With music legends like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers, Gladys Knight, James Brown, Little Richard and so many more being from Georgia, Atlanta is certain to be home to some live music hot spots! With a variety of venues with an even wider variety of local acts and the ones visiting on tour, there’s plenty to do, see and hear all week long! No matter your favorite genre or preferred scene, Atlanta has a home for you. Let’s take a look at some of the best places Atlanta has to offer to get your groove on, headbang, throw your hands in the air, mosh, or whatever your jam is!
1.) Cadence Bank Amphitheater
This Live Nation outdoor amphitheater venue located inside of the historic Chastain Park has hosted major talents like Elton John, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Erykah Badu. It has some of the biggest names on its schedule regularly. With a capacity just shy of 7,000 people, you have the pleasure of seeing your favorite, big-name artists in a far more intimate setting than a stadium would offer. Since this is an open concept venue, Cadence Bank Amphitheater is only open during the summer season. One of the biggest perks of an open venue? You get to enjoy your favorite tunes under the stars, whether you’re in the pit or out on the lawn! Check out the schedule for upcoming shows at Cadence Bank Amphitheater and get tickets for what’s sure to be a memorable night.
2.) Blind Willie’s Blues Club
Booze, Blues, and Cajun food, can you name a better combination? This historic joint is the oldest blues club in Atlanta, and the owners describe it as “an eternal Atlanta blues festival” with “too much soul to control.” With a full bar, a kitchen cooking up cajun cuisine and live music at least five nights a week, Blind Willie’s Blues Club is the perfect spot for seasoned jazz lovers and those ready to dive into the scene. The club is an intimate space but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of space to get up and dance! Swing into Blind Willie’s Blues Club any night of the week to enjoy the great music and Cajun comfort food.
3.) Star Community Bar
In the Little Five Points neighborhood and in the mood for live music and cheap drinks? Head over to Star Community Bar and take in some Indie music, dancing, and if you come through on a Monday, an amateur comedy night! Star Community Bar is located in a now converted former prominent bank making for an interesting venue, especially the “Grace Vault,” which is the bank’s old vault turned Elvis Presley shrine. The repurposed fortified vault contains memorabilia, a throne for the king (as one could only expect), and leftover safety deposit boxes. Not only does the entertainment come in the form of a cool venue, Star Community Bar has lots of local and touring acts rolling through and plenty of fun theme nights to keep the whole room dancing. Check out their shows, karaoke, drag nights, and get cozy with singers and songwriters in The Little Vinyl lounge. See their upcoming events and learn more on their website.
4.) Criminal Records
You’re probably wondering: what’s a record store doing on a live music venue list? Stay with us here, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Locally owned Criminal Records boasts a wide selection of new and previously loved physical media, ranging from vinyl, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and blu-rays. They even have comic books, graphic novels, toys, art, and other merchandise. They buy, sell, and trade your goods. In addition, they host meet and greets and pop-up/impromptu performances right there in the store! Acts that have come through the shop include The Pretenders, The Head & the Heart, The Raconteurs, Mumford & Sons, and Amanda Palmer, just to name a few. Want to check out what Criminal Records Atlanta has in stock and on their event calendar? Visit the their website.
5.) City Winery
Craving a high-end cultural and culinary experience? Check out City Winery for some live music in a unique, intimate space. Not only does City Winery offer a variety of live acts to enjoy and a plethora of delicious eats certain to please any foodie, they also offer fine dining experiences, food and wine classes, and private event options. Their menu has plenty of options to keep anybody well-fed and happy, and their main stage has performers from a wide list of genres guaranteed to entertain everyone in your party. If you’re interested in taking in some blues, country, pop, jazz, hip hop, rock, R&B, world music, and more, all while enjoying the finer things in life, check out City Winery’s Atlanta location.
Whether you decide to take in just one or all five of these fantastic live music spots in Atlanta, you’ll be sure to enjoy the local eats and the wide variety of talent that comes through the city! If you’re lucky enough to own property near one of these invaluable locations, be sure to get in touch with us here at PMI Perimeter to evaluate your rental. Remember; location is key, and proximity to any of these awesome venues will not only increase your tenant’s quality of life, but your property’s value as well. To take the first step in getting your free personalized rental property analysis check out our website.