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1ST ANNUAL ROSWELL MIMOSA FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/19

Saturday, May 18th 1 to 5 pm

Bulloch Hall & Mimosa Hall

The 1st annual Roswell Mimosa Fest will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 5pm. We will have plenty of mimosas, various flavors of OJ for different mimosa options, Bloody Mary’s, Brunch Punch, as well as a selection of beer and wine. There will be live music, an air conditioned DJ tent, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are now on sale for $45; they increase to $50 after May 9th and $60 at the gate. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website:  https://www.atlantawinefestivals.com/roswell-mimosa/

FOOD BY DESIGN EVENT SERIES 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/19

PONCE CITY MARKET TEAMS UP WITH MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA TO PRESENT FOOD BY DESIGN EVENT SERIES

Series Will Feature Talks with Leading Designers, Local Chefs & Farmers & Cover Food, Design, Urban Agriculture & More

Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market is collaborating with Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) to present Food by Design, an upcoming series of events and panel discussions covering food, urban agriculture, design, culture and more.

Food by Design will be hosted at The Plaza, Ponce City Market’s BeltLine-adjacent, glass structure. The free events will be open to the public, and all except the Dinner by Design conversation will coincide with the Ponce City Farmers Market held weekly on Tuesdays. Following Food by Design events, attendees are invited to peruse the market’s selection of locally grown produce, products from artisanal food makers and tastes from guest chefs.

Kicking off on Tuesday, May 14, the ongoing series will include:

Food for Thought: Innovation in Urban Agriculture – Tuesday, May 14 at 6pm
Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, who will incorporate local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100 percent of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of the Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.

Please see here to register and learn more.

Dinner by Design: A Discussion About Restaurant Design – Saturday, June 1 at 2pm
Held in conjunction with Atlanta Design Festival, Ponce City Market and MODA are bringing together some of the city’s top restaurant designers for a rapid-fire discussion on June 1 at The Plaza at Ponce City Market. Moderated by Doug Henderson, Co-owner of Switch Modern, the event will feature panelists from some of Atlanta’s leading restaurant design firms, who will talk about the role of design in creating an environment that enables and enhances the dining experience. Panelists will include John Bencich of Square Feet Studio, Smith Hanes of Smith Hanes Studio, Dan Maas of ai3, Skylar Morgan of Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design and Tim Nichols of NO Architecture.

After the discussion, attendees will be invited to visit restaurants designed by panelists and housed within Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall. Please see here to register and learn more.

Talk With Your Mouth Full: Poetry & Stories About Food – September 10 at 6pm
MODA and Ponce City Market are teaming up with Ryan J and Nate Mask, the award-winning, spoken-word artists who tour as “Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway,” to curate a food-focused poetry slam and storytelling session. The event will highlight Atlanta poets and storytellers, and feature an open-mic portion, inviting guests to share their stories about food. Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway have performed in over 45 cities from coast to coast. In 2018, Ryan and Nate were members of the National Poetry Slam Group Piece Champion Art Amok Slam Team, and both are members of the Art Amok and Java Slam teams. Please see here to register and learn more.

Later this year, MODA and Ponce City Market will host a special Food by Design supper club, where guests can enjoy a seated dinner and discussion highlighting diversity and inclusion in Atlanta’s food scene. Additional details to be announced.

For more information about the upcoming Food by Design series, please visit www.museumofdesign.org.

GATE CITY BREWING RELEASES LIMITED EDITION KAGE KULT LAGER THIS SATURDAY

Posted by Liz and Attaway, 4/23/19

Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

ATLANTA: Join Gate City co-founders Brian Borngesser and Pat Rains along with Rock 100.5 and host of the Kage Kult Show, Jesse Kage in celebration of the release of the Limited Edition Kage Kult Lager at Gate City Brewing Company in Roswell, Georgia on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The kick-off event will host live music from the Tyler Goforth band, special celebrity guests including, WWE Superstar Luke Gallows and international recording artist and guitarist for Fozzy and Stuck Mojo, Rich Ward. Attendees can meet the man himself, Jesse Kage and his Rock 100.5 family.

The first 100 guests will get a limited edition Kage Kult X Gate City t-shirt and Kage Kult/John Foy & Associates koozies will be handed out. 100% of raffle ticket proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Georgia. The Carne 250 Food Truck and Wild Slice Pizza will also be onsite.

Jesse Kage shares, “I am excited and humbled to have been able to brew Kage Kult Lager with one of the premier breweries in Georgia, right in my hometown of Roswell. The entire crew at Gate City Brewing Company have become my Kage Kult family and I can’t thank them enough for hosting this tremendous event with me and Rock 100.5.”

In 2012 the vision for Roswell’s first craft brewery evolved into a business plan, and in 2015 the doors opened at Gate City Brewing Company joining Roswell’s quickly growing culinary and art scene.

“Gate City Brewing Company is thrilled to be teaming up with our good friend Jesse Kage, creator of the Kage Kult show to craft a traditional lager that kicks ass and does the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Georgia good. Our goal is to raise and donate $2,000!” said Co-founder Pat Rains recent winner of the 2019 Roswell Magazine Top 10 Under 40 award.

PARK TAVERN ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR SUNSET SESSIONS 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/21/19

Lineup to Include:  T. Hardy Morris, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Tropidelic, Rhett Price, Kat Wright, Stop Light Observations, Blair Crimmins and The Hookers, Rare Creatures, Diane Coffee, Dr. Bacon, Próxima Parada and much more
 
Free Music Series for Ages 21 and Up Every Sunday April 28 Through September 8, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia  – Park Tavern is excited to announce the return of Sunset Sessions powered by Mountain Dew – a weekly, alternative music series in Piedmont Park that is raising the bar for live music experiences in Atlanta. First launched in 2015, ALT 105.7 and Park Tavern will once again join forces to bring Atlantans and visitors alike a phenomenal lineup of live music from some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists every Sunday for free this spring and summer. The annual series will kickoff on April 28th under Park Tavern’s spacious, air-conditioned Garden Tent with Athens, Georgia native rocker, T. Hardy Morris with support from Neighbor Lady and Teddy & The Rough Riders. Additional confirmed artists for Sunset Sessions include: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Laura Reed and Whoa Dakota (5/05); Tropidelic, Of Good Nature and Beauregard & the Downright (5/12); Rhett Price (5/19); Kat Wright and The Rad Trads (6/02); Stop Light Observations and Sound Culture (6/09); Blair Crimmins and The Hookers, Remember Jones and The 502s (6/23); Rare Creatures and Dead Swells (6/30); Diane Coffee (7/07); Dr. Bacon (7/14) and Próxima Parada and Little Bird (7/28). The series finale will be on September 8th and more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Located conveniently on the Atlanta BeltLine, concert goers can enjoy giveaways throughout the series and the opportunity to mingle with on-air personalities from ALT 105.7 in Atlanta. And, in addition to the full menu, fans can try specialty seasonal cocktails, ice-cold house-brews, fresh oysters, 1/2 priced sushi flown in from Hawaii from 9 p.m. to midnight, and much more. The free concert series will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019; every show is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and guests must be 21+ older to attend. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com.

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/