AMG Weekend Picks: July 4th Weekend Edition

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The Felice Brothers

Happy Independence Day, Atlanta! It’s a perfect weekend for catching a few shows and we’ve got some great ones for you.

Affordable Old School with Keith Sweat, Total, Bobby V, & Dana Dane @ Wolf Creek Amphitheater
When: Saturday, July 5th, 2014

The Affordable Old School Concert Series offers a total experience of R&B and hip hop artists and comedians in a sexy ambience under the stars – all starting at $25! It is the mission of this concert series to provide the metro-Atlanta community access to a means of expression that promotes social consciousness, positive entertainment and personal fulfillment. Concert-goers will also be able to bring in their own food, drinks and coolers.

General admission lawn seats are $25. All tickets include free parking. Online and phone sales close July 5 at 5pm.

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Striking Matches @ Eddie’s Attic
When: Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Simply stated, Striking Matches, made up of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, came to Nashville to play music. Sarah, a Philadelphia native and Justin from Atlanta met when a professor at Belmont University paired them at random to play for a classroom full of guitar majors. Consequently, their first performance was the first time they had ever played together. The pair has been writing and performing ever since. Their influences range from Jerry Reed to the Beatles, John Mayer to Patsy Cline, and back again. It becomes more obvious every day that they were born to play music together.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door. Table seats are $12.50 and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 6pm. Online and phone sales close at 5pm day of show.

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The Felice Brothers @ The EARL
When: Sunday, July 6th, 2014

The Felice Brothers kicked off in 2006. They did what any delinquent youths, lost in upstate New York with dim job prospects would do: become obsessed with traveling the world and playing extremely loud rock and roll. After settling on minor matters like who plays what (Ian Felice- vocals/guitar, James Felice- accordion/keys/vocals, Greg Farley- fiddle/vocals, Josh Rawson- bass/vocals. Recent addition David Estabrook- old friend/new drummer – completes the current line up), the band procured instruments, cans of sardines and packed up tents and devoted their lives to studying the art of song craft, from Hoagie Carmichael to Kurt Cobain. They also began figuring out how to actually play those instruments. It was a long way to the top.

Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 8pm. Online and phone sales close at 6pm day of show.

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Southern Halo @ Eddie’s Attic
When: Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Southern Halo is the creation of a soulful sister trio born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. Born and raised in the Delta and talented beyond their years, the girls bring a unique blend of blues, southern rock and pop country to the stage. Southern Halo has generated an exceptionally interesting sound which is both raw and heartfelt. Each of the sisters brings their own taste and unique individuality to the band with Rock, Pop, Country, and Blues influences.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $16 at the door. Table seats are $15 each and must be purchased in multiples of 4. Doors open at 7:30pm. Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 5pm on the day of the show.

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Unplugged in the Park with Stokeswood, Radio Birds & Feedback Revival @ Park Tavern
When: Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Atlanta’s longest running FREE music series returns to Park Tavern at Piedmont Park every Sunday throughout the summer. Set in Piedmont Park and Park Tavern, all in the shadows of the magnificent Midtown Atlanta Skyline, Unplugged in the Park has grown to be one of the best and most respected summer music series in the Southeast.

Event is 21+, children 18 years old and younger can be accompanied by an adult. Find out more on their Facebook Event page.

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Erika is a Public Relations and English student at Georgia State University, a wandering intern, and a budding startup enthusiast. She enjoys reading and creative writing, discovering new music, attending concerts and shows, and soaking up the local scene. She's also a fan of traveling, politics, blogging, and exploring all sorts of new technologies.

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