Atlanta's musical fundraiser kicks off at Smith's Olde Bar with the 500 Greatest Era Defining Songs of All Time
The first night of 500 Songs for Kids 2010 began with a cover of R.E.M.'s "It's the End of The World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)." The fourth annual musical fundraiser started April 29 and will continue through May 8 at Smith's Olde Bar. The theme of the event, which raises money to bring musicians to hospitals and special needs camps, is the 500 Greatest Era-Defining Songs of All Time.
Each one of the songs is performed by a different band. The first night's tunes included covers of everything from "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane and "I Think I Love You" by the Partridge Family to "Pretty in Pink" by the Psychedelic Furs and "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga.
Performers included Nikki Wade, Marshall Ruffin, Brian Bisky, Calvin Payne, Andrea Nardello, HalfMast, La Vista, Jeff Hix & the Heretics, Stellate, Deep Blue Sun, Hip to Death and Ryan Gay.