You all know what day it is on Saturday. We don’t have to tell you. You’re getting your green eyeliner, green shoes, green hat, green cupcakes, green beer, green wig… you know what we’re getting at. Even if you’ve never danced a gig or taken a swig of Guinness, there’s a good chance you are getting ready to party with the best of them for St. Patrick’s Day. And if the thought of all that merriment makes your stomach turn before you’ve even had a sip of whiskey, then we have plenty of other non-Irish gigs to keep you going.
Friday, March 16 – The Last Waltz Ensemble at Smith’s Olde Bar
An Atlanta favorite, The Last Waltz Ensemble takes the entire catalog of Dylan and The Band and artfully plays them in a progressive way.
Saturday, March 17 – ShamRock the Station with Better Than Ezra at Atlantic Station
Meehan’s Public House teams up with Atlantic Station for a blast of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, with Irish dancing, games, face painting, balloon art, bagpipers, craft beer and fireworks. Phew!
Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Outdoor Festival at Fado Irish Pub
Start off with Irish breakfast, then check out the rugby, and keep going with Irish dancers, bagpipers, U2 tribute band, Desire, and of course, copious amounts of whiskey and Guinness.
Saturday, March 17 – RiRa St. Paddy’s Day at RiRa The Irish Pub
99X will be rocking out at RiRa with Francisco Vidal Band, The Geeks and Stereotype providing the entertainment while the pub serves up Irish food and Guinness to the masses.
Saturday, March 17 – Liam O’Connor at The Buckhead Theatre
Get some real Irish music with the emerald isle’s virtuoso accordion player Liam O’Connor, who mixes traditional Irish music with blues, jazz, Cajun, reggae, samba and classical reals to create a sound that celebrates what Ireland is all about today.
Saturday, March 17 – Joel Kosche of Collective Soul at Hard Rock Cafe’s Velvet Underground
The man who started as Collective Soul’s guitar tech ended up as a member of the band takes the stage solo after the haze of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade subsides.
Saturday, March 17 – 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hooley at Eddie’s Attic
The Buddy O’Reilly Band takes on Eddie’s Attic for a right knees up twice on St. Patrick’s Day, with a terrific noise created by uileann pipes, wooden flutes, fiddles, banjos, bones and more.
Saturday, March 17 -Kasabian at Center Stage
The British rockers are eagerly eying the thrones that Oasis just recently left empty, and with their thrilling live show they might just have a chance.
Saturday, March 17 – Andrew Bird at The Tabernacle
The uber-talented multi-instrumentalist wows audiences with his mixture of bird sounds, folk, pop and rock.
Sunday, March 18 – Housse De Racket at 529
This Parisian duo is France’s latest thrilling disco export, and is a guaranteed way to get you shaking your hangover away.
Eagles at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, May 2 – on sale Saturday, March 17
Steel Panther at The Tabernacle, May 11 – on sale Friday, March 16
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Atlanta Civic Center, May 11 – on sale Friday, March 16
Zac Brown Band at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, May 12 – on sale Friday, March 16
Def Leppard at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, June 29 – on sale Friday, March 16
An Evening with Collective Soul at The Tabernacle, July 7 – on sale Friday, March 16
Kaskade at The Tabernacle, July 12 – on sale Saturday, March 17