Thursday, May 1, 2014

500 Songs for Kids wraps up at the Loft

Posted By on Thu, May 1, 2014 at 10:58 AM

It's the final week for this year's 500 Songs for Kids, and the annual benefit has just three days of festivities at the Loft starting tonight (Thurs., May 1).

Founded in 2007, the Songs for Kids foundation brings musicians to children's hospitals in Georgia and special needs camps with bedside performances, live concerts, and other programs. 500 Songs for Kids is the annual fundraiser held by the organization that brings together tons of artists to play Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

This year, 500 Songs for Kids has already brought a number of performers to Smith's Olde Bar, Center Stage and the Earl, like Arrested Development and Glasgow, Scotland's twee pop act Belle & Sebastian, who performed Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta earlier this month with the organization (above).

The concerts are pay what you want, and all proceeds benefit the Songs for Kids foundation. Some of tonight's performers include John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band), Michelle Malone, and many, many more.

Songs for Kids will also make an appearance at next week's Shaky Knees Festival in Atlantic Station, where three children will perform original songs written through the Songs for Kids Records program.

Thurs., May 1-3. The Loft. 374 West Peachtree Street. (404) 885-1365.

Thurs., May 1 at the Loft
Michelle Malone, John Driskell Hopkins, Adria Wilmore, Amy Smith, Back N Black, Bradley Cole Smith Band, Brittney Pope, Crash Dragon, David Disharoon, Diet December, Doria Roberts, Eric Jefferson, Eva Kennedy, Faithless Town, Grand Prize Winners From Last Year, Grant Davis Band, Hero The Band, Jimi Cravity, Killing Kuddles, Ledfoot Messiah, Misty Sharp, Mnemosyne, Peachy Pyron, Robyn Lajoya , Roshambeaux, Shotgun Orchestra, Steve Baskin / Scott Shiflett, The Low Ready, The Sundogs, Traveling Goodtime, Truckstop Confidential, Vintage Boogie Band, and more.

Fri., May 2 at the Loft
Peter Stroud, Rick Richards, Jeff Bakos, and Todd Johnston, Ali and Syd, Buckyhawg, Burns Like Fire, Cheri D, Chris Case, Davin McCoy Band, Doug Easterly, Ethan Smith, Five Eight, Heaven Davis, Hermon Hitson, Jason Leigh Johnson, Jessica Cayne, Karma Lingo, Kristen Englenz, Krysta Nick, Lexi Street, Makeshift Mama (Kim&Friends), Mango Tango, Michael Lee Miller, Milyssa Rose, Neil Cribbs, Norwood, Picture Perfect Skylines, Prema Lanay, Russell McLaughlin, Summer Bergeron and The Brothers From Another Mother, The Barricades, The Bradley Cole Smith Band, The Dirt Poets, The Jays, Well Well, and more.

Sat., May 3 at the Loft
Abbey and Dudley, Alchemy, Chuck Huels, Heavy Mojo, CJ Kendricks, Danger Will Robinson (Chris Weiser), Frets On Fire, Frisky Monkey, Galleon!, Half City, Injected, Jeremy Ezell and The Well Reds, Josh and The Haircuts, Justin Kerenyi, Lauren Love, Lyrical Preacher, Mic Larry, Micah Arnholt, Nicolas Duncan, No Komment, Past Attics, Sanjay Kothari, Strange Planet, Sydney Eloise, The Adam Clifford Band, The Deadfields, The Intoxicologists, The K-Macks, The Kerry Hill Band, The Old Fourth, and more...

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