Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/31/22

Atlanta’s Oldest Continuously Licensed Tavern

Brings Back a Beloved Event;

Proceeds to Benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

in Memory of Founder Warren Bruno             

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland continues its year-long 100th-anniversary celebration by bringing back one of its most popular and beloved events—the Atkins Park Charity Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 28. This year’s event tees off at Heritage Golf links with tournament proceeds benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of Atkins Park Restaurant Group founder Warren Bruno who lost his battle to lymphoma in 2012. 

“Atkins Park has been a staple of the community for 100 years, and we have had a lot of fun celebrating our 100th anniversary with special events throughout 2022,” says Sandra Spoon, long-time owner of Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar who was married to Warren Bruno. “We had our first charity golf tournament in 1984, and this is just one of the beloved events that we are excited to bring back.”

This “good ole day of golf” costs $175 per participant and includes green fees, golf carts, goodie bags, continental breakfast with a bloody mary bar, post-tournament hot lunch, prizes, and plenty of beer throughout the day.

Breakfast and registration begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. To register, please contact Elizabeth Howell at or call 404-876-7249 and ask for a manager. Visit or follow Atkins Park on Instagram to learn more.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/31/22

Enjoy Party Games, Bites, Brews from Monday Night Brewing, and More
Friday, September 9, 2022 at 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Calling all beer lovers! Red’s Beer Garden is hosting their inaugural beer olympics, Crush The Cooler, with Monday Night Brewing on Friday, September 9th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday Night will be taking over one of Red’s six self-serve coolers and filling it up with their Blind Pirate IPA, Taco Tuesday Lager, Dr. Robot Sour, Death Raptor IPA, Slap Fight Ale, and Space Lettuce DIPA for attendees to crush. As an added bonus, guests will have the chance to win a beer and pizza party for six with two full pies and three brews per person simply by purchasing a Monday Night beer from the cooler or on draft. Red’s expansive, dog-friendly beer garden will provide the perfect setting for Olympians to win more prizes beginning at 6:30 p.m. and test their skills during head-to-head competition including flip cup, beer pong and corn hole. Finally, the best dressed participant decked out in Olympic gear who not only masters the catwalk, but can do “the robot” like a champ will take home a prize and bragging rights. Along with their full menu, Red’s will be serving a Gold Medal Tacos special featuring seasoned ground beef or ground Beyond Meat crumbles with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a hot sauce packet. Crush The Cooler at Red’s Beer Garden is free to attend and guests must be 21 or older to participate in any of the games and to win prizes. Dogs are welcome. Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit or call 770-637-2299.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/31/22

Sample your way through the amazing food of Brookhaven on and explore the newly renovated space at Villa Christina,while benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

September 15th

Taste Brookhaven” is returning to provide an evening of food, signature cocktails, and live entertainment celebrating the best of Brookhaven – more than 15 featured restaurants – while benefiting the worthy cause of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.

“We are excited to announce that Taste Brookhaven is back and being brought to you by Explore Brookhaven,” shared Ron Eyester, executive director for the Taste Brookhaven organization. “As guests indulge in various treats being offered by our featured restaurants and chefs, they will be able to stroll through the stunning gardens and explore and appreciate the newly renovated space at Villa Christina.” Villa Christina ( is a restaurant and private event space inside the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina.

This event supports Friends, the community volunteer organization of Children’s. Each year, its thousands of members throughout greater Atlanta raise funds for many essential programs to fulfill crucial needs and make an important difference in a child’s life. Proceeds from Taste Brookhaven will help meet the needs of Georgia’s rapidly growing pediatric population. Support enables Children’s to care for hundreds of thousands of patients and their families now and in the future.

“The evening promises to deliver an exceptional experience, showcasing the superior dining landscape that has evolved and developed throughout Brookhaven and its surrounding areas,” Eyester shared. “Thank you in advance for your consideration of this important and worthwhile cause. It is our sincere hope that everyone near and far will join us in supporting the 2022 Taste Brookhaven and, in turn, support this very important children’s cause.”

Tickets range from $100 to $175, of which $50 is tax deductible, and include food tastings, beer and wine. Sponsorship packages include a variety of special perks. Tickets, sponsorships and donations are available at

“Taste Brookhaven” is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, September 15, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina (4000 Summit Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319).

For additional information or to become a sponsor, contact Eyester at


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/31/22

Saturday, September 24

Slow Pour Brewing

Southern Wilds will be hosting their second-ever festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at one of
Lawrenceville, Georgia’s favorite gathering spots, Slow Pour Brewing Co. Attendees can expect two stages
of live music, craft beer, food trucks, a market of local artists, and a whole lot of fun.

Anderson East (@andersoneast), most notable for his single, “Satisfy Me,” and Kidd G (@the.kiddg), who
went viral on TikTok with his single, “Dirt Road,” will headline the show on Saturday evening, and they will
be joined throughout the day by A Thousand Horses (@athousandhorses), Tiera Kennedy (@tieramusic),
Cam Christian (@camchristian.mp3), Grace Asbury (@graceasburymusic), Brendan Abernathy
(@brendanabernathy), and more.

Starting as low as $35, three ticket options will be available to purchase: General Admission, VIP, and
Platinum Wilds. The official lineup and all tickets are available to the public starting Friday, July 8, 2022.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/28/22

More Than 60,000 Cosplayers, Gamers, and Pop Culture Enthusiasts Return to Atlanta for

Annual Celebration of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Gaming

Dragon Con, the internationally known science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention, returns to downtown Atlanta for Labor Day weekend, bringing with it some 60,000 pop culture fans.

Dragon Con 2022 runs from Thursday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 5 with events and activities across five host hotels – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, and Sheraton Atlanta – and AmericasMart Buildings Two and Three.

Dragon Con attracts fans from all 50 states and several foreign countries who come to Dragon Con to meet their favorite actors, artists, authors, creators, and experts, show off their latest cosplay, make new friends, and revel in the joy that is Dragon Con.

Guests – Two members of the original Star Trek television series, William Shatner and Walter Koenig, lead a long list of celebrity guests who will appear at this year’s convention. Joining them are Emmy-nominated actor Morena Baccarin; Once Upon a Time’s Jennifer Morrison; Lauren Ridloff, Tony-nominated deaf actress from Marvel’s Eternals; and David Ramsey and Emily Bett Rickards at the head of a long list of actors representing the Arrowverse.

Other top guests from television and movies include Charmed’s Holly Marie Combs; Stargate Atlantis’ Joe Flanigan and Rachel Luttrell; Encanto’s Diane Guerrero, Mauro Castillo, and Adassa; and The Boys’ Laz Alonso, Nathan Mitchell, and Tomer Capone; as well as voice actors Kaitlyn Robrock (Disney’s Minnie Mouse), Jim Cummings (Disney’s Winnie the Pooh), and Nolan North (Superman).

Joining Shatner and Koenig, Star Trek fans will have a chance to meet Anson Mount, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Hurd, and many other cast members from the latest installments of the beloved franchise, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Fans will also recognize guests from Georgia-filmed productions including Doom Patrol (Joivan Wade, Matthew Zuk, Riley Shanahan, and Mark Sheppard); Stargirl (Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Trae Romano, and Anjelika Washington), The Walking Dead (Chad Coleman, Laurie Holden, Katelyn Nacon, and Chandler Riggs), and Fear The Walking Dead (Lennie James and Danay Garcia).

For the MTV Generation, Sam J. Jones and Melody Anderson from the cult classic movie, Flash Gordon, will be on hand. Jones played star quarterback Flash Gordon while Anderson played ally Dale Arden who helped save planet Earth from the wicked Ming the Merciless. 

Cosplay – Dragon Con is well known for the quality of its cosplay – or costume play – and that tradition will certainly continue. The nation’s top cosplayers will show off their best work during the show, participating in costume contests every night of the convention and promenading throughout the five host hotels and the streets of downtown Atlanta.

Cosplay competitions remain a mainstay of Dragon Con, including the queen of competitions, Dragon Con Masquerade, the oldest continuously-run competition in fandom, the craftsmanship-focused Friday Night Costume Contest, and the low-key and fan-voted Hallway Costume Contest.

Gaming – New this year,Dragon Con is moving a large part of its ‘round the clock gaming programming one block up and one block over, from AmericasMart Building One to Building Three.

While the move was necessary because of renovations to Building One, the new space is better laid out and quite roomy – offering nearly three acres of games and gaming, from the latest and most popular video games to rarely seen board games.

The popular Artemis Bridge Game, in which eight players man the bridge of a USS Enterprise-like starship through its galactic adventures, is also expanding. First offered in 2016, the Artemis will now have two dedicated installations to allow cooperation or head-to-head competition. 

Joystick Gamebar will once again offer a pop-up experience at 161 Peachtree Center, featuring dozens of classic American arcade games. No need for quarters, these games will be free to play for the full convention.  

Overall, Dragon Con is one of the largest gaming conventions in the nation. From the latest video games to the most popular tabletop games, plus Japanese and classic American arcade games, ‘round the clock gaming is free to Dragon Con members starting Thursday, Sept. 1 at 4 pm.

Parade – The always popular Dragon Con Parade steps off on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 10 am. After a year in which only badged Dragon Con members could attend, the parade is once again free and open to the public.

The parade route remains the same as in past years. Beginning at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue, the parade will head south on Peachtree, east (left) on Andrew Young International Boulevard and north (left) on Peachtree Center Avenue. It will end on Peachtree Center Avenue between John Portman Boulevard and Baker Street, in front of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

The route is convenient to three MARTA stations – North Avenue, Civic Center, and Peachtree Center. Parking downtown is expected to be tight. Dragon Con encourages parade spectators to ride MARTA.

The 2022 parade will once again be televised and streamed live on Atlanta’s CW69 and our own DCTV. CW69’s live coverage will begin at 10 am and will remain on air through the entire parade, with a time-edited rebroadcast on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11 p.m. 

There are a number of live streaming options. DCTV will broadcast the parade live on a closed circuit to the convention’s host hotels, with rebroadcasts throughout the weekend. Parade coverage will also be available through the Dragon Con Goes Virtual streaming app.

Official Charity – Open Hand Atlanta is Dragon Con’s official charity for 2022. Through auctions and other charity events, plus a dollar-for-dollar match up to $100,000 from Dragon Con, the convention will raise money to support this important organization.

Since 2013, the convention has consistently raised more than $100,000 for each of its annual official charities. In 2021, Dragon raised more than $140,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.

Open Hand’s mission is to help underserved individuals prevent or better manage chronic disease through tailored nutrition interventions, which include a variety of therapeutic meal plans as well as nutrition counseling and coaching delivered by an experienced team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.  With the dedicated support of over 14,000 volunteers, they currently prepare, pack, and deliver over 5,500 meals per day in Metro Atlanta and rural Georgia.

In addition to fundraising, Dragon Con conducts the largest convention-based blood drive in the nation. In 2021, some 3,000 fans donated more than 6,000 units of blood and blood products in the annual Robert A. Heinlein “Pay It Forward” blood drive, benefiting LifeSouth, which serves more than 40 hospitals in the Atlanta area and 110 hospitals in the Southeast.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/28/22

Featuring Tequila Ocho, Banhez Mezcal, Featured Cocktail, Food Pairings and More
Tuesday, August 30th at 6 p.m.

It’s tequila time at TWO urban licks on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Featuring Blanco and Reposado from Tequila Ocho and Banhez Mezcal‘s Ensamble and Joven Espadin, tequila enthusiasts are invited to gather and embark on a unique tequila-tasting journey while enjoying city views on TWO’s expansive, dog-friendly patio. Beginning at 6 p.m., imbibers are invited to explore four new tequilas along with three dishes and a specialty cocktail, the Mojitorita. Food pairings created by award-winning Executive Chef Jay Swift include Brisket Empanadas, Salmon Chips, and Pimento Chicharrons. For ages 21 and up, tickets to the tequila tasting at TWO urban licks are $50 per person. To make a reservation or for more information, visit or call 404.522.4622. TWO urban licks is located on the Atlanta BeltLine at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/28/22

Celebrate the Unofficial End of Summer During a Classic Cookout on the Patio
Beginning at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 5, 2022

In honor of the unofficial end of summer, TWO urban licks is hosting a Labor Day bash, BBQ on the BeltLine, on its expansive dog-friendly patio on Monday, September 5th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to TWO’s full menu of fiery American cuisine, Executive Chef Jay Swift will be serving tender smoked chicken, brisket, and BBQ pork with classic sides including collard greens, pasta salad, baked beans, cole slaw and more starting at $35. Diners can toast to the end of summer while sipping on TWO’s impressive wine, beer and cocktail offerings. To make a reservation or for more information, call 404.522.4622 or visit TWO urban licks is located in the Old Fourth Ward at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/19/22

Week of 6/17-6/23

Calendar view:

Weekly Events:

Thursday, June 20 – Atlanta Room – SOBATL Presents The Amours: Changes Tour with Madyson Symphony & Jade

Genre: R&B / Soul

The Amours sing, perform, and captivate with an endless amount of ardor. As a result, the Washington, D.C. sister duo of Jakiya Ayanna and Shaina Aisha immediately enchant every time they step up to a microphone together. Jakiya later gravitated towards musical theater, and Shaina played guitar and sang. They were also involved in several artist development programs growing up like the, DC Youth Ensemble, Arlington Youth Street Theater and attended the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where they received rigorous classical training and simultaneously developed a heightened understanding of the world around them shaped by their city.

In 2014, the girls made the decision to formally launch The Amours. They went from performing at countless local open mic nights, showcases and several events around Washington to trending on social media for viral Instagram harmony videos which led to them landing their first big gig. In 2017, the sisters caught the attention of artist and producer PJ Morton after adding harmony to a cover he posted online. The Amours spent two and a half years on the road as part of PJ’s backing band and performed on the GRAMMY® Award-winning Gumbo Unplugged album. Simultaneously, they honed a heartfelt and hypnotic sound of their own equally “tasteful, soulful, and authentic.” 

Doors: 7PM / $20 adv / $25 day of

Friday, June 21 – Atlanta Room – Sincerely + Secret Gardens / Chidori / No Yeah

Genre: Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore

sincerely is the groovy melodic (mostly) instrumental rock music project led by Christian Bridges based out of metro Detroit, Michigan.

Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall. When multi-instrumentalist and producer Greg Almeida first set out to create the world of Secret Gardens, he had much more than just post-rock, or any adjacent genre on his mind. A passion project born out of his stone-solid emotional interpretation of sound, the initial arc of Secret Gardens is to release a record that sonically represents each season – an interpretation of his experiences through them – by whatever means necessary. 2019 saw the summer installment Verão, his first release under the moniker – a release he worked on in secret during his tenure with regionally touring alternative rock band VISTA, therefore inspiring the name.

Post-hardcore project Chidori is ready to take over the scene. Influenced by genre heavy-hitters such as Underoath and Dance Gavin Dance, the band originally formed as a two piece. Caleb Trice (Vocals/Guitar) and Bryan Hampton (Bass/Screams) began collaborating on various projects before meeting guitarist Chelsey Ova in 2015. From working at Guitar Center together, to the trio graduating from the Atlanta Institute of Music & Media, their musical bonds grew stronger over time. Adding drummer Marcos Cruz into the mix before their first gig, the lineup had officially fallen into place. From opening for Attack Attack!, to currently writing their first full-length album, Chidori is well on its way to becoming a scene staple. Their story shows that if you dedicate yourself to the grind, great things will happen.

Doors: 7PM / $15 general admission

Friday, June 21 – Music Room – Late Night DJ Set

Genre: EDM / House

Doors: 1AM / Tickets $10 / 21 and Up

Saturday, June 22 – Atlanta Room – ellakate / Blair / Ashe B

Genre: Alternative Pop

Ella Greenbaum, artistically known as ellakate, is an alternative pop singer-songwriter born, raised, and based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her voice has been compared to a “young Sara Bareilles,” showing her vocal prowess – honest and sensual, with a hint of innocence. Her sultry vocals mixed with her haunting, bold, and romantic sound are reminiscent of artists like Billie Eilish, Fiona Apple, and Lana Del Rey. ellakate is a breath of fresh air in the musical climate, writing exactly what we’re all thinking and spinning it in a mature, yet cheeky way. She just released her debut EP, Illusion, on Friday, February 23rd!

Ashe B is a musician, performer, producer, community organizer & more. Growing up classically trained on double-bass, Ashe wanted to explore more modern applications of his musical skill & divided his bass. He ended up with an electric bass.. then guitar… then MPC…then Ableton & some mics. After gaining a deeper understanding of melody, storytelling, & overall songwriting, Ashe brought his songs to life on ‘Something for Anyone Vol.I’. This impressive 4-track EP was inspired by the likes of The Strokes(CUT), Mac Miller(SLEEPIN’), Father John Misty(PUKE), & Bon Iver/Frank Ocean (FORTH).

Blair, born in Detroit in 1995, is a black woman making waves in alternative music. Her lineage runs deep in music, with her grandfather, Joe Weaver, a blues singer for Motown, and her uncle co-writing hits like “All Night Long” and “We Are The World.” Inspired by legends like Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Willow Smith, Blair’s journey reflects her dedication to music as a reflection of life. As she continues to evolve, her brand stands poised for greater heights, driven by her unwavering commitment to her craft and ability to shed light on black women in Alternative music.

Doors: 7PM / $12 adv / $15 day of

Saturday, June 22 – Music Room – SOBATL Presents West 22nd / Edgehill

Genre: Alternative / Indie

With upbringings ranging from Georgia to California, West 22nd bonded in the face of sudden adulthood with songs about old relationships and new beginnings. Now together in the heart of Texas, this indie rock 5-piece brings their city of Austin, TX into the forefront of their energetic music and is inseparable from their must-see live shows.

Edgehill is a Nashville based alternative rock group consisting of Chris Kelly (lead vocals / guitar), Jake Zimmermann (lead guitar / vocals), and Aidan Cunningham (drums). They formed in the fall of 2021, when Chris & Jake met at a TMR (The Music Room) jam session and started writing their debut single “Shooting Glances”, which has amassed over 1M+ streams since its release in May 2022. Edgehill is known for their

energetic live performances and engaging social media presence, with Kelly’s TikTok racking up several videos with 1M+ views. Road hardened and tour ready, notable

performances include opening for WILLIS on their 2023 Southeast Tour, Brightshade Fest in Nashville, headlining at EXIT/IN, opening for Charlie Burg at The Basement East, Rites of Springs Festival, and playing alongside artists such as Stephen Sanchez and Charlie Burg. Their discography consists of 9 songs and are set to release more in the coming months.

Doors: 7PM / $15 adv / $18 day of

Saturday, June 22 – Music Room – Late Night DJ Set

Genre: EDM / House

Doors: 11:30PM / Tickets $10 / 21 and Up

Sunday, June 23 – Atlanta Room – SOBATL Presents Gloom Girl MFG / Feather Trade

Genre: Indie / Alternative-Rock

Gloom Girl MFG Bring ‘Vulnerability’ and Punk Intensity to Nashville Rock Scene.” – SPIN

At the heart of Music City beats a burgeoning music scene far from the machine of its country roots and bachelorette-laden honky-tonks. Buzzing in gritty clubs and beloved music venues there is a growing new Nashville indie rock movement, stirring the pot of a city in the midst of a musical evolution. And at the forefront, four-piece GLOOM GIRL MFG are emerging as a force.

Feather Trade cross boundaries with an integrity and raw, passionate honesty that’s all but vanished across the musical landscape. Their mini-anthems are rallying calls to the disenfranchised, the politically and sexually marginalized, to anyone watching in dismay as the commodification of culture gathers pace. There is a timelessness to their sound – the wide-eyed social commentary of early U2, the white-noise fury of Nirvana, the shimmering dark beauty of The Chameleons, and the angular, art-punk view of the world captured by Pixies. Yet they are a now band. Firmly rooted in today’s struggles, writing deeply personal elegies that will resonate with those navigating their way through our current confusions and challenges. Their sound is totally immersive, their message for us all.

Doors: 7PM / $12 adv / $15 day of

New On-Sales:

July 10 – Sun Child / Basement Recess / Penelope Road

July 20 – Hum Ripple / The Orchard Keepers / Hensleys / Pharmacy

July 26 – SOBATL Presents Kaleb Sanders with support from Tristan Tritt

August 16 – SOBATL Presents Hannah Dasher / Sean C. Thomason

August 18 – SOBATL Presents The Whips + Miki Fiki

August 21 – Flashlight Faces / Wild Class / I Am a Rocketship

September 20 – SOBATL Presents The Georgia Thunderbolts “Rise Above It All” Album Release


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/23/22

Free, Family-Friendly Festival  With  Live Music, an Artist Market, Kids Zone, 5K Run, Food Trucks, Craft Beer and Much More. Presented by Southern Feedstoreon Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th 

A favorite tradition, the Grant Park Conservancy Summer Shade Festival will once again welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park as the summer comes to a close. Presented by Southern Feedstore, the annual event will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend, Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The family-friendly festival will feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend, an artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, local food trucks and vendors, cocktails, beer and more. The festival, produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, welcomes all ages and is free to attend.  

On Saturday at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are invited to take part in the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes a free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Registration for the 5K and Stroller Stroll is $40. The 5K raises funds for the Grant Park Conservancy and the course’s start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. To pre-register or for more information, visit or

After participating in the 5K or working up an appetite cheering on friends, festival goers can explore mouthwatering options from 19 different food trucks and vendors. Offering something delicious for all tastes, this year’s participants include Big Pat’s Bar-Bee-Que, Coffyn Pyes, Devon’s Popcorn, Dunwoody Café, Figment KombuchaGyro Chef Mediterranean Food TruckIsland NoodlesKing of PopsLisa’s CreperieMix’D UP BurgersNine RabbitsPeoples Town CoffeeRepicci’s Italian Ice & GelatoSno-Angel DelitesSweet Chimney BakerySweetacular TreatsThe PickleTower TreatsYom Ice Cream and more. A variety of Monday Night Brewing craft beers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.     

Always a favorite, attendees are invited to peruse the festival’s expansive Artist Market that showcases an impressive array of talented local and regional artists working in a wide variety of mediums. From handmade bath and body products to original oil paintings, leather goods and statement jewelry, the Artist Market has something for everyone at all price ranges. The full list of vendors and booth locations are available at

This year’s live music lineup will not disappoint. Starting at 12 p.m. on both days, each artist brings their own unique sound and style to the stage that will keep festival goers entertained and moving. Saturday’s lineup includes PortmanteauYes Ma’amFalse Hearted LoversLynx DeluxMermaid Motor LoungeGhost Riders Car ClubSolid State Radio, and Khaliko. On Sunday, attendees can enjoy Neighborhood BalletC NoteDas KaiserThe BrooksesGamma StarThe Wheeler Boys, and James Hall and the Steady Wicked.  

Grant Park Conservancy Summer Shade Festival is proud to be presented by Southern Feedstore. 2022 sponsors include Adams Realtors, Grant Park Market, Husqvarna, Monday Night Brewing, Post Meridiem Spirits, Tanqueray, Wildgood, All American Gutter, Agave Restaurant, Atlanta United FC, The Atlanta Falcons, Coke Zero Sugar, Dakota Blue, Greystar for the Penman Apts., Gutter Guards America, Jacuzzi Bath Remodel, Kyle Embler – Ansley Real Estate, Matt Westmoreland, Jason Winston, My Friend’s Bottle Shop, Outdoor Makeover & Living Spaces, Partake, Positivity Alkaline Water, Rugby ATL, State Farm, The Rounds, Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham, and Wyndham Vacation Destinations.  

Paid parking is available in the Grant Park Gateway parking facility (759 Boulevard, 30312), and the parking lot off of Cherokee Avenue in the Zoo Atlanta lot (800 Cherokee Avenue, 30315). Street parking is limited so rideshare and other forms of transpiration are highly encouraged. There will be a bike valet available for cyclists attending the event. 

For the most up to date information, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/21/22

A Black-Tie Evening Including a Cocktail Hour, Silent and Live Auctions, Mission Moment, Dinner, Music and More
Hope@Night After Party Keeps the Festivities Going Into the Evening

The American Cancer Society’s annual signature gala and one of Atlanta’s premiere philanthropic events, Hope Ball, returns on Saturday, September 10 hosted at The St. Regis Atlanta. The black-tie evening brings together influential leaders in Atlanta’s social, philanthropic, and corporate communities to help fund critical cancer research and support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Since 2016, this evening of inspiration has raised $4.7 million supporting cancer research and the Atlanta Hope Lodge. 


Hosted by WSB-TV2 anchor Wendy Corona, the soirée will begin with an elegant cocktail hour and silent auction, complemented by the sounds of the Joe Grandson Quartet. Patrons will enjoy an exquisite, multi-course dinner from Executive Chef Jordan Barnett of The St. Regis Atlanta before an exciting live auction and donation presentation. Additionally, American Cancer Society CEO Dr. Karen Knudsen will be in attendance to celebrate innovation in cancer research and a mission moment from cancer survivor Julia York and Winship Cancer Institute at Emory researcher Dr. Curtis Henry. This moment serves as a reminder of why the Atlanta community has gathered for a night of elegance. New this year, the Board of Ambassadors will host The C-Suite at Hope Ball for platinum sponsors as an opportunity before the main event to network with other top executives and strengthen business connections in the private setting of the Maisonette at St. Regis Atlanta.

The evening will continue with the Hope@Night after party. Guests can dance to DJ Era, mingle with young professionals and corporate leaders, and party with a purpose. There will be a premium open bar, late-night bites, and a 360 photo booth experience to capture the fun. Individual tickets to the Hope Ball are $750 and grant Hope@Night entry. Tickets to attend the after party are on sale now for $125. All ticket and donation options can be found at
Hope Ball is presented by Delta Air Lines. Funds raised at the Hope Ball benefit the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to free the world from cancer. They fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention.