Thursday, May 17, 2012
Owen says he will now concentrate on booking concerts at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.
After being fired from Eddie’s Attic in Decatur last Friday (May 11), founder Eddie Owen said he will now focus “100 percent, no 1000 percent” on making his latest venture at the Red Clay Theatre live music venue in Duluth a success. “I’m hitchin’ up my britches and going full steam ahead with my vision for the Red Clay Theater and ‘Eddie Owen Presents,’” he said. Owen confirmed with Duluth Patch Wednesday that he had been fired last Friday afternoon by new Eddie’s Attic owner Alex Cooley. Owen said that Cooley wanted him to end his involvement with the Red Clay Theatre and devote his efforts to Eddie’s Attic. He was fired after he refused, Owen said. Owen resigned last October as general manager of Eddie’s Attic under the previous …
Monday, May 14, 2012
'Eddie Owen Presents' continuing to stage concerts at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth. Three concerts scheduled this week.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Atlanta Magazine social columnist Rich Eldredge reported Monday (May 14) in his Eldredge ATL blog that Eddie Owen was fired last Friday from Eddie’s Attic in Decatur based on a post Monday morning by Owen on his personal Facebook page. The post has since disappeared, but Owen’s Eddie’s Attic fans had expressed dismay at his dismissal and promised to follow him to Duluth. Owen had resigned last October as general manager of Eddie’s Attic under the previous ownership as he prepared to launch his “Eddie Owen Presents” concerts at the Red Clay Theatre in downtown Duluth. The first EOP concert at RCT occurred in December. Owen then agreed to assist Alex Cooley and Dave Mattingly, new owners of the Decatur music venue, with booking acts. They …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Eddie Owen presenting hit recording artist in Birthday Bash concerts in Duluth and Decatur this weekend.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth will host Birthday Bash concerts for Atlanta-based Americana singer-songwriter and hit recording artist Shawn Mullins Thursday, March 8, and Friday, March 9. Special guests appearing with Mullins will be Chuck Cannon on Thursday and Patrick Davis on Friday. Tickets for both concerts are still available, but are expected to sell out quickly. They are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Red Clay Theatre is located at 3116 Main St. in Historic Downtown Duluth. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concerts start at 8 p.m. For more information, call 404-478-2749. Order tickets online and check the schedule for future acts at www.eddieowenpresents.com. Mullins will also appear in two Birthday Bash concerts…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Duluth City Council approves two-year lease agreement with Owen to book live music acts at Red Clay Theatre.
It’s official! Eddie Owen, the founder and former manager of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, is coming to Duluth. In a brief called meeting Thursday afternoon, the Duluth City Council approved a two-year lease agreement with Owen that allows the legendary music promoter to use the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth as a live music venue. “Eddie Owen Presents” at the Red Clay Theatre could open by Thanksgiving weekend. The council had delayed action on the agreement at a previous called meeting Monday (Oct. 24) to give the council, the city attorney and Owen’s attorney time to review the document. Owen appeared before the council at its regular Oct. 10 meeting to make a formal presentation to use the Red Clay after negotiating over the summer with Duluth…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Interim agreement to allow Eddie's Attic founder to manage Red Clay Theatre in Duluth and book acts to be drafted for potential action by city council.
By mid-November, legendary Atlanta music figure Eddie Owen could be presenting name musical acts at the Red Clay Theatre and enlivening the nightlife in downtown Duluth. Owen, the founder and former manager of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, also plans to offer workshops and classes for singers, songwriters and musicians during the daytime. The Duluth City Council Monday night (Oct. 10) unanimously authorized city staff to draft an interim agreement subject to review by the city attorney and council to allow Owen to manage the Main Street theatre and book musical acts. Staff had recommended the council accept Owen’s proposal to use the Red Clay Theatre as a live music venue over another proposal to use the facility for traditional dramatic …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Founder of legendary Eddie's Attic in Decatur proposing to manage Duluth's Red Clay Theatre.
Eddie Owen, founder of Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, told the Decatur Metro this week that he is leaving as manager of the popular club to manage a theater in Duluth, according to an article in Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch. The name of the theater wasn’t mentioned, but Duluth officials have been meeting for several months with an undisclosed “major figure in the music industry” about taking over management of the underutilized Red Clay Theatre on Main Street. It apparently isn’t a done deal yet, however. Owen appeared at a Duluth City Council work session during the summer to introduce himself to the mayor and council and briefly outline a plan to establish a music venue at the theater in historic downtown Duluth that would include stage …