Sounds of life
by Sally Litchfield
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To kick off the inaugural Sound of Life concert series, Life University students and employees are anxious for the first show at the campus amphitheater on Aug. 21. Front row, from left: Benjamin Hoeflinger and his wife Sirena, Courtney Manning and Meghan Hardison. Back row from left, are Ryanne Shea, Chris Brink, Kayla Santangelo and her husband, T.J. <br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
To kick off the inaugural Sound of Life concert series, Life University students and employees are anxious for the first show at the campus amphitheater on Aug. 21. Front row, from left: Benjamin Hoeflinger and his wife Sirena, Courtney Manning and Meghan Hardison. Back row from left, are Ryanne Shea, Chris Brink, Kayla Santangelo and her husband, T.J.
Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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Ryanne Shea and Chris Brink, both students at Life University, enjoy a Pup Truck sausage with all the fixing. They are planning to bring their blankets and appetites to the inaugural Sounds of Life concert series.
Ryanne Shea and Chris Brink, both students at Life University, enjoy a Pup Truck sausage with all the fixing. They are planning to bring their blankets and appetites to the inaugural Sounds of Life concert series.
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Courtney Manning and Maryclaire Andres order hot dogs from Allan Makarewicz at The Pup Truck at Life University. The Pup Truck and other vendors will provide food for visitors of the Life University concert series.
Courtney Manning and Maryclaire Andres order hot dogs from Allan Makarewicz at The Pup Truck at Life University. The Pup Truck and other vendors will provide food for visitors of the Life University concert series.
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Enjoy the new Sounds of Life Concert Series, a collection of three unique concerts in the Life University outdoor amphitheater, Lyceum Park. The series kicks off Aug. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or buy a reserved seat to this Thursday night monthly concert series.

The first concert features the young Atlanta alpha girl, Riley, with Tui Osborne, one of Life U’s rugby coaches who plays locally. The second on Sept. 11 features Southern rockers Bama Gamblers with Lauren Saint Jane. Seven Handle Circus with Fools Mosaic headlines the final concert on Oct. 30. All concerts are from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Select companies and specialty food trucks will participate in the series and will offer dinner or picnic options. Red Hare Brewery will have a VIP Beer Garden complete with appetizers and more. In addition, options are available for reserving a VIP Cabana for select sponsors and individuals.

Music promotes a healthy Lifestyle.

“Life is committed to the idea of vital health and that includes expressing health in six facets of our lives: Physical, emotional, environmental, intellectual, spiritual, and social. We think live music in a community setting expresses (and enhances) health in all those areas — in addition to the fact that concerts are just fun,” said Cynthia Boyd, vice president for enrollment and marketing. She has worked with the university in various capacities for 19 years.

The concert series is an opportunity for the community to learn more about Life.

“The concert series will bring the community onto the campus to enjoy just how beautiful it is — with summer evenings of music, fun, food and friends. We’d like people to know that we have grown into a university that offers 12 undergraduate degrees and four graduate degrees as well as our Doctor of Chiropractic degree. We want to increase awareness of what Life U has to offer not only in the way of programs, but also as a vibrant, healthy place for students and families to visit and enjoy,” said Boyd, a Marietta resident.

“Our amphitheater — in Lyceum Park, right out in front of our Administration Building — is perfect for music concerts, with beautiful grounds, reflecting pools and fountains to enjoy. As for the music, the bands will have wide appeal across several genres. And, this is what’s most fun about them: they’re all up-and-coming local artists who are poised to hit it big in the music industry. A few years from now, people who attend the Sounds of Life Concert Series will be able to say, ‘I knew them when,’” Boyd said.

The community should support the event.

“Life University is a strong community pillar. We host and sponsor several events a year for local non-profits, and our faculty, staff and students volunteer for a multitude of community events, in addition to the community events we coordinate. … We give, do, love and serve out a sense of abundance. We understand that when we share with others, we enrich our own lives. We want to share our beautiful campus with the community,” she said.

For more information and purchase tickets starting at $10, visit LIFE.edu/SoundsofLIFE. Life University is at 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta.

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