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SPRING 2019 AFFPS FESTIVAL LINEUP

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

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce – 4/6-4/7 
Eighth Annual Sandy Springs  Artsapalooza – 4/20-4/21
Third Annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival – 4/27-4/28
Second Annual Roswell Spring  Arts and Crafts Festival – 5/4-5/5
Eleventh Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival – 5/11-5/12 

Spring 2019 AFFPS Festival Lineup: 

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce

The eighth annual  Spring Festival on Ponce will be held Saturday, April 6 and Sunday,  April 7, 2019 in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park. The sister festival to  the  Fall Festival on Ponce (October 12 and 13, 2019), the Spring Festival on  Ponce will transform the park, which was carefully restored by the Olmsted  Linear Park  Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of budding spring foliage.  The two-day event will feature over 125 displays of  local and regional fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous landscape  designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick  Olmsted, Sr. In addition to the abundance  of  unique art, there will be  a children’s area, local gourmet food trucks, beverages and a stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information, please visit http://festivalonponce.com or http://www.affps.com

Eighth Annual  Sandy Springs Artsapalooza  

The eighth annual Sandy  Springs Artsapalooza presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces  returns on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21,  2019. 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 have the opportunity to view  artist demonstrations, participate in  hands-on art activities  and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival  will also have a children’s area, gourmet food trucks with healthy  alternatives  and beverages. 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.

Third Annual Duluth  Spring Arts Festival  

The  Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the third annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and  Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The two-day festival will be held in the fun, vibrant and culturally diverse City  of Duluth; recognized as one of the  fastest growing communities in the North  Atlanta region and home to the largest and most enthusiastic art buying  communities.  Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature  more than 85 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists,  jewelers and more.  Festival goers will  also have  the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks  with healthy alternatives, live acoustic music, dance performances and much  more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.   For more information about the festival, visit http://www.duluthartsfestival.com  or www.affps.com.

Second Annual Roswell Spring  Arts and Crafts Festival 

The  second annual Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019 in the historic Roswell Town Square. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the  arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying  community.  An ideal locale for a free outdoor festival that welcomes all ages and furry friends, the two-day juried event features approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors,  metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the  opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live  acoustic music and dance  performance while enjoying gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives, craft brews, and much  more. For more  information about the festival,  visit  www.roswellartfestival.com  or   www.affps.com.

Eleventh Annual  Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival  

The  eleventh annual Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park along  Park Drive in Buckhead on Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11 and  Sunday  May 12, 2019.  Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the  award-winning, two-day festival features more than 185 painters,  photographers,  sculptors,  leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers , jewelers and more.  Event goers are also invited  to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate  in hands-on activities.  The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages and a small stage for live acoustic music performances.  The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For  more information, please visit   http://chastainparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.  

‘WHAT LIES DEEP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN’ REVEALED AS THE THEME FOR IMAGINE 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/18/19

“Ocean” By Seven Lions Used to Soundtrack 2019 Theme Video and Introduce the DJ as the First Headliner

Tickets Now On Sale at ImaginefFestival.com

Atlanta, Georgia  – As we enter Chapter Six of the aquatic fairytale that has become such a big part of the festival season for fans across the country, the time has come to reveal the theme for Imagine 2019. Embarking on a new tale that leads to the deepest depths of the ocean and sunken treasures to be found, fans are invited to journey with the Imagine family to find “What Lies Deep at the Bottom of the Ocean.”  Discover an underwater city, once lost, but now found as Imagine transforms the Atlanta Motor Speedway into an aquatic mecca September 20-22, 2019.

In celebration of this latest announcement from Imagine a special theme reveal video has been created, utilizing the Seven Lions track, “Ocean”. As fans are transported through depths of the deep blue sea and mysteries that lie beneath, one secret is revealed- Seven Lions will be the first announced headliner of Imagine 2019.  Known for its monstrous lineups, Seven Lions is just the first of many to be announced over the course of the Spring as Imagine prepares to present its biggest lineup yet. For now, we invite you to come along on a beautiful aquatic adventure.

IMAGINE – WHAT LIES DEEP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN – OFFICIAL TRAILER!

“Every year Imagine Festival has had an aquatic theme, but this year we wanted to dive deeper and tell a new story.” Says organizers Glenn & Madeleine Goodhand. ” The theme was inspired by one of this year’s headliners, Seven Lions, after listening to his track “Ocean”. With the lyrics “So now I hide my heart It’s buried somewhere deep at the bottom of the ocean” we were inspired to think about what lies deep at the bottom of the ocean and the world of treasures that can be found there.”

General Admission is available now starting at $199 for a 3-day pass and $249 for a 3-day pass with camping. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $299 for a 3-day pass and $329 with a 3-day pass with camping. Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $57.00, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. 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.

EPICENTER 2019 “EPIC” LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/18/19

Massive Music Lineup Announced For The Debut Of Epicenter
May 10, 11 & 12, 2019
At Newly Created Rockingham Festival Grounds In Rockingham, NC

Foo Fighters, Tool, Korn,
Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon
And Dozens More

Make North Carolina “The Epicenter Of Rock N’ Roll”
With Must-See Music Performances And Expanded Camping Options
Tickets On Sale NOW.

Epicenter Festival — a new 3-day destination music experience from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents — brings a massive music lineup to its 2019 debut, with over 65 music artists performing on four stages, led by Foo Fighters, Tool and Korn. The inaugural festival takes place in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina on Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Epicenter will also feature sets from Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Bring Me The Horizon, The Cult, 311, Evanescence, Bush, +Live+ and dozens more. The expansive Rockingham Festival Grounds, being developed in coordination with Rockingham Dragway, The Rock (Rockingham Speedway), and other local land owners, promise nonstop entertainment, extensive camping options, and no curfew.

General Admission, VIP tickets, and hotel and camping packages for Epicenter go on sale Friday, December 14 at Noon ET at https://epicenterfestival.com.

The members of Korn explain, “There are many defining moments that dramatically mark a band’s history, and one such moment in time happened in North Carolina with Korn. NC holds a special place in Korn’s heart, as we unexpectedly reunited with our old friend Head. It’s been a great 6+ years with Head back in Korn and we look forward to rocking NC again with Foo Fighters, Tool and many other great bands.”

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes says, “We’re very excited to be playing next year’s Epicenter Festival in Rockingham. It’s a privilege to be sharing a stage alongside some of our favourite acts, and to be back in North Carolina.”
The daily music lineup for Epicenter Festival is as follows (subject to change):

Friday, May 10:
Korn, Rob Zombie, Evanescence, Machine Gun Kelly, The Crystal Method, Meshuggah, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegan Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, Arrested Youth, Vein, Black Coffee and more TBD

Saturday, May 11:
Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless In White, The Damned Things, Starset, Grandson, Badflower, Memphis May Fire, Issues, High On Fire, Wage War, Crobot, Sylar, Counterfeit., Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, Hyde

Sunday, May 12:
Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, 311, +Live+, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, Ho99o9, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manor, Cleopatrick, The Dirty Nil

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM daily.

In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of local and regional food and beverage offerings provided by DWP’s affiliate concessionaire, Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC.

Fans 21+ can enjoy multiple specialty curated beverage experiences. Varietals from Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards (owned by Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer) will be available at the Caduceus Wine Garden. Experience abounds at the Heavy Tiki Bar (a tropical oasis filled with killer cocktails and shade). Fans can also enjoy a large variety of local and regional brews at the Epicenter Craft Beer Garden.

Initial ticket prices for Epicenter Festival will be as follows:
Weekend General Admission: starting at $149.50 plus fees
Weekend VIP: starting at $399.50 plus fees
Single Day General Admission: starting at $79.50 plus fees
Single Day VIP: starting at $199.50 plus fees

Camping at Epicenter will let patrons keep the rock n’ roll party going all through the weekend and will set this festival apart from other U.S. rock shows. Camping spots are connected to the festival grounds and include perks like access to showers, portable restrooms, food and drink vendors, charging stations, information and medical services, as well as a Thursday night pre-show party. Campers will also have late night access to Rockingham Village, an impressive promenade featuring food, drinks, merch shopping, entertainment, art and activities until 2:00 AM daily. Rockingham Village will be conveniently located immediately in front of the venue, adjacent to the North Premium campgrounds. Camping options will include immersive, Premium Spaces on the North Side of the site as well as free options in the South Side campgrounds.

Rockingham Village at Epicenter will be open for extended hours to allow fans to eat, drink, shop and see performing artists before and after the main event. Featured vendors will include festival merchandise, artist merchandise, lockers for rent, lifestyle shopping booths, a full General Store, coffee shop, craft beer at Headbangers Beer Bar, Caduceus wine bar, breakfast vendors for campers, as well as late night food served after the main venue closes. The Village will also have a stage featuring cover bands and Hellzapoppin Circus SideShow performances throughout the weekend.

Festival producer Danny Wimmer notes, “The creation of the ‘Epicenter of rock n’ roll’ in the heart of North Carolina gives us the ability to expand on the festival experience with enhanced camping amenities, nighttime entertainment with no curfew, and expanded food and beverage offerings, all highlighted by a massive music lineup covering the spectrum of rock, metal and alternative rock music.”

Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents, explains the development of the Rockingham Festival Grounds: “We have a long-term arrangement with all of the property owners: The Rock (Rockingham Speedway), Richmond County, Rockingham Dragway and other local land owners. We’re working together to define the long-term vision for the festival area. For 2019, the primary festival grounds will be in a grassy area connected to the Rockingham Dragway. The area across the street surrounding The Rock (Speedway) will be utilized for patron parking and camping.”

Epicenter Festival sponsors include:

Fxck Cancer x Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program:
Fxck Cancer’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and education about early cancer detection and prevention, ultimately putting an end to late-stage cancer diagnosis. Through the Dyin 2 Live Dreams program, they look to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them a VIP experience that they hope will bring joy, inspiration, and courage. In doing this, they hope to help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are going through. For more information please visit, www.fxckcancer.org. Fxck Cancer and Dyin 2 Live Dreams are programs of the F C Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
#TogetherWeFight #FxckCancer

f.y.e.:
f.y.e. will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences throughout the festival. f.y.e. is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music — and maybe even get to meet your favorite Epicenter performer! Check back for updates on artist meet and greet and autograph signing sessions.

Rockingham Festival Grounds are located at 2153 North U.S. Highway 1, Rockingham, NC, less than two hours from Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Columbia and Greensboro.

For more information on Epicenter Festival, visit:
Website: https://epicenterfestival.com

ATLANTA GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/17/19

Atlantic Station

Saturday, April 13th

More information: https://www.atlantagrilledcheese.com/

A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS. We’re taking a whole day, dedicated to celebrate everyone’s favorite sandwich! Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness over the course of the day for your tasting pleasure! Try a few, or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! There are two sessions, early session at 11:30 am and afternoon session starting at 2:30 pm.

In addition to delicious eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Tickets Include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden.

What do you get:
General Admission tickets include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden. Ticket Ranges $18 – $35

SOLD OUT Grilled Cheese Lover tickets include admission to the event, (6) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, (2) Beers/Wines, event koozie plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden. Limited Tickets Available Starting at $28 – $50

Benefits Releash Atlanta.

2019 SLINGIN’ WINGS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/17/19

Heritage Sandy Springs

Saturday, April 6th

Tickets here: https://www.slinginwingsfestival.com/

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.

2019 Participating Restaurants:
Hudson Grille Brookhaven | Taco Mac | Three Dollar Cafe Chamblee | Smoke Ring | Gilly’s Sports Bar | HOBNOB | Alcohol Infused Wings | GooodNewz BBQ | Wings On Wheat Stone Mountain | Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs | Island Chef Cafe | Amanda’s BarbeeQue and Catering Services L.L.C | JAY’s Out The Pit | B & L Wings LLC | City Tap Atlanta …. More To Be Announced!

Live Entertainment:
DJ OneNate | Wesley Cook | Vinnie Van Go & Everything You Need | The Sagas

Wing Contests:
Slingin’ Wing Eating Contest powered by Hudson Grille Brookhaven
Slingin’ Wing Contest (wing toss) powered by 101 Concepts Restaurant Group (Smoke Ring, Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs, Food 101, 101 Steak,)

Official After Party:
Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs

A portion of event proceeds will benefit Releash Atlanta, a 501c3 not for profit charitable organization that works tirelessly to save dogs from high kill shelters throughout the state of Georgia.

The Juice Strikes Back Atlanta 2019

Date: Saturday, March 16th

Time: 1 pm

About: The Juice Strikes Back is a follow up to last years The Day of The Juice. The event is a charity craft beer festival featuring the best beers, ciders, and meads in the Country. Our charity this year is The Georgia Transplant Foundation who provides financial support to those needing transplants. All proceeds of the event will be donated to them. We have assembled a group of elite breweries, meaderies, cideries who will be bringing beer you won’t find in Georgia otherwise. Each brewery will have 2-3 beers on tap for unlimited sampling. Taplist will be published via social media and the festival website at least 1 week prior to event. The Participants so far are: Aslin, Arkane, Alvarado Street, Block 15, Barrel Culture, BeeCraft, Best End, Bond Brothers/Ancilliary, Boneflower, Brix City, Burley Oak, Calusa, Carton, Casita Cerveceria, Cerebral, Charlestowne Fermentory, Cherry Street, Civil Society, Creature Comforts, Dancing Gnome, Deciduous, Dionysus, Dark Sky, D9, Eden Ciders, Eighth State, Ellipsis, Equilibrium, Etowah Meadery, Finback, Firewater, Four Fires, Great Notion, Heaven & Ale, Heist, Hidden Springs, Homes, Honest Abe, Hop Butcher, Hop Soul, Horus, Hubbards Cave/Une Annee, Idyll Hounds, Imprint, Ingenious Brewing, Kros Strain, LIC Beer Project, Little Cottage, Magnify, Mast Landing, Melovino, Monkeytown, Narrow Gauge, North 2 South Cider, Northwoods, Odd Breed, Old Nation, Ology, Pulpit Rock, RaR, Resident Culture, Salud Cerveceria, Sand City, Seminar, Southern Grist, Southern Swells, Spindletap, Superstition, The Answer, Triple Crossing, Turning Point, Untitled Art, Wooden Robot, 450 North, 2nd shift. The price of a ticket is $90. Designated Driver tickets are available for a $10 donation to the GTC. Each regular ticket comes with a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited pours during the event hours of 1pm-5pm. During the event we will have merchandise, brewery gear, glassware, & cans/bottles for sale. We will have sweet Arcade and even a cool crane machine to win beer packages. Festival merchandise can be purchased with cash or paypal/venmo. All proceeds are donated to Georgia Transplant Foundation. Raffle ticket donations will go to the GTF and provide participants the ability to win take home beer and merchandise from the brewery participants.

More Information:

https://thejuicestrikesback.ticketleap.com/modernhops/