Posts

LOST ART MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/7/21

Metro Atlanta’s First Music Festival of 2021 Kicks Off This Weekend

Lost Art Music Festival on June 11-12 at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville

Nationally-touring artists include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope,
 The War And Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Pink Stones, The Sundogs

Music festivals are back for Atlanta with Lost Art Music Festival Presented by Cathead Distillery on June 11-12, 2021. As we emerge from the pandemic, the area’s first music festival of 2021 with nationally-touring artists takes place at the spacious Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, just 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Lost Art celebrates the Americana fan community through high energy performances and immersive experiences in a spacious, outdoor setting.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope, The War And Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero, and The Pink Stones round out the eclectic and diverse lineup of Americana acts, which blend elements of Southern soul, folk, alt-country, cosmic country, and more.

Aaron Lee Tasjan performs a Friday night kickoff show on June 11. Late night Saturday, The Sundogs Present The Tom Petty Show. Tasjan and The Sundogs shows are available as separate, standalone tickets.

Inner Circle Experiences, which connect artist and fans through shared, handpicked outings include a BBQ cookout and bocce ball/horseshoes tournament with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, ATV tour and short performance with The War and Treaty, and more. More info on the Lost Art website.

“Music festivals are back for Atlanta! It’s been almost two years for fans, and people can’t wait to enjoy great music outdoors in Georgia again,” said Lost Art Music Festival Founder Jim Ethridge.  

“Seeing this bright light at the end of the tunnel is an incredible feeling, and Lost Art is so happy to provide an opportunity for fans to experience music again.”

Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are priced at $69.25 (tax included), and VIP tickets are sold out. Both Aaron Lee Tasjan and The Sundogs shows are available as separate, standalone tickets.

Tickets are available at www.LostArtMusicFest.com.

ATLANTA SUMMER BEER FEST 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/21

Historical 4th Ward Park

Saturday, June 12 at 4 pm

The 11th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 12th from 4-8pm at Historic 4th Ward Park. We will have over 150 beers, hard seltzers, as well as a selection of wine and some cider to choose from. There will be live music, DJ QTip, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase.  The beer list will be added to the website soon. http://atlantasummerbeerfestival.com. Tickets are now on sale.  $45 advance, $50 after June 3rd, $60 at the door (unless sold out). Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website: http://atlantasummerbeerfestival.com

LITTLE BEER FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY GOOD WORD BREWING & PUBLIC HOUSE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/21

Saturday, June 5 at noon

Follow up on the unofficial start to summer with a ticket to Little Beer, presented by the folks behind Good Word Brewing & Public House.
Co-hosted by the City of Duluth, the inaugural Little Beer festival will take place in the Parsons Alley Courtyard just outside of Good Word and feature over 40, exclusive, hand-selected breweries and over 80 types of beers!
THE FACTS
  • Little Beer participants must offer one pale lager and one beer 5.5% abv or lower, of any style
  • Liquid Death Mountain Water available to keep 💧
  • Phoenix Roasters ☕️ to keep you ⛽
  • Little Beer Glass to keep you lagered (and its a keepsake!)
Our spot, West Lawrenceville, will be closed during the event so guests can cruise around the entire downtown with their cherished beers in cans or plastic cups.
LITTLE BEER TICKETS
$85 per person for a full afternoon of tasting what the best breweries around currently offer
must be 21+
Little Beer Participants
2nd Shift
6S
Arches
Aslin
Bagby Beer
Bhramari
Birds Fly South
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Blackstack
Blaze
Bluejacket
Bond Brothers
Bold Monk
Branch & Blade
Branch & Bone
Burial
Creature Comforts
Crooked Run
Dancing Gnome
Divine Barrel
DSSOLVR
Folksbier
Halfway Crooks
Heist
Jackie O’s
Lowercase brewing
Magnanimous
Mocama
Mountains Walking
Perennial
Pontoon
OddBreed
Resident Culuture
Salud Cerveceria
Schilling
Tabol
Thinman
Three Taverns
Trophy
Twin Elephant
Wheatland Springs
Widowmaker
Wild Heaven
Wooden Robot
Wrecking Bar
Zebulon
Zillicoah

2021 AFFPS ANNOUNCES SPRING AND SUMMER FESTIVAL LINE-UP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/2/21

2021 AFFPS Festival Lineup

Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival — May 15-16, 2021

Duluth Spring Arts Festival — May 22-23. 2021

Spring Festival on Ponce — June 5-6. 2021

Roswell Spring Arts Festival — June 12-13. 2021

Piedmont Park Arts Festival — August 21-22, 2021

Chastain Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
To kick off the spring festival season, on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16, 2021, the annual Chastain Spring Arts & Crafts Festival presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces returns to Chastain Park. Celebrating its 12th year, the award-winning event will feature 175 artists and artisans painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers, and more. Festival-goers are also invited to enjoy live acoustic music, an array of bites and beverages including fare from local food trucks, and take advantage of a fun-filled children’s area. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit http://chastainparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.
Duluth Spring Arts Festival
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the fourth annual Duluth Arts Festival on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day festival will be held in the fun, vibrant, and culturally diverse City of Duluth; recognized as one of the fastest-growing communities in the North Atlanta region and home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities. Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature more than 85 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers, and more. Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks, live acoustic music, dance performances, and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information about the festival, visit http://www.duluthartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.
Spring Festival on Ponce
The ninth annual Spring Festival on Ponce will be held on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park. The sister festival to the Fall Festival on Ponce (October 9 and 10, 2021), the Spring Festival on Ponce will transform the park, which was carefully restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of budding spring foliage. The two-day event will feature over 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr. In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children’s area, gourmet food trucks, beverages and a stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit http://festivalonponce.com/ or www.affps.com.
Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is delighted to announce the return of the Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, 2021. Located in Historic Roswell, the two-day outdoor event celebrates the city’s rich history and features approximately 100 artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers, and more. Event-goers are also invited to dive into bites from gourmet food trucks, enjoy live acoustic music and artist demonstrations along with entertaining music and dance performances. Free to the public, the event is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit www.roswellartfestival.com or www.affps.com.
Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns to the heart of Midtown Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, 2021. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces in picturesque Piedmont Park, the 10th annual festival will feature approximately 250 artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. Festival enthusiasts are also invited to enjoy live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and a variety of festival food and drink. Free to the public, the event is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit piedmontparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

ANNOUNCING THE 2021 EAT DRINK RELAX EVENT SCHEDULE – ATLANTA AND NE!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/24/21

Coming to a city near you!

We are excited to announce the 2021 Drink Eat Relax Events Schedule!  The Pandemic has presented many challenges over the past year and we are optimistic and excited about getting back to producing events for our guests.

2021 Schedule

Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festivals:                                                   

www.beerandbourbon.com                                    

  Tysons, VA – May 22                                                                                 

  Richmond, VA – June 12                                                                                                                

  Tampa, FL – June 19                                                            

  Charlotte, NC  – July 24                                                                                                                                                   

  Brooklyn, NY – July 31 & August 1                                             

  Cary, NC – September 10 & 11                                        

  Atlanta, GA – September 18

  Timonium, MD – October 29 & 30                                   

  Wilmington, NC –  November 13  

Wine & Food Festivals:

Vintage Virginia Wine & Food – June 5

www.vintagevirginia.com

Wine & Food Festivals Continued:

www.uncorkthefun.com

   Baltimore, MD – August 7

   National Harbor, DC – September 25 & 26   

   Charlotte, NC – October 2                                                   

Tacos ‘N Taps Festivals:

www.tacosntaps.com

  Raleigh, NC (previously Cary) – June 26

  Baltimore, MD – August 21

Chesapeake Crab Wine & Beer Festivals:                                                  

www.crabwinebeer.com

  Baltimore, MD – August 7                                                 

  National Harbor, DC – August 14 

Das Best Oktoberfest – October 16            

www.mdoktoberfest.com

A Portion of All Proceeds Benefit:

The Spirit of HopeChildren’s Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization formed and operated for the purpose of providing support and promoting education for children and adults with a mental or physical disability.

For more information on purchasing tickets for any of the 2021 Drink Eat Relax Events, please visit www.drinkeatrelax.com or call 800-830-3976.

NATIONALLY-TOURING SELTZERLAND COMING TO ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/5/21

Saturday, April 3rd

Fox Creek Golf Club

Cannonball Productions will hit the fairways for their safely socially distanced, nationally-touring hard seltzer celebration like no other, called Seltzerland. Attendees are invited to leisurely walk the course while safely sampling from 50+ flavors of hard seltzer on Saturday, April 3rd at the picturesque Fox Creek Golf Club (1501 Windy Hill Road) in the Greater Atlanta area of Smyrna, with no actual golfing involved. Tickets for this can’t miss event begin at $29, are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting www.seltzerland.com.

Seltzerland debuted at Chicago’s Cog Hill Golf Club on August 2020, before heading to golf courses in Minneapolis, Denver, Tampa, and Dallas. All five events sold out and ticket holders enjoyed a day packed with brands big and small like White Claw, Bud Light Seltzer, Bon V!V, and Cutwater Spirits. Seltzerland’s 2021 tour will include stops in Austin, Scottsdale, Tampa and now Atlanta for the first time.

Guests are able to socially distance in groups of 20 or less and spread out across each course’s fairways. The best hard seltzer brands in the land — from iconic national brands, to beloved local companies — will be on-site offering a variety of beverage samplings, and HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Bacon will provide mouthwatering brunch bites.

“These past 11 months have been incredibly trying, and one thing we know is that everyone needs something to look forward to, now more than ever. As the weather became nicer, I, as a consumer, just wanted to get outside and have a drink with my friends while being safe. What better place to do that than on an open, outdoor, sprawling, and gorgeous golf course? With courses around the country open to the public and tee times available to manage check-in, it is
the safest venue and structure for in-person events. We know this experience will provide a safe opportunity to have some much-needed fun and we’re so excited to bring Seltzerland to life,” said Cannonball Productions CEO & Founder Kate Levenstien.

Safety is a primary focus of this event. Here are some of the precautions attendees can expect:
● Vendors and staff must wear protective gloves and regularly hand-wash. The public is also encouraged to wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, and wear a face mask while not sampling.
● Attendees within different time slots must maintain at least six feet of space between each other, and vendors will also be spaced out accordingly to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
● Restrooms will have a devoted porter to regularly clean in between uses.

When purchasing tickets online, attendees will sign up for a “tee-time”, which is available every 10 minutes, for a group of 20 or less for this 2.5-hour experience. There are two ways to experience Seltzerland with General Admission and VIP tickets offered. General Admission tickets begin at $29 and VIP tickets start at $49. VIP ticket holders will kick off the event with premier timeslots, a full-sized can of hard seltzer, a specialty cocktail, and complimentary food.
For tickets and more information, visit https://www.seltzerland.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seltzerland/ Instagram: @seltzer_land

Ticketing inquiries can be directed to hello@cannonballproductions.com.

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 LINEUP FOR 2021 EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/20

Lineup to Feature: Illenium, Kaskade, Gryffin, Fisher, Adventure Club B2B (TBA), Black Tiger Sex Machine, Champagne Drip, Ghastly, Joyride, Malaa, Shpongle Droid (Simon Posford Live, featuring Android Jones), Subtronics, and over 40 more artists.
 
Seventh Annual Event to Take Place at Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, September 17 – 19, 2021
Following the difficult decision to postpone the seventh edition of Imagine Music Festival for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers are excited to share the first phase of the lineup for the festival’s return September 17 – 19, 2021. Earlier this year, the festival also revealed the big news that it would be moving locations to the scenic woodlands of the Bouckaert Farm in the City of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. A move that carried Imagine into a new chapter and creates endless potential for a more immersive experience shaped by nature. Given the current climate of the world, organizers are keeping positive and using the extended timeline to expand the production and create an even more spectacular show with some epic sets that will have fans buzzing all year long.
Loaded with massive B2B sets and record label takeovers, the phase 1 lineup for 2021 includes Illenium; Kaskade; Gryffin; 3LAU; Adventure Club B2B (TBA); Black Tiger Sex Machine, Blunts & Blondes, Carnage B2B Borgore; CharlestheFirst; Clozee; Dabin; Ghost Rydr (Ghastly B2B Joyride); Kayzo B2B Subtronics; Liquid Stranger; Peekaboo; Shpongle Droid (Simon Posford Live, featuring Android Jones); Virtual Riot B2B Barely Alive. The Disco Inferno stage will feature Fisher with the Catch & Release Takeover and including Lee Foss; Malaa; Shiba San; Walker & Royce; Noizu; Sidepierce; SNBRN; VNSSA; Dillon Nathaniel; Deeper Purpose; LP Giobbi, and Westend. The Wakaan Takeover will feature Liquid Stranger; Champagne Drip B2B Luzcid; Shlump; G-Rex; Sully, and a Wakaan Family B2B set. Other artists joining the Imagine lineup: Abelation; Blackgummy; Brondo; Corrupt UK; Default; Dieselboy; Dion Timmer; Eddie Gold; Joyce Muniz; Kaivon; Laser Assassins; Leah Culver; Lick, No Mana; Of the Trees, Reaper, and TSHA. More artists will be announced in the coming months.
Also returning in 2021 is an even bigger Imagine Festival Daytime Pool Party where Kaskade will heat up the decks for fans as part of his second set of the festival.
“The diversity and special B2Bs make this one of the most exciting lineups to date. Although we are all saddened we have to wait until 2021 for the experience, this announcement brings chills of excitement for the moment we are back together again. Stay tuned, there is so much more to come,” says Imagine Festival co-founder, Glenn Goodhand.
3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $189, before fees. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, commemorative VIP wristband, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $289 for a 3-day pass, before fees. 4-pack bundles and camping options are also available. Payment plans are back on sale and extended to 4 low monthly payments starting at $29.99 down. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.
Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Fans can stay connected for updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

OUTRUN BREWING COMPANY HOSTS SPAM FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/27/20

Friday, July 31 5pm – 9pm

Outrun Brewing Company

July 31st is National SPAM® Day! From musubi to fries, SPAM® has been a delicious influence in cuisine all over the world.

Celebrate with our hosts, Outrun Brewing Company and local chefs Seoul Chikin, adobo_atl, Foodcation Forever, KETTLE BLACK, Chef Lino Yi, Mighty Hans + more as we each cook up a dish featuring SPAM® with a special raffle held by Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)!

This event will be held outdoors with social distancing in place. All staff will be wearing masks & gloves, and vendors will only be doing contactless payments and take-out. More details to come!

*Hormel Foods has granted us (Outrun Brewery and Spam Fest participants) special permission to use the SPAM® logo & trademark.

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL CONFIRMS NEW LOCATION FOR 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/19/20

Seventh Annual Event to Take Place at Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, September 18 – 20, 2020
 
Special Personal Message from Founders Included
After swirling rumors and much speculation, the southeast’s biggest and most immersive electronic dance music festival has officially announced that it will yet again be enhancing the fan experience- this time with a move to Bouckaert Farm in the City of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Faced with increased limitations with its previous venue, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Imagine decided that it had to explore other options to take the festival into its next chapter and create an experience in line with the original vision of the aquatic fairytale. The site which has played host to such marquee events as The Echo Project, CounterPoint Music Festival, and TomorrowWorld will host the seventh annual Imagine Music Festival September 18 – 20, 2020. A rich history with the electronic music community, the site’s beauty and natural setting was an obvious choice when planning 2020.
 
With the current climate presenting festival organizers across the globe with the difficult decision to reschedule or postpone their events, Imagine has decided to move forward with pulling together details, all while keeping fan, artist, and staff safety paramount.
 
“While we wanted to be sensitive to the stresses that everyone is facing with COVID-19, we also wanted Imagine to be a positive light through the barrage negative news,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. “After much deliberation, we are ready to make a positive change that will usher Imagine Festival into the next chapter and will give our guest something to look forward to,
 
 
3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $169, before fees. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, commemorative VIP wristband, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $269 for a 3-day pass, before fees. 4-pack bundles and camping options are also available. Payment plans are still available for a limited time. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.
Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Fans can stay connected for updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

Atlanta Brunch Fest 2020

Date: Saturday, March 7th

Time:  Noon

About: The 5th annual Atlanta Brunch Fest will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 12-4pm, with Early Entry ticket holders entering at 11am. Over 60 restaurants will be participating in the event (10 more than last year!) and they will all bring their tastiest brunch items for the crowd to sample. Samples will all be priced at $3 and paid directly to the vendors. There will be Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, Brunch Punch, as well as a selection of beer, wine, cider and hard seltzer to choose from. A live band and everyone’s favorite DJ Q-Tip will get the crowd moving. The list of restaurants and menu items are continuously being added to the website. Early Entry tickets include all of your drinks and four food tickets to be used for any food vendor sample. (Tickets must be used between 11am and 1pm.) Cost: $65; $70 after Feb 27th, $80 day of. Bottomless Drink tickets include all of your drinks. (No food included.) Cost: $45; $50 after Feb 27th; $60 day of.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/atlanta-brunch-festival-2020/