Unplugged Presents Andy Offutt Irwin on May 20th!
Once a month, Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, a beautiful not-for-profit park right in Johns Creek, makes a magical transformation into a beautiful concert setting, to host our Unplugged series, featuring offering intimate concerts inside the (air conditioned) Old Warsaw Church by some of the Atlanta area’s finest musicians. Gorgeous park setting, an intimate, candlelit concert environment, wonderful acoustics and a chance to make a difference by helping to support this beautiful place that is Autrey Mill- come on out!
Andy Offutt Irwin is an American storyteller, arts educator, singer-songwriter and humorist. Born and raised in Covington, Georgia, a small town outside of Atlanta, Irwin began his career in 1984 with an improvisa-tional comedy troupe at Walt Disney World. After five years he shifted to performing as a singer-songwriter, touring the Southeast. In the mid-1990s, Irwin branched into performances for children and since then has appeared in hundreds of schools (from preschools to colleges) and countless public libraries.
Irwin continued to perform as a singer-songwriter and added storytelling to these performances, usually telling one story during a show. In 2004, he decided to pursue storytelling as a career and quickly achieved national prominence. Irwin now appears regularly in storytelling festivals across the United States. He has released several albums which feature stories, songs or whistling and has collected numerous awards for these albums. In 2013, Irwin received the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network.
In addition to performing, Irwin worked as an artist-in-residence at Oxford College of Emory University and Georgia College for fifteen years. During that time he directed several plays, conducted acting workshops and served as an acting coach. Irwin was also featured as storyteller and host of the program Evening Star on public radio. Currently, Irwin divides his time between storytelling festivals and children’s performances
Ticket are $18 or $14 for Autrey Mill Members! At the door on Saturday tickets are $20, or $16 for Autrey Mill members. Seats are limited, so please purchase your tickets early.
The festivities begin at 7PM with a pre-show social gathering in the Summerour House,with light refreshments, then walk next door to the Old Warsaw Church for the concert at 8PM. The church doors open at 7:30.