Rock The Ark: Benefit Concert
Sam Burchfield with Pip The Pansy
Kara Waters
Otis Redding III
Jan 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Jan 18, 2019 2:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
The Ark United Ministry Outreach Center turns 30 in 2019 and we are celebrating BIG! A stellar bunch of musicians are coming out to The Foundry to help us mark this momentous occasion. All ticket and t-shirt sale proceeds will directly benefit low-income neighbors in Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties who are facing utility disconnections and evictions due to short hours, lay-offs, or illness. Come celebrate with us and help The Ark continue its mission to prevent poverty and homelessness in our awesome city!
- All Ages Show -
General : Genre: Acoustic,Americana,Gospel,Indie,Jazz,R&B / Urban,Singer/Songwriter,Special Event
With an honest voice, a band of buddies, and a fancy hat; Sam Burchfield has discovered something special in his musical journey. His latest EP, Unarmored, digs a few layers deeper into a genre-crossing career that has only just begun. From folk, to funk, to southern soul — Sam and his band of 'Scoundrels' capture it all. The rowdy crew puts on a show that is electrifyingly entertaining and yet full of Burchfield's lyrical honesty and depth.

After cutting his teeth in the indie-music hub of Athens, GA, Sam planted new roots in the nation’s R&B capital of Atlanta. Sam and The Scoundrels have now made ripples in the southeast, and continue to grow a loyal fan-base with their passion for music and camaraderie for each other.

“…Burchfield’s music is soulful. That is the perfect word for it. It doesn’t just describe his genre – it describes the heart of the artist himself…”
-Emily McBride - VINYL MAG more >>>
Kara Waters | 7:45 PM
Kara Waters is a singer/songwriter, Athens, Georgia native, and University of Georgia graduate. Kara enjoys singing and writing songs across many music genres. Kara especially enjoys leading worship on Sundays at Athens Church and Lake Oconee Church. In addition to recording 3 of her own albums, Kara sang and arranged background vocals for Connor Pledger’s “Fight or Flight” album in 2012. In 2013, Kara co-wrote and sang a song, “Leaving Me”, with Otis Redding, III. Kara's fourth album, "As You Are", was released in November 2014.

Currently, Kara is working on a project with Micah Bennett and Patrick Rives featuring Davis Causey, Patrick Strawser, Greg Surratt and other amazing musicians. Kara and her husband, Harold, live in Athens, Georgia with their two children, Lauryn and Trey. more >>>
A rich family legacy. An enduring name that has been embedded in the hearts of millions around the globe. A history of solid performances for fans in both the United States and in Europe. Not many performers today have such advantages like Otis Redding III. Legendary soul singer Otis Redding left his son with a musical heritage that extends far beyond the hit records for which he is famous. Indeed, Otis Redding III has been bestowed with his father’s unique musical gift, and for nearly 25 years has put this talent to good use by not only touring and performing, but also writing and arranging since the early 80's.

An accomplished and recognized artist in his own right, Otis Redding III grew even more as a musician and performer touring with his band The Reddings. He did not realize until much later in his career that it is truly his father’s talent that pulses in his veins. “The music has to have feeling and emotion...” says Otis. “While I’m playing guitar or singing, I don’t proclaim to be a vocalist like my father.” Otis’ reach extends beyond his music and his performances as well. Actively involved in his family’s philanthropic organization, The Otis Redding Foundation, he participates in the annual Otis Redding Singer/Songwriter Camp. Continuing in his family’s tradition of compassion and community contribution, Otis remains dedicated to mentoring both youth and musical hopefuls. Today, Otis Redding III still performs at special events across the United States and Europe, keeping his family's musical heritage alive. more >>>
Ticket Prices

College Student Ticket at Door


General Admission Ticket


Reserved Table for 4 (MEZZANINE)


Event Schedule

Otis Redding III

7:00 PM

Kara Waters

7:45 PM

Sam Burchfield with Pip The Pansy

8:30 PM