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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Zac Brown Band (& Co.) Benefit Georgia Theatre THIS Friday


The Zac Brown Band and The Georgia Theatre are old pals. The six-piece band from Dahlonega, Ga. first played at The Theatre when they opened for the band Brighter Shade, of which bassist John Hopkins was a member. Most people around Athens know the band from hearing them at the beloved Georgia Theatre; it’s the place that helped the ZBB establish a loyal fan base. The last appearance ZBB had at The Theatre was during the same week “Chicken Fried” reached the No. 1 spot on the charts. Now, the band wants to lend a helping hand (or fist full of money) to the venue which helped them achieve such enormous success.

With the GATH currently displaying “intermission” on its marquee, the official announcement that The Theatre will, in fact, be rebuilt after the devastating fire which gutted the venue came with a sigh of relief last week. However, building the famous venue to code (& better) will cost something to the tune of  $3 million. The Theatre is asking for any and all help people can afford to send their way, and bands like ZBB are definitely extending their generosity.

“My band and many others have come up playing there,” Brown said in a statement the band released. “That building means far more to us, and the community, then its brick and mortar foundation. We want to make sure that it gets proper funding so we can rebuild it better than it was.”

The show is at the “fabulous” Fox Theatre this Friday and is reportedly featuring some very special guests, guests I’m not privy to announce (Little Big Town, Shawn Mullins, Aslyn and Oliver Wood). Tickets are $100 and can be purchased on the Georgia Theatre’s official website.

So, if you’re not trucking it down to Jacksonville this weekend, head to the Fox for a good cause and great music.

--Ashley Thompson

Currently listening to “Toes” by Zac Brown Band

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  1. Zac Brown and Kenny Chesney are friends....Zac is going to have many of his friends at the Oct 30 show. (hint hint...wink wink) hmm....

  2. Zac Brown and Kid Rock are friends too...hint hint wink wink