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29 May

Peach Pickers Host Georgia On My Mind Concert July 17

Each year, the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip – assemble a blue-chip group of friends for an evening of music at the historic Ryman Auditorium to benefit the Georgia Music Foundation. Peach Pickers at at the Ryman (2018 photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images) The 2019 lineup includes: Dallas Davidson Rhett Akins Ben Hayslip Jamey Johnson John Berry Craig Campbell Michael Ray Brent Cobb Colt Ford Amy Ray Lindsay Ell Travis Denning Ray Fulcher Russell Moore & IIIrd...

10 Jul

‘Gretsch Presents 5th Annual Georgia On My Mind’ Raises Over $150,000

Georgia music was on full display Tues., June 26, 2018 during the “Gretsch Presents the Fifth Annual Georgia On My Mind” benefit concert hosted by the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip– and emceed by SiriusXM’s Storme Warren at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. All proceeds benefit the Georgia Music Foundation and its efforts to support programs of music education, preservation and outreach statewide. (L-R) Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Dinah Gretsch, Fred Gretsch, and Dallas Davidson attend the 5th Annual Georgia On...

20 Jan

Georgia Music Foundation Awards Grants to seventeen Organizations for 2018 Projects

In January of 2018, the Georgia Music Foundation announced that 17 Georgia schools and non-profit organizations had been selected to receive its annual Georgia Music grants. The grants are given each year to music preservation, education and outreach projects administered by non-profit organizations and public, private and charter schools statewide. The nearly $80,000 awarded awards was provided by a grant to the Georgia Music Foundation from the Riverview Foundation and by funds raised at the annual Georgia On My Mind...

29 Jun

Georgia Music Foundation Hosts Music Camp at Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany

The Georgia Music Foundation partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany to present a summer Music Camp June 19-23, 2017. Twenty students elected to participate in the week-long series of programs including daily music- and arts-integrated activities that gave campers the chance to participate in music while learning about math, geography, history and science. (Keep it quiet, though – the kids didn’t realize how much they were learning while having so much fun!) Performances and workshops by local musicians and teaching artists...

29 Jun

2017 GOMM Concert Raises More Than $125,000 for Georgia Music Foundation

With a cast of stars representing music across genres and generations, the 4th Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind concert hosted by the Peach Pickers raised more than $125,000 for the Georgia Music Foundation. Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, and Ben Hayslip perform onstage during the 4th Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind at the Ryman Auditorium on May 16, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) Held on May 16, 2017 at the Ryman...

13 May

Billy Currington & Amy Ray Among Artists Joining Georgia On My Mind Lineup

Country superstar Billy Currington; Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls; singer/songwriters Trea Landon, Jon Langston, and Cole Taylor; and a surprise, multiple-award winning chart-topper have been added to the already impressive lineup of The “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind.” The concert, which benefits the Georgia Music Foundation, will be held Tuesday, May 16 (7:30 PM/CT) at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Hosted by the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip...

05 May

Col. Bruce Hampton Fans Can Donate to Georgia Music Foundation in His Memory

Col. Bruce Hampton performs on stage during Hampton 70 at The Fox Theatre on May 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images) (From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The producers of Col. Bruce Hampton’s 70th birthday concert at the Fox Theatre want fans to know they are not alone in grieving the beloved jam band patriarch. Good Times Productions helped arrange the Monday concert that featured an array of musicians including Chuck Leavell, Warren Haynes, Derek...

01 May

‘Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind’ Returns to Ryman May 16

Brothers Dexter Redding and Otis Redding III return to Georgia On My Mind 2017 after a crowd-pleasing performance in 2016. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) Georgia is on the minds of music lovers as the first round of talent is announced for the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert on May 16, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Hosted by the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip –the concert...

20 Apr

Fox Theatre to Host Tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton

“Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton” will be held at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Monday, May 1 in honor of the legendary Georgia musician’s 70th birthday. An all-star lineup of musicians including members of Widespread Panic, Phish, R.E.M. and many more will take the stage to pay tribute to the music and life surrealist musician and icon. Tickets sold out almost immediately when the concert was announced but nugs.net will live stream the concert at http://nugs.tv. Scheduled to appear...

06 Apr

Ten Ways to Support Music in Your Community

Students who attend Otis Music Camp in Macon, Georgia perform in the camp finale. Learn which music organizations serve kids — youth symphonies, summer camps, after-school programs or the music program at local schools — and make a donation. Volunteer for a music organization or school music program in whatever capacity is a fit for you, from camp counselor to videographer to fundraiser! Eli Chapman tries his hand at trombone. (Photo by Tim Song) If you have a musical instrument that isn’t being played, donate it to...

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