Alpharetta is abuzz with the sounds of steel drums, guitars, and amazing vocals. From every corner of the city, you can find an acoustic artist crooning, a band jamming or a unique musical experience waiting for you. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the city is turning up the heat on live music and we’re here to give you the insider info.
Prepare for a season of wonderful sounds with these hoppin’ venues and events:
Rockin’ At Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
After thirteen years of hosting hit-makers in Alpharetta, this epic amphitheatre enters its concert season with the live music we have been longing for! STYX with Collective Soul, Chris Stapleton, and an all-Georgia artist line up for NewCountry 101FIVEfest with Brantley Gilbert, Lanco, Colt Ford and Lily Rose are just a few names on the musical docket this year. There’s not a bad seat in the house at this 12,000-capacity harmonious haven with impeccably manicured greenery all around and state-of-the-art jumbo screens to ensure you never miss a single second of your favorite drum solo or lead singer’s signature dance moves.
Reserve a table for the group, pack a picnic basket, grab a lawn chair 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 you to hear what a real porch jam session truly sounds like. Pack a picnic, and enjoy the show. Artists such as Shawn Mullins, Run Katie Run and Michelle Malone are just a few of the popular acts set to hit Matilida’s stage this season. Check out the full concert schedule and plan your musical outing ahead of time!
Insider tip—Matilda’s allows you to come on the day of the show to reserve your own seats or table ahead of time. Drop by early and claim your spot.
Get Jazzed at The Velvet Note
The Velvet Note is a beautifully crafted listening room where you can enjoy exceptional musical talent, outstanding food and drinks and marvel at the purest vocal and instrumental reception available to a live audience. The venue, Winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Best Jazz Venues Worldwide Award, features exciting acts like The Bill Hart International Jazz Fusion Band and A Tribute to Gladys Knight by SugarLips Shields. For tickets and other upcoming shows, check out the full schedule.
Live It Up At Avalon Nights Live
Kick back and revel in live tunes all summer long with Avalon Nights Live! Unwind after a long week with free live music in Avalon’s Plaza every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab your friends and family and get ready to enjoy musical acts that you can’t find anywhere else. Bring your own tailgate chairs and groove the night away!
Find Unique Jams with Alpharetta Music City – Live Music Match Ups
Alpharetta’s Music Match program was created to bring original musicians to local restaurants and venues to create a vibrant music scene year-round in the city. Make plans to hear singer-songwriter Jordan Barry at Smokejack BBQ on May 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. Or enjoy a slice of pizza at Minnie Olivia Pizzeria while listening to Austin Coleman on May 23 from 5 – 7 p.m. Check out the list of all the upcoming Music Match spots here.
Groove to the Music Poolside During Sunday Sounds at The Hotel at Avalon
Attend Sunday Sounds at Hotel at Avalon Pool Terrace to experience an exclusive evening of live music on Sundays in May from 5 to 7 p.m. poolside at The Hotel at Avalon. Enjoy live jazz music on The Hotel at Avalon’s open-air pool terrace on May 2, 9, 16, and 23 for performances from Jazz vocalist Karlea Lynné. Tickets are not required but attendance is limited and will be first come, first serve. Awesome drinks and bites will be available for purchase at the Magnolia Bar, located on the pool terrace. For more information, check out the event page and plan ahead for a fun Sunday Funday!
Live tunes abound in Alpharetta! In addition to these amazing concerts, local restaurants, breweries and parks around the city feature live music throughout the year. From Taffer’s Tavern (live music every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m.), Jekyll Brewing City Center, Mercantile Social, and more, you will find tunes that please while exploring the city.
Plan your musical excursion and don’t forget to book comfy accommodations to relax in style to when the music winds down. Check into one of Alpharetta’s 29 modern and upscale hotels to complete your Awesome Alpharetta experience!