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Inside Imagine Music Festival: From the Artists

It’s nearly time for Imagine, so we’re going to be bombarding you with posts. Sorry not sorry.

You’ve seen a number of posts from me with “Zapp’s Picks” for different time slots on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This article is going to be a bit different. We’re going to dive into who the artists are most excited to see!

We spoke with Protohype, MetaPattern, Johnny GoodTime, and Reliquary.

Protohype is known for his heavy dubstep originals and work with Excision. He also started up the #puppycrew project to benefit the ASPCA! He’ll be playing Friday night.

MetaPattern is a member of Masquerade’s Torch DNB group, which is headed by Thesis. MetaPattern will be playing along with Johnny GoodTime and other members of Torch DNB in the Torch X Elevate DNB block on Saturday evening.

Johnny GoodTime is the head of Elevate DNB (at Lava Lounge) along with his wife, and together the two bring the best of USA and UK DNB to the ATL. Lots of acronyms, lots of great beats.

Last but not least, Reliquary is a Trance artist with dance music influences. He uses his music to create and move between landscapes and environments over the course of a set, bringing the right moods and energy at the right time for each. Reliquary will be playing on Sunday.

What about this year’s Imagine Music Festival are you most excited for?

Protohype

The last time I played Imagine, it was downtown by Georgia Tech. Now that it’s at the speedway, I’m looking forward to a bigger crowd and a bigger venue. It’s going to be awesome.

MetaPattern

I am looking forward to a well-planned (for once) camping experience and catching my old Trance legends on the Aeria Stage on Sunday!

Johnny GoodTime

 I’m looking forward to the entire experience and not really any act in particular. After the DnB I’ll be exploring some of the other many big name acts.

Reliquary

That’s easy. On top of the best (in my opinion) Imagine headliner line-up yet , There is SO much amazing local and regional talent on this year’s line-up too! I’ve wanted to see so many of these artists for so long because of their amazing reputations and finally have the chance to! A lot of these people are also really good friends of mine so it’s really cool that we all get to perform at such an amazing festival of this scale. A HUGE thank you the Imagine team for making it happen.

What (smaller) artists do you recommend people check out at Imagine?

Protohype

I wouldn’t say this is a smaller by any means but the artist i am most hyped for at Imagine is JOKER. Joker is so amazing and a HUGE influence to me. His set is going to be incredible and I can’t wait to witness his greatness. I’m going to flip my shit when he plays “Tron”.

MetaPattern

The Six Feathers Stage’s local lineup is absolutely insane! Literally any artist at any time will be guaranteed to have top-notch track selection and mixing skills!

Johnny GoodTime

 Uh – I gotta keep it real and just speak for what I know – but the Torch & Elevate DnB block is going to be fire! We are supporting DNB superstars Ivy Lab, DJ Dara and DJ SS at the Aeria Stage on Saturday. Hope to see you there!

Reliquary

For me, the Aeria stage is STACKED all day Sunday.  If you want to check out some top quality Trance or learn what the genres all about definitely swing by there.  For many, Paul Oakenfold, Gabriel & Dresden, and Kenneth Thomas are far from “unknown” but if you don’t know them yet, you NEED to!  My top pick has to be for Nhexis though.  He’s an extremely talented DJ & producer and is a serious up-and-comer here from the Atlanta scene.  Don’t be surprised when you see him headlining these shows in the next couple years.  Also, don’t say I didn’t tell you so!

Between our schedule series and comments from the artists themselves, we have prepared you to set forth and conquer this year’s Imagine Music Festival.

We’ll see you in our next articles where we’ll be looking into everything you need to be fully prepared for the navigating the festival itself. Plus more from these great artists!

 

Don’t Miss a Beat at Imagine: Sunday Schedule

Welcome to Part 3 of our Imagine schedule posts where we will review Sunday’s lineup! Check out our Friday schedule here and our Saturday schedule here.

Use this guide as you like to set your schedule for Sunday at Imagine. It’s the shortest day, but it has some of my favorite artists for sure.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Midnite Panda – DJ

Midnite Panda is an Atlanta festival mainstay with his consistently solid sets. He’s played local festivals since I can remember. Absolutely worth arriving early to see.

Amazonia Stage – Juju Beats – Trap

Juju Beats is a producer hitting mainly rap / trap beats these days. Check him out when you arrive!

Disco Inferno Stage – VIVID – Progressive House

VIVID is a great pick for your first show of the day. Solid progressive beats and plenty of talent packed into one artist, I can’t wait to hear more from VIVID.

Aeria Stage – Reliquary b2b Nhexis – Trance

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Reliquary is something just out of this world, really impressive. Nhexis is a powerhouse of fast-paced trance. Together we’ll all be dancing to some high energy tunes. I, for one, can’t wait.

Six Feathers Stage – ATHRS – Pop/Punk Electronic

ATHRS has a very unique sound with an almost equal overlap of pop, punk, and electronic influences. Boyish and Blink-ish vocals, a slick guitar riff here and there, and fat synths.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Getter – Dubstep

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Getter is one hell of a show. Take one listen and you’ll get what to expect. I would expect Getter as more of a Saturday show than the (generally more chill) Sunday, but I can’t complain.

Amazonia Stage – Yheti b2b Toadface – Trap

Yheti and Toadface have a history of grouping up and tearing it up. Here’s to hoping it’s more of a collab set than a b2b, but only time will tell.

Disco Inferno Stage – Ari El – Techno / Dark

Ari El is going to put on a show heavy in beats and rhythm. Walking the line between DnB, techno, and bass house, Ari El will bring you a show you can feel as much as hear.

Aeria Stage – Nhexis b2b Ryan Michael – Trance

Nhexis will keep you on your feet for your own sake with his heavy and energetic trance beats.

Six Feathers Stage – Whiskas / Fair-Uh – Deep House

Whiskas hits it with deep house and intermingled instrumentals. I couldn’t find anything on Fair-Uh unfortunately.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oceania Stage – RL Grime – Trap / House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

RL Grime is a fantastic show and easily one of my favorite trap artists of all time. He’s expanded his horizons into more house stuff recently, and it’s still just as amazing. You’re going to want to see this.

Amazonia Stage – Lotus – Jam

Lotus is coming in hot on Sunday night with some solid jam songs, with modes ranging from the ultra mellow to the get-up-and-dance uptempo.

Disco Inferno Stage – Halogen – House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Halogen are an Atlanta staple and one of our favorite local artists, who have earned their right to play shows on the national stage and more. Their originals are only getting better and better, and their remixes are still some of the best.

Aeria Stage – Kenneth Thomas – Trance

More trance! Kenneth Thomas is an old name but the music never gets old. Get moving.

Six Feathers Stage – Le Bek – Dubstep

DJ Le Bek keeps coming with heavy hitting dubstep and house in his sets.

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Zeds Dead – Dubstep / Deep House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Zeds Dead are just as solid now as they were back in 2009. Sounds have changed, they’ve experimented a bit here and there, but it’s all still solid gold. And oh yeah, they put on a good show.

Amazonia Stage – Shpongle – Psychedelic Trance

Shpongle is some trippy stuff. Sort of in line with the Amazonia grooviness, Shpongle is the kind of music to make you sit on your buns and take a chill pill.

Disco Inferno Stage – Wax Motif – Bass

Wax Motif will spin house with a heavy dose of bass. I mean, it’s kind of his thing. Think a great house beat, with a layer of punchy bass on it and he’s there.

Aeria Stage – Gabriel & Dresden – Trance

Continuing in the trend of absolutely legendary trance DJs, Gabriel and Dresden are another classic coming to Imagine this year. These two capture emotion, atmosphere, and your mind with absolutely haunting tracks.

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Kaskade – Progressive House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

I mean, it’s Kaskade. Like I’ve said, probably one of the reasons I ever started listening to EDM. He’s a legend and it’s well earned. When he headlined Shaky it absolutely brought down the house, and I expect even better at Imagine since we don’t have to abide by midtown Atlanta’s noise statutes (boooo). See this show.

Amazonia Stage – Shpongle – Psychadelic Trance

Shpongle is still going strong! Get you some grooviness.

Disco Inferno Stage – Chocolate Puma – House

Chocolate Puma is a duo with nothing to lose. They take an upbeat spin on house with clear disco and 90’s dance electronic influence. A show that won’t disappoint for sure.

Aeria Stage – Paul Oakenfold – Trance

Paul Oakenfold is an absolute legend – and not just in our usual colloquial sense. Oakenfold is a Grammy award winner (three times), and has held titles including best trance DJ and best techno DJ in the world. These are all absolutely deserved. His influence can be seen and felt in modern electronic music and even throughout the pop music industry. Pay your respects and catch Paul Oakenfold.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Kaskade – Progressive House

Kaskade plays a nice long set! He’s still on.

Amazonia Stage – Griz – Funk / Dubstep

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Griz is one of my favorite artists – just a dude playing like he’s got something to prove. And he does, time and time again. If you can handle a bit of jazziness with your dubstep, this is the show to see. This is what I expect from a Sunday night at a music festival – grooviness, solid beats, and some positive vibes to take home with you.

Disco Inferno Stage – EDX – Progressive House

EDX brings a mixture of progressive house and trance to the stage, and is a close pick for this time slot. He’s going to – without a doubt – play a phenomenal show.

Aeria Stage – Paul Oakenfold – Trance

Yes, Mr. Oakenfold is still on as well.

11:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Disco Inferno Stage – Oliver Heldens – Deep House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

I honestly can’t be more excited that Oliver Heldens is closing out Imagine. Now I know that a lot of people will bounce after Kaskade, but they’re wrong. Oliver Heldens, whose label is the namesake of the Disco Inferno Stage’s “Heldeep Stage” name, is a master of the deep house. Stay for this if you know what’s good for you.

Keep your eyes out for our article on Sunday’s shows, and check out the full Imagine schedule below!

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Don’t Miss a Beat at Imagine: Saturday Schedule

It’s time for Part 2 of our Imagine schedule posts where we will review Saturday’s lineup. Check out our Friday schedule here.

Use this guide as you like to set your schedule for Saturday at Imagine. Good luck – even with this guide this is just a killer lineup.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Amazonia Stage – Zen Selekta – Dubstep

Zen Selekta brings an interesting middle eastern vibe to dubstep. Definitely a unique sound and for the early-comers it’s your only choice. Get there early and get through the line to get your spot!

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Sunday Service – Trap

Sunday Service is definitely a good start to the day, with a good helping of dubstep and trap for your enjoyment.

Amazonia Stage – Space Kadet – Funk

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Space Kadet is ATL native, and they bring some clean funk to this fine city.

Disco Inferno Stage – DJ Kermit b2b Salah Ananse – Electronic

This Saturday we’re going to get some solid disco and groove mixes courtesy of Disco Inferno Stage as it transforms to La La Land Stage (courtesy of Green Velvet). The first act will be DJ Kermit’s soulful beats along with Salah Ananse, and his Afrique Electronic sound.

Aeria Stage – Trench b2b Bad Human – House

Trench is along the lines of a melodic house artist. Bad Human has some mellow vibes worth listening to. Together, this is going to be an interesting b2b.

Six Feathers Stage – Jivea b2b Odysee – Dubstep

Jivea will bring some heavy dubstep to the table. Odysee brings some jazzy disco electronic to the table. This is going to be one hell of a table.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Ra – Metal

A very interesting pick for an EDM festival, but Ra will be playing Oceania and bringing some metal rock rhythms.

Amazonia Stage – Levitation Jones – Dubstep

Levitation Jones will keep it groovy with some outer-space dubstep and bass. My second choice for this time slot.

Disco Inferno Stage – DJ Kermit B2B Salah Ananse – Electronic

This is gonna be a long set! Still the same from 5pm.

Aeria Stage – Johnny Goodtime b2b Skylink – DnB

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Johnny Goodtime is a favorite of ours hailing from the Torch DnB crew. Skylink, on the other hand, is heavy in the progressive house game. A good combo in our opinion and a solid set to check out.

Six Feathers Stage – Don Chido / 450 Panda / Akuarium – Rap Electronic

Don Chido is a DJ that seems to be playing it quiet! Hard to find one of his songs. 450 Panda’s music makes me wonder why he’s not called 420 Panda.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Leah Culver – Electronic/Pop

Leah Culver has made her rounds with huge artists and has risen in her own right. She’s a definite listen for anyone that’s into more of the pop-electronic versus the heavy tunes.

Amazonia Stage – Eoto – Instrumental

Eoto is an exceptionally talented instrumental electronic artist. Don’t expect something like dubstep from this show, but it’s going to be fantastic.

Disco Inferno Stage – Latmun – DJ

Latmun can mostly be seen as a DJ but this groovy house track he’s put out is great. Hoping for more of the same at his show.

Aeria Stage – Thomas b2b Metapattern – DnB

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Aside from being THE MAN, Metapattern is a talented DnB artist worth a serious listen. His livestreams are frequent and great, and his nights with Torch DnB are not to be missed. Again, Thomas, man, how am I gonna google “Thomas” and find you?

Six Feathers Stage – Vandal Rose – Trap

Vandal Rose will keep the wild night going at Six Feathers Stage with his trap beats.

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Bear Grillz – Dubstep

Alright we’re now hitting those artists who you most people will know. Bear Grillz isn’t subtle, and does not play. This is going to be one massively hitting show.

Amazonia Stage – Ekali – House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

I absolutely love Ekali, and the mix of dubstep and mellow melodic vibes he brings. Forever is a jam, and Leaving is another great, but don’t forget Ekali can hit the heavy stuff just as well. This will be a great set.

Disco Inferno Stage – Walker & Royce – Disco

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Yes I can have multiple picks. I can’t choose sometimes. In this case it’ll depend on the mood. Ekali for the mellow, Walker & Royce for the amazing 80’s rhythmic dance party.

Aeria Stage – Daddydough – DnB

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

YES I CAN HAVE THREE PICKS. Daddydough is another of our favorites from the Torch DnB crew. More DnB, more great hits, and if you’re cruising the Aeria DnB fever we suggest you don’t stop here.

Six Feathers Stage – Babey Drew – Bass

DJ Babey Drew can hit some heavy beats, and has traveled all over. He’s currently mixing on ATL’s Power 96.1 and will be gracing the Imagine stage.

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Liquid Stranger – Dubstep

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Liquid Stranger has some, well, liquid dubstep beats that just can’t be beat. The sense of flow and spacey transitions keep everything halfway between mellow and melting off your face.

Amazonia Stage – Ekali – House

Ekali technically plays from 8:40pm – 9:55pm, so he’s pretty much playing until 10pm.

Disco Inferno Stage – Tiga – Electro

Tiga has been around since I was born, and has remixed everything from Justice to Moby and of course has his own tracks to boast. His remix of Sunglasses at Night is iconic, but I just love Bugatti.

Aeria Stage – DJ SS – DnB

DJ SS is incredibly talented, and nothing could show it more than this DnB spin on classical music.

Six Feathers Stage – Mantis & Special Guest – Dubstep

I don’t know is Special Guest is a special guest, or if it’s an artist called Special Guest… But I know Mantis can absolutely throw down. This is a second for me next to Liquid Stranger, and may be my go-to if I’m up to rally.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Liquid Stranger – Dubstep

Liquid Stranger runs from 9:50-10:55pm, so we’re just gonna say 9-11pm by our article’s blocks.

Amazonia Stage – Jai Wolf – Melodic

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

If you’ve watched a movie trailer in the past 6 months, you’ve probably heard Starlight. and if you’ve watched any commercials recently you’ve probably heard Indian Summer. These are Jai Wolf’s two biggest hits, but don’t think that discredits them at all. This is a high recommendation – take this show as your early Saturday night break. You can throw it down at dubstep shows all night, but when you’re wanting some rest to sit back and juts listen to some good music Jai Wolf has it.

Disco Inferno Stage – Tiga – Electro

Tiga is still running strong until 11pm ladies and gentlemen, get your fill.

Aeria Stage – Ivy Lab – Hip Hop/Dubstep

Ivy Lab has serious talent in the hip hop and dubstep game, I’m looking forward to more of this.

Six Feathers – Midnite Panda – Hip Hop/House

Midnite Panda is an Atlanta local known for always putting on a good show. You really can’t go wrong seeing him at the festival, in town, or otherwise.

11:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Adventure Club – Dubstep

If you’ve read literally anything I’ve written about Imagine, you’ll see that I LOVE Adventure Club. I see them every time they’re in town. Butttttt this time I don’t know that I can call them my pick. They’ve been quiet lately – too quiet. It’s a very close call between Adventure Club and Cashmere Cat.

Amazonia Stage – Cashmere Cat – R&B / Electronic

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Cashmere Cat may be one of our only Grammy Nominated artists, whatever that means to you. He’s more than a DJ, and has made his name as a producer so prolific that his name doesn’t even need to be on the track (or yelled all the way through it, DJ Khaled). From producing entire albums, to remixing them for his own sound, Cashmere Cat is a dynamo of sound. I can’t imagine missing this show, especially with how prolific and continuously impressive Cashmere Cat’s recent releases have been. So of course I don’t put “Trust Nobody” with Selena Gomez, “Quit” with Ariana Grande, or “Miss You” with Major Lazer (you get the idea) as the representative Cashmere Cat song, but instead bring it back to Wedding Bells.

Disco Inferno Stage – Green Velvet – Disco

Green Velvet has been in the game a long long time. He’s brought various local DJs to their heights while bringing his own hits to the table. For Green Velvet let’s not forget his famous hit (and the namesake of La La Land Stage), La La Land.

Aeria Stage – Dara – DnB

DJ Dara has a number of hour long sets on Youtube, so rest assured he can fill his set to the brim with massive DnB riffs.

Six Feathers Stage – Mermix b2b Magnetik – Electronic

Mermix doesn’t have a lot of tracks out, but those that I’ve seen have impressed. Magnetik has more of a mellow electronic vibe.

12:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Bassnectar – Dubstep

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Well it’s your only option, but who else would you want to see? Bassnectar is one of the all time greatest dubstep artists. You’re gonna see him.

1:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Amazonia Stage – Zhu – Pop/Electronic

Also your only option here. I personally like staggered sets like this. But realistically you’re only going to get to see one or the other for each stagger. I’m personally going to be skipping Zhu to see Bassnectar and Alesso. I’m just a big fan of them both, what can I say. Zhu is tremendously talented and his fame shows it.

2:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Alesso – Pop/House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

I’ve seen Alesso a few times and it’s always just great. What a way to end the night. I don’t really typically think of Bassnectar as being anyone’s opening act, so it’s strange to see someone follow him. But if anyone is fit to close out a night the right way, I’d trust Alesso.

 

Keep your eyes out for our article on Sunday’s shows, and check out the full Imagine schedule below!

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Don’t Miss a Beat at Imagine: Friday Schedule

If you’ve been as hyped for this year’s Imagine Music Festival as I am, you’ve been on all the mailing lists and surely know by now that the artist schedule is out! Exciting, yes, but of course this means we all have to make decisions and pick favorites between all the best artists around (and then argue with friends over which favorites are right). Prepare yourselves.

As an aide to your festival preparation, we’re here to give you the cheat sheet to the Imagine schedule. No more sitting around for an hour waiting for Armin to play, we’re giving you the means to keep moving all day and all night (just keep hydrated mmkay).

This is the first of our Imagine schedule posts, but we’ll be doing deep dives into Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so that every hour on the hour you’ll know the best artist on stage.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Kevin Flum – Rap

Kevin Flum (or K.Flum) is best known for his rap U Mad Bro, but just dropped his Chores EP which is definitely solid and worth a listen. I’d say there’s a solid G-Eazy vibe here if that’s your move.

Disco Inferno Stage – White Rhino – Dubstep

White Rhino looks to be an ATL local which we love here. We couldn’t find too much on White Rhino’s tunes, it sounds like a good way to start a festival.

Aeria Stage – Corey Von Waters – Trance

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Corey Von Waters plays some groovy trance that I think is a good and mellow start to a festival weekend. I expect the show to be a little heavier, but all in all a good show.

Six Feathers Stage – Inflexzion – DnB

On the opposite end of the mellow spectrum, is Inflexzion and his DnB sound coming in from Portland.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Eddie Gold – Trap

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Eddie Gold is an Atlanta native and solid Trap artist, highly recommended especially if this is your first stop on the festival.

Disco Inferno Stage – Exit 9 – DJ

I dunno about disco, but DJ Exit 9 will bring an inferno. Take a listen/look and get a feel of what’s coming your way.

Aeria Stage – Deep Technicians – Techno

Nothing wrong with a little techno over dinner time! Deep Technicians has your fix.

Six Feathers Stage – Stranger Candy – House

ATL artists Stranger Candy will be bringing some house to Six Feathers, so stop by and enjoy some fresh, locally sourced beats.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Zaxx – Melodic House

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Zaxx has some absolutely killer collabs and remixes out there, and his solo single Together has a unique sound that guarantees more good things to come. Fully excited to see him live.

Disco Inferno Stage – Andy Bruh – Dubstep

Andy Bruh has been in and out of ATL. Check out a recap of his show at our local Aisle 5 in the link.

Aeria Stage – HEYZ – Heavy Techno

This is a close one, because HEYZ and I love techno. A solid pick and highly recommended show.

Six Feathers Stage – Archmage b2b Zubah – DnB & Dubstep

B2B shows are always interesting, and Archmage and Zubah have two sounds that I expect will mesh for a great show.

Six Feathers Stage – Innocent Victims – Trap

Innocent Victims round out the latter part of the 7pm hour, with some solid bass and trap.

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oceania Stage – Riot Ten – Dubstep

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

I would say Riot Ten will be the first mainstage heavy hitter of the weekend. They’re not a small name these days, but if you haven’t heard of them I highly recommend the show.

Disco Inferno Stage – Ployd – Dubstep

Ployd plays some local Atlanta shows here and there, and is a solid show to check out. He’ll play dubstep of the grime variety.

Aeria Stage – Chris Robert – Techno

Chris Robert is fresh from Chicago to bring you some solid flowing Techno!

Six Feathers Stage – Vitallaz – Trap

Vitillaz is a name that ATL trap fans should be familiar with – talent abounds and this show is set to be a banger.

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Oceania Stage – 12th Planet – Dubstep

Disclaimer, 12th Planet actually starts at 9:40pm, not 9pm. 12th Planet should be the start of the names everyone knows on today’s lineup. 12th Planet has consistently dropped awesome dub mixes, and we’re set for more at Imagine.

Disco Inferno Stage – Shlump – Trap

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

It was a definite close call between Shlump and 12th Planet, but you’ll find me at Shlump this weekend. Trap isn’t meant to sound like high hats and wobble had a baby, and in that area I feel like Shlump gets me. Enjoy this music video.

Aeria Stage – Alex Lucas – Trap

Alex Lucas is part of the Atlanta branch of 1200 Hustle who play sounds ranging from DnB, Trap, Dubstep, to house. Searches for Alex Lucas on youtube don’t bring up his stuff unfortunately.

Six Feathers Stage – Eddie Gold – Trap

You’ll see Eddie is also playing at 6pm on Oceania, but if you arrive late he’s well worth the watch. Eddie Gold is an Atlanta native and solid Trap artist, highly recommended.

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Oceania Stage – The Glitch Mob – Glitch Electronic

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

The Glitch Mob is a tremendous show to see, and a true classic electronic group that has inspired many artists to break the mold and create their own sound. This will be an absolute killer show.

Disco Inferno Stage – Protohype – Dubstep

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Yeah, I can pick two artists if I want to. I run this site, I make the rules. Protohype and the Glitch Mob are very different artists – if you’re not in the mood to mellow out a bit, then Protohype is your move.

Aeria Stage – Weiss – Techno

I’m a sucker for good clean EDM, and nothing’s cleaner than some crisp techno with piano. Weiss, everyone.

Six Feathers Stage – Krushendo – Dubstep

Krushendo (what an awesome name) has come out with some very solid tracks. I can sense some inspiration from the likes of Adventure Club and similar.

11:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Still the Glitch Mob – Glitch Electronic

Like I said, Oceania has a less-than-regular schedule. I’m doing what I can here to keep things in order. The Glitch Mob is actually running until about midnight from their late 10pm slot.

Disco Inferno Stage – Joker – Grime

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

Joker has that grimey dubstep down, and has been in the game for ages with the iconic Kapsize EP. He now owns the label Kapsize, and keeps bringing absolutely solid hits.

12:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Galantis – Dance

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

I know some would disagree with the “Dance” tag, and argue for more of an “electronic” description following hits like Runaway, but take a listen to their newest hit Satisfied and just tell me you don’t feel like dancing. I have qualms with Galantis for songs like No Money, because the high pitched thing is just not my vibe (lookin at you Marshmello) but they’re going to put on one hell of a show.

Disco Inferno Stage – Boogie T b2b Squnto – Dubstep

Boogie T and Squnto together are one hell of a combo. They’ve done b2b before for some killer results. Heavy dubstep is comin right up.

1:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Oceania Stage – Armin Van Buuren – Trance

*** Zapp’s Pick ***

He’s one of the true greats, and if you’ve never seen him before you’re practically obligated to check this show out. Armin’s shows are half laser, half trance, and half just watching a master perform his craft. Don’t feel like you need to be right up next to the stage, this is a show you can still enjoy from a mile away.

Disco Inferno Stage – Noisia – Dubstep

Noisia have been pioneers in dubstep for the past two decades. You honestly can’t go wrong with Noisia or Armin – if you’ve already seen Armin I’d say opt for Noisia. It’s set to be a wild show with everything from heavy dubstep to DnB to house.

That’s it for Friday. Get to bed and get yourself a good night’s sleep for Saturday’s amazing lineup.

Keep your eyes out for articles on Saturday and Sunday’s shows, and check out the full Imagine schedule below!

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Inside the 2018 Imagine Music Festival – Aeria Stage

Alright everyone, get your game faces on because we are in the final stretch. We’re now about 2 weeks out from this year’s Imagine Music Festival and it’s time to get your totems assembled, ensembles together, and make sure anybody looking for a wristband has one. This year’s lineup is easily one of the best we’ve seen in years, and that ranges from the midnight headliners to the midday artists – there are SO many artists worth catching.

We highly suggest you check out the daily schedule of artists and get your favorites set out – we’ll be back soon with our suggestions! And of course check out our Imagine 2018 Spotify Playlist below. We recommend playing it on shuffle, you might find something you like!

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You may have seen our other articles for Oceania Stage, Amazonia Stage, and Disco Inferno Stage. These articles focused on the biggest acts for each stage, and gave examples of our favorite songs from each one. This article focuses on the Aeria Stage, which will have lots of local talent and top performers from the Atlanta area. In general your artists on this stage will be experts in the fields of DnB, Trance, or a something in between.

Now let’s get down to the good stuff. Here’s your 2018 Aeria Stage Lineup, in order of the daily lineup release:

Weiss

Heyz

Noa|Aon

Alex Lucas

Corey Von Waters

Chris Robert

Deep Technicians

Dara

DJ SS

Ivy Lab

DaddyDough

Thomas B

We think this is the right Thomas B? Tough to know with it being a pretty general name, but my guess is his name is Thomas B-something so I mean, what can you expect?

Metapattern

Metapattern is a talented DnB artist and a great guy generally speaking – keep an eye out for our next article where we’ll tell you all about his recommendations for who to see this festival!

Johnny Goodtime

Another Torch DnB artist, Johnny Goodtime is a DnB artist who lives up to his name. Keep an eye out for his take on this year’s Imagine festival in our next article!

Skylink

Trench

Paul Oakenfold

Gabriel & Dresden

Kenneth Thomas

Nhexis

Reliquary

Reliquary is last on this list, but certainly not least. As a trance fan myself, Reliquary will be right at home on my music playlists. Reliquary broke into festivals with TomorrowWorld after winning their DJ contest. Keep an eye out for Reliquary in our upcoming article!

 

 

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Inside the 2018 Imagine Music Festival Lineup – Disco Inferno Stage

It’s time for part 3 of our coverage of Imagine’s lineup!

Check out the other posts here, for Oceania stage and here for Amazonia stage! This article is for Imagine’s third stage – Disco Inferno. This stage will have some absolutely killer talent that are worth the listen. We’ve grouped the artists in Imagine’s order:

Disco Inferno Stage

Green Velvet

Green Velvet, aka Curtis Jones, has been in the game for as long as I can remember. He was on the forefront of the electro-punk sound and now has turned his attention to the more mainstream House tastes. The vocals you’ll hear on these tracks are inspired by the likes of Prince (RIP) and Gary Numan – and with good effect! Here’s an example of the old vs the new with the well known track “La La Land”.

 

Oliver Heldens

Oliver Heldens is a favorite of mine. Like most people I’d say I discovered him with the release of his song “Gecko” (and the vocal edit “Overdrive”). The Heldeep radio podcast has also been phenomenal for years. If you want to know what kind of music an artist will play at their sets, their radio is a great place to check since it’s basically just their tastes. He also has some killer collabs like “You Know” with Zeds Dead.

 

Boogie T

Boogie T rolls with a sound that combines deep bass dubstep and reggae (mostly). He’s best known for his collabs with Ganja White Night, like “Flava”. You’ll find his solo work like “2KFO” to be much heavier, and (in my opinion) a better sound for the festival atmosphere.

Squnto

Squnto brings it back to the heaviest days of dubstep, and I’m not complaining! His dub chopping skills are palpable, and he even has some sweet videos showing off how he does his work.

Chocolate Puma

Chocolate Puma are two fellas out of the Netherlands who just want to get you bouncin. Collabs with groups like the Bingo Players have been great, and their solo stuff is no different. Here are two songs from opposite sides of their sound.

EDX

No, this won’t be an online learning seminar blast over loud speakers. EDX the musician is a specialist in summer house, but his talents go all over the house genre. Pay him a visit for some much needed summer vibes.

Joker

Joker had some big hitting tracks back in the late 2000’s dubstep game, and I hope he brings that sound to Imagine. Take a listen and flash back 10 years to the rise of dubstep. His newer sound ranges from mellow dubstep to spacey.

Koan Sound

Koan Sound is funky dubstep, think Griz without the sax/vocals. I’m a big fan of the sound personally, and I’m excited to see how it plays out on the big stage.

Latmun

Latmun is a newer name, with a sound of what he calls “Tech House”. Excited to see more from him, with his unique tunes I’m sure it’ll be interesting.

 

Noisia

Noisia is a crew that I’ve followed for some time. Like some other artists on this stage, they’ve been in the game since before dubstep (and DnB) hit it big, and I’d say they’re one of the reasons it did. I expect this show to be absolutely wild.

Shlump

Shlump, besides being a fun name to say, knows his way around some wobble. Trap is the name of the game, but the sound has some solid wobble to it that give his songs a fuller, more rounded sound.

 

Tiga

Tiga is definitely a different kind of electronic, even blurring the lines between electronic and electro. As a general fan of these old funky tunes, I’d say more power to him! You’ve probably heard the track “Bugatti” before. His other tracks have the same sound minus the catchy vocal hook.

Walker & Royce

Keeping the theme of 80’s style electro-house, and I’m just digging it. Especially in this day and age with Toto’s “Africa” being one of the top played songs on Spotify, I say bring back electro.

 

Wax Motif

Wax Motif actually reminds me a lot of Oliver Heldens mixed with Shiba San. Big punchy bass, a solid beat, and an overall groove you can get lost to.

Atlanta Piedmont Park

Top Things to Do in Atlanta 7/23-7/29

Top Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend and Week 7/23-7/29

Howdy folks! Apologies for not getting events out last week – we’ve been working on pushing out some huge upcoming projects! Get excited for more events to show up on our calendar each week (starting this week!) and more ways to access/interact with our site!

This week we have the BB&T Atlanta Open, along with National Tequila Day to keep us going through the work week. Don’t miss great music and shows like Cash Cash on Friday night and Black Nerd at Dad’s Garage! Then Saturday get ready for the 8th annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, followed by indoor and outdoor fun at the Fernbank Summer Block Party! Then Sunday you’re set with PeachFest Atlanta for your Georgia Peach needs.

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We had some technical issues in uploading our events on time this Monday, but remember you can always check out our every week page!

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Comedy:

  • Come see some great comedy from the newest grads over at Dad’s Garage for their Graduation Show! Their graduation show will only run you $5 and you get to check out the up and comers and see the culmination of their improv work!

Food and Drink:

  • It’s National Tequila Day! Check out our article here for great deals on our favorite Agave beverage!

Sports:

  • The BB&T Atlanta Open is all this week through Sunday with multiple sessions each day! Be sure to check out their website for event details and stop by Atlantic Station to see all the commotion! No tickets available? No problem – our friends at SeatsForEveryone should have you covered!

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Comedy:

  • Come see some great comedy from the newest grads over at Dad’s Garage for their Graduation Show! Their graduation show will only run you $5 and you get to check out the up and comers and see the culmination of their improv work!

Sports:

  • The BB&T Atlanta Open is all this week through Sunday with multiple sessions each day! Be sure to check out their website for event details and stop by Atlantic Station to see all the commotion! No tickets available? No problem – our friends at SeatsForEveryone should have you covered!

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Comedy:

  • Catch Black Nerd – Dad’s Garage’s newest show! Think the TV show Atlanta meets Dragon Con. From the creator of the Dad’s Garage show “Wrath of Con” comes a dark comedy about a young man’s journey navigating the expectations of his black family and white friends. When race and geekdom collide you get a Black Nerd.

Music:

Sports:

  • The BB&T Atlanta Open is all this week through Sunday with multiple sessions each day! Be sure to check out their website for event details and stop by Atlantic Station to see all the commotion! No tickets available? No problem – our friends at SeatsForEveryone should have you covered!

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Comedy:

  • Catch Black Nerd – Dad’s Garage’s newest show! Think the TV show Atlanta meets Dragon Con. From the creator of the Dad’s Garage show “Wrath of Con” comes a dark comedy about a young man’s journey navigating the expectations of his black family and white friends. When race and geekdom collide you get a Black Nerd.

Music:

  • Cash Cash will be playing at Opera this Friday! Get your ticket soon before I buy them all! For real, last time these guys were in town they KILLED it, so don’t miss them.
  • PleaseRock presents an evening of Steely Dan with Broadway Duchess at Venkman’s! Broadway Duchess will play all the Steely Dan hits, including the entirety of their album Aja. If you love good music (and Steely Dan) you can’t miss this show.

Sports:

  • The BB&T Atlanta Open is all this week through Sunday with multiple sessions each day! Be sure to check out their website for event details and stop by Atlantic Station to see all the commotion! No tickets available? No problem – our friends at SeatsForEveryone should have you covered!

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Comedy:

  • Catch Black Nerd – Dad’s Garage’s newest show! Think the TV show Atlanta meets Dragon Con. From the creator of the Dad’s Garage show “Wrath of Con” comes a dark comedy about a young man’s journey navigating the expectations of his black family and white friends. When race and geekdom collide you get a Black Nerd.

Food and Drink:

  • The 8th annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival is this Saturday and features America’s Favorite Dessert – Creme Brulee! Just kidding, ICE CREAM! This event also includes a variety of health and wellness engagement activities, fitness routines, food & non-food vendors, live local musical entertainment and even a morning 5k Fight Cancer Walk.

Social:

Sports:

  • The BB&T Atlanta Open is all this week through Sunday with multiple sessions each day! Be sure to check out their website for event details and stop by Atlantic Station to see all the commotion! No tickets available? No problem – our friends at SeatsForEveryone should have you covered!
  • Join UnitedHealthcare and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for a free Health and Wellbeing BeltLine Bootcamp at the new Atlanta BeltLine Center! This event kicks off UnitedHealthcare’s sponsorship of the Partnership’s Arboretum tours, and attendees will be able to take tours led by Trees Atlanta. Enjoy activities like yoga with Dancing Dogs Yoga, along with a water infusion station, a trail mix bar and popsicles from King of Pops!

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Food and Drink:

  • PeachFest Atlanta is this Sunday with tons of local vendors and chefs bringing their locally-sourced peach creations to sell! More than 65 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps will keep you fed and happy. Tickets start at $60 for an all-inclusive afternoon peach-feast. For an in-depth look at the PeachFest movement, watch the overview video.

Sports:

  • The BB&T Atlanta Open is all this week through Sunday with multiple sessions each day! Be sure to check out their website for event details and stop by Atlantic Station to see all the commotion! No tickets available? No problem – our friends at SeatsForEveryone should have you covered!

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Nothing interesting going on this week?

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is opening their first Atlanta location this Thursday!

What was once a Phillips 66 gas station, and later a laundromat, will now become home to Atlanta’s first Hattie B’s hot chicken joint, reigning from the Music City of Nashville. In 2012, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken first opened their doors in Nashville, and now their newest location will be opening in Little Five Points, just a short walk from the center of the entertainment district! I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about going for a bite to eat before enjoying a concert or show at Star Bar, Variety Playhouse, 7 Stages, or Horizon Theatre! What’s even better is that the new digs will boast a large outdoor seating area where patrons can enjoy locally crafted draft brews and take in the view of the hip, and affectionately grungy, Little Five Points scene.

You can all but guarantee the chicken will come hot, but most importantly delicious! All of Hattie B’s locations have a Yelp aggregate review of four stars or more with three of their locations receiving the coveted 4.5 stars! Their main dish, the breast and wing quarter, comes in six different choices of heat, ranging from “southern” (no heat) to “shut the cluck up” (extra hot)! Each plate comes with two sides which start at the fair price of $9.00. If you don’t like to pick through the bones, you can also try their jumbo tenders or get your chicken between two buns on a sandwich. We personally can’t wait to try the pimento mac and cheese side or sweeten the deal with one of their deserts! Especially the banana pudding.

The Five Points location will begin operation on Thursday, July 12th. Their hours are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-midnight 

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Be sure to check out our events calendar for all the best things to do in Atlanta this week, especially around the “A!” While you’re there, be sure to give Hattie B’s a warm southern welcome and tell them ATL By Day sent you!

Nashville-based hot chicken joint, Hattie B’s, is opening their first Atlanta location this Thursday!
Atlanta Piedmont Park

Top Things to Do in Atlanta 7/9-7/15

Top Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend and Week 7/9-7/15

Welcome back! If you were anticipating a slow post-4th of July week you’d be out of luck because damn this week is PACKED. We missed our deadline (sorry) to get our events uploaded in part because there are SO many events that our calendar was failing when we tried to upload them.

This weekend is especially packed! Friday we recommend you hit up Sweetwater and try their new G13 beer! Then mosey your way over to the Pancakes and Booze Art Show to satisfy your munchies. On Saturday get some friends and get physical at Atlanta Field Day, check out the new Atlanta Comic Con, or see the new Dad’s Garage show – Black Nerd! All such great and diverse choices. On Sunday when most people are being mellow, you don’t have to be! Watch some waiters duke it out in the Waiters Race in Buckhead, catch the new SEC SummerFest, or attend the classic Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival!

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We had some technical issues in uploading our events on time this Monday, but remember you can always check out our every week page!

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Music:

  • Celebrate all things love with the Star Bar! DJs MP3PO and Quasi Mandisco do away with discrimination while the groove brings everyone a little closer together. They’re throwing their Little Five Points Love Party with the message of acceptance and we just love it. Get out there and be yourself yall.

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Comedy:

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Social:

  • New Realm Brewing and the Atlanta Humane Society are partnering up for one of their adoption events! Get there for some great beer and maybe even meet your new drinking buddy. It’ll be running from 6-8pm but get there early if you want to get first looks at the puppies!

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Bars & Brews:

  • Come celebrate the release of Sweetwater’s new strain, the G13 IPA beer! Their dank, sticky super hybrid beer will be on tap for $4.20 all night. Featuring live music from DJ Passport and Eastern Standard, food from Brainfood Hawt Cheese Market and Nedza’s Waffles, and limited edition glasses!

Comedy:

  • Catch Dad’s Garage’s newest show, Black Nerd! The show is described as an exploration of race and geekdom in a style similar to the show Atlanta, with themes like DragonCon. What’s not to love?

Food and Drink:

  • The nation’s premier pop-up art show, The Atlanta Pancakes & Booze Art Show, is back! The show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 500 pieces of artwork created by some 100+ artists local to Atlanta’s unparalleled art scene. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; show goers can sip on some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming free pancakes over and over again.

Social:

  • The first ever Atlanta Comic Con debuts this weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center! Get your nerd on and enjoy the comic books, toys, cards, games, art, cosplay, apparel, guests, and celebs! This is an all-ages and all-levels of enthusiasm event. From hardcore cosplayers to people-watchers just in it for the instagram likes, there’s something for everyone. Keep an eye out for celeb guests Sean Astin, Nichelle Nichols, Matthew Lewis, Cary Elwes, and more!
  • Fernbank’s after-hours series continues with Fernbank After Dark: Gastronomy! Enjoy access to Wildwoods, the new FOOD: Our Global Kitchen exhibit, and more! This week’s series has a special focus on food, how it’s made, and where it comes from!

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Comedy:

  • Catch Dad’s Garage’s newest show, Black Nerd! The show is described as an exploration of race and geekdom in a style similar to the show Atlanta, with themes like DragonCon. What’s not to love?

Social:

  • The first ever Atlanta Comic Con debuts this weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center! Get your nerd on and enjoy the comic books, toys, cards, games, art, cosplay, apparel, guests, and celebs! This is an all-ages and all-levels of enthusiasm event. From hardcore cosplayers to people-watchers just in it for the instagram likes, there’s something for everyone. Keep an eye out for celeb guests Sean Astin, Nichelle Nichols, Matthew Lewis, Cary Elwes, and more!

Sports:

  • This week we celebrate the expansions of the Atlanta BeltLine into Westside! Now in its 8th year, the Atlanta BeltLine Run.Walk.Go! Race Series is a chance to explore the latest developments along the Atlanta BeltLine, snag an t-shirt, and burn a few calories. Runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are welcome to join! The race starts and ends at the Lee + White Development and will make use of the Westside Trail. All proceeds go to the Atlanta Beltline Partnership! Check out the after party at Monday Night Garage!
  • Atlanta Field Day 2018 is here, and by here we mean in Historic Fourth Ward Park! Come for the grade school throwbacks including tug of war, relays, obstacle courses, and more! Make a team and fight for victory. Teams are co-ed and comprised of 8 people, 21+. Brought to you by the Atlanta Sport and Social Club and Creative Loafing Atlanta!

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Art:

  • Taste Of The Runway Atlanta will be turning up the heat this Summer on National Ice Cream Day. Hosted by Don of VH1’s Black Ink Crew Chicago. Special Guest Appearance by Rodney Perry, Comedian/Actor of Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, The Monique Show, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Johnson Family Vacation, The Browns and so many more. This event will include a food tasting, wine pairing, vendors and a fashion show.

Food and Drink:

  • It’s baa-aack! Ford Fry’s 10th Annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival will return to Westside Provisions Districton Sunday, July 15th from 1-5pm. To celebrate 10 years in style we’re bringing in some very “special” guests …. G. Love & Special Sauce!!! All proceeds benefit Georgia Organics and the super awesome farmers that keep Georgians fed.

Social:

  • The first ever Atlanta Comic Con debuts this weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center! Get your nerd on and enjoy the comic books, toys, cards, games, art, cosplay, apparel, guests, and celebs! This is an all-ages and all-levels of enthusiasm event. From hardcore cosplayers to people-watchers just in it for the instagram likes, there’s something for everyone. Keep an eye out for celeb guests Sean Astin, Nichelle Nichols, Matthew Lewis, Cary Elwes, and more!

Sports:

  • The first-ever SEC Summerfest is here in Atlanta! Regions Bank is sponsoring this free event, to be held at Centennial Olympic Park, the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Omni Atlanta Hotel. Come out to see a live broadcast of SEC Nation, catch the live music, interactive events, and get some food!
  • Atlanta’s second annual Waiter’s Race will be at the central plaza of The Shops at Buckhead Atlanta! The race is a century old French tradition to test the skills of a waiter to provide quality service as fast as possible. Waiters will race with a loaded tray without spilling anything! The race will be held on July 15th from 3-7pm. hosted by Le Bilboquet and The Shops at Buckhead Atlanta, and produced by The Industry Fund! All proceeds will go to the Giving Kitchen. Waiters from all over Atlanta will compete for a round-trip ticket to Paris and a traveling trophy, which will be on display in their restaurant for the next year.

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Nothing interesting going on this week?

Check out our growing list of events that occur every week and you’ll have plenty of options! Or take a look into the future with events later this month!



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Atlanta Piedmont Park

Top Things to Do in Atlanta 7/2-7/8

Top Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend and Week 7/2-7/8

Happy Independence Day week everyone! It’s the 4th of July this Wednesday and our calendar shows it with tons of featured events to choose from. We’ve also catered this week to our OTP friends with various events in areas like Roswell, Covington, Sandy Springs, and more to make sure everyone can catch the fireworks! We also have summer themed events this week at BeetleCat and Ponce City Market. Don’t forget to wake up early for the AJC Peachtree Road Race!

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Social:

  • Stone Mountain Park’s 51st Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration continues all week! Voted a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and a Reader’s Digest pick for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks,” you’ll get seven full days honoring the US of A. Catch lasers, music, water effects, and drones as they all bring the show to life.

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Food and Drink:

  • BeetleCat’s Taco Luau is back for independence day week! Embrace the pre-Independence Day summer vibes for a beachside vacation takeover featuring chef Andrew Isabella’s pig roast with a special menu, set to live DJ beats. Menu highlights include caja china pig with beachside-inspired taco fixins’, pineapple kimchi, Hawaiian potato salad, chipotle lime slaw, sauce diablo, street corn and black bean salsa.

Social:

  • Stone Mountain Park’s 51st Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration continues all week! Voted a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and a Reader’s Digest pick for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks,” you’ll get seven full days honoring the US of A. Catch lasers, music, water effects, and drones as they all bring the show to life.

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Food and Drink:

  • Watch the fireworks with the best view in town at the Ponce City Market rooftop! Their Rooftop Backyard Luau BBQ will treat you to the best BBQ, drinks, live music and games while you watch the lights all evening and night. Your ticket will include access to see the live band, a BBQ buffet dinner, and a drink. Get up to the VIP level and you’ll knock your dinner up to the next stage with a suckling pig roast, dessert display, exclusive seating, and double the drink tickets.

Social:

  • The first Fireworks in the Fourth Ward festival is this year, with free family-friendly festivities! You’ll get food from local vendors, food trucks, King of Pops, wine, brews, and of course, fireworks!
  • Come to the Georgia World Congress Center for their famous July 4th bash! Music and festivities abound with headliners including R&B quartet After 7, Keisha Jackson, Christian Jones, and more.
  • Celebrate Independence Day at Georgia Aquarium on Wednesday, July 4 with unlimited beer and cider samples, classic BBQ dinner, live music, and over 500 aquatic species! Red, White and Brew will be held in their magnificent Oceans Ballroom with views of our beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks. At the end of the evening, Red, White & Brew guests are invited to the top level of our parking deck for a view of downtown Atlanta’s Fourth of July Celebration spectacular fireworks show. 21 and over only.
  • Stone Mountain Park’s 51st Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration continues all week! Voted a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and a Reader’s Digest pick for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks,” you’ll get seven full days honoring the US of A. Catch lasers, music, water effects, and drones as they all bring the show to life.

Sports:

  • It’s nearly time for the AJC Peachtree Road Race! This is one of Atlanta’s biggest races of the year, a 10k sponsored by ATL’s own Journal Constitution. Register to run, volunteer to help out, or just grab a good seat and watch everyone else do the work! The race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park.

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Comedy:

  • On the first Thursday of every month Cocktails and Comedy Night at the Pinewood in downtown Decatur. Featuring both locally grown and nationally touring comics as well as signature cocktails from the Pinewood’s expert mixologists. Reservations are STRONGLY SUGGESTED as seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No cover fee, but there is a two-order minimum per person.

Social:

  • Stone Mountain Park’s 51st Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration continues all week! Voted a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and a Reader’s Digest pick for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks,” you’ll get seven full days honoring the US of A. Catch lasers, music, water effects, and drones as they all bring the show to life.

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Art:

  • Thank goodness it’s Friday at the High Museum of Art! On the first Friday of every month, you can count on the High for drop-in art making, live performances, and drinks for purchase from 6 to 9 p.m. Part art party, part happy hour—and did we mention all programming is free with Museum admission?

Social:

  • Stone Mountain Park’s 51st Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration continues all week! Voted a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and a Reader’s Digest pick for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks,” you’ll get seven full days honoring the US of A. Catch lasers, music, water effects, and drones as they all bring the show to life.

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Food and Drink:

  • Come out for the all-you-can-eat madness at the SouthEast Crab Feast! There are three sessions so there will be plenty of crab to go around.

Music:

  • 97.1 The River is getting ready for their annual birthday bash with Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening!
  • The Night Nation Run is the World’s 1st Running Music Festival an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs.

Social:

  • Stone Mountain Park’s 51st Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration continues all week! Voted a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and a Reader’s Digest pick for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks,” you’ll get seven full days honoring the US of A. Catch lasers, music, water effects, and drones as they all bring the show to life.

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Bars & Brews:

  • Come out for Rosé All Day and sip on some Rosé Cider with Urban Tree Cidery! On July 8th from 12:30 to 6:30 P.M. the one and only Urban Tree Cidery will be serving an assortment of Rosé and cider-based cocktails.

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Nothing interesting going on this week?

Check out our growing list of events that occur every week and you’ll have plenty of options! Or take a look into the future with events later this month!



Help us make this list complete!

If your business has an event or you know of an event that you would like added to next week’s list, submit an event!

We hope that together we can make our lists as complete as possible!