AMP IT UP ATHENS AT AVALON IN ALPHARETTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/24

Saturday, May 18 11 am – 8 pm

More info here.

We’d love to invite you to come and enjoy all that Athens has to offer at Avalon in Alpharetta! From pop-ups of local businesses like Condor Chocolates to fun, family-friendly activities with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to live music featuring the Athens-based indie rock band taking TikTok by storm, the event is a taste of what Athens has to offer and will offer endless photo opps, activities and more.  

Additional event activities throughout the day include:   

  • A sampling of Athens’ renowned craft beer from noon to 7:30 p.m. 
  • A live, interactive art mural where anyone can paint on a canvas and an Athens artist will create a unique art piece from everyone’s contributions 
  • Chocolate samples from Condor Chocolates
  • Trivia with prize giveaways  
  • Live music concert in the evening (AD Blanco and Hotel Fiction) 

SWEETWATER 420 FEST JUST OVER TWO WEEKS AWAY FEATURING 25+ ARTISTS, APRIL 20 & 21, 2024

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/2/24

Battle of the Bands Enters Round Two with Twelve Local Acts Vying for a Chance to Open SweetWater 420 Fest

Half-Day, Single-Day, Two-Day GA, Kush and Big Fish VIP Options On Sale

Presented by SweetWater Brewing, one of Atlanta’s anticipated festivals, SweetWater 420 Fest is two weeks out from its return April 20 and 21. Known for its eclectic lineup, as well as its charitable and environmental activations, food trucks, artist market, and, of course, beer from the largest craft brewer in the Southeast- this year’s lineup showcases artists of varying genres, from alternative to rock and pop to singer-songwriter, jam, soul, and an indie, with one slot left to fill. 

SweetWater 420 Fest recently announced it would be holding a fan-fueled Battle of the Bands contest where one lucky artist would win a chance to open up the event. After a period of open nominations, the competition is down to twelve acts from across the region that will go through three rounds of public voting. The top twelve artists include Basement RecessGolden HabitsTasteBud; The Weekend Lovers; Aint Sisters; Are You KindDuncan Brothers BandStrictly LiquidZyxKoyalGroove Moose, and The Outfield Clovers. From this, the top three will be chosen and have the opportunity to live stream an original track and cover song during the SweetWater 420 Fest live showcase on April 9th, after which voting will decide the ultimate winner.

Previously announced artists include headliners Beck and Slightly Stoopid, with support from Big Gigantic; Black Pumas; Gov’t Mule; Trombone Shorty; Cory Wong; Grace Potter; Moe.; St. Paul & The Broken Bones; Larkin Poe; Houndmouth; Ripe; Andy Frasco & The UN; Hayes & The Heathens; Little Stranger; Papadosio; Lespecial; Couch; Fireside Collective; The Psycodelics; Emily Wolfe; Bombargo; Hedonistas, and Connor Clark & Blue Rhythm Revival. Pop chanteuse Kanika Moore and 17-year-old guitar phenom Grace Bowers will also add their talents throughout the festival, sitting in with select artists.

Held on the weekend closest to Earth Day, this year’s event will be a true 420 Fest, beginning on April 20th at Pullman Yards. In addition to the music, the event will feature local vendors, workshops, regional and local food vendors offering vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, an artist market, bars, concessions, festival merch, water stations, and more. Last fall, the venue hosted the Highball festival experience, which USAToday rated as one of the Top 10 Best New music festivals in the country. 

New this year, the festival will be offering half-day headliner tickets, granting admission to the event at 5p to see some of the festival’s biggest acts. All ticket options, including Single-day, Two-day GA and Kush and Big Fish VIP tickets and extras are available online at www.SweetWater420Fest.com. SweetWater 420 Fest is produced by SweetWater Brewing and hosted by Pullman Yards. Visit www.SweetWater420Fest.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter at @420Fest. Pullman Yards is located at 225 Rogers Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

SWEETWATER 420 FEST ANNOUNCES LINEUP FEATURING 25+ ARTISTS, APRIL 20 & 21, 2024

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/12/24

Lineup Includes Beck, Slightly Stoopid, Big Gigantic, Black Pumas, Gov’t Mule, and More

Two-Day GA and VIP Tickets On Sale

Presented by SweetWater Brewing and Pullman Yards, one of Atlanta’s anticipated festivals, SweetWater 420 Fest has announced its lineup for its return April 20 and 21 at Pullman Yards. Known for its eclectic lineup, as well as its charitable and environmental activations, food trucks, artist market, and, of course, beer from the largest craft brewer in the Southeast- this year’s lineup showcases artists of varying genres, from alternative to rock and pop to singer-songwriter, jam, soul, and an indie. 

Featured artists include headliners Beck and Slightly Stoopid, with support from Big Gigantic; Black Pumas; Gov’t Mule; Trombone Shorty; Cory Wong; Grace Potter; Moe.; St. Paul & The Broken Bones; Larkin Poe; Houndmouth; Ripe; Andy Frasco & The UN; Hayes & The Heathens; Little Stranger; Papadosio; Lespecial; Couch; Fireside Collective; The Psycodelics; Emily Wolfe; Bombargo; Hedonistas, and Connor Clark & Blue Rhythm Revival. Pop chanteuse Kanika Moore and 17-year-old guitar phenom Grace Bowers will also add their talents throughout the festival, sitting in with select artists.

Held on the weekend closest to Earth Day, this year’s event will be a true 420 Fest, beginning on April 20th throughout the Pullman Yards grounds. In addition to the indoor and outdoor stages, the event will feature local vendors, workshops, food trucks, an artist market, and more. Last fall, the venue hosted the Highball festival experience, which USAToday rated as one of the Top 10 Best New music festivals in the country. Additional details, including food and artist market offerings and activations, will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Two-day GA and VIP tickets and extras are available online at www.SweetWater420Fest.com. SweetWater 420 Fest is produced by SweetWater Brewing and Pullman Yards. Visit www.SweetWater420Fest.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter at @420Fest. Pullman Yards is located at 225 Rogers Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia.

EL SUPER PAN THE BATTERY HOLIDAY PARRANDAS SING-ALONG ON DECEMBER 20!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/14/23

El Super Pan at The Battery (a lively Latin kitchen & bar from chef Hector Santiago) is celebrating Navidad with a festive Parrandas – the Puerto Rican celebration of Christmas caroling that takes place during the holiday season! Here are the details:

Holiday Parrandas Sing-along Event (Dec. 20, 6-10pm) Join El Super Pan for an unforgettable holiday celebration and Parrandas! Immerse yourself in the vibrant Latin culture with a lively cocktail party event featuring the sights, sounds and flavors of the Christmas season in Puerto Rico, all alongside chef Hector Santiago’s favorite Puerto Rican holiday dishes, special desserts, a live DJ for a Parranda sing-a-long & dancing and a Coquito toast.


TICKETS are $75 per person and include a welcome Medalla, a Coquito toast and unlimited access to the event’s Puerto Rican holiday feast from chef Hector:

  • Mezclita sandwiches
  • Alcapurrias
  • Bacalaitos
  • Croquetas
  • Empanaditas
  • Arroz con gandules
  • Guineitos en escabeche
  • Pasteles
  • Pork belly chicharron
  • Morcilla
  • Lechon asdo
  • Arroz con dulce
  • Temblequitos
  • Polvorones
  • & many more of chef’s specialties!

UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL FALL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/26/22

Pratt Pullman, Saturday, October 22nd 12-4pm

Tickets: Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival

Experience Over 50 Varieties of Wine, Craft Beer, and Spirit Tastings 

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Atlanta, GA (September 29, 2022) Uncorked Atlanta, the city’s premier wine tasting experience, is returning to Pullman Yards on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dive into over 50 varieties of wine and craft beer tastings along with live music, wine-themed activations, and much more.

With a branded sampling glass in hand, Uncorked attendees are invited to explore a diverse selection of wines, from whites to reds, chardonnay to cabernet; vino fans can stick to their signature favorites or try them all. In addition to wine, crisp craft beers and cocktails will be available to sip on or as a means to “cleanse the palate” throughout the day. 

Uncorked Atlanta Video 

Sponsored by Lidi Groceries, Uncorked will feature a range of music by Power 96.1’s DJ MiKeith to help set the tone for the dance floor, as well as an appearance by hip-hop legend Fabo of Atlanta rap artists D4L. For those who don’t want to take it to the dance floor, games like Jenga, giant Connect 4, and cornhole are up for grabs. Food for purchase will also be available to help maintain that base and keep the party going.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.uncorkedatlanta.com. General admission tickets are $50 and come with a souvenir Uncorked Atlanta tasting glass. VIP tickets are available for $150 and include one-hour early admission (11 a.m.), upgraded souvenir glass, and 45-minute guided pairing class (12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. time slots based on availability). Additionally, couples tickets are available at a discounted rate for general admission ($90 per couple) and VIP ($190 per couple). Lastly, for those who have an especially good time and do not wish to use a ride-share option, designated driver tickets are available for $10. 

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival is in Pullman Yards at 225 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA 30317. For more information, including volunteer, vendor, and sponsor opportunities, visit www.uncorkedatlanta.com

GA Tickets Include:

Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music
Food Available for Purchase

$50, prices will increase.


VIP Package

1 hour early admission (11:00am)
Upgraded Souvenir Glass
45 Minute guided pairing class (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm )
Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music


VIP Pricing:
$95 – $120, prices increase as get closer.

OKTOBERFEST ATLANTA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/12/22

Oktoberfest Atlanta is taking over Historic Old Fourth Ward Skatepark from September 30th, 2022 – October 2nd, 2022!

Waitlist now open: https://www.oktoberfestatl.com/

 Oktoberfest Atlanta is taking over!  Put on your lederhosen and join us for a full weekend of German themed fun at Oktoberfest Atlanta! From September 30th – October 2nd, 2022 enjoy a variety of deliciously cold German beers, craft beer, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities!

Single day and Four day tickets

VIP BIER LOVERS PASS
Single Day Wristband Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
25 oz Glass Beer Stein
(4) 25oz Beer Tickets
Souvenir T-shirt & Sunglasses
Complimentary Catering
Exclusive VIP Zone with Private Restrooms

GENERAL ADMISSION
Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
Souvenir 22 oz Beer Stein
First 22oz Beer included

🎟 www.oktoberfestatl.com 🎟

Music Line Up:
Johnny Koenig
Lynn Marie:
Gluckliches Trio
Alpine Doc
Dj One Nate

Special Activations:
Ceremonial Keg Tapping – Celebrity Keg Tapper TBA
Stein Hoisting
Keg Rolling
Brawt Toss
Pretzel Toss

BARRELS AND BITES 2022

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

Barrels & Bites

An Evening of

Wine, Whiskey, Tequila, and Bites

at The Village Dunwoody

Thursday, September 29, 6-10 pm

On Thursday, September 29, The Village at 5521 Chamblee Dunwoody Road will host Barrel & Bites, an elevated evening of bites from local hospitality owners plus music, wine, whiskey, and tequila, as well as a VIP hour. This ticketed event will be hosted by The Village owner, DASH Hospitality, and will take place throughout the expansive courtyard and parking lot. Each bite will be paired with a complementing wine, whiskey, or tequila cocktail. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Atlanta Community Food Bank

Barrels & Bites will be from 6-10 pm, with VIP ticket holders gaining exclusive entry at 6 pm, while General Admission ticket holders will gain entry at 7 pm.

VIP ticket holders will experience an exclusive whiskey tasting in addition to wine, whiskey, and tequila, plus one hour of passed bites at 6 pm compliments of Aussie Select, a commemorative gift upon exit, live music, and unlimited bites. ($120 per ticket +ticket fee, 21+ only)

General Admission ticket holders gain entry at 7 pm and will experience unlimited wine, whiskey, tequila, bites, and live music. ($85 per ticket + ticket fee, 21+ only)

“After the tremendous success of our first festival this past April, Green Eggs & Kegs, The Village team thought it would be enjoyable to host an evening event and highlight our incredible wine and whiskey vendors and our neighboring Dunwoody restaurant owners. We want to do as much as possible to bring our Dunwoody community together and support all the small, local business owners,” said David Abes, owner of Dash Hospitality Group and the newly opened The Village.

Popular restaurants will include Bar{n}, Cuco’s Cantina, Message In A Bottle, The Usual, Morty’s Meat Supply, Breadwinner Cafe, NFA Burger, Grand Champion BBQ, Chupito’s Azteca Grille, Southern National, Local Three, Nur Kitchen, and Renzo’s Fire, and many more.

Over a dozen wine and spirits sponsors will be paired with each participating bite and will include; Tres Agaves, Amador Bourbon, Old Forester, Coopercraft, Woodinville, Dalmore, Don Fulano, Shortbarrel, La Gritona, Stellum, Riboli Family of Wines, Redemption, Napa Cellars, Iron and Sand, Sonoma Cutter, Lake and Vine, Babylonstoren, Herradura, Bulleit, Champagne Nomine Renard, and more.

EVENTIDE BREWING AND BUMBLE SUMMER SINGLES SOIREE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/22

Eventide Brewing
Tuesday
July 19th
6:30 – 9 p.m.

Single and enjoy craft beer? Eventide Brewing and Bumble are hosting “Summer Singles Soiree,” on Tuesday, July 19, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Meet other Atlanta local singles for a fun night of games, drinks and some speed dating!

For non-Bumble members, tickets are $10 and include one free drink. Bumble members get free entry and one free drink with a special code. Singles will be split into groups based on age  — so shake off the nerves and come ready to connect with others! Tickets available at https://www.eventidebrewing.com/merch/singles-soiree

THUNDER BEATS MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR INAUGURAL EVENT, APRIL 22-24, 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/22

Deadmau5, Marshmello, Kaskade, RL Grime, Deorro, Dillon Francis, Ganja White Night, Zomboy, Steve Aoki, and More to Head to the Golf Coast this Spring
 
Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, January, 26th at 12 p.m. EST

 

 Filling a void in the Gulf Coast, organizers of the inaugural Thunder Beats Music Festival have announced that the biggest EDM festival in the region will be taking place April 22-24, at Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds in Florida. Presented by Thunder Ranch Entertainment Holdings, the lineup for the festival contains a veritable who’s who in the industry, including Marshmello; Kaskade; Deadmau5; Adventure Club; Dillon Francis; Ganja White Night; RL Grime; Zomboy; Baauer; Bonnie x Clyde; Cheat Codes; Deorro; Dr. Fresch; Habstrakt; Joyryde; Leah Culver, and special guest, Steve Aoki. 
 
Regional talent also announced includes Autokorekt b2b Weird Waifu; Airglo; Bobby Duque; Celo; Dannytime; Dirtysnatcha b2b Rico Act; Diskull; Drinkurwater; Eddie Gold; Freaky Kendoll; Kleøpatras; Mantis; Otica; Sam Wolfe; Silentknight; Teminite; Azella; Btwubz; Charlie B; Chozen; Deer Wolf; Diced-Up; Doc Roc; Drone; Grisly; Hydcvt; JD Farrell; Kvbm; Kaventg; Loaded Gunn; Neon Tiger; Noxious; Onnoitsdopug; Rest In Pieces; Reydex; Rippa; Rudashi; Saylindz; Unicorn Fukr; Wermzer, and Yokai. A second phase of the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
Thunder Beats will host over 100 artists across three stages throughout the weekend. There will also be a limited ticketed pre-party on Thursday, April 21, and nightly onsite afterparties, limited to 3500 attendees.
Three-Day General Admission weekend passes for Thunder Beats Music Festival go on sale Wednesday, January 26, at 12 p.m. EST starting at $300, plus fees. Three-Day VIP weekend passes will be available starting at $400, plus fees, and includes VIP access to the festival, VIP Entry, VIP-only restrooms, VIP viewing areas, VIP bar,s exclusive merch, VIP concierge, VIP lounge, snack sessions on top of all GA areas of the festival. Parking is complimentary for all VIP attendees and includes separate VIP parking lots with a special entrance to the festival grounds. Single-day passes, group packages, pre-party, afterparties, add-ons, and more options are available online at www.thunderbeatsmusicfestival.com. Thunder Beats Music Festival is an all-ages event on Friday and 18+ on Saturday and Sunday.
Thunder Beats Music Festival is produced by Thunder Ranch Entertainment Holdings. Visit www.thunderbeatsmusicfestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

GERMAN BIERFEST ATLANTA 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/24/21

Woodruff Park

Saturday, November 6th 1pm

Tickets: here.

Join us on Saturday, November 6th for the next edition of German Bierfest at the beautiful Woodruff Park in the heart of the City of Atlanta. From 1:00pm – 6:00pm enjoy complimentary German Bier and Wine tastings (over 50 varieties), authentic music performances, and fun bier themed activations.
Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up authentic cuisine such as bratwurst, döners, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more!
GA Tickets Include:
* Souvenir German Bier Fest Tasting Glass
* Complimentary German Bier and Wine Sampling (50+ varieties)
* DJ and Music
* Food Available for Purchase
VIP Tickets Include:
* 1 hour early admission (12:00pm)
* Souvenir German Bier Fest Tasting Glass
* Additional Limited Edition Souvenir Glass
* Private Restrooms
* Complimentary Catering
* German Bierfest Souvenir Shirt
* Specialty Access Biers
* German Bier Tasting Sessions
* Complimentary German Bier and Wine Tastings (50+ varieties)
* DJ and Music
GA Pricing Information:
Regular ticket prices increase from $45 – $54 in advance and $60 at the door (if available)
VIP Pricing Information:
Regular ticket prices increase from $110 in advance and $120 at the door (if available)