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Live Music and Performances On Stage for Midtown Festival of the Arts Sept. 25-26
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ATLANTA – Live music is a centerpiece of the Midtown Festival of the Arts. The inaugural event taking place Sept. 25 and 26 features three outdoor stages and performances at a beautiful and historic Midtown neighborhood church.

                Headline bands include Raleigh’s popular “jangle-pop outfit” The Connells in a rare performance on the Main Stage Saturday evening, with first-of-their-genre ’80s tribute band The Breakfast Club set to rock the Festival’s Main Stage on Sunday evening. The festival music lineup also includes rock’n’roll, country, funk, soul, R&B, international, zydeco, blues, Broadway show tunes and other genres.

                A detailed music and live event schedule including performance times (subject to change) is available online at www.MidtownFestivalofTheArts.org.

As of Sept. 1, confirmed music artists for the Festival, and their stages, include:

Main Stage (Peachtree Street at Sixth Street):

  • Saturday, Sept. 25: Zydeco T (zydeco) at 10 a.m., Leslie Christian (country) at 11:15 a.m., Envie (pop/rock) at 12:15 p.m., Swami Gone Bananas (“psychedelic jam and rock”) at 1:15 p.m., Soulphonics & Ruby Velle (funk, soul, R&B) at 2:30 p.m., Main Street Exiles (Rolling Stones tribute) at 3:45 p.m., The Connells (pop and rock) at 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 26: D’Vine (internationally renowned female trio) at 11 a.m., Second Wives (rock’n’roll) at 12:15 p.m., Blair Crimmins and the Hookers (rock’n’roll, big band) at 1:30 p.m., Olde Dogs (alt-country) at 2:45 p.m., and The Breakfast Club (80s tribute) at 4:30 p.m.

Beer Garden Stage (Peachtree Street at Seventh Street):

  • Saturday, Sept. 25: The Barrow Boys (Alt-Country) at 1 p.m., The Avondale Playboys (“heartbroke rock’n’roll”) at 2:30 p.m., Scott Kelly (country, Southern rock) at 4 p.m., Half Stitched (rock) at 7 p.m., Stovall at 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 26: The Serenaders (“retrobilly”) at 1 p.m., Jeremy Ray (blues, punk, rock) at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Choral Stage (St. Mark United Methodist Church, Peachtree Street at Fifth Street):

 

  • Saturday and Sunday afternoons (times TBA), performances by community choruses, including the Chancel Choir from Saint Mark United Methodist Church, the Redeemer Choir from Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, the choir from North Avenue Presbyterian Church and Just Voices (Summer Singers) community choral group.

Kid Zone Stage (Margaret Mitchell House, Peachtree Street at Tenth Street):

  • Saturday, Sept. 25: Tip Tap Two Dancers (improv tap) at 1 p.m., Hayiya Percussion Dance Ensemble at 2 p.m., Eclectic Music School (student performers) at 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 26: Micah Turpeau (singer) at 11 a.m., Fox Theatre Rising Stars (teen performances from musicals such as “Cabaret” and “Chicago”) at noon, Endless Energy at 1:30 p.m., and THIRT33N (youth musical group, four performers age nine to 17) at 3 p.m.

For updated Festival concert, live performance and other entertainment options for the two-day event, visit www.MidtownFestivalofTheArts.org.

About the Festival Organization 

Midtown Festival of the Arts, Inc., is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to producing an annual neighborhood arts festival. The organization aims to foster a sense of community and identity, and to support Midtown advocacy groups and safety initiatives. The festival is a volunteer-run event produced Midtown Festival of the Arts Inc. More details are available online at www.MidtownFestivalOfTheArts.org. The Midtown Festival of the Arts will include artistic creations from more than 100 artists from a national field of candidates selected by a respected jury of prominent artists. Works displayed will represent a broad array of art media including painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, leather, metal, mixed media, woodworking and folk/outsider art.

The Midtown Festival of the Arts enjoys wide corporate support, with presenting sponsor Audi; official sponsors Loews Atlanta Hotel, Terrapin and The Coca-Cola Company; commemorative partner Unibind; zero waste zone sponsor Waste Industries; cultural alliance sponsor the Margaret Mitchell House; platinum sponsors Absolut, Emory Healthcare/Emory University Hospital Midtown, ECO Orchards, Fifth Group Restaurants, Gas South, Grady and Herradura; gold sponsors Cook’s Warehouse, exhale, Folio Wine, Little Azio, Jamestown Properties, Primrose School of Midtown, RBC Bank, Room and Board, TLC Rents and the Woodruff Arts Center; silver sponsors 2cre8, Cousins Properties, Georgia Power, Hudson Grill and Vertigo Graphic; bronze sponsors Ackerman & Company, Community One, Patti Ellis and Adam Ellis – Atlanta Fine Homes, Morris & Raper, Noodle Restaurant, North Highland, Orange Concierge, Residence Inn Marriott, Robin’s Resumes, Taco Mac, Ticket Alternative, 12th & Midtown, and Vantage Card Services; community level sponsors Colony House, Cornerstone Properties, 805 Peachtree Condos, Metropolis, Peachtree Lofts, Spire Midtown and Viewpoint; media sponsors Atlanta INtown, Atlanta’s Finest Dining, NewsTalk 1160 WCFO-AM Radio, AM1690 WTLB Radio-The Voice of the Arts, Carma Productions, Comcast, Creative Loafing, 92.9 Dave FM, Georgia Voice, INsite Atlanta, Marquee, Museums & Galleries, Peachtree Papers, 360i and The Piedmont Review. MARTA is the festival’s transportation partner.

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