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Beer, banjo event set to benefit Museum of Art

ALBANY, Ga. -- A crowd is expected to gather at the Albany Museum of Art Tuesday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. to take part in the weeklong musical festivities leading up to the three-day Georgia Throwdown at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds.

Threeforty Creative Group, MillerCoors and the Albany Museum of Art will sponsor Beer and Banjos, featuring music from the Evergreen Family Band and MillerCoors selected beverages.

Festival organizer Sam Shugart approached the museum about the event this summer, as he planned to incorporate local nonprofits and organizations into the music festival.

"We are thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Sam Shugart and 340 as they work to highlight the local arts in the community during this exciting week of music in Southwest Georgia," museum interim Executive Director Karen Kemp said.

Tickets, which are priced at $10 each, includes an open beer bar, boiled peanuts and bluegrass music. All proceeds will go toward maintaining free admission at the museum for all visitors, including an upcoming Family Day on Oct. 20.

"At 340 Creative Group, we are so proud to be a part of this community and work with great groups such as the Albany Museum of Art," group President Justin Andrews said. "We encourage the entire city to come and support the week of music."

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.albanymuseum.com or call (229) 439-8400.

Comments

Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

As Mark Twain said "A banjo is a true waste of good cat gut" but I'll take all the beer I can get.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

And please have Twenty Cases of Your Finest Beer sent to Carlton Fletcher at the Herald Headquarters prior to 16:00 Hours on Thursday, 11 October 2012. It is imperative that this task is completed. Thank You Very Much!

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 11 months ago

I agree! I could stand a case or two :)

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chinaberry25 1 year, 11 months ago

Terry, are you going to leave us?

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Terry.Lewis 1 year, 11 months ago

Nope. Just taking a flyer on possible free beer.

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