The Fox Theatre Institute recently put on the concert of the year to celebrate both Georgia’s historic theatres and FTI’s tenth year of playing a vital role in supporting them.

Kevn Kinney hosted the September 13 fundraiser which included appearances from R.E.M.’s Bill Berry, Mike Mills, and Peter Buck, as well as Berry’s son Owen. The lineup also featured Drive-By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Dodd & The Councilmen, and Atlanta-native Michelle Malone. Encore has the whole night in pictures below!


“We’re incredibly thankful for the patrons and performers who helped us raise more than $100,000 to help empower historic venues,” said Chief Operating Officer of the Fox Theatre, Adina Erwin. “As many Atlantans know, it is the passionate patrons here in this city that helped keep the Fox Theatre alive back in the 1970s. Revitalizing that passion and passing that support on to other theaters throughout the state of Georgia is what the Fox Theatre Institute is all about.”  

The fundraiser included an opportunity for audience members to contribute money for the Fox Theatre Institute’s program “Fox in a Box,” which educates Georgia students about the Fox Theatre’s relevant history and the value of coming together as a community.  The evening also included a personal component in which the special guests shared what Georgia’s historic venues have meant to them and how they have played a role in their lives. Overall, the event raised over $100,000.

Photo credit: The Fox Theatre

About the Fox Theatre Institute
The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) is a dynamic outreach program offering historic preservation expertise, consultation and education to performing arts venues in Georgia and the region. Created by Atlanta’s “Fabulous Fox” Theatre, an iconic attraction widely applauded for being a catalyst for positive change in the community, FTI pays it forward, helping other cultural institutions renew, reinvigorate and restore artistic vitality in their backyards and beyond.

Keeping environmental and economic impact top of mind, FTI offers the financial assistance, restoration support and operations mentoring needed to leverage scarce resources and stimulate local economies. Not only that, but it keeps the artistic pulse of beloved communities beating for decades to come. FTI was recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace for its substantial impact on historical theatre restoration and community building throughout Georgia and the Southeast. For more information, visit www.foxtheatreinstitute.org.

About Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premier venues for live entertainment. Listed as No. 1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine, the Fox Theatre was most recently named as one of the 2018 “Top Stops Worldwide” by Venues Now magazine and landed in the top three of Pollstar magazine’s 2018 Worldwide Ticket Sales. Other notable accolades include nods for 2017 “Theatre of the Year” by the International Entertainment Buyers Association, Rolling Stone magazine’s “The Best Big Rooms in America” as part of their “Venues That Rock” series (2013) and the 2011 “Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year” award by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, the Fox Theatre has consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Now. The Fox Theatre has the No. 1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America (2,000-5,000 seats) and for any Georgia venue according to the “Social Media Power 100” compiled by Venues Now magazine.

With 4,665 seats in the theatre, the Fox hosts 250 performances a year, from rock concerts and Broadway productions to ballets, comedy and movies, attracting 500,000 visitors annually. In addition, the Fox hosts wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. Tickets for all events are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at FoxTheatre.org or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact the Fox Theatre at 404- 881-2000, or visit the Fox Theatre website at foxtheatre.org. Please stay connected with the Fox Theatre on InstagramTwitterFacebook and by using the hashtag #AtTheFox.

About Sally Henry

A writer with a passion for building relationships and telling people's stories, Sally Henry is a freelance arts and entertainment journalist. She has had the privilege of interviewing both local theatre professionals and multi-award-winning celebrities including Carol Burnett, Matthew Morrison, and Taylor Hicks. With theatre journalism experience since 2011, her work has been featured on BroadwayWorld.com, the Huffington Post, and the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival.

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