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ATLANTIC STATION AND STAR 94.1 FM PRESENT “THROWBACK THURSDAYS”

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/17/24

Enjoy Live ‘80s Cover Bands Every Third Thursday of the Month on Atlantic Green Beginning June 20


Get ready to relive the nostalgia of the ‘80s with Atlantic Station’s Throwback Thursdays, presented by Star 94.1 FM. This new, free live concert series will occur in Atlantic Station’s entertainment and retail district on Atlantic Green every third Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning on June 20 and running through Oct. 17.

With Star 94.1 FM on-air talent hosting each night of the series, “Throwback Thursdays” will feature live performances of ‘80s music, kicking off on June 20 with popular cover band Electric Avenue. Electric Avenue has performed over 1,100 concerts across the U.S. and abroad, honing their authentic sound and playing with the world’s top artists such as Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Tracy Chapman, and more. Attendees can look forward to themed drinks and delicious food available for purchase as well as unforgettable performances that will transport them back in time.

“Throwback Thursdays is more than just a music event, it’s connection,” said Kristen Sugg, Atlantic Station Marketing and Events Manager. “The partnership between Atlantic Station and Star 94.1 FM aims to unite people, fostering a sense of community through a shared love for the era’s iconic music. Atlantic Green provides the perfect setting for families, friends, and music lovers to gather, dance, and create lasting memories.”

Throwback Thursday Highlights:

  • Live ‘80s Music: Enjoy performances from top ‘80s cover bands on June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17.
  • Themed Festivities: Indulge in ‘80s-themed drinks and food available for purchase, making each event a delightful throwback experience.
  • Family Fun: Engage in an interactive, family-friendly atmosphere with activities and entertainment for all ages.

“Atlanta is made for events, and our Throwback Thursday concert series and partnership with Atlantic Station is teeing up the best summer ever,” said Jenn Hobby, Star 94 Morning Show Host. “Every third Thursday, you can join Star 94 in Atlantic Green for major feel-good throwback vibes.”

In honor of the first concert in the Throwback Thursday series, Star 94.1 FM and Atlantic Station will give tickets to Cyndi Lauper’s Farewell Tour, while HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern will host an exclusive VIP viewing experience featuring drinks and light bites along with prime viewing of centerstage for invited guests and contest winners. Enjoy two hours of complimentary parking in Atlantic Station’s parking deck and stay tuned on Atlantic Station’s website and socials for the full lineup of artists. Additional information and interviews are available on request.  

TICKETS FOR DISNEY’S THE LION KING AT THE FOX THEATRE ATLANTA ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/12/24

Performances Begin on Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Play for 3 Weeks through Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Fox Theatre

Disney Theatrical Group and Regions Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. ​ Atlanta’s most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Fox Theatre stage on Wednesday, Oct. 2 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, Oct. 20. ​ The opening night is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

In Atlanta, The Lion King will play multiple performances. For exact days and times, visit broadwayinatlanta.com. Extra Magic Packages, which include an excellent seat in the theater and show merchandise, are also available. Beginning Friday, June 21, tickets will be available at the Fox Theatre Box Office at 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, by phone at (855) 285-8499 and online at foxtheatre.org/the-lion-king. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling the Fox Theatre at (855)-285-8499.

Ticket buyers are reminded that the Fox Theatre is the only official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Fox Theatre. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Fox Theatre is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

The Lion King has been touring North America for more than 22 years, and during that time has welcomed over 23 million theatergoers, making it North America’s longest-running and most-attended Broadway tour. Having already played more than 10,000 performances in over 90 cities across North America, The Lion King now proudly returns to Atlanta at the Fox Theatre.

ABOUT THE LION KING

Celebrating 26 landmark years on Broadway, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its premiere on November 13, 1997, 28 global productions have been seen by over 112 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Group, under the direction of Andrew FlattAnne Quart, and Thomas SchumacherThe Lion King has made theatrical history with three productions worldwide running 20 or more years and two others running 25 or more years. 

Performed over its lifetime in nine different languages (English, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), there are currently eight productions of The Lion King around the world: Broadway, London, Paris, Hamburg, Madrid, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and on tour across North America. The Lion King has played over 100 cities in 28 countries on every continent except Antarctica; its worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.     

The Lion King won six 1998 Tony Awards®:  Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.  The Lion King has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. 

Director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor, the first woman to win a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical, remains actively involved in the show, launching new productions and maintaining the flagship Broadway production. 

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s songs from the Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo MMark MancinaJay RifkinJulie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.  The resulting sound of The Lion King is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to Lebo M’s rich choral numbers.

Elton John, Lebo M, and Hans Zimmer all collaborated on the 2019 version of the film, executive produced by Julie Taymor and Thomas Schumacher, which has gone onto extraordinary worldwide success.

The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated The Lion King feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay.  Other members of the creative team include:  Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), Anthony Lyn (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor), Lisa Dawn Cave (production supervisor), Thomas Schlenk (general manager) and ARC/Mark Brandon, CSA (casting). Anne Quart serves as executive producer.

For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.comwww.facebook.com/thelionkingusa and www.instagram.com/thelionking. ​

The Atlanta engagement of Disney’s THE LION KINGis presented by arrangement with Regions Bank Broadway in Atlanta and is a subscription offering of the 2024/2025 Regions Bank Broadway in Atlanta season.

REIK PLAYING COBB ENERGY CENTER ON MAY 23!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/7/24

Reik playing Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on 5/23, Panorama 2024 Tour to hit 25 cities across U.S.

Acclaimed latin pop band Reik are excited to reveal their much-anticipated Panorama 2024 Tour, coming to 25 cities across the United States this summer. Presented by noted live event promoter Loud And Live, the tour promises to immerse fans in an unforgettable musical journey, from the May 11 kick-off in Orlando to the June 30 finale in Seattle.

Throughout the tour the critically acclaimed Reik will perform an array of both their classic hits and their most captivating recent work, displaying their unique essence onstage.

“We’re excited to announce our second tour with Reik,” says Nelson Albareda, CEO of Loud and Live. “It is a privilege to work with them again and introduce their music to a wider audience. Get ready for an experience filled with energy and joy!”

Tickets will be available for presale on Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. local time, and widely available on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. local time.

All tickets will be available at Reik.mx. See below for a complete list of dates.

ABOUT REIK

The name Reik carries weight and recognition. For proof, look no further than their multiple sold-out shows each year across all Latin America, the United States and Spain; numerous radio hits; and songs featured in ad campaigns by international brands.

Sixteen years ago, nobody could have imaged the rapid ascent and illustrious career of these three boys from Mexicali, Baja California. They have been trendsetters ever since, accumulating 9.1 billion streams, 8.5 billion views and 9.8 million subscribers on YouTube, and 20 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Their discography boasts six studio albums, two live albums and two conceptual EPs, all certified for high sales in Mexico, Latin America, Spain, and the United States.

Reik have collaborated with over 30 international artists including Maluma, J. Balvin, Wisin & Yandel, Sebastián Yatra, Carin León, Ozuna, Morat, Super Junior, Manuel Turizo, Farruko, Camilo, Aitana, Christian Nodal, Grupo Firme and Nicky Jam, among others. 

The band has also won a wide range of awards, including Latin Grammys, MTV Music Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, Gaviotas de Plata y Oro, Billboard Latin Music Awards and Juventud, among others.

ABOUT LOUD AND LIVE

Loud And Live is an entertainment, marketing, media and live event company specializing in music, sports, lifestyle and content development. Based in Miami with offices in the United States, Europe and Latin America, Loud And Live is driven by their passion for compelling experiences for global audiences.

PANORAMA 2024 TOUR DATES

May 11—Orlando, FL—Hard Rock Live

May 12—Hollywood, FL—Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

May 15—Houston, TX—Smart Financial Centre

May 16—McAllen, TX—McAllen Performing Arts Center

May 17—San Antonio, TX—Boeing Center at Tech Port

May 18—Dallas, TX—Texas Trust CU Theatre

May 23—Atlanta, GA—Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

May 24—Raleigh, NC —Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

May 25—North Charleston, SC —North Charleston Performing Arts Center

May 30—Boston, MA—Wang Theatre

May 31—Bensalem, PA—Xcite Center at Parx Casino

June 1—New York, NY—Radio City Music Hall

June 2—Washington, DC—DAR Constitution Hall

June 5—Chicago, IL—Rosemont Theatre

June 8—Denver, CO—The Mission Ballroom

June 9—Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater

June 13—El Paso, TX—Abraham Chavez Theatre

June 14—Albuquerque, NM—Kiva Auditorium

June 15—Tucson, AZ—The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall

June 21—San Diego, CA—Pechanga Arena

June 22—Las Vegas, NV—The Theater at Virgin Hotels

June 23—Anaheim, CA —Honda Center

June 27—Sacramento, CA—Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

June 28—San Jose, CA—San Jose Civic

June 30—Seattle, WA—WAMU Theater

SHAKY KNEES 2024 DAY 1

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/4/24

Photo by Roger Ho.

With acts like Weezer and Foo Fighters, this year’s Shaky Knees spoke to my Gen X heart. Here’s our day one recap with our favorite new bands, artist moments, and everything in between.

Something we’re highlighting this Shaky Knees beyond the stout 90’s band line-up are the new bands that we catch. The first one is Ax and the Hatchetmen, a young indie 7-piece out of Chicago with tons of energetic big band, funky, rocky, and beachy all rolled into one fun time. A great show! They had a wonderful artist moment, handing out water with a QR code to their newest song, “Flagstaff” that they performed live and came out yesterday! Another band that we hadn’t seen is and enjoyed is Late Night Drive Home out of Texas. The lead singer, Andre Patillo, came out with a red mak on that had frills at the bottom. They’re a blend of punk, rock, 90s with swelling choruses. We loved they sang Blur, “Song No. 2.”

Our favorite of the bands we know is Metric out of Canada. A band that played on 99x back in the day, and that I know probably 5 songs from was thoroughly enjoyable. Emily Haines, the lead singer, came out in a bright red shinny body suit. If you know Metric, they are heavy into electronic and keyboard, yet rock and 80s infused. Reminiscent of Garbage to me, “Help I’m Alive,” was the highlight for me. I hadn’t heard it live and it was my favorite of their music then and now.

We also caught Interpol and Arcade Fire, two bands I had not seen live. Arcade Fire puts on a spectacle of a show with tons of light and movement, and loved the horizon and sunset/sunrise visuals of the performance. Interpol had black and white on the big screens, they’re very controled yet upbeat rock and smooth lyrics all encased in a European rock sound.

It wouldn’t be a large music festival without festival polls, our favorite was the blown up stick of butter. Plus, we were blown away by the Doordash food court with some great Atlanta and regional restaurants like Hattie Bs. Today we are going to explore the most elaborate activation I’ve ever seen, Liquid Death. We will report back.

Who is ready for day 2? John and I are super excited for Sunny Day Real Estate today! We hope the Thunderstorms stay away.

This is just a snapshot of day 1. A full article and review of bands to come.

2024 ROSWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/25/24

Saturday, May 18, 2024

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

37 Magnolia Street

Roswell, GA 30075

Roswell Music Festival Announces Lineup for Second Annual Event

The highly anticipated 2024 Roswell Music Festival is back for its second year, set to take place on May 18th in the heart of Historic Downtown Roswell. Following the tremendous success of its inaugural edition, this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better, featuring an electrifying lineup of renowned performers and an array of exciting activities for attendees of all ages.

Headlining this year’s festival is critically acclaimed band Sister Hazel bringing their hits such as ‘All For You’, ‘Change Your Mind’ and ‘Champagne High.’ Joining Sister Hazel on one of the two stages will be Kevn Kinney Band, Bloodkin, Frankly Scarlet, Troy Doherty, Cat Ridgeway & The Tourists, Magnolia Express, and Davis and The Love. With two stages hosting non-stop entertainment throughout the day, attendees can expect an unforgettable musical experience that spans a variety of genres.

In addition to the stellar musical lineup, the festival will offer a vibrant atmosphere with tent vendors, food vendors serving up delicious culinary delights, craft beer to quench your thirst, and a VIP tent for those seeking an enhanced festival experience.

Supporting our military veterans is a key focus of the 2024 Roswell Music Festival. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Shepherd’s Men, an organization dedicated to advocating for and providing opportunities to our nation’s veteran heroes who have been affected by the hidden injuries of war. By attending the festival, patrons will enjoy a day of fantastic music and entertainment and contribute to a worthy cause. 

“We are thrilled to announce the lineup for the 2024 Roswell Music Festival and to welcome music lovers from near and far to join us for a day of celebration and community,” said Trew Rickers, Festival Director.  “We have a dedicated committee of Roswell business leaders to include Alan Carlquist, Jeris Hollander, Jeremy Smith and Jeremy Fort.  With an incredible lineup of performers, exciting activities, and opportunities to support our military veterans, this year’s festival promises to be a truly memorable experience for all.” 

The family-friendly festival will kick off at 1:00 pm and continue until 10:00 pm, rain or shine. Tickets for the event are on sale now via Freshtix. Sponsorship opportunities and tent vendor spaces are also available for businesses looking to showcase their support for the event. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to inquire about becoming a tent vendor, please contact the festival organizer at info@roswellmusicfestival.com.

Don’t miss out on the excitement of the 2024 Roswell Music Festival – mark your calendars and get ready for a day of music, fun, and community spirit!

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 freshtix.com/events/roswellmusicfestival
info@roswellmusicfestival.com
(404) 425-4815

WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/13/23

Tool, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Pantera,

Deftones, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Queens of the Stone Age, Evanescence, Incubus & More

Announced for Welcome To Rockville

May 18-21, 2023 At The World Center Of Rock

Daytona International Speedway In Daytona Beach, FL

Hosted by Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin

Welcome To Rockville Officially Kicks Off

Danny Wimmer Presents 2023 Festival Season

Staging The Biggest Music Events Around The Country

Single Day, Weekend & Camping On Sale Now

As Low As $10 Down Through End Of 2022

www.WelcomeToRockville.com

Premier festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents kicks off its 2023 season with DWP’s longest-running annual festival, Welcome To Rockville. The festival brought together 150,000 fans in 2022 and the 12th edition of the event will be held for its third installment at the hallowed grounds of “The World Center of Rock,” Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The 2023 event takes place from May 18-21 and features a massive lineup featuring headliners Tool, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold and Pantera plus Deftones, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Evanescence, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice Cooper, The Mars Volta, Puscifer, I Prevail, Chevelle, Coheed & Cambria, Hardy and Trivium. Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin will host the event with on-stage appearances and fan meet and greets.

“We are so excited to be bringing this fantastic lineup to Welcome To Rockville,” says Danny WimmerFounder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Our fans have been wanting Pantera and along with one of Avenged Sevenfold’s first live shows in five years, crowd favorite Slipknot, AND one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Tool, we are delivering a jam-packed weekend to the ‘The World Center of Rock.’ Can’t wait to see everyone in May!”

Danny Wimmer Presents has done it yet again, producing a spectacular, anticipated lineup of legendary rock bands for the 2023 edition of Welcome To Rockville” says Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “The event is fast becoming a tradition here at The World Center of Entertainment, hosting 150,000 concertgoers from all over the world. It’s a huge win-win for our guests and our community. We can’t wait for next May.”

For the first time in Welcome To Rockville history, Early Bird Passes sold out before the lineup was released. Single day and weekend passes for Welcome To Rockville are on sale now at www.welcometorockville.com. Passes can be purchased as general admission, VIP, or Daytona Owners Club, and layaway is available starting as low as $10 down, only through December 31, 2022. Passes are expected to sell quickly, and festival promoters Danny Wimmer Presents recommend fans purchase early to secure the best price.

The current Welcome To Rockville 2023 lineup is as follows (subject to change):

Thursday, May 18: Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Queens of the Stone Age, Puscifer, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Black Stone Cherry, Converge, Band-Maid, Austin Meade, Stray From the Path, Brutus, Rain City Drive, Bloodywood, Malevolence, Vended, Rivals, Nevertel, Widow7, Conquer Divide, Budderside

Friday, May 19: Avenged Sevenfold, Evanescence, Hardy, I Prevail, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Sleeping with Sirens, Badflower, Ayron Jones, Memphis May Fire, From Ashes to New, Born of Osiris, The Warning, Mothica, Des Rocs, Varials, Tallah, Tigercub, Slay Squad, Ryan Oakes, Tuk Smith and the Restless Hearts, Bastardane, OTTTO, Until I Die

Saturday, May 20: Pantera, Godsmack, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Knocked Loose, Rival Sons, Yelawolf Presents: Sometimes Y, Pop Evil, Suicide Silence, Sepultura, The Bronx, Poorstacy, Ho99o9, Zero 9:36, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Dayseeker, Dead Poet Society, Kreator, The Violent, Starcrawler, Hammerhedd

Sunday, May 21: Tool, Deftones, Incubus, The Mars Volta, Coheed & Cambria, Pennywise, Ghostemane, Grandson, Sueco, Filter, Deafheaven, Anti-Flag, Senses Fail, New Years Day, Nothing, Nowhere., Angel Du$t, Nova Twins, Point North, Wargasm, Bob Vylan, Capital Theatre, Uncured, Reddstar

Welcome To Rockville features 95 musical acts over four days on four stages, amusement rides, a giant water slide, artwork installations, partner experiences, award-winning spirits, and delectable eats.

Passes for Welcome To Rockville are on sale now for as low as $109.99 plus fees. Full pass type options can be viewed at www.welcometorockville.com. Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early to save as pass prices increase throughout the coming months, based on level quantities. A limited number of specially priced tickets for military personnel and first responders are on sale now via GovX.

Welcome To Rockville VIP pass holders will be living their best lives with access to all GA areas as well as a commemorative VIP laminate and wristband for access to dedicated Festival VIP Fast Track entrance lanes, access to all VIP lounges, and shaded patio areas which feature comfortable furniture with live audio & video streams of both Main Stages. VIPs will have dedicated VIP main stage viewing areas, access to a dedicated festival merchandise booth**, dedicated guest services team, private locker rentals with charging capabilities**, air conditioned & flushable restrooms, and premium food & drink offerings** (**for additional purchase).

After a record sell-out in 2022, the Daytona Owners Club VIP returns for 2023. In addition to being a festival VIP, a commemorative Daytona Owners Club laminate and wristband will be providedgranting exclusive access to an enclosed air-conditioned lounge with a private hosted bar (all-inclusive beer, cocktails, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks will be available at dedicated bars throughout the Owners Club and VIP bars) and comfortable seating and live audio & video of both Main Stages. The show can be enjoyed with a bird’s eye view of a main stage under a covered/shaded platform. Additional amenities include complimentary hors d’oeuvres during lunch and dinner hours, a dedicated festival merchandise booth**, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioned and flushable restrooms, private locker rentals with charging capabilities**, a dedicated “Owner’s” services team, dedicated Owner’s Club Fast Track entrance lanes, and one premium parking pass included with each Daytona Owners Club Pass order (**for additional purchase).

Welcome To Rockville campers get the ultimate experience. They will spend five days on the festival field in the middle of all the action with the quickest access to all the stages. Amenities include indoor restrooms and showers, in and out privileges, and a general store for supplies. A limited number of Weekend Camping Packages are available for both car and tent and RVs. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately. Campers can also look forward to a kick-off party on Wednesday, May 17 and themed contests throughout the weekend.

Welcome To Rockville is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America.

Welcome to Rockville is proud to host premier partners Bud Light Seltzer and Jack Daniel’s.

“Bud Light Seltzer is happy to be back supporting Welcome To Rockville for the 3rd year in a row as we continue to bring new and exciting flavors to Rockvillians from around the country!” – Grant Herman, Trade Marketing Manager Anheuser Busch

“Jack Daniel’s is committed to supporting musicians now more than ever as we continue our long-standing connection to the music industry dating to Mr. Jack Daniel himself. We have been at Welcome To Rockville for some great musical moments and are excited to continue that partnership. Jack Daniel’s is just about as close to the music as you can get, without actually making the music.” – Greg Luehrs, Director Partnerships Jack Daniel’s, Brown-Forman Corporation

More partners and experiences will be announced closer to the show.

For more information on #WelcomeToRockville, visit:

Website: https://welcometorockville.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/welcometorockville

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockvillefest

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/welcometorockville

Imagine Music Festival: Show Me What You Got

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/1/22

There is something magical about Imagine Festival. Maybe it’s the perpetual thumping bass that beacons, like a pied piper drawing them in. Maybe it’s the lush pool to float and keep cool in. Maybe it’s the crowds of people all swaying I unison as the lights and lasers dance overhead. One thing is for sure, once you catch the feeling, you’re hooked.

This year, moved to Kingston Down, Imagine Fest was a sprawling display of light and sound. The stage decor was better than ever with octopus’ arms and tree forts. The pool area was reminiscent of a Miami South Beach Hotel with swanky cabanas and palm trees. The music was just as mesmerizing with tunes from Kaskade, Evaluation, Leah Culver, and more! They even had a lazy River to drift down in a tube if you so desire. So much to do and see and experience, while watching the crowds in their festival best. Let’s take a pictorial journey of our time there. 

THIS WEEK AT SMITH’S OLDE BAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/19/22

Week of 7/22-7/28

Calendar view: https://www.freshtix.com/organizations/smiths-olde-bar

Weekly Events: https://www.sobatl.com/weekly-events

https://www.sobatl.com/

Thursday, July 25 – Atlanta Room – Killing Pixies / Dirty Holly / The Review / Vicki’s Dream

Genre: Queer Punk / Alternative

Killing Pixies is a female fronted queer punk/ alternative band from Detroit. On tour celebrating the release of the EP “Roxy”. With sounds pulling from 2000s rock/punk and riot grrrl era inspired energy, Killing Pixies brings a fun and entertaining show.

Atlanta-based punk-rock hellraisers, DIRTY HOLLY formed out of the garage in 2021 by bassist vocalist Amy Epperley (Vices of Vanity, Sash the Bash, Ballbreakers) and guitarist Julie Tew. After years playing in cover bands, the rockers wanted bring an unique original sound to the old school vibe of The Ramones, Black Sabbath and AC/DC soaked in retro classic horror, melancholic doo wop, sci-fi spacey psychedelia, backwater surf and dirty jeans skate punk.

Doors: 7PM / $12 adv / $15 day of

Thursday, July 25 – Music Room – SOBATL Presents Atlanta Ableton Users Group with special guests JiRiKi & Kiva

Event: 7-9PM / FREE

Friday, July 26 – Music Room – SOBATL Presents Adam Knight’s Buried Alive + The Grateful Brothers 

Genre: Phish + Grateful Dead + Allman Brothers Tribute

Adam Knight’s Buried Alive is known for executing the most complex Phish compositions. The band uses their favorite Phish tunes as a launching pad for their own high-energy, intense jams. This cathartic celebration is what phans live for. Adam Knight’s Buried Alive is currently booking regional shows and building their repertoire.

Formed in early 2016, The Grateful Brothers combine the catalogs of The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead. Often intertwining songs through segues and transitions, they carry out the improvisational spirit of the two groups in their own space. They use the songs as more of a template rather than adhering to strict album-style covers, creating a unique, high-energy, and genuine crowd experience at every performance. The seven musicians making up the band have known each other and played in various outfits with one another for upwards of twenty years. The camaraderie between them is obvious and the familiarity leads to the ease of musical exploration.

Doors: 7PM / $20 adv / $25 day of

Friday, July 26 – Atlanta Room – SOBATL Presents Kaleb Sanders with support from Tristan Tritt

Genre: Country

Kaleb Sanders is an up-and-coming country artist based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Having grown up in a small town in Central Florida, Kaleb is familiar with the true ‘southern lifestyle’, having spent most of his days working on the family farm, caring for animals and tending to cattle. Influenced by the timeless ballads of Keith Whitey and the smooth guitar of John Mayer, Kaleb’s passion for music stems from taking long tractor rides listening to his favorite southern rock and classic country tunes that ultimately inspired him to pursue a path of his own in country music.

Georgia native, Tristan Tritt, is a Rock artist, songwriter and musician.  If the name sounds familiar it’s because Tritt is the oldest son of country music legend Travis Tritt, and the brother of country artist Tyler Reese Tritt.  However, Tritt’s heavier Rock driven performances have surprised fans who expect him to lean more towards his family’s Outlaw Country music roots.

Doors: 8PM / $12 adv / $15 day of

Friday, July 26 – Music Room – Late Night DJ Set

Genre: EDM / House

Doors: 11:30PM / Tickets $10 / 21 and Up

Saturday, July 27 – Atlanta Room – Electric Gemini / Cowboy Killer / Room 213

Genre: Hard Rock / Punk

Founded in 2022, Electric Gemini has been playing steadily around the Atlanta scene with their own blend of doom metal, hardcore punk, jazz, and rock influences. They dropped their first single Death Brews in May of this year, and plan on having a full release later this year.

Room 213 is a four piece of good buddies making music and performing sweat drenched shows.

Doors: 7PM / $12 adv / $15 day of

Saturday, July 27 – Music Room – Late Night DJ Set

Genre: EDM / House

Doors: 11:30PM / Tickets $10 / 21 and Up

Sunday, July 28 – Atlanta Room – Elephants Dancing / Kaya’s Embrace

Genre: Reggae

High-energy, 6-piece, Reggae/Ska hailing from Northeast, PA. Elephants Dancing hits that sweet spot between catchy and angsty with the influences of Reggae, Punk, Ska, and Hip-Hop. With a diverse set of musical backgrounds, lead singers and songwriters Michael Iorio (Vocals/Bass) and Danny Sales (Vocals/Guitar) focus on keeping their music unique and energetic while maintaining a groovy vibe. Lyrically, Elephants Dancing ranges from spreading good vibes to throwing down, supplemented by catchy horn lines and careful voice leading.

Hailing from the peach state Atlanta Georgia, Kaya’s Embrace delivers a sound as diverse as the thriving city they live in. Combining Atlanta’s hip-hop roots with Bermudian island beats, the band continues to dive deeper and explore their experimental fusion of reggae rock.

Doors: 7PM / $15 general admission

New On-Sales:

August 8 – HOT GIRL DJ SH#T with Courtney Case and Friends

August 15 – Couple’s Therapy / Eliza & The Organix / Renée Catrine / Bad Mint / Mars Ray

August 23 – SOBATL Presents Aaron Cole

September 25 – SOBATL Presents Eli Waltz with Kyle Bradley and Zach Alexander

October 26 – SOBATL Presents The Mega Mango x Daphne Eckman Fall 2024 Tour

IMAGINE FESTIVAL DOUBLES DOWN WITH PHASE 02 LINEUP FOR THE REIMAGINED EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/22

AT KINGSTON DOWNS, SEPTEMBER 15 – 18, 2022
 
Illenium, Dombresky, Dom Dolla, Habstrakt, John Summit, Kayzo, LSDream, Said The Sky, Sidepiece, Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears In Paradise, and More Join Over 100 Previously Announced Artists
Tickets On Sale Now!
 Imagine Music Festival continues to make ripples throughout the festival and electronic dance music landscape, with phase 02 of their 2022 lineup taking place September 16 – 18 at their new venue in Kingston Downs. After its initial announcement of world-class headliners, stage takeovers, b2b sets, and a pair of day club pool parties, Imagine continues to build its reputation of monumental lineups with a second round of artists. With electronic phenom Illenium bolstering the headliners, phase 02 continues to make the experience with Bombays; Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears in Paradise; Crush Club; Dombresky; Dom Dolla; Habstrakt; James Kennedy; John Summit; Kayzo; LSDream; LP GIOBBI; Moore Kismet; Ravenscoon; Said the Sky, and Sidepiece. Before the official lineup announcement, fans were asked to identify the phase 02 additions through a quick mix video. Take a look-see below to see how you would have done, or grab a quick dose of what is to come at Imagine.
Previously announced artists for 2022 include Excision; GRiZ; Kaskade; AIR2EARTH (sunset slot); Ganja White Night; Gorgon City; Liquid Stranger; Madeon (live); San Holo; Subtronics; Andy C; Atliens; Blunts & Blondes; Boogie T B2B Dirt Monkey; Borgore B2B Riot Ten; Dabin; Dion Timmer; Ghostrydr (Ghastly B2B Joyryde); Kasbo; Lee Foss; Peekaboo; Shiba San; Snakehips; Virtual Riot B2B Barely Alive; Abelation; Attlas; Autograf; Bexxie; Black Carl! B2B Saka; Blackgummy; Black Sun Empire; Black V Neck; Bonnie x Clyde; Brondo B2B Lick; Champagne Drip B2B Luzcid; Devault; Drinkurwater; Durante; Eddie; Esseks; Evalution; Fransis Derrelle; Freaky; Grabbitz; G-Rex; Gettoblaster B2B Franklyn Watts; Honeyluv; Hugel; Jantsen; Jerro; Kaivon; Kyle Walker; Leah Culver; Level Up; Lizzy Jane; Lupa; Marsh; Morgin Madison; Niko the Kid; No Mana; Planet of the Drums; Qrion; Reaper B2B Kumarion; Rohaan; Sam Wolfe; Shlump; SNBRN; Sully; Tape B; Tsimba; Tsu Nami; Yheti; Zubah; Diskull; Domii; Finderz Keeperz; Justtjokay; Murkury; Otica; PLSMA; SLZRD; Azzela; Bvnished; Bloodcrest; Chozen; Deadman; Devious; Elah; Exit 9; Foreign Suspects; Frisbae; Juju Beats; Kirby Bright; Kymera; MJ Lee; Midnite Panda; Mike’s Revenge; Ouza; Ployd; Reliquary; Rudashi; Svble; Sacred Cream; Scales; Skyehye; VLCN; Vitillaz; Viv Castle; MC Word; Yuki-San, and Zeplinn. A Thursday night Ophelia Records Pre-Party for all three-day Festival pass holders will feature Seven Lions; Mitis; Dimibo; Gem & Tauri, and Ironheart.
Imagine will also feature a performance by special guest, ZHU, and stage takeovers by record labels Mau5trap, Wakaan, and Ophelia. Also returning in 2022 is the signature Imagine Festival Aqua Day Club Pool Parties, where Kaskade will heat up the decks for fans as part of his second set of the festival, and Adventure Club will be featured at the other party. In addition, a special “floaty and euphoric” poolside house set by Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears in Paradise will immerse fans in the sonic vibes of their current project.
The aquatic-themed festival will be set in an organic oasis, featuring three days of the world’s best DJs, artists, and performances on master-crafted stages- filled with rich ocean art, decor, and all brought to life with the energy the fans the world over. Poised to dive into ‘A New World’ at Kingston Downs, Imagine will provide fans with enhanced infrastructure, including paved roads, an expanded footprint, and topography with proper drainage than previous sites. Fans can also expect workshops, yoga and meditation classes, health and wellness classes, food from over one hundred vendors, including vegan and local options, cirque, and more. Experiences and activations will be announced in the coming weeks.
3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $259, with no fees for a limited time and only $40 down. All 3-day festival passes now include GA Tent-Only camping access and early Thursday arrival. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, main stage VIP club, Mermaid Lounge, VIP pool access, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $479 for a 3-day pass, with no fees for a limited time and only $60 down. Every vehicle requires a car camping or day parking pass. 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. Fans can stay connected on Instagram www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes, and Facebook www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

Lost Art Music Festival, Foxhall Resort 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/27/22

Turning into Fox Hall Resort, carefully manicured, lush, green grass spreads out before you as the brown picked fence rolls by the car window. The sweeping Fox Hall Resort was the beautiful backdrop for this year’s Lost Art Music Festival. The festival sits on one of the many green spaces, just steps from the VIP cabin, and just down the road from the main club house with amenities like a bar, restaurant, and infinity pool that looks like it is falling into the lake behind it. Back down the road, Lost Art Music Festival’s sounds fill the air with warmth, Americana, folk, big band, rock, 90s sound, country, and everything in between. Grab a shady spot, comfy chair, and stay awhile.

The first thing we got into was The Lone Bellow BBQ and Wild Heaven Beer Pairing Inner Circle Artist Experience. This is what makes Lost Art Music Festival truly special are the up-close and personal experiences you can get with your favorite bands and brands. This one paired three Wild Heaven Beers with BBQ from Chef Mike Lasage (of Drunk & Lucky Social Club). The pairings were Euro-Style Pilsner paired with the Fresh, Herb Salad, Garden Beer Season 9 Saison paired with charred corn, and Kersenrood Barrel-aged Flanders Red Ale with Ki Ten Dang Thai Style BBQ’D Chicken Drums. They were all great, the Pilsner is dry and goes with the lemongrass in the salad, the charred corn’s earthiness goes with the mellow Saison, while the vinegary, tart Kersenrood paired with the spicy, savory of the sauce on the chicken. The chicken itself was tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked, phenomenal! The Kersenrood is a new beer by Wild Heaven not yet available in the tap room, so that was a treat. Even though it said “red ale” it drank more like a funky sour with tons of balsamic vinegar on the back of the throat. Worth mentioning is the best quote from the pairing, “Saison is the duct tape of the beer world,” Mike Lasage.

Then, The Lone Bellow came in casually and played a few songs like Georgia Wheel. They are a band out of Nashville with roots from Georgia, Zach Williams is from Acworth, Brian Elmquist is from Sanderson, GA and Kanene Pipkin is from Virginia. Their sound is truly Americana with hints of country and rock, but this was an acoustic set with heart. At the end, they stuck around to chat with experience goers, take pictures, and answer questions. They are some of the nicest, down-to-earth people!

Lost Art Music Festival also has a stellar VIP experience! We beat the heat with an air-conditioned cabin full of tables to relax and came with three drinks to enjoy during the festival. They also had indoor, air-conditioned bathrooms which were much needed on the hot day. Outside, they had a beautiful, covered porch with rocking chairs, great for sitting in the shade and listening to the music below. On the side, the cabin had a large stone deck with tables and a fireplace. Plus, down near the stage, they had a covered VIP area that was slightly raised and gave us a great view over the crowd.

We also enjoyed several acts on the main stage like Rayland Baxter, Southern Avenue, and of course our new friends, The Lone Bellow. First up was Southern Avenue, they were a large band with everything from an amazing guitar and drummer to fun singer! They were a mix of funk, jazz, rock, and all came together with all types of instruments to create a big band sound. We must give a shout out to the amazing drummer who impressed us with her skill!

Next up was The Lone Bellow. We witness their acoustic set in the artist experience but with the entire band that includes drums and plug-in acoustic guitar, they were a mix of country, rock, with lots of drum and guitar to round out the songs. All three main members of the band take turns singing and write their own music. Each of them had their own specific style and personality, which made it fun to watch. There’s something for everyone to like about them.

Finally, was Rayland Baxter. Dressed in a plain white t-shirt, he started out country, switched to rock, and back and forth. Something that we really liked about Rayland Baxter and his band was the 90s grungy reverb on some of the songs. We’re big early 90’s rock fans and enjoyed every minute of it.

As the sun went behind the trees, the stage fell into the shadow. The lights coming from the stage could be seen brighter and swirled around the ground on the people standing up front. A coolness came over the green. That’s it for this year’s Lost Art. See you next year!