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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/13/24

The September 28th Event is Part of Big Night Out- a Series of Concerts Under the Stars in Public Spaces

Pre-Sale Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, May 15 

Atlanta festival producer Rival Entertainment has announced an Evening with CAKE September 28 at the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark. Self-described as Hank Williams Sr. and Sly Stone having a party and playing  AC/DC records backward, CAKE is better known as the antithesis of grunge behind the half-singing/half-speaking lyrics of lead John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist San McCurdy, bassist Daniel McCallum, and drummer Todd Roper. Hits such as “Rock’ n’ Roll Lifestyle,” “The Distance,” the Gloria Gaynor disco classic “I Will Survive,” “Short Skirt/Long Jacket,” and others have fueled the platinum-selling rock outfit past the grunge era to a new wave of fans.

The evening is being presented under Rival Entertainment’s Big Night Out brand- a series of concerts under the stars in public places, which hints at similar events in the future from the acclaimed live event producer. Located at the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail, Big Night Out – An Evening with CAKE is encouraging fans to take advantage of the proximity of the venue to several landmarks such as Inman Park (.3 miles), Ponce City Market (.5 miles), Krog Market (.6 miles), and Piedmont Park (1.2 miles). While the event will be walkable for many, there will also be a complimentary bicycle valet, ride-share drop-off locations, and nearby parking.

Pre-Sale General Admission and VIP ticket options for an Evening with CAKE will go on sale Wednesday, May 15, through the band website, www.cakemusic.com. VIP includes front-of-stage pit viewing, a lounge, and comfort amenities. Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets through Rival Entertainment on Thursday, May 16, at Big Night Out. General on sale will be available on Friday, May 17. This is an all-ages event. Free admission for children under seven with a ticketed adult.

Big Night Out – An Evening with CAKE is produced by Rival Entertainment. Visit www.BigNightOut.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook @RivalEntertainmentATL and Instagram at @RivalEntertainment. Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is located at 830 Willoughby Way, Atlanta, Georgia.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/13/24

Tent Raising in Pinnacle Lot This Week
Third Stop in Atlanta Tour Features Superstars From Five Continents, Opens Friday, May 17
Friday, May 17 through Sunday, 5/26 | Show times vary

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster and at the onsite ticket office.                
Visit universoulcircus.com for more info, ticket prices, show times, and schedules.

Atlantic Station is pleased to welcome the 30th Anniversary of UniverSoul Circus this month. Featuring superstars from five continents, all backed by the infectious beat of World Music, including sounds and dance styles spanning the African diaspora, UniverSoul Circus reimagined itself this year with over a dozen culturally diverse performances. UniverSoul features never-before-seen acts from Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, and Mongolia and a never-before-seen eighteen-person flying trapeze act from China. In a presentation celebrating “Circus Cousins from around the World,” UniverSoul Circus is set to begin for the first time at Atlantic Station Friday, May 17. 

“Atlantic Station serves as a bustling cultural epicenter for numerous residents of Atlanta, and we are thrilled to bring the unique experience of UniverSoul to all its visitors,” said Cedric Walker, UniverSoul Circus Founder & CEO.

Presented in a brand-new custom purple Big Top imported from Italy, the Big Top is 157 feet wide and 330 feet long, the size of a football field. It is enhanced with advanced state-of-the-art lighting and a sound system that moves and grooves as if it were the show itself. Atlantans will be able to see the tent being raised this week from the connector!

“Bringing UniverSoul Circus to Atlantic Station is not just about entertainment; it’s about celebrating cultural diversity, unity, and the joy of live performance,” said Starr Cumming, Southeast Retail Director for Hines. “As we continue to seek exciting and enriching experiences to bring to our neighborhood, we are thrilled to welcome UniverSoul Circus for the first time ever. This landmark event promises interactive entertainment and electrifying performances, adding a new dimension to our array of community offerings.”

Guests heading to UniverSoul Circus can experience two hours of complimentary parking in Atlantic Station’s parking deck. Alternatively, ticket holders can take MARTA to the Arts Center station and ride the free Atlantic Station shuttle to the event. They will also have easy access to more than 20 restaurants and bars in the neighborhood to enjoy before or after the show.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/10/24

May 19th, 2024

Location: Roswell Town Square

The Mill Kitchen & Bar brings a new dinner series to the City of Roswell starting on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Chef Derek Dollar and The Mill Kitchen & Bar will take over the beautiful Roswell Town Square for a sumptuous dinner series for three dates this year. Prepare to indulge in a delectable four coursed family-style feast with wine pairings thatwere crafted with passion and precision. Immerse yourself in the charming ambiance of the Roswell Town Square while dining al fresco amongst your community neighbors all while supporting a great cause. This dinner series benefits Friends of Roswell and is in partnership with The City of Roswell.

Secure your reservation today for this exclusive event priced at $140 per person, and prepare for an unforgettable evening of exceptional food, delightful company, and cherished memories. Mark your calendars and join us for a gastronomic journey like no other! Tickets are required to attend and can be purchased at TheMillKitchenandBar.com. Community is unity. Let’s break bread together.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/9/24

Exhilarating event to feature pet vendors, giveaways, and a live DJ for furry friends and families

Saturday, 5/18 and Sunday, 5/19

The Avenue West Cobb, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is preparing to host its second annual dog-friendly event—Paws Fest. The two-day event will kick off on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. and conclude Sunday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. 

“Hosting events like Paws Fest allows us to create moments our guests and their furry friends will never forget,” said Alondra Moya, marketing manager of The Avenue West Cobb. “We are constantly looking for ways to be an entertainment destination within our community, and this is a perfect example of how we are bringing together friends, family and beloved pets for a day of pure joy.” 

An exciting entertainment experience for dog lovers and pet parents, Paws Fest will feature several high-flying canine competitions, as part of DockDogs® National Sportsmen’s Series. Competitions taking place throughout the two-day event include the Big Air Wave competition, Extreme Vertical competition and Speed Retrieve competition. Visitors attending Paws Fest can watch the contests on both days at the following times:

Schedule for Saturday, May 18:

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #1 – 11 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #2 – 12:30 pm
  • Big Air Wave #3 – 2 p.m.
  • Extreme Vertical Competition – 4 p.m.

Schedule for Sunday, May 19:

  • Onsite Registration/Practice – 10 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #4 – 11 a.m.
  • Big Air Wave #5 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Speed Retrieve Competition – 2:30 p.m.
  • Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur) – 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the DockDogs® competitions, multiple local pet-friendly vendors — such as Bark Street Petopia and Bark N Bunk— will host interactive vendor booths showcasing hard-to-find items like all-natural grain-free dog treats, pet odor-eliminating candles and more.

For more information, please visit avenuewestcobb.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/7/24

Reik playing Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on 5/23, Panorama 2024 Tour to hit 25 cities across U.S.

Acclaimed latin pop band Reik are excited to reveal their much-anticipated Panorama 2024 Tour, coming to 25 cities across the United States this summer. Presented by noted live event promoter Loud And Live, the tour promises to immerse fans in an unforgettable musical journey, from the May 11 kick-off in Orlando to the June 30 finale in Seattle.

Throughout the tour the critically acclaimed Reik will perform an array of both their classic hits and their most captivating recent work, displaying their unique essence onstage.

“We’re excited to announce our second tour with Reik,” says Nelson Albareda, CEO of Loud and Live. “It is a privilege to work with them again and introduce their music to a wider audience. Get ready for an experience filled with energy and joy!”

Tickets will be available for presale on Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. local time, and widely available on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. local time.

All tickets will be available at Reik.mx. See below for a complete list of dates.


The name Reik carries weight and recognition. For proof, look no further than their multiple sold-out shows each year across all Latin America, the United States and Spain; numerous radio hits; and songs featured in ad campaigns by international brands.

Sixteen years ago, nobody could have imaged the rapid ascent and illustrious career of these three boys from Mexicali, Baja California. They have been trendsetters ever since, accumulating 9.1 billion streams, 8.5 billion views and 9.8 million subscribers on YouTube, and 20 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Their discography boasts six studio albums, two live albums and two conceptual EPs, all certified for high sales in Mexico, Latin America, Spain, and the United States.

Reik have collaborated with over 30 international artists including Maluma, J. Balvin, Wisin & Yandel, Sebastián Yatra, Carin León, Ozuna, Morat, Super Junior, Manuel Turizo, Farruko, Camilo, Aitana, Christian Nodal, Grupo Firme and Nicky Jam, among others. 

The band has also won a wide range of awards, including Latin Grammys, MTV Music Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, Gaviotas de Plata y Oro, Billboard Latin Music Awards and Juventud, among others.


Loud And Live is an entertainment, marketing, media and live event company specializing in music, sports, lifestyle and content development. Based in Miami with offices in the United States, Europe and Latin America, Loud And Live is driven by their passion for compelling experiences for global audiences.


May 11—Orlando, FL—Hard Rock Live

May 12—Hollywood, FL—Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

May 15—Houston, TX—Smart Financial Centre

May 16—McAllen, TX—McAllen Performing Arts Center

May 17—San Antonio, TX—Boeing Center at Tech Port

May 18—Dallas, TX—Texas Trust CU Theatre

May 23—Atlanta, GA—Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

May 24—Raleigh, NC —Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

May 25—North Charleston, SC —North Charleston Performing Arts Center

May 30—Boston, MA—Wang Theatre

May 31—Bensalem, PA—Xcite Center at Parx Casino

June 1—New York, NY—Radio City Music Hall

June 2—Washington, DC—DAR Constitution Hall

June 5—Chicago, IL—Rosemont Theatre

June 8—Denver, CO—The Mission Ballroom

June 9—Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater

June 13—El Paso, TX—Abraham Chavez Theatre

June 14—Albuquerque, NM—Kiva Auditorium

June 15—Tucson, AZ—The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall

June 21—San Diego, CA—Pechanga Arena

June 22—Las Vegas, NV—The Theater at Virgin Hotels

June 23—Anaheim, CA —Honda Center

June 27—Sacramento, CA—Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

June 28—San Jose, CA—San Jose Civic

June 30—Seattle, WA—WAMU Theater


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/7/24

The 12th Annual Atlanta Fringe Festival Returns for Live Performances Across Atlanta, June 3-9

Week-long performing arts festival brings together 28 remarkable artist groups and street performers, offers free family-friendly entertainment

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce its biggest, most ambitious outing yet with 28 performance groups from seven different states and Thailand — presenting live theater, dance, puppetry, comedy, storytelling and more. This year’s festival, which takes place June 3-9, 2024 across seven local venues, will also feature a free performance venue for family-friendly shows and activities; a free outdoor festival featuring Atlanta street performers; a variety benefit featuring local Atlanta talent; and audio artists whose work will be available exclusively on the Atlanta Fringe podcasting network. The festival includes performances to suit every taste, with entertainment taking over venues around Little Five Points, East Atlanta Village and Old Fourth Ward. This year’s traditional and converted performing spaces include 7 Stages, The Marianna at Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Limelight Theater, Metropolitan Studios and Dynamic El Dorado.

“We can honestly say this is one of the most dynamic line-ups we’ve ever hosted,” said Atlanta Fringe Festival Executive Director Diana Brown. “We have put together a group of exceptional artists from across the globe ready to engage audiences for days of eccentric, inspiring performances. It’s overwhelming… but in the best way!”

Per festival tradition, the 28 companies in this year’s lineup were primarily chosen through an unjuried lottery of approximately 100 global submissions. As in years past, the 12th Annual Atlanta Fringe Festival will boast live performances across the theatrical spectrum, from burlesque-based monster cabarets to ensemble comedies, modern dance, puppetry and magicians. Festival artists will be eligible for cash prizes for excellence in various categories as selected by the audience, staff and a panel of judges from the Atlanta arts community.

In addition to the live performance core of the festival, additional programming will include:

  • FREE family-friendly performances at East Atlanta Kids Club starting Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m.Featuring puppetry, storytelling, games, crafts and more, these performances are appropriate for children ages 0-18.
  • FREE preview performance at 7 Stages on Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. All 28 shows will get three minutes each to wow the audience at 7 Stages, allowing them to get to know the artists. This is usually a standing-room-only event, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.
  • FREE Atlanta Street Fringe taking placeJune 7-9 around Little 5 Points Village. Street Fringe is a platform dedicated to busking and street performers of all kinds! Activations around Little 5 will allow performers to engage with pedestrians ​ in one of the coolest, quirkiest and most beloved neighborhoods in Atlanta.
  • Benefit Show – Five/5ths of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure will kick offthe festival Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at 7 Stages. By splitting this classic film into five parts and giving the parts to five very different performance groups, we get the most unique (and triumphant) re-telling of all time.

In addition to live performances, the Atlanta Fringe Festival will once again host an audio component: Fringe Audio. The only podcasting network of its kind on the fringe circuit, Fringe Audio will feature pieces of storytelling and radio theater – most of them world premieres – by local and national artists. Streaming at AtlantaFringe.org on May 20, the shows are free, and a $200 cash prize will be offered to the winner of the Critics’ Choice Award, recognizing excellence in podcast production.

Atlanta Fringe Festival 2024 Lineup:


Imaginary Podcast Network, Let Me Say This About That – Minneapolis, MN (comedy, improv, cabaret/variety)

Mother Flockers, Flock the Vote – Portland, OR & Los Angeles, CA & Austin, Texas & New York, NY (comedy, performance art)

Botticelli Babes, Botticelli Babes – Johnson City, TN (storytelling)

Rya, The Evolution of Consciousness – Clearwater, FL (dance, musical, performance art)

Bobby Wesley, Liquid Courage – Orlando, FL (comedy, storytelling)

Spotlight Exchange, Dance With Dementia – Taiwan & Hong Kong (drama, performance art, storytelling)

Speakeasy Sirens, IT’S ALIVE! A Monster Burlesque Comedy – Orlando, FL (burlesque, comedy)

Linnea Bond, Heart Ripped Out Twice And So Can You! – Philadelphia, PA (comedy, theater)

Sloan Brettholz, Officer Scott: Too Much Isn’t Enough – New York City, NY (comedy)

Time Machine Blueprints, Time Machine Blueprints: The Show – New York City, NY (comedy, performance art, storytelling)

Hunter Dance Project, Agnes & Agatha – Tallahassee, FL (dance, performance art, theater)

The Winding Sheet Outfit, All We Are Left With Is Hope – Minneapolis, MN (storytelling, theater)


Forever Standing Productions, Rhythm of Love The Musical – Decatur, GA (drama, musical theater)

Michael Williams, Get Home Safe! – Atlanta, GA (cabaret/variety, drama, comedy, theater)

MerryCat Productions, The Wallpaper – Decatur, GA (drama, theater)

Augustus Graves, Augustus Graves: MINDREADER – Douglasville, GA (magic/mentalism)

Lily Kerrigan, The Lily Show – Atlanta, GA (comedy, standup)

Kate Morales, Água Loves A Monster – Decatur, GA (puppetry, performance art, dance)

Michael Butler, Look At Me! Look At Me! Look At Me!!! – Atlanta, GA (circus, cabaret/variety, burlesque)

The Atlanta Contemporary Dance Company, This Silly Little Game – Atlanta, GA (dance)

Flay’s Anatomy, Flay’s Anatomy – Atlanta, GA (theater, cabaret/variety)

The AU Guys, Get Psyched – Atlanta, GA (improv, comedy)

Sarah Michelson, Dybbrooke – Decatur, GA (drama, theater)

The Assembly of Phantasms, The Masque of the Red Death – Savannah, GA (burlesque, cabaret/variety, theater)

BFG Images, The Game of Chess – Atlanta, GA (comedy, theater)

SobSax, The Elements of Euclid – Atlanta, GA (theater)

Renee Marchol, Well, I Ate – Atlanta, GA (storytelling)

Oldest and Dearest, Mr. Cardboard – Atlanta, GA (comedy, theater, clown)

Follow ATL Fringe on Facebook and Instagram for new announcements, volunteer opportunities and information on upcoming exclusive performances.


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

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Innovators of the boutique music vacation Topeka will be hosting another exciting weekend kicking off this Thursday, May 2 – Saturday, May 4 in Miramar, Beach Florda

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Sun, Sand and Soul Beach Weekend” will hit the shores this weekend and see performances by Tedeschi Trucks BandJJ Grey & Mofro, The Teskey Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Maggie RoseDuane Betts and Karina Rykman.

Pink Moon is just the start of exciting music vacation weekends taking place this spring and continuing in the fall, including curated weekends by Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Lyle Lovett and more. Full slate of weekends below.

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Sun, Sand and Soul Beach Weekend (May 2-4)

– With Tedeschi Trucks BandJJ Grey & Mofro, The Teskey Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Maggie RoseDuane Betts and Karina Rykman.

Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend (May 10-12)

– With Bonnie Raitt, Sara Bareilles, Black Pumas, Nickel Creek and more.

Luke Combs Bootleggers Bonfire (October 10-12)

– Luke Combs and his band The Wildcards, additionally, Craig Morgan and Tracy Lawrence will be performing their own sets, plus more special guests.

Lyle Lovett’s Moon Crush: Cowboy Moon (November 1-3)

– Lyle Lovett and his Large Band set to headline two of the three nights plus an incredible roster of artists such as Little Feat, Jason Isbell, Molly Tuttle, The Mavericks, Hayes Carll, Nikki Lane, and Paul Thorn.

The Avett Brothers Moon Crush: Avett Moon (November 8-10)

– Featuring performances by Greensky Bluegrass, Band of Horses, Shakey Graves, Grace Potter and more.


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

World’s first museum dedicated to graffiti brings limited-time, free sneaker exhibition to Ponce City Market

May 31 – June 210 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Miami-based Museum of Graffiti proudly announces its latest traveling exhibition, “Sneaker Stories” presented by Modelo, will come to Atlanta’s Ponce City Market for one weekend only, May 31 – June 210 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday. This free experience will explore the historical ties and evolving relationship between graffiti art and sneaker culture through informative displays featuring rare sneakers and their corresponding art inspiration.

A first-of-its-kind contemporary art museum, Museum of Graffiti exhibits, educates and celebrates the thousands of graffiti artists who have transformed walls in public spaces into vibrant masterpieces. With the “Sneaker Stories” pop-up, the Museum of Graffiti will bring its renowned unorthodox approach to urban art education to Atlanta. Presented as a faux sneaker store, this immersive museum experience will highlight the many seminal crossover collaborations between graffiti artists and global commercial brands like Nike, Adidas and Reebok. Guests will be taken on a 20-year journey of collaboration that has seen sneakers transcend their original purpose to become integral to the fabric of urban culture and art. The exhibition will feature a selection of limited-edition sneakers displayed alongside their original artworks by artists including Futura, Cey Adams, Eric Haze, Claw Money and Faust, who have been tapped to create highly converted footwear that can sell on the secondary market for upwards of $20,000.

“Through ‘Sneaker Stories,’ we aim to celebrate the artists from the global graffiti art movement who have transitioned from the streets to appear inside the biggest companies in America, like Nike, Reebok and Adidas, and influenced countless others along the way,” says Alan Ket, co-founder of the Museum of Graffiti. “Thanks to our partnership with with Modelo, we’re able to bring this unique cultural exploration to Atlanta, inviting the community to uncover the stories behind the art and the artists who have routinely been stigmatized due to the negative connotations surrounding spray paint.”

Inside the pop-up, which will be located next to Nike at Ponce City Market, guests can also expect to find Museum of Graffiti’s world-class gift shop, packed with limited edition collectibles, rare books and apparel. At the complimentary sneaker customization bar, courtesy of Modelo, each pop-up visitor can also become a designer with colorful new laces, charms and buckle plates to personalize their own sneakers.

A panel discussion entitled “Fighting Spirit Stories” with Cey Adams, moderated by Atlanta’s own Dr. Dax, will take place on Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a limited edition print release and signing. Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.


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

Saturday, May 11

Dust off those short game skills, grab some friends and join Puttshack Atlanta on Saturday, May 11, 2024, as they celebrate National Mini Golf Day. With digital driven gameplay through the use of Trackaball technology to keep score, themed holes with challenges and supertubes to risk it all, Puttshack is tech-nically the perfect activity for all ages and skill levels located in the heart of West Midtown. Fuel up for friendly competition with delicious shareables for pre-game noshing like buffalo chicken dip, Rendang lettuce wraps, Maryland crab dip, flatbreads and more. Adult golfers can imbibe in hand-crafted cocktails, beer and wine at the bar or soak up the spring sun on Puttshack’s expansive terrace. 

Puttshack Atlanta is open seven days a week and located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, please call 404.738.7888 or visit puttshack.com.


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

Atlanta Falcons Quarterback Teams Up With Leading Youth Sports Platform To Offer Guidance for Parents, Coaches, Athletes In Navigating Challenges Of Youth Sports

North Point Church, May 20th

Pure Athlete, a leading youth sports platform and podcast committed to empowering parents, coaches and the next generation of athletes to navigate the complex culture of youth sports, will be hosting a live podcast recording event featuring the new Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Kirk Cousins. The recording will take place at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta on May 20, 2024. Members of the live audience can look forward to hearing Cousins share insights on his personal youth sports journey, leadership and the future of the Falcons.

The podcast, hosted by Jeff Francoeur, Britt Lee and Brad Williams, fosters conversations with sports’ most iconic figures and topical experts, creating informational and inspirational content that develops competitive athletes both on and off the field. 

The Pure Athlete podcast has hosted interviews with both legends and current athletes including Chipper Jones, Dabo Swinney, Austin Ekeler, Carli Lloyd, Dell Curry, Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley, Brian Harman, Misty May Treanor, Jay Bilas, John Smoltz, Dan Orlovsky and more. Atlanta Braves first baseman, Matt Olson, recently joined the podcast for its inaugural live podcast recording event. During the event, Olson recounted his experiences in youth sports and shared his insights before answering questions from parents and their enthusiastic young athletes.

For more information about The Pure Athlete Podcast, its live event with Kirk Cousins and more, visit pureathleteinc.com.