The arrival of the weekend means casual clothes and figuring out what you’re going to do with your free time. Well Atlanta Music Guide has put together a run down of shows in Atlanta this weekend to help you out!
Friday August 23 – Adron w/Misery Loves Chachi
Classical harmony with the playfulness of ’60s Brazilian Tropicalia and the earnestness of Joni Mitchell combine to create the rejuvenating pop music that is Adron.
Friday August 23 – Dawsonville Music & Beer Festival
The first Dawsonville Music & Beer Festival will feature music from Coal Mountain Band and Back In Black as well as a variety of craft beer!
Friday August 23 – Huey Lewis & The News @ Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater(SOLD OUT)
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album,Sports, Huey Lewis & The News will bring their lovable blend of blues-rock and doo-wop to Atlanta this Friday
Friday August 23 – Michael Tolcher @ Vinyl
Singer/songwriter Michael Tolcher deftly blends unfailing melodic and organic pop sensibilities with an understanding of soul and urban grooves drawn from his Southern upbringing.
Friday August 23 – Over the Rhine @ Eddie’s Attic (SOLD OUT)
Over the Rhine is a musical partnership between husband and wife who’s music was heralded by Paste Magazine as being a “lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting musical mosaic.”
Friday August 23 – Pat Green @ Brewhouse Music & Grill
“Texas Country” star and Grammy nominated artist Pat Green has toured with the likes of Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, and Kenny Chesney. Now you can catch him at an intimate (but rollicking)solo show!
Friday August 23 – Rebirth Brass Band @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution that upholds the tradition of brass while incorporating funk and hip-hop. Their raucous shows have been featured on the HBO show Treme and at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf.
Friday August 23 – Swingin’ Medallions @ Heritage Green Sandy Springs
This eight piece band sure knows how to bring the party! Influenced by beach music, frat rock, and R&B you’re sure to have a great time dancing the night away under the stars.
Friday August 23 – The Howling Tongues @ The Loft
The Howling Tongues brandish their “no regrets rock n’roll” ethos like a wild flag. Their live shows are a thrill and will definitely inspire some serious rocking (and head banging).
Friday August 23 – Parachute @ The Masquerade
These dudes bring some serious pop fervor! Highly recommended if you dig Weezer, Gavin DeGraw, and bubblegum.
Friday August 23 – John Hiatt @ Variety Playhouse
One of the most respected and influential singer-songwriters in the music industry, Grammy nominated artist John Hiatt spans genres as diverse as New Wave and blues in an adept and talented manner. A must see!
Saturday August 24 – 10th Annual German Bierfest @ Woodruff Park
Come celebrate 10 years of German Bierfest in a family-friendly environment complete with authentic German food, activities for kids, music, and more.
Saturday August 24 – Dawsonville Music & Beer Fest
The first Dawsonville Music & Beer Festival will feature music from the Alex Hall Band, Southern Accent, and more as well as a variety of craft beer!
Saturday August 24 – MC Chris Return of the Nerd 2 Tour @ Drunken Unicorn
MC Chris is a pioneer of nerdcore, has been featured on mixtapes with Childish Gambino and Kitty Pryde, and has performed with Talib Kweli and Andrew WK. If that’s not enough to convince you, you’re just going to have to see his crazy antics for yourself.
Saturday August 24 – Magnets & Ghosts @ The Earl
Magnets & Ghosts is made up of Dean Roland (From Collective Soul) and Ryan Potesta and became a full fledged project once Collective Soul went on hiatus. Check out their intense, gritty sound live at The Earl!
Saturday August 24 – Melissa Ferrick @ Eddie’s Attic 2 shows
Melissa Ferrick has developed a raw, rootsy sound set to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack that is some of the lushest and brightest material of her 20 year catalog. It’s truly something to experience its depth and warmth live.
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Saturday August 24 – Old School Saturday @ Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Downtown)
Come celebrate the music from the ’80s and ’90s that you love at the Hyatt Regency! Sing along and dance all night long!
Sunday August 25 – Beres Hammond @ Wolf Creek
Beres Hammond, a Jamaican singer/songwriter, puts his heart and soul into his sultry brand of reggae music. From ballads to dancehall, his extensive discography proves that he’s a talent you don’t want to miss out on.
Sunday August 25 – Kurt Scobie, etc. @Eddie’s Attic
Kurt Scobie’s expressive lyrics and percussive piano style have a magnetic effect during a live show. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Mat Kearney, The Civil Wars, and more. Definitely a must see!