• $20 donation at the door

Click here to see a slideshow of some of the amazing guitars to be auctioned!

You may not know Ed Hopson personally, but if you’ve attended a concert over the past 25 years in the Atlanta area, you’ve certainly heard his work.  Ed was a sound engineer at nearly every major venue in the area, including the renovated Chastain Park, The Tabernacle, Center Stage Theater, The Omni, The Fox Theatre, Philips Arena, UGA graduations in Athens the last four years, 529 Club, and the list goes on and on. Ed had the reputation of being the best.

This memorial for Ed Hopson and benefit for his soul mate Mary Ellen Jones is an afternoon and evening of talented and generous musicians playing their hearts out and many wonderful and unique items and rock and roll  memorabilia available in the silent auction.  Ed passed away from cancer on August 9th, 2012.  He was 56.

The Silent Auction – 5 to 8PM – Ed worked with many artists over the years and many of them have donated miscellaneous items including Jimmy Buffett, Joe Cocker, Toby Keith, plus the Hard Rock Café, a limo party bus from Star Coaches, and there are autographed guitars from Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, John Oates, Styx, Ted Nugent, Yes, Kansas, .38 Special and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

To view guitars, click here!

Evening Of Music – An evening of Atlanta rock royalty and many others playing tribute to Ed, including Mary Ellen Jones, Van Temple and Wayne Famous from The Producers, Wayne Healey and Simon Horrocks from the Freddy Jones Band, The Blonz, Rick Richards from the Georgia Satellites, Billy Greer from Kansas, Steve Stone from ARS, Jody Worrell, Billy Pitts, Chris Edmunds,  Dave Wright, Mac Crawford, Kerry Denton, Steve Murrell, Scott King, Ron “Shooz” Matthews, Dave Manion, Buddy Black, Eddie Stone, Tommy Reid, Vick Valmus, Joey Huffman , Kenny Karswell, Bobby Stewart, Michel Gardner, Corky McMillian, Valerie Barbil  and more.

And Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q will be there too!

The emcee for the event will be Kaedy Kiely from WSRV’s The River.

$20 donation at the door – Doors open at 5PM

For more information, contact Deborah.garner@foxtheatre.org