It is festival season for real now that Fall is here, and this week we have The Georgia Roots and Blues Festival, the Candler Park Festival, and the Sweet Auburn Fest. Plus, Kenny Wayne Shepherd is at Center Stage Theater!
If that is not enough and you are up for a road trip, TajMo, which is the incredible combination of Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’, is a– Sweetland Amphitheater in LaGrange on Friday with Jontavious Willis opening, and moves on Saturday to the Gainesville Location of the Atlanta Botanical Garden!
What an amazing blues week in Atlanta! Here is the rest of the list:
Mudcat is at Blind WIlllie’s and The Pork Bellys are at Fat Matts’s. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco’s in Alpharetta and Lola is the host for the jam at Northside Tavern.
Poverty Level is at Darwin’s and The Redstone Ramblers are at Blind Willie’s. Gray and the Bad Boys entertain at Fat Matt’s and Ross Pead & Friends are at Front Page News in Little 5 Points. Swami Gone Bananas is at Northside Tavern and there is an acoustic open mic with Bones at Nik’s Place in Marietta. There is also a blues jam hosted by Frankie’s Blues Mission at Montie’s Public House.The Larry Griffith Band is at Two Urban Licks.
Andrew Black is at Blind Willie’s and Darwin’s has the blues jam with The Cazanovas. Art Holliday, Inc. visits Fat Matt’s and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern. The Acousticovers Open Mic takes place at MoonShadow Tavern and Zaib Kahn hosts the open blues jam at Nik’s Place. There’s a Blues Jam with Nick Edelstein & Friends host the blues jam at Cabbage Pie and Wednesday Blues and Brews with Hill Roberts takes place at Hard Rock Cafe. Robert Randolph & the Family Band are at Terminal West with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas opening.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is at Center Stage Theater. Heather Luttrell is at Blind Willie’s and Cody Matlock & Friends are at Darwin’s.Chickenshack is at Fat Matt’s and Nathan Nelson is acoustic at Nik’s Place. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Lady D has the Eastside Thursday Rocking Open Mic Jam at Vibes Nite Club in Decatur. Norman Frank & The Ghost Dance with Tyler Neal Band: A Night of Atl Soul happens at The Vista Room in Decatur.
The Lauren Mitchell Band is at Darwin’s and Sandra Hall and the Shadows are at Blind Willie’s. Dani Mac & Co visit Fat Matt’s and Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns are at Northside Tavern with Beverly “Guitar” Watkinsn and The Urban Shakedancer Reunion with Tommy Thompson takes place at The Vista Room. Jessie Albirght & Foster Blues are at Brooklyn Cantina in Alpharetta. Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band play at 4:30 pm at the Candler Park Fall Festival. The Larry Griffith Band is at Hobnob and Audio Alice is at MoonShadow Tavern.
The Georgia Blues & Roots Festival is happening at Mabel House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton, featuring Bernard Allison, Tinsley Ellis, The Broadcast, Little G Weevil Band, Eddie Tigner, Sandra Hall, and Rae & the Royal Peacocks. Atlanta Legends of the Blues play at Candler Park Fall Festival, featuring Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Luther “Houserocker” Johnson, Sandra Hall, and Maurice Nazzaro. The Sweet Auburn Music Fest begins on Auburn Avenue.
Houserocker Johnson and the Shadows are at Blind Willie’s and Little Joey’s Jumpin’ Jive are at Darwin’s.The Groove Rockets are at Fat Matt’s and Mudcat with the Atlanta Horns are at Northside Tavern. The Urban Shakedancers Reunion with Wild West Picture Show – The Vista Room
The Sweet Auburn Music Fest continues on Auburn Avenue and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern.