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8/29/14 @ Classic Center Theatre (Athens)
Umphrey's McGee
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9/25/14 @ Cox Capitol Theatre (Macon)
JJ Grey and Mofro
Laura Reed
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10/16/14 @ The Cannery Ballroom (Nashville)
Lettuce
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11/19/14 @ The Cannery Ballroom (Nashville)
Papadosio
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History

List of Bands that Played the Theatre

1889: YMCA of Athens buys property and erects a building on the site
1913: Music store occupies ground floor; YMCA uses second and third floors
1918: Elite Theater movie house opens on ground floor and Majestic Hotel occupies second and third floors
1923-24: Elite Theater and Masonic Temple occupy the building
1926: Masonic Temple Association of Athens buys the building
1927: Dorsey Furniture Co. and Masonic Temple share the building
1928: Sears, Roebuck and Co. leases ground floor, basement and second floor of Masonic Temple
1935: Elite Theater built on foundation of YMCA building
1960s: Serves as worship hall for United Methodist Church
1967: United Theatre Enterprises Inc. buys the building; continues Georgia Theatre
1975: Georgia Theatre shows last movie, "Brotherhood of Death," in October
1977: Sam Smartt, Hap Harris, George Fontaine and Sheffy McArthur team up to open Georgia Theatre as concert hall
1978: Sea Level performs first concert at reopened Georgia Theatre, Jan. 11
1978: David Alan Coe performs, Jan. 18
1978: B-52s pay to perform at Georgia Theatre, May 20
1979: The Police play as part of band's first U.S. tour
1981: Georgia Theatre closes
1982: Carafe & Draft Theater opens as movie house, with "Raiders of the Lost Ark" the first show, April 9
1989: Kyle Pilgrim and Bill "Duck" Anderson buy the building, plan to open Georgia Theatre as concert venue
1989: Pylon performs first concert at reopened Georgia Theatre, Oct. 2
1991: Widespread Panic films "Widespread Panic: Live from the Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA" directed by Billy Bob Thornton
2001: R.E.M. plays an unannounced show at a fundraiser for Community Connection, Oct. 16
2003: Pilgrim sells his half of the business to Anderson
2004: Wilmot Greene buys Georgia Theatre from Anderson
2009: Fire guts Georgia Theatre, June 19
2011: Georgia Theatre re-opens after two year rebuild, August 1


1889

1953

 

Music Videos filmed at the Georgia Theatre

REM - Shiny Happy People (1992)
R.E.M. - New Music - More Music Videos

 
Widespread Panic - Live at the Georgia Theatre (1992)
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John Mayer - No Such Thing (2002)

John Mayer - New Music - More Music Videos

 
Hill Country Revue - You Can Make It (2009)
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Live Albums

Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit (1992)
Stewart & Winfield - "Another Round -- Live." (2001)
Backyard Tire Fire - Live at the Georgia Theatre (2003)
Derek Trucks Band - Live at the Georgia Theatre (2004)
Sevendust - Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live (2004)
Kinchafoonee Cowboys - Cowboy Ways: Live at the Georgia Theatre (2005)
Corey Smith - Outtakes from the Georgia Theatre (2008)

 

Tales from the Theatre:

Editor's Note: Sam Smartt, one of the partners that opened Georgia Theatre as a music venue in 1978, shared with the Banner-Herald the ups and downs and twists and turns of those early days.

The B-52s headlining at the Riverbend Festival in my home town, Chattanooga, the other night and the news that the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga., burned down have flooded me with lots of great memories.

Back in 1977 George Fontaine, Hap Harris, Sheffy McArthur and I leased the then-shuttered Georgia Theatre and converted it from a movie theater to a concert hall. Our lease with the Georgia Theatre Co. in Atlanta didn't allow us to show movies, so our strategy was to be strictly a concert facility. We were only open when we had a good act booked, usually only five or six nights a month.

George and I were both newly married. George and Celia actually moved to Houston, Texas, before we opened. Donna and I were in Athens where she taught kindergarten and I had my first job with Sunbeam Appliance Co. Sheffy was working for Sony in Atlanta, and Hap was the sales manager for the Athens Observer.

The plan was to hire a manager so we could all keep our day jobs. All the renovation work was done by Hap, me and a host of friends who were pumped about the idea and volunteered their time at night to help us gut the place, build the stage, the dressing rooms, bar, walk-in keg cooler, etc. It was an exciting adventure for a bunch of guys in their early 20's. In those days we had theater seating throughout, 400 seats on the main floor and 200 in the balcony.

Ten days before our opening night, Jan. 11, 1978, the fire marshal informed us that the ceiling would have to be replaced, all carpet would need to be replaced with fireproof carpet (a lot of good that did), a handicapped bathroom would need to be installed on the main level, and panic hardware and emergency exit lighting would have to be installed at all the exits. We had no money and no time, but we did have a buddy in the construction business - Jack Vandiver. Jack literally put his other customers on hold as he pulled his crews into the theater and pulled off the miracle of miracles. The fire marshal gave us our occupancy permit the day of the opening-night show. We were officially in business, and the Georgia Theatre began its nearly 32-year journey as a premier music venue in downtown Athens, Ga.

• • •

Lots of great acts played there through the years and many got their start there. The band that got it all started that January night in 1978 was Sea Level, a band formed by Randall Bramblett and Chuck Leavell. Randall had been a friend for several years. In fact, Fontaine and I had actually done some booking for the Randall Bramblett Band through a venture called Harmony Entertainment that we started while still students at UGA. Chuck had played with lots of folks, including the Allman Brothers, and not long after the opening of the Georgia Theatre would go on to play keyboards for Eric Clapton, George Harrison and, for the past 25 years, the Rolling Stones.

We sold out two shows that first night. However, the guy we hired to run the place quit that night and suddenly we were faced with a major dilemma - who would run the Georgia Theatre? To me the answer was obvious: I would. The next week I quit my job with Sunbeam, turned in my company car and jumped in.

As great as the first night was, we had no clue what we were doing and within a couple of months we were broke. My Uncle, Jim Kennedy, had already lent me money to do an outdoor concert that had gotten rained out and then, amazingly, had said "yes" when I went back to him on this deal, so there was no way I was going to ask again. George's stepfather, Rody Davenport, had been a reluctant supporter of the idea, and Hap and Sheffy had no place else to turn, either. Then someone suggested that we talk to the owner of the Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta. The guy's name was Jack Tarver. The Music Hall was nationally known. Though it had only 800 seats, acts from all over the country played there. So, the next day I headed to Atlanta.

I had to wait outside Jack's office for four hours that day before I got to go in to see him. Jack is about 10 years older than me and at first he seemed ready to blow me off. However, after I explained why I was there and described the Theatre to him, he changed his tune. The Music Hall was in a strip mall, and the image of this old downtown theater with a balcony, waterfall curtain, oak-paneled lobby and such superb acoustics really interested him. He told me he'd come to Athens the next day. Maybe he could help.

Well, the next day Jack showed up and I toured him through the facility. When we got back to my office, he asked if he could make a phone call. When the guy on the other end of the line answered, Jack said, "Hey John, this is Jack, I'm in Athens, Georgia, today at a friend of mine's club." He went on to describe the Georgia Theatre to John and then said, "John, these guys have gotten into a bit of a financial bind and need some help. Would you be willing to come to Athens and do a show for these guys to help them get back on their feet? Great, what date works for you? OK, that's super, thanks, we'll be back in touch." With that Jack hung up the phone, turned to me and said that John Prine had agreed to come do a couple of shows to help us out. He came, we sold out both shows and we were back in business.

• • •

Several memorable shows come to mind from my days running the Georgia Theatre.

Once we were doing a band called the Nighthawks. We generally booked them about once a quarter on a Thursday night. We'd pay them $400 for one show, sell about 400 tickets at $4 each and have a very good night. On the Wednesday afternoon before this particular Thursday concert, I was just getting ready to leave the office when the phone rang. The caller asked me if the Nighthawks were playing the next night. When I told him they were, he asked if he could come jam with them. I asked him who he was and he said, "Gregg Allman." Well, Gregg Allman was a pretty famous guy in those days, not only because of his band, The Allman Brothers, but he was also married to Cher. So I asked him how much he wanted. He said he didn't want any money and he'd bring his own equipment and crew; he'd just heard the Nighthawks were hot and he wanted to play with them. I told him I'd see him the next day. After I hung up, I grabbed a blank piece of paper and wrote:

Gregg Allman

and The Nighthawks

Tonight

The Georgia Theatre

Two Shows, tickets $8.00

Then I ran across the street to Copies Unlimited and made 2000 copies. The next morning, early, I grabbed a few guys from the Phi Delt house, headed to the parking lots on campus and put those fliers on every windshield until we ran out. We sold out both shows.

• • •

In the late '70s, the B-52s were just forming. They would come to the Theatre and say, "Smartt, you need to hire us to play here, we're going to be superstars!" I'd look at them with their crazy clothes and makeup and red and purple hair and tell them, "No way."

Finally, one day they came by and told me they had an offer I couldn't refuse. They would pay us $150 to play the theater, provide all their own sound and lights, all the crew to set up and tear down and even handle the promotional expenses. They'd take the door and we'd take the bar. We did it, it was a great show, a huge crowd, a win for the B-52s and us, and the next week they went to New York and signed their first record deal featuring a tune they had played at the theater, "Rock Lobster." I don't know what the Riverbend Festival paid the B-52s to play this year, but my guess is we got a better deal.

Another time, I got a call from a promoter who said he had this hot new band coming to the U.S. for the first time. They were going to be playing in Atlanta on the weekend, and he wanted them to play our place the Thursday before. I'd never heard of them, and initially the guy wanted way more than we could afford. Eventually we settled on a deal where we would pay them $400 and they would bring their own sound equipment and set it up and tear it down themselves. The afternoon of the show these three guys, all about my age, showed up in a Volkswagen bus packed with sound equipment and instruments. They were all nice guys, and I ended up spending the afternoon helping them unload and set up. When they did their sound check a few hours before the show, I was pleasantly surprised. One song in particular sounded pretty good. It was called "Roxanne." The three guys were Sting and the Police.

• • •

Most of the groups we did were either on the way up or on the way down. However, one day I got a call from B.B. King's manager. B.B. would be returning from a tour in Russia in a couple of months. When he returned he had a weekend date at the Civic Center in Atlanta. B.B.'s manager was hoping to get him to play us the night before the Civic Center gig. The catch was that he wanted $5,000 for two shows and the price was firm. We would also have to provide an expensive sound system and light show as well as a long list of riders to the contract. After all that, even at $8 a ticket (a lot in those days) we'd have to sell out both shows to make any money.

To top it off, they wanted a $2,500 deposit up front. We didn't have $2,500, but I hoped my friend in the construction business, Jack Vandiver, did. I called him and explained the situation. He and his wife, Sally, mulled it over for about 30 seconds and said they were in.

We sent the deposit to B.B.'s manager and went about buying our radio spots and newspaper ads promoting the show. Though we had ticket outlets all around Athens, college kids didn't generally buy tickets in advance until two or three weeks before the show. Well, about three weeks before B.B. was scheduled to play the Theatre, the university announced that they were going to have Jimmy Buffett at the coliseum the same night for free! I immediately called B.B.'s manager and explained the situation, we just couldn't go on with the show. He understood so I asked him to please mail me the $2,500 deposit. He quickly explained to me that the $2,500 was B.B.'s money and he wouldn't be mailing it anywhere. I told him I'd have to get back to him.

I called my buddies, Jack and Sally, and explained the new situation. Jack said, "If we're going to lose $2,500, I'm going to see B.B. King. Tell him to come on!"

The night of the show we had only sold 90 of the 1200 tickets we needed to sell to come out. Then, amazingly, we sold out the first show at the door to an older crowd. We had never even considered them as a possible audience we were so student focused. They came dressed like they were going to church. They were a great audience, B.B. was great and we were halfway home, but the prospects were dim for the second show.

Then, just as the last show was getting started, a kid that normally worked for us but had taken the night off to go see Buffett came in. I asked him what he was doing there, and he said, "You aren't going to believe what just happened! Buffett came out for his encore and said, 'Folks, I'd love to stay and play but I just heard B.B. King's in town, I'm headed to the Georgia Theatre.' " Ten minutes later Buffett's bus showed up in front of the Theatre. Hap and I let them all in, grabbed Buffett and took him to our seats in the balcony. The students flooded the place, and we sold out the second show. The best part, though, was spending that night with Jimmy Buffett, he was a wild and crazy guy!

• • •

There are so many stories but I'll share just one more. One time we rented the theater out to a church for a Sunday afternoon revival. It seemed easy enough to me so I didn't bother to hire anyone to help, I'd just do it myself and save some money. The revival was scheduled to start at 2 p.m. but the band, Pee Wee & the Psalmsters, wanted to have a sound check an hour before. Well, at the sound check I realized that Pee Wee & the Psalmsters were a pretty hot act and I began to think this revival might be a little feistier than I had originally assumed.

When the doors opened people just poured in. The Theatre was absolutely packed, everybody was standing and they were all pressed up against the stage. The Psalmsters were cookin'! I was in the back, all alone, looking in through the lobby door. Suddenly there was a huge commotion down front and the crowd went crazy as they began passing something back over their heads toward the lobby from up by the stage.

As it got closer I realized it was a body, the body of a woman. They got her to the back then carried her into the lobby, laid her down and ran back into the theater. I stooped over and touched her, she was stiff and cold as ice! I called an ambulance and within a couple of minutes they had the body on a stretcher and headed for the hospital. The EMTs had just left when the church members came into the lobby with another body! They looked around and said, "Where's Irene?" I said, "Irene's dead, they've taken her to the hospital." They looked at me like I was crazy and said that Irene wasn't dead, she was slain in the spirit! About that time here comes Irene with the EMTs trying to hang on to her and she's slapping their hands and shouting, "Let go of me!" All afternoon these folks, mainly ladies, would get slain in the spirit, carried out to the lobby over the heads of the crowd, lay there on the floor for a few minutes stiff as boards then pop back up and head back for more of Pee Wee & the Psalmsters. Now, that was one killer act!

I only ran the Theatre for 18 months. In the spring of 1979 Donna and I were expecting our first child and my Uncle Jim suggested that I come home and get a real job in our family business, which I did for nearly 29 years until I sold out a little over a year ago. All those years, though, have not diminished the memories. My days at the Georgia Theatre were, as my Uncle Jim would say, a slice of life. I'll never forget it and I, along with George, Hap, Sheffy and countless others who have enjoyed themselves there over the past three decades, are a bit sad today.

Originally published in the Athens Banner-Herald on Sunday, June 21, 2009

Historical Press

1985: Beer, movies and music on tap at Georgia Theatre - Athens Banner Herald

Secret revealed at Theatre - Athens Banner Herald

R.E.M. - Band made surprise visit to the Georgia Theater Tuesday - Red and Black

Theres No Place Like Home - Red and Black

Ga. Theatre celebrates 20 years - Red and Black

Georgia Theatre's new owner wants to clean up - Red and Black

Georgia Theatre tries something new - a recording studio - Athens Banner Herald

'The Damn! Show' says this is final live show - Athens Banner Herald

Archive of Georgia Theatre Shows - The Day Jobs

Music acts that have played the Georgia Theatre in Athens - AccessAtlanta.com

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January 3, 2013
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December 16, 2012
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April 25, 2012
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December 15, 2011
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November 9, 2011
The Georgia Theatre: Rebuilt And Ready To Rock - American Songwriter

October 10, 2011
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October 4, 2011
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October 1, 2011
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August 23, 2011
Georgia Theatre, a rock icon, reopens triumphantly after fire - CNN

August 20, 2011
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August 18, 2011
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August 17, 2011
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August 4, 2011
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August 3, 2011
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August 2, 2011
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August 1, 2011
Georgia Theatre Reborn - Georgia Public Broadcasting
Historic Georgia Theatre Reopens - Fox 5 Atlanta
Georgia Theatre Reopens - Athens Banner Herald

July 31, 2011
Stage is set for an economic revival as Georgia Theatre reopens - Athens Banner Herald
Athens' Georgia Theatre reopening after fire - The Augusta Chronicle

July 28, 2011
ATHENS: Teen makes guitar from ruins of Georgia Theatre - 11 Alive News

July 27, 2011
The Georgia Theatre Grand Re-Opening - Flagpole

July 26, 2011
Documentary explores rebirth of Georgia Theatre - Athens Banner Herald

July 21, 2011
A look inside the Georgia Theatre - Athens Banner Herald

July 12, 2011
Chuck Leavell: Original opener to repeat history - Red & Black

July 8, 2011
Reborn Georgia Theatre will light up Athens nights - Atlanta Journal Constitution

July 3, 2011
Georgia Theatre cafe to be White Tiger - Athens Banner Herald

June 30, 2011
The Final Countdown: Georgia Theatre makes its return - Red & Black

June 26, 2011
Tour explores the various stages of Athens' musical history - Athens Banner Herald

June 24, 2011
ATHENS: After fire, Georgia Theatre plots rebirth in July - 11 Alive News

June 22, 2011
The Georgia Theatre Is Remade in Its Own Image - Flagpole

June 19, 2011
Georgia Theatre marquee relights! 6-19-11 - YouTube

June 7, 2011
THE GEORGIA THEATRE - The Wild Magazine

June 2, 2011
Theatre should reopen Aug. 1 at latest - Athens Banner Herald

June 1, 2011
Georgia Theatre to open its doors Aug. 1 - Red and Black
Georgia Theatre to open in August - Athens Banner Herald
Georgia Theatre Announces Re-Opening Celebration - JamBands.com
Georgia Theatre to reopen by August - Access Atlanta

May 30, 2011
Georgia Theatre to welcome music fans back in August - Bulldawg Illustrated

May 5, 2011
TicketBiscuit, Georgia Theatre Extend Partnership - PRWeb

April 4, 2011
Wilmot Greene Interview: Update On Rebuilding The Georgia Theatre - Swampland

March 13, 2011
300-year-old beams to be reused in famed venue - Athens Banner Herald

March 6, 2011
VanHoose: Theatre work coming along - Athens Banner Herald

February 21, 2011
Band Together for the Georgia Theatre - Bulldog Illustrated

January 29, 2011
Saving Athens music landmarks - Athens Banner Herald

November 29, 2010
The Last Beer in Terrapin's Georgia Theatre Sessions, Hoptaneous Combustion - The Beer Spot News

November 18, 2010
The B-52s are comin' back to Athens, baby! - Athens Banner Herald

October 25, 2010
STAGES OF ATHENS: Fresh interior planned for historic Theatre - Red and Black

October 23, 2010
Georgia Theatre workers shore up building - Athens Banner Herald

October 22, 2010
Georgia Theatre rebuilding, slowly - AccessAtlanta
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October 8, 2010
COMING SOON: Terrapin GA Theatre Sessions #4 - Atlanta Beer Master

October 7, 2010
Terrapin Hoptaneous Combustion marks Georgia Theatre Sessions finale - beernews.org

September 15, 2010
Georgia Theatre to begin steps in reconstruction - Red and Black

September 1, 2010
A theater dies, a guitar is born - Gainesville Times

August 31, 2010
Alt-rock icon struggles to make a comeback after fire - CNN

August 18, 2010
A busy scene at The Georgia Theatre - Athens Banner Herald

August 3, 2010
Terrapin GA Theatre Sessions #3 - Atlanta Beer Master

July 18, 2010
Terrapin’s GA Theatre Vol 2 Hits Stores! - Atlanta Beer Master

July 11, 2010
Local brewery taps the terrapin to hawk its beers - Athens Banner Herald

June 23, 2010
Georgia Theatre rebuild gets OK - Athens Banner Herald

June 18, 2010
New start in sight for gutted Georgia Theatre - The Augusta Chronicle

June 17, 2010
Rebuilding of venerable Athens venue could begin soon - Athens Banner Herald
The Georgia Theatre is ready for an encore - Athens Banner Herald
Inside the historic Georgia Theatre - Athens Banner Herald
Athens' Ga. Theatre rebuilding about to begin - WTVM-9
Athens' Ga. Theatre rebuilding expected soon - Washington Examiner
Athens' Ga. Theatre rebuilding about to begin - Rome News-Tribune

June 16, 2010
Inside the historic Georgia Theatre - Athens Banner Herald
The Anniversary of the Georgia Theatre Fire - Flagpole

April 27, 2010
Terrapin Beer Raises Money for Georgia Theatre - Swampland

April 12, 2010
Terrapin Double Feature joins Georgia Theatre Sessions in June - beernews.org

March 18, 2010
Local Documentary to Support the Rebuilding of the Georgia Theatre - Civic Life in Downtown Athens

March 17, 2010
Music News & Gossip - Flagpole Magazine

March 8, 2010
Pre-Order ZBB’s NEW Live DVD/CD Set ‘Pass the Jar’ AND Get Access to Pre-Sale Tickets! - ZacBrownBand.com

March 1, 2010
Wilmot Greene - Georgia Magazine

January 28, 2010
Find a golden ticket from Terrapin for Georgia Theatre - Athens Banner Herald

January 25, 2010
Terrapin The Iron Tankard is first in new series to honor Georgia Theatre - beernews.org
Terrapin Brewing to Release Georgia Theatre Benefit Beers - atlantabeermaster.com

January 6, 2010
Owner: Georgia Theatre reconstruction could start March 1 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

January 4, 2010
Southern Theatre Rises from the Ashes - Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

December 30, 2009
Newsmakers: Wilmot Greene rising from the ashes - Athens Banner Herald

December 28, 2009
A review of 2009's many ups and downs - Athens Banner Herald

December 23, 2009
Better Things Coming - Flagpole Magazine

December 17, 2009
Artist piecing together Theatre memories with quilt - Athens Banner Herald

December 10, 2009
Georgia Theatre quilt submissions sought - Athens Banner Herald

December 9, 2009
Theatre survives fire with selfless support from Athens - Red and Black

December 8, 2009
Theatre rising - Georgia Magazine

November 30, 2009
Zac Brown Band Raises $75k for Georgia Theatre - Flagpole

November 25, 2009
Kid Rock Joins Zac Brown Band And Friends To Rebuild The Georgia Theatre - Look to the Stars
Photo: Santa hangs around building crew - Athens Banner Herald

November 18, 2009
Local artists create quilt for Georgia Theatre - Red and Black

November 5, 2009
Georgia Theatre plans approved, future bright - Red and Black

November 2, 2009
Kid Rock and Zac Brown Band Jam, DVD Planned - antiMusic
ZAC BROWN BAND - ZAC BROWN BAND HOSTS CHARITY GIG - ContactMusic News

October 31, 2009
Zac Brown benefit for Georgia Theatre goes deep - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Editorial: Georgia Theatre deserves its shot for a comeback - Athens Banner Herald

October 30, 2009
Georgia Theatre owner offers a tour, makes an appeal to fans - Athens Banner Herald
Kid Rock Joins Zac Brown Band And Friends To Rebuild The Georgia Theatre This Friday - Top 40 Charts

October 29, 2009
Georgia Theater Fights to Reopen - FOX 5 Atlanta
Ga. Theater owner hopes benefit concert will bring in funds - Access North GA
Kid Rock joins Zac Brown Band at Georgia fundraiser - Country Standard Time
Historic Athens Theater Trying to Rebuild - 11 Alive News
Kid Rock Joining Zac Brown Band at Georgia Theater Fundraiser - CMT News

October 26, 2009
Zac Brown Band to Host Georgia Theatre Benefit Show - Paste Magazine

October 23, 2009
Plans move ahead to rebuild Georgia Theatre in Athens - Augusta Chronicle
Georgia Theatre to be Rebuilt - WSB Radio

October 22, 2009
Georgia Theatre in Athens can be rebuilt - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Plan for rebuilt Theatre OK'd - Athens Banner Herald
The Campaign to Rebuild the Georgia Theatre - Relix Magazine

October 14, 2009
Zac Brown Band Adds Little Big Town, Joey & Rory, Shawn Mullins to Charity Show - CMT
Zac Brown Band slates Atlanta theatre benefit - Country Standard Time

October 12, 2009
Zac Brown Band to Play Benefit - Country Weekly

October 8, 2009
From Fuzzy Sprouts to Abbey Road Live - Red and Black

September 24, 2009
Smith's thoughts will be at Georgia Theatre while playing Classic Center - Athens Banner Herald

September 17, 2009
Georgia Theatre owner pitches blend of food, music and museum - Athens Banner Herald

September 12, 2009
Venice is Sinking covers Okay - Creative Loafing

September 11, 2009
Local bands headline Georgia Theatre benefit concert - Red and Black

September 8, 2009
Peach Buzz The Zac Brown Band helming a benefit show at Fox Theatre for damaged Georgia Theatre in Athens - Peach Buzz (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

September 2, 2009
Help Us Rebuild The Georgia Theatre - Broken Wave Music

August 29, 2009
An iconic music club tries to rise from the ashes - Los Angeles Times

August 26, 2009
JoJo Hermann and His Missing Cats - JamBands.com

August 24, 2009
Burned Georgia Theatre Seeks Donations to Supplement Insurance - Insurance Journal

August 22, 2009
Nonprofit a lift for Theatre rescue - Athens Banner Herald

August 21, 2009
Nonprofit taking donations for Georgia Theatre - WALB-TV News 10

August 20, 2009
Georgia Trust Partners With Georgia Theatre in Athens to Establish Rehabilitation Fund - PR Newswire
GEORGIA THEATRE: Past memories and future obstacles - Red and Black
Local artists to star in Flicker's benefit show - Red and Black
Business owners support the cause - Red and Black
Community remembers legendary Theatre - Red and Black

August 19, 2009
Business Matters: iLike, Qtrax, Georgia Theater - Billboard
Georgia Theatre construction, fund-raising plans on the way - AccessAtlanta

August 16, 2009
Rain sends Day By the River benefit to Sky City - Augusta Chronicle

August 13, 2009
Rockin' on the river - Augusta Chronicle

August 10, 2009
Since you've been gone: A busy summer of buildings, and burning - Red and Black
Georgia Theatre fix will take some time - Red and Black
An eventful summer, in Athens? Never. - Red and Black

August 2, 2009
Too late for say on new deck - Athens Banner Herald

August 1, 2009
Theatre fans' giving not helping - Athens Banner Herald

July 22, 2009
Georgia Theatre Report - Flagpole Magazine
Georgia Theatre Plans Benefit Auction - Flagpole Magazine

July 12, 2009
Ebay Auction for MOE/Ratdog show at Masquerade Music Park to Benefit Georgia Theatre - Flagpole Magazine

July 11, 2009
Nelson: Theater's restoration important - Athens Banner Herald

July 8, 2009
Tent City - Flagpole Magazine

July 7, 2009
Georgia Theatre Continues Fundraising Campaign - Flagpole Magazine

June 26, 2009
Saving the Theatre - Flagpole Magazine
No evidence of arson ruled in Georgia Theatre fire - Atlanta Journal Constitution

June 25, 2009
Georgia Theatre Fire Investigation Concluded - ATF.gov
Georgia Theatre: Rising from the Ashes - Jambase

June 24, 2009
Rebuilding the Georgia Theatre - Flagpole Magazine
Memories of the Georgia Theatre - Athens Banner Herald
Georgia Theatre Fire Investigation Ongoing - WNEG 32

June 23, 2009
ATF Crane Begins Clearing Out GA Theatre Rubble - Flagpole Magazine

June 22, 2009
ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate Georgia Theatre Fire - ATF.gov
The Melting Point Hosts Benefit for Georgia Theatre on Tuesday - Flagpole Magazine

June 20, 2009
Georgia Theatre Fire: If That Stage Could Talk... - 11 Alive News
Georgia Theatre Memories: Bob Harris - Athens Banner Herald

June 19, 2009
Fire guts Georgia Theatre in Athens - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Georgia Theater Is Destroyed in Fire - The New York Times
GEORGIA THEATRE MEMORIES - REM HQ
Georgia Theatre Fire - Flagpole Magazine
Fire Guts Georgia Theatre In Athens - WSB-TV News 2
Fire Guts Georgia Theatre In Athens - Paste Magazine
Historic Georgia Theatre Destroyed by Fire - Live Music Blog
Major fire burning at Athens landmark Georgia Theatre, venue for REM, Widespread Panic - Breaking News 24/7
Athens’ Georgia Theatre On Fire - Tiny Mix Tapes
Fire Destroys Athens’ Georgia Theatre - Glide Magazine's Hidden Track
Georgia Theatre "Engulfed in Flames" - Georgia Sports Blog