By: Shelby Lum
Looking for weekend plans? Look no further! TALive has the best events right around you. This weekend is not one to waste. Summer won’t last forever, so go out and take advantage of it! Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing night in the Atlanta Botanical Garden, or watch a soulful performance by Mary Ann Redmond at the fabulous State Theatre, there’s no doubt you’ll find an awesome show to attend this weekend!
Friday, August 16-Live Wire: Tribute to AC/DC @ State Theatre
Let’s be serious. We all could use a little more AC/DC in our lives. These guys are the very first AC/DC tribute band which should gain them quite a bit of cred amongst fanatics. Don’t believe us? Check them out for yourself!
Friday, August 16-Callaghan @ Eddie’s Attic
Transplanted out of London and into the American South, into Atlanta, Callaghan has followed her music the whole way. Her debut album in 2012 was recorded here in the states, and in 2012 was named “Atlanta’s Hottest Act.” She’s touring coast to coast supporting her live album, so don’t miss as she stops back in to Atlanta!
Friday, August 16-Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun @ The Earl
The indie synth-pop band based in Atlanta isn’t quite what you would expect. Their mix of light, airy vocals hit you unexpectedly, and yet you can’t help but nod your head along with the group.
Saturday, August 17-Brett Eldredge @ Brewhouse Music & Grill
Looking for a bit more country in your life? Head down to Brewhouse Music & Grill! Brett Eldredge is hot off the release of his debut studio album, and he already made his first Grand Ole Opry performance three years ago.
Saturday, August 17-Jeff Lewis’ All Star ETA Band @ Hard Rock Café Memphis
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Saturday, August 17-Mary Ann Redmond @ State Theatre
The Washington-based American singer is known for her massive vocal range and jazz songs. She has already won 22 Washington Area Music Awards, and those awards aren’t just given out to anyone.
Saturday, August 17-Please PleaseRock Me @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Missing The Beatles? Head down to Smith’s Olde Bar for PleaseRock collective’s newest group. They cover The Beatles so throughly you won’t miss a thing after this show. Anything from the original songs to famous covers to music the group created for other musicians will be on the docket for the night!
Saturday, August 17-The Oak Ridge Boys @ Mill Town Music Hall – SOLD OUT
Hopefully you already have tickets to this one! The four piece band showcasing American gospel and country music is coming to Mill Town Music Hall. The group itself has been together since the 40s, and has been going ever since with new members and new ideas brought into what makes up The Oak Ridge Boys. Over 60 albums later you could say these guys have quite a bit of experience.
Saturday, August 17-Charlie Daniels Band @ Sanford Lions Fair Ground
Everyone knows “The Devil Came Down to Georgia” and now is your chance to see it in person! This man has been singing since the 50s, and knows what he is doing. As part of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, you probably won’t want to miss him while he is in town.
Sunday, August 18-Ed Jurdi & Gordy Quist @ Eddie’s Attic
Given the accolade of Best New Band at the Austin Music Awards, as well as nominations at the Americana Music Awards, they are someone to keep an eye out for. These awards aren’t for nothing, so step on over to Eddie’s Attic, enjoy one of their famous burgers and take in a night of Americana.
Sunday, August 18-Roger Hodgson @ Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Formerly of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson is taking over the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. He fronted the vocals for most of Supertramp’s hits and in 97 he decided to restart his solo career once more, and released his solo album “Open the Door” in 2000. Check out his famous tenor voice for yourself!