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Ran-Die Records

Midnight Circus Productions
The music industry is changing daily! It is not enough for a musician to just make a demo and try and shop it for that elusive record deal. Those days are gone! Today a musician has to create his Marketing plan, packaging, run his/her tour, all while trying to creating great music. That record deal is now an independent release on the world wide market using ITunes, Amazon, Napster, etc. Welcome to the DIY world of music! Midnight Circus Productions is designed to help guide you every step of the way. From Recording your product (Live on Location or in the studio), to merchandising, to Promotion, to getting your digital downloads online, we are dedicated to giving our clients the tools and services they need to advance there music career!

Cathead Vodka
Mississippi outlawed alcohol in 1907 and in 1966 became the last state to repeal prohibition. Fast forward 104 years and two fine gents, Austin Evans and Richard Patrick, fired up the state’s first legal still. Along with a passion for fine spirits, these gents have a thirst for Mississippi’s live music, folk art and writings. When the boys aren’t making hooch, you might spot ‘em at a juke joint, soaking up inspiration for their next batch of goodness from Cathead.

Entertainers Speak Out 4 All
"Entertainers Speak Out" for Smoke Free Rights For All, Inc. is a Georgia Non-Profit organization on the front lines of the Smoke Free Atlanta and Georgia State wide advocacy for the elimination of indoor smoking of tobacco products in public spaces, and tobacco cessation treatment programs for our musicians, hospitality workers, and our patrons of the arts! Smoke Free uses grassroots advocacy to educate our musicians and business community on the dangers and health consequences of Indoor "Smoking and the usage of Tobacco" products, and "Secondhand Smoke" Exposure, to our musicians and entertainers in the workplace. "We Deserve A Smoke Free Workplace Too”. We should not have to sacrifice our lives and health for a paycheck! Supported by, The Americans For Non-Smokers Rights Organization since 2013. Living in a Smoke free Environments, is good for business, our health and our community!

Platinum Sponsors

Fat Matt's Rib Shack
Award winning Fat Matt’s Rib Shack has been around since 1990 and is one of Atlanta’s favorite hot-spots. We feature great BBQ, live blues nightly and a casual setting for the whole family to enjoy. A few important reminders are that we now accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover cards we ID for beer and if you must wear a tie at least loosen the knot before entering. Seating is first come first serve, inside and outside. During our busiest times a little patience is required, but tables generally turn over quickly and after orders are placed food is served fast and hot.

Full Throttle Roadhouse
Great Grooves and Grub
Bikers, Beer, Blues. Live music Friday, Saturday, nights, Sunday Afternoons (Rockin Roadhouse Sundays), and Wednesday nights (Bike Night). Located in Austell, Georgia with a menu specializing in burgers and chicken with special items daily, e.g., Meatloaf Monday.
Good times are assured. 21+, Smoking allowed.

Gold Sponsors

Blind Willie's
Where were you in 1986? Ronald Reagan was president. William Perry and the Chicago Bears enjoyed “The Super Bowl Shuffle.” The Dow Jones Industrial Average was under 2,000. Johnny Lang was 5 years old. And Blind Willie’s was opening its doors in Virginia-Highland. More than 6,500 nights of live music later, Blind Willie’s celebrated its 18th anniversary this year, and the Blind Willie’s house band, the Shadows, still backs many of the performers. Co-founders Eric King and Roger Gregory (who doubles as Shadows’ bassist) built the club, literally, with carpentry and painting support from local musicians, among them Chicago Bob Nelson and guitarists J.T. Speed and Michael Catalano. “It was a real musicians’ project,” King recalls.“They worked their butts off. They just wanted a place to play.” King and Gregory discovered almost immediately that crowds were hungry for blues bands. The booking strategy filled a need not only for fans but for performers, providing one-nighter opportunities to touring bands.

LewMar Millennium Entertainment
LewMar Millennium Entertainment is a cutting-edge artistic development and marketing company. They provide their hand-picked clients and musicians with forward thinking management, marketing and promotion services.  Their services include arts and entertainment marketing, media outreach, strategic planning, advertising, business image enhancement, community awareness campaigns, web site promotion, corporate identity programs and special events management.  CEO Lewis McTush is a hands on director of all aspects of the company and is involved with various non-smoking initiatives through the Breathe Easy promotion. 

The Moonshadow Tavern
3976 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30086 • 404-674-2133
Great Food, Live Music, Friendly Service, Live Music 4 nights a week, Wed. thru Sat.
Poker Saturday & Sunday. Pool tables, Keno, Horseshoes. Duck on, Buck off Mondays

Dr.Love / WIGO 1570AM
Listen to the Blues in the Afternoon on Incredible radio WIGO, 1570 AM
or listen on the internet at
You can also download the "TuneIn" app and listen on your smart phone.
We are always looking for artists to perform all types of music on Love Radio
or be posted on our site. For more information email:

Madlife Stage & Studios
8722 Main St., Woodstock, GA 30188 • 678-384-2363
A Music & Dining Experience
Our venue is crafted to deliver perfect evenings for our performing artists and our customers. Visually and personally intimate, sonically correct and high energy as well – all designed to assure magical moments are always revealed at MadLife. Tickets Now Available! Our Chef follows the notion that “what goes together, grows together.” Depending on the guest artist and their style of music, Chef David creates nightly specials to complement the vibe of the music being performed in MadLife’s live venue. Amazing pulled pork sandwich, along with steaks, fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables and salads. Delicious breads and desserts made daily in house. We provide a professional tracking and capture environment in a dynamic, creative, and adept space. Recording your next masterpiece begins here. With an array of equipment and back line gear, your project will be taken to the next level.

Big Rentz
BigRentz specializes in the rental of boom lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts, telehandlers, dirt and excavation equipment, and jobsite services to meet the needs of businesses and contractors alike.
  BigRentz is innovating the way construction equipment is rented. A full-service online equipment rental network, BigRentz is the leader, and your "One Call Does It All" source for heavy equipment rental, connecting over 8,000 rental yards throughout the US.

Legion Landscaping
For a Free Quote, go to website or Call: 678-841-7750.
In 2015, Legion Landscaping was created by two long-term friends with the dream of creating a successful landscaping company that would provide the community with the highest level of work, both the residential and commercial level. Our mission is to offer our local Acworth community and the Atlanta Metro Area an unparalleled lawn care and landscaping experience.
We have proven ourselves by going above and beyond to fulfill the needs of our clients
and add value to their properties. 
1269 Westover Trace, Acworth, GA 30102  •  678-841-7750

For a Free Quote Go to website or Call: 678-498-5363 is a local family owned and operated tree care service based in Marietta, GA offering a full range of tree care solutions around the greater Atlanta area. From lot clearing to residential pruning, Treequote’s experienced team of experts are more than capable of handling all of your tree care needs. While maintaining quality in our work and offering highly competitive prices, is the choice when looking for the right team to handle your tree project.

593 Ridge Lake Lane, Marietta, GA 30064  •  770-824-0530

Gypsy Rose Music
Where Music Lives
Live music and event venue in the heart of downtown Roswell with top quality food trucks. Come see us if you enjoy craft cocktails, great music, excellent food, and always good vibes.

Blues and Old School for
Christopher L. Johnson, CLJ, is the powerhouse CEO of CLJ Media Corp. and Blues and Old School for  This multi-faceted media, publishing, promotion & marketing company includes an internet Radio station, a streaming television show, a roster of musical clients,
and many varied events from a Sunday Blues open mic
to corporate and community events throughout the southeast.

"Friends of the ABS"

Rock 'n Blues Camp
Rock ‘n Blues Camp is an organization that affords talented young musicians in middle and high school opportunities to perform on a regular basis with others who love the same music as they do.  We offer week-long summer camp sessions, which are fun-filled, intense sessions that culminate in thrilling performances on Friday evenings.  Our campers play rock ‘n roll, blues, reggae, and jazz.  Our faculty consists of professional performing and teaching musicians who have a great rapport with teens.  Players and singers from as far away as Canada and the Congo have come to Atlanta to spend a week learning new licks, getting singing tips and
developing their stage presence.  Check us out! You’ll be glad you did!

The Sean Costello Memorial Fund
The purpose of The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research is to apply Sean’s celebrity and the love of Sean’s fans and fellow musicians to increase research for treatment of Bipolar Disorder, develop and support education for early diagnosis and intervention, and translate the human side of bipolar disorder and its severity to improve outcomes and resources, especially for those without insurance, targeting the musical community.

The Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock is a haven for fans of music, food, and great times. Whether you are down for a Legendary Burger, live music, a Classic Tee, a Rock Star Suite, or the latest collectible pin, there’s something for everyone. Every Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel & Casino, or Live around the world serves up authentic experiences that rock. Since its establishment in 1971, Hard Rock has also been committed to a wide variety of philanthropic causes and activities. Love All – Serve All.

The Red Light Café
Red Light Café is a comfortable, familiar place to enjoy food, drink, and live music & entertainment with friends. We're located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, GA. Each week we've got Open Mic Wednesday, and our Bluegrass Thursday features an open jam at 6pm and Atlanta's best Americana at 8pm. To keep up with our latest news, menu updates, upcoming events and such, please subscribe to our newsletter.

The Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association - GABBA
 "GABBA is a foundation of fans who feel like family, dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Allman Brothers Band musical heritage in Georgia by making tangible contributions to projects, programs and plans to insure this heritage is not lost but indeed remembered, revered, and reveled in as an important part of Macon’s, the South’s, the nation’s and even the world’s musical and cultural legacy whose very roots are found here in Georgia.  We respect and admire their music and feel as if we are members of their extended family yet still respect and admire their personal families without infringing or imposing on their private lives. Our goals include the collecting, preserving, nurturing, and sharing of this music history, contributing to the care and upkeep of Rose Hill Cemetery and contributing to the development of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame (GMHF) and the Big House Foundation Museum."

The Crimson Moon Cafe, Dahlonega, GA
The Southeast's Most Intimate Musical Venue
...where the Creative Spirit shine and the Magical Memories are made
Coffee House and full service restaurant serving Lunch and Dinner during
the week and breakfast on Saturday and Sundays.  Live music venue with
local, regional, national and international acts.

Lewmar Millenium Entertainment
LewMar is a full service Public Relations, Marketing, Concert Promotion team. 
Including Tour Support and Event Management Services. 

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts
Like the rainforest featured in our stores, we believe customer service is a rare and precious commodity. So in our stores, we treat you like a welcomed guest, and help you create the perfect design from thousands of possibilities, producing a fun, custom product that will
leave you smiling. We love what we do and you will, too. We guarantee it.

Canton Music Shoppe
Where your musical dreams become a reality
New, used and vintage gear, accessories, repairs •
Private and multi-media lessons• Matchmaker • Acoustic Jams
149 Reinhardt College Parkway Suite 11 (Sidelines Plaza), Canton, GA 30114 • 678-493-0570

J.Walker Guitars
Does your guitar not play as well as it should?  Has it been neglected and become unplayable? 
Do you want to upgrade your guitar or bass and make it something special?  Need repairs to restore your stringed instrument to its original glory?  J. Walker can help.
We happily guarantee everything we do.
String changes • Pickups • Structural repairs • Customizations • Hardware upgrades
Call us anytime 770-873-4429, ask about pickup and delivery

Rhetta Akamatsu
Rhetta Akamatsu is a journalist and author who has a love of history and music. She writes about blues for as the Atlanta Blues Examiner. Among her published books is one about blues women, T'Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do. She is currently working on a companion volume to that book to be about more recent blues women and a history of Georgia blues.

HomeAdvisor is the nation’s largest network of screened & rated home improvement professionals. We offer homeowners the ability to browse through thousands of reviews of our professionals and using our ProFinder™ patented technology we are able to connect homeowners with only pre-screened and available professionals, saving the homeowner both time and effort. We offer our homeowners a comprehensive suite of tools, products and services such as DesignMine, CostGuide and the Home911 mobile app.
Access to all of the site’s features is free to homeowners, with no membership fees.

The Frank Hamilton School
The Frank Hamilton School is modeled on the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Founded by folk musicians Frank Hamilton and Win Stracke, the School opened in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago in 1957. It began modestly by offering guitar and banjo lessons in a communal teaching style and hosting performances by well-known folk musicians. As a teaching and performing institution, the Old Town School of Folk Music launched the careers of many notable folk music artists. Now Frank Hamilton has brought the spirit of his Chicago school to Decatur, GA. Offering classes for both adults and children taught at the Education Building of the Oakhurst Baptist Church. They also present a concert series of local, regional and national touring acts at the Red Light Cafe.  Check them out.

Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA)
The Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA, Inc) is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit corporation in Georgia. We are dedicated to promoting and educating the public about the dance, music, and culture of the Cajun and Creole people of Louisiana. We sponsor local Cajun and Zydeco dances monthly and promote regional events where Cajun, Zydeco and other danceable music is happening. We offer free dance lessons and have food catered in for our dances. We usually hold our dances at the Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Springs GA. Come and dance the night away with us!

Full-Service Agents, Modern Technology
We’re full-service, local agents who get to know you over coffee and on home tours,
and we use online tools to help make you smarter and faster.
More than 10,000 customers buy or sell a home with us each year.

Windstorm Productions
Windstorm Productions has been producing an eclectic mix of acts at numerous venue in Atlanta since 1985. Windstorm was the house production company at the Variety Playhouse for 26 years and has also produced folk, world music, indie, jazz, comedy, Jam band, Americana and more at venues ranging from the Fox Theatre and Cobb Energy, Center Stage, Variety Playhouse and Buckhead Theatre to Smith's Olde Bar, Eddie's Attic and the Red Light Cafe.

Butler Wooten & Peak LLP
Butler Wooten & Peak LLP are experienced and record-setting local Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys. The team has been helping their clients in Georgia seek justice since 1988 and
have won 51 verdicts and settlements over $10 million. They will fight for you!

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