About

The Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series was started in 1993 by Katie Lamar Smith, Jay Lamar and Mary Littleton. In March 1996, the series found a permanent home at the historic Unitarian Fellowship building in Auburn, Alabama. A not-for-profit, volunteer effort, the Sundilla series provides original, acoustic music in an intimate, gracious setting where it can be enjoyed by performers and listeners alike.

Sundilla’s mission and vision have remained unchanged since the very early days of the series.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series is a non-profit cultural organization, and a subordinate of the North American Folk Music and Dance Association, Inc. The mission of Sundilla is to bring professional touring musicians from outside of the area to Auburn, Alabama, and to present them to listeners in a smoke-free listening-room environment.

VISION STATEMENT

1.) Sundilla will become the premier venue for those who wish to hear performances by artists who would otherwise appear in larger cities such as Atlanta, GA or Birmingham, AL.

2.) Sundilla will strive to be a cultural ambassador, bringing a wide range of musical styles of the highest quality to audiences who might not otherwise have an opportunity to hear it.

3.) Sundilla will explore, celebrate and preserve our rich musical heritage from diverse cultures by presenting varied combinations of ensembles, instruments, and ethnic musical traditions.

4.) Sundilla will support and expand a broad base of music lovers, bringing beauty and harmony into our community.

5.) Sundilla will strive to be a catalyst for a vibrant arts community in Auburn and Opelika.

6.) Sundilla will build future audiences through educational programs and community outreach.

The Series operates year-round and typically hosts twelve concerts per year at the AUUF Fellowship Hall,located at 450 Thach Avenue in Auburn, AL. If you have any questions or comments about the Sundilla Series contact Bailey Jones.

Although Sundilla is not affiliated with any church or religion, it is deeply indebted to the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, without whose support it would not have been possible.

Coffee, water, tea and assorted foods are provided free at all concerts. Those attending are welcome to bring their own refreshments. Children are also welcome at Sundilla concerts, and those 12 and under are often admitted free of charge. Sundilla is a member of the North American Alliance for Folk Music and Dance and is recognized as an official not-for-profit organization.

 

The list of performers we have brought to Auburn is long and, we think, impressive!