Let the Kids Play: A Benefit for Lanta Gras in memory of John Kane

Lanta Gras

When long-time Winnona Park resident, John Kane, passed away in January 2018, at the age of 45, he left a huge hole in his family and community because of how well he loved everyone. No one was as funny or as kind as John Kane, and no one loved music or kids more. In an effort to remember and honor John's memory, his family decided to raise money for a charity that truly epitomizes what John was all about.

Lanta Gras is a 501c3 organization that hosts an annual parade in Kirkwood (fun!!) and raises money for low income children to purchase instruments and music instruction, building community and opportunity through music. John would have loved it, as much as he loved a good party, which is what we are planning!

So come join us (whether you knew John or not!) for a great show and a great cause! There will be music, bracketology (it's Selection Sunday for March Madness!), a door prize or two, and poetry, all hosted by the fabulous Mara Davis. You can drop in for a beverage or stay for the long haul.

All tickets sold to this event will go to Lanta Gras http://www.lantagras.com.

- John Boy and Surround Sound
- Shoestring Theory
- Hog Eyed Man

Legendary emcee, songwriter, and producer JohnBoy (Johnathan Wright), the mind and co-writer behind V.I.C.'s 2008 hit "Wobble," is joined by the Surround Sound ensemble to serve up a style of brass-band hip-hop both unique and familiar to Atlanta, guaranteed to get you on the dance floor. JohnBoy and Surround Sound perform all over the Southeast but recently tore it up as a highlight of the Oakhurst Porchfest in Decatur and can be found the Saturday before the Superbowl playing at Centennial Olympic Park.

Shoestring Theory started as a call by a lonesome mandolin player sent out over various neighborhood listservs in Decatur, Georgia to find other musicians with whom to pick bluegrass. After many months of picking sessions, cohesion set in, which led to the formation of a band. Shoestring Theory consists of every bluegrass instrument conceivable, some pretty nifty female harmonies and picking improvisation over bluegrass standards and other Americana such as the Grateful Dead and Tom Petty.

Mara Davis is a television and radio personality, emcee, brand ambassador and one of the most well known media personalities in Atlanta. A personality known for her humor, honesty and love of pop culture, she came to Atlanta for the classic rock station, Z-93 that became Dave-FM. She created the popular “Radio Free Lunch” a daily thematic radio request show. Throughout her radio and TV career she’s interviewed celebrities and chefs and won several “Best Of Atlanta” spots in Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine. Davis currently has a weekly spot on Atlanta’s NPR-WABE-FM where she previews the weekend's music events on "Mara's Music Mix." Additionally, she works as a radio and TV personality on The Bert Show and Atlanta Eats respectively.

Hog-Eyed Man

Jason Cade and Rob McMaken

$17.00 - $22.00


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