Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Athens Business Rocks!


It’s been said “You can’t swing a guitar around your neck in Athens without hitting a musician.” Not only was this statement referring to the performing musicians that most people associate with the world-famous downtown music scene, but to the plethora of musicians that masquerade as “upstanding, straight-laced” business people during the day as well. You may find them behind the counter at the bank, developing websites, managing an office, owning a local retail shop or selling a house to a first-time home buyer. Because of the confines of their day-time jobs, many of these hidden rock stars don’t get the opportunity to let their hair down (if they have any to let down) and perform on stage for a throng of adoring fans. Athens Business Rocks hopes to create an opportunity for these hidden rock stars to reveal themselves – even if it’s for just a night or two.

This isn’t a talent or song-writing competition- it’s simply a great opportunity to build employee morale and camaraderie among co-workers while raising money for Nuçi’s Space. The goal of Athens Business Rocks is two-fold; 1) help raise contributions for a great local nonprofit that focuses on providing support and resources for the music and creative community 2) engage the business community to have a night of music and fun with us.
 Learn more about ABR here     Register your band

Monday, May 4th 5PM Initial Fundraising Deadline to determine Schedule at 40 WATT
Tuesday, May 5th Day and time slots for the performance nights for all bands will be announced
Friday, May 15th 1st 8 Bands perform at 40 Watt – Awards Presented to Crowd Favorite & Judges Favorite
Saturday, May 16th 2nd 8 Bands perform – followed by Awards Presented to Crowd Favorite & Judges Favorite, ABR Grand Champions, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners
Event Venue: 40 Watt
285 W. Washington Street
Athens, Georgia 30601

Friday, February 20, 2015

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Drive-By Truckers Pre-show Party and Silent Auction A Huge Success

Valentines Day2015- A band we love, fans we love and  a fundraiser we love. 

Each year the Drive-By Truckers return to Athens  for the Homecoming. 3 awesome nights of shows and for us one of our major fundraisers of the year. We host a pre-show  party  and silent auction where DBT  fans from all over the world meet up at Nuçi's Space and bid on rare and unique DBT and DBT related memorabilia.

The auction this year exceeded our expectations in every way. 
There were more donations than ever before. So many more that we couldn't even feature them all.  More vinyl more posters more craft and more , well just more. We were completely humbled by such generosity and support. 
The items we couldn't put out this time will be used to fund raise at a later date  bringing in even more than the $7100.00 the auction raised. 

Three Dimes Down, the Drive-By Truckers fan community presented us with a check for $7800.00 raised by selling self mastered DVDs of Pattersons 50th birthday show. This huge amount added with previous years donations makes them one of our major contributors and hits that gold record status. We were thrilled to add a gold record for Three Dimes Down on to our Donor Wall.

$14,900.00 shouted Happy Valentines day to Nuçi's Space from the Drive-By Truckers Family and friends  and its makes us so happy to shout out Happy Valentines day right back.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Reconstruction of the Steeple Campaign Ends January 2nd - A Few Great Unique Perks Still Available

Our Steeple Campaign is drawing to a close but there are still some fantastic and unique perks available for your consideration and all your donations directly help make our community a better place for everyone. 

Nuçi’s Space subsidized mental health treatment for over 250 musicians in 2013 at a cost of over $90,000.00  

A donation  of $30 will subsidize 1  session of professional counseling for a musician in need.

A gift of $60 will subsidize 1 office visit with a psychiatrist for a musician in need.

A gift of $420 will support 1 musician through their entire treatment program.

A donation of $780 will subsidize 1 year of psychiatric maintenance for a musician in need

A donation of  $2100 will support 5 musicians through their entire treatment program.

A gift of $6000 will support 10 full-scholarships to our Camp Amped Summer Program for young musicians in need.

The program costs listed above do not include staff building or running costs. All donations go directly to funding our programs and services.  

Reconstruction of the Steeple 

Contact us  space@nuci.org  or 706-227-1515

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dream Boat $1.00 Download to benefit Nuçi's Space

Page Campbell and Dan Donahue are Dream Boat. 

Dream Boat are awesome. Not only are they hugely talented and musically awesome they are also cool people with generous hearts as they are donating all the proceeds of their new release directly to Nuçi's Space!

Dream Boats new track is a fantastic cover of A Hazy Shade of Winter and is available to Download for $1.00 from BandCamp

This is a great track for a great cause. Thank you, Dream Boat. You rock!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reconstruction of the Steeple Campaign Extended

Great news!

Indigogo have extended our fundraising campaign until January 2nd which gives us a little extra time to hit our target. We have already passed the half way mark and are all very excited at the opportunity to fundraise even harder to hit that goal.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Athens Townie Boy Calendar

Those talented people at Model Citizen Salon have surprised us here at Nuçi's Space with what is possibly the best and certainly the most fun fundraiser  ever.

The Athens Townie Boy Calender is now available here  it's the perfect gift , Athens Townie Boys just waiting to be unwrapped and bring more joy into the world.

Check out this link  to see all the wonderful people involved in this fantastic fundraiser and to find out more.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Free Dental Clinic Returning to Nuçi's Space

Tell your friends!

There are a limited number of places and sign ups will be first come first served so sign up quickly to ensure an appointment.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Nuçi's Space Funding Campaign - Help us spread the word

The Reconstruction of the Steeple fundraising campaign has been running for 35 days. The campaign site has had over 20,000 visits and has allowed Nuçi’s Space to engage with over 434 donors. The support we’ve received has been amazing and we are so very grateful.

However, we only have 6 days to reach our goal and we have a steep climb ahead of us. We still need your help. If you’ve already contributed to the campaign, thank you! If you haven’t, please consider making a small donation to help us reach out goal. 

Last but not least, please help us spread the word of our fundraising campaign.
Please follow the Reconstruction of the Steeple campaign link to our IndieGoGo page

 There you will see a wide variety of “Campaign Perks” to choose from, priced from $5 to $3000, as a token of our appreciation. If you’re not interested in receiving a “perk” you have the option simply making a donation as well. All campaign contributions and donations made from this point on will be used to support the programs and services offered by Nuçi’s Space in our community.

Once again, thank you for your help and please help us spread the word and encourage other to visit the campaign site at 


Friday, December 5, 2014

Widespread Panic Winners

Congratulations to our winner of our glorious Rock'n'Raffle
Tim C MA  He will be ringing in the New Year with
Widespread Panic!

Congratulations also going out to
Mike K CA  , Trent K CO, Andi H GA  and Tim R IL
Who have each won a fantastic signed, numbered and autographed Chuck Sperry and Widespread Panic poster.
Thank you all for supporting Nuçi's Space and helping us achieve our mission.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Giving Tuesday

We know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know Dec. 2 is #GivingTuesday?  This global day of philanthropy is a simple, yet effective movement to encourage families, companies, and communities to celebrate generosity and give.

As friends of Nuçi's Space   there is no better time to show your support to our  great organization.   Make a gift to Nuçi's Space  in support of positive mental health for your community and help us remain the first port of call for mental healthcare in Athens.

Thanks to the extraordinary impact of private giving during the last year,  together we subsidized,  2048 therapy appointments  for 257 individuals at a cost of $96,715.00

Cant wait till tomorrow? Donate

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nuçi's Space launch an Amazing Unique Indiegogo Campaign

Reconstruction of the Steeple 
"When you look at the list of musicians who have come together to collaborate with us on this project, it becomes evident what a special place Athens, Georgia is in the history of pop music: the B-52s, R.E.M., Pylon, Widespread Panic, Neutral Milk Hotel, Drive-By Truckers, Of Montreal, OliviaTremorControl/Circulatory System, and Danger Mouse"

Oh , it doesn't stop there, the artists associated with the bands , they created  one off limited edition signed and numbered poster art. The musicians took off their cloths and gave up their guitars. All of this came together  to help rebuild the steeple and use it  as a megaphone to inform the world about Nuçi's Space and the work it does providing obstacle free treatment  for musicians suffering from depression and other such disorders and so much more. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Win Widespread Panic Tickets

Fantastic prize from Widespread Panic and Nuçi's Space  from our Rock 'n' Raffle. Prize Package includes:
12/30 ~ Two (2) Tunes for Tots VIP concert tickets at the Fillmore Charlotte and an autographed event poster. VIP tickets include a pre-concert cocktail party with the entire band. 
12/31 ~ Two (2) New Year’s Eve Floor Tickets at the Time Warner Cable Arena w/ VIP passes and event poster. And Two nights stay at the Hyatt House. Check in 12/30/14 and out 1/1/15. CASH $500Estimated value: $1600.00

Raffle tickets sales will stop at 11:59am on December 1st, 2014. The drawing will take place on Monday, December 1st, 2014 before 6PM EST. The winner will be contacted via phone and/or email.


Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Road to Nuçi's Space

We  always jump at an opportunity to  develop stronger ties to our great Athens community and so joining in with ACC Adopt-A-Highway and Keep Athens Beautiful  was always in our minds. When we applied it was doubly exciting to discover that   the  1.2 mile stretch of Oconee Street   from S Williams to Oak  Street was available as it runs right by  our building. Though we have done our first clean up  we do anticipate a further  4 or 5 clean ups a year and while we are looking forward to organizing ours we encourage and  hope we inspire other businesses and nonprofits to join in, adopt  and help make Athens just a little more beautiful.
For more information on becoming part of our clean up crew contact lesley@nuci.org  subject  " Adopt-a-Highway "

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Country Fried

 Those wonderful people from  Country Fried have been busy , check out their latest poster details  HERE 
They are offering a 15% discount  and $2 from each poster goes to Nuci's Space. Use discount code ' nuci '  and grab one. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hump Day Unplugged: UGA Chapel (NS Benefit)

The Music Learning Community is sponsoring Hump Day Unplugged, a benefit concert for Nuçi's Space on April 2 in the University Chapel at 7:00 p.m. 
Admission is $5 per person. 

Eddie and the Public Speakers
Green Flag Band
Wiley Eyes
Caleb Keith

All proceeds from go to Nuçi's Space, a non-profit organization that provides services for musicians in the Athens area.

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Athen Business Rocks Champion: TSAV (Punchlist)

2014 Athens Business Rocks Champion
TSAV – “Punchlist”
2nd Place: 40 Watt Club – “40 Cent”
3rd Place: Last Resort Grill – “Pajaamy Party”

Crowd Favorite:
Thursday: Athens Habitat for Humanity ReStore            - “Priced to Move”
Friday: Epting Events – “Pot Pie”
Saturday: Athens-Clarke Emergency Specialists – “The Clap and the Cure”

Judges Favorite:
Thursday: Athens School of Music – “Jailbroke”
Friday: Partner Software – “The Wedding Singers”
Saturday: 40 Watt Club – “40 Cent”


Peter Dale (The National), Jeff Griggs (Je Suis France), Lisa Love (Georgia Music Foundation), Paul McHugh (Pilgrim), Michelle Davis (Protect Athens Music), Joe Silva (Under the Radar), Tom Ashton (The March Violets), David Parajon (The World Famous) and Russ Hallauer (Ghostmeat Records)

Alex Nash, Andrew McCrary, Cathy Edmonds, Chaka Coleman, Chris Greer, Deborah Jacobellis, Elizabeth Finger, Francine Bryan, Gerda Mostonaite, Joe Lineham, Lindsay Schirato, Madeline Bates, Mandy Goodwin, Monique Hemans, Page Kelley, Remember Watts and Victoria Glover

Special Thanks
Barrie Buck, Velena Vego, the 40 Watt staff, Cindy Nash, Cassie Wright, Chad Osburn, Jason Thrasher, Timi Conley, Justin Unbehaun, Ali Phillips Photography and to all of the participating bands/businesses.

Nuçi’s Space Staff
Chris Byron, Dave Chamberlin, Lesley Cobbs, Laura Ford, Peter Hill, Matt Hudgins, Glenn Reece, Will Kiser (our Master of Ceremonies)


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Nine Lives Sessions features Monsoon & Programs

Nine Lives Sessions has posted some new videos to their YouTube page that feature a couple of young, up-and-coming Athens bands - Programs and Monsoon.
Both bands have former Camp Amped-ers in the lineup.
Check out the videos below.