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GEORGIA FESTIVAL OF TREES 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/7/22

GEORGIA FESTIVAL OF TREES PRESENTED BY ATLANTA GAS LIGHT KICKS OFF
CHRISTMAS IN ATLANTA WITH PREMIER HOLIDAY EVENT


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


Georgia Festival of Trees presented by Atlanta Gas Light will kick off the holiday season with an eight-day festival Saturday, Nov. 19-Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Georgia World Congress Center that features a dazzling display of Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces and nativities for auction, live music and entertainment, a gingerbread contest, Christmas brick challenge, kids’ activities and games, boutique gift shops, food carts and more.


As one of the first holiday events of the season in Atlanta, proceeds from the event and holiday tree sales will benefit Wellspring Living, a local nonprofit organization that supports and serves survivors of human trafficking in metro Atlanta. The festival remains true to its aim to strengthen the community through charitable engagement and holiday spirit. Georgia Festival of Trees

President and CEO Angie Ulibarri says she is thrilled for the exciting new additions to this year’s festival. “It’s an honor to officially kick off the Christmas season in Atlanta through the Georgia Festival of Trees,” said Ulibarri. “We want this event to unify the community, spread joy and light, and continue to be a memorable experience for families in Atlanta, which is why we’ve added a few new experiences this year. The Christmas brick challenge and gingerbread contest are just two more ways families can connect with each other at the Georgia Festival of Trees while celebrating the season and giving back to those in need.”


Each tree, wreath, centerpiece and nativity at the festival is designed, decorated and donated by individuals and organizations in metro Atlanta, providing a variety of options for those looking to take home holiday decor. Small trees five feet or less can be picked up at the festival on Nov. 27 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Nov. 28 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Large trees six feet or higher will be delivered and set up at the buyer’s home or office on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29.

This year’s Georgia Festival of Trees presenting sponsor is Atlanta Gas Light who provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas delivery service to approximately 1.7 million customers in Georgia. “Atlanta Gas Light is proud to partner with Georgia Festival of Trees to support the critical mission of Wellspring Living for the second consecutive year,” said Atlanta Gas Light President and CEO Pedro Cherry. “Because of the nature of our business, our employees are in a unique position to help identify suspected human trafficking and assist authorities. This event allows us to help spread holiday cheer while fueling change in the communities we serve.”


Wellspring Living provides specialized recovery services for domestic sex trafficking survivors and those at risk through residential and community-based programs. These programs provide therapeutic services, life training skills, professional development and other resources to provide a path to a successful life. “There is no cookie cutter example of trafficking or exploitation since each individual we serve has their own story and a unique set of needs,” said Mary Frances Bowley, executive director of Wellspring Living. “It’s our focus to meet survivors where they are and create a safe place for
them to heal and thrive.”

Georgia Festival of Trees is sponsored by Atlanta Gas Light, Elavon, Amerimed, Well Care, Ambetter Health, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, doTERRA and many more. Tickets to the Georgia Festival of Trees start at $12.95 for children ages 4-12 and $17.95 for adults. 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.

ATLANTA BOURBON FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/22

Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts

Atlanta Bourbon Festival
November 19, 2022, 2pm-5pm, VIP 1pm
Guardian Works

Enjoy 50+ bourbon and whiskey options, cocktails, wine & beer, and live music.

General Admission Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir tasting glass and all of your drinks; food will cost extra. $55 advance, $60 after Nov. 10, $70 day of event. First 250 just $45.

VIP tickets will include early entry at 1pm, 15+ VIP only bourbons, souvenir tasting glass, and all of your drinks; finger food will be included until 3pm. $99 advance, $109 after Nov. 10, not available day of. First 100 just $85.

Tickets here.

THIRD ANNUAL DÍA DE MUERTOS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/22

Celebrating the Day of the Dead With Live Entertainment, Mexican Cuisine, a Tequila and Margarita Tasting, Costume Contest and More

Saturday, October 29, 2022 From 2 p.m to 8 p.m.

For the third year, Día de Muertos Festival will return to the grounds of Roswell City Hall for a lively afternoon and evening filled with fun, community spirit, remembrance, food, beverages, live entertainment and much more. Welcoming all ages and free to attend, the event will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is presented by the City of Roswell in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico. 

Celebrating the vibrant and beloved Mexican tradition, festivalgoers are invited to enjoy Aztec dancers, an Oaxaca group, and a mariachi band along with free candy sugar skull face painting and an array of Mexican cuisine from authentic tamales to savory empanadas.  For those ages 21 and up, a tequila and margarita tasting experience showcasing the unique flavors Mexico will be available for $35. Tequila lovers will receive eight tokens that can be used to taste any combination of six types of specialty margaritas and four types of tequila.  At 5 p.m., attendees wearing their best Day of the Dead costumes can compete in the Catrina and Catrin costume contest for their chance to win cash prizes. The festival will also have an ofrenda, a traditional altar honoring friends and family that have passed, for guests that would like to bring a small memento or photo of a loved one.

For more information about the third annual Día de Muertos Festival, to register for the costume contents, and to purchase tickets to the tequila and margarita tasting, visit www.RoswellGov.com/DayoftheDead.      

TASTE OF ATLANTA PRESENTS GRAND TASTING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/29/22

Grand Tasting Takes Over the Epicurean Atlanta Hotel for Epic Foodie Fête

Thursday, October 22 6-10pm

Epicurean Hotel


Fans of fabulous food and drink can indulge their appetites for both at Taste of Atlanta’s Grand Tasting—an all-new signature tasting event featuring Atlanta’s best restaurants on Thursday, Oct. 20. The Epicurean Atlanta Hotel, an impressive new food-focused destination in Midtown, will serve as the backdrop for the tasting experience. Eat, drink, be merry and enjoy the all-star lineup of local chefs, top restaurants, beer, wine and spirits brands—with a variety of all-you-can-eat bites, an abundance of unlimited beer, wine, and cocktail tasting options, along with culinary theatre programming and live entertainment throughout the evening.

GRAND TASTING HIGHLIGHTS

● Taste unlimited delicious bites from Atlanta’s best restaurants
● Discover new restaurants and revisit the many neighborhood favorites
● Sample dozens of cool cocktails, wines and beers
● Meet top chefs up close and personal
● Culinary Theatre Programming
● Live music by Lilac Wine, The Mad Violinist and other special entertainment
● Vote for the “best taste” of the evening from your favorite restaurant

Tickets to Taste of Atlanta’s Grand Tasting are now available and can be purchased at
Grand Tasting | Taste of Atlanta.

GRAND TASTING TICKET OPTIONS

VIP TICKET: $150 (plus tax and fees)
● Entry 6:00pm – 10:00pm
● Complimentary Valet Parking
● Complimentary Glass
● Opportunity to Attend Exclusive Cocktail Reception
● Exclusive Access to Culinary Theatre programming
● VIP Goodie Bag for the first 50 ticket buyers
● Unlimited Food & Beverage Tastings
● Meet the Chefs Up Close and Personal
● Special Live Entertainment
● Limited VIP Tickets Available


GENERAL ADMISSION: $100 (plus tax and fees)
● Entry 7:00pm – 10:00pm
● Complimentary Glass
● Unlimited Food & Beverage Tastings
● Meet the Chefs Up Close and Personal
● Special Live Entertainment
● Limited General Admission Tickets Available


ABOUT GRAND TASTING
Taste of Atlanta celebrates 21 years as the city’s most anticipated annual food and beverage festival showcasing the best “tastes” our local restaurant chefs have to offer. This year’s Grand Tasting event will reintroduce many favorite restaurants and renowned chefs who have participated over the past 20 years as well as some amazing newbies who will offer their most craveable dishes paired with bottomless wine, beer and cocktail tastes and live music. The Grand Tasting will be one night only from 6-10pm with a scrumptious epicurean experience for 21 and older presented by Taste of Atlanta. For tickets and additional information, visit Grand Tasting | Taste of Atlanta. Location: The Epicurean Hotel Atlanta, 1117 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL FALL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/26/22

Pratt Pullman, Saturday, October 22nd 12-4pm

Tickets: Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival

Experience Over 50 Varieties of Wine, Craft Beer, and Spirit Tastings 

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Atlanta, GA (September 29, 2022) Uncorked Atlanta, the city’s premier wine tasting experience, is returning to Pullman Yards on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dive into over 50 varieties of wine and craft beer tastings along with live music, wine-themed activations, and much more.

With a branded sampling glass in hand, Uncorked attendees are invited to explore a diverse selection of wines, from whites to reds, chardonnay to cabernet; vino fans can stick to their signature favorites or try them all. In addition to wine, crisp craft beers and cocktails will be available to sip on or as a means to “cleanse the palate” throughout the day. 

Uncorked Atlanta Video 

Sponsored by Lidi Groceries, Uncorked will feature a range of music by Power 96.1’s DJ MiKeith to help set the tone for the dance floor, as well as an appearance by hip-hop legend Fabo of Atlanta rap artists D4L. For those who don’t want to take it to the dance floor, games like Jenga, giant Connect 4, and cornhole are up for grabs. Food for purchase will also be available to help maintain that base and keep the party going.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.uncorkedatlanta.com. General admission tickets are $50 and come with a souvenir Uncorked Atlanta tasting glass. VIP tickets are available for $150 and include one-hour early admission (11 a.m.), upgraded souvenir glass, and 45-minute guided pairing class (12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. time slots based on availability). Additionally, couples tickets are available at a discounted rate for general admission ($90 per couple) and VIP ($190 per couple). Lastly, for those who have an especially good time and do not wish to use a ride-share option, designated driver tickets are available for $10. 

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival is in Pullman Yards at 225 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA 30317. For more information, including volunteer, vendor, and sponsor opportunities, visit www.uncorkedatlanta.com

GA Tickets Include:

Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music
Food Available for Purchase

$50, prices will increase.


VIP Package

1 hour early admission (11:00am)
Upgraded Souvenir Glass
45 Minute guided pairing class (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm )
Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music


VIP Pricing:
$95 – $120, prices increase as get closer.

DECATUR BEER FESTIVAL REEMERGES AS SUDS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/16/22

Saturday, October 15

(Simply Us Doing Our Share)
Saturday, October 15 at Legacy ParkA Decatur Backyard Beer Experience
70+ Craft Beers, Quality Eats, Rockin’ Live Tunes100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Legacy Park 
The well-known, twenty-plus year-old Decatur Beer Festival has been on hiatus for two years due to the pandemic. But wait no more! This fall, the beer-centric community event will reemerge on Saturday, October 15, as SUDs–Simply Us Doing Our Share–a new, Decatur-based nonprofit organized by the same gentlemen who crafted Decatur Beer Festival–Dave Blanchard, Tom Moore, and Mike Gallagher, known for Brick Store PubLEON’s Full ServiceGood Word BrewingGiving Kitchen, and now SUDS. All proceeds raised from SUDS 2022 will be donated to those organizations located at Legacy Park, conveniently located on the southeastern side of Decatur, just 1.3 miles from downtown–the new home of SUDs 2022.

Mike Gallagher shared, “We look at 2022 as a reintroduction year for various reasons. First, our family and I used our downtime over the last two years to do some deep critical thinking about how we could bring back our beloved beer festival in a stronger and “better” way than before. Think of SUDS as a reimagined  beer festival with a more strategic focus on the approach–a new way to give back to those who are the backbone of our Decatur home. We have rebranded and found a new spot to call home at Legacy Park so, we are ready to crush the craft beer list and raise the bar regarding nonprofit awareness!”

SUDS tickets were offered pre-sale to long-time guests of the Decatur Beer Festival, and today, they are on sale to the general public.Tickets are $60 until midnight on September 14. After that, ticket prices will increase to $65 on September 15. This 21+ and up event will include a SUDS beer glass, unlimited sips from over 70 craft beer makers, and tunes from Blacktop Rockets, Penelope Road and Bogey, and The Viceroy, who will turn it up on an Amplify sound stage. Tons of sipping and rocking while guests visit various booths to learn about the surrounding organizations that focus on everything from growing organic vegetables, to raising kids with art and music, and how the community can support the houseless population.

Fine food by Terry Koval of The Deer and The Dove, Shay Lavi of Nur Kitchen, and Third Space will be available throughout the day. 
Over 1.6 million dollars from the Decatur Beer Festival’s twenty-year run was previously donated to various nonprofits. SUDS will highlight donating to the more than two-dozen organizations and nonprofits at Legacy Park in 2022.

About SUDs–Simply Us Doing Our Share
A Decatur backyard beer experienceSUDS was created by three crafty gentlemen, Dave Blanchard, Tom Moore, and Mike Gallagher, from Brick Store Pub, who had downtime on their hands during the 2020 pandemic, so they used their time wisely to reinvigorate the uber-successful Decatur Beer Festival, and SUDs was born. 100% of SUDS 2022 ticket proceeds will be donated to help support a variety of the nonprofits located at Legacy Park–the 2022 SUDs location. If proceeds allow, SUDS can additionally support other local nonprofits via an RFP for grants following the festival’s first year. The SUDS team is a locally supportive, community-involved, entire service festival. Join us on Saturday, October 15, 2022 Noon to 4:00 pm.

ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES FALL FESTIVALS 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/12/22

Fall Into Fall Festivals With The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces

Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival (September 24-25)

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival (October 1-2)

Fall Festival on Ponce (October 8-9)

Chastain Park Arts Festival (November 5-6)

Shop, Sip and Stroll at The Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival

Celebratethe official start to the fall season during the Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival on Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform the beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers will have the opportunity to shop, view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks with healthy alternatives and beverages for all tastes. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com or  www.affps.com.  

Free Fall Fun at The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the return of the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day festival will once again be held in Atlanta’s picturesque Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. With an expansive artist market winding throughout the park, festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items that are all available for purchase. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, and much more. The Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit  www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

Enjoy the Season at Fall Festival on Ponce 
Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the Fall Festival on Ponce will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic Olmsted Linear Park.  The two-day festival will feature 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts along with folk and outsider art.  While taking in the  beautiful fall foliage and charming park, festival goers are invited to enjoy local food trucks, beverages, a children’s play area, live, acoustic music and much more.  The event is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit www.festivalonponce.com or www.affps.com

Chastain Park Arts Festival Returns This November

Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 6, 2022 rom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the award-winning, two-day festival will feature more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Event goers are also invited to enjoy a children’s area, view artist demonstrations, listen to live acoustic music, participate in hands-on activities, and explore a variety of offerings from food trucks and vendors. Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit  www.chastainparkartsfestival.com and www.affps.com

OKTOBERFEST ATLANTA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/12/22

Oktoberfest Atlanta is taking over Historic Old Fourth Ward Skatepark from September 30th, 2022 – October 2nd, 2022!

Waitlist now open: https://www.oktoberfestatl.com/

 Oktoberfest Atlanta is taking over!  Put on your lederhosen and join us for a full weekend of German themed fun at Oktoberfest Atlanta! From September 30th – October 2nd, 2022 enjoy a variety of deliciously cold German beers, craft beer, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities!

Single day and Four day tickets

VIP BIER LOVERS PASS
Single Day Wristband Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
25 oz Glass Beer Stein
(4) 25oz Beer Tickets
Souvenir T-shirt & Sunglasses
Complimentary Catering
Exclusive VIP Zone with Private Restrooms

GENERAL ADMISSION
Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
Souvenir 22 oz Beer Stein
First 22oz Beer included

🎟 www.oktoberfestatl.com 🎟

Music Line Up:
Johnny Koenig
Lynn Marie:
Gluckliches Trio
Alpine Doc
Dj One Nate

Special Activations:
Ceremonial Keg Tapping – Celebrity Keg Tapper TBA
Stein Hoisting
Keg Rolling
Brawt Toss
Pretzel Toss

GATHER ‘ROUND FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 2

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/12/22

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Taste the Soul of the South at the Second Annual Festival, Created to Celebrate
Southern Food, Drink, Music, and Art

                                 

 It’s time to eat, drink and dance your way through Atlanta’s top culinary and drink offerings. Gather ‘round, the food, drink, music, and art festival that debuted last fall, is returning for its second year this September, from Thursday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 2. The four-day festival will be held in Atlanta’s west side at select locations of Lincoln Property Company’s Echo Street West including Westside Motor Lounge, Guardian Works and Guardian Studios, with each day packed with food, drink and culture, and proceeds benefiting organizations Speed Rack and Giving Kitchen.

Founded by Southern Culinary & Creative, Gather ‘round is a 4-day event full of intimate and collaborative food, drink, music, and art experiences. With music having a high seat at the table this year, guests are invited to gather and experience some of the South’s top culinary talent, along with artisans and creators of all kinds, through taste and sound. Proceeds from the weekend will benefit Speed Rack, a bartending competition aimed at empowering women in the bar industry, with funds raised being given to Giving Kitchen, the non-profit partner that provides emergency assistance for food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources, on their behalf.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring back Gather ‘round to the Atlanta community this year,” said Elizabeth Feichter, co-founder of Southern Culinary & Creative. “We’ve worked closely with the South’s most creative culinary talent to put together a delicious weekend attendees will be talking about for years to come. From experiencing Atlanta’s pop-up culture and tempting your taste buds with Southern brewers while swaying to sounds that define the South to experiencing intimate, curated dinners and dancing the last day away on the Westside at a disco day party, there’s something for everyone. We can’t wait for you to Gather ‘round with us once again.”

Throughout each day, Gather ‘round has curated events that guests are invited to take part in. From the opening party on Thursday to dinners, drink tastings, seminars and music on Friday and Saturday, to the closing disco day party celebration on Sunday, there’s something for every Southern lover. Details on each day are below.

Thursday, Sept. 29: Soul of the South
Held at Guardian Works at Echo Street West from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., this kickoff party is not to be missed. Soul of the South will feature a showcase of Atlanta’s hottest concepts from the pop-up scene curated in partnership with Punk Foodie, a tasting experience with the region’s top breweries, a cocktail and DJ pairing exploring the classic cocktails and musical genres that define the South, and an art exhibition by Guardian Studios also at Echo Street West. With over 35 stations of food and drink, the night will be full of delicious offerings for all. This event is $100 per ticket and includes unlimited food, drink, music, and art, with a full line-up and details here.

Friday, Sept. 30 & Saturday, Oct. 1: Sound & Flavor Dinner Series
A collaborative dinner series blending sound and flavor.

El Ponce’s Cena de Remezclas, (Remix Dinner), held at La Palapa at El Ponce, will be a journey of sound and flavor, with ingredients remixed to highlight tastes that will delight and inspire a delicious evening. This creative, flavorful meal will find you dancing the night away after filling your bellies as you sway to the best of DJ Rasta Root and go on a journey through the rich history of Mexican cuisine, along with a spirits selection curated by local bottle shop Elemental Spirits Co. – Friday, Sept. 30. More details can be found here.

Nicks Westside: Music Meets Food dinner, hosted by Nick Leahy and featuring chefs Duane Nutter of Southern National and Bruce Moffett of Moffett Restaurant Group, will dazzle your taste buds with a curated menu and sounds from each chef’s hometown. The inspired multi-course lineup will showcase their favorite music from the South and will be paired with a cocktail and/or wine selection to compliment the evening. Tickets are $125 per person and all-inclusive. – Friday, Sept. 30. Details and tickets located here.

One Flew the Coop, a dinner hosted by Chef Cedric McCroery (One Flew South) and featuring Chef Demetrius Brown (Heritage Super Club), Chef Allen Suh (One Flew South), and Arield Powell & Ray Samson (Bar Vegan), will take guests on a culinary journey inspired by the Blues music of the Mississippi Delta. The creative Sound + Flavor dinner will offer an immersive food and beverage experience paired with the introspective, soulful blues music that pays homage to the land that brought this passionate and fiery music to life. The interactive evening will kick off with a welcome cocktail and passed bites created by each chef, followed by a four-course, seated menu. Tickets are $125 per person and all-inclusive. – Saturday, Oct. 1. Additional information can be found here.

South Got Something to Say, held at Westside Motor Lounge at Echo Street West, will feature an incredible lineup of award-winning chefs and barkeeps as they create an unforgettable 10-course meal paired with cocktails, wine and beer. With an all-star roster from across the South, including Brittany Anderson of Richmond, VA, Ferrell Alvarez of Tampa, FL, Michael Gulotta of New Orleans, LA, Rebecca Masson of Houston, TX, Erika Moore and Raquel Ravenell of Atlanta, GA, and J’Nai Williamson of New Orleans, LA, the evening will be a living example of the profound influence the South has had on food, drink, music, and culture. Along with the inspired meal, the evenings will celebrate the diverse culture of the South and soundtracks that define it, from jazz, blues, soul, funk, country, and rock and roll. Tickets are $125 per person and all-inclusive. – Saturday, Oct. 1. Additional information here

Saturday, Oct. 1: Behind the Bar
Cocktail lovers unite. Behind the Bar, held at Westside Motor Lounge, includes tastings and technique masterclasses with premium spirit partners and top-shelf talent, including Kellie Thorn, Keyatta Mincey Parker, Lynnette Marrero, Meaghan Dorman, Tiffanie Barriere and more. Six beverage seminars and masterclasses will take place over three sessions. Topics include Cocktails + Confections, Throw It Back Y’all: Retro Cocktails, Get Low to Get Down: Low ABV, Everything That Sparkles: Mixing with Bubbles, The Soulful Spirits of Latin America, and The History of the Cocktail According to Gin. Session intermissions will include additional tasting opportunities, light bites, and shuffleboard and music from the expansive Westside Motor Lounge courtyard. A $125 ticket includes three sessions and is all-inclusive. Find more details here.

Sunday, Oct. 2: Apermoutho: A Disco Day Party
Closing out the Festival will be Apermoutho, an unforgettable disco day party from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Westside Motor Lounge and features the nationally recognized Speed Rack bartending competition. A $100 ticket includes unlimited light bites, Low ABC cocktails, natural wines and light drinking beer and a soulful disco soundtrack. The spectator-friendly Speed Rack competition is one of the most influential and community-connecting programs in the field and is aimed at empowering women in the bar industry. The weekend will come to a close with the crowning of the Atlanta bartender champ on this first of four regional tour stops. To purchase tickets, visit here.

Gather ‘round presenting sponsors are PNC and Lincoln Property Co., with many more organizations also sponsoring. For more details and tickets for this unforgettable weekend, head here. Interviews and photography are available upon request.

CELEBRATE FALL AT THE BUCKHEAD FINE ARTS FESTIVAL 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/5/22

Free Two-Day Arts Festival Featuring More Than 100 Artists, Live Acoustic Music, Food Trucks and More  

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2022 

 It’s official, fall festival season has arrived, which means the return of the Buckhead Fine Arts Festival. The two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers are invited to shop, sip and stroll, while enjoying artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, beverages and food trucks and more. Free to the public, the festival is rain or shine, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit www.buckheadartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.