Join us from 7-10pm for an evening of FREE Jazz on The Melting Point patio. As always, we will be serving our full food menu, and have plenty of beer and cocktails to choose from.
Join us for our Annual Mother’s Day Lunch at the Foundry Park Inn & Spa this Sunday, May 12th! Full details and menu available here: http://www.foundryparkinn.com/foundry-park-event/mothers-day/
We invited our Melting Point staff to taste our newly-launched menu and learn about the inspirations behind it. We brought along our camera and want to give you a look!
If you would like to peruse the new menu and see the items we have added, head here.
Join us on April 11th for what is sure to be a phenomenal night of music! This show took us some time to make official, but it was WELL worth the wait – the lineup is unbelievable. An Evening with the Caroline Aiken Band will feature: Ike Stubblefield, Michael Steele, Matt Joiner, Eddie Glikin, Michael Steele, John Keane, Paul Scales, & Michelle Castleberry!
Tickets are available online at an advanced discount.
To Our Valued Guests and Patrons:
This notification is to advise you that we have recently learned that one of our servers has been hacked and it is possible that the hackers may have acquired your credit card information. Once we learned of this event, we contacted both the police and our information technology consultants, both of whom have begun investigating this matter. Their investigation indicates that the hacking was done through a virus that was somehow placed on one of our servers from an overseas location. Only guests that used credit cards and debit cards in the Melting Point, Hoyt House and Spa could possibly be effected. Ticket buyers and hotel guests are not at risk. We have found no evidence whatsoever that any Foundry Park Inn and Spa or Melting Point employee was involved in these activities.
We have replaced the server that was compromised, and we have employed new security measures designed to prevent such an event from occurring in the future. We urge you to contact your credit card and debit card providers to put them on notice of the possibility that your credit card or debit card might be improperly utilized. We also urge you to carefully review all charges on a daily basis to ensure that no unauthorized charges are made. You may also contact the police detective assisting in this investigation directly:
Det. Taylor Bell
Athens-Clarke County Police Dept.
Centralized Criminal Investigations
Financial Crimes Unit
(706) 613-3888 Ext. 294
Fax (706) 613-3329
We sincerely regret that these events have transpired and we pledge to you that we are taking all steps recommended by our information technology consultants to ensure that such an event cannot occur again. Thank you for your patronage of the Foundry Park Inn and Spa and the Melting Point.
To get you primed and ready for our upcoming show on 3.4 with Tristan Prettyman, we caught up with her and asked her a few questions ::
What got you interested in music?
I think what really really started it was when my brother gave me a mixed tape of Ani Difranco songs. I grew up on the radio, pop music…mixed in with aerobic music (my mom was an instructor) and my Dad always had Jackson Browne on. So I was exposed to a lot, but I think something about being 13/14 a teenager, transitioning into a woman, Ani Difranco really hit home for me. I loved the honesty in her songs. I think thats what lit the fire to always write from my heart, and also be bold and a little shocking. Maybe more, it resonated with me. But whatever happened, it made me wanna learn the guitar so I started teaching myself. And eventually started writing songs. It all came very natural to me, but I also didn’t let anyone know I was doing it for quite some time.
When did you realize music was something you should commit yourself to?
Eventually people started finding out, and that lead to playing at peoples houses and bbq’s, and then eventually open mics, and then eventually my first show at The Belly Up here in town. My parents came to that show and pulled me aside after and said I should take a break from community college and give music a shot. So pretty much in that moment, I said… Oh what the hell!
When did you really feel comfortable with your talent/art?
I dont think until now, until Cedar + Gold, have I really accepted my role as an artist, that is this what I do, that I can make a difference, that I am good enough, have a voice good enough, songs good enough to really make a difference in peoples life through song. I always kind of had this attitude of, Oh well i just fell into this….But not more than ever. I am like ok. Its on. I know what I want, I am focused, lets do this.
What is your favorite thing about being on the road touring?
I love getting to visit all the different cities. The food, the bars, the shopping. Its a really unique and great way to see the world. I love touring in a bus, but there is also something I love about touring in a van. It makes you feel like you are on a road trip, plus I love my band, they are like family, so honestly, most of the time it feels like the brady bunch on vacation, having the best time ever, and playing some songs at night.
Have you ever been to Athens before?
I played at the Georgia Theatre with G Love & Special Sauce back in 2008. I remember a really awesome thrift shop nearby, that I got these killer pair of boots at!
Tristan joins us on Monday, March 4th for a GREAT show that features Anya Marina as well. Tickets are only $15 advance, available online.
Folks, we really appreciate each and every one of you that takes time out of your day to check out what we are up to at The Melting Point! One of our premier methods of communicating with you guys is our weekly Email Newsletter, which goes out every Sunday morning.
We promise to every subscriber that we will never spam you, and we also work hard to provide our newsletter readers with some GREAT incentives with each email! Here are a few examples of past incentives:
- Chance to purchase tickets BEFORE they go on sale to the general public
- $5 Melting Point food coupons to download for free
- Free dessert coupon to download for free
- Discounted ticket prices
- Ticket/Merchandise Giveaway contests
- In the past we have even released extra tickets JUST for subscribers to SOLD OUT shows!
If you would like to see an example of a past newsletter, so you know what you are getting, click HERE.
If you are interested in signing up and starting to reap the rewards of being a member of our newsletter, click HERE!
***HUGE GIVEAWAY CONTEST***
Everyone who joins our Melting Point Newsletter from now until Sunday gets entered to win 2 FREE tickets to our Fat Tuesday show with Ike Stubblefield & Half Dozen Brass Band PLUS 2 three-course meals that night!!!!
The meal includes, Fried Green Tomatoes with Shrimp Roulade, Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya and Grilled French Bread, and Raisin and Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Chantilly Sauce.
The show is on Tuesday, February 12th, to join our newsletter & enter, click HERE.
Folks, we are so excited to be off to a great start in 2013 so far, and we appreciate every one of you that has joined us for shows! As part of our effort to make this year UNFORGETTABLE, we are proud to announce another huge show at The Melting Point. Joining us on Monday, April 8th we have Over The Rhine supported by Ben Sollee. Tickets for this very exclusive show are on sale NOW online!
Over The Rhine has been active since 1989, and have built a career on their spectacular brand of sweeping, intimate song-craft. Primarily touring now as a duo, they bring to The Melting Point a sound that it almost seems like our venue was BUILT to hold.
Ben Sollee is a classically trained musician, who after spending years as a backup, embarked upon a songwriting career, toting his beautiful Cello skills with him. He will be joining us at The Melting Point to support Over The Rhine, and you can expect technically proficient and soulful instrumentation, and sweeping vocals.
If you don’t have tickets to our New Years Eve Celebration yet, don’t worry! We still have a limited number of General Admission and Dinner & show tickets available here.
If you already have General Admission tickets, we will be offering the choice to upgrade your ticket to include a buffet dinner on the night of the show. The upgrade will only cost $40, and includes taxes and gratuity. You can purchase this upgrade at the door of The Melting Point when you arrive! PLUS, you will be entertained by the music of Clay Leverett during dinner.
Below is our New Years Eve Buffet menu for you to check out::