‘Save the Trees of Grant Park’ holding benefit show to fund legal fees

A coalition of Atlanta neighbors is holding a benefit concert to aid in its attempt to save a slew of Grant Park trees from the chopping block.

Proceeds from the "Save the Trees of Grant Park" event will fund legal expenses associated with an appeal to the Fulton County Superior Court. The group has already twice appealed the city's plan to cut down upwards of a hundred trees to install a parking garage.

Tree removal related to the project was paused in October at the request of Atlanta City Councilwoman Carla Smith. Plans for the semi-underground Grant Park Gateway announced by Reed in April include a restaurant, outdoor greenspace and a way to harvest rainfall.

The concert will be held Tuesday in the neighborhood at Eventide Brewing, 1015 Grant St., from 6 to 9 p.m. A $50 ticket grants access to three drink tickets and two bands: Jimmy Galloway and Roxie Watson.

Chameleon Food Trucks will also be onsite, but those purchases aren't covered in the ticket price.

Reserved VIP tables with four seats are going for $500. Children under the age of 14 are free.

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