AMG Weekend Picks: Counting Crows, 500 Songs For Kids, Foreigner, Cinco de Mayo, & More!

I hope your liver is ready, cause it’s Cinco de Mayo weekend! Let the tequila start flowing! It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend with a ton of fun events to check out. Here is where you can find Atlanta Music Guide:

Friday, May 4 – 500 Songs for Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar

One of the best causes in this city is back again for the next ten days! Join all the wonderful musicians in our city for one of the coolest causes for kids.

Friday, May 4 – Counting Crows at the Tabernacle

Mr. Jones will be joining the hundreds of other die hard Crows fans of 90’s rock’s original emo band.

Friday, May 4 – Five Eight at The Earl

Athens rockers, Five Eight have made their own imprint on the college town, touring with the likes of R.E.M. and Cheap Trick.

Friday, May 4 – Gretchen Peters at Eddie’s Attic

Ms. Peters is a Grammy Nominated, CMA award-winning, bonafide bad ass~ As a songwriter, she has composed hits for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait.

Saturday, May 5 – Coheed and Cambria at 40 Watt

I hope you got your tickets to this show at the 40 Watt early, because these indie rockers have solo the place out!


Saturday, May 5 – Foreigner at Frederick Brown Jr. Ampitheater

Kicking off the concert series, these vintage rockers have SOLD OUT this show, hope you got your tickets early!


Sunday May 6 – Project 961 Cinco Party at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Hard Core rockers unite! Seether, Three Days Grace, and Chevelle while be giving whiplash out in Alpharetta.

Sunday, May 6 – Strange Boys at The EARL

Born in 2008, The Strange Boys have released two excellent albums, The Strange Boys and Girls Club (2009, the original sessions of which were equally botched and scrapped production attempts by the late Jay Reatard as well as the band) and 2010’s Be Brave. Check them out at The Earl.

On Sales:

Corey Smith’s Red Clay Jamboree at Coolray Field, July 14 –

Maxwell at Philips Arena, July 27 –

IDENTITY FESTIVAL 2012 at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, August 2 –

Honda Civic Tour presents Linkin Park and Incubus at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, August 19 –

Phish at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, August 28 –

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


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