Saugatuck Center for the Arts goes a little country with next featured artist

The Babbas perform July 25.
The Babbas perform July 25.

The Babbas, a Nashville-based jazz duo, will be performing at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts on July 25 at 8 p.m. as part of the Summer in the Studio concert series. Tickets are $15 each and are available online at or at 269-857-2399.


The duo, made up of vocalist Annie Sellick and versatile guitar player Pat Bergeson, are well known for their jazz-based ensembles. However, their music draws on many different styles and features acoustic guitars, harmonicas and some percussion.


Sellick is a highly regarded Nashville-native who enjoyed stardom in her hometown and across the world. She has toured nationally and internationally and has recorded with many notable artists including Joey DeFrancesco, Bela Fleck, and Mark O’Connor.


Bergeson moved to Nashville and has performed alongside Chet Atkins, The Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton, and Waylon Jennings. While in Nashville, Bergeson recorded with other chart-topping artists including Lyle Lovett and Wynonna Judd.


“I love our Summer in the Studio concerts for their intimacy. Annie’s voice has the power to move people – I know concert goers will be knocked out!” said Saugatuck Center for the Arts Executive Director Kristin Armstrong. “Together Annie and Pat really create jazz magic.”


The Summer in the Studio series rounds out with two-time Grammy nominee Matthew Santos, and perfectly blended vocals and guitar playing with Drive South. More information can be found at or call 269-857-2399.


The performance is part of the Summer in the Studio Concert Series sponsored by Carol and Greg Josefowicz. The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is at 400 Culver St., Saugatuck.