Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin sings with Michelle Malone at the Fox Theatre Institute held a benefit concert on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Special guests included an R.E.M. reunion (sans Michael Stipe), Drivin N Cryin, Tom Gray, Rick Richards, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Michelle Malone, and Dodd & the Councilmen, featuring Bill Berry of R.E.M. Robb Cohen Photography & Video /

Fox Theatre Institute 'Revival' concert raises more than $100,000

The Fox Theatre Institute’s “Revival” benefit concert last month raised more than $100,000 for the non-profit.

The concert, which featured performances from Drive-By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin (frontman Kevn Kinney hosted the show), Michelle Malone and a reunion of R.E.M. members Bill Berry, Mike Mills and Peter Buck with Dodd & The Councilmen, was held at the Fox Theatre on Sept. 13.

In its decade of existence, the Fox Theatre Institute has provided financial assistance to restore and improve theaters in the region, including 7 Stages and the Plaza Theater in Atlanta, the Academy Theatre in Hapeville and The Grove Theatre near Grove Park.

The money was raised through a combination of ticket sales and a trio of auctions (Kinney also auctioned an autographed guitar while onstage for $1,700).

Since its 2009 inception, the Fox Theatre Institute has committed more than $1.3 million to preserve historic theaters. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.