Carley was a second-grader who was struck by a car in April and died a week later.
The festival to benefit his family will feature more than 10 bands at three venues. Thursday's lineup includes Josh Pierce, Jim Perkins Band, SLAM, Necessary Evil and Daniel Peace's Dead Mary.
Performances continue Friday at The Playground and Saturday at Rock Bottom Music. Saturday's performance is open to all ages. For more information, visit the Facebook page Rock For Peace: 3 Days of Peace, Love & Music or call Rock Bottom Music at (706) 724-1172.