Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/22
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/27/22
Turning into Fox Hall Resort, carefully manicured, lush, green grass spreads out before you as the brown picked fence rolls by the car window. The sweeping Fox Hall Resort was the beautiful backdrop for this year’s Lost Art Music Festival. The festival sits on one of the many green spaces, just steps from the VIP cabin, and just down the road from the main club house with amenities like a bar, restaurant, and infinity pool that looks like it is falling into the lake behind it. Back down the road, Lost Art Music Festival’s sounds fill the air with warmth, Americana, folk, big band, rock, 90s sound, country, and everything in between. Grab a shady spot, comfy chair, and stay awhile.
The first thing we got into was The Lone Bellow BBQ and Wild Heaven Beer Pairing Inner Circle Artist Experience. This is what makes Lost Art Music Festival truly special are the up-close and personal experiences you can get with your favorite bands and brands. This one paired three Wild Heaven Beers with BBQ from Chef Mike Lasage (of Drunk & Lucky Social Club). The pairings were Euro-Style Pilsner paired with the Fresh, Herb Salad, Garden Beer Season 9 Saison paired with charred corn, and Kersenrood Barrel-aged Flanders Red Ale with Ki Ten Dang Thai Style BBQ’D Chicken Drums. They were all great, the Pilsner is dry and goes with the lemongrass in the salad, the charred corn’s earthiness goes with the mellow Saison, while the vinegary, tart Kersenrood paired with the spicy, savory of the sauce on the chicken. The chicken itself was tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked, phenomenal! The Kersenrood is a new beer by Wild Heaven not yet available in the tap room, so that was a treat. Even though it said “red ale” it drank more like a funky sour with tons of balsamic vinegar on the back of the throat. Worth mentioning is the best quote from the pairing, “Saison is the duct tape of the beer world,” Mike Lasage.
Then, The Lone Bellow came in casually and played a few songs like Georgia Wheel. They are a band out of Nashville with roots from Georgia, Zach Williams is from Acworth, Brian Elmquist is from Sanderson, GA and Kanene Pipkin is from Virginia. Their sound is truly Americana with hints of country and rock, but this was an acoustic set with heart. At the end, they stuck around to chat with experience goers, take pictures, and answer questions. They are some of the nicest, down-to-earth people!
Lost Art Music Festival also has a stellar VIP experience! We beat the heat with an air-conditioned cabin full of tables to relax and came with three drinks to enjoy during the festival. They also had indoor, air-conditioned bathrooms which were much needed on the hot day. Outside, they had a beautiful, covered porch with rocking chairs, great for sitting in the shade and listening to the music below. On the side, the cabin had a large stone deck with tables and a fireplace. Plus, down near the stage, they had a covered VIP area that was slightly raised and gave us a great view over the crowd.
We also enjoyed several acts on the main stage like Rayland Baxter, Southern Avenue, and of course our new friends, The Lone Bellow. First up was Southern Avenue, they were a large band with everything from an amazing guitar and drummer to fun singer! They were a mix of funk, jazz, rock, and all came together with all types of instruments to create a big band sound. We must give a shout out to the amazing drummer who impressed us with her skill!
Next up was The Lone Bellow. We witness their acoustic set in the artist experience but with the entire band that includes drums and plug-in acoustic guitar, they were a mix of country, rock, with lots of drum and guitar to round out the songs. All three main members of the band take turns singing and write their own music. Each of them had their own specific style and personality, which made it fun to watch. There’s something for everyone to like about them.
Finally, was Rayland Baxter. Dressed in a plain white t-shirt, he started out country, switched to rock, and back and forth. Something that we really liked about Rayland Baxter and his band was the 90s grungy reverb on some of the songs. We’re big early 90’s rock fans and enjoyed every minute of it.
As the sun went behind the trees, the stage fell into the shadow. The lights coming from the stage could be seen brighter and swirled around the ground on the people standing up front. A coolness came over the green. That’s it for this year’s Lost Art. See you next year!
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/22/22
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/9/22
The faint sound of music in the distance moves through the air and beats in harmony with the swaying trees. You’re mesmerized. Laughter can be heard as you near the gates as throngs of people weave in-and-out of the lines to get in to see where the sound is coming. On either side of you, artists have lined up with their clothing, artwork, wares, and even vinyl to woo you into buying before the show. That’s when you come into an open clearing where you finally come face-to-face with the sound, It’s Candler Park Music Festival.
As you bob through the crowd, children play on small blankets, while there’s an older gentleman nodding his head, and to his left a beautiful woman sways to-and-fro as the beats move her. The lights from the stage create strange patterns on the ground, a dance of blue, red, and green. In the VIP area, the audience crowds the sky deck to get a view of all the fun below or sit at round, white tables in the shade. But the photo pit is the sweet spot. Sandwiched between the artist and the fan, you see the electricity, the love, the desire for both to walk away with smiles on their faces after a good show. There’s nothing like it!
Candler Music Festival has been around a while, so the ease of getting in and enjoyment is high here. While we were there, we saw two great acts, Yonder Mountain String Band and the electric Grace Potter. These acts couldn’t be more different. Yonder Mountain String Band is a country and bluegrass band that remained mostly acoustic with fiddles, bass, acoustic guitars, banjos, that harmonize so well together. They take turns singing and each member brings their own style and flair to the band.
Then there is Grace Potter. Someone we’ve never seen but heard of in the past, and we were blown away by her energy, her pizzazz for her music, and electricity around her. You could tell she loved it all! One part rock, other pop with some country mixed in, this singer songwriter has a little bit for everyone. She plays the piano, the guitar, and even if you don’t think you’ll enjoy her music or her genre, the show itself is worth the ticket. It’s high energy, fun, and keeps you dancing the entire night. We’d love to see her again just to see what she does next.
Whether you’re into rock, country, jam, Candler Park Music Festival has it all. Browse the artist market, check out the food and drink vendors, buy some vinyl or a t-shirt, hang out on the lawn, try a Scofflaw, or if you’re VIP make sure to take a trip up to the Skydeck! See you next year!
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/22
German Bierfest is BACK for its 19th year!
Link to tickets here.
Join us on Saturday, August 20th for the next edition of German Bierfest at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark in the City of Atlanta. From 1:00pm – 6:00pm enjoy complimentary German Bier and Wine tastings (over 50 varieties), authentic music performances, and fun bier themed activations.
Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up authentic cuisine such as bratwurst, döners, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more!
GA Tickets Include:
Souvenir German Bier Fest Tasting Glass
Complimentary German Bier and Wine Sampling (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music
Food Available for Purchase
VIP Ticket Packages available with MORE perks included!
- 1 hour early admission (12:00pm)
- Souvenir German Bier Fest Tasting Glass
- Additional Limited Edition Souvenir Glass
- Private Restrooms
- Complimentary Catering
- German Bierfest Souvenir Shirt
- Specialty Access Biers
- German Bier Tasting Sessions
- Complimentary German Bier and Wine Tastings (50+ varieties)
- DJ and Music
Tickets are $54 for GA and $110 for VIP.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/22
September 30 – October 2 at Cloverleaf Farm
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/22
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/22
Ticketed Event to Raise Funds for School Fruit Orchard
Thursday, June 2nd
Esat Atlanta Village Farmers Market
Urban fruit grower Fruit Forward Orchards and holistic wellness counseling service Real Connections will be hosting the Second Annual Serviceberry Festival in Atlanta on Thursday, June 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The ticketed event will take place in conjunction with the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, at 572 Stokeswood Avenue SE in Atlanta.
“The festival celebrates all things serviceberry, also known in Georgia as juneberries,” said festival co-founder Robby Astrove, a dedicated forager who is also manager of the Davidson- Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve in east DeKalb County. “Attendees can enjoy these native wild berries in any number of tasty ways, from serviceberry jam to serviceberry popsicles to
Six local chefs and three mixologists will create serviceberry-themed menu items at the event, Nand attendees can also try wellness products and services using the fruit, including serviceberry facials and hand massages. World beats will be provided by DJ Santiago during the festival. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their shopping baskets to visit the East Atlanta Farmers Market, which is adjacent to the festival.
Serviceberry Festival general admission tickets are $35 a person, and can be purchased in advance or onsite at the event. Entry fee includes ten tokens which can be used for food,
beverage and wellness services. Limited edition VIP tickets are available for purchase at the event; these tickets include all the benefits of the regular tickets but also include entry into the special “Juneberry Lounge,” with service by a dedicated bartender and exclusive GOAP serviceberry popsicles and picnic-style lounge seating.
The Second Annual Serviceberry Festival is sponsored by The Rounds and SoulShine Schools. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the creation of a serviceberry orchard at an Atlanta public school, to be planted in fall 2022 with free access to the general public. For more information, visit the event website.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/22
21+ Food Festival– Midnight Market to Pop-Up in Atlanta June 2022
June 10-11 5pm-11:59pm
Atlantic Station– Pinnacle Lot
Midnight Market is an All Night Happy Hour for Foodies who love to eat, drink, & dance! Originally from NYC, the 21+ food fest will be popping up at Atlantic Station for two nights- June 10 & June 11. Atlanta is the first stop of their national tour of experiential 21 and over food festivals. Midnight Market brings together the fun of a night out with the deliciousness of a food festival. It is more than just a typical street fair, it’s a foodie nightlife event complete with DJ entertainment, activities, and a cocktail bar. In celebration of the Atlanta debut there will also be a roller skating rink on-site along with a pop-up artisan market experience.
Guests will be able to buy foods from local favorite vendors such as Adobo (Filipino American Cooking), NYC’s favorite vendor, Mozzarepas (Colombian sweet arepas), the Tillamook Ice Cream Truck, and so many more! There will also be pop-up bars provided by Alcohol Heroes where guests can enjoy delicious cocktails while they taste the world. The food vendors create a smaller portion of their regular menu items so guests can try a little bit of everything while the bar serves some menu items at happy hour pricing. Since 2016 the motto of Midnight
Market has always been “Small Bites for a Small Price,” and the founders feel strongly that this theme should continue especially while we come out of the pandemic.
“The theme of Midnight Market has always been to be fun, affordable and a great way for local businesses to thrive in their community. We started Midnight Market six years ago with the goal of uplifting vendors by providing a marketing platform that will allow them to interact with the locals. Now that we are slowly coming out of the pandemic, we knew that it was the most important time to bring events to major cities to unite communities with music, food, shopping and and a relaxed vibe.” – Perla Nieves, Co-Founder of
The Midnight Market team carefully curates a new vendor list for every event, keeping local favorites, while rotating in new and creative foodie concepts.
Highlights of the event:
● 21 and older only foodie fest!
● Taste the world! Purchase food from 20
local international food vendors and
● Outdoor venue
● Vendors are creating small plate menus
for $7 or less
● Each vendor has one $5 option
● Free Roller Skating & Skate Rentals
● Live DJs and Dancing all night
● Free Games & Activities
● Artisan and Makers Market
● Multiple bars on site
General Admission and VIP Tickets are available. TWO sessions each evening. Early session & Late
FIRST Session: (5PM-8PM)
SECOND Session: (9PM-11:55PM)
GA Tickets Include- Entry to the event, access to roller skating rink, games area, live DJs
VIP Tickets Include- Entry to the event, access to roller skating rink, games area, live DJs, expedited
event entry through dedicated VIP Line, exclusive access to VIP Tented Lounge, VIP Lounge Seating
(first come first serve), one complimentary beer or wine, exclusive access to VIP only bar with special
menu ( drinks not included), VIP portable restroom & handwashing, and cooling fans.
▣ BOTH DAYS!!!▣
● Thicc Burger
● SpottieOttie Chicken
● GOAP (Greatest Of All Pops)
● Xing Fu Tang
● Mozzarepas NYC
● Bite Of Korea
● Pho Cue
● Chicas Birrias Food Truck
▣JUNE 10th ONLY▣
● Adobo ATL
● Tres Jardines Food Truck
● Encanto Sweets Bakeshop
● Tillamook Ice Cream Truck
● Pat’s Poutine
● Popbar Alpharetta
▣JUNE 11th ONLY▣
● The Cereal Lab
● Aunt Betty’s Halal Soul Food
● Las Alitas
Artisan & Makers List:
June 10th and 11th ONLY-
● Wilkins Visual Arts
June 10th Only-
● Therapy the Healing Soap & Candle Co
● Glam By GiGi LLC
June 11th Only-
● Jhivan Co. Candles
● LORRAY + CO®
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/25/22
Atlanta Summer Beer Festivals
Old Fourth Ward Park
Saturday, June 11 at 4 pm
On Saturday, June 11th from 4-8pm at Old Fourth Ward Park, Atlanta Summer Beer Festivals is back with 200+ Beers, Wine, Seltzers, Ciders, Live Music with Davis and the Love, and DJ Qtip. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 after June 2nd, and $60 at the gate (unless sold out).
Fine print: 21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine event, no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver tickets, take Uber, Lyft, or walk. Do not drink and drive. We will have free bottled water. No outside food or beverage. Alcohol will cut off at 7:45pm. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at anytime.