Main Street Toccoa's 'Night at the Ritz' receives grant funding

Georgia Council for the Arts announces award of grant funding for the series for the fourth year.

TOCCOA, GA – July 20, 2020 – Main Street Toccoa is pleased to announce that it has received Fiscal Year 2021 grant funding from the Georgia Council for the Arts to fund Season Four of the regionally-renowned Night at the Ritz event series. This is the fourth year in a row that Georgia Council for the Arts has funded this event series.

Funds will be used to bring high-quality acts to the Historic Ritz Theatre on a regular basis. This grant award allows Main Street Toccoa to charge ticket prices at below-cost, allowing residents of Northeast Georgia to experience the arts at a reasonable price.

In Fiscal Year 2020, Night at the Ritz was able to bring thirteen different shows to the Historic Ritz Theatre, which brought over 3,000 individuals to Downtown Toccoa. The Night at the Ritz event series has seen an increase in attendance every year since it began.

“We are thankful to the Georgia Council for the Arts for their continued investment in the Historic Ritz Theatre,” said Mayor Terry Carter. “They see the value of the Ritz as both an economic anchor for Downtown Toccoa and as a beacon for the arts throughout Northeast Georgia. We look forward to sharing with everyone what Season Four has to offer.”

For more information about the grant award or the upcoming Night at the Ritz event series, please contact Christian Hamilton at 706.898.5777 or


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