, and music in the South. The weekend package will be offered September 23-25, 2016, and will include access to chefs and the publication's editors, a private bluegrass and barbecue event featuring pit-master John Lewis of Charleston, S.C., culinary demos inspired by the magazine's latest cookbook, and a bourbon master class. This is a weekend experience filled with live music, culinary excellence, fireworks, and much more. Pricing for the package starts at $3,300 per couple.

Plans are underway for the second annual Extraordinary Weekend of Creative Collaboration with Amy Grant and Friends. This unique and highly-coveted package will feature creative workshops hosted by Amy and friends, dinner and a private concert at Sandy Creek Barn. The Amy Grant and Friends package will be offered from October 27-30, 2016.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is located just 75 miles from Atlanta and offers 30 scenic acres to enjoy and explore. For more information about meeting spaces, spa offerings and overnight packages, please visit Please call 706.467.0600 for more details on the Live at the Lake Concerts and Events.

About The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

An AAA Five Diamond resort, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is known for its meticulous Ritz-Carlton service enhanced by an abundance of gracious Southern hospitality. Situated on 30 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia's Lake Oconee, the resort features access to 99 holes of championship golf designed by Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. Additional highlights include: 251 newly refurbished rooms with resort and lake views; a newly-enhanced 27,600-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center; more than 18,000 square feet of recently-renovated meeting space including expansive indoor meeting and pre-function spaces; the Sandy Creek Barn, a restored 1820s classic wood beam barn; fine low-country cuisine at Georgia's Bistro, updated classics at Linger Longer Steakhouse, casual dining at Gaby's by the Lake and lakefront Chiminea dining; and outdoor activities ranging from fishing, swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding to horseback riding and hiking. For more information and reservations, please call toll-free (800) 826-1945, (706) 467-0600 or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 91 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

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