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IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 LINEUP FOR 2021 EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/20

Lineup to Feature: Illenium, Kaskade, Gryffin, Fisher, Adventure Club B2B (TBA), Black Tiger Sex Machine, Champagne Drip, Ghastly, Joyride, Malaa, Shpongle Droid (Simon Posford Live, featuring Android Jones), Subtronics, and over 40 more artists.
 
Seventh Annual Event to Take Place at Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, September 17 – 19, 2021
Following the difficult decision to postpone the seventh edition of Imagine Music Festival for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers are excited to share the first phase of the lineup for the festival’s return September 17 – 19, 2021. Earlier this year, the festival also revealed the big news that it would be moving locations to the scenic woodlands of the Bouckaert Farm in the City of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. A move that carried Imagine into a new chapter and creates endless potential for a more immersive experience shaped by nature. Given the current climate of the world, organizers are keeping positive and using the extended timeline to expand the production and create an even more spectacular show with some epic sets that will have fans buzzing all year long.
Loaded with massive B2B sets and record label takeovers, the phase 1 lineup for 2021 includes Illenium; Kaskade; Gryffin; 3LAU; Adventure Club B2B (TBA); Black Tiger Sex Machine, Blunts & Blondes, Carnage B2B Borgore; CharlestheFirst; Clozee; Dabin; Ghost Rydr (Ghastly B2B Joyride); Kayzo B2B Subtronics; Liquid Stranger; Peekaboo; Shpongle Droid (Simon Posford Live, featuring Android Jones); Virtual Riot B2B Barely Alive. The Disco Inferno stage will feature Fisher with the Catch & Release Takeover and including Lee Foss; Malaa; Shiba San; Walker & Royce; Noizu; Sidepierce; SNBRN; VNSSA; Dillon Nathaniel; Deeper Purpose; LP Giobbi, and Westend. The Wakaan Takeover will feature Liquid Stranger; Champagne Drip B2B Luzcid; Shlump; G-Rex; Sully, and a Wakaan Family B2B set. Other artists joining the Imagine lineup: Abelation; Blackgummy; Brondo; Corrupt UK; Default; Dieselboy; Dion Timmer; Eddie Gold; Joyce Muniz; Kaivon; Laser Assassins; Leah Culver; Lick, No Mana; Of the Trees, Reaper, and TSHA. More artists will be announced in the coming months.
Also returning in 2021 is an even bigger Imagine Festival Daytime Pool Party where Kaskade will heat up the decks for fans as part of his second set of the festival.
“The diversity and special B2Bs make this one of the most exciting lineups to date. Although we are all saddened we have to wait until 2021 for the experience, this announcement brings chills of excitement for the moment we are back together again. Stay tuned, there is so much more to come,” says Imagine Festival co-founder, Glenn Goodhand.
3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $189, before fees. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, commemorative VIP wristband, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $289 for a 3-day pass, before fees. 4-pack bundles and camping options are also available. Payment plans are back on sale and extended to 4 low monthly payments starting at $29.99 down. 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 for updates on Instagram at www.instagram.com/imaginemusicfestival, Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

PARK TAVERN PRESENTS THE INAUGURAL SELTZER FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/20

Featuring Countless Hard Seltzers, Tasty Food, Live Music and More!

Saturday, August 1, 2020 From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Spiked seltzer lovers are invited to celebrate the most sought after fizzy drinks at Park Tavern’s Seltzer Fest on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Festival goers will have the opportunity to sample countless frosty seltzers while overlooking Piedmont Park. Park Tavern’s full Patio Menu featuring an array of dips, appetizers, wings, tacos, burgers, and baskets will also be available to compliment the popular bubbly beverage experience. Singer and songwriter Bradley Cole Smith, a fixture in the Atlanta music scene who has shared the stage with numerous artists including Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Taj Mahal, Dwight Yoakum and Jerry Jeff Walker, will be on hand to provide live entertainment throughout the inaugural Seltzer Festival.

Early Bird pricing for General Admission entrance is $15.00 for the first 50 ticket buyers and will increase to $30. General Admission includes all-you-can-taste samples.  Early Bird pricing for VIP Admission for the first $50 ticket buyers is $30 and will increase to $50. The VIP experience grants early access to attendees at 12 p.m. to an exclusive VIP area, all-you-can-taste samples, upscale seating and a lounge area, access to premium indoor restrooms, private bars, and entertainment. Park Tavern’s Seltzer Fest is for ages 21 and up, dogs are welcome, and the event is rain or shine. Park Tavern’s top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to keep guests and staff healthy and will be following the CDC-issued guidelines related to food service as well as implemented precautions to keep the venue as safe as possible. For more information on COVID-19 Safety Protocol or to purchase tickets visit, www.parktavern.com.

OUTRUN BREWING COMPANY HOSTS SPAM FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/27/20

Friday, July 31 5pm – 9pm

Outrun Brewing Company

July 31st is National SPAM® Day! From musubi to fries, SPAM® has been a delicious influence in cuisine all over the world.

Celebrate with our hosts, Outrun Brewing Company and local chefs Seoul Chikin, adobo_atl, Foodcation Forever, KETTLE BLACK, Chef Lino Yi, Mighty Hans + more as we each cook up a dish featuring SPAM® with a special raffle held by Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)!

This event will be held outdoors with social distancing in place. All staff will be wearing masks & gloves, and vendors will only be doing contactless payments and take-out. More details to come!

*Hormel Foods has granted us (Outrun Brewery and Spam Fest participants) special permission to use the SPAM® logo & trademark.

AJFF IN CONVERSATION: VIRTUAL DISCUSSION OF FLAWLESS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/19/20

In this month’s iteration of AJFF In Conversation: The Webinar, AJFF is thrilled to showcase an interactive conversation around the film Flawless. Nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards and an audience favorite of the 2020 festival, the film is the coming-of-age dramedy about a trio of teenage girls who seek to remake themselves before their high school prom. Hiding that she’s transgender, mysterious new student Eden (played by transgender actress Stav Strashko) enters a cliquish Jerusalem school, where she befriends two other girls who harbor their own unrealized dreams. Envious of their picture-perfect classmates, the teens band together on an impulsive adventure to Ukraine, going to queasy extremes to bankroll cosmetic surgery.

This beguiling, cautionary tale of identity, self-discovery and prejudice tackles issues facing LGBTQ+ teens worldwide, and features a standout performance by Strashko, the first transgender woman nominated for Israel’s top acting prize. AJFF is thrilled to welcome her for a live webinar and Q&A to discuss the film.

Ahead of the webinar, the incredible film can be streamed in its entirety here. It is available exclusively via Vimeo for a special promotional rate of $3.99 to AJFF subscribers. Use a free Vimeo account to complete payment and rent the film for a 48-hour streaming window.

Who: Flawless actress Stav Strashko. More details on additional guests to come.
What: The webinar will offer viewers a chance to ask Strashko pre-submitted questions about her experience with the film.
When: Sunday, July 26 at 12 PM
Registration: The live Q&A will be held via Zoom. The film, free registration, and submission for questions can be found here.
Interviews: For media interested in interviewing Stav Strashko or AJFF’s Executive Director Kenny Blank, please email Lindsay Gordon at lindsay@360media.net.

For more information on all of AJFF’s virtual programming, head here.

JULY 2020 PONCE CITY MARKET EVENTS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/24/20

Every Tuesday, 4-6pm – Ponce City Farmers Market
Located at The Yard in front of Mountain High Outfitters, Ponce City Farmers Market is now open as an in-person mini-market and pick-up location for ShopCFMATL.org orders, with local fruit and produce available to purchase on-site. For a contactless option, ShopCFM offers CSA-style veggie boxes in addition to their usual offerings.

Fri., July 17 & Fri., July 31, 5:30-7:30pm – Cocktail Classes at 12 Cocktail Bar

12 Cocktail Bar on The Roof at Ponce City Market is hosting cocktail classes taught by their award-winning barmen and Beverage Director Randy Hayden. Guests can enjoy an exclusive and intimate class setting and receive hands-on experience creating four hand-crafted cocktails. Tickets ($75) are available here and include complimentary cocktails, one-on-one demonstrations, four cocktail recipe cards to take home and a 12 Cocktail Class Certificate of Completion.

Every Wednesday, 9:30pm – Movies on The Roof

Guests can catch their favorite flicks from new heights at Movies on The Roof! Classic and new favorites will be played every Wednesday evening at 8:30pm. All guests with 9 Mile Station reservations OR unlimited gameplay wristbands for Skyline Park have access to the movie. The huge Rooftop Terrace has open air and plenty of space for a comfortable experience for all guests, and seating is first come, first served. Tickets available here!

Thursday through Sunday – Velvet Residence Presents “Live at Ponce”

Ponce City Market has teamed up with Velvet Residence, an Atlanta-based platform for artists around the world to be seen and heard, to bring free live music to the community destination every Thursday from 5-8pm and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm and 5-8pm. Performers will be positioned on the Central Food Hall’s Second Floor between Elk Head Clothing and Cobbler Union, and this week’s acts include Symone Royale, Anna Field, Rex Evans, Jaylon Ashaun, Mona and Lee Vasi.

Every Sunday, 11am-3pm & 6-10pm – Summer Sundays at Skyline Park

Each Sunday, guests can enjoy family activities at Skyline Park with friendly competition, balloon artists, and craft stations. From 6-10pm, 9 Mile Station will have live music by local artists and bands. Interested guests can book a reservation for 9 Mile Station here.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA JULY HAPPENINGS ARE TOO HOT TO HANDLE 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/24/20

Kick off summer with endless restaurant specials and fun in the sun

Beat the heat with summer fun from select reopened restaurants and retailers at The Battery Atlanta! With longer evenings and higher temps ahead, all ages can experience unique dining and shopping options at the open, outdoor campus. Cobb County’s hottest lifestyle destination – designed for relaxation and recreation – offers a mix of outdoor events to keep visitors active as well as entertainment ranging from themed game nights to live music. Visitors craving a taste of summer can dine alfresco on patios or order takeout from chef-driven restaurants for a hassle-free and socially distant picnic on the Plaza Green. Haagen Dazs and River Street Sweets Savannah’s Candy Kitchen are serving up classic summer treats, and refreshing brunch libations are fan favorites at Superica, CRU Food & Wine Bar and Goldberg’s Fine Foods.

Outdoor Activities:

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free with an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on the Plaza Green. This free event is limited to 25 people. Registration and the event participant waiver are available online. Participants are required to bring a mat and show ID upon arrival. Those unable to attend in person can follow along with the live stream on Facebook or recorded sessions on YouTube.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by UnitedHealthcare
A brisk walk can curb cravings! Get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

Cornhole ATL Summer League
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament on July 28.

Farmers Market presented by United Healthcare
Every Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Families and friends are invited to stroll and shop a variety of handcrafted and homegrown products on the Plaza Green. Locals can also preorder items from select vendors, including David’s Garden Super Bee, Pearson Farm, The Cheese Straw House and The Cocktail House Shop.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:

Singo Night at PH’EAST
Every Monday at 5 p.m.
Music lovers can test their knowledge in this version of bingo played with song titles and compete to win for $5 off their tab at the Asian food hall.

Kids Eat Free at Goldberg’s
Every Tuesday
Bring the kids for an after-school treat! A free kids’ menu item is available with the purchase of one adult entrée at the New York style deli and restaurant.

Wine Wednesday at Yard House
Every Wednesday
Wine lovers can celebrate making it to mid-week with half-off bottles of wine at this modern American gathering place for food and drinks.

‘Ketel One & ?’ at BURN by Rocky Patel
Every Thursday at 4 p.m.
Cool off with a refreshing botanical cocktail for just $8! Guests can enjoy new Ketel One Botanicals – a vodka distilled with real botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences.

Champagne Thursdays at CRU Food & Wine Bar
Every Thursday
Patrons can enjoy 50% off a bottle of bubbly. Guests are also invited to eat their fill of fresh artisan cuisine from the extensive lunch and dinner menu.

Live Entertainment at Sports & Social
Every Thursday – Sunday
A variety of live entertainment returns to the outdoor space Thursday through Sunday afternoons and evenings!

The most up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings are available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.

ROLL INTO ROCK ‘N’ TACO FOR JULY FOURTH OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/19/20

Late-Night Gourmet Taqueria Celebrates with Weekend of Live Music, Food and Drinks

WHAT:

Rock ‘N’ Taco, Roswell’s favorite late-night gourmet taqueria, live music venue and incubator of local musical talent, celebrates Independence Day with a live music festival over the Fourth of July weekend. The lineup boasts favorites such as Rumours (Fleetwood Mac tribute), The Purple Madness (Prince tribute) and Departure (Journey tribute).

Rock ‘N’ Taco gives the Roswell community one of the only places to celebrate the July 4th holiday this year. The July 3-5 festival takes place in Rock ‘N’ Taco’s parking lot, allowing guests plenty of space to spread out and listen to live music in front of the restaurant and inside while grabbing dinner. Tickets will be $5 at the door and $10 after 10 p.m. Guests can enjoy pre-rolled tacos from outdoor taco booths as well as beer/liquor tents while listening to music.

SCHEDULE:      

Friday, July 3

5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.               Francisco Vidal Band (party covers)

8 p.m.-9 p.m.                     Running Down A Dream (Tom Petty Tribute)

9:30 p.m.-11 p.m.            Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)

Saturday, July 4

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.      Carter Horne Band (party covers)

4 p.m.-6 p.m.                     Alchemy (party covers)

6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.               Band X (party covers)

9:30 p.m.-11 p.m.            The Purple Madness (Prince Tribute)

Sunday, July 5

12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.            The Dial Up (party band)

3:30 p.m.-6 p.m.               Justin (party covers)

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.               Departure (Journey Tribute)

WHEN:                

Friday, July 3, 5-11 p.m.

Saturday, July 4, 12-11 p.m.

Sunday, July 5, 12-8 p.m.

                               

WHERE:              

Rock ‘N’ Taco

928 Canton Street

Roswell, GA 30075

678-878-3414

rockntaco.com

NETHERWORLD’S ESCAPE GAMES REOPEN THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 19

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/19/20

Attraction to Reopen with New and Enhanced Safety Guidelines in Place

Ready to switch up your quarantine routine, Atlanta? After three months of being closed due to COVID-19, NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, dubbed Escape the NETHERWORLD, will reopen to the public beginning Friday, June 19. Guests can once again get all the thrills and chills they’ve come to expect from the creators behind one of the country’s most beloved haunted houses at NETHERWORLD’s four escape rooms.

“We are so excited to be reopening our doors to the public,” said NETHERWORLD Haunted House Co-Creator Billy Messina. “While this time has given us plenty of opportunity to prep for this season’s new haunts, we have missed hosting our community at our year-round attractions. As always, the safety of our guests, staff and community is of the utmost importance to us, so we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone’s health while still having fun.”

While the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, NETHERWORLD remains committed to putting the health and well-being of team members and guests first. Read on for details regarding procedures put in place by NETHERWORLD to ensure safety and comfort, and click here for a downloadable infographic.

Private Bookings:
All games will be private and cost $28 per person with a minimum purchase of four players (fewer may participate). All games must be booked online at least two hours prior to the scheduled start time. Guests can call ahead at 678-580-5642 if they would like to schedule a room inside that booking window. While walk-ins are discouraged, walk-in customers will be accommodated if a private room and game master are available but cannot be guaranteed.

Amended Check-In Procedures:
Upon arrival, guests will call from the car prior to entering the building where they may be asked to wait in the vehicle while NETHERWORLD prepares for their check-in. Social distancing will be highly encouraged, so please follow guidance on NETHERWORLD’s downloadable infographic. All guests will be asked to wash their hands thoroughly prior to the start of the game. To facilitate the check-in process, NETHERWORLD asks that most belongings be left in vehicles. Small personal items like purses and cell phones can be brought into the game. Cell phones and cameras may not be used during the game.

Face Coverings and Other PPE:
NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas of Escape the NETHERWORLD. This includes but is not limited to the lobby, public bathrooms, outdoor picnic tables and benches. Hand sanitizer is available at several locations throughout the property, and disposable gloves are available by request.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures:
NETHERWORLD has added extra measures to their already thorough cleaning regimen which includes disinfecting props, doorknobs, and touch surfaces with high grade disinfectants. Each room is cleaned before and after each game. As appropriate, additional cleaning procedures may include but are not limited to fogging the rooms with a non-toxic hospital grade disinfectant. The lobby, bathrooms and other public areas will also be disinfected regularly.

Staff Health and Safety:
For the health and safety of staff and guests, employees will be wearing face coverings while interacting directly with each other and their groups. They may choose to wear additional PPE at their discretion including gloves and face shields. Staff members will have health screenings regularly which may include but are not limited to temperature checks and interviews about health and possible exposure and will wash their hands regularly throughout their shift.

Right to Refuse Service:
NETHERWORLD reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. If guests are feeling ill, are exhibiting symptoms, or have had a possible exposure to the coronavirus, please call to reschedule your game.

Updated Hours:
Escape the NETHERWORLD will reopen with limited game slots on Fridays and Saturdays. See below for more details:

Friday:
Nosferatu – 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tiki Island – 6:20pm, 8:20pm, 10:20pm
Haunted – 6:40pm, 8:40pm, 10:40pm
Sasquatch – 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm

Saturday:
Nosferatu – 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm
Tiki Island – 2:20pm, 4:20pm, 6:20pm, 8:20pm, 10:20pm
Haunted – 2:40pm, 4:40pm, 6:40pm, 8:40pm, 10:40pm
Sasquatch – 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm

Guests can book their escape room game through NETHERWORLD’s online booking platform. Be on the lookout for discount codes and special gift vouchers to celebrate reopening by joining NETHERWORLD’s mailing list or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Details on the reopening of NETHERWORLD Laser Adventure Battle Arena will be announced soon.

ROCK ‘N’ TACO KICKS OFF SUMMER WITH LIVE MUSIC SERIES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/20

Late-Night Gourmet Taqueria and Live Music Hub Now Offering Fun for Everyone

Rock ‘N’ Taco, Roswell’s favorite late-night gourmet taqueria, live music venue and incubator of local musical talent, is excited to splash into summer with a live music series. Rock ‘N’ Taco kicks off its summer music series this Friday, June 12 at 9:30pm with local favorite Aunt Betty. Rock ‘N’ roll lovers can also see featured artists like Carter Horne, Francisco Vidal and the Justin Borgman Band.

“Rock ‘N’ Taco has always been a launching pad for amazing homegrown talent that have gone on to compete on TV shows like ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol,’” says co-owner John Michael Brunetti. “We’re excited to bring music back to Roswell residents.” Guests also can catch local bands Denim Arcade, Dueling Pianos , 84 (a Van Halen tribute band) and more. To check out the live music line-up, visit Rock ‘N’ Taco online.

Rock ‘N’ Taco showcases rare music memorabilia and boasts a state-of-the-art audio and video system that makes the restaurant one of Roswell’s best-sounding live music venues. The varied menu features authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites with a distinct rock ‘n’ roll attitude, along with healthy salads and creative cocktails.

“Our large, open garage doors make room for plenty of patio seating and fresh air while guests enjoy the music, and we continue to follow all safety guidelines and maintain social distancing to keep our guests, staff and musicians safe,” says Brunetti.

When the music is not playing, guests can expect to see headline events like the UFC International Fight Week featured on Rock ‘N’ Taco’s abundance of high definition TVs.

Atlanta Lucky Fest 2020

Date: Saturday, March 14th

Time:  3 pm

About: Hit the jackpot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate the luckiest holiday at Lucky Fest with Spiral Entertainment at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Known as the biggest green party in all of Atlanta, Lucky Fest features frosty drinks, live music, and of course, tons of beautiful Atlantans donning their best green attire. Beginning at 3 p.m., guests are invited to sip specialty cocktails like the Dublin Mule, Mexican Leprechaun, Lucky G Margarita, Rebecca Creek Lemonade, and more, while noshing on fried shrimp, oyster, and chicken baskets, served with crispy fries. With breathtaking views of the Midtown skyline, live music will begin at 3 p.m. and will feature electrifying performances from DJ Q-tip, Semi- Charmed, and Moon Tower. General Admission tickets are available beginning at $20 and include entry to the event and all day entertainment. Food and drinks will cost extra. Additional booze and bites tickets can be purchased at the event for $6 and $7. Any unused tickets can be returned for a full refund. To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, visit www.parktavern.com.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/spiral/lucky-fest-2020