Rock to Stop Walmart a resounding success!

Our benefit concert was a tremendous success. We had a phenomenal lineup of performers, a highly successful silent auction and raised very close to our monetary goal of $7,000. A comment that sums up the evening: “What an energetic gathering of good spirits!”

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this happen, including the wonderful performers, stagehands, those who donated to the silent auction, our graphic designer, all the volunteers who helped coordinate and promote the event and, of course, everyone who came out for this fantastic evening.

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Saturday, September 29
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. — get there early to bid on your favorite items!
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Beacon Hill Arts Center
410 W. Trinity Place, Decatur 30030 (map)
(Front of building – enter from W. Trinity Place)
$25, includes complimentary beverage


The Event

The first half of the evening will be mostly acoustic music, the second half great dance music – bring your dancing shoes! The musical lineup:

Mudcat: has traveled the globe spreading his soulful version of the blues-rock gospel

Veronika Jackson: a dynamic folk-blues singer, one of Decatur’s own

Moira Nelligan & the Dixie Jigs: Irish/Celtic Georgia-born and Irish-descended – fabulous fiddling

Alice Lovelace: a knock-your-socks-off performance poet – the godmother of Atlanta performance poetry

Aviva and the Flying Penguins: a new, unusual, socially-conscious band who will get you thinking and dancing!  “The most original sound that’s come to Atlanta in a while.”

Janna Nelson & Scott Hooker: well-loved jazz/swing combo; Janna on vocals and Scott on stride piano – bring your swing dance shoes

Andy Makely Band: electric blues, great horns and dance music to wrap up the night!


Food Glorious Food
Gift Certificates to Ted’s Montana Grill, Parker’s on Ponce, Leon’s, Shield’s Meat Market, Rainbow Grocery and more!

Take Me Away
Six nights at Windermere House on Hilton Head; six nights in a beach-front condo in Destin.

Take Me Out
Tickets to “Empire Brass” at Tech’s Ferst Center; Sergio and Odair Assad on classical guitars at Emory’s Schwartz Center; “A Christmas Carol” at the Alliance, August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” at True Colors Theater and more!

Etchings by Victoria Webb and Bill Coombs; acrylic and charcoal by Helen Durant; sculpture by Valerie St. Jean Gilbert and more!

Clothing and Accessories
Seven necklaces of sterling, agates, pearls made by Isabel Jones; hand-made purse by Jean Cohen and more!

Body and Soul
Gift Certificates at Soul to Sole Reflexology, Core Body, Fleet Feet Sports and more!

Home Sweet Home
Gift Certificate from Michael de Give Home Repair; pillow covers from Sara Lee Parker Textiles and more!