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29 May

Peach Pickers Announce 2019 Georgia On My Mind Lineup

The Peach Pickers host the 5th Annual Georgia On My Mind presented by Gretsch at Ryman in Nashville at Ryman Auditorium on June 26, 2018. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images) Every year, the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip – assemble a blue-chip group of friends to participate in a concert they host to benefit the Georgia Music Foundation, and that tradition continues in 2019. Joining the hitmaking songwriters for “Gretsch Presents the 6th Annual Georgia On My...

10 Jul

‘Gretsch Presents Fifth Annual Georgia On My Mind’ Raises More Than $150,000

(L-R) Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Dinah Gretsch, Fred Gretsch, and Dallas Davidson attend the 5th Annual Georgia On My Mind presented by Gretsch at the Ryman Auditorium on June 26, 2018 in Nashville. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Georgia Music Foundation) 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...

20 Jan

Georgia Music Foundation Awards Grants to 17 Organizations for 2018 Projects

Young musicians perform at Camp Amped presented by Nuci’s Space in Athens. (Photo by Jason Thrasher) 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...

29 Jun

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

Music Campers and counselors at Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany. (Photo by Todd Stone) 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...

29 Jun

2017 GOMM Concert Raises More Than $125,000 for 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) 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. Held on May 16, 2017 at the...

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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