The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will host its First Annual Arts Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, August 6, 2016. The Zachary High School Jazz Band will open the evening with a selection of songs. The Sun Room, a jazz/funk/soul/R&B band comprised of Baton Rouge Magnet High students, will headline the evening. The Sun Room has played various venues including the Varsity, the Fire and Water Festival in Arnaudville, Louisiana, Ann Connelly Fine Arts, the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Lucy’s, Highland Coffees, and Atomic Pop Shop. A silent auction will help raise funds to support a scholarship for a graduating Zachary High student who is pursing the arts in college.
Created in 2014, Concerts at the Pointe makes quality performing arts easily accessible to the residents of Zachary and surrounding communities
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Michael McDowell has a musical upbringing as varied as Louisiana’s multicultural background.Though classically trained, he grew up listening to the piano stylings of Elton John and George Winston and began composing for piano before he was a teenager. Now he defines his unique style as “classical-contemporary crossover”. Drawing from the rhythmic syncopations of modern music and complex harmonic and melodic contours of Baroque and Classical composers, each piece McDowell performs is a virtuosic gumbo seasoned with his own distinctive touch and flare- an approach that has earned him a considerable following.
McDowell has performed at the Shaw Center in solo and with an orchestra. You will be enthralled by his showmanship and his artistry.