Monday, August 1, 2011
The Georgia Theatre is Back in Business!
Photo by Ryan Myers
I'm SO freakin' excited for tonight. Brian and I are going to see The Glands play at The Georgia Theatre's grand opening! For those of you who aren't from Athens, a fire destroyed the local music venue and it has been a long road to get it back up and running. I have tons of great memories from the Theatre and seen a lot of incredible shows there... In fact, my Mom tells the story of how my Dad made her go to a Mother's Finest concert when she was pregnant with me back in 1979/80 so I guess you can say I've been rocking out there since before I was born!
The Theatre has so much history and a lot of great bands got their start there. Here are some excerpts from an article by Sam Smart (one of the partners that originally opened the Georgia Theatre as a music venue) and some of the epic events that happened back in the day...