808 Fest: Four Days, Five Venues, All The Bass Music You Need

808 Fest is a celebration of all things bass in Atlanta. A multi-day event that occurs at five different venues around town, 808 Fest embraces different genres as well. Plus, it’s one of the best music event deals in the city every year. $50 for an all-access wristband gets you into all four days of these venues to hear all of these local and regional music acts.

Wednesday, August 8th: Aisle 5, will host the first night by featuring Ras G and the Afrikan Space Program, STLNDRUMS, 10th Letter, BlkCubes, Leemlizzy, Nahncenz, Kreatev, JFilt and Phatmanslimm. All ages welcome.

 

Wildpitch Underground is also throwing a dubstep, riddim and bass party called The Chop/Shop: 808 Fest Edition!. Scales, Baels, Zubah, Marble Mansion, and Archmage are spinning tunes. Ages 18 and up.

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Thursday, August 9th: Sidebar, will showcase Compa, Kahn & Neek, Clerks Dubs b2b Section 8 and Midnite Panda. Plus, VLSC Records takeover featuring Mull, antwarp 2nd floor, Charolastra, Dee Belvedere. Ages 18 and up.

Contrast ATL and UUEIRD are putting on their 808 Fest groove at Edgewood Speakeasy the same night. Featured artists are CANVAS, Marble Mansion, Shift Mojo, awesame, and Jeno Pelerose. Bonelick BBQ is having a “Meat and Greet” prior to show time, around 7pm, with Ricky Raw and friends. Ages 21 and up.

Friday, August 10th: Aisle 5 will host Proko, Partywave, Kozmic and Lean Mean (Tripi Bandits). All Ages

Saturday, August 11th: IRIS has a line up consisting of Leah Culver as the headliner, Mantis, Sylo, and JStella are on the main stage. The Underground Stage will have a 808 Fest Takeover featuring Michael Sparks, Mighty High Group, Vandal Rose and Hard2Tell. But wait! There’s more 808: The patio will host Section 8 and Awesame. Ages 18 and up.

Aisle 5 will feature Elzhi, Khrysis, Divine Scienze, Trandle, The Family Orchestra. Your hosts will be Fort Knox with DJ Kerosene. All Ages.

Sponsors of 808 Fest are Speakeasy Promotions, Aisle 5, Controllerise, Sidebar, IRIS Presents and Wildpitch Music Hall.

Who are the Chosen Few?

Every fourth Saturday of the month, Atlanta is blessed with house music greatness from Chicago. At Wild Pitch Underground, located at 255 Trinity Ave SW in south downtown, Miko Jones hosts one of the best dance parties in town.

“I am a house fanatic from Chicago,” explains Jones. “I’ve been dancing to house music since I was 14 years old. It’s like a melodious sound that connects us all–I’ve met so many people through it. I think house music in Atlanta is love.” Jones is a part of Chosen Life ATL, the city’s chapter of Chicago-based DJ collective Chosen Few Djs.

Chosen Few are a group of house music DJs that formed in 1977 by founder Wayne Williams. Jesse Saunders, Andre Hatchett and Tony Hachett were additions to the collective shortly after it formed–providing Chicago’s south side with a signature underground dance sound that couldn’t be found anywhere else in the world: house music.

Since 1990, Chosen Few has hosted a music festival in Chicago held in July–think “House In The Park” that’s held here in Grant Park but three times that ever-growing crowd. It’s annual gathering is the world’s longest running event dedicated to house music, clocking in at 12 hours of performances by the Chosen Few DJs and guest DJs and vocalists.

These big names like Alan King, Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, and James Hunter come to town each month to play at least a two-hour set after being warmed up by a local. June’s event featured local was Tocayo, whom you can find at Alley Cat Music Club when he’s not guest starring at Wild Pitch.

The owner of Wild Pitch Music Hall is also a music legend himself: Chicago born, Atlanta-based DJ Pierre. Pierre is a pioneer of acid house music and co-founded the group Phuture in 1985. Since 2016, Pierre and his wife, Andrea, have hosted techno and house legends at this artist-owned venue while fostering new talent as well.

But this is not the usual dubstep, hip hop or trap party: sometimes a live drumming session can break out in the evening. “Normally, there is someone that comes around to play his drum with the music. Saturday was special because my friend brought a guy who had just come from an African drumming session and he was doing a great job of staying on beat.”

“Some people don’t know we’re here, “Jones explained. “These events started out years ago in Chicago with a small crowd of a hundred people. Now, it’s huge. People from Europe, Japan—all over the world—are showing up!” The annual Picnic & Festival in Jackson Park, IL, draws a crowd that is “much, much bigger than House In The Park here in Atlanta.” It’s Jones’ hope that Atlanta can grow as big a house music scene here.

The next event will be on Saturday, July 28th. Featured artists will be DJ Tony Hatchett and Gary Wallace. Doors open at 10 pm. with a $5 cover before 11 pm. Paid parking is available next to Wild Pitch Underground.

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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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?

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!

National Tequila Day is Today!

Hangovers are no joke once you are past the age of 25, but if there is one thing that will convince me to drink on a week night it’s tequila specials! National Tequila Day is today July, 24th and I’ve researched the best places to celebrate the holiday here in Atlanta. Read below to find out about the specials sure to make your hump day a little more painful this week!

  • Zocalo (187 10th St NW):
    • $5 House Margaritas, $6 Espolon Shots, $8 Espolon Margaritas, $8 Don Julio Shots, $10 Don Julio Margaritas, and Live Music!
    • Area: Midtown

 

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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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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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!



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!

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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!

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Atlanta Piedmont Park

Best Events in Atlanta this Week 6/25-7/1

Best Events This Week and This Weekend 6/25-7/1

It’s set to be a slow week until this weekend, my guess is it’s all in anticipation of the 4th of July. This week is one of those where I encourage everyone to check out our every week page, with tons of events that occur regularly and are not featured on our weekly calendars. Coming up this weekend we have some great music events like Zac Brown Band in town (like they are every other week), Def Leppard & Journey, and a Beatboxing championship.

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Social:

  • Check out Brews & Clues at Second Self Brewing Company! It’s an evening of fun, trivia, and of course, beer!

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Social:

  • Join the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta for a night of beer and building tables to help Atlanta families transitioning out of homelessness! Come by yourself or with friends for a unique volunteer experience! You’ll get to drink beer, meet great people, learn a new skill, and help those in need.

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  • For the third year in a row, you can join and continue the work to beautify Tanyard Creek Park! Come out and volunteer to help make Atlanta a better place.

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Music:

  • Come out to celebrate Opera’s 11 Year Anniversary as Atlanta’s top Nightclub! Their commitment to being a top Atlanta club and music venue has been top-notch year after year and they deserve all the props they can get. Headliner Morgan Page will be performing a special DJ Set in commemoration of the event. There will be many surprises including Aerialists, Balloon Drops, Confetti Cannons, Fire Elements, and more so get excited!
  • SunTrust Park has a promo where you can see a concert and catch a Braves game for the same ticket price! This Saturday you can catch Zac Brown Band in concert with OneRepublic.
  • Remember Jones will bring her 12 piece orchestra to recreate the entire 2006 Grammy winning Amy Winehouse album Back to Black to life at the Masquerade!
  • The Chi-Town Transit Authority will be recreating the best of Chicago (the band) with their full ensemble! They’ll play a variety of songs including big hits, fan favorites, and deeper cuts. Catch them at Venkman’s!

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Music:

  • SunTrust Park has a promo where you can see a concert and catch a Braves game for the same ticket price! This Saturday you can catch Def Leppard & Journey in concert.
  • Head to Aisle 5 for the second annual Beatbox Legends Championship, the first ever international beatbox tournament hosted in the south showcasing some of the best talents and beatboxers in the world.

Social:

  • This Sunday marks the beginning of Stone Mountain Park’s 51st Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration! 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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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!

Atlanta Piedmont Park

Best Events in Atlanta this Week 6/18-6/24

Best Events This Week and This Weekend 6/18-6/24

Hey everyone! It’s going to be a fun week, with some great upcoming shows like Freaky Friday in Piedmont Park, Hall & Oates, and frickin Kevin Bacon in town! Get out to these shows and check out the Atlanta Dungeons and Dragons Bar Crawl while you’re at it!

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Music:

  • Discover the art behind making fresh pasta at Bellina Alimentari’s Pasta Making Class! The class is led by a seasoned chef, who will show you all of the steps to create delicious pasta at home. Following the cooking class, enjoy a tasting of the pasta made during class. Participants will also be able to take home their creations!

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Bars & Brews:

  • Join Petals & Pints at Red Hare Brewery! Learn the art of flower arranging while drinking craft beer! At the end of the evening you can take home your arrangement! The event will last 1-2 hours and Alice’s Table will provide everything you need. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Music:

  • The Yardbirds will be at City Winery this week! The Yardbirds are absolute classics with former members including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. Their music encompasses the sound of classic rock n roll.

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Comedy:

  • Check out Freaky Friday at Piedmont Park! This summer, audiences can enjoy FREE entertainment at Piedmont Park! Horizon Theatre’s comedic adaptation of Freaky Friday will return to the stage at Piedmont Park for a limited engagement from June 20-23, with all performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are encouraged to pack a picnic and enjoy free entertainment- reserve your tickets in advance!

Music:

  • Hall and Oates and Train will be playing at the Infinite Energy Arena! The show starts at 7pm and tickets start at $80.
  • Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro will be in town performing and celebrating gay pride at the Fox Theatre! The show is brought to you by Atlanta Pride, and begins at 8pm.

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Comedy:

  • Check out Freaky Friday at Piedmont Park! This summer, audiences can enjoy FREE entertainment at Piedmont Park! Horizon Theatre’s comedic adaptation of Freaky Friday will return to the stage at Piedmont Park for a limited engagement from June 20-23, with all performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are encouraged to pack a picnic and enjoy free entertainment- reserve your tickets in advance!

Food and Drink:

  • It’s National Cookie Dough Day! Celebrate the right way with Atlanta’s own cookie dough experts at the Batter Cookie Dough Counter! Stop by their store at PCM, where 20% of sales will be donated to The Giving Kitchen.
  • Head to Bellina Alimentari for a Guided Whiskey Tasting! You’ll meat and cheese the finest whiskeys by Chattanooga Whiskey, the first distillery in Tennessee since prohibition times. Join them for a fun and interactive  workshop and a guided whiskey tasting accompanied by local and Italian charcuterie and cheeses.

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Comedy:

  • Check out Freaky Friday at Piedmont Park! This summer, audiences can enjoy FREE entertainment at Piedmont Park! Horizon Theatre’s comedic adaptation of Freaky Friday will return to the stage at Piedmont Park for a limited engagement from June 20-23, with all performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are encouraged to pack a picnic and enjoy free entertainment- reserve your tickets in advance!

Music:

  • Jojo will be playing at Terminal West at King Plow! The show runs from 8:30-10:30 and costs $32.

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Comedy:

  • Check out Freaky Friday at Piedmont Park! This summer, audiences can enjoy FREE entertainment at Piedmont Park! Horizon Theatre’s comedic adaptation of Freaky Friday will return to the stage at Piedmont Park for a limited engagement from June 20-23, with all performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are encouraged to pack a picnic and enjoy free entertainment- reserve your tickets in advance!

Music:

  • The Bacon Brothers will be playing their rock, soul, funk Americana blend at City Winery! The two brothers are Michael and Kevin. Michael Bacon is a long-standing musician and songwriter, now recognized as an Emmy-Winning composer. His brother, Kevin Bacon, was in Footloose, Tremors, and a few other movies you may have heard of. Yeah, it’s that Kevin Bacon.

Social:

  • Atlanta Drunks and Dragons is putting on the Atlanta Dungeons and Dragons Bar Crawl! There will be 60 players participating with 12 tables, 3 bars, and one elaborate shared game of DnD. Anyone else that wants to join and play, or just observe is welcome to drop in! The Crawl costs $10 to play, and is free for non-players.

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Music:

  • Aly & AJ will be at Buckhead Theatre! Aly is from Phil of the Future, so I’m definitely a fan.

Social:

  • MASS Collective is holding an Auto Maintenance 101 class! Julia Hill will teach you the basics of maintaining and troubleshooting your automobile over this 3-hour course. You’ll learn parts of the engine, basic maintenance, troubleshooting, and quick repairs like changing spare tires, and jumping batteries.

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Best Events in Atlanta this Week 6/11-6/17

Best Events This Week 6/11-6/17

Hello Everyone! We are working on adding some fun new events to the site so get excited! Soon you won’t just be able to contribute your events, but also your media content and even stories! Take a great picture and want to show it off, or have a great time at an event that you want to write about? We’d love to feature it! All this and a new gallery, a new logo, and a new header photo are coming your way!

This week is slow but don’t let that stop you! Music abounds and there are some great events this weekend to get excited for. Juneteenth Atlanta Music Festival, the rescheduled Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest, and the Totally 90’s Bar Crawl are all great ways to spend your time and hard earned cash!

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Music:

  • Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves will be at the Infinite Energy Arena on Monday! For those that can get tickets, the show will run from 8-11pm. Tickets are $48 on the low end, but you can get up close and personal if you break the bank! If you’re a huge fan of One Direction and Harry we hope you can catch the show!

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Art:

  • The Atlanta Opera will be presenting Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Based on the Victorian short story The String of Pearls and brought to musical glory by Stephen Sondheim, this dark thriller is bloody fun for all. No children under 4 permitted!

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Art:

  • Bestseller James Patterson and former President Bill Clinton will be in town speaking about their collaborative fiction novel – The President is Missing. Come out to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre to see the pres and hear about the novel! The event starts at 7:30pm.

Sports:

  • Atlanta’s newest fitness studio has been right under our noses for years! Head over to the Georgia Aquarium for their Workout by the Water fitness series featuring yoga, pilates, and bootcamp fitness classes! This week you’re set for a great pilates class. Classes are only $10 and run from 6:30-7:30. All proceeds benefit the Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts! Doors open at 6pm, and be sure to bring your mat, towel, and water. You must register online!

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Bars & Brews:

  • Get some beer and bring Dad along for Father’s Night Out at Second Self Beer Company! Your ticket includes a shirt, 3 pints, a charcuterie board (fancy fancy), and a cigar! You dad will love these gifts and the most important gift of all, quality time with their kids. Also, beer! The event costs $50 and starts at 5pm.
  • Treat your dad to an evening at City Winery! They’ll be opening up their huge patio with a hearty menu brought to you by their Big Green Egg, and built to pair with the finest whiskey. Oh, and they’re bringing the whiskey: bourbon, rye, japanese whiskey, and scotch. It’s all there and City Winery Beverage Director JR Smith will guide you through what makes each whiskey special. Admission includes food, six pours (1 oz) and a welcome cocktail. Dinner is at 7pm and costs $75.

Music:

  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will come to Piedmont Park on Thursday for a free public show! Assistance Conductor Stephen Mulligan will lead the ASO through a program including pieces from West Side Story, Candide, and Tchaikovsky. Arrive early, as seating is free and open! You’re free to bring food and drink, but no grills and alcohol are allowed (you can buy alcohol at the event). No pets either, sorry puppers! The show starts at 7:30pm.

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Art:

  • The Atlanta Opera will be presenting Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Based on the Victorian short story The String of Pearls and brought to musical glory by Stephen Sondheim, this dark thriller is bloody fun for all. No children under 4 permitted!

Music:

  • The Dirty Doors – Atlanta’s Finest Doors tribute band, will be at Venkman’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of their hit album Waiting for the Sun. Come out to hear the greats! The show costs $10 and starts at 10pm.

Social:

  • The Juneteenth Atlanta festival is in town! Juneteenth Atlanta is a 3-day black history music festival and parade. Festivities will include shopping with black owned businesses, non stop performance’s, family reunions, father’s day weekend celebrations, afro-fashion-extravaganza, speakers, top musical bands, marching bands, community leaders, community vendors, family activities, workshops, martial arts, yoga, chess tables, car clubs, cycle clubs, voter registration, spoken word, bounce houses and much more. The festival is commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th year remembrance of his assassination. The festival runs all weekend. Friday starts at 1pm.

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Art:

  • The Atlanta Opera will be presenting Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Based on the Victorian short story The String of Pearls and brought to musical glory by Stephen Sondheim, this dark thriller is bloody fun for all. No children under 4 permitted!

Bars & Brews:

  • Atlanta Beer Festivals will host its 8th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic Old 4th Ward Park! You’ll have walking access to 200+ beers, wines, and ciders plus live music and a DJ tent! Your ticket includes entry, entertainment, a souvenir cup, and all drink samples. Tickets run $40 in advance, $45 after June 7th, and $55 day-of. The festival runs from 4-8pm.
  • The Totally 90’s Bar Crawl is coming to Buckhead! Roam through the heart of the Buckhead bar scene with 8 participating venues, themed drink specials, and dance contests! As a bonus, celeb guest Kel Mitchell of Kenan and Kel will be there! The event runs from 2-9pm and starts at $20.

Food and Drink:

  • Spend your weekend celebrating the greatest sandwich ever invented at the Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival! Two days of grilled cheesy goodness, and at the end of it all we’ll crown the Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! There are early and late sessions, but if you come for the early session you can stay for both so we say get in early and eat your heart out! There’s also live music and beer! The festival costs $27 and starts at noon.

Social:

  • The Juneteenth Atlanta festival is in town! Juneteenth Atlanta is a 3-day black history music festival and parade. Festivities will include shopping with black owned businesses, non stop performance’s, family reunions, father’s day weekend celebrations, afro-fashion-extravaganza, speakers, top musical bands, marching bands, community leaders, community vendors, family activities, workshops, martial arts, yoga, chess tables, car clubs, cycle clubs, voter registration, spoken word, bounce houses and much more. The festival is commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th year remembrance of his assassination. The festival runs all weekend. Saturday starts at 10am.

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Food and Drink:

  • Spend your weekend celebrating the greatest sandwich ever invented at the Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival! Two days of grilled cheesy goodness, and at the end of it all we’ll crown the Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! There are early and late sessions, but if you come for the early session you can stay for both so we say get in early and eat your heart out! There’s also live music and beer! The festival costs $27 and starts at noon.

Social:

  • The Juneteenth Atlanta festival is in town! Juneteenth Atlanta is a 3-day black history music festival and parade. Festivities will include shopping with black owned businesses, non stop performance’s, family reunions, father’s day weekend celebrations, afro-fashion-extravaganza, speakers, top musical bands, marching bands, community leaders, community vendors, family activities, workshops, martial arts, yoga, chess tables, car clubs, cycle clubs, voter registration, spoken word, bounce houses and much more. The festival is commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th year remembrance of his assassination. The festival runs all weekend. Sunday starts at 10am.

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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!

Atlanta Piedmont Park

Best Events in Atlanta this Week 6/4-6/8

Best Events This Week 6/4-6/8

Hello Everyone! Our Featured Events are back from their Memorial Day Vacation, having used up all of their PTO accrual, and we’re back to bringing you the best events in Atlanta each week. Keep an eye out for some more site changes coming up soon! New features, new pages, and new ways to interact!

This week we’re still suffering from some event-fatigue following Memorial Day Weekend. Most of the larger venues aren’t pushing big events simply because people aren’t trying to go to them at this point in time – fair enough! For those of you who have toughed through the worst of the sunburn and hangovers, here are the best events this week!

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Comedy:

  • Come see the Dude at City Winery this Monday! They’ll be hosting a free screening of the Big Lebowski with a Dude Lookalike Contest and White Russian drink specials. The winner of the contest gets to create and name a shot for their cocktail bar! Doors open at 7pm and the movie starts at 8pm. Be sure to RSVP to hold a seat.

Food and Drink:

  • Bellina Alimentari at Ponce City Market will be hosting their official Negroni Week Kickoff Party! This is their third year of Negroni Week celebrations, featuring Negroni-inspired drinks and live music!

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No Featured Events this Tuesday!

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Comedy:

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Comedy:

  • Come to Dad’s Garage to see the Hamilton-inspired show, Benjamin Franklin: American Gigolo. This will surely be the next great Founding Father story. Benjamin Franklin may have never been President of the United States, but his tale as King of the Players Club is a story worth telling. Show starts at 8pm and runs $12.50.
  • Head over to the Pinewood in downtown Decatur for Cocktails and Comedy Night! They’ll have local and national comics and signature comics. Make a reservation to save your spot – doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm.

Music:

  • The fantastic Yacht Rock Revue will be at Venkman’s this Thursday performing Purple Rain in a reprise of their April Piedmont Park show! This performance is special as it will be commemorating Prince’s birthday. Don’t freak out if you can’t get tickets, Venkman’s will be hosting Prince-related shows all weekend! The show starts at 8pm and costs $15.

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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!