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Sometimes at R&M, we get a request for something that we just can’t pass up – an opportunity to be a part of something really special. We recently received a call from Tom Townsend of St. Louis, Missouri, looking for a local PR firm to help facilitate the planning and execution of a public music festival here in Savannah in his son’s honor. As we soon learned, Alex Townsend, who went by the nickname “A-Town,” was a junior at Savannah College of Art and Design when he passed away in a car accident last Valentine’s Day. The Townsends wanted to give back to the city that their son fell in love with and decided to organize an event called “A-Town Get Down”.

The music festival will feature live regional bands including The Malah, Word of Mouth and Walter Parks & Swamptronics as well as a DJ and stencil graffiti artist Peat Wollaeger who, during the event, will create a large work of art across a canvas hanging in Savannah Station where the event is being held. All net proceeds of the event will go to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia in Townsend’s name. If you’re in the Savannah area the weekend of Saturday, February 26, we strongly encourage you to come and support this worthy cause.

Concert tickets are available for purchase at www.a-towngetdown.com or by visiting the Savannah Box Office. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The event is Saturday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Savannah Station located at 601 Cohen Street in downtown Savannah.