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11TH ANNUAL CANDLER PARK MUSIC AND FOOD FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st

Candler Park

Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, and Dr. Dog to headline the 11th year of the popular festival

Festival information and tickets HERE.

UPDATE 5/13/19:

Rival Entertainment announced today the daily lineups for the 2019 Candler Park Music & Food Festival. Returning to Candler Park for the 11th year on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, one main stage will feature a stacked lineup of 10 artists, including Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, Dr. Dog, Trampled by Turtles, Stephen Marley, Larkin Poe, Funk You, Aqueous, Webster and Priscilla Block. Sponsored by Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co., the family-friendly festival will feature local food vendors, creators and artisans from throughout Georgia.

On Friday, May 31st, the festival will kick off with Terrapin Battle of the Bands winner Priscilla Block, Funk You, Stephen Marley, and Greensky Bluegrass. The second day of the festival will feature a stacked lineup of Webster, Aqueous, Larkin Poe, Trampled by Turtles, Dr. Dog, and close out with Dispatch. Full schedule to follow.

In addition to daily lineups, the festival launches single day ticket sales, for both their general admission and VIP ticket options. Single-day passes are available for $30 each, and VIP single-day are available for $90. VIP includes all of the benefits of a general admission ticket, plus complimentary Terrapin Beer, wine, Fontis Water, and soda at the VIP Bar, VIP security check and entry gate with unlimited in/out privileges, exclusive VIP area in front of the concert stages, access to the 30’ high Rival Skydeck, and expanded VIP restroom trailer area. VIP is 21+ and limited availability.

Also, for the first time ever, the festival will be host after parties beginning at 11 pm on both Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. The after parties, held at Aisle 5, will feature four different bands Jive Mother Mary, The Vinyl Suns, Cycles and LaGoons to keep attendees jamming all night long. Tickets for Candler Park Music & Food Festival’s official after parties are on sale now, beginning at $12, until the day of when they will go up to $15.

ATLANTA – Rival Entertainment announced today another all-star lineup for the 2019 Candler Park Music + Food Festival. Returning to Candler Park for the 11th year on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, one main stage will feature a stacked lineup of 10 artists, including Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, Dr. Dog, Trampled by Turtles, Stephen Marley, Larkin Poe, Funk You, Aqueous, & Webster. Sponsored by Athens-based Terrapin Beer Co., the family-friendly festival will feature local food vendors, brands and artisans from throughout Georgia.

Before the festival can begin, The Terrapin Beer Co. will host the annual Battle of the Bands on Saturday, April 20, where fans can catch a preview of what’s to come and bands compete for the festival’s opening slot on Friday, May 31. Visit terrapinbeer.com for more details.

“Year after year, our music bookings elevate the festival to new heights,” says Festival Producer and Rival Entertainment Partner Josh Antenucci.  “A far cry from your usual neighborhood park event, Candler Park Music & Food Festival curates a perfect two-day musical experience that blends local talent with trendsetting chart climbers and national headliners, all while maintaining that cherished community park vibe that got us started a decade ago.”

While the music is the focus, there will be no shortage of tasty bites and local art to enjoy. This year’s expected 20,000 attendees will also have the opportunity to visit a food village filled with local restaurant vendors and food trucks, an artist market, adult field games, and the Terrapin Brew Lounge complete with an expanded selection of rare Terrapin craft brews. In addition to Terrapin Beer Co., sponsors include Fontis Water, El Jimador Tequila, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, and Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails who will be providing tasty libations for attendees.

Gates open at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 31 and at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 1. Weekend ticket prices are $40 + taxes/fees for General Admission and $150 + taxes/fees for VIP, which includes all of the benefits of a general admission ticket, plus complimentary Terrapin Beer, wine, Fontis Water, and soda at the VIP Bar, VIP security check and entry gate with unlimited in/out privileges, exclusive VIP area in front of the concert stages, access to the 30’ high Rival Skydeck, and expanded VIP restroom trailer area. VIP is 21+ and limited availability. Advance purchase is highly recommended at candlerparkmusicfestival.com. This festival is an all-ages event. Children under 12, accompanied by an adult ticket holder, do not require tickets. A portion of festival proceeds will support the festival’s philanthropic beneficiaries to be identified while working alongside members of the community during the planning of the festival and announced at a later date. Candler Park Music & Food Festival is a rain or shine event.

About Festival Performers
One of the biggest independent bands in history, Dispatch is an upbeat rock band that has made a name for themselves by selling out three shows at Madison Square Garden, going on world tours, and creating a non-profit, Calling All Crows. The band released their latest album, Location 13, last year and joined the list of six other studio albums produced during their career.

No stranger to the music industry, Greensky Bluegrass has been together for 18 years. Their impressive track record includes six studio albums, around 175 shows per year, and sold out concerts. Their high-energy bluegrass draws fans near and far, and the band is known for their unpredictable performances.

Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog is comprised of five musical talents who have created Indie music together for 15 years and have had multiple Top 50 albums. After taking some time apart, they are stronger than ever and have recently released their new album, Critical Equation.

Trampled by Turtles has traveled across the nation playing their American bluegrass/folk-rock music. Along the way, they have released eight albums, had three reach number one spots on the U.S. Billboard chart, and gained a huge fan base.

Born in Delaware but raised in Jamaica, Stephen Marley has been a musician his entire life. Performing with family while younger, he quickly realized his love of music and has since won five Grammy Awards, all for Best Reggae Album.
Larkin Poe is a roots rock ‘n roll sister duo comprised of Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell, descendants of tortured artist and creative genius, Edgar Allen Poe. After experimenting with an array of musical styles, they found a way to blend together a sound that channels their distinct voice.

Natives of Augusta, GA, Funk You tests the limits of music by combining multiple styles that lean towards dance-driven tunes complimented by strong vocals. They have played at multiple music festivals and toured across the nation.

Originating in Buffalo, Aqueous has performed at music festivals such as The Peach Music Festival, Jam Cruise, and Summer Camp along with selling-out shows across the U.S since 2006. Their music style is best described as “groove rock” and their shows leave fans wanting more.

Atlanta-based Webster has performed at numerous venues throughout Atlanta from small to large events, and their ever-evolving song list includes covers of Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Phish, REM, Ryan Adams, Dire Straits, Johnny Cash, and Railroad Earth among others.

PARK TAVERN PRESENTS ITS INAUGURAL ‘DOG’WOOD BRUNCHFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/19

Featuring Mimosas, Bloody Marys, A Krispy Kreme Station, a Pup-Friendly Patio and Much More!

Saturday, April 13th & Sunday, April 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia – Art enthusiasts, brunch lovers and their furry, four legged, friends are invited to the first ever DOGwood Brunchfest at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Located in the heart of Midtown on the Atlanta BeltLine, the two-day event will feature an artist market with local artisans and crafters, including Billie Hillard, Maria Bruckman Art, Camille and Company, Ojen Atlanta, Daniel Curran, WeezieArt, Decorfiftyfive and more.

Hungry shoppers can purchase Brunch Bite Tickets for $7, which include access to a Krispy Kreme Donuts station featuring a fully loaded topping bar with whipped cream, strawberries, and chocolate; hearty breakfast bowls filled to the brim with scrambled cheese eggs, bacon, tomatoes and avocado on a bed of tater tots; chicken and waffles; Park Tavern’s signature raw oysters; and much more. Imbibers can also sip through the weekend with rosé, frosé, mimosas, Bloody Marys with cocktail shrimp, a wide selection of wines, craft beers and more. Park Tavern’s pet-friendly patio boasts plenty of seating in the shade, so guests and their pups can relax throughout the brunch-filled weekend. This event is rain or shine.

General Admissions tickets are available for $5 and include entry to the event.  VIP tickets are available starting at $140 for an eight person table.  For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com.

Photo credit: RSVP Atl

Brookhaven Beer and Wine Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: 2 pm

About: Spring is here and so is the beer! Join us for the 9th Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival, one of Atlanta’s largest and most popular beer tasting events at Brookhaven Park on Peachtree Road at Osborn Road in Brookhaven! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition. Regularly priced tickets will be $50 at the door. Buy your tickets now for $40, a $10 discount!

Your ticket includes:
-Tastings of 150+ beers and wines
-10 oz Souvenir Tasting Cup
-Local and Regional Vendor Expo

Food is also available for purchase.

Go to our ticket link here and enter our promo code for 10% off your ticket price: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/spiral/bbf2019/?referral=adventuresinatlanta
Promo code: adventuresinatlanta

Slingin Wings Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: Noon

About: Slingin’ Wings Festival is BACK for the 3rd year for a seriously saucy wing and beer festival! Join us on Saturday, April 6th, for Slingin’ Wings Festival where restaurants from all over Atlanta will be slingin’ chicken wings for your tasting pleasure! In addition to a full day of good eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, plus wing eating contests and all your favorite tailgate games. General admission tickets are $17 and Wing Lover’s Tickets are $35.

General Admission Tickets Include:
• Entry to all festival areas
• Access to food vendors, live music, and bars.
• (4) Wings Vouchers to get you started (additional wings available for sale ~$1/wing)
• People’s Choice voter’s ballot

Wing Lover’s Tickets:
• (15) Wing Vouchers
• Slingin’ Wings Souvenir 16oz tumbler

Looking for more than a taste? Not to worry! Each restaurant will be selling additional wings (~$1/wing), plus we’ll have a variety of local Atlanta restaurants serving up their full menus (and full-sized portions) available to purchase.

More Information:

https://www.slinginwingsfestival.com/

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL’S ANNUAL FOOD ON FILM PRESENTATION 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/1/19

Sunday, April 7th at Noon

The Plaza Theatre and Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL’S FOOD ON FILM EVENT PAIRS MARQUEE FILM THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM WITH
FARM BURGER

ATLANTA, GA — The Atlanta Film Festival’s annual foodie-favorite event, Food On Film, returns in 2019 with a marquee screening of the documentary feature THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, followed by an after party catered by grassfed burger restaurant Farm Burger, paying homage to the sustainable practices demonstrated in the film.

The festival’s tastiest event by far, Food On Film will merge the food-themed movie with a delicious after party on Sunday, April 7, 2019, kicking off with a screening of THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM at 12:00 PM at the Plaza Theatre. The family-friendly documentary from NEON follows a determined couple attempting to transform a depleted plot of land into a diverse, utopian farm outside of Los Angeles.

Directly after the screening, ATLFF is proud to highlight Farm Burger’s commitment to sourcing ingredients from local farmers at the after party at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge. Attendees are invited to indulge in an array of farm-to-table menu items served up by the restaurant, all prepared utilizing sustainable, local and humane practices.

Tickets here: https://atlantafilmfestival2019.eventive.org/schedule/5c8fe5647138410023284f30

Atlanta Film Festival website: https://www.atlantafilmfestival.com/

2019 Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Date: Saturday, March 30th to Sunday, March 31st

Time: 10 am

About: What do you get when you mix incredible live entertainment, a whimsical artist market featuring 100 regional artisans, a Kidz Zone loaded with fun, the popular “Pet World,” a Classic Car Show, a delicious food court and a Peachtree Road Race qualifier to kick the whole thing off, all set in a beautiful park? The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, which ushers in the springtime on March 30 & 31 from 10 am to 6pm Blackburn Park! This year’s music line-up includes Spin Doctors, Smash Mouth, and Wallflowers.

Check out this awesome music line-up:

Saturday March 30
12:00 noon HONNA
1:30 pm  The Romantics
3:00 pm  Spin Doctors
4:30 pm  Smash Mouth

Sunday March 31
12:00 pm Wesley Cook
1:30 pm  Josie Dunn
3:00 pm The Marias
4:30 pm  Wallflowers

More Information:

https://www.brookhavenga.gov/festival