AMG Weekend Picks: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nophest, Big Freedia, Toby Keith, Lightning Bolt, and more!

If you’re a football fan and a music fan like me, then this is our last weekend to fully and entirely devote ourselves to the music scene! College football starts up on Thursday and our weekends are about to get busy! So let’s enjoy this weekend and put off the balancing act for a few more days!

Check out what’s happening around Atlanta this weekend:

Friday, August 24- Mary Chapin Carpenter at Atlanta Botanical Garden

One of the best in the American Country-Folk music scenes and there’s no better place to see Mary!


Friday, August 24- Lightning Bolt at The Goat Farm

Lightning Bolt are known for their guerrilla-style live performances, where they typically play on the ground rather than a stage, with the crowd gathered around them.

Friday, August 24- The Farewell Drifters at Eddie’s Attic

Rising out of Nashville’s thriving independent music scene, THE FAREWELL DRIFTERS are an alt-folk band known for their 60’s era-inspired harmonies and adventurous musical energy.

Friday, August 24 – Day 2 of Nophest at The Earl, 529 and more venues

See some great Atlanta indie bands at The Earl, 529, The Basement at Graveyard, Eastside Lounge, and Joes Coffee tonight!

Friday, August 24- Sean McConnell at Smith’s Olde Bar

Sean is a crazy talented singer-songwriter from Boston!

Friday, August 24- Neil Cribbs and The Rough Gentlemen

Neil Cribbs is a blues and soul-soaked Americana musician based out of Atlanta, GA.

Friday, August 24- Toby Keith at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Country favorite, Toby Keith is in Atlanta tonight!

Friday, August 24- All the Local with Drucker at Peachtree Tavern

Also featuring Groove Moose Spectacular, and The Eletrtic Sons!

Friday, August 24- Big Freedia w/ Noot d’Noot and Speakerfoxxx at Terminal West

This is the ultimate dance party! Big Freedia will take you home!

Saturday, August 25- Old Crow Medicine Show with The Lumineers and Milk Carton Kids at The Fox Theatre

This show is sold out. Find Tickets to other great shows at The Fox Theatre!

Saturday- August 25- Day 3 of Nophest at The Earl, 529 and more venues

See some great Atlanta indie bands at The Earl, 529, The Basement at Graveyard, Eastside Lounge, and Joes Coffee tonight!

Saturday, August 25- Mandy Gawley at Eddie’s Attic

With the release of her album, “Life So Sweet”, Mandy gives us songs that sweeten even the most poignant of life experiences with a light at the end of every tunnel.

Saturday, August 25- Rebirth Brass Band at Smith’s Olde Bar

Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans institution..

Saturday, August 25- Cody Marlowe & The Dead Flowers w/ Low Tree Grow Tail at Vinyl

Cody Marlowe is a talented singer-songwriter from the small town of Clermont, Georgia. He plays guitar, piano, and harmonica leading as the front man of his Atlanta-based, roots rock, band!

Saturday, August 25- Phish at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

The ultimate jam band playing to Atlanta’s die-hard fans!

Sunday, August 26- Gin House w/ special guests Andy Zipf & Pete Lim at Eddie’s Attic

Gin House is a band based around Atlanta-area natives, Brandon Clark and Paul Lynch. These two twenty-something Georgia boys are semi-parts country, folk, pop and soul!

Sunday, August 26- Tedeschi Trucks Band & B.B. King at Chastain Park Amphitheater

An evening of Rock and Blues!


The Fox Theatre

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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