Future: 10 Atlanta concerts to attend in May

6:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Things to Do in Atlanta

Two major homecoming concerts will take place in Atlanta in May. 

From rapper Future to country music’s Zac Brown Band, some of the brightest stars in the Atlanta music industry are celebrating their success with back-to-back Atlanta shows. 
But, those are not the only artists promising can’t-miss concerts within the next month. 

Here is our list of concerts that still have tickets available and are worth attending:

Controversial R&B singer Chris Brown will bring “The Party Tour” to Philips Arena on May 2. Atlanta artists Usher and Gucci Mane are featured on Brown’s “Party” single. Perhaps they will surprise fans by appearing during the concert.  

7:30 p.m. May 2. $89.95-$340. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. Ticketmaster.com. 

Shaky Beats returns this month, offering more than 45 EDM and dance music artists who will help crowds “dance it out” over three days in Centennial Olympic Park. The Chainsmokers, Kaskade and Galantis are among the artists who are scheduled to perform.

Times vary. May 5-7. $90 (1-day tickets), $165 (3-day passes). Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave., Atlanta. Shakybeatsfestival.com

With tickets nearly sold out for Atlanta rapper Future’s homecoming concert on May 5, the artist has added an additional show. The prolific rapper released two back-to-back albums earlier this year. 

Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black and Young Thug will serve as the opening acts for the initial show. Young Thug and Tory Lanez will return for the May 9 show.  

7 p.m. May 5. $36-$335. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. Livenation.com

7 p.m. May 9. $29.50-$235. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. Livenation.com

Chris Stapleton’s May 5 show at Verizon Amphitheatre has sold out, but there are still tickets to his May 6 show at the same venue. Fans who attend either show are in for a major treat, as the singer is gearing up to release “From a Room: Volume 1,” the highly anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed album “Traveller,” on May 5.  

7 p.m. May 6. $105-$210. Verizon Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. Livenation.com

Booker T. Jones
Revisit the era where Stax Records reigned supreme when Booker T. Jones performs at City Winery. The former frontman of Booker T. & the M.G.’s is sure to bring some of the classic soul heard on hit records such as “Green Onions” to the Atlanta show. 

6:30 p.m. May 6. $40-$55. City Winery at Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. Citywinery.com/Atlanta

Lil Wayne was one of the first artists booked for Cobb County’s newest music venue. The rapper will perform at Coca-Cola Roxy, marking his third time performing in metro Atlanta in less than a year.  

8 p.m. May 8. $52.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave., Atlanta. Livenation.com.
Kings of Leon 

Kings of Leon is currently touring in support of their latest album “Walls.” The band’s career has spanned seven albums, so fans should expect a set list that highlights new material, as well as old fan favorites.  

7 p.m. May 11. $32.50-$175. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. Livenation.com

Chris Stapleton isn’t the only artist visiting Atlanta on the day he releases a new album. Atlanta’s Zac Brown Band will also play two back-to-back shows to celebrate a new release. A few tickets are still available for the two shows. 

7 p.m. May 12 & 13. $70.71-$91.25. Verizon Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. Livenation.com. 

R&B singer Justine Skye hasn’t released her debut album yet, but she’s already amassed a loyal following through social media and a series of EPs, including 2016’s “8 Ounces.” She’ll perform at The Masquerade in May. 

7 p.m. May 17. $12. The Masquerade, 75 MLK Jr. Drive, Atlanta. Ticketmaster.com. 

Soul music will be celebrated in southwest Atlanta at Wolf Creek Amphitheatre towards the end of May. Funk Fest Atlanta will offer sets from popular R&B acts including Erykah Badu, Babyface and Brandy. 
Three-day passes have sold out, as well as single-day passes for Saturday’s show. Friday and Sunday passes are still available. 

May 19-21. $63-$158 (single-day passes for Friday and Sunday. Wolf Creek Amphitheatre, 3025 Merk Road, Atlanta. Ticketmaster.com

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