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Big Week of Music & Community for The Frank Hamilton School!

4 Oct

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Fall is in full swing folks, and we’re thrilled to be a part of so many great offerings this week and weekend!  The 2nd Annual Oakhurst Porchfest and our second appearance with the Little Five Arts Alive initiative sponsored by the Horizon Theatre Company are both right around the corner.  Throw in a couple of unique concerts at the Red Light Cafe that truly showcase the breadth of talent and legend in this great state of Georgia and you have yourself a full week of activities!  Come witness a special opening set by our namesake, leader, and a living music legend Frank Hamilton as he opens  the evening on Thursday, October 6, for the iconic, soulful songwriter/musician Caroline Aiken.  It’s his first appearance as part of our concert series so come on out for this special treat!

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We’re celebrating our brand new non-profit status by offering discounts to our first 50fhs_membership inaugural FHS members.  Join now to save twice: once on membership, and then again when you take a class.

When you become a member, you help the Frank Hamilton School create education programs that foster face-to-face community, bring generations together, and make music education available to children who would not otherwise have access to it. With your contribution, we can offer more classes, more levels of instruction, as well as reach out farther into the community.  Click Here for complete information!

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Doors @ 7PM, Showtime 8PMAdvance Tickets $15/Door $18

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fhs_porchfestOakhurst Porchfest SAT OCT 8!  Folks we are excited to be a part of one of the most enjoyable community events around!  Music takes over porches and yards in our grand Oakhurst neighborhood, and trust me there is something for everyone!  The Frank Hamilton School will be performing Noon-1PM at the Oakhurst Baptist Church, 222 East Lake Dr., Decatur 30030, in their beautiful courtyard.  Expect a rousing performance by teachers and students!

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Doors 8 PM, Showtime 9 PM, Advance Tickets $10/Door $12

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fhs_little5artsaliveWe will be in Findley Plaza in the heart of Little Five Points on Sunday, October 9 from 3-5 PM, so come on out and enjoy some tunes.  You can also pick up a ukulele and join in!  I was strumming along last time myself!  Little Five Arts Alive is a wonderful community initiative in its first year, and as it wraps up the following weekend, it will be fun to grow with this program as well!  Sending a big THANK YOU out to the Horizon Theatre Company as well for their support of this community event!  It will be fun to collaborate with that fine organization as well!

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THANK YOU for your continued support as the Frank Hamilton School continues to strengthen and grow the legs on which the foundation of the school is built!  We hope that you can become a member, volunteer, and/or a class participant down the road.  Exciting times ahead!

Frank Hamilton School Concerts & Festival Sightings

9 May

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Come play with us this week, as we have a very busy one out and about!  Music classes continue Tuesday at Oakhurst Baptist Church – if you’re curious about how they run, come on out and see for yourself.  Courses for this term include guitar levels 1-3, mandolin, fiddle, vocals, and banjo.  We will pick back up with ukulele next term beginning June 7!

Our calendar filled up this week quite nicely – keep reading to get the scoop!  Hope to see you out at one of our events!

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As part of the Frank Hamilton School Concert Serieswe are excited to present Grant Green Jr.Thursday, May 12 at the Red Light Cafe!  Grant is a member of the legendary group Masters of Groove, along with drummer Bernard Purdie and B3 Organ player Reuben Wilson, and his live shows are extremely soulful and uplifting, his skills on the guitar are second to none. Expect an incredible evening of music by a music gem we are fortunate chose to make Atlanta his home (by way of New York). 

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TDawg Presents Martha Scanlan in a relaxed backyard setting, 466 Ridgecrest Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307.

Sunday, May 15, Gate at 5PM, Showtime 6 PM ~ ADVANCE TICKETS $15/$20 GATE

BYOB, bring a chair, bring a grillable if you like, some apps will be available but feel free to contribute! Bring your instrument for some pre/post show jamming!

A PORTION OF PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT Frank Hamilton School.

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On behalf of The Frank Hamilton School, TDawg Presents is excited to bring you the acclaimed and gifted songwriter Martha Scanlan, formerly from the Reeltime Travelers, for a Sunday backyard gathering. This concert is a benefit for the Frank Hamilton School, so come on out and support a wonderful cause while witnessing magic on the stage with Martha’s presence. Martha hasn’t been around these parts very much in recent years so this will be a special performance! On a personal level, I worked with the Reeltime Travelers several times throughout their too brief of a career as a band, and I can’t express to you how excited I am to be presenting this show.

Martha Scanlan’s long-awaited third release, The Shape Of Things Gone Missing, The Shape Of Things To Come, is already being heralded as her best work yet. “A revelation, an instant classic and one of those rare albums that defies genre and generation. Scanlan evokes western landscapes as effectively as Georgia O’Keefe did on canvass.” – Dirty Linen

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On Saturday May 14, The Frank Hamilton School will be present at two wonderful community events!

Kirkwood Spring Fling, Bessie Branham Park, 2051 Delano Drive NE, 30317 

We will be located in the artist market performing acoustically with sets at Noon, 1 PM, 2 PM featuring Frank Hamilton.  Two more sets from 3 PM – 5 PM!  Come visit us!

~ Tucker Day, Main St., Tucker, GA.  Performance at 3:30 PM on the First Avenue Stage featuring Frank Hamilton.

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If you would like to get involved as a volunteer with The Frank Hamilton School, please contact us through the website and we will get back to you quickly!  Plenty of opportunities available that can utilize particular skill sets, from accounting and bookkeeping to membership development!  Become a part of the New Folk Movement!

 

TDawg Presents in May!

28 Apr

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DATE/WHERE: Thursday, May 1 @ The Red Light Cafe
TIME: Doors @ 7pm, Showtime 8pm, special guest Rev. Jeff Mosier
ADMISSION: $17 adv/$20 door  Advance Tickets

TDawg Presents is excited to bring internationally acclaimed performing artists The Duhks back to Atlanta!  “Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe)

Opening the evening is the amazing Rev. Jeff Mosier!  Expect the unexpected on this one, y’all. You don’t want to miss this show.  The Duhks haven’t been through Atlanta in several years, and we have them in the intimate and friendly confines of The Red Light Cafe!

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DATE/WHERE: Monday May 5 @ The Red Light Cafe
TIME: Doors @ 7pm, Showtime 8pm
ADMISSION: $10 adv/$12 door  ADVANCE TICKETS

TDawg Presents is very excited to welcome back Caroline Pond to the Red Light Cafe, on Cinco de Mayo no less!  She will be joined by old friends Ami Worthen and Jason Kreckel for what promises to be quite the fun night of music, more than anyone deserves on a Monday night especially!

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WHERE: Twain’s Billiards & Tap
TIME: 1-4pm, 8pm-midnight
ADMISSION: $50 adv only for afternoon session, $5 cover after 5:30pm

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SpringFest will be featuring a Beer and Food tasting event from 1pm-4pm, featuring food from Twain’s, Leon’s Full Service, Pinewood Tippling Room, Steinbeck’s, and Pine Street Market. Each restaurant is being paired with a local brewery, Blue Tarp, Wild Heaven, 3 Taverns, and Ale Yeah and Twain’s are making a special beer for the event.

Music during this time will be provided by Ralph Roddenbery, who will perform two sets!

ADV TIX are $50 and inlcude 5 tastes from 5 chefs, with beer pairings, and a commemorative glass, and all proceeds go to the ACFB!  Please visit the ticket page at Brown Paper Tickets to get yours today and help us make this event a huge success for the ACFB and all the wonderful things they do to help out our fine city!

Twain’s will open at 5:30 that evening and will feature two killer bands that night for only a $5 cover charge, and all of the door money will go directly to the ACFB.  The music will begin at 8pm and go until shortly after midnight.  Evening schedule is below:

8-9:45pm ~ Atlanta Hair of the Dog
10:15pm-12:15am ~ Rolling Nowhere

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