Gurufish perform at the Beatles vs. Stones benefit concert.
Gurufish perform at the Beatles vs. Stones benefit concert.

The Beatles vs. Stones, a rock ‘n’ roll benefit concert for nonprofit Poverty is Real, raised $6,830.

Held Dec. 13 at the The Loft in Midtown, the event  featured 13 acts performing three songs each by The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. Performing were Bobby Bare, Jr., Please PleaseRock Me, Eliot Bronson, The Shadowboxers, The District Attorneys, The Jagged Stones, Seven Handle Circus, An English Place, Back on the Freakout, The Dammages, Faded Bill, GuruFish, and Johnny Clash. Noted Atlanta deejay and Sirius Radio star, DJ Jamad, spun mash-ups of Beatles and Stones tunes between sets and hosted an after party at the conclusion of the rock battle. The event was sponsored by Lenz and 97.1 The River.

“Everyone had a blast — the audience, the bands, and even the venue. And money was raised for a great cause,” said Lenz president Richard J. Lenz. “It is hard to go wrong with the music of two of the greatest bands of all time. The fact that the event sold out is a testament to the love of the Beatles and Stones catalogs, and also the popularity of the bands that performed.”

Poverty is Real is a Decatur-based non-profit that raises money and awareness for community organizations fighting poverty and homelessness at the local level.

The audience enjoys the music at The Loft in Midtown.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.