It’s outdoor concert season, so forget about work this weekend and get some sun! You’ve got plenty of options for fun this weekend. Midsummer Music Fest kicks off Friday and lasts through Saturday night and it’s bound to be an event to remember! Where else are you going to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for free? If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, the Decatur Beach Party goes down on Friday, featuring A1A - “the original and official Jimmy Buffet tribute band.” Let’s say you want to groove to some old-school funk and R&B though. Saturday, you’re going to want to catch SOS Band, playing at The Riverdale Amphitheater at Town Center with ConFunkShun and Christopher Williams! There’s no wrong choices this weekend, so check out our list of weekend picks below.
Friday, June 14th – Decatur Beach Party
Kick back and relax on “Ponce De Leon Beach” this weekend! The Decatur Beach Party features 60 tons of sand, a kids boardwalk, dancing, live music and refreshments. This year Jimmy Buffet tribute band A1A performs, as well as the kid-friendly Douglas Brake and the Sizzle, Hiss, Pop Band.
Friday, June 14th – Chris Knight at Smiths Olde Bar
Chris Knight is a singer-songwriter who hails from the small town of Slaughters, Kentucky. Currently he’s touring behind his first new album in four years, an album inspired by the recent hardships his town has experienced. See what he has to say when his full band plays Smiths Olde Bar on Friday!
Friday, June 14th – Marijuana Deathsquads at The Drunken Unicorn
You won’t easily forget a Marijuana Deathsquads show. If you’re hoping to see some experimental improvisation this weekend, they’ve got the show for you!
Friday, June 14th – Sheryl Boyd at Vinyl (Center Stage)
Discovered at a young age by AJ Alexander (the man who first spotted Usher), Sheryl Boyd is an R&B singer who has opened for Boyz II Men and Fantasia. Come watch her belt it at Vinyl!
Friday, June 14th/Saturday June 15th – Midsummer Music Fest
This weekend, book it to Candler Park for live music, art, ice-cold beverages and food trucks! The Midsummer Music & Food Festival is back and boasts a music lineup featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Soul Rebels and more. Admission is free so you have no excuse to stay home!
Saturday, June 15th – Freedy Johnston at Smiths Olde Bar
It’s been over 20 years since the release of Freedy Johnston’s debut album, The Trouble Tree and Johnston’s still going strong. Come see for yourself why he’s been described as a “songwriter’s songwriter” when he hits Smiths this Saturday!
Saturday, June 15th – Old School Saturday (OSS) at Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Come relive the glory days with a night of exclusively “old-school” music. Dance and mingle to a selection of ’80s and ’90s hip-hop, R&B, house and reggae!
Saturday, June 15th – SOS Band w/ Con Funk Shun and Christopher Williams at the Riverdale Amphitheater
Get up and groove to some old-school funk and R&B this weekend when three classic artists hit the Riverdale Amphitheater at once!
And before you head out, read our interview with Christopher Williams here!
Saturday, June 15th – The Zero Boys at The EARL
Hardcore punk veterans, The Zero Boys, are taking over The EARL and are bound to put on a show to remember!
Saturday, June 15th – Sundy Best at Peachtree Tavern
Country duo Sundy Best will serenade Peachtree Tavern on Saturday! If you’re a country fan you won’t want to miss this!
Sunday, June 16th – Free Time at The EARL
Free Time hits The Earl this Sunday! The brainchild of Melbourne’s Dion Nania, Free Time specializes in songs that “veer between sweet sadness and wild exuberance.” Get your tickets below!
Sunday, June 16th – Shelter from the Storm: A Bob Dylan Celebration at Eddie’s Attic
Singer-songwriters will pay tribute to Bob Dylan this Sunday, playing mini-sets of Dylan’s greatest songs. Come out and hear reinterpretations of your favorite songs!