I just found out about this! If you are not acquainted with the Krog Street art, come meet it tonight as part of this event. Once THE scariest place I knew in Atlanta, now it is a street art superstar locale right next to the very re-habbed Cabbagetown; it's really a must see. Bill Taft, a legendary local musician, is rumored to be showing up to participate in the audio-visual happening that I think should be a really unique blast. Apparently it's been a series and this is the next-to-last lecture, about hotels. Plus we can explore the crazy art tunnel in a group, with visuals sure to leave you in wonder.
In their words, here's what will happen:
The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau was founded in 1913, the same year the Constitution dubbed the city "Hotel City of the South." Southern hospitality became a major industry.
From Shriners to Sci-Fi fans, Atlanta gained a reputation as a place everybody's been to but nobody is from. Fred Krog would beg to differ. Junior that is. Fred, Sr. emigrated from Germany sometime before 1851. But even Junior spent his career as a railroad engineer passing people in and out of town.
For our penultimate Krog show, the one before the last, we'll look at hotels then and now. The Ansley and the Georgian Terrace, The Westin and Marriott Marquis, the Clermont and Atlanta Motel. We'll project historic and contemporary images of Atlanta hotels on the tunnel wall, sing the tourism anthems "Atlanta, the Queen of Dixieland" and "A-T-L, Where Every Day is an Opening Day" and search the tunnel for Rob Lowe's hotel key.
Plus a Max Linder comedy from 1913 titled "Max Takes a Picture."
Check-in time is between 8 and 8:30 p.m. at the benches near the corner of Krog St. and Wylie. - Krog Street at Wylie (Krog Street Tunnel) https://www.facebook.com/events/615427471836556/?source=1