AMG Weekend Picks: Life in Color, Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival, East Atlanta Strut, Love & Theft, plus more!

Atlanta is certainly cranking out fun concerts and festivals over the next few weeks! Every time I open my computer I’m hearing about a new band coming to Atlanta and this weekend we’re just getting a taste! We want in on the action, so tweet us your weekend highlights and pics @Atlantamusic !

Friday, September 14- Life in Color with Tommy Trash at KSU Stadium in Kennesaw

LIFE IN COLOR, formerly DAYGLOW, “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” began in 2006 on college campuses in Florida. Since then, it has quickly taken the nation by storm by positioning itself as a one of a kind experience.

Friday, September 14 & Saturday, September 15- Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival at Atlantic Station

2 Days of delicious BBQ and great bands! Friday tickets can be purchased at the event and Saturday tickets can be purchased here!

Friday, September 14- Indigo Girls at Atlanta Botanical Garden

This concert is sold out.

Friday, September 14- Joe Robinson with special guest, Erin Thomas at Eddie’s Attic

Joe Robinson plays guitar like Ali boxed, like Einstein knew theoretical physics and like Hitchcock made movies.

Friday, September 14- Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics w/ The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker at The Earl

Night two of The Soulphonics album release party featuring a set from special guests Charles Walker & The Dynamites,10 pieces of straight-up, badass deep funk and super soul!.

Friday, September 14- Ha Ha Tonka / The District Attorneys w/ Fiction at Smith’s Olde Bar

“They (Ha Ha Tonka) sit at the crossroads of Americana and indie, where Alabama meets Arcade Fire – shakes their hand and takes them out for a drink!”

Friday, September 14- Reynolds & Williams Band w/ The Daniels Brothers, Beaut & Saddle at Peachtree Tavern

A night filled with southern and classic rock originals.

Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15- Prog Power at Center Stage

Friday: Featuring Epica, Redemption, Primordial, Serenity, Amaranthe, Kingcrow & Sinbreed. Saturday: Featuring Symphony X, Pretty Maids, Mayan, Mystic Prophecy, Lanfear, Beyond The Bridge

Saturday- September 15- East Atlanta Strut- East Atlanta Village

The 15th annual, FREE one day extravaganza. Attractions include 5 stages of Live Local Music, Comedy Stage, Artists Market, the FAMOUS Strut Parade, Free Kids Village, Carnival Stalls, Community Booths, Food and Beverages.

Visit for more information!

Saturday, September 15- Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project

Ed Roland, frontman of Collective soul, is putting together a new act called The Sweet Tea Project; featuring new music and a wonderful collection of guest musicians.

Saturday, September 15- Love & Theft at Peachtree Tavern

And the release of Love and Theft is proof of that. With a renewed emphasis on organic sounds, the album has brought Love and Theft closer to what it set out to be: a band that writes, records and performs honest, soulful country music.

Saturday, September 15- Roxie Watson with special guest Laura Blackley at Eddie’s Attic

Roxie Watson is a five-piece string band from Decatur and Atlanta, GA, who play what they like to call “alterna-grass” music that mixes three- and four-part harmonies with elements of old country, Appalachian music, hymns, and bluegrass, without adhering to the traditions of any one genre. .

Saturday, September 15- Cheap Time w/ special guests at The Earl

Cheap Time is a refined power pop vehicle that gleans the irresistible glittery nuances from all the right hiding spots for modern inspiration, and blasts them forth onto the futuristic palette of today’s glam-savvy punk fans to absorb while scrambling to pick up the last scraps of non-comped Velvet Tinmine tracks still floating around.

Sunday, September 16- Neulore w/ Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes at Eddie’s Attic

Neulore was formed in Nashville, TN in the Autumn of 2009 to tell stories of hope. After releasing a well-crafted EP, “Apples & Eve”, they have begun to take their heartfelt songs to the masses. .


The Fox Theatre

R. Kelly (Thursday, October 18)

Heart (Wednesday, November 7)


The Frontier Ruckus (Thursday, November 1)

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

Ryan Leslie (Tuesday, October 16)

The Dirty Guv’nahs (Friday, November 2)


Ash (Tuesday, November 13)

Smith’s Olde Bar

Soul Rebels Brass Band (Friday, September 28)

Soul Rebels Brass Band (Saturday, September 29)

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

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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