What better way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer than to head outdoors. Throughout DeKalb County, several venues turn simple outdoor spaces into places for people to gather, relax and listen to good music. Yes, music will be in the air from spring through summer and at some venues into fall. Here’s a sampling of places that have a lineup of entertainment planned:
Oakhurst Jazz Nights
All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. and are free. The location is the law in front of The Solarium at 321 W. Hill St., Decatur. In case of rain, the concert will move inside the Solarium. In case of rain, the concert will move inside the Solarium. The lineup includes:
April 13 – Matt Wauchope Trio
April 20 – Faith Carmichael Quartet
April 27 – Bonaventure Quartet
For more information, go to www.oakhurstjazznights.com.
Music in the Garden
“Music events happen at Woodlands Garden throughout the year in a screened pavilion with seating for about 40 people. There’s a ceiling fan for warmer days, and the pavilion’s roof and wide eaves provide good protection from rain,” states the venue’s website. “We light a fire in the fireplace if there is a chill in the air.”
Performances are free to the public and take place rain or shine. Sunday Music in the Garden Concert Series takes place between 2 and 4 p.m. “Our performers are mostly local musicians who may be selling their CDs or have a tip jar. They are donating their time and talents, so if you can, be generous to them.”
The 2017 schedule includes:
April 30 – Ukulele Society of Decatur
May 7 – Rosin Sisters
May 21 – Just Be Cause
June 12 – Tucker Station String Band
June 25 – Radio Ramblerss
July 30 – Garden Fresh Pickers
Aug. 27 – Mockingbird’s Wings
Sept. 24 – Blackfoot Daisy
Woodland Gardens is located at 932 Scott Boulevard in Decatur. Contact information is (404) 373-222 and website is http://www.woodlandsgarden.org/music-in-the-garden/
Blue Sky Concerts
Blue Sky Concerts are scheduled for Wednesdays at noon in May and September, and take place on the square in downtown Decatur. There’s also Concerts on the Square on Saturday nights in May and September.
Dates for May: 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Dates for September: 6, 13, 20 and 27. The entertainment lineup is not currently available. Check back at http://decaturdba.com/events/blue-sky-concerts/ for updated information.
Chamblee Summer Concert Series
Chamblee’s Keswick Park will be home to four nights of live music beginning May 6. Organizers suggest music lovers bring blankets and lawn chairs or reserve a VIP table. Other concert dates are June 2, July 4 and Aug. 4. Keswick Park is located at 3496 Keswick Drive.
For full details, go to www.chambleega.com and search for the event.
A1A Let’s Get Tropical Concert
Parrot heads are advised to head to Doraville April 28 as A1A, the official Jimmy Buffett tribute band, comes to performs at a free concert in the newly-renovated Flowers Park, 5921 New Peachtree Road (across the street from the Doraville MARTA station).
The event, open to the general public, will be the final highlight to an evening celebrating the re-opening of the park and featuring Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman’s annual State of the City address. Food trucks will be on hand.
Headlining the first-ever Concert in Flowers music series, A1A is a seven-piece band complete with audio and light production.
For more information, go to doravillega.us
Dunwoody Nature Center Annual Summer Concert Series
Night music returns to Dunwoody Nature Center beginning in May with up-and-coming bands jamming in the meadow starting at 7 p.m.
Bring chairs, blankets and picnic dinner. A rotating selection of craft beers chosen for the night by Moondog Growlers will be available. Concerts are free to members, $5 for non-member adults, $3 for students, and free for children 3 and under.
Scheduled to perform are:
May 6Pony League
May 20Lexi Street
June 17High Beams
July 15Thin Ice
Dunwoody Nature Center is located at 5343 Roberts Drive in Dunwoody.
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