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Get to Know: School of Rock Charlotte

The School of Rock Charlotte is more than a music school, it is an institution in Charlotte dedicated to teaching children how to become leaders, artists, and yes, even rockstars!

Students learn the basics of their chosen instrument through lessons starting all the way at Rock 101. School of Rock even offers a local house band should students want to take their skills to the next level. 

To date, the students of School of Rock Charlotte have played for more than 100,000 audience members, rocking the house from CBGB’s all the way to Lollapalooza.

Don’t miss your chance to see these extraordinary youngsters at the April 19 Beatles vs. Stones event in Charlotte!





Tickets on Sale for Beatles vs. Stones, In Charlotte

Beatles vs. Stones Rock ‘n’ Roll Showdown in Charlotte, April 19

The Double Door

Poverty Is Real (PIR) is proud to announce its upcoming Charlotte concert event, Beatles vs. Stones — a battle of the bands featuring eight acts performing music by the two greatest rock bands of all time — on Saturday, April 19 at The Double Door Inn, with doors opening at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Urban Ministry Center. 

The evening will feature eight bands performing four songs each, covering their favorite works by either The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. Bands currently signed on to play include School of Rock Charlotte, Reeve Coobs, Dead End Parking, Little District, Yaddatu, and Toleman Randall.  

Tickets are $12 in advance and are available at The Double Door Inn is located at 1218 Charlottetowne Avenue. More information about the show is at

Spencer Smith, Executive Director of PIR, says the event’s beneficiary, Urban Ministry Center, was identified as a key player in the fight against poverty within the Charlotte community. “They are the perfect example of an organization effectively fighting poverty on the local level,” said Smith. “We’re thrilled to be supporting such an amazing organization.”

The Urban Ministry Center is a local, interfaith organization dedicated to bringing the community together to end homelessness, one life at a time. The Center serves 500 to 600 homeless individuals in the Charlotte area each day, and provides services including basic aid, permanent supportive housing, temporary shelter, enrichment programs, substance abuse treatment, and community education. For more information, visit



Beatles vs. Stones raises money for local charity - Atlanta INtown Paper



Beatles Vs. Stones: Whose side are you on? - AJC

The Atlanta Journal Constitution released this killer piece on the Dec. 13th Beatles vs. Stones battle of the bands at The Loft at CenterStage. 

Read the full article here.

The Rolling Stones - 1960s

The Rolling Stones - 1960s

It was 44 years ago today… Beatles’ Rooftop Concert.



Decatur Nonprofit Helps Others Through Music

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Eliot Bronson and Richard Lenz, President of Lenz Marketing, appear on AM 1690 to talk Beatles vs. Stones



Beatles vs. Stones to benefit Poverty Is Real charity - Atlanta INtown Paper

It’s your lucky day! The fabulous Uber will offer $25 off your first ride to Friday’s show. All you have to do is download the app, enter the code, and hop in!
Rock on, Uber!

It’s your lucky day! The fabulous Uber will offer $25 off your first ride to Friday’s show. All you have to do is download the app, enter the code, and hop in!

Rock on, Uber!

(Source: terriblyvague)



On December 8, 1980 John Lennon of The Beatles passed away. However, his legacy continues to grow long after the life.

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." -John Lennon



Justin Timberlake Shows Love for The Shadowboxers

Justin Timberlake recently expressed his gratitude for a cover performed by The Shadowboxers, a featured band of the Dec. 13 Beatles vs. Stones event at The Loft at Center Stage in Atlanta!

and again…

Check out the video JT posts about below:

So have you gotten your tickets to see this band LIVE next Friday? If not click here.



Seven Handle Circus- Featured Band of Beatles vs. Stones

Seven Handle Circus, a featured band of Beatles vs. Stones, have torn through the Atlanta grass ‘n’ roll scene, leaving the audiences wanting more!

The most recent YouTube video is only views away from the 100,000 mark! Let’s help them get there. Check it out: