Musicians offer reward after Georgia music venue burglarized
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – A burglary at a popular music venue in Georgia has rallied prominent musicians to provide a reward.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Sgt. Jim Schultz says the 40 Watt Club in Athens was burglarized in the early hours of Friday. A talent buyer for the club, Velena Vego, says more than $20,000 worth of house equipment was stolen. Vego says the electronic equipment has the club’s information engraved.
The nearly 40-year-old club has changed locations several times, and has been described by Rolling Stone as “legendary.”
On Friday, David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker tweeted he would offer $5,000 for an arrest and conviction. Mike Mills of R.E.M. offered another $5,000, and Jason Isbell followed suit Saturday, bringing the pot to $15,000.
Me and the family will add another 5k. This ain't ok by any means. https://t.co/uJ35VatmUP
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) July 29, 2017