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11TH ANNUAL CANDLER PARK MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL

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

Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st

Candler Park

Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, and Dr. Dog to headline the 11th year of the popular festival

Festival information and tickets HERE.

UPDATE 5/13/19:

Rival Entertainment announced today the daily lineups for the 2019 Candler Park Music & Food Festival. Returning to Candler Park for the 11th year on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, one main stage will feature a stacked lineup of 10 artists, including Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, Dr. Dog, Trampled by Turtles, Stephen Marley, Larkin Poe, Funk You, Aqueous, Webster and Priscilla Block. Sponsored by Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co., the family-friendly festival will feature local food vendors, creators and artisans from throughout Georgia.

On Friday, May 31st, the festival will kick off with Terrapin Battle of the Bands winner Priscilla Block, Funk You, Stephen Marley, and Greensky Bluegrass. The second day of the festival will feature a stacked lineup of Webster, Aqueous, Larkin Poe, Trampled by Turtles, Dr. Dog, and close out with Dispatch. Full schedule to follow.

In addition to daily lineups, the festival launches single day ticket sales, for both their general admission and VIP ticket options. Single-day passes are available for $30 each, and VIP single-day are available for $90. VIP includes all of the benefits of a general admission ticket, plus complimentary Terrapin Beer, wine, Fontis Water, and soda at the VIP Bar, VIP security check and entry gate with unlimited in/out privileges, exclusive VIP area in front of the concert stages, access to the 30’ high Rival Skydeck, and expanded VIP restroom trailer area. VIP is 21+ and limited availability.

Also, for the first time ever, the festival will be host after parties beginning at 11 pm on both Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. The after parties, held at Aisle 5, will feature four different bands Jive Mother Mary, The Vinyl Suns, Cycles and LaGoons to keep attendees jamming all night long. Tickets for Candler Park Music & Food Festival’s official after parties are on sale now, beginning at $12, until the day of when they will go up to $15.

ATLANTA – Rival Entertainment announced today another all-star lineup for the 2019 Candler Park Music + Food Festival. Returning to Candler Park for the 11th year on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, one main stage will feature a stacked lineup of 10 artists, including Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, Dr. Dog, Trampled by Turtles, Stephen Marley, Larkin Poe, Funk You, Aqueous, & Webster. Sponsored by Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co., the family-friendly festival will feature local food vendors, brands and artisans from throughout Georgia.

Before the festival can begin, The Terrapin Beer Co. will host the annual Battle of the Bands on Saturday, April 20, where fans can catch a preview of what’s to come and bands compete for the festival’s opening slot on Friday, May 31. Visit terrapinbeer.com for more details.

“Year after year, our music bookings elevate the festival to new heights,” says Festival Producer and Rival Entertainment Partner Josh Antenucci.  “A far cry from your usual neighborhood park event, Candler Park Music & Food Festival curates a perfect two-day musical experience that blends local talent with trendsetting chart climbers and national headliners, all while maintaining that cherished community park vibe that got us started a decade ago.”

While the music is the focus, there will be no shortage of tasty bites and local art to enjoy. This year’s expected 20,000 attendees will also have the opportunity to visit a food village filled with local restaurant vendors and food trucks, an artist market, adult field games, and the Terrapin Brew Lounge complete with an expanded selection of rare Terrapin craft brews. In addition to Terrapin Beer Co., sponsors include Fontis Water, El Jimador Tequila, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, and Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails who will be providing tasty libations for attendees.

Gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 31 and at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 1. Weekend ticket prices are $40 + taxes/fees for General Admission and $150 + taxes/fees for VIP, which includes all of the benefits of a general admission ticket, plus complimentary Terrapin Beer, wine, Fontis Water, and soda at the VIP Bar, VIP security check and entry gate with unlimited in/out privileges, exclusive VIP area in front of the concert stages, access to the 30’ high Rival Skydeck, and expanded VIP restroom trailer area. VIP is 21+ and limited availability. Advance purchase is highly recommended at candlerparkmusicfestival.com. This festival is an all-ages event. Children under 12, accompanied by an adult ticket holder, do not require tickets. A portion of festival proceeds will support the festival’s philanthropic beneficiaries to be identified while working alongside members of the community during the planning of the festival and announced at a later date. Candler Park Music & Food Festival is a rain or shine event.

About Festival Performers
One of the biggest independent bands in history, Dispatch is an upbeat rock band that has made a name for themselves by selling out three shows at Madison Square Garden, going on world tours, and creating a non-profit, Calling All Crows. The band released their latest album, Location 13, last year and joined the list of six other studio albums produced during their career.

No stranger to the music industry, Greensky Bluegrass has been together for 18 years. Their impressive track record includes six studio albums, around 175 shows per year, and sold out concerts. Their high-energy bluegrass draws fans near and far, and the band is known for their unpredictable performances.

Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog is comprised of five musical talents who have created Indie music together for 15 years and have had multiple Top 50 albums. After taking some time apart, they are stronger than ever and have recently released their new album, Critical Equation.

Trampled by Turtles has traveled across the nation playing their American bluegrass/folk-rock music. Along the way, they have released eight albums, had three reach number one spots on the U.S. Billboard chart, and gained a huge fan base.

Born in Delaware but raised in Jamaica, Stephen Marley has been a musician his entire life. Performing with family while younger, he quickly realized his love of music and has since won five Grammy Awards, all for Best Reggae Album.
Larkin Poe is a roots rock ‘n roll sister duo comprised of Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell, descendants of tortured artist and creative genius, Edgar Allen Poe. After experimenting with an array of musical styles, they found a way to blend together a sound that channels their distinct voice.

Natives of Augusta, GA, Funk You tests the limits of music by combining multiple styles that lean towards dance-driven tunes complimented by strong vocals. They have played at multiple music festivals and toured across the nation.

Originating in Buffalo, Aqueous has performed at music festivals such as The Peach Music Festival, Jam Cruise, and Summer Camp along with selling-out shows across the U.S since 2006. Their music style is best described as “groove rock” and their shows leave fans wanting more.

Atlanta-based Webster has performed at numerous venues throughout Atlanta from small to large events, and their ever-evolving song list includes covers of Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Phish, REM, Ryan Adams, Dire Straits, Johnny Cash, and Railroad Earth among others.

29TH ANNUAL TASTE OF ALPHARETTA

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

Thursday, May 2nd 5pm

Downtown Alpharetta

Information here.

Alpharetta – More than 62 restaurants will be ready to dish out their specialties on Thursday, May 2, 2019 as Taste of Alpharetta celebrates its 29th year. Taste of Alpharetta attracts more than 35,000 patrons between 5-10 pm, and takes place in Downtown Alpharetta, encompassing Milton Avenue, Roswell Street, Old Roswell Street, Canton Street and Old Canton Street. In addition to fantastic food, patrons will enjoy a culinary competition, live music on 3 stages, family Fun Zone and more. This year the city is adding a few new features to the event, including a beer garden presented by Smile Generation full of local brews, and a “Locally Grown” area featuring fun and educational activities put on by food-focused community organizations.

We are excited to announce The Taste of Alpharetta is partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta for the event’s food rescue.  Each restaurant will have the opportunity to donate left over food, at the end of the event, to Second Helpings Atlanta.  Since 2004, Second Helpings Atlanta’s community of volunteers has been picking up surplus, nutritious, perishable and prepared food and delivering it to the many front-line agencies in the Metro Atlanta area that feed the hungry every day.  This donated food gets diverted from landfills and is used to feed those in need, making Atlanta a more environmentally responsible metropolitan area.

This FREE admission event invites patrons to purchase food and activity tickets – 10 tickets for $5.00. Tickets are redeemed at participating restaurant booths for a wide selection of tastes that range from $.50 – $4.00 per sample.  Tickets may also be redeemed in the “Locally Grown” area and Fun Zone area for a variety of activities including engaging educational experiences, inflatables and a variety of children’s activities.

Local chefs will compete in the Taste of Alpharetta Culinary Competition from 5pm – 7pm, with select chefs conducting cooking demonstrations on the Culinary Competition Stage. The Taste of Alpharetta Culinary Competition Awards will be presented at 8:30pm for the top chefs in each category. Come visit the new Culinary Stage location on Roswell St and cheer on your favorite chefs. As well as vote for your favorite restaurant in the 2019 People’s Choice Award.

The 29th Annual Taste of Alpharetta’s participating restaurants include:

2B Whole Gluten Free Bakery Dos Margaritas Nothing Bundt Cakes – Alpharetta
3:8 Juice & Eatery Dreamland Bar-B-Que Oak Steakhouse
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games E.M. Bop PITA Mediterranean Street Food
Another Broken Egg Cafe Favors and Flavors Cajun Twist Publix Aprons Cooking School
Atlantic Seafood Company Flavor Juicery & Eatery Ruth’s Chris Steak House Alpharetta
Bagel Boys Cafe Fire and Brimstone Tavern Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery
Benihana Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou Salt Factory
Bite Bistro & Bar Four Fat Cows Scream’n Nuts
Black Walnut Cafe Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Secreto Southern Kitchen
Brine Seafood Shack Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies Seven Seas Mediterranean Cafe
BurgerFi Holmes Restaurant Shade Street Food + Bar
Butcher & Brew La Casa Italian Grille Smallcakes of Alpharetta
Cedar Cafe La Teda Tapas and Tequilas SmokeJack BBQ
Ceviche Taqueria Loyal Q and Brew South Main Ktichen
Chuy’s M Thai Street Food Southern Baked Pie Company
Citizen Soul Madras Chettinaad Taqueria Tsunami
Clean Juice Mama’s Pizza Taziki’s
Coalition Food and Beverage Maple Street Biscuit Company The Melting Pot
Colleta Miller’s Ale House The Tavern House
Davinci’s Donuts Minnie Oliva Vitality Bowls
Domino’s Pizza Mondo Italian Kitchen Wildflour

TAPROOM CONCERT SERIES 2019

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

Kicks-off Sunday, May 12th

The Taproom Concert Series is a craft brewery pop-up held in partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs’ Outdoor Concert Series – “Concerts by the Springs”. We’re teaming up with a different craft brewery each month to bring their taproom tasting experience TO the concert. Tickets range from $10-$15 and can be purchased here.

Tickets Include:
• Early Admission (4:00pm)
• (12) 3oz craft beer samples
• Commemorative Taproom Concert Series tasting glass
• Pre-concert vibes by our house DJ

Concert starts at 7:00pm, food available for purchase from local Food Trucks.

Breweries & Entertainment Lineup:
5/12: Bell’s Brewery & Founders Brewing Co. Featuring The Return – Beatles Tribute Band
6/9: CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective  Featuring Saved By The Band
7/14: Breweries: Birds Fly South, Carolina Bauernhaus, Catawba, Fonta Flora, Highland Brewing, Palmetto Brewing, Quest Brewing, Thomas Creek, TrimTab Brewing, Westbrook & Wild Leap. Band is The Departure
8/11: Creature Comforts TBA Featuring Atlanta Brass Cats
9/8: Brewery TBA Featuring Band-X

2019 CINCO DE MAYO PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE

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

Saturday, May 4th Noon

Grab your friends and join us for the Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl on the BeltLine! We’re teaming up with Lunazul Tequila and some of our favorite bars and restaurants along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail for an epic Cinco de Mayo crawl! Tickets run $28 and can be purchased here.

Tickets Include:

(5) Complimentary cinco-themed items drinks from our partner bars
Souvenir Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl koozie
Map of participating bars with food & drink specials

Confirmed Partner Bars (more TBA):
– Apres Diem
– Guac Y Margys
– Char
– Bell Street Burritos

Check-In Locations (TBD):
Inman Park
Ponce – City
Midtown

ATLANTA GUYS DINNER GROUP SUPPORTS HOPE THRU SOAP WITH EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/19

Monday, April 15th 7:30 pm

Einstein’s on Juniper

Join Atlanta Guys Dinner Group at Einstein’s on Monday, April 15th for their 2nd Open Invite supporting “Hope Thru Soap,” a mobile shower unit for our city’s homeless population. They get a fresh shower, shave/haircut, toiletries, food, clothes and clean underwear and socks. Reps will be on hand to collect cash donations, as well as razors, deodorant, travel-size sanitizer, shaving cream, new underwear, socks, t-shirt, and feminine hygiene products. EVERYONE is invited and is free/open to the public. RSVP here.

Atlanta Guys Dinner Group is run by Sean Palani of The White Bull. This group gathers once a month to socialize, break bread, and give back to the community. Each month, they select a new restaurant to meet at, as well as select a new or different local charity. Their goal is to support the amazing charities and organizations all over our city, while the sole pourpose of the group is to help others through monthly give-back initiatives. To date, they’ve supported over twenty charities that include donated shoes, clothes, blankets, toiletries, school supplies, toys, over two thousand pounds of food, and thousands in monetary donations.

PARK TAVERN PRESENTS ITS INAUGURAL ‘DOG’WOOD BRUNCHFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/19

Featuring Mimosas, Bloody Marys, A Krispy Kreme Station, a Pup-Friendly Patio and Much More!

Saturday, April 13th & Sunday, April 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia – Art enthusiasts, brunch lovers and their furry, four legged, friends are invited to the first ever DOGwood Brunchfest at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Located in the heart of Midtown on the Atlanta BeltLine, the two-day event will feature an artist market with local artisans and crafters, including Billie Hillard, Maria Bruckman Art, Camille and Company, Ojen Atlanta, Daniel Curran, WeezieArt, Decorfiftyfive and more.

Hungry shoppers can purchase Brunch Bite Tickets for $7, which include access to a Krispy Kreme Donuts station featuring a fully loaded topping bar with whipped cream, strawberries, and chocolate; hearty breakfast bowls filled to the brim with scrambled cheese eggs, bacon, tomatoes and avocado on a bed of tater tots; chicken and waffles; Park Tavern’s signature raw oysters; and much more. Imbibers can also sip through the weekend with rosé, frosé, mimosas, Bloody Marys with cocktail shrimp, a wide selection of wines, craft beers and more. Park Tavern’s pet-friendly patio boasts plenty of seating in the shade, so guests and their pups can relax throughout the brunch-filled weekend. This event is rain or shine.

General Admissions tickets are available for $5 and include entry to the event.  VIP tickets are available starting at $140 for an eight person table.  For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com.

Photo credit: RSVP Atl

Brookhaven Beer and Wine Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: 2 pm

About: Spring is here and so is the beer! Join us for the 9th Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival, one of Atlanta’s largest and most popular beer tasting events at Brookhaven Park on Peachtree Road at Osborn Road in Brookhaven! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition. Regularly priced tickets will be $50 at the door. Buy your tickets now for $40, a $10 discount!

Your ticket includes:
-Tastings of 150+ beers and wines
-10 oz Souvenir Tasting Cup
-Local and Regional Vendor Expo

Food is also available for purchase.

Go to our ticket link here and enter our promo code for 10% off your ticket price: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/spiral/bbf2019/?referral=adventuresinatlanta
Promo code: adventuresinatlanta

Slingin Wings Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: Noon

About: Slingin’ Wings Festival is BACK for the 3rd year for a seriously saucy wing and beer festival! Join us on Saturday, April 6th, for Slingin’ Wings Festival where restaurants from all over Atlanta will be slingin’ chicken wings for your tasting pleasure! In addition to a full day of good eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, plus wing eating contests and all your favorite tailgate games. General admission tickets are $17 and Wing Lover’s Tickets are $35.

General Admission Tickets Include:
• Entry to all festival areas
• Access to food vendors, live music, and bars.
• (4) Wings Vouchers to get you started (additional wings available for sale ~$1/wing)
• People’s Choice voter’s ballot

Wing Lover’s Tickets:
• (15) Wing Vouchers
• Slingin’ Wings Souvenir 16oz tumbler

Looking for more than a taste? Not to worry! Each restaurant will be selling additional wings (~$1/wing), plus we’ll have a variety of local Atlanta restaurants serving up their full menus (and full-sized portions) available to purchase.

More Information:

https://www.slinginwingsfestival.com/

Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: 1 pm

About: We are shaking things up this year at Dad’s Garage and rolling out a brand-new concept for our annual fundraiser: The Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival! After 15 years of “BaconFest,” we’ve decided to move towards an event that is more environmentally sustainable, more affordable for our patrons, and that lets us focus on doing what we do best: providing a one-of-a-kind festival experience where patrons interact directly with improvisers in booths and games.

Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival is one part festival, one part theatrical weirdness you’ll only find at Dad’s Garage. In addition to plenty of beer, rides, and delicious food, our improvisers will be manning booths like “Hobo Wine Tasting,” “Wheelchair Obstacle Course,” “Bad Caricatures,” and the always-popular “Flip Cup Tournament.” Tickets start at $10.

More Information:

http://dadsgaragecarnival.com/