May 5th and 6th – FREE outdoor festival in Avondale Estates, GA! Great local bands, wonderful Southern based artists, good beer, huge selection of food vendors and fun for all!
Saturday May 5th:
|Tone Star – A rock & roll band from Atlanta, GA, Bob and Dave have been playing together since they first met back in art school and formed a cover band. Tone Star performs an updated version of a 4-hour dance til you drop show.
|High Strung String Band – Sometime around 2009, in Athens, GA a handful of like-minded guys with string instruments started playing together. Building a repertoire that mixes folk-grass originals with traditional numbers, the band has started to gain a reputation for delivering a high-energy show that gets people moving.|
|Wasted Potential – A new orleans style brass band guaranteed to get you dancing in the streets.
|AM Gold – Real, authentic, honest rock and roll. Heartfelt songs about love, life and light being sung and played by real musicians.|
|The Dirty Knockouts
Thundering bass lines. Raunchy guitar. Pounding drums. Motley Crue / Blondie vocal attack. Forged in Avondale Estates comes this Rock machine!!!!
|Smokey’s Farmland Band – Smokey’s Farmland Band’s music is a great mixture of their favorite musical influences: bluegrass, funk, rock, reggae, Cajun, gypsy jazz, and progressive jams. While they enjoy venturing outside the realm of the traditional, they still respect the roots of bluegrass, and retain the energy and twang of mountain music.|
|Heather Luttrell – For nearly a decade now, Heather has dedicated her life to sowing her music among the masses, cultivating a dedicated following from the ground up. Heather has thrown herself headlong into touring in support of her studio EP, Pomegranate, and another full length live recording, Live From the Kirkwood Public House.|
|The Young Antiques – After releasing their first full length album in 2000 and second in 2003 followed by constant touring, wild partying and a lengthy hiatus, The Young Antiques, Atlanta’s consummate power pop trio are now working on their fourth full length album.|
|The El Caminos – Punk meets Rock ‘N Roll – Kiss, The Ramones, Iggy and The Stooges, AC/DC put ‘em together and you have The El Caminos. High Voltage Rock!!! Fist Pumping!!! Just released their new record “Get To The Top”|
|The Biters have brazenly resurrected 70’s rock swagger with their delinquent twin guitar attack. Front man Tuk and Matt Gabs have crafted rebellious love songs by mixing 60’s garage harmonies with punk rock’s punch for fans who aren’t ashamed to still spin girl group 45’s.|
Sunday May 6
|Green Bracelet – Female fronted original rock/classic rock cover band in Atlanta area.|
|Jackwagon -Jackwagon is a power trio from the Decatur area. Formed in 2010, they play a grungy, blues-based mix of knuckle-draggin’ rock ‘n’ roll.|
|My Homework Ate My Dog – Don’t let their ages fool you — these very talented, energetic 13-year-olds belt out classic rock and new alternative with the style and skill you’d expect from twice their age. My Homework Ate My Dog is a 5-piece Atlanta group that have performed in a variety of places.|
|Donnie Picou – Donnie is the founder, bandleader and songwriter for Louisiana rock band Bas Clas. On April 26th the band played Festival International de Louisiane and celebrated the release of their new CD “Big Oak Tree”. Picou’s song writing combines a keen eye for observation, a rich sense of irony, and a sly (sometimes wicked) sense of humor and his songs have been described as being “powerfully real and emotively potent”. The result is rock/folk music seasoned with gumbo spices. For Art-B-Que Donnie will play a set of his original material accompanied by drummer Brian Lowe of the Imperial Opa Circus band.
|Joe McGuinness & Oliver Wood – Joseph McGuinness is an Atlanta based folk blues musician. His incredible talent for fingerpicking and slide guitar work combined with his powerful soul-filled vocals and unique overall style, make for an amazing listening experience Oliver Wood is half of the Wood brothers, a local musician who once played second guitar to Tinsley Ellis and founder of King Johnson.|
|The Joy Kills – Fusing punk ethos with dirty blues licks, The Joy Kills sound like your favorite band’s favorite band. By combining bits of dashing glamour and trashy lyrics they’ve managed to create a solid three-track demo and, within only months, have already rocked the stages of some of the best venues in the Atlanta area.|
|Pelvis Breastlies – An all female Elvis tribute band.|
Christy Murray and Jason Bogart
John W. Fesken
Full Circle Trade
|Riddle, Johnny||Morris, Gary||De Stephano, Dante|
|Peera, Haseena||Hays, Dirk||Woods, Robin F|
|Henson, Charlie||Darling, Gwen||Morton, Richard|
|Casey, Rebecca||Reeder, Lynn||Fryar, Gwen|
|Blackmore, Laurie C||Grantham, Russell||Martin, Julie|
|Murray, Christy||Strange, Eric B||Plunkard, Dennis|
|Sigl, Shannon||Elsey, Lindsey||Callaway, Lou|
|Weathersby, Adam||Hornsby, Jay||Hernandez, George|
|Ruttan, Lore||Fey, Hannah||Jacobs, Paul|