Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/7/19
Free, Family-Friendly Festival Featuring Live Music, an Expansive Artist Market,
Food Trucks, Craft Beer, a 5K Run, and Much More
Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019
An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 17th year on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and much more. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 17th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks and vendors with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, a beer garden featuring acoustic music and family-friendly games and more.
On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are invited to take part in the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes a free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration is available at www.summershadefestival.org or active.com or onsite at 7 a.m.
Additional details about the 2019 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming months. For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org.
Date: Saturday, June 22nd
About: Carnival ATL is coming to Second Self for a family-friendly celebration, featuring games, prizes, fun activities, an artist market and music, to benefit Giving Kitchen! DAY PARTY! Pints of Second Self’s signature Thai Wheat and ATaLe will be sold for $3 each, and The Real Mexican Vittles will be selling delicious bites. The event is free to attend, and carnival tickets (available for pre-purchase below) are $3 each. Prizes include Second Self Beer Co. merch, Dames and Dregs Beer Festival VIP and GA tickets, Dames and Dregs Beer Festival T-Shirts, Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House Gift Cards ($50 value ea), Dinner for 2 @ PokeBurri, Punch Bowl Social Gift Cards.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/4/19
Second Self Brewing
Saturday, June 22nd Noon to 5 pm
Carnival ATL is coming to Second Self for a family-friendly celebration, featuring games, prizes, fun activities, an artist market and music, to benefit Giving Kitchen! DAY PARTY! Pints of Second Self’s signature Thai Wheat and ATaLe will be sold for $3 each, and The Real Mexican Vittles will be selling delicious bites. The event is free to attend, and carnival tickets (available for pre-purchase below) are $3 each. Prizes include:
Second Self Beer Co. merch
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival VIP and GA tickets
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival T-Shirts
Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House Gift Cards ($50 value ea.)
Dinner for 2 @ PokeBurri (YUM)
Punch Bowl Social Gift Cards
Carnival RSPV/Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnival-atl-tickets-61801536058
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/13/19
Kicks off Saturday, May 18th and goes through September
Brooke Street Park, Alpharetta
The 2nd Annual Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series will offer 11 free family-friendly concerts this season. Music fans are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn at Alpharetta’s Brooke Street Park located directly behind Alpharetta City Hall. This year’s concert series kicks off on Saturday, May 18 with the Alpharetta Symphony and continues on select Saturdays through September with additional performers and events such as the Alpharetta City Band and Alpharetta PopFest. Multiple dates during this year’s series are being presented by popular event producer HOME BY DARK who has a solid track record of captivating audiences by showcasing amazing songwriters and musicians.
The 2019 Brooke Street Park Concert Series includes:
May 18 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Alpharetta Symphony
May 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Jill Paquette-DeZwaan & Jason Hoard
June 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Rebecca Correia and Emily Shackleton
June 15 @ 5:00 p.m.
Alpharetta PopFest is an annual event raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease
June 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents UGA Alum Kyshona Armstrong and Jenn Bostic
July 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
AlphaJazz featuring the Alpharetta City Band
July 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Christopher Cross band member, Marcia Ramirez & Caeland Garner from NBC’s The Voice
July 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Miranda Lambert’s band member Danny Mitchell & Ernie Halter
August 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home by Dark presents former CCMA Female Artist of the Year, Victoria Banks and Americana singer songwriter, Jesse Terry
August 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents Billboard Songwriting Award winner Beth Wood & Nathan Angelo
September 14 @7:30 p.m.
Home By Dark presents JP Williams, Jimmie Allen (writer of #1 country hit “Best Shot”) & Sabrina
This year’s Summer Concert Series would not be possible without generous support from the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For more event information and details on the Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series visit www.alpharetta.ga.us.
For more information about HOME BY DARK including full artist information visit www.homebydark.com.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/3/19
Marietta Street across from Hudson Grill, Next to Park Bar
Sunday, May 12th 11 am
Join Atlanta Sport and Social Club and 680 The Fan Atlanta’s Sports Station on Sunday, May 12th as we gear up for Atlanta United FC vs Orlando City SC!
Our pregame tailgate party is the BEST way to get you game ready. Tickets include complimentary Margaritas from Lunazul Tequila, beer from Modelo Especial, and live music from All That. Plus we’ve got all your favorite tailgate games, along with a few special surprise giveaways throughout the afternoon.
The Atlanta Sport and Social Club tailgate is a 21+ event. RSVP required for entry. RSVP HERE!
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/19
PONCE CITY MARKET TEAMS UP WITH MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA TO PRESENT FOOD BY DESIGN EVENT SERIES
Series Will Feature Talks with Leading Designers, Local Chefs & Farmers & Cover Food, Design, Urban Agriculture & More
Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market is collaborating with Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) to present Food by Design, an upcoming series of events and panel discussions covering food, urban agriculture, design, culture and more.
Food by Design will be hosted at The Plaza, Ponce City Market’s BeltLine-adjacent, glass structure. The free events will be open to the public, and all except the Dinner by Design conversation will coincide with the Ponce City Farmers Market held weekly on Tuesdays. Following Food by Design events, attendees are invited to peruse the market’s selection of locally grown produce, products from artisanal food makers and tastes from guest chefs.
Kicking off on Tuesday, May 14, the ongoing series will include:
Food for Thought: Innovation in Urban Agriculture – Tuesday, May 14 at 6pm
Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, who will incorporate local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:
- Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
- John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100 percent of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
- Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
- Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
- Abiodun Henderson, Founder of the Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.
Please see here to register and learn more.
Dinner by Design: A Discussion About Restaurant Design – Saturday, June 1 at 2pm
Held in conjunction with Atlanta Design Festival, Ponce City Market and MODA are bringing together some of the city’s top restaurant designers for a rapid-fire discussion on June 1 at The Plaza at Ponce City Market. Moderated by Doug Henderson, Co-owner of Switch Modern, the event will feature panelists from some of Atlanta’s leading restaurant design firms, who will talk about the role of design in creating an environment that enables and enhances the dining experience. Panelists will include John Bencich of Square Feet Studio, Smith Hanes of Smith Hanes Studio, Dan Maas of ai3, Skylar Morgan of Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design and Tim Nichols of NO Architecture.
After the discussion, attendees will be invited to visit restaurants designed by panelists and housed within Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall. Please see here to register and learn more.
Talk With Your Mouth Full: Poetry & Stories About Food – September 10 at 6pm
MODA and Ponce City Market are teaming up with Ryan J and Nate Mask, the award-winning, spoken-word artists who tour as “Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway,” to curate a food-focused poetry slam and storytelling session. The event will highlight Atlanta poets and storytellers, and feature an open-mic portion, inviting guests to share their stories about food. Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway have performed in over 45 cities from coast to coast. In 2018, Ryan and Nate were members of the National Poetry Slam Group Piece Champion Art Amok Slam Team, and both are members of the Art Amok and Java Slam teams. Please see here to register and learn more.
Later this year, MODA and Ponce City Market will host a special Food by Design supper club, where guests can enjoy a seated dinner and discussion highlighting diversity and inclusion in Atlanta’s food scene. Additional details to be announced.
For more information about the upcoming Food by Design series, please visit www.museumofdesign.org.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/21/19
Lineup to Include: T. Hardy Morris, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Tropidelic, Rhett Price, Kat Wright, Stop Light Observations, Blair Crimmins and The Hookers, Rare Creatures, Diane Coffee, Dr. Bacon, Próxima Parada and much more
Free Music Series for Ages 21 and Up Every Sunday April 28 Through September 8, 2019
Atlanta, Georgia – Park Tavern is excited to announce the return of Sunset Sessions powered by Mountain Dew – a weekly, alternative music series in Piedmont Park that is raising the bar for live music experiences in Atlanta. First launched in 2015, ALT 105.7 and Park Tavern will once again join forces to bring Atlantans and visitors alike a phenomenal lineup of live music from some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists every Sunday for free this spring and summer. The annual series will kickoff on April 28th under Park Tavern’s spacious, air-conditioned Garden Tent with Athens, Georgia native rocker, T. Hardy Morris with support from Neighbor Lady and Teddy & The Rough Riders. Additional confirmed artists for Sunset Sessions include: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Laura Reed and Whoa Dakota (5/05); Tropidelic, Of Good Nature and Beauregard & the Downright (5/12); Rhett Price (5/19); Kat Wright and The Rad Trads (6/02); Stop Light Observations and Sound Culture (6/09); Blair Crimmins and The Hookers, Remember Jones and The 502s (6/23); Rare Creatures and Dead Swells (6/30); Diane Coffee (7/07); Dr. Bacon (7/14) and Próxima Parada and Little Bird (7/28). The series finale will be on September 8th and more artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Located conveniently on the Atlanta BeltLine, concert goers can enjoy giveaways throughout the series and the opportunity to mingle with on-air personalities from ALT 105.7 in Atlanta. And, in addition to the full menu, fans can try specialty seasonal cocktails, ice-cold house-brews, fresh oysters, 1/2 priced sushi flown in from Hawaii from 9 p.m. to midnight, and much more. The free concert series will run through Sunday, September 29, 2019; every show is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and guests must be 21+ older to attend. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com.