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Atlanta Concerts

Atlanta is a hub for hip-hop, R&B, and rap lovers, but if twerking isn’t your thing, don’t worry because this city has plenty to offer. With many live venues and options for festivals, make sure you catch your favorite artists before they move onto the next town! » Read More

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The Milk Carton Kids Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
4/18/2014
8:00PM

Alter Bridge The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
4/19/2014

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
4/19/2014
2:30PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
4/19/2014
8:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
4/20/2014
2:30PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
4/20/2014
7:30PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
4/22/2014
7:30PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
4/23/2014
7:30PM

Rob Thomas The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
4/23/2014
8:00PM

Chiodos Heaven Stage at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
4/24/2014

The Used & Taking Back Sunday The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
4/24/2014
7:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
4/24/2014
7:30PM

Nickel Creek The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Friday
4/25/2014
8:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
4/25/2014
8:00PM

The Mavericks Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
4/25/2014
9:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
4/26/2014
2:30PM

Bruce Springsteen Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
4/26/2014
7:30PM

Santana Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
4/26/2014
8:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
4/26/2014
8:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
4/27/2014
2:30PM

Boz Scaggs Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
4/27/2014
7:30PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
4/27/2014
7:30PM

Alabama Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Sunday
4/27/2014
8:00PM

Tom Jones Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Monday
4/28/2014
8:00PM

Rob Zombie The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Monday
4/28/2014
8:00PM

Seether Heaven Stage at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
4/29/2014
7:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
4/29/2014
7:30PM

Bastille Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
4/29/2014
8:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
4/30/2014
7:30PM

Christina Perri Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
4/30/2014
8:00PM

Better Than Ezra Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
4/30/2014
8:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/1/2014
7:30PM

Zucchero Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/1/2014
8:00PM

Lana Del Rey The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/1/2014
8:00PM

Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/2/2014
7:00PM

Arcade Fire Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/2/2014
7:30PM

Haim The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/2/2014
8:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/2/2014
8:00PM

Mogwai Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/2/2014
9:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/3/2014
2:30PM

The Men of Soul Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/3/2014
7:00PM

Eric Clapton Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/3/2014
7:30PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/3/2014
8:00PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
5/4/2014
2:30PM

Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life Alliance Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
5/4/2014
7:30PM

Buddy Guy Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
5/4/2014
8:00PM

Vampire Weekend Fabulous Fox Theatre – Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Monday
5/5/2014
8:00PM

Grouplove & MS MR The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
5/6/2014

You Me at Six Heaven Stage at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
5/6/2014

Lady Gaga Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
5/6/2014
7:30PM

The Wanted The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
5/7/2014
8:00PM

Iggy Azalea Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
5/7/2014
8:30PM

James Blunt Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/8/2014

The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/8/2014
8:00PM

Brit Floyd Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/8/2014
8:00PM

James Blunt Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/8/2014
8:00PM

Beats Antique Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/8/2014
9:00PM

Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlantic Station
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/9/2014

Shaky Knees Music Festival – 3 Day Pass Atlantic Station
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/9/2014
10:00AM

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Three Rock Tenors Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/9/2014
6:00PM

George Benson Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/9/2014
8:00PM

Ledisi Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/9/2014
8:00PM

Ghost – The Band Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/9/2014
9:30PM

Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlantic Station
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014

The Faint Heaven Stage at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014

Mike Epps Fabulous Fox Theatre – Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014
7:00PM

Megan Hilty Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014
8:00PM

Jaheim Atlanta Civic Center
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014
8:00PM

Il Divo Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014
8:00PM

Corey Smith The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014
8:00PM

Lord Huron Terminal West At King Plow Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014
11:30PM

Spoon Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/10/2014
11:30PM

Shaky Knees Music Festival Atlantic Station
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
5/11/2014

Combichrist Heaven Stage at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
5/11/2014
7:30PM

Cher Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Monday
5/12/2014
7:30PM

Chromeo Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Monday
5/12/2014
8:00PM

Bombay Bicycle Club Terminal West At King Plow Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
5/13/2014
9:00PM

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & Tyler Farr Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/15/2014

Tegan and Sara Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/15/2014
8:00PM

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & Tyler Farr Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/16/2014

Funk Fest Atlanta Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/16/2014
8:00PM

Will Downing Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/16/2014
8:30PM

Wolfmother Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/16/2014
8:30PM

Girl Talk Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/17/2014
3:00PM

Funk Fest Atlanta Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/17/2014
5:00PM

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & Tyler Farr Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/17/2014
7:30PM

Valerie June Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/17/2014
8:30PM

We Are Scientists The Earl
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
5/18/2014
8:00PM

Sonu Nigam Atlanta Civic Center
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
5/18/2014
8:00PM

Ingrid Michaelson Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
5/20/2014
8:00PM

The 1975 Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/22/2014
8:00PM

Logic Center Stage Theatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
5/22/2014
8:30PM

Ben Folds Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/23/2014
7:00PM

Neon Trees The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/23/2014
8:00PM

Eddie Izzard Fabulous Fox Theatre – Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/23/2014
8:00PM

Styx & Foreigner Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Saturday
5/24/2014
7:00PM

Dave Matthews Band Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/24/2014
7:00PM

Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
5/27/2014
8:00PM

Lucinda Williams Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
5/28/2014
8:00PM

Romeo Santos The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Duluth, GA
Thursday
5/29/2014
8:00PM

Journey & Steve Miller Band Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/30/2014
6:45PM

Joshua Bell Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/30/2014
8:00PM

Manchester Orchestra The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Friday
5/30/2014
8:00PM

Needtobreathe – 2 Day Pass The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/31/2014

Fishfest: Third Day The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Duluth, GA
Saturday
5/31/2014
7:00PM

Joshua Bell Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/31/2014
7:30PM

Needtobreathe The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
5/31/2014
8:00PM

Needtobreathe The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
6/1/2014
8:00PM

The DigiTour The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
6/3/2014
6:30PM

Jack Johnson Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Tuesday
6/3/2014
7:30PM

Morrissey Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
6/4/2014
8:00PM

Tracy Morgan The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
6/5/2014
8:00PM

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Al Jarreau & Marcus Miller Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
6/6/2014

Zac Brown Band Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/7/2014
7:00PM

Tamar Braxton The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
6/11/2014
7:30PM

Jake Bugg Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
6/12/2014
8:00PM

Replay: Symphony of Heroes Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
6/13/2014
7:30PM

Matty B World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/14/2014
4:00PM

Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/14/2014
6:00PM

Frankie Valli Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/14/2014
8:00PM

Boston – The Band Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Saturday
6/14/2014
8:00PM

Little Dragon Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/14/2014
8:30PM

Daryl Hall & John Oates Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
6/15/2014
8:00PM

Andy Grammer The Loft – GA
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
6/18/2014

Elvis Costello Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
6/19/2014

Say Anything Heaven Stage at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Friday
6/20/2014
7:00PM

Xavier Rudd Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Friday
6/20/2014
8:30PM

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/21/2014
8:00PM

Heart Of The King: A Tribute To Elvis Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/21/2014
8:00PM

Paul McCartney Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/21/2014
8:00PM

Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Leah Turner & Charlie Worsham Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
6/22/2014

Counting Crows Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
6/22/2014
7:30PM

The David Wax Museum Terminal West At King Plow Arts Center
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
6/22/2014
9:00PM

Tommy Emmanuel Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
6/26/2014
8:00PM

The Temptations & The Four Tops Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
6/27/2014
8:00PM

George Lopez Fabulous Fox Theatre – Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Friday
6/27/2014
8:00PM

Tommy Emmanuel Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Friday
6/27/2014
8:30PM

Katy Perry & Capital Cities Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/28/2014
7:30PM

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo & Rick Springfield Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
6/28/2014
8:00PM

The Voice Tour Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
6/29/2014

Rebelution The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
6/29/2014
7:00PM

Lindsey Stirling Music Park at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
7/1/2014

New Edition Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
7/3/2014
8:00PM

Lionel Richie & CeeLo Green Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Monday
7/7/2014
7:30PM

The Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry & Plain White T’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
7/11/2014
6:45PM

Sunset Jazz Festival Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
7/12/2014
6:00PM

Tim McGraw & Cassadee Pope Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
7/13/2014

Peter Frampton Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Thursday
7/17/2014

Ray LaMontagne Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Friday
7/18/2014

Kiss & Def Leppard Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Friday
7/18/2014
7:00PM

Procol Harum Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
7/20/2014
8:00PM

American Idol Live Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Thursday
7/24/2014

Vans Warped Tour Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
7/24/2014
11:00AM

311 The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
7/24/2014
8:00PM

Luke Bryan, Lee Brice & Cole Swindell Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Friday
7/25/2014
7:00PM

311 The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Friday
7/25/2014
8:00PM

The Avett Brothers Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Friday
7/25/2014
8:00PM

Paula Poundstone Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA
Friday
7/25/2014
8:00PM

Luke Bryan, Lee Brice & Cole Swindell Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
7/26/2014
7:00PM

O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
7/26/2014
7:00PM

The Avett Brothers Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Saturday
7/26/2014
8:00PM

Mad Decent Block Party: Action Bronson & Zeds Dead Music Park at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
7/27/2014
3:00PM

Sarah McLachlan Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
7/30/2014

Yes Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
7/30/2014

Monumentour: Fall Out Boy & Paramore Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
7/30/2014
7:00PM

Michael Franti & Spearhead Music Park at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Friday
8/1/2014
6:30PM

Michael Franti & Spearhead Heaven Stage at Masquerade – GA
Atlanta, GA
Friday
8/1/2014
6:30PM

Sugar Ray & Smash Mouth Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Saturday
8/2/2014

Phish Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Sunday
8/3/2014
7:30PM

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival: Korn, Avenged Sevenfold & Asking Alexandria Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
8/5/2014

James Taylor Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Tuesday
8/5/2014
8:00PM

Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Friday
8/8/2014
7:00PM

Kiss 104.1 Flashback Festival Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
8/9/2014
6:00PM

Steve Harvey Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
8/9/2014
7:00PM

Slightly Stoopid & G. Love and Special Sauce The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
8/14/2014
7:00PM

Gipsy Kings Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
8/15/2014

Motley Crue & Alice Cooper Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Saturday
8/16/2014
7:00PM

Dave Koz Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
8/16/2014
8:00PM

Panic! At the Disco & Walk The Moon Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
8/17/2014

OneRepublic Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
8/19/2014

Tori Amos Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
8/19/2014
8:00PM

Michael McDonald & Toto Fabulous Fox Theatre – Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Friday
8/22/2014

Boyz II Men Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
8/22/2014
8:00PM

Chicago & REO Speedwagon Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
8/24/2014

Keith Urban Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Sunday
8/24/2014
7:00PM

Aerosmith & Slash Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
8/28/2014

ZZ Top & Jeff Beck Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA
Saturday
9/6/2014

3 Doors Down The Tabernacle – GA
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
9/10/2014

Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow & Gloriana Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Thursday
9/11/2014

Ed Sheeran The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Duluth, GA
Friday
9/12/2014

Tedeschi Trucks Band Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Friday
9/12/2014
8:00PM

Charlie Wilson Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
9/13/2014
8:00PM

Ian Anderson: The Best of Jethro Tull Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
9/30/2014
8:00PM

One Direction Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
10/1/2014
7:00PM

Video Games Live Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
Saturday
10/11/2014

Celtic Thunder Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Friday
11/21/2014

Eric Church & Dwight Yoakam The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Duluth, GA
Thursday
12/11/2014

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Wynton Marsalis Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
Sunday
12/14/2014

Fleetwood Mac Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
Wednesday
12/17/2014
8:00PM

Justin Timberlake The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Duluth, GA
Saturday
12/20/2014


Atlanta Music Scene

Atlanta is a hub for hip-hop, R&B, and rap lovers, but if twerking isn’t your thing, don’t worry because this city has plenty to offer.  With many live venues and options for festivals, make sure you catch your favorite artists before they move onto the next town!

The History

Appalachian immigrants brought country music to Atlanta during the 1920’s, introducing Georgians to a new genre that laid the foundation for its musical growth.  The 1950’s saw mo-town/gospel legends like Gladys Knight make history and put Atlanta on the map as an entertainment hot spot.  Southern rock music flourished in Atlanta during the 1970’s, especially with songs like “Hot’Lanta” by the Allman Brothers paying tribute to the city.  The punk rock scene began in Atlanta during the 1980’s when the Sex Pistols played their first American show at the Southeastern Music Hall.  Due to the success of T.I. and the Atlanta-based duo Outkast in the ‘90’s, Atlanta became a hip-hop destination with talent like Usher, Kelly Rowland, and producer Mike WiLL Made-It rising to fame.  Hip-hop, rap, and R&B artists like Ludacris, India.Arie, 2 Chainz, and Akon flock to the city to record albums at studios like BME Recordings (founded by Lil Jon), Disturbing Tha Peace (owned by Ludacris), Grand Hustle Records (founded by T.I.), and Konvict Muzik (founded by Akon).  Because of its eclectic past, Atlanta has a live music scene worth following.

The Venues

The Tabernacle, a 104-year-old concert venue in Atlanta, hosts the biggest names in music.  As of February 7, 2014 the Tabernacle is temporarily closed due to its main floor buckling during a Panic! at the Disco concert, but keep an eye out for it to be reopened once it passes inspection. The Tabby, as it is lovingly called, is owned by Live Nation and has hosted Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Bob Dylan, Adele, and the Black Crowes, among many others.  A crack in the floor won’t keep the venue closed for long: the venue has been through all the elements, including a tornado!

The 4,600 capacity Atlanta Civic Center hosts award shows like the Trumpet Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards as well as large acts like Prince, Melissa Etheridge, Sarah Brightman, and Ray Charles.  A rather simply decorated and designed venue, the Atlanta Civic Center wows crowds with its entertaining comedy shows, concerts, plays, and art exhibits.

Founded in 1989, the Masquerade is located in the old fourth ward neighborhood of downtown Atlanta.  The dark, hipstery nightclub features three indoor stages on each of its three floors (named Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory).  For summer shows, the Masquerade Music Park open amphitheater is located immediately behind the venue.  Mainly a space for alternative music, the venue also features up and coming punk, indie rock, electronic, and metal acts.

Atlanta Symphony Hall, home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is a part of the Woodruff Arts Center, the largest arts center in the Southeast.  Opening in 1968, the not-for-profit arts center contains four visual and performing arts venues on one campus.  The 1,762 capacity Atlanta Symphony Hall hosts more than 200 concerts per year and promotes educational outreach programs for the community.  Hundreds of Grammy award winning performances have been recorded at the hall.  The Alliance Theatre, Rich Theatre, and Hertz Stage also host events throughout the year as a part of the Woodruff Arts Center’s initiative.  During the summer months, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra operates out of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.  The 12,000 capacity outdoor space features a fan-shaped roof and steel beam architecture.  Jack Johnson, Styx, Foreigner, James Taylor, and Keith Urban will all be performing at the amphitheatre this summer along with some other big names in entertainment.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Live Nation promote summer concerts, Broadway productions, and comedy performances at the 6,900 capacity Chastain Park Amphitheatre.  Located in the Buckhead area, the outdoor venue offers table seating, orchestra seating, and general admission lawn seating to some of the biggest names in entertainment.  Enjoy a night under the trees as stars take the stage.

Rock, country, folk, jazz, and blues lovers flock to the Variety Playhouse in the Little Five Points neighborhood.  The World War II era building was a former movie theater and has since been converted into a 1,050 capacity concert venue.  Augustana, Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, The Dresden Dolls, The Kooks, Minus the Bear, Kate Nash, The Ting Tings, and Gogol Bordello are just a few of the talented musicians to have taken the Variety Playhouse stage.  Because of the venue’s high quality acoustics and sound system, Animal Collective, Blues Traveler, John Butler Trio, and Umphrey’s McGee have all recorded shows here.  Maybe if you scream loud enough, you’ll make it onto your favorite artist’s next live record!

The Ferst Center for the Arts is Georgia Tech’s theater and arts center.  The 1,155 capacity auditorium opened in 1992 and promotes artist residency programs by hosting concerts, lectures, dances, theater performances, and film screenings.

With its grand opening in 2007, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a 2,750 capacity venue with a modern, asymmetrical roof design.  Alice Cooper, ABBA, Melissa Etheridge, Harry Connick, Jr., Norah Jones, and Eddie Izzard have held concerts here.  The strikingly elegant interior boasts chandeliers, terraces, world-class décor, and a 10,000 square foot ballroom.

The King Plow Arts Center, a former plow factory, is a visual and performing arts center that houses work studios, artist spaces, galleries, and performance venues.  Located in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood, King Plow is home to various vendors and the 7,000 square foot Terminal West performance space.  Overlooking the train tracks, the outdoor roof deck is attached to the rustic, modern venue (think iron, brick, and worn wooden floors).  Terminal West primarily hosts electronic and dub step musicians for those of you looking to dance late into the night.

The Center Stage Atlanta music complex is home to the 1,050 capacity Center Stage Theater, The Loft (650 capacity), and Vinyl (300 capacity).  These stylish venues are a music haven for locals and tourists alike.  2014 will see performances by George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Truckfighters, Green River Ordinance, Ellie Goulding, Aer, and Mogwai, among others.

A former movie theatre, the Fox Theatre in Midtown Atlanta hosts Broadway performances, film series, ballets, and concerts by popular musicians.  The 4,678 venue melds Egyptian and Islamic architectural styles—the Ladies Lounge even features impressive vanities and a replica of King Tut’s throne!  The Fox Theatre is also home to “Mighty Mo,” a four manual, custom-built pipe organ that is the second-largest theatre organ in the country.  One of the theatre’s many claims to fame was Lynyrd Skynyrd’s popular live recording of “Free Bird.”  Check out a show at the Fox – you may just be a part of some musical history in the making!

The Philips Arena opened in 1999 and has since hosted Elton John, Madonna, Demi Lovato, Aerosmith, and Taylor Swift, among many other big names in music.  Located in downtown Atlanta, Philips Arena hosts sporting events, touring entertainment, and concerts while boasting endless concession stands, merchandise areas, bathrooms, and friendly staff.

Built in 1930, the Buckhead Theatre features Spanish baroque style architecture.  It was originally built as a movie theatre but it has since become a 2,500 capacity music venue.   Mumford and Sons, Indigo Girls, Robyn, Scissor Sisters, and Iron & Wine have all played at Buckhead Theatre, making it a destination for all music lovers.

If summer concerts are your thing, the 19,000 capacity Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood was built to house popular concerts with high-quality sound.  Located at Lakewood Fairgrounds, Phish, and Linkin Park have both recorded shows here because of the excellent acoustics.  Kick off your shoes and dance barefoot to the sounds of your favorite bands!

Opened in 1992, the Georgia Dome hosts sporting events, conventions, and concerts, and is the largest indoor sporting facility in the U.S.  Home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, the Georgia Dome hosted basketball games for the 1996 summer Olympics and held two quarterfinal games for the 2013 Gold Cup. Professional Bull Riding, Supercross, MonsterJam, and professional wrestling enthusiasts are never disappointed, as the stadium hosts something for everyone.  Kenny Chesney, the Rolling Stones, and U2 have performed here, so music lovers will get their fix too.

The Festivals

Music Midtown is an annual festival held in Atlanta, usually drawing in crowds of over 300,000 people.  The two-day event seeks to bring a wide variety of music to the Atlanta community.  The Avett Brothers, Joan Jett, Foo Fighters, Florence & the Machine, Ludacris, Garbage, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Pearl Jam have all headlined the fall festival. 

Held in May, the Shaky Knees Festival features big names like the National, Spoon, Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse, the Replacements, Dawes, and the Alabama Shakes as headliners.  Shaky Knees is held at Atlantic Station.

Masquerade Music Park and Fourth Ward Historic Park host ONE Musicfest featuring R&B and Soul performances from artists like Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Lion), Cee Lo Green, Goodie Mob, Erykah Badu, and Khujo. 

The Indie Music Festival, held every June, features the best emerging indie artists from all over the U.S. The festival is definitely worth checking out if you want to scope out some new talent before they make it big. 

Because of the major hip-hop scene in Atlanta, it only makes sense that the A3C Festival is a crowd-pleasing event celebrating its 10th year.  Held every October, the event promotes music, education, art, film, style, and much more.  Questlove, Bun B, Ghostface Killa, 2 Chainz, B.o.B, A$AP Ferg, Talib Kweli, and Jarren Benton have all performed at A3C.