As we adjust to this new normal under self-quarantine, a number of local musical institutions are taking the show online to share some sanity-saving tunes during these trying times.
With venues and bars with their doors closed across the country, there are still plenty of things you can watch from the safety of your couch, bed, or kitchen counter thanks to the creative outreach of Alpharetta’s most beloved venues with livestreaming capabilities via YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Whether you’re in the mood for folk vibes, mesmerizing jazz melodies, or soul-stirring R&B, these Alpharetta venues deliver big with on-demand musical entertainment:
Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL winner and fave date night location The Velvet Note hasn’t let its ultra-cool energy go. In fact, every weekend you can still discover jazzy rhythms on their storied stage, live from the comfort of your home! The bellow of a cello, the sensuous growl of the piano, and the resonating thump of the piano are alive and well at this smooth jazz institution. Pour yourself a glass of Pinot Noir, slip into something cozy, turn the lights down low, and allow yourself to be enveloped by slick syncopations simply by visiting The Velvet Note’s YouTube or Facebook pages.
Home By Dark are the minds and instruments behind our beloved Home By Dark Summer Concert Series at Brooke Street Park. Since 2007, Home By Dark has been revolutionizing the way audiences experience original music with a singular purpose in mind: To demonstrate how music can change your life. Home By Dark has always operated in the name of love for live music, and even though the way live music is delivered has shifted, the passion for performance rages on. In order to keep the singer-songwriter magic dancing into our subconsciousness, the famed concert series has launched Home By Dark Radio, a collection of these life-changing live acts waiting for you to crank the volume up and press play. To watch these sweet serenades, be sure to check out their assortment of concert recordings on the Home By Dark YouTube Channel.
If you find yourself longing for the allure of date night at your favorite steakhouse, you can take solace in the knowledge that Cabernet Steakhouse allows you to recreate a romantic evening for two thanks to a beautifully appointed COVID-19 To-Go Menu (complete with wine pairings that are oh-so-necessary!) meticulously curated by Executive Chef Richard Holley and resident wine connoisseur Jason Zaleski. And nothing complements the decadence of a gourmet steak dinner like the thrum of soothing rhythm and blues from local icon and Cabernet Steakhouse staple artist Raynard Gibson. His performances are available to accompany your divine dinner thanks to the wonders of Facebook and Instagram Live.
The world looks different from our current view, but Alpharetta’s best local venues are anything but silent! Stay safe, wash your hands, and keep supporting our city by tuning into these incredible performances. For delicious lunches, dinners, and desserts, check Awesome Alpharetta’s Instagram for take page for tasty take-out and delivery options.