Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/29/21
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/15/21
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/20/21
Friday – Sunday, August 6-8, 2021
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday through Sunday, August 6 – 8, 2021. www.dogwood.org
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.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/5/21
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.
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.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/20/21
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/7/21
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.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/21
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