AMG Weekend Picks: 500 Songs for Kids, Zac Brown Band, Kylie Minogue and More!

[ 0 ] May 5, 2011 |

Happy Mothers Day weekend everyone! Hope you didn’t forget. Maybe some of these options will help with last-minute gifts. Or, maybe you need a little treat for yourself after brunch, shopping, tea etc. with your mother. At any rate, we have some great stuff for you to choose from, whether it’s a local music charity extravaganza, new country heroes or a pop princess.

Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7 – 500 Songs for Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar

The amazing 10 days of inspiring covers (for a great cause!) are coming to an end. Jonathan Baker, The District Attorneys, Judi Chicago, Nathan Beaver, Oryx & Crake, Arrested Development, The Bridges, The Constellations, Trances Arc, The Yacht Rock Revue and loads more will be rounding out the week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in style.

Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 – Zac Brown Band at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

The local country-boys-made-good will be coming home for two huge shows this weekend!

Friday, May 6 – Kylie Minogue at Fox Theatre

A true Princess of Pop, Australia’s Kylie Minogue brings her incredible stage show to Atlanta for the first time. Expect lots of costume changes, big dance numbers, infectious hits, and a lot of sequins.

Friday, May 6 – Matt Wertz at The Loft

After a long absence from the recording world, Matt Wertz has returned with Weights and Wings, and a new label, Nettwerk, to boot.

Saturday, May 7 – Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun at The EARL

With a new electro-indie-rock-clash album coming out and a long tour under their belt, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun make a triumphant return home this weekend.

Sunday, May 8 – Phosphorescent at The EARL

Athens-turned-Brooklyn folky rocker Matthew Houck brings his Phosphorescent project back to The EARL for a mellow Sunday show to wrap up your weekend.

 

On sales:

Warren G at The Loft, June 2 – on sale Friday, May 6 at noon

Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden, June 3 – August 26 – on sale Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m.

RX Bandits at Masquerade, July 8 – on sale Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.

Taking Back Sunday at Center Stage, July 13 – on sale Friday, May 6 at noon

Corey Smith at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, July 16 – on sale Friday, May 6 at noon

Britney Spears with Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo at Philips Arena, July 17 – on sale Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.

Death Cab for Cutie at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, August 11 – on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

Train and Maroon 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, September 1 – on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

Straight No Chaser at Atlanta Civic Center, December 18 – on sale Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

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