Music, food and fun were things Ria Pell loved. And all those things will celebrated tonight at Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points, when Pell’s friends and family pay tribute to the chef and owner of Ria’s Blubird Cafe, who passed away suddenly last month at the age of 45.
For a glimpse of Pell’s life, spirit and legacy, flip back to John Kessler’s appreciation here: blogs.ajc.com.
Among the Atlanta bands on the bill tonight are Pell favorites, Caroline and the Ramblers, Slim Chance and the Convicts, the El Caminos and Clash tribute, Clashinista, plus DJs spinning between sets.
There will also be a silent auction, and along with tickets sales and donations, all proceeds will help with family and business expenses and local causes close to Pell’s heart.
It’s A Ria Riot!, $20, tickets at the door. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, 404-524-7354, variety-playhouse.com.
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.