FIFTH ANNUAL SAINTS AND SINNERS BALL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/10/18

Halloween Bash Featuring Elle King, Albert Hammond Jr. and Camera Box, Drink Specials, Surprises and Much More! 

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 Beginning at 8 p.m.  

 

Atlanta, GA – Party goers can revel in all the ghosts, ghouls and goblins they can handle this Halloween when ALT 105.7 and Park Tavern bring their devilish tradition alive at the fifth annual Saints & Sinners Ball on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Kicking off at 8 p.m., music fanatics are invited to descend upon Park Tavern in their most creative costumes for the annual Halloween bash. Featuring live music performances from Elle King, Albert Hammond Jr., and Camera Box, the high-energy night will also feature themed drink specials and plenty of surprises.  ALT 105.7’s Saints & Sinners Ball is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are available for $20, plus applicable fees at www.parktavern.com.  To purchase tickets, visit https://www.freshtix.com/events/alt-1057–saints-and-sinners-ball.

BOOS AND BREWS 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/7/18

Saturday, October 27th from 8 pm to 2 am

Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts the 9th annual Boos and Brews on Saturday, Oct 27th from 8 pm – 2 am at Center Stage, The Loft, and Vinyl. Two DJs and a live band will be performing in the three separate spaces of the venue.  

This year there will be a General Admission ticket as well as a Beer Lovers ticket option. General Admission includes entry, entertainment and up to two drink tickets with entry before 9pm, You’ll receive two drink tickets with entry between 8 and 8:30 pm, one drink ticket with entry between 8:30 pm and 9 pm. All tickets must be used by 9:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 after October 19th, and $25 day of the event. The Beer Lovers Ticket includes all beer samples from 8 pm to 1 am and are $40 in advance, $45 after October 18th, and $55 the day of the event.

Costume contests include “Best Male”, “Best Female”, “Best Couple,” and “Best Group” with Winter Beer Fest tickets as the prizes. We will also have a contest for “Best Costume” after the event on Facebook for $500 cash. The most Facebook ‘Likes’ wins the money.

http://atlantabeerfestivals.com/boos-and-brews/

CASTLEBERRY HILL LOFT TOUR 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/3/18

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: WE’RE JUDING THE 2018 EVENT! JOIN US!

The Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association is proud to announce the much-anticipated date for the 2018 Castleberry Hill Loft Tour. This year’s Loft Tour is Saturday, October 13th 11am – 5pm. Tour goers will have a peek into the lives of the people who call this eclectic neighborhood home. Our homes, our restaurants, our galleries and boutiques are open for you to explore!

 

Castleberry Hill is located just seconds from the CNN Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. A far cry from the days of, “Snake Nation”, where Castleberry Hill functioned as a red-light district, this Historic + Art District has been named one of the Top 10 Art Districts in the country. Castleberry Hill has also been used numerous times for filming from TV to the big screen and everything in between. SuperFly, Captain America: Civil War, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Game night, Sleepy Hollow, Triple Nine, The Fast and Furious, Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead, have all been filmed here.

 

Join us for this all-day event! Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Check-in is located at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive/Walker Street & Nelson Street, best address to use is 333 Nelson St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Look for the signs! Additional information regarding parking is forthcoming!

 

Be sure to check out CastleberryLoftTour.com for more information!  Tickets can be found here: https://www.freshtix.com/events/castleberry-hill-loft-tour-2018

LIGHT-ART MEETS GERMAN ARCHITECTURE “SPOTLIGHT BAUHAUS”

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/1/18

Street festival integrating architectural landmark with innovative light-art, hip-hop music, and dance to celebrate German-American friendship in Atlanta

Friday, October 5th from 6 pm to 10 pm

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library in Margaret Mitchell Square

Complimentary Admission

A highly collaborative and innovative approach to celebrating German-American relations in Atlanta will be reflected in a street festival at the Atlanta-Fulton Central Public Library. The last structure designed by Bauhaus-movement architect Marcel Breuer, the stark minimalism of the brutalist library building will interact with the dynamic motion of “Superposition,” a light show created by German artist collective URBANSCREEN — accompanied by the fresh and passionate choreography of young local dancers from Dance 411. URBANSCREEN has titled their light show “Superposition” because the projection will be executed from different positions, coming together to a unique projection mapping. Underscored by the driving beats of hip-hop and experimental music that embody Atlanta’s thriving music scene, URBANSCREEN’s bold artistic exploration of the German-American relationship integrates architecture with digital art, dance, and music to unite several universal languages that transcend geographical definitions. As a special part of the street festival, Wiesn in a Box – a mobile mini Oktoberfest – will be offering Hofbräu beer and pretzels in its first of many stops along a nationwide tour. “Fulton County is very pleased to be a partner in this creative and very futuristic project that highlights the importance of public art to enriching the lives of our residents,” remarks Lionell Thomas, Director of Fulton County Arts and Culture.

“Superposition” is one of three installations comprising “Light-Art Meets German Architecture,” a public art series that will kick off the Year of German-American Friendship (Deutschlandjahr). A nationwide collaborative effort of the Goethe-Institut, the German Federal Foreign Office, and the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Deutschlandjahr brings together a diverse range of creative and innovative minds to present cultural events throughout 2018 and 2019. Each event, series, or exhibition explores German-American relations using a different unique approach. With “Superposition,” Bremen-based artist collective URBANSCREEN’s inventive way of commemorating Deutschlandjahr emphasizes the cooperation of many partners from a spectrum of artistic backgrounds, staging an experience that distinctively evokes the intersections of modern dance, popular music, historic architecture, and technology as art. The extensive collaboration involved in planning this event will also serve as a meditation on German-American friendship.

“Light-Art Meets German Architecture” features three iconic architectural structures in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Indianapolis, each notably related to the overarching theme of German-American relations. Beginning with the residence of the German ambassador in Washington, URBANSCREEN will produce mixed-media experiences that involve displaying light-art narratives on the outer façades of the chosen buildings. From dazzling light shows to digital artwork projections, these installations will merge multiple intersecting art forms, encouraging American audiences to take a closer look at how German architecture in the United States reflects the relationship between these two nations.

This event is organized by the Goethe-Institut as part of the initiative “Year of German-American Friendship” in 2018/19. A heartfelt thank you goes to the local partners, especially the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Fulton County Arts and Culture.

The Goethe-Institut Washington is a center for German culture and language. It reaches out to both organizations and individuals in the community, bridging the past, present, and future with a variety of high-quality cultural Programs.

The mobile Oktoberfest “Wiesn in a Box” will be toasting to many continued years of transatlantic friendship. Updates can be followed on Instagram @wiesninabox.

#WunderbarTogether

5TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL MAP, SCHEDULE, AND TOP 6 THINGS TO DO AT IMF THIS WEEKEND

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

TOP 6 THINGS TO DO AT IMF THIS WEEKEND

SEE BELOW FOR OFFICIAL BY-DAY LINE-UP AND MAP BELOW!

 

  1. DETOX/RETOX & iESSENCE

 

Join these Yoga & Fitness Classes powered by NOA | AON  in Camping at the Silent Disco. Plus, this year VIP Campers will have exclusive classes in VIP Camping.

 

  1. THE IMAGINARIUM

 

Checkout all the amazing FREE transformational workshops in the Imaginarium at Imagine Music Festival powered by Cirque USA. Learn Aerial Yoga, Acro Yoga, Permaculture, Aerial Arts, Flow Arts, Mastery of Life, Meditation, Yoga, Sacred Geometry, Consciousness, mindfulness, Art, and many more.

 

  1. DANCE AT THE SILENT DISCO

 

For campers the party never ends. Dance late into the night at our Silent Disco in the Campgrounds. With a full production stage, this massive silent disco is one of the largest in the country. Want to start the party early? Get Early Arrival and come join the fun on Thursday.

 

  1. FLOAT IN THE GIANT SPLASH POOL

 

Take a dip and float around in our gigantic splash pool with complimentary floaties, interactive art displays and VIP cabanas, you will love cooling off at this Summer’s best pool party.

 

  1. VIP ISLAND ESCAPE

 

Enjoy an exclusive escape at our VIP Island by Oceania. Take a break from the crowds, grab a drink and relax at our lounge or get an up close view of the stage. VIPs can beat the lines with express entry into the venue, private air-conditioned trailer restrooms, and other fun, and exclusive activities. Table Service is available throughout the VIP Island so grab some friends and have a party.

 

  1. SEE YOUR FAVORITE ACTS

 

Explore our six different stages stacked with your favorite artists. See the daily lineup for artists performing by day RIGHT BELOW!

 

HERE IS THE OFFICAL FESTIVAL MAP!

 

Plan where you’ll camp with your festival friends!

2018 FROG TOSS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/13/18

Sweetwater Mission has partnered with CHEENGZ and West Georgia Cornhole to create the first annual Frog Toss Festival in lovely downtown Austell on September 15th, 2018.

Debbie Ginocchio states “the City of Austell has really stepped up to prepare the site for the festival. We will be hosting a Disc Golf Tournament, Cornhole Tournament, Chili Cookoff, Tiny Home Expo, Kids Zone, Live Music, Beer Garden and Chain Saw Carving Exhibition at the Frog Rock Disc Golf Course in Louise Suggs Memorial Park in Downtown Austell”

Disc Golf Sportswear company CHEENGZ VP of Marketing, Troy Burns states “When we learned Sweetwater Mission wanted to put together a Disc Golf Tournament at Frog rock we were all in. As we sat in on the meetings we realized we were becoming part of something very unique. Disc Golf tends to stay in its own little universe, growing exponentially, but not garnering much attention in mainstream sports coverage. This festival introduces the sport and this incredible course to the Austell community and region in general. With little to no elevation changes it is a great disc golf course for those who may have difficulty walking or may be bound to a wheel chair. It is the most accessible course I have ever played that has such a fun and challenging layout.

When we were working with Sweetwater Mission to develop the overall brand identity of the festival it all just came together. A rock formation near the park known as “Frog Rock” was a core element of the festival name. Then we looked at both sports competitions involving the tossing of discs and corn bags and a name as fun as the festival it represents was born. To have the two sports compete in the end for a final champion was just too much to pass up. And we promise, there will be no tossing of actual frogs during the festival!”

This festival is free to the public. More information here: http://douglascountychamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/frog-toss-festival-5664

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SURREAL ANNOUNCE FAN EXPERIENCES WITH ARMIN VAN BUUREN, KASKADE, ALESSO, RL GRIME, GETTER, THE GLITCH MOB, 12TH PLANET, BEAR GRILLZ AND GRiZ

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/12/18

 

Win A Trip For Two With Flights, VIP Glamping Accommodations and Two VIP Tickets to Imagine Music Festival

 

Proceeds From Imagine Music Festival’s Surreal Campaign to Benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 

Atlanta, GA – Imagine Music Festival has announced it will partner with Surreal, a fundraising platform that works with festivals and musicians to offer fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences with proceeds benefitting local charities for the September 21st through 23rd festival. Imagine and Surreal have created two exclusive artist-based experiences which fans can enter with one winner chosen for each. Each winner will receive a VIP ticket to Imagine Music Festival for themselves and a friend, roundtrip airfare courtesy of Orbitz, onsite VIP Glamping by Unity Travel, as well as the artist experience they entered. Net proceeds from the campaign will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

 

The artist-based experiences are to include: a meet and greet with Armin Van Buuren; a side stage performance viewing with Kaskade; golf cart escort ride with Alesso; a side stage performance viewing with RL Grime and signed merch pack; hanging with Getter backstage; trailer hangout with The Glitch Mob; trailer hangout with 12th Planet; eat and greet with Bear Grillz and a signed merch pack from GRiZ. Running from August 7th through to September 5th, fans can enter by submitting a mail-in entry or through several different donation tiers.*  Each package is valued at over $2,100 and donations start at $5 for any individual experience. Additionally, a fan can also donate $25.00 for 5 entries into each experience or $75.00 for 20 entries into each experience. Fans can visit www.givesurreal.com for full details and to enter.

 

Featuring four main stages, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway – from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. The 2018 performer lineup includes: Headliners: Armin Van Buuren; Bassnectar; Kaskade; Alesso; Galantis; RL Grime, Zeds Dead and special guests: Adventure Club; Getter; The Glitch Mob. Oceania Stage: 12th Planet; Bear Grillz: Leah Culver; Liquid Stranger; Riot Ten; Zaxx; Eddie Gold; Kevin Flum; Midnite Panda; Ra; and Sunday Service. Amazonia Stage: GRiZ; ZHU; Cashmere Cat; Jai Wolf; Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set); Ekali; Eoto; Lotus; Levitation Jones; Protohype; Yheti B2B Toadface and Ployd. Disco Inferno Stage: Green Velvet; Oliver Heldens; Boogie3 T; Squnto; Chocolate Puma; EDX; Joker; Koan Sound; Latmun; special guest: Noisia; Shlump; Tiga; Walker & Royce; and Wax Motif. Aeria Stage: Paul Oakenfold; Gabriel Dresden; DJ Dara; IVY Lab; DJ SS and over 70 local and regional acts.

 

Tickets to Imagine are available now starting at $219 for a 3-day pass and $285 for a 3-day pass with camping. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $360 for a 3-day pass and $479 with a 3-day pass with camping. Several lodging packages are available, including GA Camping, VIP Camping, RV Camping, Unity Travel Qube village and Hotels.  Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $66.55, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

 

ABOUT SURREAL:

Surreal is a fundraising platform that partners with festivals and music artists to offer their fans unforgettable experiences with proceeds going to the charity of their choice. To participate, anyone can donate as little as $5 for a chance to win the experience –providing an engaging way to create positive exposure, raise awareness, and make a difference in the world. Follow Surreal on Instagram.

CITY WINERY TO PAIR ADAM SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT WITH AN EVENING OF MUSIC

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

The Celebration of the Award-Winning Photographer’s Chronicling of American Blues Includes a Performance from Ben Nichols (Lucero) and Cedric Burnside

 

Friday, August 24, 2018 

ATLANTA, GA – City Winery is set to host one of the most respected authorities on the blues culture of the Deep South, Adam Smith. His work has earned him Photographer of the Year by the 11th Hour, and a permanent installation at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Smith’s collection of works, titled Mornin’ Ain’t Come Yet: A Look Into the Music and Landscape of the Deep South, features moments he captured with blues legends such as Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, and T-Model Ford, as well as the swampy environment of the Mississippi Delta.

Also included will be pieces with Georgia rockers such as Drive-By Truckers and Jason Isbell as well as Marty Stewart, Porter Wagoner, and others.

His collection of 35mm, medium-format, and large-format photography will be on display at City Winery the night of Friday, August 24th. Available for purchase will be limited edition silver gelatin prints of negatives from his darkroom.

Accompanying the exhibit will be live music from alt-Americana rock songwriter Ben Nichols of Lucero. Lucero formed in Memphis in the late 90’s, gaining notoriety in the 2000s from its gritty approach to alt-country music.

Nichols is joined by GRAMMY-nominated bluesman Cedric Burnside, grandson of blues legend (and one of Smith’s subjects) R.L. Burnside. Cedric Burnside is noted as one of the most accomplished drummers in the world, having won ‘Drummer of the Year’ at the Blues Music Awards four years in a row.

6 p.m. doors and viewing, 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are available for purchase here now for $20, $25, $30 plus applicable fees. For more information, call (404) 946-3791, or visit citywinery.com/atlanta.

THIS YEAR’S DISCOVER ADAC GOES BEYOND DESIGN AND SHINES A LIGHT ON EVERY ASPECT OF LIVING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/18

Collaboration with Nearly All-Female Speakers Brings Fresh Perspectives
on How People Respond to Their Environments

ATLANTA: ADAC – an essential design destination located in the prestigious Buckhead district of Atlanta – is excited to welcome the Southeast’s design community September 25-27 to its annual DISCOVER ADAC. The three-day celebration will be comprised of a series of guest speakers by noted interior designers, cultural icons, artists, visionaries, architects, and more. With a full program spanning book signings, product launches, cocktail sip and strolls, salon-style talks, and pop-up shops, this design celebration is perfect for any level of design enthusiast.

“We want to embolden attendees to explore all elements in life at this year’s DISCOVER ADAC – how our homes reflect our desires told and untold, why beauty is important, and how unexpected paths can lead to an adventurous career in design,” said Katie Miner, General Manager at ADAC. “Beyond the concept of design, the week centers on finding inspiration, being mindful, and designing a more beautiful life in every aspect, which ultimately allows you to become more comfortable in your home. In addition, with a high number of female participants, we’re looking forward to celebrating women designers, entrepreneurs, and creatives of all kinds.”

Programming throughout the three-day event will bring together some of the industry’s most beloved names. Attendees can look forward to hearing from designer Charlotte Moss (Charlotte Moss, LLC) on finding beauty and inspiration, and why it’s important; House Beautiful Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson on a first look at five ideas driving the home of tomorrow; and designers Nina Campbell, Suzanne Kasler, and Carolyne Roehm on their private worlds, from their storied careers to what’s next for the celebrated tastemakers.

Here are nine of over 20 events to expect at this fall’s market:

  • Tuesday, September 25th at 10:00 AM THE POWER OF PATTERN | Susanna Salk with Leslie Newsom Rascoe
    Showing some of her favorite images from her latest book, The Power of Pattern: Interiors and Inspiration: A Resource Guide, Susanna Salk reveals how wallpaper and fabric designs can be used to elevate and personalize every room. Susanna sits down with MILIEU’s Design Director, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, to explore how pattern – whether floral, geometric or iconic – can be as instrumental as any accessory to a room’s overall impact and reflection of its owner’s unique style.
  • Tuesday, September 25th at 1:00 PM BEAUTY… A LIFE IN PURSUIT | Charlotte Moss with Margot Shaw
    “I am going to make everything around me beautiful that will be my life.” Elsie de Wolfe.  For 34 years, Charlotte Moss has considered her career a privilege, a blessing, and a challenge. Throughout it all, she has remained committed to making everything in her path as beautiful, inspiring, and accessible as possible. Beginning with rearranging her parents’ furniture and learning how to garden with her grandmother to a career in decorating, Charlotte’s quest for beauty is legendary. In conversation with FLOWER Magazine Editor in Chief, Margot Shaw, Charlotte reveals what inspires her in her constant pursuit of beauty and why it is important.
  • Tuesday, September 25th at 4:00 PM CLASSICAL CONCEPTS IN THE NEW SOUTH | Stanley Dixon, Jeffrey Dungan & Ken Pursley with Peter Lyden & Haskell Harris
    Join Garden & Gun for a discussion on classical and Southern architecture, blended with the modern design of the New South. Moderated by Garden & Gun’s Style Director, Haskell Harris, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s President, Peter Lyden, the discussion features perspectives from three Southeast Architect of the Year Award winners: Stanley Dixon of D. Stanley Dixon Architect in Atlanta, Georgia; Jeffrey Dungan of Jeffrey Dungan Architects in Birmingham, Alabama; and Ken Pursley of Pursley Dixon Architecture in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Wednesday, September 26th at 10:00 AM – HOW TO LIVE TOMORROW | Sophie Donelson
    The conversation around the trends in home design too often focuses on colors, furniture styles, and technologies. But the future of how we live beautifully and happily is told through homes that reflect our desires told and untold – and products are just one element. House Beautiful Editor in Chief, Sophie Donelson, presents a first look at the five ideas driving the home of tomorrow with critical take-aways for designers seeking business innovations for today.
  • Wednesday, September 26th at 1:00 PM WHO INSPIRES YOU? | Alexa Hampton with Jennifer Boles
    Join Kravet Inc. for an exclusive discussion celebrating the release of Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers of the Past 100 Years. Led by author Jennifer Boles, this discussion spotlights the iconic trailblazers who paved the way for modern-day interior design. Jennifer sits down with designer Alexa Hampton to find out: who inspires you? Where do your ideas come from? Learn what it’s like working with the many inspiring designers Alexa has crossed paths with, and what it’s like to be among the youngest designers name-dropped in this book vetted by the design community.
  • Wednesday, September 26th at 3:00 PM A DESIGNER’S UNEXPECTED JOURNEY | Marshall Watson
    Interior designer Marshall Watson invites you to join him on an adventure as he shares stories from the unexpected path that led him to a career in design. Showcasing dynamic images from his book, The Art of Elegance, as well as exclusive photos that have never been published before, Marshall weaves a visual journey through the distinctive houses he has designed and demonstrates how he uses warmth, light, peace, comfort, balance, and livability to create homes that are classic, timeless and most importantly, elegant. Following the talk, visit with Marshall during an in-showroom reception and book signing.
  • Thursday, September 27th at 10:00 AM – THE POWER OF STYLE | Nina Campbell, Suzanne Kasler, Carolyne Roehm with Clinton Smith
    Join celebrated tastemakers Nina Campbell, Suzanne Kasler, and Carolyne Roehm for an engaging, enlightening, and entertaining chat with VERANDA Editor in Chief, Clinton Smith. Known for their authentic voices and a passion for timeless design, this lauded group offers a peek into their private worlds — from their storied careers to what’s next on the horizon. Each is known for transcending the world of interior design with a 360-degree focus on lifestyle, which incorporates product design, garden design and outdoor living, elegant entertaining, book publishing, and even fashion design. Join us for this master class on All Things Style.
  • Thursday, September 27th at 1:00 PM – AFFLUENT ECLECTICISM: IT’S ALL IN THE MIX | Jamie Drake & Mary Douglas Drysdale with Jill Waage
    Join Traditional Home Editor in Chief, Jill Waage, along with panelists Jamie Drake and Mary Douglas Drysdale, for a dialog on the modernization of traditional design. As eclecticism grows ever stronger, how are the priorities, mindsets, and vocabulary changing around affluence? Are we at a tipping point between modern and classic in the mix? What’s rising and waning? Are antiques less — or even more — relevant to the next generation? Learn answers to these questions and more as you gain new perspectives from these powerhouses of design.
  • Thursday, September 27th at 3:00 PM – HOW STORYTELLING BUILDS LUXURY BRANDS | Gabriel Hendifar & David Kleinberg with Pamela Jaccarino
    Join Pamela Jaccarino, Luxe Interiors + Design Editor in Chief, as she sits down with David Kleinberg, Founder of the internationally-renowned interior design firm, David Kleinberg Design Associates, and Gabriel Hendifar, Creative Director and Co-founder of APPARATUS, a New York-based lighting, furniture, and object design studio, for an engaging conversation about creating environments that build a brand through storytelling. The designers discuss their early days, the challenges faced, and their inspirations that have proven successful along the way.

ADAC carries the fun into the evening on Tuesday, September 25, and Wednesday, September 26 with ADAC West Sip and Stroll and DISCOVER ADAC After Hours – two evenings of cocktail parties and pop-ups throughout the Center that make it the perfect time to catch up with friends, visit favorite showrooms, and explore everything new. To see the full DISCOVER ADAC lineup, flip through the event guide here. Registration opens Friday, August 10.

GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 16TH ANNUAL TWO-DAY EVENT AND 135TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARK THIS AUGUST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/9/18

Free, Family-Friendly Festival Featuring Live Music, an Expansive Artist Market, 

Food Trucks, Craft Beer, a 5K Run, Farmer’s Market and Much More

 

Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018 

Atlanta, Georgia – An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 16th year on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018. Presented by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival 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.

Raising more than 100 thousand dollars in 2017 for the Grant Park Conservancy and its mission of protecting, enhancing and preserving the park while planning for its future needs, the 16th annual festival will also celebrate the historic park’s 135 anniversary. A special birthday bash and auction hosted by The Beacon Atlanta is set to kick-off the weekend’s festivities on Friday, August 24th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Additional details will be released in the coming weeks.

On Saturday morning 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. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration is available at www.summershadefestival.org or active.com or onsite at 7 a.m.

Additional details about the 2018 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming months.  For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org.