Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Chris Cannon, director of communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Floyd County Schools Arts Program to benefit from Curtis Reed concert
ROME, GA. — Curtis Reed will kick off his “Take me Back to Georgia: A Celebration in Song” tour on Saturday, March 30 in Rome, Ga. The concerts will benefit the Floyd County Schools music and arts programs.
Reed will perform two concerts at the Rome City Auditorium at 2:30p.m. and 7:00p.m. As many as 50 students from the Floyd County school system will be featured as background vocalists for Reed. A portion of the concert tickets sales will then be donated to the Floyd County music program.
To celebrate the concert theme of “Take me Back to Georgia,” Pepperell High School student Grafton Flock created a piece of digital art that has been placed on products carried by the Last Stop Gift Shop. Stone coasters and mouse pads will be available for sell by the shop at the concert on Saturday.
“Once I listened to the song ‘Take Me Back to Georgia,’ I realized that when you visit somewhere, you usually find a postcard to remember the scenery of your travels,” said Flock. “That’s when I came up with the idea of a retro postcard, which supplies Curtis Reed’s most prized memories of his southern home, Georgia.”
Products with his unique artwork will also be for sale at the Last Stop Gift Shop inside the Rome – Floyd Visitor Center and proceeds will continue to benefit the Floyd County arts program.
“I certainly appreciate the importance and lifelong value of music and fine arts departments in our school system,” Reed said. “This is the underlying purpose of having the children perform with me.”
“There will be a couple of new songs that I’ve written about Rome,” Reed said. “One is called ‘All Roads Lead to Rome,’ which will be one of the opening songs.”
After traveling all over the country, Reed decided to pen a song about his home state and “Take Me Back to Georgia” is the title song on his latest CD, which is available at the Last Stop Gift Shop run by the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau atop Jackson Hill. A dollar from the sale of each CD sold in Rome will also be donated to the music and arts in schools program in Floyd County.
Tickets for the show are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and older, and $10 for children age 12 and younger. The tickets are now available at The Forum box office and the Rome – Floyd Visitor Center.
For more information call 706-295-5576.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Georgia. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic fabric of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.