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.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT NUÇI’S SPACE, A NONPROFIT MUSICIANS’ SUPPORT & RESOURCE CENTER. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
Learn more about ABR here Register your band Monday, May 4th 5PM InitialFundraising Deadlineto determine Schedule at 40 WATT Tuesday, May 5thDay and time slots for the performance nights for all bands will be announced Friday, May 15th 1st8 Bands perform at 40 Watt – Awards Presented to Crowd Favorite & Judges Favorite Saturday, May 16th 2nd8 Bands perform – followed by Awards Presented to Crowd Favorite & Judges Favorite, ABR Grand Champions, 2ndand 3rdPlace Winners
Event Venue:40 Watt
285 W. Washington Street
Athens, Georgia 30601