Thursday, March 1, 2012

Love 80s music? The Producers at the Buckhead Theatre next Friday!!!

At the Buckhead Theatre next Friday – popular Atlanta 80s band The Producers are getting back together for a reunion show. They’ll be performing old hits such as “She Sheila” and “What She Does to Me,” plus there will be a jam session after the show with Rick Richards from The Georgia Satellites. The opener is the ultimate Bon Jovi cover band, Slippery When Wet.

Friday March 9, 2012

Buckhead Theatre Presents
The Producers
Slippery When Wet
Doors 8:00 PM
All Ages

Tickets available at and

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bonnie Raitt Atlanta Tickets on Sale 2/17 (Marc Cohn, too!)

Bonnie Raitt's Landmark 2012 Gains Momentum with Nationwide Tour, Performance on 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Rolling Stone Premieres "Right Down The Line"

2012 is shaping up to be the year of Bonnie Raitt. On the heels of releasing 'Slipstream,' a bold, soulful effort that marks her first studio release in seven years (April 10, Redwing Records), Raitt embarks on the first leg of her 70-date tour on May 1. Tickets are available for pre-sale starting February 8th at the newly revamped Complete ticketing information for the tour is available now.

Additionally, Raitt, a nine-time GRAMMY® winner, will perform on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, February 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Raitt and Alicia Keys will remember Etta James.

Raitt's reinvented version of Gerry Rafferty's hit "Right Down The Line," is the first single from 'Slipstream' and has "just the right note of rueful worldly wisdom - and on her guitar solo, she shreds" (Rolling Stone). The single is currently racing up the AAA radio chart, breaking into the Top 20 in less than 2 weeks and becoming the most added track at the format well in advance of its official radio launch date on February 13.

Hear "Right Down the Line" now on

Full of heated guitar solos and Raitt's trademark slide guitar, 'Slipstream' is available for presale today at iTunes and Amazon. Called a Best Bet for 2012 by Billboard Magazine, the album will hit all major music retailers nationwide on April 10, including 7,500 Starbucks in North America who will also feature the album track "Down To You" as their "Pick of the Week."

On tour, Marc Cohn will join Raitt as the opening act for the first month of shows on the first leg, with Mavis Staples set to open the latter dates. Raitt will be accompanied by her longtime touring band of James "Hutch" Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), with the new addition of Mike Finnigan (Joe Cocker, CSN, Etta James, Jimi Hendrix) on keyboards.

Said Raitt of her band, "They're all incredibly talented and we fit like a glove...we've got a great thing going and can't wait to get back out on the road."

A lifelong activist, Raitt also provides benefit tickets for charity at every concert, and as well invites local non-profit organizations to share information about their work with concertgoers. For more information on Special Benefit Seating, go to

Bonnie Raitt 2012 Tour:

May 1 - Newkirk, OK - First Council Casino (on sale 02/11)
May 3 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Casino (on sale now)
May 4 - Vinton, LA - Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino (on sale 02/27)
May 6 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 8 - Meridian, MS - MSU Riley Center for Education and the Performing Arts* (on sale 02/20)
May 9 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre* (on sale 02/17)
May 12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium* (on sale 02/17)
May 13 - Louisville, KY - Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center* (on sale 02/10)
May 14 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre* (on sale 02/10)
May 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall* (on sale TBD)
May 18 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant* (on sale 02/17)
May 19 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre* (on sale 02/11)
May 22 - Midland, MI - Midland Center for the Arts* (on sale 04/02)
May 23 - Akron, OH - Akron Civic Theatre* (on sale 02/17)
May 25 - Ann Arbor, MI - Hill Auditorium* (on sale 04/09)
May 26 - Toronto, ONT - Massey Hall* (on sale 02/11)
May 27 - Rochester, NY - Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre* SOLD OUT
May 30 - Hampton Beach, NH - Casino Ballroom (on sale 02/10)
May 31 - Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium* (on sale 02/10)
June 2 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre* (on sale 02/10)
June 3 - Burlington, VT - Burlington Discover Jazz Festival* (on sale 03/19)
June 8 - Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park+ (on sale 2/17)
June 9 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena+ (on sale 03/09)
June 12 - Charlottesville, VA - nTelos Wireless Pavilion+ (on sale 04/06)
June 13 - Portsmouth, VA - nTelos Harbor Center Pavilion+ (on sale 02/10)
June 14 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap+ (on sale 03/24)
June 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music+ (on sale TBD)
June 17 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion+ (on sale 02/10)
June 20 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre+ (on sale 02/17)
June 23 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion+ (on sale 2/27)
June 24 - Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent+ (on sale 03/03)

*with Marc Cohn
+with Mavis Staples 

Pre-sale tickets available at

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stars of Tomorrow Finalists Take the Stage at the Fox Theatre on March 11

Variety of Georgia Stages Talent Competition to Crown First Champion at Celebrated City Landmark

This fall, Variety of Georgia announced its inaugural talent competition, Stars of Tomorrow, and eligible hopefuls across the state submitted videos of their best performances. After much deliberation and two rounds of preliminary judging, the top 10 finalists will take the stage this spring.

Stars of Tomorrow hosts its final competition at The Fox Theatre on March 11. The showcase raises the curtain on the top 10 vocalists as they perform highly anticipated acts for an eager audience. Friends and family join show-business veterans and community influencers for an evening of fun, philanthropy and dream-chasing as Stars of Tomorrow crowns its champion.

The top 10 Stars of Tomorrow finalists include:

Jenna Bass, age 17, Lilburn resident
Kirstyn Burkhalter, age 15, Snellville resident
Lydia Flock, age 15, Atlanta resident
Nariah Francis, age 17, Atlanta resident
Lauren Hill, age 13, Flowery Branch resident
Lindsey Marcus, age 15, Dunwoody resident
Daniel Mata, age 15, Marietta resident
Krysta Nick, age 14, Peachtree City resident
Destini Shelton, age 16, Douglasville resident
Marguerite Yearns, age 13, Sandy Springs resident

The winner of the Stars of Tomorrow singing competition will enjoy a trip for four to Universal Studios Hollywood, including accommodations, park access and transportation. The talented teen also receives an audition for the Theater of the Stars series in Atlanta, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

The first and second runners-up each receive an audition for the Theater of the Stars series in Atlanta, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and aims to shine a light on Georgia’s promising young talent. Event co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Former Chief Barker Mike Dangerfield help further the organization’s commitment to enhancing the lives of area youth. Through this competition, teens not only showcase their chops for industry leaders but develop skills they will use for years to come.

Ticket sales for the final Stars of Tomorrow competition benefit Variety of Georgia. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about the top 10 finalists, visit

For more information, contact Chase Evangeline Andrews at 678.994.4210 or

About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21

Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World's Greatest Children's Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The charity’s mission is to aid and enhance the lives of children in need who may be challenged by physical and/or mental disabilities, poverty, abuse or neglect. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called "Tents" and members "Barkers.”

Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daughtry Announces First Leg of its "Break the Spell 2012 Tour" -- Atlanta, March 27th

Daughtry joins the fight against malaria, donating $1 of every ticket sold to "Malaria No More"

Special Guest Pop Rock Group SafetySuit and Opening the Show is Singer Songwriter Mike Sanchez

DAUGHTRY has announced the first leg of its upcoming tour in support of the multi-platinum selling rock band’s third album, Break The Spell (19 Recordings/RCA Records). Tickets for the Cobb Energy Centre date go on sale Friday January 27th.

Daughtry’s “Break The Spell Tour” will begin its first leg on March 20 in Buffalo, NY and continue through April 30 when it concludes in New York, NY. Singer Chris Daughtry, guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul and drummer Robin Diaz are excited to bring their bigger than life show into theaters across the country to provide an intimate experience for fans.

Daughtry is pleased to welcome special guest Nashville-based pop rock group SafetySuit whose new album These Times. debuted No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Opening the show is singer-songwriter Mike Sanchez.

Daughtry is also dedicated to using its position to raise awareness about a number of charitable causes. For the "Break The Spell 2012 Tour," the band will help combat Africa's battle against malaria by donating $1 from every ticket sold to Malaria No More, a leading humanitarian organization determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.

The upcoming first leg of the tour will give fans a chance to experience a number of new tracks from Break The Spell, like the chart-climbing hits “Crawling Back To You” and “Renegade.” Singer Chris Daughtry says: “We recorded a hard-hitting rock album that is primed to blow the doors off these great theaters. Fans who come out are going to get an incredible show every night.”

Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, sold over seven million albums and played sold out concerts around the world in less than four years. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up Leave This Town marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtry’s latest album Break The Spell, which was certified gold in 4 weeks, builds on the band’s reputation for melodic hooks and anthemic choruses while providing a powerful showcase for Chris Daughtry’s emotionally resonant voice.



20 Buffalo, NY Shea's Performing Arts Center
21 Reading, PA Reading Eagle Theater at the Sovereign Center
24 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
25 Cleveland, OH Palace Theatre
27 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
28 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Music Hall
30 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
31 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theater


2 Columbus, OH Veteran's Memorial
3 Cincinnati, OH Music Hall
4 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
7 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
9 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
11 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
14 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater
15 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre at the Times Union Center
17 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
18 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
20 W. Long Branch, NJ The MAC at Monmouth University
21 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theater
23 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial
24 Newark, NJ NJ PAC
27 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
28 Albany, NY Palace Theater
30 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

For a complete list of on-sales for the first leg of the tour, please visit:

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