The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee will present John Oates of the famed American rock duo, Hall & Oates, for the kick-off of the 2018 ‘Live at the Lake’’ concert series. The weekend of February 23 – 25 will be filled with classic Hall & Oates hits, new John Oates singles from his highly anticipated solo album, Arkansas, debuting in February, storytelling moments and southern fare.
Fans who book the ‘Live at the Lake: A Weekend with John Oates’ package will enjoy private one-of-a-kind experiences with Oates, along with all of the amenities, activities and culinary offerings and more that the lakeside resort has to offer.
The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with an intimate chat between Oates and his fans. Attendees will hear readings from his first book, Change of Seasons: A Memoir, as well as have the opportunity to ask him questions about his life and music. Guests will receive both the book and the album as gifts upon arrival in their luxurious lake view guest rooms, which they can have signed following the reception.
“I love doing songs and storyteller style shows that give folks a chance to dive deep into the imagination of a songwriter,” Oates said. “Doing a show in a beautiful resort living room setting gives me a chance to unwrap the creative process and the audience comes away with a deeper appreciation of where some of their most cherished musical memories came from’’
On Saturday, as guests are transported to the rustic Sandy Creek Barn for an evening of southern fare and music. Guests will receive a three-course dinner with wine pairings prepared by the resort’s expert chefs, before Oates takes the stage with his trio, and Grammy award winning Americana artist and friend Jim Lauderdale.
“Music is all about connecting… emotionally, spiritually and personally,” Oates said. “In my experience, performing live is when that moment of connection becomes real. In my career I’ve had the chance to play for hundreds of thousands of fans all over the world, and although the energy that comes from playing before a large audience is exciting, nothing can compare with actually relating to music lovers in an intimate setting. Eye-to-eye and person-to-person… that is where the real connection happens.”
The ‘Live at the Lake: A Weekend with John Oates’ package starts at $2,900 for a single guest and $3,500 for two guests, inclusive of tax and gratuities. In addition to the exclusive experiences with Oates, the packages also includes overnight accommodations in a Lake View guestroom, breakfast for two guests in Georgia’s each morning, and complimentary resort fee that covers valet parking, Wi-Fi, bikes, non-motorized lake recreation and more.
Situated on 30 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia’s Lake Oconee, the resort features access to 99 holes of golf designed by Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. The resorts also has 251 rooms; 27,600-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center; more than 19,000 square feet of expansive indoor meeting and pre-function spaces; the Sandy Creek Barn, a restored 1820s classic wood beam barn; fine low-country cuisine at Georgia’s, updated classics at Linger Longer Steakhouse, casual dining at Gaby’s by the Lake and lakefront Chiminea dining; and outdoor activities ranging from water biking, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding to wakeboarding and hiking.