Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/11/18

Featuring Motorcycle Road Racing, Freestyle BMX, a Special Appearance by Tony Hawk, Skateboarding, Live Music, VIP Experiences and More 

Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15, 2018 


Costa Mesa, CA – The MotoAmerica Suzuki Championship descends upon Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia this weekend, Friday April 13 through Sunday, April 15, 2018.  This can’t-miss event includes three full days of motorcycle road racing, freestyle BMX, skateboarding, stunts, and live music… plus Tony Hawk and Friends getting rad on a 40-foot skate/BMX ramp on Saturday and Sunday.  If all that’s not enough, the event features The Wall of Death motorcycle stunt riders, an interactive kids zone with Stryder bikes, a pump track, Mini Moto exhibitions and bounce houses, and renowned DJ Jayceeoh spinning a special set on Saturday.  While the demos, skating, BMX and motorcycle stunts and races last all weekend, Hawk will be skating on Saturday only on his personal, state-of-the-art vert ramp brought in just for the event.


Five classes will compete in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta: Superbike (Saturday and Sunday), Supersport (Saturday and Sunday), Junior Cup (Saturday and Sunday), Twins Cup (Saturday) and Stock 1000 (Sunday). Practice and qualifying will be held on Friday and Saturday. Additionally, WERA will race its 1000 Superbike class on Sunday.

Action enthusiasts looking for the full experience, can treat themselves to VIP Full Throttle ticket packages that includes entrance to the incredible M2 Lounge — luxury suites and stages that deliver the ultimate viewing experience for all the action. Besides complimentary food and drink, VIP goers will experience meet-and-greets with riders and Maxim magazine hostesses, escorted pit lane access, and a chance to walk the track and see first-hand the twists and curves that make MotoAmerica one of the world’s most exciting new sports.


MotoAmerica’s Full Throttle ticket package will cost $119 prior to April 11 and $149 after April 11, and that package is nearly sold out. Premier VIP Parking is available for $50 prior to April 11 and $75 after April 11.  There is also a VIP Full Throttle ticket package that includes entrance to the M2 Lounge – luxury suites that deliver the ultimate viewing experience for all the action. The VIP Full Throttle ticket package is available for $299 for the two-day experience.

For more information, the full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/2/18

TLC’S ‘Trading Spaces’ host Paige Davis and legacy designer Frank Bielec head to Lenox Square in Atlanta giving fans the ‘Trading Spaces experience’ on the day of the iconic show’s return to television

TLC’s hit series TRADING SPACES is returning after a ten-year hiatus on Saturday, April 7th to living rooms across America.  In advance, the show’s host, designers, and carpenters will be making stops in three cities on the day of the premiere, giving fans an inside experience on what it’s like to be a part of the show!

TRADING SPACES host Paige Davis and legacy designer, Frank Bielec.

The TRADING SPACES Experience will include Design Live – fans can design a room live and see which TRADING SPACES talent they are most like; DIY Lab – attendees will be involved in mini workshops where they will learn some of the best how-to-secrets for designing from the shows designers and carpenters; Do It Yourselfie – an interactive photo station where fans can recreate iconic TRADING SPACES designs to share with their friends and Kid Zone – where kids can participate in a fun design.  In addition, a radio DJ from WSB-FM, B98.5 will be spinning music all day and you can hang out at the TRADING SPACES lounge or take your picture by the iconic truck!

Saturday, April 7th 12 – 6 p.m.

Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Across from The Cheesecake Factory & Nike


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/28/18

Two-Day Fine Arts Festival Featuring 125 Displays of Local and Regional Fine Art and Crafts, Children’s Area, Gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music and More!

Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018

Atlanta, GA – The eighth annual Spring Festival on Ponce will be held Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park. The sister festival to the Fall Festival on Ponce (October 20 and 21, 2018), the Spring Festival on Ponce will transform the park, which was carefully restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of budding spring foliage. The two-day event will feature over 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr. In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children’s area, local gourmet food trucks, beverages and a stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information, please visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/12/18


The Billboard Charting Group, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, return with a poignant and authentic sophomore release, “State of All Things” on Friday, April 27th. To celebrate the album that is six-years in the making, they’re having a special album release show at Atlanta’s Terminal West on Saturday, March 24th with the soul, funk, RnB Duo Greyhounds, from Austin, TX. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Sharing bills with megastars and indie darlings like The XX, Erykah Badu, Bush, The Wailers, Kendrick Lamar, and more, they have a deep, raw funk, a stax-style southern soul, and positively uplifting and original Motown-channeling anthems. They’re looking forward to this album release, after the successful releases of the first two singles, that can be found here: “Broken Woman” and “Call Out My Name,” as well as, “State of All Things” the anticipated upcoming single out 3/23. Take a listen and get out to the show to celebrate their sophomore effort.

A little more about the band ICYMI (Full-Bio from their website):

Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are the heirs to the thrones of the old-school masters. But they’re much more than just a group of revivalists trying to create a period piece. Powerhouse singer Velle and her band will settle for nothing less than bringing these classic sounds glimmering into the now with a fresh new modern sheen.

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics have made a name for themselves captivating audiences with their stirring live performances. They’re a world-class modern soul revue topped off with the cherry of Velle’s sultry voice, as she deftly toggles between sweetly crooned R&B tunes and expertly belted barn-burning get-downs that can instantly jolt a roomful of wallflowers into a wild dance party.

It’s this inviting and accessible bravado that has scored the band critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Daily News, MTV, Paste and more. And in addition to their critical success, at a time when record sales are at an all-time industry low, the independent, DIY-minded Velle and the Soulphonics sold a quarter-million downloads of their single “My Dear” on iTunes, landing them in the top 30 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts and at a stunning #4 on the iTunes R&B charts when their debut album It’s About Time was released in 2012. The group has shared bills with megastars and indie press darlings alike, including Erykah Badu, The XX, Goodie Mob, Gary Clark Jr., Animal Collective, Feist and Kendrick Lamar.

And they continue to blaze a trail into the hearts of music fans with their new single “Tried on a Smile,” which premiered via CNNgo. The song is the first to surface from Ruby and the Soulphics’ as-yet untitled sophomore LP, which is slated for a summer 2016 release. The feel-good new single was produced and recorded at Diamond Street Studios in Atlanta by the band’s own Spencer Garn (Black Lips, Sara Rachele, The Coathangers).

“No matter how you feel before the song starts, you’ll feel great by the end of it,” Velle says, “I always have a renewed energy after singing it. It’s a real mood changer!”

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics formed originally in Gainesville, Fla., in 2006 when the band’s core members Spencer Garn (keys), Scott Clayton (guitar) and Ruby Velle (vocals, lyricist/writer) began performing together. They soon left behind the Florida college town, and headed for Atlanta, where they found a vibrant and eclectic music scene that embraced them with open arms.

At the time, they were playing mostly soul and R&B covers, selling out small clubs on the weekends, as Garn built Diamond Street—the band’s recording studio and rehearsal space. Having their own space and recording equipment, the band was able to take their time while recording, getting everything just right.

“After I listened to the It’s About Time recordings for the first time,” Garn says, “I got those shivers telling me that this really was something special.”

It’s About Time took Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics from being one of the most popular local acts in Atlanta to a being a player on the national stage. One of the album’s standout tracks, “My Dear,” was featured as an iTunes Single of the Week, propelling it to the top of the R&B charts alongside artists like Usher & Amy Winehouse. The album was universally praised by rock, pop and hip-hop outlets, and continues to make the rounds in underground DJ culture—several EDM remixes have accompanied subsequent releases including their single for “My Dear” and 2014’s Feet on the Ground remix EP.

The band’s first release after It’s About Time, 7-inch single “Heartlite” was featured by Starbucks as its “Pick of the Week” during Christmas 2012, and was playable on every Starbucks log-in screen across the world. Delta Airlines also picked up the song, making it available to listen on all flights. These notable features, along with several successful tours and festival appearances—including The Governor’s Ball and One Music Festival—have helped Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics rack up nearly one million downloads and streams.

Currently, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are in the studio laying down the songs that will make up their forthcoming sophomore release. “Most bands like ours tend to hold onto that soul-revue formula—black suits with skinny ties, side steppin’ to the groove, gimmicky segues,” Clayton says. “We’re moving into more modern elements of rock and pop through the lens of soul and classic R&B.”

“That’s the next evolution for the band—to separate ourselves from the soul-revivalist set,” Velle says. “We’re bringing new things to the table while still being soulful and authentic. We package it by drawing from my own eclectic tastes, and from the band members’ diverse backgrounds. It helps set our songs apart. You might not expect it, but a lot of my affinity for singing comes from Paul Simon. I want to be a story-teller with my singing. I’m not afraid to bring a folk mentality into the soul genre. We set ourselves apart with our lyrics and our unerring stance for positivity. We want to be a pillar of the soul genre, not just a representation of what it once was.”


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/2/18

Featuring Performances By Jackson County Line, Kitty Rose and the Rattlers, Russ Still and the Moonshiners and Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders


Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  


Atlanta, GA (February 27, 2018) – Park Tavern is excited to announce the return of the 3rd annual “Americana in the Park” presented by WRFG 89.3 FM. Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, partygoers are invited to rock out to an eclectic mix of bands with proceeds benefitting WRFG, Atlanta’s independent community radio station for progressive information and quality handpicked music, and this year, a special honor is given to WRFG’s longtime on-air host and board member, Harlon Joye. Revelers can nosh on classic Park Tavern favorites such as burgers, tacos, fresh sushi rolls, handcrafted cocktails, frosty beers, full bodied wines and much more.


A full day featuring the best of Americana, Jackson County Line will kick off the day and get the crowd going before Kitty Rose and the Rattlers, an Atlanta-based, Southern-styled rockabilly band, takes the stage. Keeping the energy high, Russ Still and the Moonshiners will bring the crowd to its feet with their dynamic blend of rock and country. Filling the headliner spot, Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders will be serving up spot-on renditions of the notorious rock band, Grateful Dead, paired with an unparalleled high energy performance that promises to be unforgettable.


Doors open at 12 p.m. and the music will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $15, and will increase to $20 at the door. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. To purchase tickets, visit



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/18

From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Get your friends together and come crawl along the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, March 3rd to try all of them! The pub crawl will begin at 12:00 PM and will end at 4:00 PM. Tickets include up to (5) complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with awesome food and drink specials at each participating location. Get your crew together and join us for Pub Crawl on the BeltLine | Spring Edition!

Spring Edition Partner Bars: (more to come)

  • Across the Street
  • Apres Diem
  • The Deep End
  • F.R.O.G.S.
  • Hampton + Hudson Community Bar and Restaurant
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • The Model T
  • Olive Bistro Midtown
  • Pure Taqueria Inman Park
  • Tacos & Tequilas Ponce

CHECK-IN LOCATIONS: (exact locations TBA)

  • Inman Park
  • Ponce
  • Midtown

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/8/18





Atlanta’s Biggest Crawfish Festival Featuring Live Music,

Ten Thousand Pounds of Crawfish, Oysters, Shrimp, a Bloody Mary Bar, and More


Saturday, March 3, 2018 Beginning at 2 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia – For the past 14 years, thousands of music and food loving festival goers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. Bringing the taste and flair of New Orleans to Atlanta on Saturday, March 3, 2018, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are brought in the night before, making it Atlanta’s biggest crawfish festival. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine in the heart of Midtown, Park Tavern will also serve fresh, regional fried, raw, and steamed oysters, shrimp, and chicken baskets, along with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Red Stripe, handcrafted cocktails and more.


With nonstop live music performances beginning at 3 p.m., guests can enjoy eclectic sounds throughout the day, while taking in Park Tavern’s exceptional skyline views. Taking the stage at 8 p.m., the hard-hitting band out of New Orleans, Cowboy Mouth, will once again fill the headliner spot for the annual spring festival, serving up fans their unique style of ‘rock and roll gumbo’ and an unparalleled electrifying performance that promises to be unforgettable.

The festival begins at 2 p.m. Ages 20 and under are allowed to attend the event when accompanied by a parent. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. General Admission tickets are available beginning at $15 and include entry to the event and entertainment for the day. VIP tickets are available for $50 and include access to an exclusive entrance, a private bar, special seating, private restrooms, and a meet-and-greet with Cowboy Mouth after their performance. To purchase tickets, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/4/18


Join thousands of fans on Saturday, March 10th in Virginia Highlands for the inaugural Atlanta United Block Party – ATL’s first open-streets celebration of all things #ATLUTD.


We’re closing down North Highland Ave., and celebrating with giveaways, live entertainment and raffle prizes on the block as we prep for the first match! Plus – we’re partnering with the local pubs to offer exclusive drink specials for Atlanta United fans during the event.


Tickets include:

  • (1) Complimentary drink
  • Souvenir Atlanta United t-shirt
  • Exclusive Drink specials from our partner bars


Partner Bars Include:

  • Dark Horse Tavern
  • Diesel Filling Station
  • Limerick Junction
  • Blind Willy’s
  • Osteria
  • American Roadhouse
  • The Atlanta United Block Party is a 21+ event.


Ticket Link:


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/24/17, Updated 1/28/18




The Gallery Showcases Exciting Works from Atlanta’s Contemporary Art Scene & Portraits of James Beard Award-Winning & Nominated Southeastern Chefs & Mixologists, Photographed by Erik Tanner


ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE, a pop-up gallery and cultural destination at Ponce City Market that showcases the best of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene, has been extended through March 31. Originally set to close after the holidays, the space features works from ten of the city’s top art galleries (below) on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall. Atlanta Gallery Collective is open during Ponce City Market’s regular business hours.

Atlanta Gallery Collective’s flagship exhibit is a photography show featuring portraits of James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs and mixologists from around the Southeast. Each was photographed by Erik Tanner, a Brooklyn-based, world-renowned photographer who has captured everything from the cover of TIME Magazine to Japanese VOGUE. Talent featured in the exhibit at Ponce City Market includes Hugh Acheson, Greg Best, Sean Brock, Ford Fry, Kevin Gillespie, Asha Gomez, Linton Hopkins, Meherwan Irani, Miles MacQuarrie, Anne Quatrano, Hector Santiago and Steven Satterfield.

The gallery is set to host several upcoming events:

Thursday, Jan. 25: Chef Hugh Acheson Book Signing celebrating the James Beard Award-winning chef’s latest cookbook, The Chef and the Slow Cooker. Tickets can be purchased here.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Jerry Siegel Artist Talk and Book Signing showcasing Black Belt Color, a monograph featuring images from the photographer’s hometown of Selma, Alabama and the unique cultural landscape of the area, known as the “Black Belt.”

Through Mar. 31: The public is invited to discuss life’s big questions at the Question Booth from internationally renowned podcast company HowStuffWorks. Each week, a new question is posted, and producers from HowStuffWorks are on-site to drive conversation with thought-provoking prompts. The booth is free and open to the public for recording on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm; no reservations required. To record outside those hours, please make an appointment by emailing

Date to be determined: Artist Talk and Book Signing with famed international photographer Landon Nordeman featuring Out of Fashion (named one of the best Photo Books of 2016 by TIME).

As curated by local art expert and Atlanta native Spalding Nix of Spalding Nix Fine Art, ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE highlights rotating works from ten local galleries below. The gallery presents a variety of mediums like sculpture, paintings, photography and more, and featured artists include Richard Thomas Scott, Tori Tinsley and Joe Peragine, among others. Thomas Deans Fine Art is a new featured gallery that joined the pop-up after the new year. They are showcasing paintings and photography work from artists such as Paul Tamanian, whose paintings include auto paint on aluminum, and Atlanta photographer Kathryn Kolb, who presents chromogenic prints. All works in the gallery are available for purchase.

  • Arnika Dawkins Gallery
  • Kai Lin Art
  • Hathaway
  • Marcia Wood Gallery
  • Mason Fine Art
  • Matre Gallery
  • Spalding Nix Fine Art
  • Tew Galleries
  • Thomas Deans Fine Art
  • Whitespace





Flagship Exhibit Will Be Portraits of James Beard Award-Winning & Nominated Southeastern Chefs & Mixologists, Photographed by Erik Tanner


Opening Weekend Will Be October 28th-29th, Coinciding with Sunday Supper South, The Annual James Beard Foundation Benefit at Ponce City Market


Kicking off this fall, Ponce City Market is hosting ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE, a pop-up gallery and cultural destination that will showcase the best of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene. The space will feature works from ten of the city’s top art galleries (below) and will take up residence on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall. Opening weekend will be October 28th-29th, coinciding with Sunday Supper South—the annual James Beard Foundation benefit hosted by Chef Anne Quatrano at Ponce City Market.


The flagship exhibit will be a photography show of portraits of James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs and mixologists from around the Southeast. Each was photographed by Erik Tanner, a Brooklyn-based, world-renowned photographer who has captured everything from the cover of TIME Magazine to Japanese VOGUE and subjects as far-ranging as Aziz Ansari to Radiohead. Talent featured in the exhibit at Ponce City Market include Hugh Acheson, Greg Best, Sean Brock, Ford Fry, Kevin Gillespie, Asha Gomez, Linton Hopkins, Meherwan Irani, Miles MacQuarrie, Hector Santiago, and Steven Satterfield.


As selected by local art expert and Atlanta native Spalding Nix of Spalding Nix Fine Art, ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE will highlight works from ten local galleries:

–        Arnika Dawkins Gallery

–        Jackson Fine Art

–        Kai Lin Art

–        Lumiere

–        Marcia Wood Gallery

–        Mason Fine Art
–        Matre Gallery

–        Spalding Nix Fine Art

–        Tew Galleries

–        Whitespace

Expect a variety of mediums like sculpture, paintings, photography, and more. The pop-up gallery will be open to the public, with all works available for purchase through the holidays.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/18/17

One of our favorite events last year was Project Pabst held in East Atlanta and its back for its second year on Saturday, October 7th! Do you like Iggy Pop, Dinosaur JR, playing old-school arcade games, and/or just love PBR? We have two tickets for you! Go to any of the below links and do the following:

  1. Like the post.
  2. Like our page.
  3. Leave a comment and tag your favorite concert or festival friend.

Here is the Facebook page where the post is near the top:

Here is link to the Twitter post:

We will pick the winner randomly on Wednesday prior to the concert (10/4 by midnight). Good luck!

Want more information on Project Pabst? Here you go. You’re welcome.


Project Pabst has teamed up with Rival Entertainment to present the second annual Project Pabst Atlanta on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The daylong event will feature three stages and performances from iconic punk rocker Iggy Pop, guitar rock gods Dinosaur Jr, Grammy-nominated Los Angeles-based soul collective The Internet, boundary-pushing performer Peaches and more. See full line-up below.


Launched in Portland in 2014, Project Pabst expanded to a four-city festival series last year. The 2017 series kicked off May 20 in Denver with additional block party-style shows on September 16 in Philadelphia and October 7 in Atlanta, GA. Project Pabst merged with Portland’s MusicfestNW last year for a sold out, two day event, which is set to return this year on August 26 and 27.


The Atlanta block party event will take place in East Atlanta Village and tickets will be available, Wednesday, June 7 at 10am ET for $45 in advance at If tickets still remain on the day-of-show, they will be available for $55 at the door. This event is strictly 21 and over.


Pabst’s National Brand Ambassador Matt Slessler notes, “We’re excited to return to Atlanta for a second year. Atlanta has always been a champion of PBR and we can’t wait to bring our festival back to East Atlanta Village. This year, we’re also excited to team up with the leading local promoter in the city, Rival Entertainment. No one knows the city better and supporting local businesses in Atlanta is important to us, returning the support the city has showed us.”


Project Pabst offers a unique festival experience, incorporating music, art, hands-on interactive elements, as well as food and beer at reasonable “non-festival” prices. Festivalgoers will be entertained with the old school video games in the PBRcade, the PBR Vandalism interactive graffiti art display, and Pabst Wax—an on-the-spot pressing of vinyl recordings that the fans create themselves. Additionally, a local artist from each city will be highlighted on a limited edition Project Pabst 16 oz. can.




Iggy Pop

Dinosaur Jr.

The Internet


Watch the Duck

The Coathangers

Ruby Velle and Soulphonics



Gentleman Jesse & His Men


The Difference Machine

The Powder Room

Illegal Drugs







A Drug Called Tradition


Lord Narf