Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Renaissance Hotels’ Presents Roc Nation’s ‘Rock & Roller’ Hugo At Briza

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 0

WHO:                    Hugo

WHAT:                  On Thursday May 19, 2011, Renaissance Hotels will be hosting an exclusive and intimate performance by ‘gangta-rocker’ Hugo, whose debut album Old Tyme Religion was recently released on May 10th, featuring hit singles “99 Problems” and “Bread & Butter.”  Distinguishing himself in a world filled with hip-hop, Hugo’s new album combines inspiration from his travels all over the world with his admiration for the blues and post-1977 pop sounds. Fresh on the music scene, Hugo’s music breathes an aura of late night heat and mystery combined with provocative lyrics and an unconventional tune  Prior to the release of his album, Hugo’s work has lent him to successful collaborations with the likes of BeyoncĂ©, leading to a deal with JAY Z’s Roc Nation.

Join me at Briza for live music with Hugo starting at 10… plus Executive Chef Janine Falvo is offering a $40 tasting menu starting at 8! Guests can reserve their spot between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. for the special tasting menu and "HUGOtini" cocktail by calling 678-412-2402.  Briza is also giving away a $50 gift certificate to the person who posts the best picture from the event on their Facebook page.

WHEN:                  DATE: Thursday, May 19, 2011
                                TIME: 8 PM – 10 PM  Dinner Special  
                                       10 PM  - 11 PM  Performance
                                       Reservations required for dinner
WHERE                 Briza
                             Located adjacent to the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel
                                866 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
                             Phone: 678 214-2402

(via Melissa Libby PR)

Monday, May 9, 2011

5th Annual River Revival at Park Tavern

Monday, May 9, 2011 0

5th Annual River Revival

May 19, 2011, 6:30-11:00PM 
Park Tavern at Piedmont Park
Tickets on sale through May 16th

River Revival brings UCR members, guests and sponsors together to celebrate the river while soaking in the spring weather under Park Tavern's big tent. River Revival features . . .
Live music from Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel, Ponderosa, and The Kicks!
Silent and live auctions
Great food from Park Tavern
Brews from SweetWater Brewing Company
Presentation of UCR's River Rock Star Award
Kick-off of SweetWater Brewery's SAVE THE HOOCH Campaign!!
Here are the Details:
  • Tickets are $45 in advance / $55 at the door
  • DATE: Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • TIME: 6:30pm to 11:00pm
  • LOCATION: Park Tavern at Piedmont Park / 500 10th Street NE / Atlanta, GA, 30309 / 404.249.0001
  • ATTIRE: Rock and Roll! Wear your favorite concert t-shirt from years past or get rock and roll chic and dress in honor of your favorite musician.
  • Ticket price includes amazing entertainment, incredible food, complimentary beer brewed by Park Tavern and SweetWater Brewery, wine, soft drinks, parking (in designed areas only) AND a one-year membership to UCR!

All About the Music:

Ken Block and Drew Copeland from Sister Hazel
Ken Block is a songwriter, acoustic guitarist and lead singer of the rock band Sister Hazel, known for a powerful and emotional voice that is both unique and quickly recognizable. Block is a critically acclaimed performer and songwriter who has written or co-written several Billboard-charting songs. Drew Copeland plays rhythm and acoustic guitar. He sings lead and background vocals for the band Sister Hazel; he co-wrote many of the group's songs. Get ready for an enjoyable evening of original tunes you’ll recognize and some of Ken and Drew’s favorites.

Ponderosa culls their sound from soulful, southern roots, while citing influences from The Rolling Stones and The Faces to The Black Crowes and Tom Petty. Ponderosa’s debut album Moonlight Revival due out January 18, 2011 on New West Records was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket) at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN and mixed by Russ Fowler (John Mayer, Stone Temple Pilots). The 11-track record features numerous stand out rockers showcasing lead singer/songwriter Kalen Nash’s throaty, blues-tinged wail, including the record’s first single “Old Gin Road” which Songs Illinois declares “...shows the band’s soul-rock side.” Ponderosa will deliver a solid mix of rock and soul at River Revival.

The Kicks  Nashville knockouts with class, gods of harmony, humans with soul, this four piece band is eclectic, electric, and will rock and roll you for days. Go ahead and slap a MySpace tag on them like rock/indie/alternative. They'll only peel it off and reinvent the genre. With influences from Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart to Pete Yorn and Tom Petty, The Kicks are salted with the South but still pop like soda … and they will rock the remainder of the evening until we’re forced to end. And not because we want to. 

River Rock Star Award
The River Rock Star Award is presented to a company, group, or individual that has used their creative gifts or innovative methods to benefit the Chattahoochee River. This year we are delighted to honor Rhett Turner and Jonatham Wickhamfor their hour-long documentary released in 2010, Chattahoochee: Water War to Water Vision, which has brought much needed attention to the plight of our river and the complexities surrounding the Tri-State Water War

River Revival is also the kick-off party for SweetWater Brewery’s Save the Hooch Campaign, which engages beer drinkers, bar patrons, and restaurants throughout metro Atlanta in efforts to raise awareness and funds to support UCR’s river patrol and water quality monitoring programs.

River Revival is organized with the help of an active Host Committee. Co-chairs for the 2011 event include Derek & Shannon Jacoby of Jacoby Development, Beth Cope of Talking Heads Media, Paul & Sunshine Diaz of Tree Sound Studios, and Tony Caporale of Twin Bear Management. If you are interested in joining our host committee, please contacttbates@ucriverkeeper/404.352.9828x12.
Just a few more details...

GO GREEN!  Please consider using public transportation or carpooling to this event!
Make the Smart Choice - Don't Drive Impaired! SafeRide America will again be onsite at River Revival and will take you and your car home ... FREE within a 20-mile radius ... should you need the service. Tips not mandatory, but very much appreciated.  For travel outside the 20-mile radius, SafeRide charges $2.50 per mile.
UCR is sponsoring SafeRide America. 
 PARKING.  Your ticket price also includes complimentary parking at Park Tavern. Overflow parking will be available at Grady High School.  WARNING: Once these lots are full, please park in designated parking areas only.  Your vehicle will be towed or booted if you park illegally in noparking areas.  Neither UCR nor Park Tavern will be responsible for your impound fees.

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