AMG Weekend Picks! St. Patrick’s Festivities, Concerts, & More!

[ 0 ] March 14, 2013 |


By: Shelby Lum
photo courtesy of Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant

If you’re not Irish then you’re going to be this weekend, for it’s St. Patrick’s Weekend! Fill up your pints with Guinness or your favorite Irish whiskey and get ready to enjoy Atlanta’s awesome events and 70 degree weather! St. Paddy’s events are happening at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant, RiRa Irish Pub, Atlantic Station, and Eddie’s Attic and Vinyl are both featuring Irish-type bands! Not interested in going Green, that’s okay too! Plenty of shows to check out all over town including Mission of Burma at The Earl on Saturday!

Friday, March 15th-Sierra Hull at Eddie’s Attic

She may be young, but she crafts and creates songs like a musician far beyond her years. Her style is open and honest and she ranges from bluegrass to folk to Americana in her original tunes. Don’t miss her show at Eddie’s Attic.

Friday, March 15th-Treedom at Vinyl

It is just a short month away from Treedom’s album release in April. The trio is out of Athens and although they took a brief break, the band is back together and touring more than ever. Their style is both progressive and psychedelic, and have matured since their debut album in 2010.

Friday, March 15th-Smithsonian with Popfly at The EARL

Needing a night of throwbacks? Smithsonian, the Smiths tribute band, will be rolling out Smiths hit after hit all night long. From “Asleep” to “Ask” to everyone’s favorite “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” For a night of all old favorites from one of rock’s best bands, head to The EARL.

Friday, March 15th-Angie Aparo at Eddie’s Attic

Angie Aparo is no stranger to Eddie’s Attic, and as is always true with the venue, Aparo is one of the top songwriters in the business. He has masterminded the lyrics and music behind songs like “Cry” for Faith Hill. In addition to writing solo music, his handy work still continues to appear on other artists albums such as Tim McGraw.

Friday, March 15th-Twice Over Memphis at The Masquerade

A local rock n roll Atlanta band will be taking over the stage at The Masquerade on Friday. But the band doesn’t just stop at rock music, they play songs from rock to country and everything in between.

Friday, March 15th-High Strung String Band at Smiths Olde Bar

High Strung String Band has been bringing bluegrass music back to the basics since their beginning. The band kept the drums out of the instrumentals, and kept it all stringed instruments (as the name suggests). Even more, their performance at Smiths will be an album release, so expect a lot of new music to be played!

Friday, March 15th-Revival: An Allman Brother Experience at Peachtree Tavern

Boasting an impressive lineup of music industry veterans, Revival: An Allman Brother Experience channel all the passion from the original ABB. Check out the impressively full stage at Peachtree Tavern.

Saturday, March 16th-Roxie Watson at Eddie’s Attic

From Decatur and playing in Decatur, Roxie Watson is an alternative bluegrass band. Hints of bluegrass, zydeco, blues, and some classic country are present in this eclectic band. The five piece band has already sold out Eddie’s Attic in the past, so don’t miss your chance to see them this time!

Saturday, March 16th- SHAMROCK THE STATION featuring TONIC- MARCH 16 @ Atlantic Station Central Park
Atlanta’s best St. Patrick’s Day bash, ShamRock the Station is back for the second year at Atlantic Station. The party, on March 16 at 12 p.m. in Central Park will be fun for the whole family. Children can enjoy Irish dancing, games, face painting, balloon art and a special Nickelodeon meet and greet until 4:00 p.m. Meehan’s Public House is sponsoring premium and craft beer stations with drinking games for the 21 and up crowd. The party doesn’t stop when the sun goes down, turn your attention to the stage for live performances from Red Letter and Endless Fridays, Desire and our headliner, Tonic.

Saturday, March 16th- RIRA ST. PATRICK’S DAY- March 16 @ RiRa Irish Pub
Rock 100.5, Guinness and Absolut along with our friends at RiRa The Irish Pub are teaming up, shutting down the street, and celebrating the most traditional of American holiday’s; St. Patrick’s Day. That’s right the party so big we had to take over Crescent Ave. returns to Midtown on Saturday, March 16th with the RiRa St. Patrick’s Day Party. This annual party will feature live music on the outdoor, main stage starting at 3pm with performances from Kontraband, The Armory, The Geeks and The Regulars along with the musical mixes of DJ DRTI topped off with a party crowd and another TRUE IRISH IMPORT Guinness Beer.

Saturday, March 16th-Behold…the Arctopus with Lazerwulf & Manray at 529

For a more intense night, head to 529 for Behold…the Arctopus the heavy metal band out of New York City. Beginning in 2001, the band took a short break later, but have reformed in 2012. Joining them will be Manray.

Saturday, March 16th-Sam Holt Band at Smiths Olde Bar

Few can have a debut album that has appearances from Widespread Panic members. Sam has been playing with Widespread Panic on their stage as well. With that kind of reputation you know Sam Holt and his band will be able to jam.

Saturday, March 16th-Tortured Soul with Waterseed & DJ Kemit at Vinyl

These guys are electronic with a little bit of soul. The trio has been making waves in the EDM world since well before DJs were beginning arrive onto the music scene. The three members are distinct and different and come from different backgrounds, and those differences make for an eclectic and unique sounds.

Saturday, March 16th-Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories & Variety Playhouse

Lisa Loeb was the very first person to have a number one single while not on a recording contract. That says something about the talent of a musician. Don’t miss her performance at Variety Playhouse!

Saturday, March 16th-Mission of Burma with EULA at The EARL

Mission of Burma has been around for years, and they don’t take that kind of experience lighthearted. The post-punk and indie rock band formed in the late 70s. Unsound, their most recent album was released last summer, meaning they have had plenty of time to perfect the performance.

Saturday, March 16th-Sunday March 17th- ST. PRACTICE DAY & FADO IRISH PUB OUTDOOR FESTIVAL- @ Fado Irish Pub

March 16:
Don’t miss the big pre-St. Paddy’s Day party! Live Music, Guinness, & a Sea of Green will kick off the St. Patrick’s festivities at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant in Buckhead/Atlanta! Doors open early for 6 Nations Rugby Super Saturday – matches start at 10:30! Outdoor party starts at 6pm! Irish dancers and live music from Paddy & Marty and the U2 tribute band, Desire!

March 17:
St. Patrick’s Day is finally here and there’s no better place to celebrate than Fado Irish Pub & Restuarant! Expect more than 3000 part-goers at the 17th Annual St. Paddys Day celebration at Fado. Fado has been the center of St Patricks Day in Atlanta for 17yrs and their street party is one of the biggest in the city. Doors open at 7am. Start your morning off with a traditional Irish breakfast! The massive outdoor street festival starts at noon with Irish Dancers, Bagpipers, Andy Birdstall, Secret Sauce, Astral Freaks and the best U2 tribute band in the world, Desire at 9pm!

Get a 2-DAY pass here:
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long at Fado! 2 days of live music and classic Irish food & beverages! Fado is also giving a way a trip for 2 to Ireland which includes airfare, hotel and a VIP tour of the Guinness Brewery at St. James Gate. Drawing takes place March 20, 2013 and you must be 21 years old to enter. Click Here for Details!

Sunday, March 17th-Buddy O’Reilly Band at Eddie’s Attic

For a unique night to end your weekend, head to Eddie’s Attic for a taste of Celtic, Irish, Americana music. As is only fitting for an Irish band, the Buddy O’Reilly Band was born in a bar. Don’t miss out on this experience!

Sunday, March 17th-Little Green Cars- March 17 @ Vinyl
Dublin folk rock quintet Little Green Cars blends acoustic and electronic, classical and punk, djembe drums and synth string into their debut record, Absolute Zero. This is a debut that is a sum total of its creators’ ascent to this moment. It is a desperate, under-pillow diary; a painstakingly lettered love note dropped in a locker; a collective, yet very personal, dissertation. Absolute Zero’s 48 minutes, crafted in unabashed earnestness with the aid of seasoned epic-producer Markus Dravs (Mumford and Sons’ Sigh No More and Babel, Arcade Fire’sNeon Bible and The Suburbs, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto), act as a soul-bearing report, as guileless as the young quintet themselves, on the act of simply growing up: a process that requires, at once, so little and so much effort it could explode you from the inside at any moment.


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