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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/26/24

Saturday, 3/2 and 3/9

Atlantic Station

Information here.

On Saturday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 9th at Atlantic Station. Atlanta loves brunch, so we are putting together a festival to celebrate some of the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size portions of the brunch items they do best.  We will also feature the brunch beverages we all love – Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Brunch Punch, beer, wine and seltzer.  A full list of participating restaurants will be announced soon.  We will also have live music with Davis and the Love and DJ  Qtip. Brunch samples will be $4 each paid directly to each restaurant.  

Bottomless Drinks Tickets
  • Include Entry, Entertainment, and all drinks 12pm-3:45pm
  • Food will cost extra

$55 after Feb. 22, $65 day of event.

Early Entry Tickets include:
  • Early entry at 11am
  • All drinks 11am-3:45pm
  • 3 Food tickets for any restaurant (must be used between 11am and 1pm)

$80 after Feb. 23, $90 day of event (unless sold out)

This is a 21 and up event, no exceptions, no kids, no babies, no pets.  Rain or Shine, no refunds.  We will not have Designated Driver tickets. Early Entry food tickets must be used between 11am and 1pm. Alcohol will cut off at 3:45pm


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/12/24



 Foo FightersNoah Kahan, and Weezer will headline the 2024 edition of Shaky Knees taking place May 3-5 at Central Park in downtown Atlanta. The stacked lineup, known for its impeccable rock curation, features over 60 artists across four stages including Queens of the Stone AgeArcade FireGirl in RedBilly IdolThe OffspringPortugal. The ManYoung the GiantInterpol and many more. Presale tickets are available starting Thursday, November 30th at 10am ET and fans can sign up now for the Presale passcode for the first and best chance to secure 3-Day and 1-Day tickets at the lowest possible price. A general on sale will follow if tickets remain.

VIP Tickets include up-close, prime viewing areas at three stages, plus a viewing platform with elevated sightlines of the main stage.  VIP also includes two VIP Lounges that feature shady seating, premium air-conditioned restrooms, full-service cash bars, along with complimentary beer and water.

Platinum Tickets include exclusive viewing areas at three stages, a Platinum viewing deck with elevated sightlines of the main stage, and access to the air-conditioned Platinum Lounge featuring a full-service open bar, complimentary bites and catered dinner, relaxed seating, premium air-conditioned restrooms, concierge services and more.  To purchase 3-Day or 1-Day Tickets and for the full list of amenities, visit www.shakykneesfestival.com/tickets.   

Head to www.shakykneesfestival.com to sign up to be the first to receive Shaky Knees updates and information and follow Shaky Knees on social media to stay in the loop on all festival announcements. Facebook | Instagram | X


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/12/24

Lineup Includes Beck, Slightly Stoopid, Big Gigantic, Black Pumas, Gov’t Mule, and More

Two-Day GA and VIP Tickets On Sale

Presented by SweetWater Brewing and Pullman Yards, one of Atlanta’s anticipated festivals, SweetWater 420 Fest has announced its lineup for its return April 20 and 21 at Pullman Yards. 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. 

Featured 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 throughout the Pullman Yards grounds. In addition to the indoor and outdoor stages, the event will feature local vendors, workshops, food trucks, an artist market, 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. Additional details, including food and artist market offerings and activations, will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Two-day GA and VIP tickets and extras are available online at www.SweetWater420Fest.com. SweetWater 420 Fest is produced by SweetWater Brewing and 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, 1/31/24

Join Atlanta’s Original Oysterfest in Midtown for Two Days of Live Music, Cold Brews, Fresh Seafood and More Weekend and Single Day Tickets Now Available

 Prepare to shell-ebrate as the original Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest returns to Midtown Atlanta for its 36th year on Saturday, February 24th, and Sunday, February 25th. Produced by Rival Entertainment, seafood fanatics are in for a dream weekend with heaping buckets of roasted oysters, chargrilled oysters on the half-shell topped with garlic and butter, Steamhouse’s legendary lobster bisque, fried oyster po’boys, ice-cold beer, cocktails, and much more.

Located just two blocks from the Steamhouse Lounge’s iconic beach house on the corner of 11th and West Peachtree, Atlanta’s original Oysterfest will showcase musical talent from across the country in perfect tune with the vibe and soul of Atlanta’s favorite street party. Artists taking the stage Saturday include Magnolia Express, Truett, Kobanova, The Fixins, and Boot Scootin’ Boogie- A Night of 90s Country. The party revs back up on Sunday with Francisco Vidal, Rare Birds, A Murder of Crowes (A Black Crowes Tribute), and Yacht Rock Schooner.

Weekend tickets to the 36th annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest are on sale now for $25, plus fees, and include two days of grooving to live music, enjoying fresh seafood from the Louisiana Gulf Coast and letting the good times roll. For revelers who can’t make it on Saturday, single-day tickets are available for Sunday at $15, plus fees. Advance tickets allow for express entry lanes and are available at www.steamhouselounge.com. The event is for ages 21 and up. Festival goers under 21 are permitted when accompanied by an adult 25 or older. Oysterfest is cashless; all transactions at the gates, bars, and restaurants will only accept credit or debit cards. Oysterfest encourages its patrons to be responsible and take MARTA to the 10th Street Midtown Station for maximum fun.

The 36th Annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest benefits the Atlanta Leadership Club, which empowers strong leaders from underserved Atlanta communities, Shells To Shore, an Athens-based oyster shell recycling project, and Giving Kitchen, who provide emergency assistance for food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

COST: $25 for Saturday and Sunday

$15 for Sunday-Only

Tickets are available at www.steamhouselounge.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/24

Annual Lunar New Year Programming & Festival to Feature Lantern Shows, Music,
Festive Décor and Family-Friendly Activities

 Atlantic Station honors Chinese New Year and its cultural traditions with a colorful Year of the Dragon celebration. Beginning in late January, visit the 30363 to experience Lunar New Year-themed décor and an energetic nightly lantern show leading up to the joyful Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb. 10 from noon to 4 p.m.

“The Lunar New Year Festival allows us to honor and celebrate Atlanta’s richly diverse community while fostering an understanding of the holiday’s traditions and rituals,” said Starr Cumming, Southeast Retail Director of Hines. “Each year, the 30363 hosts more than 300 activations and signature events, such as the Lunar New Year Festival, bringing together not only Atlantic Station residents, tenants and employees but the entire city of Atlanta.”

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is traced back to approximately 3,500 years ago and is one of the most significant festivals in Chinese and East Asian cultures to celebrate the start of a new year. The years are marked in cycles of 12, with each year represented by a rotation of animals based on the tale of a “Great Race” of animals by the Jade Emperor. This year, Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, Feb. 10, making it the Year of the Dragon, symbolizing power, success, honor and luck.  
Beginning late January and running through Monday, Feb. 12, experience an enchanting display of lights, music and visuals at the top of every hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Atlantic Green. The nightly show features a beautifully designed, 90-foot-long dragon with over 25,000 lights, known as a Chinese symbol of good fortune, emerging from a cloud of fog near Atlantic Green and over 400 red lanterns illuminating the area for a special lantern show to honor the spiritual tradition that celebrates the reunion of loved ones.
Then, on Saturday, Feb. 10, the community is invited to join Atlantic Station on the Atlantic Green for the annual Lunar New Year Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Kick off the festivities with a captivating Lion Dance from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a mesmerizing Kung Fu/Tai Chi performance from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Lion Dance is a meaningful ritual and art form in Chinese tradition believed to bring good luck and fortune in the new year and drive away evil spirits. Stick around to make symbolic crafts and even sit with a numerologist who will use your birthdate to study energetic influences and offer insight and predictions on your life.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/4/24

Guardian Works

Saturday, January 20

2 Sessions: 12-4pm & 6-10pm

Atlanta Wine Festivals will host the Atlanta Winter Wine Festival at Guardian Works on Saturday, January 20, 2024.  We will have 2 Session: 12pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm. We will feature 50+ different wines, beers and White Claw to sample. Enjoy the awesome venue with Live Music outside, and beats by DJ Qtip inside. Each tickets includes a souvenir acrylic wine glass, entertainment, and all of your wine & beer samples. Food will cost extra.

Festival Tickets are $50 advance, $55 after Jan. 11, and $65 day of event

Tickets here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/14/23

El Super Pan at The Battery (a lively Latin kitchen & bar from chef Hector Santiago) is celebrating Navidad with a festive Parrandas – the Puerto Rican celebration of Christmas caroling that takes place during the holiday season! Here are the details:

Holiday Parrandas Sing-along Event (Dec. 20, 6-10pm) Join El Super Pan for an unforgettable holiday celebration and Parrandas! Immerse yourself in the vibrant Latin culture with a lively cocktail party event featuring the sights, sounds and flavors of the Christmas season in Puerto Rico, all alongside chef Hector Santiago’s favorite Puerto Rican holiday dishes, special desserts, a live DJ for a Parranda sing-a-long & dancing and a Coquito toast.

TICKETS are $75 per person and include a welcome Medalla, a Coquito toast and unlimited access to the event’s Puerto Rican holiday feast from chef Hector:

  • Mezclita sandwiches
  • Alcapurrias
  • Bacalaitos
  • Croquetas
  • Empanaditas
  • Arroz con gandules
  • Guineitos en escabeche
  • Pasteles
  • Pork belly chicharron
  • Morcilla
  • Lechon asdo
  • Arroz con dulce
  • Temblequitos
  • Polvorones
  • & many more of chef’s specialties!


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/23

Atlanta Nonprofit Set To Host Annual, Eight-Day Festival At Georgia World Congress Center With Forest Of Holiday Trees For Auction, Live Entertainment And More

Georgia Festival of Trees will kick off the holiday season with an eight-day festival Saturday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Georgia World Congress Center, featuring a dazzling display of Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces and nativities for auction, live music and entertainment, Christmas Brick Challenge, kids’ activities and games, boutique gift shops, food carts and more.

The festival boasts the title of Georgia’s largest holiday event but its impact reaches far beyond that. All proceeds from the event and holiday tree sales will benefit two local nonprofit organizations working to support survivors of human trafficking and end human trafficking: Street Grace and Atlanta Redemption Ink. The festival remains true to its mission: spreading holiday magic with a heart to end human trafficking.

“As a child, I remember eagerly waiting for the Festival of Trees, and it’s incredible to now look around and see families in my own community creating their own memories at the Georgia Festival of Trees,” said Georgia Festival of Trees Executive Director Angie Ulibarri. “While we’re bringing back many parts that our community loves, including the auction, children’s activities, pictures with Santa, the Christmas Lego Challenge and of course the beautiful trees, we’re excited to partner with two new nonprofits as we further our mission to end human trafficking.”

Each tree, wreath, centerpiece and nativity at the festival is designed, decorated and donated by individuals and organizations around the southeast, providing a variety of options for those looking to take home holiday decor. Trees and other decor are auctioned off both in-person and online during the festival.

The auction is the main driver to support this year’s beneficiaries: Street Grace and Atlanta Redemption Ink. Street Grace is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to eradicate the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).

“We’re honored to be partnering with Georgia Festival of Trees,” Street Grace Director of Engagement Brooke Ruffin. “The issue of sex trafficking will not be eradicated unless we shine a light on it, and what better way to do that than a festival filled with Christmas lights! We’re humbled to be a beneficiary and are excited to join in on the festivities.”

The second beneficiary is local survivor-led nonprofit, Atlanta Redemption Ink (ARI), which focuses on transforming painful reminders of the past into symbols of hope. They offer tattoo removals, scar revision, and cover-ups to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation along with training from a lived experience lens and on tattoo iconography.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of Georgia Festival of Trees’ mission to create holiday magic with a bigger purpose: to end human trafficking,” said Jessica Lamb, founder of Atlanta Redemption Ink. “Our heart is to bring hope into difficult situations, and we couldn’t think of a better event to partner with this Christmas.”

Georgia Festival of Trees is sponsored by Elavon, Amerimed, Well Care, Ambetter Health, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, doTERRA and more. Tickets to the Georgia Festival of Trees start at $13.95 for children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 62 and up, and $18.95 for adults. Additionally, a wristband for the children’s activities can be purchased prior to arriving or for $9.95 on site. The Georgia World Congress Center is located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. Northwest, Atlanta, Ga. 30313.

For a schedule of events, to purchase tickets, sign up to volunteer or learn more about the Georgia Festival of Trees visit gafestivaloftrees.org. For more about Street Grace, visit streetgrace.org. To learn more about Atlanta Redemption Ink, visit arionline.org.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/12/23

Celebrate the fall season with Halloween activities including trick-or-treating,

spooky zoo animals and more

The Avenue West Cobb, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is celebrating Halloween with their annual Fall Festival. The Fall Festival will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.

“The Avenue West Cobb’s annual Fall Festival has become a Marietta community favorite over the years and we look forward to welcoming guests to the center to show off their costumes in celebration of Halloween,” said Taylor Campbell, marketing manager at The Avenue West Cobb. “This event will kick off our exciting lineup of holiday events through the rest of the year. We hope to see many community members come out to the Avenue to celebrate the holidays with us.”

The Marietta community is invited to walk around the Avenue for a family-friendly, fun and safe Halloween celebration. Fall Festival guests will have the opportunity to participate in store-to-store trick-or-treating and pick up delicious candy treats from their favorite tenants at The Avenue. 

In addition to trick-or-treating, other activities available for guests to enjoy include:

  • Pumpkin picking
  • Spooky zoo animals
  • Kids corn/hay maze
  • Caricaturists/Face painting
  • Strolling movie characters

During the event, guests will also have the opportunity to watch a Guinness World Record-breaking balloon artist build a life-size spooky cat! For more information, please visit https://www.avenuewestcobb.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/12/23

The Native American Festival & Pow Wow begins Nov. 2 and runs through Nov. 5. With multiple tribes represented, the festival is considered the largest gathering of its kind in Georgia and a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Held at the park’s Historic Square, visitors will experience the southeast’s premier Native American cultural festival through dance, music, interactive educational displays, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations, and more.

The event showcases cultural and educational activities for families to experience. Discover the central role of dance in native culture as Native Americans from across the U.S. and Central America compete in intertribal dance and drum competitions. Learn about primitive skills such as flint-knapping, bow-making, fire-starting, open-fire cooking, and pottery. Guests can explore an encampment showing the lifestyle of local and regional historic Native American cultures where they can crawl inside tipis and other traditional native dwellings.

The four-day festival also includes an artists’ marketplace where shoppers will find one-of-a-kind gift items. World-renowned Native and Native-inspired artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer hand-crafted items for sale.

Dates and times for the festival are as follows:

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 & 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM

Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM

For tickets and information, please visit www.stonemountainpark.com or call 1-800-401-2407.