TA Live Weekend Picks! 5/23-5/26: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

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Friday May 23rd

Eddie Izzard
Where: The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia

The hilarious Eddie Izzard takes the stage with his brand new act, Force Majeure. This show has seen incredible reviews so far and we certainly can’t wait to see Eddie live and at the top of his game?

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Harabel
Where: The Balzer Theater at Herren’s in Atlanta, Georgia

Told through a series of theatrical “snapshots”, this riveting one-woman narrative thrills and inspires as recounted by one of Atlanta’s most electrifying performance poets. Each story written in the style of performance poetry captures memories of youth in her native country, the violent exit, first impressions of America, and the transitions from girl to woman, and from stranger to American.

This show will go on for one night only. Please see the event page for details.

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Throwing Shade Live
Where: The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, Georgia

Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi get together for a look at all the issues important to ladies and gays…and treat them with much less respect than they deserve. According to the A.V. Club, “their aggressively energetic personalities give the show a bit of a morning shock-jock feel, if shock-jocks spent even more time talking about genitals.”

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 9pm. Online and phone sales close at 4pm.

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Dave Mason
Where: The State Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter, and legendary guitarist Dave Mason has been making music since the age of 18 when he teamed up with fellow England native Steve Winwood to form the band Traffic. Since then he has penned dozens of hits, and has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac,The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot.  Mason has been performing to sold-out audiences for years and has sold millions of recordings worldwide.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $34 day of show. Doors open at 7pm. 18+

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Old Crow Medicine Show
Where: Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida

Recent inductees to the Grand Ole Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show truly needs no introduction. It’s been nearly fifteen years since this iconic band’s humble beginnings, and they’ve gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival.

Tickets are $36 in advance and $42 the day of the event. Doors open at 7pm

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Saturday May 24th

Rome River Jam 2014
Where: Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome, Georgia

Rome River Jam is going down, y’all! Tailgating will start at 10am. The event will see performances from Five40, Babes Bayou Band, Old Dominion, Adam Sanders, Joe Pardi, and Cole Swindell. We expect it to be a grand ole time, as it is every year!

Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 2pm. Online and phone sales close at noon day of show.

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Atlanta Silverbacks Women vs Gulf Coast Texans
Where: Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia

The Atlanta Silverbacks look to bounce back from their season-opening loss last week as the Gulf Coast Texans travel to Columbus, Georgia for the Silverbacks’ home opener Saturday night. The game will be held at Georgia Club Soccer Night at Columbus State University’s Walden Soccer Complex.

Tickets are $5. The box office opens at 4pm on game day, gates open at 5:30. Parking is free. Online sales end at game time.

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Old School Saturday (OSS)
Where: The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

Old School Saturday is back! ALL Old School Music, ALL Night, ALL That!” If you’re in the mood to throwback this weekend, then check out OSS this Saturday. No music made past 1999 guaranteed! The party changes location each month and has been bringing the best event to enjoy 80s and 90s music to the Atlanta area since 2003.

Tickets are $20. There will be no walk-up ticket sales, so get yours while you still can! Doors open at 9pm. Online and phone sales close at 3pm day of event. Whole Foods and other outlet store sales close at 8pm day of event.

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Late Night Love Riot with Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Where: W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

Jon Batiste is a musician who transcends any genre with his modern take on American music. Batiste has collaborated with musicians from across the spectrum – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and Wynton Marsalis among them. Also known for his acting and composing, Jon has been featured on the HBO series “Treme” and in Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer,” for which he co-wrote the score with Bruce Hornsby. Batiste and his Stay Human Band just released their debut album, “Social Music”, and are currently on tour playing festivals this summer.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Doors open at 10pm.

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SidAerial w/ Fatcastor & Beyond the Broken
Where: Velvet Underground at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia

SidAerial is writing and performing music for their fans and has been since 2007. After recording a 3 song demo in 2007 they realized they had something special. After numerous plays on Atlanta radio the band went in and recorded the 7 song EP “Look What I Found” in 2008. Thousands of digital copies were sold and the band began building up momentum locally and nationally. The door opened for them to share the stage with such bands as Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Fuel, Taproot, Yelawolf, Flaw, 10 Years, Bobaflex, and Hydrovibe. In Spring of 2011, “See It” was released and has already been featured on Atlanta radio numerous times.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Show starts at 9pm.

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KEEP ON MOVIN! Rock n’ Soul Dance Party
Where: The Basement in Atlanta, Georgia

Get your dancin’ shoes, put your best threads on, grab all your friends, and hit the dance floor as Electric Western DJs Reno Bo and Jacob Jones serve up helpings of 50s and 60s rock n roll, Motown, funk, girl groups, swing, big band, jump blues, Stax, garage, and more.

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Right On Band
Where: The State Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Doors open at 7pm.

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Minnesota United FC vs. Carolina RailHawks
Where: NSC Stadium in Blaine, Minnesota

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Sunday May 25th

SUNDAZE
Where: W Atlanta-Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

We’re kicking off sunning season with SUNDAZE: keeping Atlantans cool during the dog days of summer – inviting friends and neighbors to sip signature cocktails at the WET bar, dip in the infinity pool and indulge in Sunday jam-sessions with the hottest DJs in town. There’s nothing like a summer in the city, and with W Atlanta Buckhead’s SUNDAZE day pass, you’ll be having hot fun in no time.

Pool Passes are $30 per day per person.

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