Sweet Summer Songs
Free and cheap concerts around town!
Performance on the Promenade
June 11,18 and 25. 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Pack a picnic and blanket for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s free orchestral concerts on the Promenade. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (no service charge) at 10 a.m. six days prior to each concert. Everyone (including babies) is required to have a ticket to enter. 1345 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta. 404-733-4900. Free. atlantasymphony.org.
Photo by Jeff Roffman
Pickin’ on the Square in Newnan
Who’s Performing: Acoustic musicians of all genres and skill levels are welcome to join in on the first and third Saturday of every month.
Tune Info: 11 a.m. on June 7 and 21; July 5 and 19; Aug. 2 and 16; Sept. 6 and 20. Historic Downtown Newnan Courthouse Square at LaGrange St. and E. Broad St. 770-253-8283.
Riverside Sounds at Riverside Park
Who’s Performing: Outdoor concert series in the park. Concerts first Saturday of the month throughout Oct.
Tune Info: Concerts from 7-9 p.m. Free shuttle available from Azalea Park and Don White Park. 575 Riverside Rd., Roswell. 770-641-3705.
Concerts by the Springs at Heritage Green
Who’s Performing: Drive Time Band, June 14; The Tams, July 12; The Return, Aug. 10; Banks and Shane, Sept 6.
Tune Info: Lawn opens at 5 p.m., concerts from 7-8:30 p.m. Bring picnic baskets, coolers and blankets. Smoking and pets prohibited. 6110 Bluestone Rd., Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111.
Music at Noon at Centennial Olympic Park
Who’s Performing: Enjoy lunch and live music performed by local artists – everything from pop and R&B to classic jazz. Sign up for the Music at Noon weekly email to receive show information and concert updates. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct.
Tune Info: Concerts from noon-1 p.m., 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta. 404-223-4412.
Wednesday Wind Down at Centennial Olympic Park
Who’s Performing: Concert series includes jazz, R&B and blues performed by local and national touring acts. Wednesdays through Sept.
Tune Info: Concerts from 5:30-8 p.m., 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta. 404-223-4412. $5.
Wednesday Wind Down in Douglasville
Who’s Performing: Concert series with various types of jazz and blues music. Bring lawn chairs and picnics. Wednesdays, June -Aug.
Tune Info: Concerts at 7 p.m. O’Neal Plaza, 6695 Church St., Douglasville. 770-947-5920.
Brown Bag Concert Series at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
Who’s Performing: Various artists perform free music on the lawn of the Historic Gwinnett Courthouse. June 8 and July 13.
Tune Info: Concerts 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Includes crafts and face painting. Pack a lunch and bring a picnic blanket. 185 East Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-822-5450.
Glover Park Concert Series
Who’s Performing: The Neons, June 26; Mike Veal Band, July 31; Electric Avenue, Aug 28; Grapevine, Sept 25.
Tune Info: Concerts begin at 8 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up after 4 p.m. Picnics permitted, but no tarps or tents. Personal tables may be set up after 6 p.m. in the street on North Park Square. Glover Park, 50 Park Sq., Marietta. 770-794-5601.
Norcross Concerts in the Park
Who’s Performing: GLOW, June 5; American Flyer, June 19; Complete Desire, July 17; Walrus, July 31 ; 7 Bridges, August 14; Concerts from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tune Info: Concerts in Thrasher Park unless noted. Picnic dinners permitted. Thrasher Park: Buchanan St. and Park Dr., Norcross. Skin Alley: downtown Norcross. Lillian Webb Park: 31 College St. NW, Norcross. 678-421-2000.
Summer Concert Series at the Village Green in Smyrna
Who’s Performing: Open-air concert series features a wide array of talent from R&B, rock and soul. Concerts on June 7 and July 12. Various artists. Concerts begin at 7 p.m.
Tune Info: Bring friends, chairs and blankets. 200 Village Green Circle. Smyrna. 770-434-6600.
Lawrenceville's Summer Concerts
Who's Performing: Bring chairs or blankets, pack a picnic dinner, then enjoy the short 1-block walk down to the Lawn before the music begins. Last Friday of each month through Sept. Concerts at 7 p.m.
Tune Info: Lawrenceville Lawn 210 Luckie St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-2639.