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A-Town Get Down, stands for Alex Townsend
A-Town Get Down is coming up March 2, 2013, and Savannah could not be more excited! The thought of music and art bringing in a new Spring at such a beautiful time of year, in this old but beautiful southern hostess city known as Savannah; is enough to send chills down your spine.
Just think, a Music Festival that is open to all ages, where any and everyone who has the ability to perform in the art world are able to show off for good fun, and a good cause. The talent ranges from oldies to newbies, and welcomes all those in-between, as well.
What is A-Town Get Down? It is a gift to Savannah, from the Townsend family, with love.
It was started by Tom Townsend as a memorial to his son Alex Townsend, and of course the name, A-Town Get Down, stands for Alex and his nickname, A-Town. A SCAD student, who loved Savannah so much, that he cherished every opportunity to learn and grow within this hostess city. This is the reason why Tom Townsend is bringing it back for the third year to Savannah.
Alex Townsend, a 21 year-old man who had a dream and the talent to back it up, died in a car accident on February 14, 2010. Alex possessed the talent of music as a drummer, and had the ability to draw as an artist; and would mix the two forms of art from time to time to create Poster Art.
Tom Townsend, Alex's loving farther, decided to provide a venue of inspiration that could be inherited both ways in the world of art. Where the audience has the ability to inspire the artist and vice versa. And for people who are just now discovering their talent for art and music, to encourage them to break out of their shell, and follow through with their new found talent.
The A-Town Get Down is more than a memorial to an inspiring muse such as Alex Townsend; it is more than just a music festival but an outlet and a vector that brings the city of Savannah together in not a passive, but rather in an active way.
The head liner for the event is Loudon Wainwright III, the Grammy winning and Folk singing, song writer who has released 22 albums to date, and the Eric Culberson Band, a real genuine Blues band will also be making an appearance. Not to mention Savannah's very own Children's Choir will be performing too. There will even be SCAD students out to show their talent in a clay demonstration, and an enormous free standing wall where SCAD artists will be working on it all day long to be auctioned off at the end of the night.
The best part, is that the net proceeds will go towards Art Scholarships!
So, save the date and make sure you are on time for a mega good time on Saturday March 2, 2013, from noon till Midnight at the Charles H. Morris Center.
For tickets you can go here, a-towngetdown.com
A big "thank you" goes to the sponsors of A-Town Get Down:
Adobe, Blick art materials, Red Bull, Lynda.com, at&t, SCAD, Savannah Arts Academy, Coastal Middle School, Connect Savannah, Dub's a public house, Live Oak Restaurant Group, Computer Advantage, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, Creative Approach, Savannah Children's Museum, Chatham County Schools, Royal Restrooms, Montana Cans, Famous Footwear, StageFront Presentation Systems and WRHQ (105.3) Radio.
Written by: Amber Dyson