Banks & Shane Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Concert at Peachtree Point Amphitheater at Lake Lanier Islands Resort®

Local Legends Make the Switch from Hosts to Headliners During Third Installment of the 2012 Georgia’s Island Stage Concert Series

Buford, GA, August 08, 2012 --( On August 18, Atlanta’s Entertainment Tradition takes the stage at Lake Lanier Islands’ Peachtree Point Amphitheater as a memorable part of the Georgia’s Island Stage Concert Series. Having played the role of hosts of this exciting summer concert extravaganza featuring such talents as rising stars of country, Gloriana and A1A’s Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show, Banks & Shane is primed and ready to do what they do best by entertaining the audience with their signature sound that has been 40 years in the making. Showcasing Banks & Shane classics – both old and new – the world-renowned band is expected to bring a high-energy concert to the beautifully renovated lakeside venue. Since 1972, the band mates of Banks & Shane have traveled across the grid making life-long friendships with their fans and performing unforgettable songs that take concert attendees all the way back to the Spring Breaks of their youth.

Grammy award-winning comedian and friend of the band, Jeff Foxworthy has said, “These guys are legends... I used to sneak in with a fake ID and see them play when I was 17 years old!" The five extraordinarily gifted musicians who make up Banks & Shane include: Banks Burgess, on banjo and guitar, Paul Shane on guitar and trombone, Chuck Shane on drums and bass, Jim Durand on Electric and acoustic guitars, and Dennis Law on drums. The band is occasionally joined by some of Atlanta’s most talented musicians to augment the distinct and beloved sound of Banks & Shane. Performing in venues from Munich and Frankfurt to Amsterdam and London, the band has represented the Atlanta Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Delta Airlines, and The Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association, while also donating their time and showmanship to numerous local charities.

Before Banks & Shane heads off into the sunset, Lake Lanier Islands Resort® invites music lovers to join the band for an unforgettable night of folk and Americana-influenced music in celebration of an impressive 40 years of exceptional talent and musicianship. The doors of Peachtree Point Amphitheater open at 7:00 p.m. for concessions, and the music starts at 8:00 p.m. Day of ticket sales begin at 6:00 p.m. at the door. To purchase tickets for this event in advance, visit For more information, contact Kate Davis at

The final performance of the Georgia’s Island Stage Concert Series features the Grammy Award- winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Saturday, September 15. To learn about future events taking place throughout Lake Lanier Islands Resort, please visit Music lovers should mark their calendars for the final two performances of Georgia’s Island Stage Concert Series, then come out and enjoy a very special collection of unsurpassed music-filled evenings with friends and family on beautiful Lake Sidney Lanier.

About Lake Lanier Islands Resort®: Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lake Lanier Islands Resort®. Situated less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on 1,500 pristine acres of forests, meadows and beaches, this luxury resort is quickly growing in size, scope and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats. The Resort’s crown jewel – Lake Sidney Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 miles of surface area and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge & Conference Center and Legacy Villas enhance the Resort’s broad assortment of accommodation choices and meeting sites – making it the ideal choice for corporate meetings and company retreats. Popular excursions like fun in the sun at the boardwalk-themed LanierWorld, outdoor concerts at the new Peachtree Point Amphitheater, zip lining through the trees with Lake Lanier Canopy Tours, horseback riding on a lakeside trail from the Equestrian Center, and renting a boat and ski equipment from Harbor Landing make the Resort a terrific choice for families vacationing or “staycationing” in the South. Tranquility – the Spa and the picturesque 18-hole course at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club are major draws for visitors looking to relax or play, and with more than 20 wedding venues to choose from, the Resort is rapidly gaining favor with brides- and grooms-to-be as a highly sought-after Destination Wedding site. Operated by Islands Management Company, LLC since 2005, Lake Lanier Islands Resort® is steadily securing a solid standing for their unique vision of the future of this luxury retreat, their unswerving dedication to the comfort and enjoyment of their guests, and their signature brand of Southern Hospitality. For more information, schedule a tee time, learn package details or make reservations, call (770) 945-8787 or visit Lake Lanier Islands’ website at
Lake Lanier Islands Resort
Kasie Bolling - Freelance Writer
Missy Burgess
Director of Islands Sales & Partnerships
Lake Lanier Islands Resort
7000 Lake Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
Phone: (770) 945-8787