Sixty musicians will pay tribute to live music advocate Eddie Owen in a six-show concert series in June at the R.
The “Live Music Matters” concerts honor Owen’s 20-year legacy of promoting musicians in Atlanta and the 2011 opening of his “Eddie Owen Presents” music venue at RCT in Duluth.
Owen, the founder of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur who formerly served as the music club’s booking agent, has been credited with launching the careers of the Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, John Mayer, Jennifer Nettles, the Zac Brown Band and others over the past two decades.
Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22; 5 and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 23; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24; and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. RCT doors open an hour prior to the concerts. Tickets cost $12 in advance/$15 at the door and can be purchased at www.eddieowenpresents.com.
Participating artists include:
Cowboy Envy, Julie Gribble, Caroline Herring, Kodac Harrison, Elliott Bronson, Doria Roberts, Diane Durrett, Mike Kinnebrew, Neil Cribbs, Sue Wilkinson, Michael Cady, Ben Deignan, Kevin Jackson, DeDe Vogt, Little Country Giants, Michael Killeen, Joe Mcquinness, Kitty Snyder, Telegram, David Franklin, Dee Dee Westbrook, Cindy Lou Harrington, Matthew Kahler, Jeff Talmadge, Norwood,Levi Lowrey, Johnny Roquemore, Blake Guthrie, Gareth Asher, Tim Brantley, Danny Brewer, Riley Biederer, Von Grey, Hannah Thomas, Michelle Malone, Jan Smith, Bruce Burch, Meghan Arias, Trappers Cabin, Nancy Kaye, Hill Roberts, Sonia Tetlow, Herb Jones, Jill McAllister, Deadfields, Eric Dodd, Wesley Cook, Molly Parden, Amy Gerhartz, Christopher Yates, Kurt Scobie, Callaghan, Matthew Perryman Jones, Adron, Granville Automatic, Brad Cox, Hope Sonam, Mandy Gawley, Mike Gleason and others.
Visit www.eddieowenpresents to find out the performers for specific concert dates.
Proceeds will benefit Owen’s 257-seat Duluth concert venue and music school. The Red Clay Theatre is located at 3116 Main St. in historic downtown Duluth. Downtown parking is plentiful with 750 spaces available. Beer, wine and soft drinks are sold before and during concerts.
The "Eddie Owen Presents" concert line-up this weekend at the Red Clay Theatre includes singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur at 8 p.m. Friday, June 8. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door.
Folk-rock musician Ellis Paul will present a family matinee concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9. He will perform songs from his debut children’s album “Dragonfly Races.” Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children under 12 and $10 for adults.
Ellis will appear with special guest Rebecca Loebe in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
For more information, call 404-478-2749.