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Imagine Festival @ Atlanta Motor Speedway, September 22-24

(Hampton, GA) Imagine Music Festival (IMF) is an electronic dance music festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Voted Top 30 festival in the world by Fest300, and Top Ten Emerging Music Festivals by USA Today, the festival features multiple stages hosting the world’s top electronic musicians, DJ’s and bands along with captivating cirque style acts & performances.

When Imagine Music Festival arrives, the event will transport festival-goers to an immersive aquatic fairytale featuring multiple magnificent stages with world-class sound and lighting production.  Wander through fantastic atmospheres filled with mind-bending circus performers, mermaids, sea creatures, art installations, vendors and more, creating an unforgettable 360-degree experience.

http://www.imaginefestival.com/#


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The Magpie Salute @ Buckhead Theatre, August 18

(Atlanta, GA) From The Black Crowes to The Magpie Salute: The Art of Transcendence

Rich Robinson, co-founding member of the The Black Crowes, where he shined in his role as primary writer, guitarist, and vocalist, brings together two key former Black Crowes bandmates, guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, as well as members of his own band, drummer Joe Magistro, and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. In addition, Rich has pulled together a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White, and two additional background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen

Embraced by music fans as soon as show dates were announced in October 2016, the band instantly sold out its first performance scheduled for January 19, 2017 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. Driven by popular demand, three more dates were scheduled, each of which sold out within minutes! Responding to fan interest, Rich notes, “it’s been a better welcome than we could have hoped for. We are humbled by the outpouring of support. It feels powerful.”

Marc Ford underscored Rich’s comments, noting the fan’s enthusiasm about The Magpie Salute. “The fans seems to be very excited. I’m just starting to see how much this music means to people”. Building on this excitement, The Magpie Salute, will look past these shows for a possibility of more touring.

The Magpie Salute marks the reunion of the Robinson and Ford guitar team which ended back in 1997 when Ford left The Black Crowes. Reflecting on his past, Rich stated, “I feel Marc and I have a deep musical connection… As I get older, I realize what a gift it is to play with people with whom you share that language of music.” Reiterating Rich’s point about musical rapport, Marc added, “it’s one of those things that was there before we met. Musically, we were already family.”

Asked about The Magpie Salute’s artistic vision and musical approach, Rich stated, ” I, and everyone involved, love playing music. Not only on our own, in The Crowes and in my band, but playing music in general. We want to make music again together with a fresh perspective. To present this music I wrote in a different light with these amazing players is going to be really special to me.” To create this new sound, Rich and his ensemble have called upon their collective influences, from R&B, country and spirituals, to artists such as Sly Stone, Neil Young, and The Small Faces – a vast musical landscape which, at its core, is pure Rock n Roll. “It’s also deeper than that”, Rich goes on to say. “It’s freedom, it’s love, it’s loss, it’s pure joy. It’s misery, it’s simultaneously arrogance and vulnerability. It is life.”

Rich explains how the band members’ past experiences connect to the band’s moniker, The Magpie Salute. The term references a British superstition about the imperative to salute a Magpie anytime you see one in order to ward off negativity, or to have a good day; it is like saying, I am unarmed or I come in peace. Rich says, “The magpie falls within the crow umbrella of species, figuratively and literally. Magpies can be black and white, which for me represents the dark and the light. “The way to salute a magpie, is to say Good Morning Captain. I felt this had too many coincidences to ignore. He adds, “This touches on many aspects of my life and experiences.”

The band’s genesis began in Woodstock, New York, at Applehead Studios where Rich had recorded his last three albums. Sven had been playing with him on his current tour and Rich thought it might be a bit of fun to invite Marc, as well as Eddie Harsch from the original Crowes lineup, to join. “It turned out to be a cool, cathartic and inspirational experience for all of us. We had a strong musical connection from that band”, said Rich. The fact that the former Crowes members had traveled the world together and shared a life’s worth of family experiences drew them back to one another. They found themselves bonded, Rich states, “by a lot of far out experiences, performing with our heroes, emotional ups and downs, all wrapped up in a very unique life experience, which is the thread that has always kept the connection together.” Eddie will be sorely missed from the new band’s lineup: he passed away in November of 2016, but he too was a part of the energy that lead to The Magpie Salute. Speaking on his connection with Eddie, both musically and emotionally, Rich said, “It’s a very intimate and abstract way to communicate, but when you have that with someone it is a true creative gift. Eddie was a brilliant musician. He was funny as hell. He was a good person with a great heart. I’ll miss him dearly.”

The Magpie Salute intends to perform the songs and the unique improvisational flights that characterized The Black Crowes body of work. Marc said, “That’s what we do when we get together.” He adds that the vocals will obviously be different, but that in turn will lead to a huge range of possibility and other places to go with different singers. “The bottom line for me,” say Marc, “is that we love playing together; we have respect for what we have done together and for all the people who want to hear it.”

According to Rich, the set list for the upcoming NYC performances will vary from show to show, keeping the music fresh for the musicians and the audience. “We will continue in the long line of digging deep into my old Crowes’ catalogue, some great covers, some we’ve done before, some we have never played, songs from my solo records and some of Marc’s songs off of his new record.” Marc believes that this variety in set list “keeps everything interesting to us” and asks, “If we weren’t into it, how could the listeners be?”

Clearly, The Magpie Salute intends to mix it up, breathing new life into musical bonds, rooted in tradition and the universal language of Rock and Roll.

Buck Redclay

http://www.thebuckheadtheatre.com/index.php/upcoming_shows/the_magpie_salute_2017/


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Chris Botti @ Atlanta Symphony Hall, June 23

(Atlanta, GA) Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE welcomes Chris Botti back to Symphony Hall for a special performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster and the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office.

For over two decades, multi Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries.

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2016-2017/Chris-Botti


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2017 Atlanta Moon Ride @ Piedmont Park, June 9

(Atlanta, GA)  Thank you to all the riders that have participated in our ride over the past 5 years! We’re excited to introduce exciting new elements to this years event and a new route.

This event is open to anyone who wants to hit the streets, whether you’ve got a street bike, a mountain bike, a wheel chair or a good ole cruiser. Bring the family! This is a fun ride, and is appropriate for any skill level so come ride with us!

When: Friday June 9th 2017

  • Festival Pre-Party is from 7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • The ride starts at 11:00pm

Where: Piedmont Park

http://atlantamoonride.com/

 

 

 


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The Masquerade: Upcoming Shows

(Atlanta, GA) Tigers Jaw, Morbid Angel, Bayside & Say Anything, Icon For Hire, WRAS Fest, Starlito $ Don Trip, Doyle, Lost Stars, Tuxedo, OTEP, and a lot more….

http://www.masqueradeatlanta.com/


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A Performance in the Park @ Piedmont Park, June 15

(Atlanta, GA) Free Live Orchestral Concert in Piedmont Park

Led by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Joseph Young, this year’s concert will follow a “Song and Dance” theme, featuring David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor, a special performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto featuring Principal Trumpet Stuart Stephenson and more. The Orchestra will close out the performance with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

The Orchestra’s history at Piedmont Park dates back to the first performances in 1976 led by conductor Robert Shaw. Over the years, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has performed more than 100 concerts in the park, delighting audiences with free live symphonic music.

Admission is FREE to the general public and no tickets are required.

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2017-2018/Piedmont-Park-Performance


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Cirque Du Soleil presents Luzia @ Atlantic Station, September 14 – October 15

(Atlanta, GA) Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico. Experience a wondrous world that inspires you to explore your senses, enveloped in light and nurtured by rain.

Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil’s production LUZIA features original music written by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier. The LUZIA album takes Carpentier’s original music written for a live acoustic setting and passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective’s Bostich + Fussible, infused with brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds.

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/atlanta/luzia/buy-tickets


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The Bowery Presents: South – Upcoming Shows

(Atlanta, GA) Visit http://www.bowerysouth.com/ for a complete listing of all upcoming shows and then buy your tickets to check out some great music.


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Candler Park Music & Food Festival @ Candler Park, June 2 & 3

(Atlanta, GA) From the AJC.com:  The Candler Park Music & Food Festival returns June 2-3 with a weekend of music featuring Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Lake Street Dive, Matisyahu, The Motet and others.

The festival, which began eight years ago, has “grown to be a truly relevant Atlanta affair,” said Josh Antenucci, festival producer and Rival Entertainment partner.

Along with the musical lineup, the event will offer more than 20 food trucks and local restaurant vendors, adult field games by Atlanta Sport & Social Club and the Terrapin Draft Lounge offering a selection of rare Terrapin brews. On June 3, a morning 5k race will benefit Atlanta ContactPoint.

Tickets for the all-ages fest are $25 for general admission and $80 for VIP and can be purchased at http://www.candlerparkmusicfestival.com. Children under 12, accompanied by an adult ticketholder, do not require tickets.

A portion of festival proceeds will benefit City of Atlanta parks and Candler Park community organizations. Last year, according to Antenucci, the event’s philanthropy fund topped $28,000.

For more information and the full lineup, visit www.candlerparkmusicfestival.com.

 


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Chris Brown The Party Tour @ Philips Arena, May 2

(Atlanta, GA) Chris Brown
Lineup:Chris Brown: The Party TourChris BrownO.T. GenasisFabolousKap G
May 02, 2017 Tue 7:30 PM EDT
Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

https://www.livenation.com/events/649876-may-2-2017-chris-brown