Local venues prepping for spring/summer concerts

With fingers crossed that record-low temperatures are over and spring warmth is finally here, event organizers are rolling out their lineups of local spring and summer concerts, most taking place outdoors.

The landscaped grounds of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center are the site for Callanwolde Spring Concert Series.

“The Callanwolde Amphitheater provides an intimate atmosphere to spend time with friends, unwind, and experience an evening of live music surrounded by the natural beauty of the Callanwolde Estate,” states Callanwolde’s website. “Guests are invited to bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic dinner with drinks.”

The series kicked off March 31 with Certainly So and continued on April 14 with Dwayne Shivers. The remainder of the schedule is:

• April 28 Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics
• May 12 Luke Winslow-King
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15 for lawn seating. VIP tables are also available. Tickets can be obtained by going to Eventbrite.com and searching for the event.
Callanwolde is located at 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta.

Woodlands Garden in Decatur is again hosting its free Music in the Garden beginning in late April in the venue’s pavilion from 2 to 4 p.m. Scheduled to perform are:
• April 30: Harm’s Way
• May 21: Two Duos: The Hills & the Holler (Monica Arrington and Stacey Cargal) and Jerry Brunner and Cyndi Craven
• June 4: Perennial Favorites Bluegrass Band
• June 11: Blackfoot Daisy
Woodlands Garden is located at 932 Scott Boulevard, Decatur.

Lithonia City Park and Amphitheater will feature Trucks and Tune from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 27. The free event bring together music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and “family friendly activities.”

Also, the Lithonia park and amphitheater is the venue for Groovin’ on the Green May 13, June 3 and July 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. The May event is described as “jazzy and RnB.” For the June 3 concert the Original Lakeside Band and Confunkshun are scheduled. Violinist Ken Ford and Syleena Johnson are slated for the July 22 concert. Tickets start at $20.23. Go to allevents.com or Eventbrite for more information.

The park is located at 2515 Park Drive, Lithonia.

Summer may be weeks away but it’s not too early to note that Chamblee Summer Concert Series is scheduled for June and August.

June 2, July 4 and Aug. 4 are the dates for this year’s events. The June and August concerts will be held at Chamblee’s new city hall, 3518 Broad St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks are expected. Keswick Park is the site of the Fourth of July concert with a 5 p.m. bike parade and music starting at 6 p.m. The lineup of performers was not available as of press time. The park is located at 3496 Keswick Drive in Chamblee.

Groovin’ on the Green in Dunwoody is a concert series with a long run, beginning in June and running through October. Held at the Brook Run Park amphitheater, all concerts begin at 6 p.m., and include food and drink concessions.

Concerts are:
• June 10: Series opener with Satellite Boulevard Band
• July 8: Corporate Therapy and a special Dunwoody Music student showcase
• Aug. 12: Back to School Bash with Deep Velvet
• Sept. 9: Singer Songwriter Showcase with Kate and Corey, Highbeams, and Run Katie Run
• Oct 14: Series finale with DEPARTURE – The Journey Tribute Band
The park is located at 4770 N. Peachtree Road in Dunwoody.

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