By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

City of Duluth to launch Community Stages program at Red Clay Music Foundry
Program allows local organizations to utilize the historic theatre for events, fundraisers, and gatherings, all with a live music twist

Eddie Owen Presents (EOP) and the City of Duluth proudly announce their latest partnership – the Community Stages program at Red Clay Music Foundry (formerly Red Clay Theatre).

The unique program opens the historic theatre to local Duluth performance companies, organizations, and other individuals who wish to present live music that is in line with EOP’s mission and image -- to entertain, inspire, educate and connect the community through live music and music education.  Event requests are vetted through the programming staff and Duluth City Council to ensure continuity with current offerings.

EOP’s mission as presenter, educator, and community-builder has evolved naturally and steadily since its inception. EOP and Red Clay’s success at becoming downtown’s cultural entertainment center are the product of the City of Duluth’s enthusiasm for celebrating the many musical forms and influences that shape the American experience. “We take this mission seriously, and endeavor to create exclusive programming that sets us apart from other venues and provides the community with a space to actively engage with all manner of live music,” EOP Founder Eddie Owen proudly stated. “The Community Stages program truly allows to plant our roots even deeper in this wonderful community.”

2015 Community Stages event dates and availabilities are as follows:

March 22-26, July 26-30, August 1, September 26-27, and October 31

Some production fees may apply. Non-profit Duluth organizations will receive 25% off all fees; 501(c)3 is required.

Applying is easy and can be completed at www.eddieowenpresents.com/communitystages or at the front desk/box office of Red Clay Music Foundry (3116 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096). Inquiries are also welcome at the venue’s main line: 678-892-6373.