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FUTUREBIRDS

  • September 20, 2019
  • 8:30 PM
  • Location: Georgia Theatre
  • 215 N. Lumpkin St. 
  • Athens, GA
  • Phone: (706) 850-7670
  • Price: $15.00 - $20.00
  • Time: Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

"The music is a patchwork amalgam of influences, including: twangy Southern rock (they've opened for the Drive-By Truckers), reverb-soaked psychedelia reminiscent of early My Morning Jacket or fellow Athens residents Phosphorescent, soaring guitar solos à la Neil Young and Crazy Horse, rhythmic jangle from that other Athens band, REM, multi-part vocal harmonies... and, weaving through it all, lyrical slide guitar."

- Vox.com

"Close your eyes at a Futurebirds concert and they’ll transport you to memories of great times, horrible breakups, good looking women, late-nights with friends, simple easy days as a child, your awkward phases of life, a positive outlook on what the future holds, and everything in-between. This is song-writing ladies and gentlemen. This is a band that has it. They’ve got the magic that pulls your heartstrings while simultaneously warming the heart and soul.”

— Live Music Daily

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The Pink Stones, Hunter Morris & Blue Blood

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Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St.
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After a devastating fire in 2009, The Georgia Theatre was rebuilt and reopened in August 2011, reclaiming its place as a keystone of the Athens music scene.

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HISTORY:
\r\nThe Georgia Theater is part of the Downtown Athens National Register Historic District and also the Downtown Local Historic District, which was designated in 2006. It was built as the Elite Theater in 1935 on the \"foundation\" of the original YMCA which had been constructed on that site in 1889. The upper part of that YMCA building was demolished in 1920 and it then served over the years as the Majestic Hotel, Masonic Temple, Dorsey Furniture Company, and Burnstein Brothers Furniture Company until the Elite Theater was built. It is unclear how much of the original YMCA building was incorporated into the Elite Theater.

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As a live music venue, The Georgia Theatre has been the site of

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  • One of Georgia's \"Best Music History Sites,\" AAA Living, September/October 2018
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