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02 Jul

Georgia Music Foundation & Mrs. G’s Foundation Presents Otis Music Camp 2.0 at Boys & Girls Club of Albany

The Georgia Music Foundation, Mrs. G’s Music Foundation and the Otis Redding Foundation join forces to present a week-long summer music camp for the Boys and Girls Club of Albany July 6-10, 2020. Boys and Girls Club attendees will participate in “OMC 2.0: The Virtual Experience,” an interactive, online version of the robust Otis Music Camp that has grown exponentially in Macon over the past 13 years. The virtual experience continues Otis Redding’s mission of enhancing and motivating young minds...

13 May

Georgia On My Mind Goes Virtual on May 26, 2020

Traditionally hosted at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the seventh annual “Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation will reach a global audience this year with an online musical event Tuesday, May 26 (8:00 PM/ET; 7:00 PM/CT) hosted by Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and artist/songwriter Brent Cobb. Directed by photographer/filmmaker Curtis Wayne Millard, “Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind” will be streamed on Facebook.com/Georgiamusic and at GeorgiaMusicFoundation.org. The Peach Pickers host the 5th Annual Georgia On My Mind...

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...

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