AMG Weekend Picks: Boney James, Music at the Mountain, Foreigner, Eric Dodd and His Band, Snarky Puppy, and More!

Wow! There is definitely plenty to do in Atlanta on this Holiday Weekend: Kick-off games, Braves games, Dragoncon, music, and festivals! You could really do it all or pick a few of your favorites! So, enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and Tweet us your weekend highlights @Atlantamusic !

Check out what’s happening in the Atlanta Music Scene this weekend:

Friday, August 31- Boney James at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

James is a leading light in the contemporary/smooth jazz realm who has also achieved crossover success in the urban music world. In his 20-year solo career that spans a dozen albums, he has scored nine #1 Billboard contemporary jazz albums while earning four gold records, three Grammy nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination. His music is a soul-drenched mix of R&B grooves, contemporary jazz instrumentals, and romantic ballads.

Friday, August 31- Eric Dodd & His Band at Smith’s Olde Bar

Dodd and his band have been touring the southeast since 2008 and are playing over 200 shows a year.

Friday, August 31- Rodney Crowell’s Record Release Celebration at Eddie’s Attic

Crowell’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Norah Jones. He was recently inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame between Willie Nelson and Guy Clark. .

Friday, August 31- Doug McCormick / Auburn vs. Clemson Pre-Party concert at Peachtree Tavern

Deeply rooted in his small town, South Carolina upbringing, Doug’s music offers a unique marriage of traditional country music with a flavor of today.

Friday, August 31- Tight: 90’s & Beyond at The Earl

90’s Dance Party with Xavier Blk, Ira G, Werd Life!

Friday, August 31- Bert Garrison Elliott w/ Karla Harris at Steve’s Live Music

Great Swing Music and Jazz with special guest, Karla Harris!

Friday, August 31- Foreigner with Night Ranger at Chastain Park Amphitheater

With a catalog of multi-platinum gems including Cold As Ice, Juke Box Hero, I Want To Know What Love Is and critically-acclaimed wonders from the 2009 “Can’t Slow Down” album—Foreigner is a band continually forging new musical peaks..

Saturday, September 1- Austin Renfroe with special guest, South Jordan at Eddie’s Attic

With a steadily expanding, committed fan base and shows at venues nationwide ranging from college campuses and theaters to Philips Arena the Atlanta native, AUSTIN RENFROE, is quickly making his mark as one to watch.

Saturday, September 1- Velcro Pygmies at Peachtree Tavern

Awesome Rock n’Roll Covers!

Saturday, September 1- The Last Waltz Ensemble at Smith’s Olde Bar

The Last Waltz Ensemble is a musical group that progressively plays the music of Bob Dylan and The Band. The group bolsters a play list of over seventy Bob Dylan, The Band, and related songs, covering music from all eras of the artists’ careers.

Saturday, September 1- Snarky Puppy w/ Banda Magda at The Earl

With the release of their live, 2-disc album/DVD “Tell Your Friends” (Ropeadope Records), Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music.

Saturday, September 1 -Music at the Mountain at Stone Mountain Park -Special Events Meadow

With Michelle Malone, Katie Armiger, Roxie Watson, Caroline Aiken, The Shadowboxers, and Larkin Poe.

Saturday, September 1- One Musicfest at the Masquerade

With Santigold, Big K.R.I.T., Marsha Ambrosius, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane and Doug E. Fresh.

Sunday, September 2- Scream Tour Next Generation at The Fox Theatre

with Diggy, OMG Girlz, Jawan Harris!

Saturday, September 2- Bit Brigade w/ Lazer/Wulf at The Earl

When Bit Brigade rolls into town, the gamer elite hang up the controller for the evening and see a rock show!


The Fox Theatre

Jack White (Tuesday, October 9)

Heart (Wednesday, November 7)

Smith’s Olde Bar

Soul Rebels Brass Band (Friday, September 28)

Soul Rebels Brass Band (Saturday, September 29)

I.O.Z. (Friday, October 12)


The Soft Pack (Saturday, September 28)

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (Saturday, October 20)

Lost In The Trees (Saturday, November 3)

Japandroids (Saturday, December 1)

The Loft

The Dirty Guv’nahs (Friday, November 2)

Rufus Wainwright & Ingrid Michaelson at the Tabernacle on Saturday, October 20.

Music Midtown 2012 at Piedmont Park, September 21 and 22 –

COUNTER.POINT Festival in Atlanta, GA, September 27-29

METRIC, Tabernacle, October 1, 2012


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