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Every Music Festival in Atlanta This Summer

By Rachel George

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Megan Thee Stallion and Jacquees are just a few artists heading some of the biggest music festivals coming to Atlanta this summer. Bigger venues, bigger artists and much bigger crowds are sure to be stopping by ATL.

If you’re looking to take your summer vacation to Atlanta this year, here is a list of every music/art festival you should look forward to.

Tycoon Music Festival

June 8th

Cellaris Amphitheater

2002 Lakewood Way SW

Pull up to Cobb Pkwy tomorrow for a chance to win tickets to V-103’s Tycoon Music Festival next weekend. This concert is all about the men: Trey Songs, Kendrick Lamar, Fabolous, T.I., Dave East, Chris Brown, Casanova, Atlanta’s own Young Thug, DC Young Fly, and anyone else who doesn’t owe 50 Cent will be there

Fresh & Local ATL

June 9th

OYL Creative Compound

790 Glendale Rd.

Any event certified by Wyclef Jean where the first 25 attendees eat free is alright with me. It’s only good vibes all day at this epic family-friendly event. Here you’ll find food, art, vendors and live performances by King Jai, Riley, NYC’s Jazzy Amra, and other independent artists.

Jazzy Amra and Wyclef Jean | Getty Images

Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Weekend

June 15th

Chart-topping rapper Megan Thee Stallion is bringing out all the hotties at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash this year. Birthday Bash Weekend is one of the biggest, most turnt weekends in the city of Atlanta. Expect live performances from Da Baby, Lloyd, Quality Control’s Lil Baby, City Girls, Lil Yachty, Migos and others at the all-new State Farm Arena. Also check out Jacquees’ performance during the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Block Party. Proceeds from the summer ticket raffle will go towards supporting breast cancer.

Jazz Matters

The Wren’s Nest

June 21, July 19, August 16th

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW

Don’t forget your chairs and blankets when you hit up Jazz Matters for an evening of BBQ, jazz music and live musical performances from Chandra Currelley, percussionists Yonrcico Scott and other artists. This is the 4th annual concert series, highlighting the diversity and cultural roots of Jazz music and how it’s influenced other genres. Rain or shine, you’ll want to be there. Lawn Seating is available for $25.

13th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

June 22

New Birth Cathredral

6400 Woodrow Rd.

Sponsored by McDonald’s, enjoy the Black and Positively Golden inspirational sounds of gospel gems Kierra Sheard, Sir the Baptist, Tye Tribbett, and vocal powerhouse KeKe Wyatt. Entry is free but tickets are required for the first come, first served event. This tour raises money to support local families with aid for their children. Whether you eat McDonald’s or not, you can’t deny the gospel.

Kierra Sheard | Getty Images

Cooler Fest ATL

June 29

Murphy Park

880 Woodrow St. SW

Still on a high from performing at her first festival, Tenie the Entertainer hits the stage again headlining the First Annual Cooler Fest ATL at Murphy Park. Enjoy lots of laughs and fun by comedian Dulo Folarin known as @Iamdulo. BYOB/BYOC- bring your own beverage or your own cooler.

Rose Bowl Atlanta 3

July 18

1123 Euclid Ave.

Celebrate the best in music and art in Atlanta at the annual Rose Bowl concert hosted by Young Money’s Shanell. Performers include Algebra Blesset, Sonya Williams, J Alston, and vibes by native DJ E-Boogie and special guests Musiq Soulchild and Nivea.

The Haile Selassie I Roots Reggae Festival

July 20th

2435 S. Stone Mountain Lithonia Rd

It’s a Caribbean celebration for Georgia’s 5th annual celebration of the birth of Emperor Haile Selassie. The festival encourages solidarity amongst Afro-Caribbean cultures and reggae music with live performances, a variety of food selections, and a vendor marketplace.

Like Glue Festival

August 3

787 Windsor

For those having Carnival withdrawals or newbie Carnival lovers like myself, gear up and play mas for one of the biggest celebrations of international culture, music, people, and food in Atlanta. I can’t lie the lineup is pretty amazing; Dancehall star Konshens, Imani Ray, Olatunji, and Verse Simmonds are all performing. The show will be hosted by “the fly Haitian kid” DJ Kash.

@likeglueatl

Piedmont Parks Arts Festival

August 17-18

Chastain Park

Regarded as one of the top festivals in the nation held in Atlanta’s largest park. This arts festival is dedicated to supporting the arts, hosting work from almost 250 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, and other craftsmen. Healthy food and beverage options, live music and kid-friendly play areas.

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