Due to public health and safety precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Green Live 2020 free music series will delay presenting its events.
All shows scheduled for April and May are canceled. The City will evaluate June events over the next few weeks.
City Green Live is a free concert series on the City Green on select Friday nights throughout the spring and summer. It's an ideal way to wind down the week and kick off the weekend. Featuring a variety of music genres, City Green features nationally known artists along with local favorites.
City Green Live's 2020 lineup:
Drivin N Cryin – Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Atlanta-based folk-rock act, Drivin N Cryin recently released their ninth studio album, Live the Love Beautiful. Known for their blistering live shows, and a large fanbase, Drivin N Cryin will kick off the City Green Live series this year. The Bitteroots, an all-original rock band that calls on blues and roots influences, opens the night's program.
A.J. Ghent & Aztec Sun - - A.J. Ghent and his singing guitar, a steel guitar he stands to play, creates a style fusing blues, funk, rock, and pop, mashing it into a genre he likes to call NEO BLUES. Joining the stage, Aztec Sun, a Washington D.C. based ensemble that produces an upbeat and retro groove steeped in 70’s funk and soul with overtones of jazz, afrobeat, and midtown-era pop.
Cha Wa - New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city's street culture. The band is described as "a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist." Internationally known, world-class slide guitarist Danny "Mudcat" Dudeck is the opening act.
Old Salt Union - Coming from varied musical backgrounds, Old Salt Union's collective melting pot of styles and musical vocabularies informs their fresh approach to modern string band music. It has helped to carve a unique niche for this Belleville, Illinois roots outfit. Atlanta Bluegrass band, High Lonesome will open the show.
Uptown Funk –Don't believe us, watch – 'cause Uptown Funk's gonna give it to ya! You won't want to miss this Bruno Mars cover that will have the whole family dancing! Award-winning Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist, Wesley Cook is the opening act.
Maggie Rose – The exceptionally versatile singer-songwriter Maggie Rose released her highly anticipated album, Change the Whole Thing, in September 2018. The album was named by Rolling Stone as one of the "Best Albums of 2018," and Rolling Stone also named her in their list of 20 Must-See Acts. Stamped with her affinity for finely-crafted melodies and intricate storytelling, Maggie Rose encompasses a blend of American music melding Rock, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Country, and Gospel. Country singer, songwriter Bailey Ingle is the opening act.
Interstellar Echoes – Pink Floyd cover - The Southeast's premier Pink Floyd Tribute band, Interstellar Echoes pride themselves on accurately reproducing the legendary catalog of Pink Floyd. Combining the sounds, sights, and lore of this global music icon, Interstellar Echoes goes to great lengths to provide a meticulously researched, fully immersive live experience consisting of classic staples, as well as deep cuts that will please even the most diehard Pink Floyd fan.
Randall Bramblett - Georgia, born multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett, may be known as Southern Rock Royalty for playing on stage with rock heroes like Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Steve Winwood, and Widespread Panic. Respected for his songwriting - Bramblett penned the title track for the Grammy-nominated Blind Boys of Alabama's new album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Bettye LaVette and more. But it's Bramblett's own career as frontman, creating 11 albums, where his artistry is in full display. Andy Johnson opens the show.
Tribute- A Celebration of the Allman Brothers - Since its founding in 2013, the Atlanta-based TRIBUTE has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the '60s and '70s come alive again.
Yankton – Tom Yankton and his band return to City Springs to close out this year's City Green Live series. With a blend of country, gospel, and rock backgrounds and influenced by artists ranging from Merle Haggard to Motley Crue. Having worked with artists and bands from Rascal Flatts to Alabama, Yankton brings it all to the table for some eclectic original country music along with an epically entertaining stage show. Singer songwriter Vanessa Graniero opens.
Music lovers can get into the summer feel today, downloading the City Green Live 2020 playlist on Spotify (spr.gs/cgl2020).
A limited number of tables will be on sale for each concert. The cost is $90 for a table seating six and $60 for a table seating four. Tables can be purchased beginning March 6, 2020, at www.citysprings.com.
City Green Live is sponsored in part by the Sandy Springs Arts Foundation (ssarts.org).