AMG Weekend Picks: Merle Haggard, Keb Mo & Aaron Neville, Billy Ocean, Sebadoh, and more!

Happy Friday! I don’t know about ya’ll, but this dreary weather is definitely dragging me down. I think we could all use a pick me up! Maybe some extra sleep, good live music, a great brunch at your favorite local spot? Get out and enjoy your time off if you have it.

Check out what’s happening around Atlanta:

Friday, August 10- Merle Haggard at Atlanta Botanical Garden

If you haven’t seen the legendary Merle Haggard then you’ve gotta get to Atlanta Botanical Garden tonight. The beautiful setting and some classic tunes make for the perfect evening! Tickets still available.

Friday, August 10- Archers of Loaf at The Earl

Archers of Loaf took a huge hiatus from 1998-2012 and then jumped back on tour this past January. They are touring small clubs across the country and spending 2 nights at The Earl (Friday and Saturday).

Friday, August 10 – Echo Romeo w/ Boomfox at Vinyl

Echo Romeo is a new rock act, with indie, punk, and rock influences. They are 3/4 male, 1/4 female with dual M/F vocals..

Friday, August 10- Barry Waldrep featuring Scott Little & Paris Luna at Eddie’s Attic

Waldrep has become a favorite at Nashville’s Music City Roots, as he stands true and is devoted to performing and preserving real music.

Friday, August 10- Chris Edmonds at Smith’s Olde Bar

Chris Edmonds was an iconic Atlanta figure in the 1980”s and early nineties. He was the singer and songwriter for The Swinging Richards, a famous Atlanta band known for its’ songs, live performances, and out of control lifestyle!

Friday, August 10- Groove Stain w/ Offbeat Hooligans at Peachtree Tavern

Newnan rock/reggae band, Groove Stain, creates an upbeat and lively evening!

Friday, August 10- Carnival Of Madness with Evanescence at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

An evening of rock with Chevelle, Halestorm, New Medicine and Cavo .

Saturday- August 11- Keb Mo and Aaron Neville at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Check out these 2 award winning blues artists in the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Saturday, August 11- Billy Ocean at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

The R&B chart-topper is in Peachtree city for a night of smooth listening.

Saturday, August 11- Chinua Hawk at Eddie’s Attic

Chinua has performed with Celine Dion, written songs with Wyclef Jean and performed backing vocals on his CD “The Preachers Son.” He has also worked in the studio with Kanye West and Talib Kweli “Just to Get by”.

Saturday, August 11- Tyler Reeve w/ Chase Rice at Peachtree Tavern

Tyler’s performances are riddled with stories – usually funny stories – about inspiration for his songs, having a few too many, and even about spending a night or two in jail. These performances are infectiously enjoyable and, more times than not, promote one hell of a party atmosphere.

Saturday, August 11- Archers of Loaf at The Earl

At The Earl for their second night on a row!

Saturday, August 11-Cas Haley at Smith’s Olde Bar

Reggae-pop artist, Cas Haley, is best known for his second place finish on America’s Got Talent!

Sunday, August 12- Liz Longley with special guest, Marshall Ruffin at Eddie’s Attic

Liz has quickly built a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music.

Sunday, August 11- Sebadoh w/ Lou Barlow at The Earl

Popular Indie-rock band from the 90’s is back on tour!


Smith’s Olde Bar

Mike Zito (Thursday, December 6)

New Orleans Suspects (Monday, December 31)


Cadence Weapon (Sunday, November 4)

The Drunken Unicorn

Peelander-Z (Friday, November 19)

The Loft
Timeflies: The One Night Tour (Tuesday, November 13)


Old Crow Medicine Show with The Lumineers at The Fox Theatre, August 25-

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

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 –

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


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