Football, cool jazz, music festival mayhem and grown men dressed as Power Rangers parading down Peachtree—yep, it’s fall in Atlanta. We love this time of year, as it brings a diverse array of events to town. Here are our picks for the best events in Atlanta this season!
The Don’t-Miss Events from Alan, our Owner and CEO:
Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul – Sunday, Sept. 4, at Chastain Amphitheater
Hometown heroes Collective Soul hit the road with the Goo Goo Dolls this summer. They’re on the last leg of their tour this weekend, so be sure to catch them now. Tribe Society opens. Find tickets here.
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, UNC vs. UGA – Saturday, Sept. 3, at The Georgia Dome
Are you ready for some football? We sure are! The South’s favorite Saturday pastime kicks off with an ACC-SEC matchup that’s sure to raise the roof at the Dome. Tickets are sold out, but you can catch the game on TV or online, or check out the other events at the Kickoff site here.
Friday Jazz featuring Kevin Scott – Friday, Sept. 16, at The High Museum of Art
Every third Friday, the High features music, drinks and art in the Atrium. In September, the go-to bassist for a variety of genres will bring his sound to town. The event is free with half-price museum admission. Find out more here.
Amos Lee – Friday, Sept. 23, at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
This singer-songwriter is on the rise. His latest single, “Vaporize,” has been released at all digital retailers. This is the first release from his forthcoming sixth full-length album and debut for John Varvatos Records/Republic Records. Great keyboards and a silky, soulful delivery have earned him acclaim from the New York Times and appearances on Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimble, and other shows. Find out more and purchase tickets here
Fall Event picks from Chris, our Operations Manager:
DragonCon – Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5 at Downtown Atlanta
It’s become an Atlanta tradition to have your picture taken with one of the many costumed characters roaming the streets during the “largest multi-media pop culture convention in the universe.” Be sure not to miss the parade on Peachtree Street Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Find out more here.
Music Midtown – Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 at Piedmont Park
The Killers, Beck, the Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, and many, many more artists will be part of the diverse lineup at Piedmont Park. Ride the Ferris wheel and nosh on Atlanta’s favorite bites between acts that cover four stages. Get tickets here.
The Braves last home stand – Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Sunday. Oct. 2 at Turner Field
Root for the home team and say farewell to “The Ted” as we know it. The Braves finish their season against the Detroit Tigers in this home stand, and well, there’s always next year. Get your tickets and more information here.
NFL Season Kickoff – Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Georgia Dome
On the other hand, it’s a new day for the Atlanta Falcons as they start their season against their division rivals, the Bucs. They’ve been plagued by injuries in the pre-season, but hopefully Julio Jones will heal and Matt Ryan will find his stride. Get more news and tickets here.