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ATLANTA CRAFT COCKTAIL FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/9/19

City Winery

Saturday, September 7th at 6 pm

The Atlanta Craft Cocktail Fest will also be held on Saturday, September 7th from 6-10pm at City Winery. There will be a wide variety of specialty cocktails available to sample as well as a small selection of beer and wine. Live music will be upstairs and DJ Aetii will be downstairs playing your favorite dance music. Food will be available for purchase from a select menu from City Winery. More details about the event will be posted on the website as they are finalized. Tickets include entry, entertainment and all of your drinks; food will cost extra. The tickets will be $50 in advance, $55 after Aug. 29, $65 day of the event. https://atlantacraftcocktailfestival.com/

ATLANTA BOURBON FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/9/19

City Winery

Saturday, September 7th @ Noon or 1 pm

The Atlanta Bourbon Fest will be held on Saturday, September 7th at City Winery from 1-4pm with VIP starting at noon. There will be over 50 bourbons and whiskeys to sample as well as a few beer and wine options. There will be live music upstairs and DJ Aetii downstairs. Food will be available for purchase from a select menu from City Winery. The list of bourbons and whiskeys will be posted on the website once they’re confirmed.

General Admission tickets include entry, entertainment, a souvenir etched tasting glass upon exit, and all of your drinks. They will run $60 in advance, $65 after Aug. 29, $75 day of the event. VIP tickets include early entry at 12pm, 15+ VIP-only bourbons, a souvenir etched tasting glass upon exit, and all of your drinks. These will be $110 in advance, $120 after Aug. 29, not available day of. https://atlantabourbonfestival.com/

Atlanta Summer Wine Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, August 10th

Time: Noon or 6 pm

About: The Atlanta Summer Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, August 10th at City Winery with two sessions to choose from: 12-4pm and 6-10pm. We will have over 50 wines as well as a selection of local beer to choose from. There will be live music upstairs, DJ Q-Tip downstairs, and food will be available for purchase from City Winery. The wine list will be added to the website in the weeks prior to the event. Tickets are now on sale for $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added.

More Information:

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

IMAGINE RELEASES ITS FULL 2019 LINEUP AND WITH IT, A FOURTH DAY OF MUSIC

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/2/19

Thursday, September 19th to Sunday, September 22nd

Atlanta Motor Speedway

G Jones, Lane 8, Space Jesus, Blunts & Blondes, Boogie T, Squnto, Sullivan King, Kai Wachi, Kompany, and Over 50 Other Artists Join Lineup
 
TechYes / Guerrilla 360 Stage Added Featuring Full Tech House Lineup

Going to great depths to ensure that this is the most immersive Imagine Festival yet, Iris Presents has announced that Imagine will be expanding to four days, which will be accompanied by full music programming on the Disco Inferno stage, early arrival camping, and an extra day of fun. Taking place at Atlanta Motor Speedway this September 19-22, 2019, the added day will be free to everyone who purchases a 3-day ticket and available for a limited time until August 15th. Imagine has also unveiled the full lineup, in addition to several other big announcements, including a brand new stage- TechYes / Guerrilla 360 and a Saturday pool party.

The full lineup by stage, listing artists additions first includes:

OCEANIA STAGE:  Drinkurwater; Eddie Gold; Mantis and Midnite Panda.  Previously announced artists for Oceania include: Diplo; REZZ; Above & Beyond; Alison Wonderland; Zeds Dead; Marshmello; Alan Walker; KSHMR; Matoma; 1788-L; Ghastly; K?D; Leah Culver; Said the Sky and Svdden Death.

AMAZONIA STAGE:  G Jones; Jade Cicada; JuJu Beats; Scales and Zen Selekta.  Previously announced artists for Amazonia include:  Louis the Child; Tipper; Cherub; Detox Unit; Goldfish Phantoms and Thriftworks.

DISCO INFERNO STAGE:  Lane 8; Space Jesus; Blunts & Blondes; Sullivan King b2b Kai Wachi b2b Kompany; Boogie T; Squnto; Alex Lucas; Otica; Ployd; Throwdown; Vivid and White Rhino. Previously announced artists for Disco Inferno include:  laude Vonstroke & Dirtybird Players Stage Takeover; Anna Lunoe; Dr. Fresch; J.Philip; Justin Jay; Justin Martin; Nora En Pure; Rusko; Wax Motif; Grave Gang b4b set with Subtronics, HE$H, joined now by Boogie T and Squnto.

TECHYES 360:  Amine Edge & Dance; Anthony Attalla; Black v Neck; Charles Meyer; Ciszak; Clyde P; Doons; Dr Boom; Ernesto; Franklyn Watts; Galo; Greco; Hunter Reid; Lee K; Mark Starr; Ronnie Lopez; Techneekz; Tim Baresko and Treasure Fingers.

AERIA / SIX FEATHERS STAGE:  Eddie Gold b2b Midnite Panda; Big Mansions; DaddyDough; Ian Live & Friends; Julian Gray; Laser Assassins; MC Word; Nhexis; NOA|AON; Paraleven; Reliquary; Ricky Raw; Torch x Elevate Block; Previously announced artists for Aeria include:  BT; Darude; AK1200 and Reid Speed.

SILENT DISCO STAGE:  Bandikook; Chachuba; Comisar; D:RC; Deep Technicians; Deff Jeklyn; Dose Dromer; Exit 9; Fear & Lowe; JD; JStella; Kozmic; Krushendo; LaGoons; Leet; Magnesk; Mettapattern; Mike’s Revenge; Movin Keys; Octl; Riven; Shakes; Stranger Candy; Sylo; Tripnotic; White on Rice; Xenotype and Zubah. Stage takeovers by Ian Live & Native Groove.

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL OFFICIAL 2019 LINEUP TRAILER

In addition to music pulsing throughout the festival grounds and into camping, Imagine has partnered with Beatbox Beverages to host a Vegas-style daytime pool party on Saturday. All festival-goers are invited to the party and can add the pool party to their ticket.  VIP campers will automatically have the pool party included as a part of their pass.  DJs for the pool party will be announced in the coming weeks.

Finally, for those Imaginers looking to get a head start on the week, Imagine is opening up the camping grounds for early arrival on Thursday, September 19th.  Early arrival camping passes can be purchased as a part of a 4-day combo pass or as an add-on for those who already purchased their camping passes for Friday through Sunday.

For a limited time, up until August 15th, 4-day General Admission passes are available starting at $269- the same price as a 3-day pass and $289 for a 4-day pass with Early Arrival GA camping. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $369 for a 4-day pass and $539 with a 4-day pass with camping. 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.

PEACHFEST 2019 RETURNS THIS SUNDAY IN A NEW LOCATION!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/15/19

PEACHFEST RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN ATLANTA IN NEW LOCATION AT PEACHTREE CENTER

Last year’s sold-out event generated more than $37K for small farmers and a peach full of bellies to celebrate responsible agriculture

Sunday, July 21st: 3 pm to 7 pm 

Website: https://www.peachfest.org/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachfest-atlanta-on-july-21-at-peachtree-center-secret-peach-society-pop-up-dinner-series-at-tickets-58809813736

Let’s get peachy! Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Georgia’s popular PeachFest is moving to a new location: Peachtree Center. From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, downtown Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use development will open its beautifully renovated plaza to more than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the third annual peach filled extravaganza. PeachFest will be Peachtree Center’s first-ever public event since completing its modernization in May.

“We’re thrilled to bring PeachFest to Peachtree Center this year,” said Leslie Bland, Director of Marketing at Peachtree Center. “Having such a vibrant event full of local energy at the newly renovated Peachtree Center gives us a chance to further connect with the Downtown Atlanta community and show off our fresh new look.”

At PeachFest, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes the city’s culinary scene has to offer and rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s famous chefs including Andre Gomez, the visionary behind Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Guests can also expect appearances from local farmers like Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms who will take the stage to discuss the difference of raising heritage breeds on open pastures. The sight alone will be worth the downtown detour as guests sample specialty crafted tastes, bites and sips of various on-and-off-menu favorites all featuring the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.

Focused on supporting agriculture and providing opportunities for the future farmers of America,the event generates opportunity for smaller farmers across the state. At the helm of the fundraiser is a not-to-miss silent auction featuring items from Atlanta restaurants and sponsors, including rare cellared wines. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website. For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website and watch the overview video.

PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. Entry to the event gets you peach-centric dishes of all varieties such as pizza, paleo, baked goods, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails and much more curated by some of the leading influencers in the city’s food and beverage industry. VIP entry costs $100 and includes early access, an extra hour of the festival which includes a private tasting of cellared wines in the silent auction lounge, limited dishes, reserve spirits and more time to mix and mingle with the chefs, winemakers and farmers.

The beneficiary of the event, Piggy Bank , an organization that aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank operates as a project of the Multiplier which is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

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.