Join the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library for an evening of tours, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the opening of "Georgia on my Mind: Finding Belonging in Music History." Dress in your favorite band merch and enjoy live musical performances in the gallery from jazz pianist James Weidman, guitarist Skip Taylor, guitarist John Culwell, and hip hop artist Cassie Chantel. This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required. RSVP by August 12th to LNessel@uga.edu or (706) 542-3879.
About the Exhibit:
Music history in Georgia is the story of people searching for belonging and finding connections with each other and the world around them. "Georgia on my Mind" explores some of the genres, spaces, and performers that have helped to define music in the state over time. Highlighting artists Ray Charles, Bill Anderson, R.E.M., The B52's, Lil Nas X, Outkast and more, "Georgia on my Mind" speaks to the music that connects us to Georgia and to each other. The exhibit also features a community curated room with items from people in the Athens community.