RED BULL MUSIC PRESENTS ATL IS BURNING BALL 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/24/18

 

A night celebrating Atlanta’s underground ballroom community.

Friday November 9, 2018 at Georgia Freight Depot

Full Line-Up and Tickets at http://win.gs/atlisburning

On Sale Wednesday, October 3 at 10 AM.

ATLANTA, GA — One of the biggest productions of its kind ever in Atlanta, Red Bull Music Presents: ATL is Burning Ball will bring Atlanta’s ballroom underground into the spotlight and celebrate the city’s vibrant LGBTQ+ scene. Half dance party, half ball, the event will see icons and beginners alike walking in over 10 categories, while artists representing queer and underground club scenes across the country will keep the crowd moving late into the night.

The event will kick off with a genre-melding dance party of club & electronic music, featuring performances and DJ sets by Leikeli47, QUEST?ONMARC, Cakes da Killa, Leonce, Divoli S’vere, JSPORT, Ripparachie, and Montré.

Hosted by Precious Ebony and soundtracked by MikeQ, Byrell The Great, and Vjuan Allure, members of 10+ iconic houses (such as House of Mizrahi, House of Escada, and House of Ebony) will walk in the ball portion of the event. The ball will also feature performances by legendary ballroom figures Leiomy Maldonado, Dashaun Wesley, and Koppi Mizrahi.

Red Bull Music Presents: ATL is Burning Ball is brought to life in partnership with Atlanta collectives Morph and Southern Fried Queer Pride. Advising on the ball is Andre Mizrahi, the father of the House of Mizrahi, which has multiple chapters around the world. Atlanta currently has one of the largest and most active ballroom scenes in the country.

Red Bull Music Presents is a collection of shows that celebrates diverse music scenes in cities across the globe. In the U.S., the series is focused on supporting local creative communities and unearthing inspiring stories across New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Miami, Nashville, Denver, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle and Austin.

MCCRAY’S TAVERN MIDTOWN 1ST ANNIVERSARY CARNIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/19/18

McCray’s Midtown

Friday, November 9th

5 pm to 9 pm

Come one, come all #McCraysMidtown is turning One! Grab your friends and join us for the greatest carnival-themed anniversary party Midtown has ever seen! We’ll have live entertainment, carnival themed games, carnival style drinks and snacks, plus enter the raffle for one huge prize!

The party starts during happy hour & everyone is invited! Free to attend.

 

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

ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES 2018 FALL FESTIVAL CALENDAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/10/18

The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival – 9/22-9/23

Tenth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce – 10/20-10/21

Tenth Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival – 11/3-11/4

 

2018 AFFPS Fall Festival Lineup:

 

The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces Presents the Inaugural Buckhead Fine Arts Festival

 

Located in the heart of Buckhead, home to one of the city’s most enthusiastic art buying communities, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces has announced the inaugural Buckhead Fine Arts Festival.  Taking place on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018, the new two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can also soak up the sun while enjoying artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, beverages and gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives. Free to the public, this festival is rain or shine, open to all ages and four-legged friends are welcome. For more information, please visit www.buckheadartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

 

  

Tenth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce Returns to Olmsted Linear Park This October 

 

The tenth annual Fall Festival on Ponce hosted by The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will be held on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018, in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park.  Designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr., the park was carefully restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance and will feature over 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts during the annual two-day event.  Festival goers can also enjoy local gourmet food trucks, beverages, a children’s area, live, acoustic music and more.  The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit www.festivalonponce.com or www.affps.com.

 

 

The 10th Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts and Crafts Festival Returns This November  

 

The tenth annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces returns to picturesque Chastain Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2018. Featuring more than 185 talented painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform Chastain Park into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities and enjoy live acoustic performances while taking in breathtaking fall scenery.  The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area in the adjacent green space, gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and beverages and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit www.chastainparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

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.