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

Summer Bash Will Feature Fresh Maryland Blue Crabs, a Low Country Boil, EDB Micheladas, Live Music and More

All-You-Can-Eat Tickets Are On Sale Now

Saturday, July 13th 1pm to 5pm

Summer at Wild Heaven is not just for cracking cold beers; it’s also for cracking apart delicious, freshly steamed Maryland blue crabs. On Saturday, July 13th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wild Heaven Beer is throwing an all-out summer bash in The Garden Club at West End. The second annual Crab Trap & Tap, a lively feast inspired by the time-honored Maryland tradition of gathering around a table covered in newspaper, armed with mallets and knives, and savoring the succulent, sweet meat of freshly steamed crabs. 

Not only will guests enjoy fresh steamed Maryland blue crabs flown in from Harbour House Crabs, but they will be treated to a Low Country Boil featuring an all-you-can-eat feast of shrimp, Pine St. Market sausage, corn, potatoes, and other fun salty and sweet summer treats. Groove to live tunes from Nero Simon & The Sunsetters, bringing the mellow vibes of sunsets, sand, and surf. With community tables for enjoying shareables, the garage doors will be open for indoor and outdoor revelry, and a cash bar ready to serve the perfect summer drinks, including the iconic Old Bay rimmed EDB-Micheladas, and the regular lineup of Wild Heaven beers. For more information or to purchase tickets to Wild Heaven Beer’s second annual Crab Trap and Tap for $69 plus fees, visit wildheavenbeer.com or call 404.254.2232. Wild Heaven Beer West End is at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beerwildheaven or on Instagram and Twitter at @beerwildheaven.   


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/17/24

Saturday, June 22 4pm – 8pm

Historic Forth Ward Skate Park

Tickets here.

Join us again for one of the best beer festivals of the summer, the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic 4th Ward Park.

We will have over 150 beers, featuring the local Atlanta Breweries, and great breweries from all over the country.  A full list of beers will be posted the week of the festival. We will also have wine options, mimosas, RTDs and hard seltzers.We will have some fun attractions this year, including live music with Sucker Punch and DJ Qtip on the main stage.  Tickets are $55 advance, $55 after June 13, and $65 the day of the event (if not sold out). Your ticket price includes a souvenir cup, entertainment, and all of your beer, wine and other alcohol samples.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/31/24

Forsyth County’s premier mixed-use village invites the community to play, shop, dine and experience what’s new

Head to Halcyon in June for an exciting line-up of events. Kick off the month enjoying live music every weekend by local bands at Groovin’ on the Green; get your sweat on with fan-favorite Farm Animal Yoga; celebrate Father’s Day at the many restaurants and retailers; make fun crafts with your little ones and enjoy the summer sun at Cherry Street’s Tiki Street Pop Up Bar.

The full June events schedule is outlined below:

Groovin’ on the Green

Fridays and Saturdays in June from 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the weekend by dancing and singing along to live musical performances on the  Village Green. Enjoy local bands across a variety of genres playing top hits. On the last Saturday of each month, Cherry Street Brewpub will host live music on its patio adjacent to the Village Green. Guests can treat themselves to a craft brew and groove to live music playing all around the village! Halcyon has an open container policy, however outside food or beverages are prohibited. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Halcyon Kids Club

Wednesdays through October from 10 a.m. – noon

Preschoolers are invited to play and make new friends at Halcyon’s free Kids Club! Enjoy rotating activities each week ranging from arts and crafts, dance, animal encounters, story time, puppet shows, music and so much more. Themes and activities vary each week and will be announced on Halcyon’s Facebook page and Instagram stories. A parent or guardian is required to stay with each child during the event. Afterward, enjoy lunch or a sweet treat at one of Halcyon’s kid-friendly restaurants. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.


Tuesdays in June from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Head to MAKE[R] at Halcyon this month for a fun lineup of crafts for kids:

6/4 Mommy and Me Paint Portraits – Join MAKE[R] for an adorable “paint a portrait” session with your little ones! Just like the viral reel going around with husbands and wives painting each other’s portrait, you can now see how your little sees YOU! All supplies are provided for mommy and one child. Come out and have a fun bonding activity with your little one! For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

6/11 Make SLIME!! – Join MAKE[R] for a fun morning making SLIME!! Your kiddos can come and learn how to make slime with household ingredients and have some fun interactive play – bonus is, no mess at your house! All supplies and instructions are provided, and you can even take your slime home too! For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

6/18 Tie Dye T-Shirt Making – Want to make something that you can wear? Well now you can at MAKE[R]’s tie dye t-shirt making workshop! RSVP and let us know your t-shirt size and we will handle the rest! Learn how to do different designs and make your own tie-dye shirt! All supplies and instructions provided. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

6/25 DIY Sensory Bottles – Make your own sensory bottles! Think glitter, trinkets, all the fun things! These sensory bottles are super addicting and guaranteed to keep your kiddo mesmerized! All supplies and instructions provided. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Farm Animal Yoga

Saturday, June 8 at 9 and 10 a.m.

Mooove on over to Halcyon for Farm Animal Yoga, featuring live animals from North Georgia Wildlife Park! Treat your mind and body to a relaxing session of yoga appropriate for all skill levels, accompanied by adorable furry friends. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and are welcome to pause and take photos with the animals during the session. For more information or to fill out the waiver prior to class, visit the Love GOGA event page.

Tropical Nights Ladies Night Out

Tuesday, June 11 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Head to Halcyon for an incredible night of fun at Tropical Nights Ladies Night Out! Event tickets will include your first tropical cocktail (or mocktail), a DJ and dancing in the Green with Silverstar Productions, Salsa dancing lessons with a live band from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Eclipse di Luna, shopping and tropical cocktail specials, activities, games and giveaways as well as a 360 Photo Booth Fun. Every ticket holder will also be rewarded with a special code redeemable for a FREE facial courtesy of Clean Your Dirty Face Halcyon ($50 value) and fresh flower crowns will be available for purchase. This event is 21+ and tropical attire is suggested. Tickets are $18, and all ticket proceeds will be donated to Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute. This event is presented by the Home with Sherry Team https://www.sherryteam.com/ 

Swifties Family Dance Party

Friday, June 14 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Calling all Swifties! Halcyon’s first Family Dance Party of the summer will be led by a Taylor Swift look-alike! Enjoy a DJ dance party in the Green with games, giveaways, pop-ups and more! Tutu School Halcyon will be providing free friendship bracelets. Save the date and invite your fellow Swifties! No tickets or registration needed. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Ties & Tutus Father’s Day Dance Party

Saturday, June 16 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Join Tutu School for a Ties & Tutus Partner Dance Class in honor of Father’s Day, with sweet treats, crafts and lots of twirling. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! You do not need to be an active Tutu School member to celebrates. Tickets will open to non-members on 6/3. For more information, visit the Tutu School event page.

Cherry Street’s Tiki Street Pop Up Bar

Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Bourbon Babes Luau Night: Enjoy an immersive experience by sampling different styles of bourbon in Cherry Street’s tiki-themed oasis, all guided by Old Dominick distillery. Cherry Street has partnered with Lauren Preskitt of Southern Belle Bourbon and Women’s Whiskey Collective, bringing you a night to take your tastebuds on a journey through a variety of bourbons in a tropical setting. Whether you’re a bourbon enthusiast or simply curious, Cherry Street’s warm and welcoming atmosphere provides the ideal setting to forge meaningful connections. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt to the event to get entered into the giveaway! 

Ticket holders will receive a welcome cocktail, a four-course bourbon tasting from Old Dominick Company, small bites and appetizer-style food and a guided experience with female leaders in the bourbon community. For more information, visit Cherry Street’s event page


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/22/24

Friday, 5/24-Sunday, 5/26

Wild Heaven Avondale

Celebrating 10 years of success in Avondale Estates, the crew at Wild Heaven Beer is hosting a Memorial Day Weekend bash with frosty brews, delicious eats, drink specials, music and more. The shenanigans kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24th, with Geoff Melkonian from The Remakes, and continue throughout the weekend with performances by Dave Howard Coons and Mutant County Line on Saturday, Blackfoot Daisy on Sunday, and Omer Netzer accompanied by Brewmaster Eric Johnson on the pedal steel guitar on Memorial Day, May 27th. In honor of the original location’s 10th Anniversary, Wild Heaven’s taproom will be serving specialty brews like Peach Blackbird Saison 10th Anniversary of Avondale Estates, Wiser Blood Double IPA, and Steamboat Cali California Common, alongside its regular lineup of active beers including Sunburst, Emergency Drinking Beer, ATL Easy Ale, Euro-Style Pilsner, and more. In addition to ice-cold beers, sliders, wings, hot dogs, hoagies, Kona Ice shaved ice, and more will be available to complement the festivities. Avondale Estates Celebratory 10th Anniversary commemorative t-shirts and glassware will be available all weekend for purchase. To top it all off: for those who arrive sporting a winged goblet logo, Wild Heaven will cover the first beer. For more information, visit wildheavenbeer.com/. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildheaven or on Instagram and Twitter at @beerwildheaven. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/24

Atlantic Station to Host Atlanta Dream x Xbox HoopFest, Solar Eclipse Viewing Party,
Tacos ‘N Taps Festival and More

 As the vibrant hues of spring begin to paint the cityscape, Atlantic Station welcomes April with an array of events to delight everyone. From a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party featuring complimentary viewing glasses and a DJ to delicious foods and drinks at the Tacos ‘N Taps and Atlanta Seafood Festivals to events for a cause with Walk MS, Atlantic Station beckons with an April calendar bursting with springtime festivities.
Atlantic Station’s April Calendar of Events includes:
Located Around Atlantic Green | Every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Every Sunday, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Friday, April 5, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Creator’s Market brings unstoppable creativity to Atlantic Station, beginning Friday, April 5, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Shop locally and celebrate Atlanta’s artisans every Saturday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) in April with festive art, jewelry, couture and more, all while supporting the makers of the South. Explore more details here.
Located at Atlantic Green | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join Atlantic Station for an egg-citing Easter-themed Tot Spot event, designed for children ages 5 and under, featuring a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts and face painting! After playtime, enjoy a tasty lunch, discounted at select restaurants and retailers with the special Tot-Spot A Card. Visit here to learn more.
Located Around Atlantic Station | All Day
Celebrate 404 Day in the Heart of Atlanta and experience the perks of being an Atlantic Station A Card member for the day! With the A Card, guests will be eligible for exclusive benefits, discounts and special offers from participating stores and restaurants, as well as other local Midtown businesses and attractions. Deals include 10% off HOBNOB, illy, Allora, fab’rik and Lindbergh, 25% off any Family Series all-inclusive performance at the Center for Puppetry Arts, $2 off regular-price Millennium Gate tickets and much more! Stop by the Concierge Desk from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to pick up an A Card and explore additional promotions here. Offer valid on April 4th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Located at Atlantic Green | 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Watch incredible talent at the Atlanta Dream HoopFest, an exciting 3×3 tournament featuring top athletes from Atlanta metro schools, plus enter for an Xbox giveaway, enjoy concessions and entertainment and mingle with Atlanta Dream players! Attendees can kick off the Atlanta Dream basketball season early with the chance to purchase tickets before they go on general sale to the public. Also, stop by The Locker Room, a cutting-edge Xbox x Microsoft technology space featuring new Xbox games. Secure an entry to the Xbox giveaway and RSVP to the event here.
Located at Atlantic Green | 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Experience a stunning cosmic event with friends and family on the Atlantic Green during Atlantic Station’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Party featuring first come first serve Solar Eclipse glasses, a DJ, eclipse-themed adult beverage specials at participating area restaurants and much more. Don’t miss out on this chance to marvel at the wonders of the universe together – the next solar eclipse won’t be until August 2044! Discover more by visiting the link here.
Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April 18: SPRING-THEMED SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Located at Atlantic Green | 7 p.m.
Join Atlantic Station for two free movie screenings on the Atlantic Green and witness a series of films bursting with joy, happiness and seasonal beauty. “A Bug’s Life” (1998) is a journey into a world filled with heroic – albeit tiny – heroes who embark on exciting adventures and become friends along the way. “Mamma Mia” (2008) is the ultimate feel-good movie celebrating love and family with ABBA hit songs, dazzling dance numbers and gorgeous Greek scenery. Grab your friends and family, blankets and chairs, and cozy up on the Atlantic Green for a night of laughter, singing and dancing and heartwarming stories.
Thursday, April 11: “A Bug’s Life” (1998)
Thursday, April 18: “Mamma Mia” (2008)
Saturday, April 13: TACOS ‘N TAPS
Located at Pinnacle Lot | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Indulge in Atlanta’s best tacos, Mexican food and spirits at the Tacos ‘N Taps Festival at Atlantic Station. This “all-you-care-to-taste” beer and tequila festival will feature more than 10 taco trucks and taquerias plus 60+ craft beers, mezcals, margaritas and tequilas. Activities include lawn games, shopping and a hot pepper eating contest! Mariachi bands will play live music, providing a lively ambiance throughout the day’s events. Purchase tickets here.
Saturday, April 27: WALK MS ATLANTA
Located at Atlantic Green | 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join Atlantic Station for Walk MS, an inspiring event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society for multiple sclerosis research and support. The walk offers both one-mile and three-mile routes, along with complimentary refreshments and lively tunes. Register for the walk here.
Located at Pinnacle Lot | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Get ready for a culinary extravaganza as the Atlanta Seafood Festival sets sail for Atlantic Station! Immerse in the aroma of freshly prepared seafood delights complemented perfectly by a selection of beer, wine and refreshing mimosas. With more than ten delectable restaurants, an “all-you-care-to-taste” souvenir cup and live music by DJ Q-Tip, the festival promises a feast for the senses like no other. Visit here to purchase tickets.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/24

A Return to Roots, the Intimate Festival Includes a Reimagined Lineup With Gov’t  Mule, Big Gigantic, Grace Potter, Trombone Shorty, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and more.General Admission Tickets Are Free with a $10 Donation to Waterkeeper Alliance

SweetWater Brewing is announcing significant changes to this year’s SweetWater 420 Fest, including a reimagined lineup and an entirely free concert, with a $10 donation to its non-profit partner, the Waterkeeper Alliance. SweetWater Brewing invites fans to take a trip back to its roots, hosting a more intimate festival focused on killer jams, heady brews, and supporting our long-time friends at the Waterkeeper Alliance, who are fighting to protect clean water around the world. Still taking place on April 20 and 21 at Pullman Yards, the reimagined lineup will include many of the event’s originally scheduled bands playing on one stage, including Gov’t Mule, Big Gigantic, Grace Potter, Trombone Shorty, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and others.

“We’ve thought a lot about the direction of SweetWater 420 Fest and decided to add a hefty dose of eco-awareness and grassroots energy back into this amazing party, which will be the rager it’s always been,” said Ty Gilmore, President of U.S. Beers for Tilray Brands. “SweetWater 420 Fest started as a free Earth Day bash, and that inspired us to reimagine this year’s event with a single-stage format, a lineup that taps into the festival’s jam and groove roots, and a significant charitable component to help the environment. It’s a win-win for everyone: our fans can see some of our favorite bands in a uniquely intimate setting for a modest donation and collectively support the Waterkeeper Alliance’s crucial work to keep our rivers and oceans clean and healthy.”

Artists-By-Day includes:

SATURDAY, APRIL 20:  Gov’t  Mule; Grace Potter; St. Paul and the Broken Bones; Larkin Poe; Andy Frasco & the U.N.; Connor Clark & Blue Rhythm Revival.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21: Big Gigantic; Trombone Shoerty & Orleans Avenue; Papadosio; Little Stranger; Hedonistas; Battle of the Bands Winner.

Fans can secure their free general admission ticket through the link on the SweetWater 420 Fest website, with a ten dollar donation to Waterkeeper Alliance. VIP options are also avaiable. Those who purchased tickets will be issued a refund via our partner Ticket Spice. To show our gratitude for their support, those who purchased tickets can redeem a free ticket through a direct link they will receive by email. 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.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/24

Iconic entertainment destination swings into spring with weekly yoga, restaurant specials, musical performances and more!

This month, The Battery Atlanta has a full lineup sure to help guests celebrate the start of the anticipated spring season. Visitors can enjoy free yoga classes on the Plaza Green every away-game Monday, and Twilight Tours continue at Truist Park. March Madness continues at Live! at The Battery Atlanta for the Final Four and the Championship, and the eateries will once again host UFC Fight Night. The music is nonstop at the Coca-Cola Roxy this month with performances from Offset to The Brothers Osborne. Park Bench parties are back with a calendar packed full of karaoke nights, dueling pianos and more! Returning restaurant promotions include Jazz Brunches, Prime Rib Wednesdays and Sunday Supper at Garden & Gun Club.

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Mondays, April 15 and 29 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Yoga Series has arrived for spring! Yogis can kick off every away-game week stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to relax and unwind on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring a water bottle. Guest may register here.

Taste of Truist Park & The Battery Atlanta Food Tours
Thursday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m.

The Atlanta Braves and The Battery Atlanta are thrilled to announce the addition of Taste of Truist Park & The Battery Atlanta Food Tours as an extension of their current Truist Park tour program. The tour will lead off with a Terrapin beer and a soft pretzel in the Truist Park Press Box. This will be followed by a trip to the Braves dugout to sample Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. Continuing into The Battery Atlanta, the tour will feature stops at ASW Distillery, Mac McGee’s Irish Pub and El Super Pan, ending with a classic Southern treat at River Street Sweets. To purchase tickets and for the full tour schedule, please visit www.braves.com/foodtour.

Allatoona High School Jazz Band Performance
Thursday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.

The Allatoona High School Jazz Band is returning to The Battery Atlanta for select nights this spring and summer! Guests are invited to sit back and relax during the hour-long live performances on the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage.

Select Restaurant Promotions:

UFC 300 Fight Night at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Saturday, April 13 beginning at 10 p.m.

Live! at The Battery Atlanta is the ultimate viewing destination for UFC. With over 40 televisions and a 32-foot LED screen, guests can catch every second of the title bout between Weili Zhang and Yan Xiaonan. The door cover is $10 and tables must be reserved by noon the day before. Reserve a table here.

90’s Music Bingo At Punch Bowl Social
Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.

Punch Bowl Social invites guests to turn up the volume, test their knowledge and sing along at Punch Bowl Social’s Monthly Music Bingo. This month’s theme is everything 90s! So, whether a fan of acts like Nirvana and Soundgarden or catchy melodies from iconic artists such as the Spice Girls and Britney Spears, this will be a night of nostalgic fun and friendly competition. It is free to play so visitors can grab their friends, snag a bingo card and get ready to play for some incredible prizes.

Prime Rib Wednesdays at C. Ellet’s
Wednesdays, April 10, 17 and 24 from 4 – 10 p.m.

C. Ellet’s Steakhouse offers a 14-ounce Prime Rib served au jus with Yorkshire pudding and horseradish cream every Wednesday. For more information and reservations click here.

Sunday Supper at Garden & Gun Club
Sunday, April 14 from 6 – 9 p.m.

This Sunday Supper experience begins with an alfresco cocktail hour featuring creative libations and hors d’oeuvres and culminates with a three-course seasonal dinner by Lake Martin’s SpringHouse Executive Chef Pete McKenny. Each course gives a modern spin on classic southern comfort dishes. Wine pairing will be carefully chosen by Stephanie Ioffredo, SpringHouse’s experienced sommelier. Additional details and tickets are available here.

Family Board Game Day at Battle & Brew
Sunday, April 21 at 11 a.m.

Kids and families can roll the dice on making new memories in the ultimate family brunch event at Battle & Brew on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Family Board Game Day gives the chance to showcase one’s competitive side in thrilling board game competitions against the ones you love most. Who will be the reigning champion of Connect Four, or the undisputed master of Uno? Gamers can play the classics or discover a new treasure trove of board and card games free for all ages and skill levels. ​ To make a reservation to secure a table , visit here!

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:

Coca-Cola Roxy at The Battery Atlanta continues to bring a lineup of fan-favorite performers throughout the month! Review venue safety guidelines and information here.

  • Offset – Set It Off Tour

Wednesday, April 10 from 8 – 11:30 p.m.

  • The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight

Monday, April 22 from 8 – 11:30 p.m.

  • The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way Tour

Friday, April 26 from 8 – 11:30 p.m.

  • Social Distortion and Bad Religion

Tuesday, April 30 from 7 – 10 p.m.

Park Bench Events:
​The music venue and dueling piano bar has announced April’s live shows and events. Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • Park Bench DJ: Pop & Country Hits
    Monday, April 15 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 6 p.m.
  • Country Karaoke
    ​Thursday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Karaoke Night
    ​Thursday, April 4 & 11 at 5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m.
  • Josh Courson Band – Top Hits & Party Country!
    ​Friday, April 5 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Dueling Pianos – Rockin’ Pre-Game & Post-Game All Night!
    ​Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 p.m. & April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Hot Hits & Cool Drinks – Braves Post Game!
    ​Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m.
  • Aaron Watkins – Rockin’ Country & Favorite Hits!
    ​Monday, April 8 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Nick Bryant – One Man Band Party Rock & Country!
    ​Tuesday, April 9 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Lawson & Fletcher – 90’s to Current Hits & Party Country!
    ​Wednesday, April 10 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Vegas-Style Rockin Piano Show
    ​Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on The Battery Atlanta’s website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/3/24

Two-Day Festival Featuring Live Music, Art, Food, Beer, Seltzers and Crawfish in Support of Mental Health and Suicide Awareness 

Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2024; Tickets on Sale Now 

Westside Motor Lounge has joined forces with Crawfish For A Cause for Mental Awakening 2024, the fourth installment of the popular charity fundraising festival supporting mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts. This year’s event is slated for Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, 2024, and promises festival goers two high-energy days filled with live music, plenty of crawfish, delicious eats, cold drinks, art and more. Single-day and two-day tickets are on sale now at www.westsidemotorlounge.com

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, this year’s festival features an impressive lineup of live music performances on the Summit Stage, Westside Stage and in the Vibe Lounge. From the soulful melodies of Eggy to the genre-bending sounds of Underground Springhouse, the eclectic range of musical styles promises to keep the crowd moving all day and night. Other standout artists include Sam Holt Band, Airshow, Frute, Spaghetti Western, Blue Talk, Tom Galloway and Joe May’s Month of Mondays and DJ Airwolf. In addition to the stellar music lineup, Mental Awakening 2024l will have installations showcasing local talent and an array of vendors including Drifter Merch, Honerycreek Pottery, Zinnialou Jewelry, Reba’s Dancing Dye, Wild Earth Mama, and Rising Tide Art Studio. 

Mental Awakening 2024 benefits Crawfish For A Cause, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and promoting mental health and suicide awareness in the greater Atlanta community. For more information, the full performer schedule, and to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit www.westsidemotorlounge.com. Westside Motor Lounge is located on the corner of Northside Drive and Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway at 725 Echo Street NW Atlanta, GA 30318. Stay connected on Instagram @Westside_Motor_Lounge

MUSIC:  Friday: 

6:00 p.m.— Joe May’s Month of Mondays

7:15 p.m.— Spaghetti Western

9:00 p.m.— Underground Springhouse 


12:00 p.m.— Tom Galloway

1:00 p.m. — Blue Talk

2:00 p.m. — Frute

3:15 p.m.— Airshow

5:00 p.m.— Sam Holt Band and Friends

6:30 p.m. — Mountain Grass Unit 

8:00 p.m.— Eggy 

10:15 p.m.— DJ Airwolf 


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.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/13/24

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Support Your Local Heros – Atlanta Firefighters

The Atlanta Professional Firefighters Foundation has announced Shamrock’s N Hops, a special Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade after-party at Wild Heaven West End. This incredible event combines St Patrick’s Day fun with Wild Heaven’s special holiday brew- the delightfully creamy, Irish nitro stout Smiling Eyes and traditional favorites with live music, food, activities, a Cornhole Tournament, Kids activities, and a raffle for exciting prizes.  

Available now for $25.00, tickets include admission, a beer ticket, and unlimited kid’s activities and can be purchased through FreshTix at www.freshtix.com/events/shamrocks-n-hops. Fans can also purchase via phone by calling FreshTix at 678-701-6114. Proceeds from Shamrocks N Hops go directly to the Atlanta Professional Firefighters Health & Wellness Fund, which provides financial assistance for firefighters who need medical care and support. For more information about Shamrocks’ N Hops, follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ShamrocksNHops

Wild Heaven Beer West End is located at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. For more information, visit Wild Heaven Beer or call 404.254.2232. Stay connected on Instagram @beerwildheaven.