Friday, May 10, 2019

Huntertones to Perform at the Ritz

Press Release

Release: Immediate
Contact: Danita Gaudette, 706.244.0039
Date: May 10, 2019

Huntertones Are Coming to The Historic Ritz Theatre!

Toccoa, GA – May 10, 2019 – Main Street Toccoa and The Ritz Theatre are very pleased to welcome the Huntertones on Thursday, May 16 th at 7 pm, as part of its Night at the Ritz series.

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their
high energy, horn-driven sound features genre-bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music.

Huntertones formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over 20 countries worldwide and continue to tour the US and abroad. Their latest release, Passport, is a collection of songs inspired by their experiences sharing music with people from all over the world.

Night at the Ritz, a regular event series at the Historic Ritz Theatre, is funded, in part, by generous grants received from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Fox Theatre Institute. Tickets for all shows may be purchased online at www.ritztheatretoccoa.com or at the Toccoa Welcome Center. Adult tickets are $10, children under 12 and students with an ID are $5.

For more information on the performance or Night at the Ritz, please contact Ritz Theatre General Manager Danita Gaudette at dgaudette@cityoftoccoa.com or via phone at 706.244.0039.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Toast of Toccoa Scheduled for May 4, 2019

Press Release

Release: Immediate
Contact: Sharon Crosby
Date: 4/29/19
Re: The Toast of Toccoa

Toccoa, GA, April 29, 2019 – Toccoa’s second largest event is coming on May 4 in downtown Toccoa from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm. This will be the third year that the city has sponsored the Toast of Toccoa. It is quickly becoming a popular event in northeast Georgia.

This spring event features an art show, craft beer tasting, wine tasting, entertainment, food vendors, and a classic car cruise-in.

Once again this year, the Currahee Artists Guild and other regional arts organizations who will display their artwork in separate booths set up throughout the downtown area. Visitors will be able to talk one-on-one with the individual artist about their particular work and will be able to purchase selected works of art. The children’s art work will be shown in the breezeway in the center of Doyle St. Winners of the show will be announced at 5:00 p.m.

Food vendors are a popular part of the event. This year there will be two food trucks, Carter’s Smoke House and Mike’s On the Go. The popular, Just Right Catering, will be located in front of their downtown storefront and Asia House will be located in the Food Court. Downtown restaurants are available for lunch or dinner as well as Victoria’s Sweet Treats.

Eight different styles of craft beer and cider, from breweries like Creature Comfort, Dalton Brewing, Mercier Orchards and more will be available from a beer truck will be located at the corner of Doyle Street and Pond Street.

Area wineries will be located on Doyle Street from Sage Street to Pond Street and will offer wine tastings. Bottles of wine can be purchased at the different wine booths.

Individual souvenir 16 ounce beer glasses and 8.5 ounce wine glasses will be on sale for $4 each OR $10 each which will include four separate pour tickets (which are valued at $2 each). Sample beer pours will be 4 ounces each while wine tasting pours are 2 ounces each and will be handled by the individual wineries. The individual tasting tickets are $2 each. Each ticket would be good for a 2 ounce wine pour or 4 ounce beer pour.

Tickets can be purchased at the corner of Doyle Street and Sage Street. ID’s will be checked at the ticket booth before tickets can be purchased for the beer and wine. Beer and wine open containers will not be allowed outside of the festival area.

Tickets and wristbands can be purchased at the intersection of Doyle Street and Sage Street. ID’s will be checked at the ticket booth before tickets/wristbands can be purchased for the beer and wine. Beer and wine open containers will not be allowed outside of the festival area. Event t-shirts will be available for purchase at the booth.

The entertainment stage will be located at the intersection of Sage Street and Doyle Street. Radford Windham and Step Back Cadillac, a popular band which performed at the Ida Cox Music Series in 2018, will be onstage from 12 – 3 pm. The Mobtones, an up and coming local band, will be on stage from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Another popular event at Toast of Toccoa is the Classic Car and Specialty Cruise-In, featuring dozens of restored vintage and specialty automobiles. It will be held on Doyle Street between Pond and Hill Streets. Everyone is invited to participate. There will be plaques given for the Top Five. For more information, contact Dereck Martin at 404-915-3923. Awards will be given out at 3:30 p.m.

Streets will close at midnight on Friday night and open up again on Saturday at 6:00 pm. Car owners are asked to park in the parking lots on Foreacre Street beginning Friday night.

There is no cost for admission to the event. For more information go to www.mainstreettoccoa.com.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Main Street Toccoa Welcomes Huntertones

Press Release

Release: Immediate
Contact: Danita Gaudette, 706.244.0039
Date: April 25, 2019
RE: The Historic Ritz Theatre Welcomes the Huntertones

Toccoa, GA – April 25, 2019 – Main Street Toccoa and The Ritz Theatre are very pleased to welcome the Huntertones on Thursday, May 16 th at 7 pm, as part of its Night at the Ritz series.

The Huntertones bring people together around the globe with music that is fun, imaginative and
fearless. Their high energy, horn-driven sound fuses improvisation and adventurous composition,
melding jazz, funk, rock and soul. Since their 2013 move from Ohio to New York City, Huntertones have released two albums, toured across the US and Europe, and have served as musical ambassadors in South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe through the American Music Abroad Program.

Night at the Ritz, a regular event series at the Historic Ritz Theatre, is funded, in part, by a generous
grant received from the National Endowment for the Arts, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Fox
Theatre Institute. Tickets for all shows may be purchased online at www.ritztheatretoccoa.com or at the Toccoa Welcome Center. Adult tickets are $10, children under 12 and students with an ID are $5.

For more information on the performance or Night at the Ritz, please contact Ritz Theatre General
Manager Danita Gaudette at dgaudette@cityoftoccoa.com or via phone at 706.244.0039.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

TFC Jazz & Toccoa Jazz to Perform at the Ritz on May 3rd

Press Release

Release: Immediate
Contact: Danita Gaudette, 706.244.0039
Date: April 22, 2019
RE: TFC Jazz Band Performs at the Historic Ritz Theatre on May 3rd

Toccoa, GA – April 22, 2019 – Main Street Toccoa is pleased to welcome Toccoa Falls College’s Jazz Band and the Toccoa Jazz to the Ritz Theatre on Friday, May 3rd at 7pm. Admission for this concert is free.

Audiences will enjoy a variety of jazz styles performed by the TFC Jazz Band with songs including “Strike Up the Band,” Chuck Mangione’s “Children of Sanchez,” and Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train” and “Cottontail." The Toccoa Jazz performance will feature swing favorites including “Jump, Jive, and Wail,” “American Patrol,” and “Jumpin’ at the Woodside.” The Bands will also combine to perform Shorty Rogers’ “Saturnian Sleigh Ride.” Come to the Ritz and enjoy the cool sounds of jazz floating through the Toccoa night air!

Night at the Ritz, a regular event series at the Historic Ritz Theatre, is funded, in part, by a generous
grant received from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Council for the Arts. While admission is free for this performance, tickets for all other season shows may be purchased online at www.ritztheatretoccoa.com, or at the Toccoa Welcome Center. Adult tickets are $10, children under 12 and students with an ID are $5. Doors open at 6:30.

For more information on Night at the Ritz, please contact Ritz Theatre General Manager Danita
Gaudette at dgaudette@cityoftoccoa.com or via phone at 706.244.0039.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Celebrate the Blue & Red!

Celebrate the Blue and Red

Toccoa, GA – April 16, 2019 – Each year the Georgia Municipal Association celebrates Georgia
Cities Week as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate cities and the services they provide.

This year the theme is “Georgia’s Cities True Colors” and will be held April 21 – 27. As part of
the state wide event, Toccoa will be celebrating our local heroes - our police officers and
firefighters - on April 26. After visiting the children at Big A Elementary School, there will be a
"Meet & Greet" for the whole community on Doyle Street outside of the police station from
3:30pm - 5:30pm.

Everyone is invited to come and “Celebrate the Blue and Red” and meet some of
our police officers and firefighters and thank them for their service to our community.