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Parklife comes to Atlantic Station in September.

New Parklife music festival to spotlight Jake Bugg, The Lone Bellow

There’s a new name to add to the Atlanta music festival landscape: Parklife. The upstart event, co-promoted by Eddie’s Attic and Bowe Inc., will take place in the “central park” area of Atlantic Station stating at 2 p.m. Sept. 7. Topping the lineup is emerging British singer-guitarist Jake Bugg, along ...

Charles Kelley, of Lady Antebellum, has teamed with brothers Josh and John to host a charity golf tournament in their native Augusta.

Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and brothers hosting charity golf event, concert

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley might live in Nashville, but he’s always made it clear that he hasn’t forgotten his Georgia roots. The Augusta native and his brothers Josh (who scored the hit “Amazing” in 2003) and John (who works in construction and development) will present the inaugural Kelley Brothers and ...

George Strait sold out Philips Arena in March with his farewell tour.

Philips Arena ranks third in nation

At the mid-year point, Philips Arena retains its ranking as third in the U.S. based on ticket sales. The downtown Atlanta venue, which also ended 2013 as third in the country, has now ranked in the top five for the ninth time since opening nearly 15 years ago. The rankings ...

It's always a party with Frankie Beverly and Maze.

Frankie Beverly and Maze to bring Patti LaBelle, Ruben Studdard along for Chastain show

Get ready to get “Back in Stride,” because Maze featuring Frankie Beverly is heading back to Atlanta. The Bounce TV Summer Music Festival also boasts Patti LaBelle and Ruben Studdard on the bill. The high-wattage lineup will pull into Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Sept. 5. Tickets are on sale at ...

The Indigo Girls  - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - played two nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

The Indigo Girls take over Atlanta Botanical Garden

On Friday and Saturday, one of Atlanta’s musical treasures took over Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Indigo Girls – Amy Ray and Emily Saliers – performed to a sold-out crowd on Saturday and brought plenty of favorites from their extensive catalog. Throughout the concert, the girls were sometimes backed by violinist ...

Well, hello, Mr. Stanley.

Concert review: Kiss and Def Leppard present electrifying show in Atlanta

[I'm on with my rock 'n' roll pal Kaedy Kiely at 97.1 The River every Wednesday at 6:50 and 7:50 a.m. to talk about the latest music news. Tune in to hear what's up!] It’s not high art, but it’s big, fun and mindless. Sometimes, that’s all you need from your rock ‘n’ ...

A ray of sunshine.

Avery Sunshine brings the light with 'The SunRoom'

Avery Sunshine’s music flickers with elements of gospel, R&B and even a wisp of jazz. But if you ask her to describe her elegantly visceral sound, she keeps it much simpler. “We call it soul music. So if we decide to do a gospel song, if it’s coming from my ...

McGraw, performing in Nashville last month.

Did Tim McGraw slap a fan at Atlanta concert?

So TMZ wants you to think that Tim McGraw “ferociously slapped” a female fan during his sold-out concert at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood last Sunday. In a newer video posted by the site, it seems pretty clear that McGraw, as he high-fived fans along a catwalk, was being groped by ...

"Do you like pina coladas?"

Free tickets to Yacht Rock Revue Revival at Piedmont Park

[Congrats to Courtney P., the randomly selected winner of the tickets. Thanks to everyone who participated!] It never really feels like summer anymore until the Yacht Rock Revival rolls in. This year’s lite-rock extravaganza will take place Saturday in its biggest outlet yet – the Meadow at Piedmont Park. In ...

Parker Gispert of Athens trio the Whigs during their performance at the AMD stage of Austin City Limits Music Festival on Saturday.

Wildwood Revival in Athens celebrates music and art

Libby Terrell’s gathering at her family’s historic 30-acre farm outside Athens combined her favorite things: a farm-to-table supper, live music, the company of friends. One evening last fall, as the group nibbled on heirloom tomatoes with basil and locally raised pork and later made vanilla ice cream under a dark ...

Widespread Panic will return to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta this fall.

Atlanta Tickets: Widespread Panic, Interpol

BY SARIA CANADY  If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Saria Canady at scanady@ajc.com. Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call the venue before driving a long distance. Follow us on Twitter. ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 18 Kansas Bible Company. Aug. ...

Kiss and Def Leppard will bring their arsenal of hits to Lakewood on Friday.

Atlanta Concerts: Kiss, Beck

FRIDAY The Fray Some might consider the Colorado-based quartet the ultimate in generic, radio-friendly pop-rock. But who can deny the piano-laden hooks of chart-toppers “How to Save a Life,” “You Found Me” and “Over My Head (Cable Car)”? The band’s recent hit, “Love Don’t Die,” from its fourth album, “Helios,” ...

Emily Saliers and Amy Ray are recording a new Indigo Girls album this fall.

Emily Saliers talks new Indigo Girls album, Atlanta shows

The life of an Indigo Girl is never idle. Just ask Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, who, in the past couple of years have gained spouses and/or babies, released new solo material (Ray), toured continuously and now are prepping songs for their 14th Indigo Girls studio album. The still-untitled work ...

Beyonce and Jay Z kept their "On the Run" theme running throughout the 2 1/2-hour show at the Georgia Dome.

Concert review: Beyonce and Jay Z sizzle at sold-out Georgia Dome

They arrived in the center of a pair of sliding stage doors, he in dark shades and an American flag shirt, she in a black mesh mask and matching leotard unzipped to her navel. From the first handful of songs, including “Crazy in Love” and “Show Me What You Got,” ...

Ray LaMontagne performs Friday in Alpharetta.

Free tickets to Ray LaMontagne and Jenny Lewis at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

[Congrats to randomly selected winner Rachael A., who will attend the show Friday and nab an autographed copy of LaMontagne's album. Thanks to the many, many fans who entered!] If you’re a fan of sensitive soul-folk-blues singer-guitarist Ray LaMontagne, listen up: Thanks to our friends at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre and ...

You wanted the best...

Paul Stanley talks Kiss anniversary, touring with Def Leppard

[I'm on with my rock 'n' roll pal Kaedy Kiely at 97.1 The River every Wednesday at 6:50 and 7:50 a.m. to talk about the latest music news. Tune in to hear what's up!]  Break out the Aqua Net, dig out a real lighter and prepare to get rocked. Kiss and Def Leppard ...

Andy Roberts and patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite announce the first city for Brooks' upcoming tour.

Garth Brooks fan 'Andy from Atlanta' announces first stop for Brooks tour

[Update: Brooks' Chicago show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at  the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Tickets are $65.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. July 25 at www.ticketmaster.com.] Andy Roberts might be from Atlanta, but Garth Brooks is kicking off his tour in Chicago. The Brooks fan ...

The Fray is back on the charts with "Love Don't Die."

Free tickets to The Fray at Chastain

[Congrats to the randomly selected winners: Rebecca M., Michal E., Marc F., Faraz K. and Jennifer G. Thanks to all who entered!] The Fray hit machine heads to Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Friday for a 7 p.m. show with Barcelona and Oh Honey and I have some tickets to give ...

Jason Mraz's "YES!" album arrives Tuesday.

Jason Mraz to play Atlanta on 'YES!' tour

Jason Mraz is taking this “Summer of YES!” thing pretty seriously. The singer-songwriter announced a string of summer/fall dates to support his “YES!” album, out Tuesday, and will visit the Fox Theatre for an acoustic show at 8 p.m. Sept. 9. Mraz will be backed by his female musician friends ...

The Beyonce-Jay Z concert at the Georgia Dome is the first major event being held there since construction started less than a dozen feet away on the New Atlanta Stadium.

Tips for getting to the Georgia Dome for Beyonce-Jay Z concert

Fans heading to watch Beyonce and Jay Z go “On the Run” at the Georgia Dome, take note: Things have changed, including the location of the Will Call Windows. The Tuesday concert, a sell-out of 50,000-plus, is the first major event to take place at the venue since construction started ...

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July 1, 2012

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: America's royals?

Yeah, yeah, yeah so Prince George turns 1 today. Big deal. Over here in the Colonies we get to vote on our royals and we've coronated - yep - Kimye.

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