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Concert in the Quarry 2010 to Benefit School Art, Music Programs

SUWANEE, GA -- Georgia's only concert event held 300 feet below ground, Concert in the Quarry, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Martin Marietta Forsyth Quarry (3561 Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee, 30024).

Headline acts include Joe Gransden and his Big Band with Big Mike Geier in this fifth annual fundraising event that will benefit Forsyth County’s middle and high school arts and music programs. Master of ceremonies will once again be Scott Slade, host of Atlanta's Morning News on AM750 and now 95.5FM, Newstalk WSB. A special performance by Simple Alliance from Music Matters’ Rock U will start the concert, and a spectacular fireworks show will close it.

“With the budget constraints we are facing, a fundraising event like this is extremely important in maintaining our commitment to our Arts Programs,” said Forsyth County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Buster Evans.

Concertgoers must arrive early for shuttle buses. Free parking will be available in the Johns Creek Business Park. Since parking is not allowed inside the quarry, shuttles will run to the quarry floor from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Concert in the Quarry is hosted this year by Martin Marietta Materials and presented by Northside Hospital-Forsyth and Forsyth County Arts Alliance.

Ticket pricing for Concert in the Quarry 2010 is three-tiered:

* Sponsor & Patron Tickets: Catered dinner and concert -- $75 (Sponsor tickets for Tables 27-36 can be purchased as individual tickets. Patron tickets must be bought as a table with a minimum of eight tickets.)

* General Admission Table Seating: $50

* General Admission Seating: $40 for adults, $25 for students (18 and under with valid ID)

When purchasing tickets online, choose and click on the middle or high school arts programs you’d like to support. A percentage of the ticket sale proceeds will be given to their programs.

Outside food and drink is prohibited.  Food concessions will be available from Back Yard Burgers and Johnny’s Pizza.

Quarry tours and the fireworks show are included in the price of admission. This is a rain or shine event.

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