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PERFORMANCE TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR EPICENTER FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/19

To Host Unique Onsite Collaboration With Metallica’s
Blackened Whiskey And Enter Night Pilsner
 
Band Performance Times Announced For
May 10, 11 & 12
At Rockingham Festival Grounds In Rockingham, NC
 
Inaugural 3-Day Destination Music Experience
Will Feature Performances From
Foo Fighters, Tool & Korn
Along With Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon
& Dozens More

The music performance times and Campers’ Pre-Party details are now available for the debut of Epicenter, May 10, 11 and 12 at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, NC. The new 3-day destination music experience will feature a massive lineup of top rock acts performing on five stages, including Foo Fighters, Tool, Korn, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, The Cult, 311, Evanescence, Bush, +LIVE+ and dozens more.

Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents is proud to announce a collaboration with Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey and Enter Night Pilsner. Blackened, a super-premium American whiskey blend, crafted by the late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and finished in the earth shattering music of Metallica, and Enter Night Pilsner, a collaboration with the rockstars of craft brewing Stone Brewing Company, will come together under one roof to offer guests a one-of-kind musical festival experience. The massive Boilermaker pop-up will feature a Blackened & Enter Night Boilermaker, as well as craft cocktails and ice-cold Enter Night Pilsner. This exciting collaboration marks the latest in a long line of amplified guest experiences only available through Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals. More info to come…

Epicenter will feature afterhours programming and enhanced onsite experiences, along with a wide variety of food and beverage offerings, and various camping options and amenities. General Admission, VIP tickets, and camping packages for Epicenter are on sale now at https://EpicenterFestival.com.

Thursday, May 9 (Campers’ Pre-Party)
Rockingham Village Stage
11:00 PM
Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses tribute)
9:30 PM
Thunderstruck (AC/DC tribute)
7:30 PM
Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow
6:30 PM
Killakoi
Friday, May 10
Monster Energy Stage
Quarry Stage
11:00 PM
Korn
9:55 PM
Rob Zombie
8:50 PM
Machine Gun Kelly
7:55 PM
Evanescence
7:05 PM
The Crystal Method
6:15 PM
Skillet
5:35 PM
Dorothy
5:00 PM
Beartooth
4:25 PM
Zeal & Ardor
3:55 PM
Hyro The Hero
3:25 PM
Amigo The Devil
SiriusXM Octane Stage
Pine Stage
7:00 PM
Meshuggah
7:50 PM
Mark Lanegan Band
5:40 PM
Knocked Loose
6:15 PM
Black Pistol Fire
4:30 PM
Vein
5:05 PM
Slothrust
3:20 PM
Wilson
3:55 PM
Hands Like Houses
2:10 PM
DED
2:45 PM
Arrested Youth
1:35 PM
Black Coffee
Rockingham Village Stage
1:35 AM
Wilson
12:45 AM
Hyro The Hero
11:55 PM
Arrested Youth
8:55 PM
Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow
5:45 PM
That Metal Show reunion
12:00 PM
Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow
Saturday, May 11
Monster Energy Stage
Quarry Stage
10:15 PM
Tool
8:55 PM
Judas Priest
7:50 PM
The Cult
6:45 PM
Bush
5:55 PM
Yelawolf
5:15 PM
Black Label Society
4:35 PM
Motionless In White
3:55 PM
The Damned Things
3:15 PM
Badflower
2:45 PM
Sylar
1:35 PM
Shvpes
SiriusXM Octane Stage
Pine Stage
7:45 PM
Circa Survive
6:45 PM
Memphis May Fire
6:00 PM
Grandson
5:15 PM
Light The Torch
4:35 PM
Crobot
3:55 PM
Wage War
3:20 PM
Evan Konrad
2:45 PM
Dirty Honey
2:10 PM
Dead Girls Academy
1:35 PM
Hyde
1:00 PM
Tetrarch
12:25 PM
Alien Weaponry
Rockingham Village Stage
1:35 AM
Crobot
12:45 AM
Amigo The Devil
11:55 PM
Grandson
8:55 PM
Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow
5:45 PM
That Metal Show reunion
12:00 PM
Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow
Sunday, May 12
Monster Energy Stage
Quarry Stage
9:40 PM
Foo Fighters
8:35 PM
311
7:35 PM
Bring Me The Horizon
6:40 PM
Mastodon
5:50 PM
+LIVE+
5:10 PM
The Interrupters
4:30 PM
Fever 333
3:55 PM
Reignwolf
3:15 PM
Yungblud
2:45 PM
The Glorious Sons
2:10 PM
The Dirty Nil
1:35 PM
Teenage Wrist
SiriusXM Octane Stage
Pine Stage
5:50 PM
Killswitch Engage
6:40 PM
Tom Morello
4:30 PM
Architects
5:15 PM
Basement
3:20 PM
Ho99o9
3:55 PM
Movements
2:10 PM
Scarlxrd
2:45 PM
Cleopatrick
1:00 PM
While She Sleeps
1:35 PM
Boston Manor
12:25 PM
Demob Happy
Rockingham Village Stage
8:55 PM
Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow
12:00 PM
Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM daily.

The expansive Rockingham Festival Grounds promise nonstop entertainment, extensive camping options, and no curfew, so the entertainment will continue after the night’s headliners have played their last song on Friday and Saturday. The Rockingham Village Stage will be the premier spot for afterhours entertainment throughout the weekend, including an exclusive Campers’ Pre-Party on Thursday, May 9 featuring AC/DC tribute act Thunderstruck, Guns N’ Roses tribute Nightrain and local Charlotte hard rockers Killakoi.

The Rockingham Village Stage will also include the anticipated reunion of Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine from That Metal Show for two sets, Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, as well as the Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow appearing the entire weekend and also at the Campers’ Pre-Party.

In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of local and regional food and beverage offerings provided by DWP’s affiliate concessionaire, Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC. Fans 21+ can enjoy multiple specialty curated beverage experiences. Varietals from Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards (owned by Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer) will be available at the Caduceus Wine Garden. Experience abounds at the Heavy Tiki Bar (a tropical oasis filled with killer cocktails and shade). Fans can also enjoy a large variety of local and regional brews at the Epicenter Craft Beer Garden.

Additional Epicenter onsite experiences include: Monster Energy Experience, f.y.e. Fan Experience, The Music Experience, USMC (United States Marine Corps), Zippo Experience, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program, Take Me Home, and Jack Daniel’s Experience.

Camping at Epicenter will let patrons keep the rock n’ roll party going all through the weekend and will set this festival apart from other U.S. rock shows. Camping spots are connected to the festival grounds and include amenities like access to showers, portable restrooms, food and drink vendors, charging stations, information and medical services, and the Campers’ Pre-Party.

The official Epicenter mobile app is now available for download. Attendees can build their own schedules, learn more about the artists and personalities appearing at the festival and get the latest must-know information through push notifications. Download it through the Google Play and Apple stores.

Rockingham Festival Grounds are located at 2153 North U.S. Highway 1, Rockingham, NC, less than two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro.

5TH ANNUAL ATLANTA IMPROV FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/19

Festival features top comedy talent from across the country, including legendary improv group Beer Shark Mice

Atlanta, GA – Today, Atlanta’s The Village Theatre announced the lineup for the 5th Annual Atlanta Improv Festival, presented by Kaiser Permanente. The comedy festival takes place April 25-27, and will include over 20 shows from top improv groups from across the country and around Atlanta.  The full schedule and ticket information can be found at www.AtlantaImprovFestival.com. Both nightly passes and tickets for individual shows are available.

The festival’s featured headliners include:
Beer Shark Mice – this legendary long form improv team has been around for over 20 years and includes some of the top improvisers from Chicago and Los Angeles
Michael Coleman (How High, American Wedding, Arrested Development, Drunk History on Comedy Central)
Peter Hulne (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Battle of the Sexes, Elf)
Pat Finn (The Middle, It’s Complicated, I Am Chris Farley)
Paul Vaillancourt (Adventures in Hollyhood, The Blame Game, The T.O. Show)
David Pasquesi (Veep, Groundhog Day, Angels & Demons)
Christina Gausas (Difficult People, 30 Rock, Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
Kevin Dorff (Review, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, We’re the Millers)
Matt Jones (Breaking Bad, Mom, Home)
Dave Hill (The Night Is Young, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Hitman)

The festival will also feature a series of workshops for both experienced and novice performers, all taught by top improv instructors from Los Angeles, Chicago, Charleston and Atlanta. Workshop topics include Becoming an Improv Super Hero, Getting out of Your Head with Improvised Movement, An Alternative Approach to Scene Work, and Group Games. Find more information on available workshops at www.AtlantaImprovFestival.com.

The festival will also feature a series of workshops for both experienced and novice performers, all taught by top improv instructors from Los Angeles, Chicago, Charleston and Atlanta. Workshop topics include Becoming an Improv Super Hero, Getting out of Your Head with Improvised Movement, An Alternative Approach to Scene Work, and Group Games. Find more information on available workshops at www.AtlantaImprovFestival.com.

Additionally, the weekend event will showcase the final rounds of the Atlanta Improv Festival Battle, which includes 36 local improv teams battling to win $1,000 and a run of shows at The Village Theatre. Battle rounds will take place Thursday through Saturday throughout April leading up to the 5th Annual Atlanta Improv Festival.  Information regarding tickets and participating teams can be found at www.AtlantaImprovFestival.com/Battle.

Purchase tickets for the 5th Annual Atlanta Improv Festival by visiting www.AtlantaImprovFestival.com. Tickets range from $40 to $100. You can also follow the festival on social media using the hashtag #ATLIF2019.

FARMYARD CHOWDOWN FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/19

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Sunday, April 28th at 6 pm

Festival or feastival? You decide while you’re savoring the fabulous food at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ annual Farmyard Chowdown Festival on Sunday, April 28. Chef Derek Dollar is kicking the day up a solid notch or two with oysters, mussels, pickle fried chicken, BBQ and a low country seafood boil with crawfish, crab legs, shrimp and more. The team has added a generous dollop of family-friendly activities, such as cornhole, life-size Jenga and a photo booth to capture tasteful memories. There’s also live music and a caricature artist eager to send you home with a souvenir sure to keep you smiling.

As if the team hadn’t already raised the bar on service and sumptuousness, Raising the Bar will be on hand to offer local beer, seasonal cocktails and wine from Hitch Atlanta, its vintage Airstream mobile service bar.

Tickets for Farmyard Chowdown Festival are $40 per person; $20 for children 12 and under. Price does not include a small service fee, tax or drinks. Tickets are available for purchase online.

7TH ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK ALLEY KICKS-OFF MAY 9TH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/19

Thursday, May 9th and every Thursday through October 10th (exception is July 4th)

Downtown Alpharetta, GA on Roswell St.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/foodtruckalley/

The 7th Annual Food Truck Alley returns to Downtown Alpharetta on Thursday, May 9, 2019 and continues every Thursday through October 10, 2019 with the exception of July 4, 2019. The event will feature five savory food trucks and two dessert options each week. The event takes place from 5pm-9pm with a live musical act taking the stage each week from 6pm-8pm. This is a family friendly event, with limited street seating available as well as picnic mats to borrow. It is recommended attendees bring a blanket or a chair, and leave pets at home for these events.

The new concept for the 7th season, Local Connection, will add several new features to this year’s event. Local’s Corner will feature two of Alpharetta’s signature restaurants at the event alongside the food trucks. Downtown Connection offers fans a different promotion weekly inside participating local businesses such as, Make Your Own Margaritas at Ceviche, The Art of Smoking Drinks presented by Mercantile Social, and BEER 101 classes at Truck & Tap. Other pop-up activities will take place throughout the season at All Fired Up, Exquisite Living, Fermented, Flatlands Bourbon & Bayou, The Pink Valise Boutique, and more!

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley will also highlight a different non-profit organization each week and host a social project that invites attendees to engage with their neighbors. Examples include a collaborative sticker mural with the Fulton County Library, a puppy photo booth with Canine Assistants, and a seed planting activity with the Alpharetta Community Agriculture Program.

ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA FEATURED IN VOYAGEATL MAGAZINE’S ATL’S MOST INSPIRING STORIES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/12/19

We excited to share with our readers that we recently spoke to VoyageATL Magazine about all things Adventures in Atlanta. It’s everything from who we are, what we do, how we got started, and our biggest accomplishments. Spoiler! We give a shout out to those who helped us get started, and we have two big accomplishments, one is related to a concert.  So, check out the article, here is the link: http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-liz-attaway-john-attaway-adventures-atlanta-brookhaven/

2019 Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 11 am

About: A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS. We’re taking a whole day, dedicated to celebrate everyone’s favorite sandwich! Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness over the course of the day for your tasting pleasure! Try a few, or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! There are two sessions, early session at 11:30 am and afternoon session starting at 2:30 pm. In addition to delicious eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Tickets Include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden.
What do you get: General Admission tickets include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden. Ticket Ranges $18 – $35. Benefits Releash Atlanta.

More Information:

https://www.atlantagrilledcheese.com/

4TH ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/9/19

Sunday, May 5th 1 pm

Adair Park I

Event to feature picnic baskets curated by local chefs as well as live music and family-friendly activities

On May 5th, some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and restaurants will fill the picnic baskets for Wholesome Wave Georgia’s (WWG) 4th annual Picnic in the Park. Guests will receive a blanket and a picnic basket with a chef-crafted lunch from top local restaurants like One Flew South, Chicken+Beer, Little Tart Bakeshop, and more. Guests will also enjoy adult drinks, live music, farm booths, t-shirt tie-dying, lawn games, and more against the beautiful backdrop of Atlanta’s Adair Park I.

Tickets are $40 for a two-person picnic basket and $75 for a four-person basket. Adult drinks will be available for purchase in advance at $5 per drink. All proceeds will benefit the 10th anniversary of Wholesome Wave Georgia.

“The vision behind Picnic in the Park is to bring together a diverse group of community members to celebrate the work happening across our state to create access to healthy, local food for all,” says President and CEO Denise Blake. “We’re excited to bring together farmers, farmers market staff, and community organizations, offering a unique opportunity for everyone to connect and develop new friendships.”

UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FEST SPRING 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Saturday, May 18th at 1 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 18th for the next edition of Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at Park Tavern overlooking the beautiful Piedmont Park! From 1:00pm – 5:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations.

Tickets Include:
Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music

Food Available for Purchase.

Pricing Information:
SUPER EARLY: $25 – First 300 Tickets
Regular ticket prices increase from $30 – $54 in advance and $60 at the door (if available).

Tickets here: https://www.bigtickets.com/events/assc/uncorked-atlanta-wine-festival-2019/

PARK TAVERN EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Eastern Sunday, April, 21st 

Easter Brunch, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, and Easter Bunny Pictures at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park

A sold out traditional every year, on Sunday April 21, 2019, Park Tavern will host its next rendition of Easter brunch on its expansive patio overlooking picturesque Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. Ideal for both adults and children, guests are invited to enjoy an exuberant brunch boasting interactive stations including a Biscuit Bar serving flaky buttermilk biscuits with fried chicken, chef-attended omelet and carving stations, and a French toast and Belgian waffle station with the works.  Brunch goers will also be treated to a mouthwatering buffet featuring Eggs Benedict with candied bacon, blackened salmon over warm quinoa salad, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage, garlic green beans, asparagus salad with toasted walnuts and goat cheese, pastries, a dessert bar, and more.

An annual favorite, a special appearance by the Easter Bunny will also take place at 12 p.m., which will kick off Park Tavern’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Guests are invited to bring their cameras and take pictures with the Easter Bunny for free. New to this year, imbibers can enjoy endless champagne and mimosa offerings from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. during Park Tavern’s VIP Champagne & Mimosa Easter Brunch experience. General Admission is $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids ages 7 to 12, and kids 6, and under are free. VIP Admission is $44.95. To make reservations and purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404-249-0001.