Average Ticket Prices
Eric Church $48.38      David Sedaris $46.82      Corey Smith $21.33      Citizen Cope $39.71      Cirque du Soleil - "Varekai" $61.69      Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood $39.28      The Tenderloins $51.59      Bad Suns $15.51      Alan Jackson $54.89      Above & Beyond $48.11      Robert Earl Keen $34.37      Mannheim Steamroller $56.76      Lewis Black $54.44      Clutch $31.50      Tobymac $27.90      The Australian Pink Floyd Show $43.00      Ian Anderson $67.11      Papadosio $19.86      Barenaked Ladies $44.07      Enrique Iglesias $83.01      Chris Brown $97.42      Florida Georgia Line $44.47      Celtic Woman $60.46      2Cellos $37.77      J. Cole $45.19      Doobie Brothers $56.01      Cherub $17.61      Theresa Caputo $64.23      John Mellencamp $89.76      RL Grime $23.40      Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons $72.19      Volbeat $40.37      The Stray Birds $15.09      Ron White $54.61      Bassnectar $42.85      Rascal Flatts $35.07      Marilyn Manson $56.87      Neil Diamond $109.84      Delta Spirit $19.59      The Tragically Hip $56.32      Tyler, The Creator $28.12      Lettuce $22.68      Charlie Wilson $72.31      Five Finger Death Punch $40.05      Ricardo Arjona $76.22      Damien Rice $45.77      The Lone Bellow $19.53      Trans-Siberian Orchestra $56.29      Dark Star Orchestra $29.66      The Australian Bee Gees Show $38.36      
See all average ticket prices

Georgia Theatre Gutted

11:01 AM Friday 6/19/09 | |

The landmark Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga., a longtime refuge for Athens acts like R.E.M. and The B-52’s, is no more. The theatre burned to the ground today, June 19, leaving just the brick exterior standing.

The fire began at around 7 a.m., and firefighters predicted early that the damage would be extensive. Former Athens Mayor Doc Eldridge said he saw a huge plume of black smoke when he arrived at his nearby office in the downtown business district.

Owner Wilmot Greene, 38, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the building is insured and he would like to rebuild.

“The question is, do I have enough?” Green said. “Even if the insurance pays for it and we can rebuild it, it’ll never be the same. … They don’t build them like that any more.”

Greene, who bought the venue five years ago for $1.5 million, kicked in $750,000 in renovations.

“It was almost completely done,” he told the Journal-Constitution. “It was really beautiful. It was in better shape than it’s ever been in.”

The 850-capacity club was scheduled to host acts during next week’s four-day Athfest.

“I got three phone calls before 7 a.m.,” Green said. “Being a nightclub owner, I ignored the first two. By the third one, I figured I ought to answer.”

The club was also well-known to Widespread Panic, and has recently hosted shows by North Mississippi All-Stars, Robert Earl Keen and Robert Randolph & The Family Band.

The cause of fire was unknown at press time.

Click here for the complete Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.

Comments

  1. LASCENE wrote:

    11:28 AM, Jun 19, 2009

    Even if the do rebuild you cannot duplicate a Landmark!  RIP Georgia Theatre!