Enjoy an evening of ‘trop-rock’ for a great cause at the Gordon State College Founder’s Day Concert and Scholarship Fundraiser featuring the Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band A1A. The event is set for Saturday, March 21 at the brand new Student Activity and Recreation Center on campus. Doors open at 5:30 and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.Since 1992 Jeff Pike and A1A have been internationally recognized as The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. The band also holds the crown as being the first and only Tribute Show ever sanctioned by Jimmy Buffett himself. ’We are so excited to have A1A for this year’s Founder’s Day Celebration,’ said Rhonda Toon, executive director of the Gordon State College Foundation. ‘They have quite a following in the area, and the show they present will bring a little bit of the tropics, and a lot of fun, to our campus as we raise money for our Founder’s Day Scholarship.’Tickets for the event are $30 each for general admission and $100 each for VIP tickets. VIP tickets feature a pre-show cocktail hour, special seating and a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres during intermission. A portion of the price of a VIP ticket is tax-deductible. General admission tickets feature seat-back, stadium-like seating. The General admission ticket holders can purchase non-alcoholic beverages and concessions during the show.’A1A’s show is engaging and thoroughly entertaining,’ said Mike Davis, a Butts County resident and A1A fan. ‘They play all the well-known Buffett hits and then some. It would be hard to not have a good time.’The event will be held in the Student Activity and Recreation Center, the newest building on Gordon’s campus. ’The SARC is spectacular and will make for a great venue for this fun show,’ Toon said. VIP tickets are available for purchase by calling (678) 359-5739. General admission tickets are available at the Foundation’s online store http://www.gordonstate.edu/foundationstore.’We anticipate brisk tickets sales,’ Toon said. ‘So all the ‘˜Parrot Heads’ out there should get their tickets in advance.’For much more information on the band, visit the official A1A website, http://www.A1A-Live.comFood and drink are not allowed to be brought into the venue. Gordon State is a tobacco-free campus. No tobacco products, including vapor cigarettes and the like, are allowed on campus.
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