FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2016
ZAC BROWN BAND’S JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS
AND MEMBERS OF ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA
TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE VISTA ROOM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
CONCERT TO BE STREAMED LIVE, NATIONALLY ON STAGEIT
EVENT TO BENEFIT ENDURING HEARTS
ATLANTA, GA — On Sunday, December 18 at 5 p.m., singer/songwriter John Driskell Hopkins (of Zac Brown Band) and members of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra — Atlanta Pops Ensemble — will perform a StageIt holiday concert at The Vista Room to benefit the non-profit Enduring Hearts. Enduring Hearts raises critical funding for pediatric heart transplants so the hearts children receive operate as efficiently and effectively as possible without needing a second heart transplant. It’s a cause near and dear to Hopkins.
Tickets for the December 18 event are $50 and include a three-course meal and the concert — a live auction will also take place with prizes courtesy of Hoffman & Associates, LLC. In addition, 10 percent of proceeds from all merchandise sales will also be donated to Enduring Hearts.
Viewers on StageIt will also be able to bid on the live auction and, for a $25 donation, will be entered in a raffle to win one of 5 sets of a John Driskell Hopkins autographed CD (Hopkins and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra’s In the Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays) and songbook (The Moose & the Golden Spike).
Live Charity Auction Prizes:
- Two tickets and a suite at Phillips Arena with limo service to/from event — may be used for a Hawks game or live concert (based on availability)
- Two-nights of accommodations for two at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS
“This is a unique organization that is directly impacting the lives of kids (and their families) who have had to undergo heart transplants,” said Hopkins. “I believe music transcends all things, so to be able to partner with such an inspiring organization in its fundraising efforts through music is both an honor and privilege for me.”
“John was kind enough to play at golf tournament earlier this year, and, more recently, he lent his many talents to create a songbook with Always Saturday, a group of artists who create songs and stories for worthy causes,” said Enduring Hearts Executive Director Ankur Chatterjee. “We are truly blessed to have the love and support of a big-hearted, creative artist like John.”
The songbook, entitled The Moose & the Golden Spike, is an illustrated storybook with downloadable, themed songs featuring Hopkins, the Zac Brown Band singer-songwriter, as a storyteller. The goal of the project is to fill the hearts of 500 heart transplant kids across the country with songbook gift packs. The books will be for sale at the concert and online at Friends Fill Hearts.
“Music has the power to heal,” said Atlanta Pops Orchestra Guest Conductor Tom Gibson. “John has been a great partner to us, so we can’t think of a better way to thank him than to be a part of supporting this great fundraiser for kids in need. We hope music fans from all over Georgia will come out to not only enjoy a great holiday concert, but to also support a great cause.”
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DINNER & A CONCERT WITH JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS
AND THE ATLANTA POPS ENSEMBLE
THE VISTA ROOM (at Napoleon’s)
John Driskell Hopkins
Atlanta Pops Ensemble
Sunday, December 18, 2016
5:00 p.m. — Dinner
6:00 p.m. — Concert
6:45-7:15pm — StageIt Live Stream
TICKETS: $50 here (includes 3-course meal and concert)
STAGEIT: Concert to be streamed live, online here
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ABOUT THE ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA
The Atlanta Pops Orchestra is a premier provider of live orchestral music programming for the state of Georgia, the Southeastern U.S. and beyond. With a rich history spanning more than seven decades, the orchestra has captivated audiences throughout the world. Equally adept performing pop, jazz, folk, hip-hop, light classical, country and more, the Atlanta Pops challenges the expectation of what an orchestra is capable of delivering. MORE
ABOUT ENDURING HEARTS
Enduring Hearts’ mission is to fund important and innovative research to increase the longevity of pediatric heart transplants, and improve the quality of life for transplant recipients. One in four children receiving a heart transplant will need another within the first five years. Enduring Hearts works every day to better these odds and improve the lives of heart transplant families. MORE
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