Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks! Merle Haggard, Keb Mo, Ultimate Elvis, & Many More!

Thank goodness for the weekend! There are so many fun events happening around the country this weekend, that it would be a shame for you not to catch at least one of these great shows! Have a great weekend y’all!!

Friday August 10th – Merle Haggard with special guest Chris Janson at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Iconic country music legend, Country Hall of Famer and most recently a Kennedy Center Honoree, MERLE HAGGARD will be playing in the gardens this Friday.

Friday August 10th – Archers of Loaf at The Earl

Chapel Hill vintage indie-rockers are back by popular demand, and are playing two shows in Atlanta this weekend.

Friday August 10th – David Allan Coe at Revolution Music Room

Outlaw country rebel, David Allan Coe, will remind you why it’s a good idea to get in trouble every once in awhile.

Friday August 10th – Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Round One at the Hard Rock Cafe Memphis

A you an ULTIMATE Elvis fan? Well don’t miss Round One of the 3 day contest to see who really is “All Shook Up.”

Friday August 10th- The Very Best at Rock and Roll Hotel

The Very Best is a collaboration between London based DJ/production duo Radioclit and Esau Mwamwaya, a singer from Lilongwe, Malawi. Their music has been described as an Afro-Western mix of dance, hiphop, pop and the traditional music of Malawi.

Saturday August 11th – Billy Ocean at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

In 1984 Billy Ocean became an international star when “Caribbean Queen” went to #1 on the pop and R&B charts becoming a worldwide hit. In 1986, Billy Ocean recorded “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” and it went to #2 hit later that year Ocean released the Top-10 album Love Zone and scored his second #1 hit with “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry).” A third #1,“Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” followed in 1998.

Saturday August 11th – Keb Mo & Aaron Neville at Atlanta Botanical Garden

The past three years have seen Oklahoma musician John Fulbright share the stage with Jimmy Webb, Michael Fracasso, Joe Ely, Steve Poltz and many others from Oklahoma to Europe and back.

Saturday August 11th – Ray Wylie Hubbard at Smith’s Olde Bar

Texas singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is an elder statesman of the Texas music scene. From New Braunfels, Texas, Hubbard hosts a Tuesday night radio show called “Roots & Branches”. This program promotes new and established Americana artists. Like some other performers in his genre, he is perhaps as popular in Europe as in the US—Hubbard has been invited by record companies in the Netherlands to produce albums.

Saturday August 11th – Planes Mistaken For Stars at The Red Palace

Also known as Planes or PMFS, is a post-hardcore band formed in Peoria, Illinois in 1997. They released music on Deep Elm Records, Dim Mak Records, No Idea Records and Abacus Recordings.

Sunday August 12th – Sebadoh at The Earl

Sebadoh helped pioneer lo-fi music, a style of indie rock characterized by low-fidelity recording techniques, often on four-track machines.


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