AMG Weekend Picks: The Swell Season, Innocent When You Dream, Blues Brews & BBQ!

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Friday, May 28 – The Swell Season, Justin Townes Earle at Atlanta Symphony Hall
Even if you don’t think you know The Swell Season, chances are you probably do. Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech singer/pianist Markéta Irglová starred in the 2007 hit indie film Once, recorded the Academy Award winning soundtrack, and since have been on the road touring as The Swell Season. The duo, backed by an amazing full band will be at the prestigious Atlanta Symphony Hall tonight. Bloodshot Records Americana musician Justin Townes Earle opens. GET TICKETS HERE.

Saturday, May 29 – Innocent When You Dream: The Music Of Tom Waits with Jeffrey Butzer & Tom Cheshire at The EARL
What better way to welcome another nasty humid Atlanta summer then with music from the bourbon-soaked legend, Tom Waits. Jeffrey Butzer (Jeffrey Butzer and the Bicycle Eaters, Midwives) and Tom Cheshire (All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, West End Motel) host their tribute to Mr. Waits this Saturday night at the EARL. Plan on hearing the classics, the rarities and a couple extra rarities (because that’s the kind of thing you should expect from two oddballs paying tribute to king oddball.) GET TICKETS HERE.

Sunday, May 30 – Third Annual Rockin’ Blues, Brews & BBQ at Park Tavern
Let’s face it, hosting your own Memorial Day weekend backyard BBQ is fun, but wouldn’t you rather not have to spend the day watching after your nosey neighbors, over cooking your burgers and worrying “do we have enough coleslaw?”  How do you measure how much is too much coleslaw anyway? Worry no more, Park Tavern has your back. The third annual Rockin’ Blues, Brews & BBQ is this Sunday, and like the two years before, we’re pumped about what’s going down: three live blues bands, hit-the-spot cold brews and delicious BBQ – need we say more?  The party goes from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m., bands start at 3 p.m. and Park Tavern’s grill master will be serving up BBQ, ribs and fried oysters! GET TICKETS HERE.


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