For the first time, our friends at Taste of Atlanta are bringing us Food that Rocks: A Celebration of Sandy Springs! Saturday, May 14 from 7-11pm, over 20 of Sandy Springs’ best restaurants will offer food tastings, wine, beer, and cocktails! And the fun doesn’t stop there! An all-star line-up of local artists are also taking the stage!
Tony Levitas and Friends:
Tony Levitas is a song-writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He is a native Atlantan and has been in the music business over 20 years, penning dozens of songs. Tony has been in a number of bands, most notably, Arms Akimbo. As the lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter for the band, Tony toured with Arms Akimbo playing such venues as CBGB’s and the Danceteria in New York City, and numerous college campuses form Atlanta to Boston. They played with many bands including the Ramones, R.E.M, The Beasty Boys, The Black Crowes, 10,000 Maniacs, The Tubes, Marianne Faithful, Toots and The Maytalls, Dennis Brown and The Georgia Satellites, to name a few.
Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project
More than simply a magical, engaging one off project during a hiatus from Collective Soul, Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project are evolving into a powerhouse recording and touring unit. Fans can look forward to a second album from the band, slated for release in early 2016.
Tommy Dean Trio
“Soulful as Sam Cooke, outrageous as Cab Calloway, intelligent as John Lennon, funky as James Brown, down to earth as Hank Williams, Tommy Dean puts his own spin on a crazy variety of highly danceable, beautifully listenable music…” Elise Witt, EM World Records
After performing as a child in summer stock productions of Flower Drum Song and Oliver at Theater Under The Stars in Atlanta, Tommy Dean was faced with a early choice between music and theater. He chose music and never looked back and Dean continues to work in the metro Atlanta region as somewhat of a shape-shifter as he sings Jazz Standards, American Songbook favorites, and a bit of Ray Charles and Van Morrison material every Tuesday evening with the Walkup Trio.
PS. You’ll have a chance to win one of those cool guitars you see up there, hand-crafted by the folks over at Bohemian Guitars!