Pick your favorite photo & story out of our five #GeorgiaMusicBackstagePass finalists. You can vote once a day until Friday, April 22. We will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 26. Scroll to the bottom to cast your vote!
- Round-trip air transportation to/from Atlanta
- Hotel accommodations (eight nights) in Atlanta, Athens and Macon
- Rental car
- Music-focused tours and experiences in Atlanta, Athens and Macon
- Two VIP tickets to the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta (May 13-15)
- Daily stipend of $150
One (1) runner-up will win two tickets to the Shaky Beats Music Festival, taking place May 20-22 at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Shaky Beats features more than 40 top electronic, indie and hip-hop acts across three stages.
love, love, love #GeorgiaMusic because i get to have amazing experiences like this one. getting to watch my pals in family and friends play the first show on the roof of ponce city market at sunset was absolutely wonderful and one of those shows you never forget. head over heels for this state and all the wonderful talent that comes from it #GeorgiaMusicBackstagePass
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G e o r g i a G r o w n . Bobby Compton | Ga Theatre | Athens I grew up listening to Georgia musicians across all genres… Alan Jackson to REM to Ludacris in venues all across the state… The tabernacle to the Georgia theatre to a field in the middle of nowhere. It doesn’t get better than Georgia music. #exploregeorgia #georgiamusic #georgiamusicbackstagepass #supportlocal #countrymusic #bocomusic #bobbycompton #gath #georgia #Athens #photographer #music #photoglife #concert #georgiatheatre #musicphotography #photography
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I love #GeorgiaMusic, because of moments like this. My friend Steve Dezember has been living with Lou Gherig’s Disease (ALS), and has gotten to a state in which he is confined to his bed, only really able to move not much more than an eyelid, and unable to get out and about anymore. (You can read more about Steve here, and please #prayforsteve @hopeforsteve) Music is something important to him and his wife @hopieannc, and in situations like theirs, it’s so helpful and uplifting. Georgia musicians like @theearthlingsmusic and others have on multiple occasions brought the music to Steve’s back porch, making the time even with scheduled shows miles away. Having once worked at a place where magic happens every day (hint: it’s run by a mouse), it’s not as easy to find in everyday life, but musicians like this, full of heart and southern hospitality, make it possible. Georgia music isn’t just notes, beats, and words, it’s family and it’s love. #georgiamusicbackstagepass
What I love most about #GeorgiaMusic — even more than the wide array of genres, the amazing venues and its power to bring disparate groups of people together — is how much the people of Georgia love the music itself. I challenge you to find a state with people that have a purer love of music in all of its forms — from rap and hip hop to country and bluegrass to indie rock and alternative — Georgia is one big, music loving state! #GeorgiaMusicBackstagePass @exploregeorgia
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