As one of the Atlanta area’s most prominent outdoor entertainment venues, the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, or The Fred, is a beautiful location to take in an evening of summer air piped liberally through with delightful music. Whether you’re craving a new-wave call-and-response from the B-52s, the blues hues of Boz Scaggs, the Latin-guitar flair of Jose Feliciano, the nostalgic big-bandiness of The Rat Pack is Back, or the air-guitar-worthy mega licks of the World Classic Rockers, you’ll probably find a show to suit your tympanic palate. After all, an evening of live music underneath the stars is a lovely backdrop for a first date, a treat suitable for the whole family, and infinitely preferable to an evening of live music directly next to the stars, which usually leads to instrument malfunction and audience singing. Sidle up to The Fred with today’s deal and savor the halcyon days of summer as they emerge directly from the hands and mouths of professional musicians.
Former professional driver and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for more than 20 years; past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, and the shadowy pit mechanic known only as Racer X. At SpeedTech Auto Racing School, Randy combines a fleet of super-speedy rides—authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V-8 engines—with a serious emphasis on safety to prepare drivers for any mishap on the track. Gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their adult children's protestations soak up Randy's knowledge during one of SpeedTech's many race programs, varying in length from 3 laps to more than 100. With the school's built-in HD video feeds, drivers can commemorate their laps or prove to the family car it's been cheating on them with the hotel's valet.
The Georgia State Fair is rooted in tradition. The state's celebration of all things agriculture and seasonal fun began in 1846, and since then, tens of thousands of people have flocked through its gates each year. What exactly do they find? Depending on the day or hour, a Mexican duranguense group might be getting the crowd dancing or a tribute group might be recreating Rolling Stones hits such as There Ain't No Moss on Me.
Other areas of the grounds host livestock competitions?including a junior heifer show?while a step in a different direction might land you inside a maze of mirrors. That's just one of the fair's midway attractions, which include kid-friendly speed boats, a Zyklon roller coaster for thrill-seekers, and a circus train for the whole family.
• For $15, you get two general-admission lawn tickets to see Frank Sinatra interpreter Steve Lippia on Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. (a $30 value). • For $25, you get two reserved terrace tickets to see Frank Sinatra interpreter Steve Lippia on Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. (a $50 value). • For $20, you get two general-admission lawn tickets to see country-guitarist Roy Clark on Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m. (a $40 value). • For $30, you get two reserved terrace tickets to see country-guitarist Roy Clark on Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m. (a $60 value).
The Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) has been providing live entertainment in downtown Newnan for over 30 years.
With a full season of shows, NCTC is a busy and active theatre. Additionally, NCTC offers educational programs, improv comedy, and many other events!
NCTC is a 100% volunteer run, non-profit company.
Sprawled across a huge field in Fairburn, roughly 13 miles southwest of the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the festival teems with life, noise, and the PG-13 debauchery of nearly 1,000 costumed rakes, harlequins, ne'er-do-wells, knights, wenches, and the ever unpredictable royal treasury accountants. Catch jousting, falconry shows, and surprise inquisitions to make sure you're having a good time. Take up a sword and have a blast repressing the local Irish, or dress up your niece and nephew for a crusade to bring endless laughter and good times to frowny infidels. On the weekend of April 24 and 25, visitors can enjoy Irish dancing and a highlander pipe-and-drum band, while on Mother's Day weekend (May 8 and 9), the first 100 moms through the gate will receive free flowers.