Steve’s Live Music is hosting its last show on Hilderbrand Drive on Sunday night, June 12, exactly four years and more than 2,000 shows after Steve Grossman opened the Sandy Springs venue.
Leading up to that date, Steve’s is featuring artists who have performed there the past four years.
Steve’s Live Music is becoming a music promotion business, bringing live music to other establishments. Shows have already been held at 5 Seasons Brewing in Sandy Springs, and
Steve’s has planned a lineup for shows at various locations in the area.
Steve’s Live Music will wind up operations with its Sandy Springs International Music Festival from June 9 to 11, then welcome Jewish Atlanta artist Michael Levine for the last show at 7 p.m. June 12.
5 Million Pounds of Food Saved by Second Helpings
Second Helpings Atlanta rescued its 5 millionth pound of nutritious food Saturday, May 21.
To mark the milestone, representatives from involved organizations met at Costco at Cumberland Mall as SHA, which started at Temple Sinai and became an independent nonprofit organization in 2013, acknowledged their contributions in serving those who need relief from food insecurity.
SHA has built partnerships with nearly 60 food donors, including Costco, Whole Foods, Target, Publix, Cox Enterprises, Trader Joe’s and Sprouts. More than 470 volunteer drivers use their own vehicles and SHA’s refrigerated truck to pick up excess nutritious food that otherwise would be thrown away and deliver it to 30 partner agencies serving people who are food-insecure in the Atlanta area.
Most of the food is fresh or prepared food, which SHA provides to partner agencies at no charge. SHA is rescuing more than 100,000 pounds of food a month.
About 20 percent of Georgians don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and almost 30 percent of Georgia’s children live in food-insecure households, defined as households whose economic and social conditions result in limited or uncertain access to adequate food.
Tamara Carrera, the CEO of the Community Assistance Center, a partner agency, said: “SHA’s contribution has been enormous. The amount of food SHA brings to CAC has allowed us to go from providing food once a month to doing so once a week. The more significant factor is that the fresh food and produce brought in has a much better nutritious content than nonperishable food.”
City Winery Delayed
City Winery Atlanta has postponed its opening for the second time “due to further unavoidable construction delays.”
Part of a small chain of venues that are a combination of restaurant, wine bar and music club, City Winery had aimed to be open at Ponce City Market by the start of May. It held a Freedom Seder in a different space at Ponce City Market in mid-April with founder Michael Dorf and artists such as David Broza and Peter Yarrow.
All shows scheduled for City Winery before June 12 are being rescheduled or relocated. Updates for subsequent shows will be announced on Facebook and Twitter and by email to ticketholders.
Those who bought tickets for shows affected by the delay will receive two seats to a future show and a $50 City Winery gift card.
“We’re monitoring the construction site daily, so we can open as soon as it’s ready,” City Winery said in its announcement.