5th Annual Georgia On My Mind hosted by The Peach Pickers
Ryman Auditorium
Tue, Jun 26 7:30 pm


Get ready for the Ryman on June 26, 2018, when the Peach Pickers host Gretsch Presents the 5th Annual Georgia On My Mind. The annual concert features Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip and Rhett Akins celebrating their home state with a star-studded group of friends and raising money for the Georgia Music Foundation. Tickets are $54.50 and $44.50 and go on sale at ryman.com on Feb. 23. Dallas, who chairs the Georgia Music Foundation, said, “For Ben, Rhett and me, it’s almost like organizing a bonfire party in South Georgia every year. We call our friends, they call their friends and we all get together, play the songs we love and tell stories. The fact that the last four concerts have allowed us to donate nearly $300,000 to the Georgia Music Foundation to support music education programs just blows our minds. ” Artists announcements for 2018 will be made over the coming months, but tickets often sell out prior to the announcement and surprise guests make appearances every year. Since the first Georgia On My Mind concert in 2014, the Peach Pickers have been joined by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Big Boi of Outkast, Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina, Cole Swindell, Kip Moore, Michael Ray, T. Graham Brown, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell, Tyler Farr, Otis Redding III, Dexter Redding, Billy Currington, Drivin’ N Cryin’, Brent Cobb, Sonia Leigh, Travis Denning, Trea Landon, Jon Langston, Cole Taylor, Jordan Rager and many more. Two artists who have been announced for 2018 are Nashville Songwriter Hall of Famers Pat Alger and Tony Arata, who will perform and each receive the Georgia Music Foundation Flamekeeper Award. The award was introduced in 2014 and recognizes individuals whose work tirelessly preserves and promotes Georgia's musical roots and traditions. Past recipients include Jason Aldean; Deanna Brown-Thomas, daughter of James Brown; Karla Redding-Andrews, Dexter Redding and Otis Redding III, children of Otis Redding; and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. This year, the Peach Pickers welcome Gretsch, the fourth-generation musical instruments company headquartered in Pooler, Georgia, as presenting sponsor. Fred Gretsch, President of The Gretsch Company, said, “As we celebrate our 135th anniversary as a family business run by Dinah Gretsch and me, we are honored to support the Peach Pickers and present ‘Georgia On My Mind.’ The Gretsch family's goal is enriching lives through participation in music and we’ve seen how proceeds from previous years’ concerts have impacted music education programs around the state of Georgia.”

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