AMG Weekend Picks 8/1-8/3: AJ Ghent, Blair Crimmins, Chinua Hawk, and more!


Happy weekend, Atlanta! Check out all the awesome shows happening all around the city this weekend and let us know what you get into.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Whores @ The Basement

Local Noise Rock band, Whores. hit The Basement @ Graveyard Tavern this Friday. They were in other bands. Now they’re in this band. Soon we will all be deaf.




Gavin Degraw & Matt Nathanson @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens

This event is SOLD OUT! For all you lucky lucksters who snagged tickets to this excellent event, we wish you all the fun!

Halcyon @ Eddie’s Attic

Deb Hunseder and Steph Callahan of Halcyon  produce incredibly well received original songs, showcase excellent musicianship, chemical harmonies, and energetic, engaging performances. They have opened for national acts including John Mayer, India Arie, Joan Osborne, Sister Hazel, Wynona Judd and many more. Don’t let the “girls with guitars” bit fool you, these girls rock!




AJ Ghent @ Smith’s Olde Bar

The AJ Ghent Band, led by AJ Ghent is a newly formed band with years of combined musical experience.The band launched in August 2012, and has been taking a steady pace to genuinely connect with fans. AJ comes from a family history of what is known as “Sacred Steel” which was virtually created by his Great Uncle Wille Eason, his Grandfather Henry Nelson, and his father, Aubrey Ghent Sr. AJ’s musical methods are non traditional and his influence comes from the legacy that was passed on to him by his forefathers. He brings both hands over the guitar and plays while standing. AJ dares to be different and puts every ounce of energy he has into every performance.




Andy Davis @ Eddie’s Attic

A thoroughly contemporary artist raised on old-school rock and soul, Andy Davis’s infallible ear for hooks — for a well-turned phrase — and for the often irregular heartbeat of human relationships continues to engage longtime fans and win him new ones.




Blair Crimmins & the Hookers w/ Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands @ the EARL

Those banjo-playin’ ragtime guys Blair Crimmins & the Hookers take the stage at The EARL with Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands




Saturday, August 2nd

The Bacon Brothers @ Sugar Hill’s 75th Anniversary

Start the day off with a 5K run at 8:00am and then enjoy our FREE day of events, starting from 10a-5pm – enjoy the parade, car and motorcycle show, carnival, kids world, music and food as the City of Sugar Hill celebrates our 75th Anniversary party. Live entertainment will include the Bacon Bros, Andy Velo, and the Alexis & Haley Band. Dinner includes a southern buffet (one pass) featuring ribs, bbq chicken, fried shrimp, smoked brisket, and a fried lobster tail. Kids meals available – hamburger, hot dog, mac n cheese.




Blair Crimmins & the Hookers w/ The Royal Tinfoil @ the EARL

Our favorite local hot jazz band Blair Crimmins & the Hookers will take the stage at The Earl alongside The Royal Tinfoil




Affordable Old School Saturday @ Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Wolf Creek Amphitheater is at it again with another Affordable Old School Saturday. This time they’ll feature Tank, Ginuwine, Chubb Rock, RL of Next, and Case!




ARRIVAL: The Music of Abba @ The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

You know you love Abba. You know you sing Dancing Queen in the shower. We all do it. So why not head out to The Fred this weekend and experience ARRIVAL, an Abba tribute band from Sweden?




Honor by August @ Vinyl

For acclaimed modern rock quartet Honor By August there is a lot in a name. The “August” in the Washington, D.C.-based band’s name refers to another interpretation of the word: to inspire awe or admiration. Taken as a whole, “Honor By August” means gaining honor by doing something admirable or awe-inspiring. On their latest release, the stunning Monuments To Progress, out April 23, 2013, the band does just that. Honor By August delves soulfully deep and delivers its finest collection of emotionally charged contemporary rock.




Chinua Hawk

Chinua Hawk is an Atlanta based singer/songwriter who does not settle for microwave music. His slow cooker approach explores the intricacies of love through acoustic driven soul. Hawk took the difficult, yet rewarding route of being an independent artist with his own umbrella company, CH Entertainment. Over a span of almost two decades, Hawk has produced 5 albums, including his latest 2013 offering, Waiting on Christmas. Hawk’s mission is to revive the music that shaped his southern New Jersey upbringing. Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston are among his musical heroes.




Sunday, August 3rd

An Evening of Reggae @ Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Head out to Wolf Creek Amphitheater this weekend and enjoy a cool summer evening of reggae and R&B fusion with Beres Hammond, The Manhattans and Chaka Demus, and Pliers.





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