The 40th Season for the Hopelands Summer Concert Series continues Monday with a performance by the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils.


The performance will take place on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopelands and will begin at 7 p.m. The performance is presented by the Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch Inc.


The James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils is a musical, instrumental initiative allowing youth to discover their musical ability, according to the Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.


Founder Deanna Brown-Thomas, daughter of the late “Godfather of Soul,” collaborated with C.H. Terrell Academy to form the educational academy. Headquartered in Augusta, the stomping grounds of James Brown, J.A.M.P. is a nonprofit musical village which operates solely on small grants, donations and tuitions.


The group has performed at numerous locations in Augusta including the Candle Light Jazz Festival, Arts in the Heart of Augusta, the Imperial Theatre and the Augusta Exchange Club Fair. They have also performed at the Historic Douglas Theatre in Macon, Georgia and the Georgia State Capitol.


The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue each Monday night until the end of August. All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted and will be held at Hopelands on the Windham Performing Arts Stage.


The event is family-friendly and free of charge. Food is allowed, but alcohol is not. Well-behaved pets on leashes are allowed.


Public parking is available at the Green Boundary Club on Whiskey Road across from Hopelands Gardens. Handicap parking is available at the Hopelands Gardens parking lot on 135 Dupree Place. Parking is not allowed on the sides of Berrie Road or Dupree Place.


For more information on the concert series schedule, call 803-642-7631.