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Benefit Concert Set for Adina Parson

December 13, 2013

Originally published Nov. 13, 2012

Get ready to rock out with the best at Concert 4 Adina, a benefit performance for veteran attorney Adina Parson.

Adina, who served the Georgia Division of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) for more than 13 years, was shot and critically injured April 20 as she left her Sandy Springs apartment. After numerous surgeries at Grady Memorial Hospital and months of hard work at the Shepherd Spinal Center, Adina has returned home to continue her outpatient rehabilitation. Prayers and good wishes helped Adina to keep fighting for life.

Organized by Adina's friends and co-workers, the benefit concert is set for Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. in Atlanta. Headlining the concert is the Atlanta Institute of Music's All-Star Monster Band, featuring senior faculty members from Atlanta's original "school of rock," now celebrating its 20th year. The monsters include AIM president and founder Nite Driscoll (guitar), Grammy-nominated composer Randy Hoexter (keyboards), Tom Knight (drums), Gary Wilkins (bass), and vocalists Josh Bias, Angie Driscoll and Brittany Shewbridge. Special guest the Nathan Arizona Band will open. 

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and can be purchased online at www.centerstage-atlanta.com or from her friends and co-workers at DPH and DFCS.

All monies raised during Concert 4 Adina will be donated to Adina for medical expenses and the cost of recovery from her injuries. For tickets and updated information on the concert, please call Lenora Johnson at 404-657-6392 or email ldjohnson@dhr.state.ga.us, or visit the Concert 4 Adina Facebook  event page.