Director, UGA Music Business Program
"I support The Classic Center Arena. As a long-time citizen, I feel that each expansion of The Classic Center has brought more large events to Athens, helping both downtown businesses and the labor force that staffs these events. This arena will expand the scope of possible programming for Athens, including larger scale concerts that are not currently possible in Athens. In addition to continuing to help the sectors of the local economy that The Classic Center already enhances, this could be a boom for our local concert promoters and production crews, as well as providing opportunities for UGA Music Business students to work alongside professionals at major concert events."