Stone Mountain Village BlueGrassRoots Music & Arts Festival: “A New Southern Tradition”

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The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and Main Street Stone Mountain will co-host a bluegrass music and arts festival in historic Stone Mountain Village on Saturday, March 31, 2012. This one day festival includes southern Bluegrass musicians on stage, street jams, Contra dancing as well as an arts & crafts show for up to 150 self-taught artists and artisans. There will also be local food and beverages and a children’s area. The event is held on Main Street in historic Stone Mountain Village, just a 15 minute drive from Atlanta. This event is co-hosted by AFFPS and is organized by artists for artists.

This is the best recipe for a New Southern Tradition. Mixing bluegrass musicians and self taught southern artists and artisans is a combination worth savoring! Up to 150 artists and artisans will brighten the historic charm of Stone Mountain Village. A small stage will showcase group Contra dances and bluegrass music, plus bluegrass “street jams” will be featured throughout the festival. This event will bring much needed attention to the restoration of this historic village.

Location:     922 Main Street (for GPS directions)
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Times:         Sat., March 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Music:     Bluegrass music on stage plus Contra dancing
    Jam sessions on the sidewalk
Admission:     Free to attend

“The combination of historic Stone Mountain Village, bluegrass music and self taught folk and outsider art is irresistible,” says Patrick Dennis, President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. “We love our local musicians and artists and look forward to this becoming a New Southern Tradition!”

This event will showcase approximately 150 artists and artisans plus over a dozen bluegrass musicians. The festival is organized and run by artist volunteers who understand the needs and challenges of artists and how best to connect with consumers during this difficult economy.

“We strongly support local artists,” says Randall Fox, V.P. of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. “With this event, it gives artists an opportunity to show their work in a completely unique environment in the background of the historic renovations in Stone Mountain Village.’”

For more information, contact Patrick Dennis at 404-845-0793.

About The Stone Mountain BlueGrassRoots Music & Arts Festival:
The event is co-hosted by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and Main Street Stone Mountain. AFFPS operates outdoor art and handcraft events in the metro Atlanta area. Festivals by AFFPS are staffed by volunteer artists to ensure the quality and production of each event is held to the highest standards.

Patrick Dennis, Director
Stone Mountain Village BlueGrassRoots Music & Arts Festival
Ph.: 404-845-0793 (ofc) 404-408-2127 (cell)
Email: patrick(at)affps(dot)com

Randall Fox, Founder,
Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC
Ph: 404-845-0793 (ofc) 404-441-3567 (cell)
Email: randall(at)affps(dot)com

Kim Delaney, Executive Director
Main Street Stone Mountain
Ph: 770-498-7334
Email: mainstreetstone(at)bellsouth(dot)net or kimber.delaney(at)gmail(dot)com

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