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10/14/2009

Zac Brown Band Announce Stellar Line-Up for Georgia Theatre Benefit Show

Zac Brown Band Announce Stellar Line-Up for Georgia Theatre Benefit Show: Little Big Town, Joey + Rory, Shawn Mullins, Aslyn, Oliver Wood

Zac Brown Band have confirmed a few additional performers for their Georgia Theatre benefit show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on October 30 including Little Big Town, Joey + Rory, Shawn Mullins, Aslyn and Oliver Wood.

Proceeds from the show will go to rebuild the dearly beloved and recently decommissioned Georgia Theatre. Prior to a devastating fire earlier this year, the movie-palace-turned-music-club hosted performances by all the local legends including R.E.M., B-52s, Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic.

"My band and many others have come up playing there," explains Zac Brown. "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. It will remain a center for art and music long into the future with everyone's help."

"The Zac Brown Band are showing their incredible generosity and their love for the Athens music scene by hosting this benefit," says Wilmot Greene, Georgia Theatre owner. "The presence of the Theatre in Athens has allowed bands to find an important early audience that helps to bring bigger success later. That's a big part of the tradition of the Theatre and is an important aspect of why it needs to be rebuilt. This concert will be a huge help."

Tickets will cost $100 and are available via Ticketmaster.

Presented by Outback Concerts, proceeds of the show will go directly to The Georgia Theatre Rehabilitation Fund, handled by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

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