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WILDWOOD REVIVAL RETURNS TO THE FARM WITH AN AMAZING FIRST ROUND LINEUP, OCTOBER 8 – 10, 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/29/21

The 7th Annual Gathering at Historic Cloverleaf Farm Will Feature Jenny Lewis, Sharon Van Etten, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Hiss Golden Messenger, John Moreland, White Denim, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Tré Burt, Elizabeth Cook, Packway Handle Band, and More 
General Admission and VIP Tickets Options on Sale Now
Wildwood Revival, a thoughtfully curated and intimate gathering and festival, has made good on its pledge to return to Cloverleaf Farm with the release of its first round of artists for the seventh installation, October 8 – 10, 2021. Embodying the magic of a Deep South setting out into the wildwood while celebrating Athens’ storied music scene, this year’s lineup will have hands counting the days until they can return to the Farm.  Wildwood Revival’s exploration into music, food, and friendship, this coveted festival is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, and everything in between.
With tickets on sale now, the initial lineup for 2021 has been released, and it is the most exciting to date. This year’s performers will keep fans guessing and dancing from Country, Blues, and early Jazz to Gospel, Soul, Rock n’ Roll, and beyond. Featured performers include Jenny Lewis;  Sharon Van EttenSt. Paul & the Broken BonesHiss Golden MessengerJohn MorelandWhite DenimThe Bones of J.R. JonesTré BurtElizabeth CookPackway Handle BandEarly JamesSuzanne Santo, and The Pink Stones. Fans can catch performances at the Pecan Grove as well as inside the farm’s open-air barn. Beyond the stage lights, there are late-night picking sessions around the campfire where the best stories are often sung.
The festival also features a dynamic artisan market with vintage clothing, antiques, printmakers, woodworkers, 1800’s-era tintype photography, leather makers, handmade crafts and more.  Celebrating what’s old is new again, Wildwood Revival  embraces its history as a cultural revival; making it a true antithesis to what people have come to think of festivals. Around the grounds, festival goers can experience great food, cold craft beers from Creature Comforts Brewing Co., and meals made with local produce.  In addition, this is a plastic-free experience with no plastic single use cups or bottled waters, with YETI offering festival goers stylish drink ware options. All the water is filtered, cold and free. Camping is encouraged for the full experience, but if guests prefer a king bed and AC to a shady patch of grass, there are plenty of lodging options in nearby Athens.
All tickets to Wildwood Revival include three full days of music. VIP tickets include access to a 7,000- square foot historic mansion; featuring chef-driven catered meals, multiple bars, and lounges with craft cocktails; Creature Comforts Beer and wine, private restrooms, outdoor lounges, experiential programming and entertainment, and all food and beverage options. Layaway ticket options are also available to secure your tickets without having to pay the total upfront. The farm opens Friday at 12 p.m. and music starts at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $112. To purchase tickets, visit https://wildwoodrevival.com/tickets. Stay connected via Instagram and Twitter at @wildwoodrevival and Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildwoodrevival.

CANDLER PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL BOUNCES BACK IN A BIG WAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AND 11, 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/15/21

The Genre Diverse Lineup features: Galactic, Ripe, The Infamous Stringdusters, Spafford, and more
The Two-Day Festival Benefits City of Atlanta Parks, Atlanta ContactPoint, and Candler Park Neighborhood
 
After a year of bouncing around the room and off the walls, Rival Entertainment is pleased to invite fans back to Candler Park for two days of music, food, and art, September 10 and 11, 2021. A homecoming of sorts, this will mark the thirteenth edition of this neighborhood festival which will play host to a diverse collection of genres. The lineup includes Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph; Ripe; The Infamous StringdustersSpafford; The VegabondsVoodoo Visionary; The Dirty Guv’NahsMarco Benevento; HedonistaWebster; Airwolf, and Moneyshot. Accompanying the live performances will be a hand-picked selection of some of the City’s best food trucks and vendors, as well as an artist market showcasing a wide range of makers.
Candler Park Music Festival has recently announced that it would be featuring Scofflaw Brewing Co.  Four years young, the West Atlanta-based purveyors of tasty beverages will be the official beverage provider for those 21 and older. In addition to the widely enjoyed brews from Scofflaw Brewing Co., their hard seltzers, Flippin Bird Spirits, and ‘ready-to-drink canned cocktails, and All Nations Spirits will be on hand for purchase.
 
Advanced General Admission Weekend Passes with complimentary bicycle valet, festival entry, and access to beverage and food concessions, artist market, sponsor activations, and ten live performances are on sale now for $40, before fees. Advanced VIP Weekend passes includes everything that the General Admission pass has, plus: VIP security check and entry, exclusive VIP area with stage front access, Rival Skydeck access- 30’ above the festival for optimum viewing, private VIP cash bar, and VIP restroom trailer area, are on sale for $100, before fees. Advanced Single Day Passes are available now for $30 and $75, plus fees for General Admission and VIP receptively. Pricing for all advanced tickets increased on September 1. All ticket types are available online at www.CandlerParkMusicFestival.com. Candler Park Music Festival is an all-ages event.
 
Candler Park Music Festival proudly benefits City of Atlanta ParksAtlanta ContactPoint, and Candler Park neighborhood 501c(3) organizationsVisit www.CandlerParkMusicFestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CandlerParkFestival, on Instagram at @CandlerParkMusicFestival, and on Twitter at @CandlerParkFest.

85TH ANNUAL ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/20/21

Friday – Sunday, August 6-8, 2021

Piedmont Park

 Just in time to have fun again, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! This beloved outdoor event welcomes attendees for three days of fine art, live music and family fun. Usually held in the spring, the 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival shakes things up and will take place this summer from August 6-8.  

Hosted by the festival’s nonprofit organization and held in Piedmont Park, this annual event has remained a favorite with metro-area residents and visitors for many decades. In fact, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is the city’s largest and longest-running fine arts festival and the third oldest in the country.

FESTIVAL

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a fine arts festival and so much more. Each year, attendees head to Piedmont Park to enjoy this annual tradition, just as they have for nearly a century.

Due to financial constraints from the COVID-19, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is requesting a donation of $5 at the gate.  This donation is needed to sustain the financial viability of the 85-year-old event. Those donating in advance will receive priority entrance into the festival.

WHEN & WHERE

85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Piedmont Park – Charles Allen Dr. and 10th Street, Atlanta
Friday, August 6 through Sunday, August 8, 2021
www.dogwood.org

ARTIST MARKET

Featuring the top 200 artists selected from more than 1,000 entries each year, the juried, fine art Artist Market at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival welcomes art lovers to peruse and purchase.

ENTERTAINMENT

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival offers a variety of live entertainment throughout the weekend. From local bands and dance troupes to international performers and children’s choirs, there is always something exciting to see and hear on the Coca-Cola Main Stage. Adults can take a break from art collecting and kick back in the Corona Light Beer Garden.

MIMOSA 5K

Following a course through the beautiful and historic Midtown neighborhood, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival Mimosa 5K welcomes runners and walkers to start festival Saturday off right. The morning race ends with an OJ & Cupcake Vineyards bubbly toast in Piedmont Park after which registered runners can stay and enjoy the festival FREE.

HIGH SCHOOL ART

The award-winning Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) offers Atlanta-area high school students the chance to take part in a real artist competition. More than 700 submissions are received each year, and a panel of professional judges selects the top works to exhibit in the park’s Community Center during the festival.

Sponsored and supported by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the AHSAE provides prizes and scholarships for top submissions.

VIP EXPERIENCE

This year attendees have a new way to enjoy the festival in high style. With a primo view of live music, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival VIP Experience is the best spot in the park, complete with culinary events overlooking the Coca-Cola Main Stage. Guests will be treated to fabulous food from local chefs plus wine, beer and cocktail tastings throughout the weekend. Each event is an all-inclusive culinary experience with private restrooms and a great view of the stage. Limited tickets and reserved tables with umbrellas are available.

FOR KIDS

The festival includes plenty of pursuits to keep young attendees entertained. In the Kids Village presented by Visit Tallahassee, children can enjoy hands-on activities, while the Midway offers rides and inflatables for young and old.

DISC DOGS

A festival staple for more than two decades, the onsite disc dog competition hosted by The Greater Atlanta Dog & Disc Club amazes onlookers with the feats of super-talented canines. This AWI and Skyhoundz World Qualifier has grown to be one of the most prestigious competitions in the world today and a favorite with festival attendees. New this year, there will be Freestyle and Toss-and-Fetch competitions on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival.

2021 is all about the staycation! Locals (and visitors) can make it a festival weekend and receive discounted rates with the Atlanta Dogwood Festival hotel partners – W Atlanta Midtown and Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown. https://dogwood.org/about/hotels/ 
The 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place in Piedmont Park in Midtown
Friday through Sunday, August 6 – 8, 2021.  www.dogwood.org 

GAYDM TO HOST “LEZZURE HEAT” GIRLS’ EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/21

DJ Citizen Jane and DJ Dimples to Headline Female Launch Party

Believe Music Hall

Friday, July 16th

After an incredibly successful, sold out, male launch party in June, GAYDM “One Love” returns with “LEZZURE HEAT” – a girls’ event headlined by none other than international superstar and Madison Square Garden headliner DJ Citizen Jane, who has been topping the charts on Spotify for years. Opening for DJ Citizen Jane will be Miami superstar promoter, DJ Dimples – also the proud owner of Miami-based clothing brand “Sweet Heat” who has been named SEA’s Female DJ of the Year for three consecutive years. To keep the party going outside, Georgia native DJ SHAAA will also provide beats on the patio all night long.

“We’re so excited to continue our kick-off series for GAYDM “One Love” Festival with an all-female talent-driven event,” said festival organizer Chris Coleman. “We have an amazing lineup of talented DJs who will make this an epic night to remember, and we’re counting down the days until we can bring everyone together for the world’s first LGBTQ+ EDM festival in the fall.”

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased for $15 (+ fees) at discounted Early Bird Rate for the first 100 people. General Admission Advanced tickets are $25 (+ fees) and Day of Show Tickets are $30 (+ fees). Tickets can be purchased online here.

GAYDM “One Love,” the world’s first LGBTQ+ EDM festival will be held on Sept. 11 at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, uniting the LGBTQ+ community for an 11-hour party with a purpose. More information can be found on the event’s website and tickets can be purchased online through Live Nation.

All proceeds of the launch parties and the GAYDM “One Love” Festival will benefit GAYDM partners GAGA (Gay Georgia) and Lost-n-Found Youth, two organizations whose efforts are dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community in Georgia. GAGA’s mission is to maintain safe locations for the LGBTQ+ community free from persecution, while Lost-n-Found Youth assists homeless LGBTQ+ youth.

SURF N TURF CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY HOME TOWN MORTGAGE AT CHIRINGA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/5/21

Summer Concert Series Featuring Suburban Road, The Genuine Tailgate Jammin’ Show, Stranger Company, Midlife Crisis And More
 
Kicking Off Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Starting to hear the sweet sounds of summer? CHIRINGA and Home Town Mortgage have joined forces to bring to a tidal wave of melodies to downtown Alpharetta with the inaugural Surf N Turf Concert Series. Kicking off the summer series on Thursday, July 8th, revelers can admire the charming Town Green Fountain and brand new, luscious astroturf while jamming out to the live acoustics of Josh Jeffords from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Suburban Road, an Atlanta-based classic rock n’ blues band that pumps out hits from the 70s and 80s, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Keeping the groove flowing through CHIRINGA’s breezy patio all summer long, music enthusiasts can also revel in high energy performances from The Genuine Tailgate Jammin’ Show (7/23); Beggar’s Bandits (7/30); Stranger Company (7/31); Better than the Beatles (8/6); The Side Cars (8/20); Midlife Crisis (8/27) and more. 

CHIRINGA’s full menu is accessible online and includes saltwater staples, elevated proteins and fresh produce that creates signature favorites like house made Guacamole, Lobster Rolls, Fish Tacos, Chop Chop Bowls, Caribbean Jerk Chicken Wings, Shrimp Baskets, Bacon & Guacamole Cheeseburgers and so much more. Imbibers looking to sip into the summer season can also enjoy freshly squeezed juices, beach-inspired cocktails including the infamous Frosé and frozen OG Margarita, craft beers and wines.  and For all ages, the Surf N Turf Concert Series is free to attend and will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on scheduled show days. For more information and to order online, visit www.chiringa.com or call 770.802.8940. Follow the Kite on Instagram at @chiringaatl and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chiringaatl. For more information about Home Town Mortgage, visit www.hometownmortgage.net.
Thursday, July 8, 2021 – Josh Jeffords from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Suburban Road from 8 p.m to 10 p.m.
Friday, July 23, 2021 – The Genuine Tailgate Jammin’ Show from 8 p.m to 10 p.m.
Friday, July 30, 2021 – Beggar’s Bandits from 8 p.m to 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 31, 2021 – Stranger Company from 8 p.m to 10 p.m.
Friday, August 6, 2021 – Better than the Beatles from 8 p.m to 10 p.m.
Friday, August 20, 2021 – The Side Cars from 8 p.m to 10 p.m.
Friday, August 27, 2021 – Midlife Crisis from 8 p.m to 10 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC RETURNS TO MABLE HOUSE BARNES AMPHITHEATER JULY 10TH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/21/21

Saturday, July 10th 8pm

Mable House Barnes Amphitheater

Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute

Following the shut-down of its venue due to the pandemic, the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre will once again be hosting LIVE music beginning July 10 at 8pm! Their premiere concert is the internationally touring show Remember When Rock Was Young-The Elton John Tribute. That they are an Atlanta based show only adds to the feeling  of coming home to live performances.


The show stars the multi-talented singer/pianist/actor/creator Craig A Meyer and features the incredible Rocket Band! When asked what it felt like to be facing a hometown audience, Meyer replied, “Atlanta has the best audiences and we are honored they chose us to reopen the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. We have a long history with the MHBA and we could not be more pleased.”


Tickets are available on Ticketmaster here.


The spectacular outdoor venue regularly holds 2500 but will have reduced capacity of 1300 for these first performances. Limited tables are available. The venue has food vendors on site, but also allows guests to bring their own food and drinks. Gates will open approximately 90 minutes prior to the concert.

 

‘INTO THE WILDWOOD’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCES ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES, JULY 24, 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/20/21

The Intimate Concert Series Continues Following a Successful Kick-Off with Old Crow Medicine Show
General Admission, Premium, and VIP Tickets Options on Sale Now
With electricity in the air and plenty of friendly vibes, live music returned to Cloverleaf Farm for the first time in over a year, as Old Crow Medicine Show and opener Caleb Caudle welcomed fans back. Created by the team behind Wildwood Revival, the new concept helped remind fans of the curated gathering that has created a community of music fans outside of Athens, Georgia, for the past six years. In this spirit,  ‘Into the Wildwood’ is happy to announce that St. Paul & the Broken Bones will be the next edition of this safe and socially distanced live music experience, July 24th. With the dates for Wildwood Revival 2021 being announced for October 8 – 10, ‘Into the Wildwood’ is the perfect primer for the South’s best reason you need to get out of the city.
‘Into the Wildwood’ features local restaurants Maepole and Cafe Racer onsite with options of ordering meals in advance.  There will also be multiple beverage options, including craft beers from Creature Comforts Brewing Co, kept cold thanks to series sponsor YETI.
 
All tickets for the July 24th date of ‘Into the Wildwood’ are on sale now, at $45 per person plus fees. VIP tickets with seating closest to the stage are on sale now at $125 per person plus fees. The ticket includes exclusive access to the VIP event space with complimentary wine and Creature Comforts Beer, chef-made pizza from a wood-fired pizza oven, as well as oysters from Athens’ own Seabear Oyster Bar, and private restrooms. To purchase tickets, visit www.WildwoodRevival.com. ‘Into the Wildwood’ Summer Concert Series is an all-ages event.

LOST ART MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/7/21

Metro Atlanta’s First Music Festival of 2021 Kicks Off This Weekend

Lost Art Music Festival on June 11-12 at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville

Nationally-touring artists include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope,
 The War And Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Pink Stones, The Sundogs

Music festivals are back for Atlanta with Lost Art Music Festival Presented by Cathead Distillery on June 11-12, 2021. As we emerge from the pandemic, the area’s first music festival of 2021 with nationally-touring artists takes place at the spacious Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, just 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Lost Art celebrates the Americana fan community through high energy performances and immersive experiences in a spacious, outdoor setting.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope, The War And Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero, and The Pink Stones round out the eclectic and diverse lineup of Americana acts, which blend elements of Southern soul, folk, alt-country, cosmic country, and more.

Aaron Lee Tasjan performs a Friday night kickoff show on June 11. Late night Saturday, The Sundogs Present The Tom Petty Show. Tasjan and The Sundogs shows are available as separate, standalone tickets.

Inner Circle Experiences, which connect artist and fans through shared, handpicked outings include a BBQ cookout and bocce ball/horseshoes tournament with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, ATV tour and short performance with The War and Treaty, and more. More info on the Lost Art website.

“Music festivals are back for Atlanta! It’s been almost two years for fans, and people can’t wait to enjoy great music outdoors in Georgia again,” said Lost Art Music Festival Founder Jim Ethridge.  

“Seeing this bright light at the end of the tunnel is an incredible feeling, and Lost Art is so happy to provide an opportunity for fans to experience music again.”

Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are priced at $69.25 (tax included), and VIP tickets are sold out. Both Aaron Lee Tasjan and The Sundogs shows are available as separate, standalone tickets.

Tickets are available at www.LostArtMusicFest.com.

SONIC REBEL’S DEBUT EP, WE MADE THIS WITH OUR HANDS, SET FOR JUNE 17 RELEASE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/21

New Single And Video, “This Vibe,” Out Today
June 24 EP Release Show At Smith’s Olde Bar In Atlanta Announced
Hailed As “Electrifying” By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 
Sonic Rebel’s Founder Tammy Hurt Collaborates With Grouplove’s Dan Gleason & Ben Homola, TJ Elias And Kevin Spencer On EP
View Video, Created By Greg Ellis (Pretty Lights), HERE

Download / Stream “This Vibe” HERE

 We Made This With Our Hands, the debut EP from Atlanta-based Sonic Rebel, will be released on June 17. The five-song collection calls to mind the genre-fluid discography and live sets that acts like Girl Talk, Beastie Boys, Fatboy Slim and Travis Barker have churned out coupled with the drum ‘n bass rabbit hole Sonic Rebel founder Tammy Hurt fell into for a spell. The sequence on We Made This With Our Hands provides the out, loud and proud, self-proclaimed “kick ass rock and roll drummer” the latitude to churn out a kaleidoscopic medley of sonic treats, aided by Grouplove’s Dan Gleason and Ben Homola, engineer TJ Elias and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Spencer. See below for track listing.
Today, Sonic Rebel shared “This Vibe,” the hypnotic new single from We Made This With Our HandsMr. Romanowski’s Dolby Atmos® mix of “This Vibe” will be released tomorrow, May 7 – so grab your headphones. Greg Ellis (aka theLazerShark), who is known for his remarkable lighting production on global tours for Pretty Lights and Steve Aoki, created the official video for “This Vibe” in 4K, which debuted today. View HERE.
Sonic Rebel’s debut live performance will be at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta on Thursday, June 24. The EP release event, which kicks off at 9:00 PM, will also feature a DJ set from special guest Chozen. Tickets are available HERE.
In this feature article, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, hailed Sonic Rebel as “electrifying…[a] fusion of organic instrumentation and electronic razzle-dazzle.” Simply put, Sonic Rebel combines Hurt performing and layering aggressive rock drums over loud guitars, video game soundtracks, hip-hop beats, melodic pop, ambient/electronica orchestrations, and mesmerizing visuals. Beat keeping the bulk of her career for acts such as Paper Dolls, Indigo Girls, She Said!, Van Hunt, Michelle Malone, Wendy Bucklew and Minority Rules, Sonic Rebel is Hurt’s ambitious alter ego that’s evolved from being a traditional “sideman” acoustic drummer to a tenacious hybrid focal point armed with custom tracks perfect for remixes, mashups and licensing.
“I believe most music sounds better with live drums,” says Tammy Hurt, a native of Marietta, GA. “I wanted to give the music I love so much a little more grit and distortion. I can’t wait to start performing these mashups and taking them on the road in front of a live audience.
We Made This With Our Hands was recorded at Big Trouble Recording in Atlanta’s Little Five Points, where it was mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winning mixer Miles Walker. It was mastered by GRAMMY nominee Michael Romanowski at his San Francisco studio. As president of the Georgia Music Accord, Hurt was instrumental in developing the partnership with the GRAMMY Museum Foundation that will bring a GRAMMY Museum to Atlanta. She was featured on Billboard’s 2020 Pride list of industry-shaping LGBTQ executives. Hurt lays out her vision for Sonic Rebel in this mini-documentary.
Track Listing – We Made This With Our Hands
  1. Run
  2. Reign
  3. This Vibe
  4. Air Raid
  5. Big Riff