In an effort to stage big events that generate a big impact for our community, A.A.C. is proud to present the Milledgeville Artz Benefit Concert. The concert will take place at 8pm Saturday August 18, 2012 at Buffington’s in Milledgeville, GA.

We’ll be featuring three phenomenal acts (details below) and all the proceeds will help support two brand-spanking new Artz programs in Milledgeville, GA.

Program Details

During the summer of 2012, A.A.C. established a partnership with the Milledgeville Housing Authority and Baldwin Family Connection to present Artz Jamz. The program will connect members of Georgia College’s DNSTP Chapter of Art as Agent for Change with local youth from the Baldwin County area in weekend visual arts workshops.

A portion of the proceeds will also help support Baldwin County High School’s Youth Poetry Collective. The team won last year’s Middle Georgia Youth Poetry Slam and is in need of books that will help them better study the art of poetry and build connections between the world of literature and the world in which they live.

The Artz Benefit Concert is all about deepening the impact of our passion to create a better world. Our fundraising goal for the concert is modestly set at $1,000.  We aim to exceed this goal. You can make a donation via paypal here or on the night of the show. Every contribution counts.

Admission: No Cover (Donations Accepted)

Bring extra $$$ for our raffle

Music Starts at 8pm

If you’d like to volunteer for either program, click here


The Last Tycoon


The Last Tycoon is the new band and musical project by songwriter and guitarist John Gladwin. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee in the spring of 2009 with producer Tyler Welton, the album blends diverse instrumentation with crafted songwriting for a truly unique sound. The album is filled with haunting images of the American South inside songs that seem to be lost in time. Originally from rural Arkansas, he learned how to play music in the honky-tonks and churches that lie along the Arkansas River. At eighteen, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he played in clubs and concert halls while exploring the history of American roots and country music. John has toured across North America and Europe both with the band and as a solo artist. He recently moved to Stockholm, Sweden and is hitting the road across Europe in support of The Last Tycoon.


Kyshona Armstrong



With her roots in South Carolina and her feet grounded in Athens, GA, Kyshona Armstrong has set off on the road of full time touring artist this past year. Independently releasing her third Album, Home Again, Kyshona has armed herself with guitar and bags to play anywhere from the bayous of Louisiana to the Minnesota Red River Valley.

“Her voice is clear and hefty, carrying a weight of fortitude that smacks through the psyche and into the gut, filling the belly with a soul-stirring resonance.”-Flagpole Magazine.

“…soul-stirring, hand-clapping and foot-stomping music is what Kyshona Armstrong gives the crowd”- Brittney Holmes, Red and Black Magazine

“Heavily influenced by the blend of bluegrass, folk, gospel and country music that played in her home as a child, Armstrong’s songwriting meshes harmonies and melodies across musical borders, unafraid to abandon conventional styles for the sake of an individualized creative process.” – Anna F. Hall, Music Journalist


Mayview Road

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Getting its name from the road in Sandersville, GA, Mayview Road is a gathering “place” – for musicians, songwriters, friends, and genuine folks who all share a love of good music. “We’re just improvisin’…” The band is comprised of long time A.A.C. supporters Ed and  Tori Averett along with their assembly of great musical talent.

Come out and support the Artz in Milledgeville August 18th 2012 at Buffington’s in Milledgeville, GA. See our Calendar for all the details.