Grant Park 135th Anniversary Summer Shade Festival Plus VIP 2018

Date: Friday, August 24th to Sunday, August 26th

Time: Varies

About: It’s time to celebrate Atlanta’s oldest park, because on Friday, August 24th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Grant Park Conservancy is hosting the official 135th birthday bash in honor of Grant Park.  Kicking off the festivities before the 16th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival set for Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th, the high-energy party hosted by The Beacon Atlanta will feature cocktails, delicious bites, a DJ and dynamic silent auction boasting an array of items including sports paraphernalia, getaways, tasting experiences, and much more.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Grant Park Conservancy, a non-profit, membership-based organization with a mission of protecting, enhancing and preserving the park while planning for its future needs and uses.  Tickets are on sale now starting at $35 for ages 21 and up and available for purchase at  After the Birthday Bash, the Grant Park Conservancy invites music and art lovers to the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival presented by The Beacon Atlanta. The two-day, fun-filled festival on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and a dedicated VIP area. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 16th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, craft beer and more.


Speaking of VIP at Summer Shade Festival, festival goers can relax in a private tent, enjoy complimentary bites from Love, Eat, Local and The Shed at Glenwood, premium wines, Monday Night Brewing craft beer, and the Signature Summer Shade Cocktail served in a souvenir cup.  Guests can also enjoy private air-conditioned restrooms, misting stations, and lounge seating in addition to the 16th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival’s impressive lineup of live music, expansive artist market, diverse selection of local food trucks, Kids Zone and much more. The Summer Shade VIP Lounge be will open on Saturday, August 25th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, August 26th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday VIP attendees will receive complimentary food and six drink tickets to redeem cocktails, beer and wine. Sunday VIP attendees will receive complimentary food and 5 drink tickets to redeem cocktails, beer and wine. Guests must be 21 or older to enter the VIP Lounge and a limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets start at $55 for Grant Park Conservancy members and $70 for non-members and are available for purchase at  All proceeds benefit the Grant Park Conservancy, a non-profit, membership-based organization committed to the restoration, beautification, and maintenance of historic Grant Park.


Summer Shade Festival music line-up:

2018 Grant Park Summer Shade Music Performer Lineup: 


Cherokee Stage: 


Saturday, August 25th 

12 p.m. Yes Ma’am

1 p.m.  Honey Strikes

1:55 p.m.  Rust

2:55 p.m.  Comedy: The Flying Squid Spectacular

4 p.m.  New Madrid

5 p.m.  Blackfox

6 p.m.  David Barbe

7 p.m.  Magnapop

8:30 p.m.  Rock*A*Teens


Sunday, August 26th

12 p.m.  Identikit

1:15 p.m.  Jimmy Galloway

2:30 p.m. Front Porch Session Players

3:45 p.m.  Abby Wren and the Wravens

5:10 p.m.  Roxie Watson

6:30 p.m.  Blair Crimmins


Meadow Stage: 


Saturday, August 25th 

1:45 p.m.  Haji Basim

3:00 p.m.  Abe Parker

4:10 p.m.  Hannah Murphy

5:25 p.m.  Oh, Jeremiah

6:50 p.m.  Jared&Amber

8:15 p.m.  Christopher Paul Stelling


Sunday, August 26th 

1:20 p.m.  Ansley Oakley

2:25 p.m.  Brian Revels

3:55 p.m.  Aimmé Harris

5:05 p.m.  Hunder Callahan

6:30 p.m. Marshall Ruffin




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Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2018

Date: Monday, August 27th

Time: 7 pm

About: Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta is set to celebrate 26 stylish years on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. Considered the official kick-off to fall social season, the annual philanthropic fête founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, will return to Phipps Plaza for an unforgettable evening that kicks off with a cocktail reception and dynamic silent auction followed by a high-energy live auction.  The evening’s pièce de résistance, a runway show featuring Kalnisky’s style selections from high-end designers, once again promises to dazzle with looks from Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.  The 2018 event will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. The annual social affair will once again be co-chaired by Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams who will continue their mission to raise as much funds and awareness for the event’s beneficiaries as possible.  Selling out year after year, guests will slip into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at the recently renovated Phipps Plaza located in the heart of Buckhead.  Last year’s event raised over $750,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. Sponsor and patron packages are currently available.


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