Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/18/19
Posted by Liz and John Attaway
Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces’ Summer and Fall Art Festival Calendar:
Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – 8/17-8/18
Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival – 9/21-9/22
Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival – 9/28-9/29
Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Consistently recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival will return to the picturesque park in the heart of Midtown for its ninth year on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019. A favorite for all ages, the two-day, family-friendly event will feature approximately 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. Festival goers are also invited to enjoy artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an expansive artist market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages, games and much more. The event is free to attend and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.
Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival
Taking place in the heart of Buckhead, home to one of the city’s most enthusiastic art buying communities, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents the second annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, September 21 and 22, 2019. Offering extend hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday, the two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can also soak up the sun and cityscape, while enjoying artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. The dynamic merchants in and surrounding the festival in the Buckhead Village will provide an array of beverage and food offerings. Free to attend, the festival is rain or shine, open to all ages, and four-legged friends are welcome. For more information, visit http://buckheadartsfestival.com/ or www.affps.com.
Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Celebrate the seventh annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the two-day festival will once again be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/18/19
Saturday, August 10th
From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Join us on Saturday, August 10th to try them all!
Enjoy up to five complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with awesome food and drink specials at participating locations. Get your crew together and join us for Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Summer Edition presented by Lunazul Tequila.
Tickets Include are $30 and include:
• Up to (5) complimentary drinks at our partner bars
• Souvenir Pub Crawl on the BeltLine koozie
Summer Edition Partner Bars (More TBA)
• Apres Diem
• Guac y Margys
• Pour Taproom
• Butter and Cream
Checkin locations will be located Inman Park, Midtown, and Ponce City Market area.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/12/19
Celebrate Independence Day Early This Year at Red, White & Brews in Midtown Atlanta
“Gear Up & Let the Fireworks Begin”
Wednesday, July 3rd 6 pm
Gear up and celebrate Independence Day at the annual Red, White & Brews in Midtown Atlanta on Wednesday, July 3rd. This year you will be singing “Yankee Doodle Dandy” as you march to over 20+ bar, restaurant & nightclub establishments in Atlanta’s Midtown entertainment district.
Check out some of Atlanta’s newest hot spots like:
- Foxtrot Liquor Bar – Craft cocktails, local taps and small plates served in an “elevated pub”, British-inspired setting
- Tiki Tango Hideway Oasis – A 3 level tiki lounge with each level featuring a distinct vibe and mood
- City Tap Kitchen & Craft – Offers a huge selection of taps and exceptional regional cuisine
- Veranda – Midtown’s newest venue serving southern smoked meats with a fun upbeat bar, lounge & patio
- Ponko Chicken – A unique spin on japanese + western cuisine
Venues will feature discounted food and drink specials along with live bands & DJ’s. Registration check in starts at 6:00 p.m. at Foxtrot located at 45 13th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. So wear your Stars & Stripes and unite with Atlanta Bar Tours and “Let the fireworks begin”. Tickets run $15 to $25. Grab your tickets today by visiting www.AtlantaBarTours.com
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/11/19
City Winery Atlanta
Tuesday, June 25th 7 pm
Calling all wine & music lovers for a perfect pairing night!
Join City Winery for a very unique concert featuring the soulful music of winemaker Fred Scherrer and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, and intimate connections they make between wine and music. You’ll enjoy an intimate, soulful performance of their original tunes and covers for some of your favorite bands, and a tasting of six wines, some that Fred produced at Scherrer Winery and some that Michael represents as a director of global key accounts at Jackson Family Wines. A unique night that ties wine & music so close you won’t take one without another anymore.
What to expect:
- 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Wine tasting lead by industry experts
- 8:30 pm – Intimate and engaging acoustic performance by two legends of the wine industry;
- Full Loft menu will be available a la carte
- Wine tasting will include wines from the following wineries:
- Carmel Road
- Matanzas Creek
- Scherrer Wines
Wine tasting is included in the price of the ticket. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/19
Midtown Hotspot Pulls out the Stops with Special Prix Fixe Menu and Rooftop Party
Thursday, June 20th
Ayman Kamel believes birthdays are meant to be celebrated in style. That’s why the owner of 5Church Atlanta and his team are raising the roof to celebrate the popular Midtown restaurant’s third anniversary on Thursday, June 20. Guests can get the party started with a sumptuous four-course prix fixe menu in the dining room and then continue the festivities with a high-energy party on the restaurant’s rooftop patio.
“We are incredibly thankful to Atlanta for the opportunity to serve them and be a part of this vibrant Midtown neighborhood over the last three years,” says Kamal. “We look forward to continuing as an active partner of the community and delivering enticing new menus and exciting events for our guests in the years to come.”
5Church kicks off the evening with a fabulous four-course prix fixe dinner in the dining room where hearty appetites will get a glimpse of the restaurant’s fun, new summer menu. Served from 5-10 p.m., the menu features diver scallops with ramps, risotto, vanilla carrots and leeks or pork tenderloin with cabbage, turnips and apple. Event sponsors Ketel One and Maker’s Mark will keep the drinks flowing. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy welcome cocktails including an Egress cocktail of Ketel One vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, strawberries and basil or Holy Water with Maker’s Mark, sweet tea, lemon juice, blackberries, mint and blue agave, and a Champagne tower. The cost is $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes dinner, welcome cocktails and entertainment from an aerial bartender in a martini glass pouring drinks above the dining room. While walk-in guests are welcome, reservations are strongly encouraged via 5churchatlanta.com. 5Church’s a la carte menu will not be served this evening.
The celebration continues on one of Atlanta’s best rooftops overlooking bustling Peachtree Street in Midtown. The 6 p.m.-midnight festivities boast house music from 6-8 p.m., cocktail specials from upstairs bar sponsors Ketel One and Maker’s Mark and a photo booth to capture the evening. DJ Kinetic spins the hits starting at 8 p.m., and guests looking to finish out the evening with a good cigar can visit the cigar rolling station.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/4/19
Second Self Brewing
Saturday, June 22nd Noon to 5 pm
Carnival ATL is coming to Second Self for a family-friendly celebration, featuring games, prizes, fun activities, an artist market and music, to benefit Giving Kitchen! DAY PARTY! Pints of Second Self’s signature Thai Wheat and ATaLe will be sold for $3 each, and The Real Mexican Vittles will be selling delicious bites. The event is free to attend, and carnival tickets (available for pre-purchase below) are $3 each. Prizes include:
Second Self Beer Co. merch
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival VIP and GA tickets
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival T-Shirts
Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House Gift Cards ($50 value ea.)
Dinner for 2 @ PokeBurri (YUM)
Punch Bowl Social Gift Cards
Carnival RSPV/Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnival-atl-tickets-61801536058
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/3/19
Saturday, July 13th 11 am to 4 pm
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta Field Day (benefiting Playworks Georgia) is a throwback to grade school, built with adults in mind. We’ve got all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. – plus some crazy new games and some surprises throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up to your total for the day.
Will your team have what it takes to take home the King of the Field title? Grab some friends, start your team, and get ready for the most fun you’ll have in 2019! This event is brought to you by Atlanta Sport and Social Club.
Start recruiting your Co-Ed team of 8 now! Registration is open for corporate and co-ed groups, including individual tickets to join a team that day. Tickets run $56 for individual and up to $500 for a team. Link to more info: https://bit.ly/2RMbYQZ
What to expect during Field Day
Teams will compete in 8 competitions over the course of the day, consisting of (3) scheduled relays, and (5) scramble games events. The full game list and rules will be released the week of the event!
- Each team will compete in (2) scheduled relay events. In these two events, your team score is ranked against every other team participating in the event.
- Teams will select (7) scramble-style games to participate in. Scramble games can be points-based challenge involving just one team, or a head-to-head matchup with another team.
- We’ve teamed up with the Playworks Georgia for this year’s charity challenge! The more funds your team raises, the more points you earn towards your overall score!
Atlanta Field Day is a 21+ event. All participants must be 21 years of age or older.
**RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 3rd**
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/3/19
Milwaukee, WI in Various Venues
6/26 – 6/30 & 7/2 – 7/7
Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI (6/26 – 6/30, 7/2 – 7/7) just announced that Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and ScHoolboy Q will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, closing out the festival on July 7, 2019.
Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival will announce the full line up soon with over 800 acts spread out over 11 days and 12 stages. Beyond its massive size (more than 800K in attendance last year), Summerfest works a little differently, making it the perfect festival for any music fan, and a cornerstone of summer entertainment in the Midwest. – “don’t expect a weekend of running from stage to stage, there are over 12 stages with sporadic, individual concerts featuring dynamic lineups to score tickets to, amalgamating into a total of 800 acts from major stars to local groups in just about every scene imaginable” (Thrillist).
Check out other announced headliners:
June 26: Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch
June 27: Outlaw Music Festival Tour: Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Dawes, and Trapper Schoepp
June 28: Jason Aldean and Kane Brown
June 29: Bon Iver with Lord Huron and Julien Baker, June 29;
June 30: Zac Brown Band
July 2: Lionel Richie with special guest Michael McDonald
July 3: Jennifer Lopez
July 4: Ozzy Osbourne with Megadeth.
July 5: The Killers
“Summerfest holds the title as the biggest music festival in the world, and it takes this very seriously. They may run things a little differently — don’t expect a weekend of running from stage to stage — there are over 12 stages with sporadic, individual concerts featuring dynamic lineups to score tickets to, amalgamating into a total of 800 acts from major stars to local groups in just about every scene imaginable.” – The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Music Festivals Thrillist
The festival now in it’s 52nd year combines the best live music acts with our favorite parts of summer – food, family, and festivities. With over 800,000 attendees last year, Summerfest is Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites for an unforgettable live music experience. The festivals largest stage ( American Family Insurance Amphitheater) is currently undergoing a $50 million renovation.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/2/19
PONCE CITY MARKET & OLD FOURTH WARD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL “FIREWORKS IN FOURTH WARD,” A FAMILY-FRIENDLY FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Free & Open to the Public, the Community Event Brings Together Fireworks, Family Fun, Food & Libations at
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Guests Can Also View the Fireworks Show from The Roof at Ponce City Market
In partnership with Old Fourth Ward Business Association, Ponce City Market is hosting the second annual “Fireworks in Fourth Ward” to celebrate the Fourth of July. Free and open to the public, the community event will be held across the street from Ponce City Market at Historic Fourth Ward Park from 5pm to 11pm.
Guests are invited to bring a picnic or enjoy bites from local vendors and food trucks, and King of Pops and Queen of Cream will also be serving frozen desserts. Local favorites including New Realm Brewing Company and Old Fourth Distillery will provide libations; wine, margaritas and a vodka punch will also be available for purchase (no outside alcohol is allowed). All beverage proceeds will directly benefit the Old Fourth Ward Business Association, whose mission is to create a safe and sustainable community environment for businesses and residents alike.
In the park, there will be live music from local Atlanta band Sucker Punch, covering hits from the 90’s and 00’s. Once the sun sets, the evening will culminate in a grand fireworks show, and DJ Q-Tip will be spinning a soundtrack coordinated with the display.
The Fourth of July fireworks show can also be seen from The Roof at Ponce City Market during their annual Fourth of July celebration. The kid-friendly event begins at 5pm and will have live entertainment, a DJ and activities for kids. There will be two ticket levels – VIP access and General Admission – for adults, and tickets for children will be offered at a lower price point. While space is available, guests can purchase walk-up tickets on July 4 for the evening fireworks show. Advance tickets will be available at www.poncecityroof.com.
Expected to draw several thousand people, attendees are encouraged to bike, walk or use a ride share service to travel to and from the event. Bike racks are located around the periphery at Historic Fourth Ward Park and at Ponce City Market, and pick-up points for Uber and Lyft users are available at Ponce City Market and adjacent to the park on the corner of Garden Park Drive and Rankin Street.
Ponce City Market restaurants and retail shops will be open during normal hours on July 4, from 10am to 9pm. Event sponsors include Ponce City Market, Skyline Park, Gas South, Atlanta Dream Center and Good2Grow.
Please note that no pets, scooters and bikes, drones, outside fireworks, weapons, grills or pop-up tents will be allowed inside the park during the event.