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Taproom Concert Series July 2019

Date: Sunday, July 14th

Time: 4 pm

About: 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-$18. They include, Early admission (4 pm), 12 3 oz craft beer samples, tasting glass, pre-concert house DJ. Concert starts at 7:00pm, food available for purchase from local Food Trucks. The breweries for July are Birds Fly South, Carolina Bauernhaus, Catawba, Fonta Flora, Highland Brewing, Palmetto Brewing, Quest Brewing, Thomas Creek, TrimTab Brewing, Westbrook & Wild Leap, while the band is The Departure.

More Information:

https://taproom-concert-series.bigtickets.com/

MAX LAGER’S HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL OLD 320 BEER FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/19

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, July 27th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery will host its fourth annual Old 320 Beer Fest. This dynamic event features beer from over 30 breweries throughout the Southeast, a chef’s tasting room with bites from Brewed to Serve Restaurants, live music from gr8FLdüde & frenz, a raffle for a trip to Belgium, and much more.
“Brewing craft beer in Atlanta for over 23 years now, it’s wonderful to see not only how Georgia’s beer community has grown, but the incredible quality of beers being made. Old 320 Beer Fest is a celebration of beer that brings many of Georgia’s finest breweries together,” says John Roberts, Max Lager’s award-winning Brew Master.

From pilsners to IPAs, Old 320 Beer Fest attendees are invited to try unlimited samples from Georgia favorites, including New Realm Brewing Company, Atlanta Brewing Co., Creature Comforts and Monday Night Brewing. Each brewery will showcase their most prized brews, and this year’s event will also debut beers from The Bold Monk Brewing Co., a fully operational brewing and bottling facility, brewpub and beer garden that’s set to open later this year by the Brewed to Serve Restaurant Group, Inc.

Tickets to the event include wood-fired bites, a sampling glass, unlimited beer samples, an edible pretzel lanyard and one raffle ticket to win a beer journey to Belgium. Additional raffle tickets are available 1 for $10 and 3 for $20 the day of the festival. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild.  Tickets are available at www.freshtix.com/events/max-lagers-4th-annual-old-320-beer-fest for $60 in advance, or at the door for $75. Those who sign up as Designated Drivers only pay $15 for admission. The first 50 people to buy tickets will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts featuring this year’s “Brew City” design will be available for $20 the day of the event.  Complimentary guest parking will be offered. In addition, Max Lager’s is conveniently located by deck parking and the Peachtree Center + Civic Center MARTA stations.

AFFPS SUMMER AND FALL ART FESTIVAL CALENDAR 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway

Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces’ Summer and Fall Art Festival Calendar:

Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – 8/17-8/18
Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival – 9/21-9/22
Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival – 9/28-9/29

Ninth Annual  Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Consistently recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival will return to the picturesque park in the heart of Midtown for its ninth year on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019. A favorite for all ages, the two-day, family-friendly event will feature approximately 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. Festival goers are also invited to enjoy artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an expansive artist market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages, games and much more. The event is free to attend and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.

Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival 
Taking place in the heart of Buckhead, home to one of the city’s most enthusiastic art buying communities, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents the second annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival  on Saturday, September 21 and 22, 2019. Offering extend hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday, the two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can also soak up the sun and cityscape, while enjoying artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. The dynamic merchants in and surrounding the festival in the Buckhead Village will provide an array of beverage and food offerings. Free to attend, the festival is rain or shine,  open to all ages, and four-legged friends are  welcome. For  more information, visit  http://buckheadartsfestival.com/ or www.affps.com.

Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Celebrate the seventh annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the two-day festival will once again be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside  Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more  information, visit  www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

Atlanta Summer Beer Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, June 15th

Time: 4 pm

About: The 10th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 4-8pm. Over 150 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider will be available. This year, New Realm Brewing has made a special 10-year anniversary beer called Summer X which will be featured at the festival. Also available to sample: Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Blue Chair Rum, The Long Drink and Belle Isle Craft Spirits. There will be live music, an air conditioned tent with DJ Q-Tip, and food will be available for purchase. Also joining in on the Beer Fest fun is the Atlanta Falcons who will provide games, giveaways and an appearance from the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders! The beer list will be added to the website closer to the event. Tickets are now on sale: $45 in advance and $55 the day of the event.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/atlantabeerfestivals/summer-beer-fest/

SUMMERFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 – MILWAUKEE, WI

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/3/19

Milwaukee, WI in Various Venues

6/26 – 6/30 & 7/2 – 7/7

Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI (6/26 – 6/30, 7/2 – 7/7) just announced that Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and ScHoolboy Q will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, closing out the festival on July 7, 2019.

Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival will announce the full line up soon with over 800 acts spread out over 11 days and 12 stages.   Beyond its massive size (more than 800K in attendance last year), Summerfest works a little differently, making it the perfect festival for any music fan, and a cornerstone of summer entertainment in the Midwest. – “don’t expect a weekend of running from stage to stage, there are over 12 stages with sporadic, individual concerts featuring dynamic lineups to score tickets to, amalgamating into a total of 800 acts from major stars to local groups in just about every scene imaginable” (Thrillist).

Check out other announced headliners:
June 26: Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch
June 27: Outlaw Music Festival Tour: Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Dawes, and Trapper Schoepp
June 28: Jason Aldean and Kane Brown
June 29: Bon Iver with Lord Huron and Julien Baker, June 29;
June 30:  Zac Brown Band
July 2:  Lionel Richie with special guest Michael McDonald
July 3: Jennifer Lopez
July 4: Ozzy Osbourne with Megadeth.
July 5: The Killers

“Summerfest holds the title as the biggest music festival in the world, and it takes this very seriously. They may run things a little differently — don’t expect a weekend of running from stage to stage — there are over 12 stages with sporadic, individual concerts featuring dynamic lineups to score tickets to, amalgamating into a total of 800 acts from major stars to local groups in just about every scene imaginable.”  –  The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Music Festivals Thrillist

The festival now in it’s 52nd year combines the best live music acts with our favorite parts of summer – food, family, and festivities.  With over 800,000 attendees last year, Summerfest is Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, hosting the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites for an unforgettable live music experience.   The festivals largest stage ( American Family Insurance Amphitheater) is currently undergoing a $50 million renovation.