Monday, July 27, 2009

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Mule Fest to benefit Nuçi's Space

Mule Train Records, Green Room International Productions, Green Room Studios, and First American Bank & Trust are proud to collaborate on the 2nd Annual Mule Fest to be held the weekend of August 21, 22 and 23.

Mule Fest is a three-day, two-venue festival consisting of art, music, comedy, vending and childrens’ activities held in the eclectic city of Athens, Ga every August. With a focus on local talent, acoustic performances and jam bands, the musical focus centers around styles such as alternative, Americana, blues, funk, jazz and soul. The two venues are the Mule Train Records’ Green Room and an outdoor main stage in the First American Bank & Trust parking lot located at 520 North Thomas Street.

A portion of ticket sales and Mule Fest merchandise sales will go towards Nuçi’s Space, a nonprofit health and music resource center here in Athens, Ga.

For a list of all the performers, please check out their website.

From LimeWire:
The southeastern college town of Athens, GA, is an important destination for music, with a legacy that's as rich as it is deep and broad. In the late '70s and early '80s, Athens made an indelible mark on the global musical psyche by birthing groundbreaking bands like The B-52s, R.E.M., Love Tractor, and Pylon, all of whom graced the stage at the famed 40 Watt Club. Despite the success of the aforementioned acts, Athens' diverse community of indie musicians working in various genres have refused to live in the past, and thus the city's collective appetite for new music remains insatiable. It's this sort of DIY spirit that forms the bedrock of Ear to the Ground: Athens, curated by famed local weekly publication Flagpole. As sweet as a Georgia peach, ETTG: Athens features juicy offerings from bands-of-the-moment such as Dead Confederate, Of Montreal, The Whigs, and Madeline Adams. This sampler captures the essence of what's going on right now in Athens' underground, a place where bands rock out and dish out a heavy helping of southern hospitality at the same time.

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