The sky’s been overcast lately but you don’t have to be. We’ve got enough shows lined up to keep you entertained all weekend! On Friday, Packway Handle Band is kicking things off with their energetic “alt bluegrass” show at Smiths Olde Bar. Then on Saturday you can head out to the beautiful Atlantic Station Central Park for People’s Fest 2013, featuring Marc Broussard and Sonia Leigh. Finally, witness Pat Benatar perform all your favorites at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Don’t like this plan? Come up with your own by checking out our picks below!
Friday, June 21st – Packway Handle Band at Smiths Olde Bar
Athens, GA quintet Packway Handle Band has been playing their own progressive brand of bluegrass for over a decade now. Isn’t it about time you saw them?
Friday, June 21st – Kylesa at The EARL
Looking for something more involved on Friday night? Kylesa is taking over The EARL in support of their 6th LP, Ultraviolet!
Friday, June 21st – Merchandise at 529
Experimental post-punk group Merchandise just released a stunning new LP and I know from experience they put on an entertaining live show. Check this one out if you can!
Saturday, June 22nd – People’s Fest 2013
Enjoy delicious food and live music in Atlantic Station Central Park this Saturday. People’s Fest features Marc Broussard, Sonia Leigh and more this year, and proceeds go to City of Refuge!
Saturday, June 22nd – Greater Vision at Mill Town Music Hall
Disappointed by the lack of gospel shows so far in the Weekend Picks? You’re in luck, gospel trio Greater Vision brings their harmonies to the Mill Town Music Hall this Saturday!
Saturday, June 22nd – Joe Grandsen & His 16 Piece Big Band at Eddie’s Attic
Trumpeter/vocalist Joe Grandsen is bringing his entire big band to Eddies Attic and guest vocalist Charissa Grandsen is making an appearance as well! The group’s playing two performances so jazz fans have no excuse to miss this one!
Sunday, June 23rd – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Husband-wife duo Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo worked together in the 1980s to dominate the Billboard charts and they’re bringing the hits to the Atlanta Botanical Garden this weekend!
Sunday, June 23rd – Mikal Cronin at The EARL
Multi-instrumentalist and Ty Segall collaborator Mikal Cronin recently released his critically acclaimed sophomore album and he’s touring the world to support it. Check him out when he hits Atlanta this weekend!