After a few weeks, we’re back up and running. We know you’ve missed our Weekend Picks, so never fear – our recommendations for the days ahead are here for you. And it looks like a slew of Chastain’s summer series shows are about to go on sale, so be sure to check those out at the bottom of the post. As for the here and now, spring is really kicking into gear with a ton of amazing gigs to choose from this weekend, from hip-hop legends, local rockers, indie darlings and more.
Thursday, March 31 – Robert Earl Keen, Bloodkin at The Buckhead Theatre
Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen has been popular with a slew of different music fans, from country to Americana to folk to rock. Athens rockers Bloodkin open for Keen tonight.
Thursday, March 31 – Ms. Lauryn Hill at Center Stage
After her last visit to Atlanta, renowned voice Ms. Lauryn Hill has decided to make up for her tardy show with two more shows. The second of which takes place tonight, at Center Stage.
Friday, April 1 – The Wailers at Masquerade
The reggae legends that started with Bob Marley are still going strong. Catch them on Friday night at Masquerade.
Saturday, April 2 – Scythian, The Whiskey Gentry at Smith’s Olde Bar
It’ll be a rowdy night at Smith’s Olde Bar with punk gypsies Scythian and local alt-country rockers The Whiskey Gentry on Saturday.
Saturday, April 2 – Band of Horses at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
The Jayhawks join indie-darlings-turned-stadium-rockers (but without the awkward bombast) Band of Horses on Saturday.
Saturday, April 2 – Salt-N-Pepa’s Legends of Hip Hop Tour at Atlantic Civic Center
We’ve missed the sassy and funky sounds of hip-hop’s leading ladies, Salt-N-Pepa. Atlanta welcomes them back with open arms this Saturday.
Sunday, April 3 – Little Tybee, Venice Is Sinking at The EARL
AMG faves Little Tybee bring their gorgeous folky indie rock sounds to The EARL with fellow lovely multi-instrumentalists Venice Is Sinking for a mellow Sunday night.
Paul Simon at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, May 21 – on sale Saturday, April 2
James Taylor at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, May 27 – on sale Saturday, April 2
The Constellations at Smith’s Olde Bar, June 2 – on sale Friday, April 1
BB King, Buddy Guy at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, June 5 – on sale Saturday, April 2
Hall and Oates at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, June 10 – on sale Saturday, April 2
Owl City at The Tabernacle, June 14 – on sale Friday, April 1
Rihanna w/Cee Lo Green at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, July 12 – on sale Saturday, April 2