When warm temps start to roll in, something inside us yearns to get out and enjoy the weather with friends. Located approximately 20 miles north of Atlanta lies the city of Alpharetta. This trendy ‘burb has some of the best restaurants, shopping and activities Georgia has to offer. Nestled between the mountains and cityscape, it’s not hard to see what sets Alpharetta apart as a must-visit destination, but it’s even easier to hear why. From big-name artists like Tim McGraw and Dave Matthews Band to local up-and-coming artists in intimate music venues, Alpharetta, Georgia offers a list of rockin’ line-ups you’d hate to miss.
To help plan your concert-hopping adventure, we’ve gathered the top 5 venues and live music experiences in Alpharetta you should add to your bucket list.
Music Match Ups
From March to December, experience more than 35+ concerts thanks to the Alpharetta Music Match-Up series. This series connects local, rising artists with the best bars, restaurants and venues in Alpharetta to offer you dinner and a show. Fill up on local eats while you tune into live performances by Georgia Red Clay, Sailing to Denver, Vanessa Graniero and many more. Check out the full lineup here.
Matilda’s Music Under the Pines
Grab a table for the group, prepare a potluck dinner, and get ready to experience the fabulously funky Southern charm of Matilda’s Music Under the Pines. This open-air venue is nestled under the stars and allows concert go-ers to hear what a real porch jam session truly sounds like. Be prepared to bring the accoutrements to decorate your own table. Some shows even include a table décorating contest and the competition is fierce! Whether you like country, rock ‘n’ roll, folk or jazz, this eclectic venue has something for everyone. The summer schedule kicks off in May, so secure your tickets in advance for local music magic in Alpharetta.
Brooke Street Park
Saturday nights set the perfect stage for Home by Dark’s Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series. Located in Downtown Alpharetta, just behind City Hall, Brooke Street Park is the ideal outdoor venue to spend time at this summer. With ten incredible shows sprinkled throughout the summer months, all you need is a blanket, a picnic basket and your favorite people to enjoy a night of stories, songs and sunsets. And did we mention these shows are free?!
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
As the largest venue in Alpharetta, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre comes alive in summer, welcoming billboard-charting artists all season long. With a mixture of covered seating and an open-air lawn, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre ties together a large venue atmosphere in a charming park-like setting. From glitter-throwers like Ke$ha to country music stars like Brad Paisley, there is something for every music at this venue.
The Velvet Note
With a name like that, one can only expect something smooth. Voted Georgia’s #1 jazz club, The Velvet Note is located right in Alpharetta. This intimate venue brings together good food and better tunes in a comfortable, living room setting. Every Thursday night they host a open mic jam session, so test your abilities as a performer or sit in a seat and catch a show every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
While you’re here, stay awhile! With top-notch dining, unbeatable shopping and fun for the whole family, Alpharetta, Georgia makes for an awesome getaway. To learn more about where to stay, eat and play while you’re here, follow us on Instagram at @awesomealpharetta.