ACCELERATE Pre-Release Party Benefitting Community Connection of Northeast Georgia & Family Connection/Communities in Schools

TICKETS are $10.00 advance ( $1.50 processing fee via Athensmusic.net) – $15.00 at the door

Event begins promptly at 8:15 p.m.


Preview of full ACCELERATE album

Live auction featuring R.E.M.-signed Gretsch guitar & other items

Silent auction

Special videos screening

Giveaways & more!

A benefit preview listening party for each R.E.M. album has been held in the band’s hometown since the release of 1992’s Automatic for the People.

Please note that the band will neither perform nor be in attendance at the event.

About the Beneficiaries:

Community Connection of Northeast Georgia celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2008 with the mission to nurture, develop, and maintain information and systems which empower individuals and communities to access needed resources and services. Its programs include the 211 Information & Referral Call Center, Hands on Northeast Georgia Volunteer Center, Child Care Resource and Referral of Northeast Georgia at Athens, and incubation of the Piedmont Rape Crisis Center. For more information, visit Community Connection or call 211 or 706-353-1313.

Athens-Clarke County Family Connection Partnership / Communities In Schools of Athens is a partnership of 90 organizations working with families to research the needs of children and families in the community and working together to address those needs. Athens-Clarke County Family Connection Partnership is the official planning and coordinating body for services for children and families in the community and co-convened Partners for a Prosperous Athens/OneAthens. For more information, visit Athens Connectionor call 706-369-9732.

Special Room Rates:

Note: The Foundry Park Inn will also offer special $89 room rates with the mention of the R.E.M. listening party. Call 706.549.7020 or 866-9ATHENS to reserve a room or book online at Foundry Park Inn with code RE0330 as the group booking code.

For more information about the release party, contact Jeff Montgomery at 706-380-8269 or jeff@athensmusic.net.