ATLANTA – The Skillet Lickers, in conjunction with Save 152 Nassau and DSW Whiskey Exchange, have announced details for an Atlanta watch party of Ken Burns’s new PBS docuseries, ‘Country Music’. The documentary will highlight Country music’s rich history from its inception to the 1990’s and running every Sunday night throughout the fall.
The first episode will run on Sunday, September 15th at 8 p.m. In anticipation of the nationwide series premiere, Save 152 Nassau, an Atlanta-based organization devoted to saving Country music’s – and the South’s – first recording studio from demolition, has organized a watch party at DSW Whiskey Exchange near Atlanta’s West End neighborhood.
The Skillet Lickers are slated to perform at 6 p.m. in ASW’s Tasting Room with the documentary showing beginning at 8 p.m. in the Barrel Room. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Atlanta Music Project – a nearby non-profit that provides free music education to underserved youth.
“We’re excited to be a part of this event,” says Russ Tanner of the Skillet Lickers. “First of all, we’re all excited about seeing this new series, but it’s pretty cool to be able to perform ahead of it in the city where Country music truly began – and the Skillet Lickers began – all while supporting Save 152 Nassau, who are working to save the building home to the first Country music recording of all time. It’s pretty cool to have all of this come together for one great event.”
DSW Whiskey Distillery is located at 1000 White Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. The event is open to the public and family-friendly.