Music Festival Season is Upon Us

Whether you enjoy taking in tunes laid back in a lawn chair or rocking out in a crowd, there is something in Atlanta for nearly every type of festivalgoer.

Jazz on the Lawn

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center presents its Jazz on the Lawn series. Talents new and old will unite from the Atlanta jazz and R&B community.

rhonda_thomasJUNE 16:
Rhonda Thomas
A staple in the underground Atlanta jazz scene for the past decade, this soulful singer has shared the stage with India Arie, Avery Sunshine, and Sam Moore.

JUNE 30: Joe Gransden
At only 42 years old, Gransden has toured the world, released
14 albums, and been compared to Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra.
He dazzles audiences with his raw vocal talent and hard bop
trumpet style.

JULY 14: Joey “Papa J” Sommerville
Influenced by years spent with B.B. King protégé Big Joe Burrell, and Phish, Sommerville brings his own new mix of contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, and classic blues.

JULY 28: Virginia Schenck and The World Jazz Trio
Known onstage as “VA,” Schenck has studied piano, voice, and dance. She fell in love with jazz after becoming friends with former Allman Brothers Band member, Jaimoe.

AUGUST 11: Bob Baldwin
Baldwin developed his affection for jazz from his father at a young age. He has since taken his skill set to the next level by composing and producing his own music. Most recently, he released “The Brazilian-American Soundtrack.”

Details: Tickets $20 online, $25 at the door. 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE., Atlanta; callanwolde.org

Sunset Sessions

Park Tavern is excited for the return of its free Sunset Sessions concert series. These burgeoning artists are sure to get you out of your music comfort zone.

JUNE 4: Jamestown Revival and Colter Wall
Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance are the rock duo that form Jamestown Revival. Their Americana sound is inspired by           Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, and The Rolling Stones. Colter Wall will also bring down-home country melodies to the stage.

JUNE 11: John Paul White and Lera Lynn
Originally a member of the Grammy Award-winning group The Civil Wars, White has now branched out on his own as a folk singer-songwriter. Lynn joins the ticket to share her experimental rock and pop noire.

JUNE 18: Meg Mac
This Australian local is known for her groovy, alternative R&B, and blues-rock featuring vocals and a keyboard.

JUNE 25: Surfer Blood
After the loss of Surfer Blood’s guitarist, Thomas Fekete, to stomach cancer, this band has rebounded with a new album that stays true to their beachy indie-rock feel.

AUGUST 20: Girls Guns & Glory and Cold Heart Canyon
Rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and classic country all find a home in the sound of Girls Guns & Glory, which pairs nicely with Cold Heart Canyon’s bluegrass sound.cold_heart_canyon

Details: 500 10th St. NE., Atlanta; parktavern.com

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