Eric Essix’s Jazz Escape
Labor Day Weekend
August 29-31, 2014

The Eric Essix Jazz Escape at the Renaissance Ross Bridge, is the first event of its kind in this region to be hosted by a world class golf resort and spa. It’s a weekend getaway that offers an intimate jazz concert experience in a secluded, lush woodland environment that is still only minutes from the airport, city center, shopping, attractions and great restaurants. For residents of Birmingham and surrounding areas, the Renaissance at Ross Bridge is the perfect getaway that’s not far away…making Eric’s Jazz Escape the ultimate “stay-cation”!

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Event Notes

Venue:

Main Stage concerts are on the terrace of the hotel, which is outdoors but will be covered by a 6000 sq. foot structured tent. All other events are indoors.

Attire Recommendations:

There is no dress code for the Escape. But because there have been so many inquiries, here are some suggestions.
Saturday Night – “Dressy” Casual
Sunday – Relaxed Casual

Seating:

Theater style arrangement. Seating is provided.
First come, first served for General Admission.
VIP seating is reserved.
Please check in at the Tickets/Will Call table to receive admission credentials which are good for all events (except the Jazz Brunch).

Jazz Brunch Tickets:

Escape guests not staying at the Renaissance Ross Bridge can e-mail sales@rossbridgeresort.com to pre-pay for Jazz Brunch tickets.
Tickets can also be purchased in the hotel lobby from 8:30am – 11am on Sunday, August 31.

Shopping Crawl:

Please send an email request to participate in the Shopping Crawl to info@jazzescape.com before August 25, 2014. Seating is VERY limited.

Food & Beverages:

The Renaissance Ross Bridge is providing Cash Bars and food for purchase during the event. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

Event Schedule

Friday, August 29

Escape Mix & Mingle
Featuring Roman Street
JT’s Lounge in Hotel Lobby 5pm – 7pm

Saturday, August 30

Shopping Crawl
Motor coach leaves the front entrance to the hotel @ 9:45am
Returns to the hotel @ 4pm

Brian Culbertson in Concert
Main Stage @ 8pm (Gates open @ 7pm)
(Main Stage is located on the Terrace of the hotel)

Jazz Escape After Party
Featuring Kelley O’Neal with the KAYO Band
Renaissance Grand Ballroom @ 9:45pm

Sunday, August 31

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Featuring The Chad Fisher Group
Renaissance Grand Ballroom from 9am – 11am
(Complimentary for Escape guests staying at the Renaissance)

Escape guests not staying at the Renaissance Ross Bridge can e-mail sales@rossbridgeresort.com to pre-pay for Jazz Brunch tickets.
Tickets can also be purchased in the hotel lobby from 8:30am – 11am on Sunday, August 31.

Buffet in Brock’s Restaurant
Open for food and beverage purchases from 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Jazz Escape VIP Lounge (VIP Ticket Holders Only)
Renaissance Grand Ballroom for 2pm – 4:30pm

Eric Essix’s Jazz Escape Presents…
Gates Open @ 2pm
Main Stage

Frank McComb – 3pm

Eric Essix Trio Project – 4pm

“Ladies Only” – 5:30pm
Featuring Kim Scott, Tracy Hamlin, Karen Briggs

Rick Braun – 7:30pm