The Alpharetta Music Scene: 6 Music Scene Venues You Must Check Out
If you’re venturing North of Atlanta, OTP, then Alpharetta should be on the top of your list. The award-winning dynamic suburb is the perfect family-friendly destination to visit. While the city is known for it’s chef owned restaurants, shopping and beautiful parks, the up and coming Alpharetta music scene is flourishing. A week doesn’t pass without a mainstream musician playing. No matter what genre of music you’re interested in, here are the Alpharetta venues you need to know about.
The Verizon Amphitheatre
The biggest venue in Alpharetta is the Verizon Amphitheatre, with seating for 12,000 guests. There are 7,000 seats under the covered roof and another 5,000 on the Superior Lawn area. Located in a wooded area of North Fulton, first-time guests might be surprised to find the hidden gem. My Husband and I recently enjoyed Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion perform. There’s something for everyone on the Verizon Amphitheatre roster.
Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriter Festival
If you love the feel of smaller and more intimate venues, with original works, then the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriter Festival is perfect for you. Nationally recognized vocalists and songwriters gather to offer audiences multiple genres of music – country, blues rock, Americana and bluegrass. The festival takes place each October in downtown Alpharetta.
The Velvet Note
Known for being Georgia’s #1 Jazz club, the Velvet Note is the place to find exceptional food, drinks and music. Sit back and relax with a cocktail, as you enjoy the sounds of Jazz artists. Guests love the private and intimate venue space. The ‘listening space’ was designed for top-notch acoustic listening to provide the purest vocal and instrumental sounds to guests.
The most unexpected venue in the Alpharetta music scene, provides guests with the sounds of singer-songwriters from around the SouthEast. Chukkar Farm, a 100-acre Polo Club, hosts several concert series. Make memories with friends and enjoy a night of music at Chukkar Farm.
Avalon Nights Live
Escape the work week and relax with live music every Friday night, on The Plaza, at Avalon. Located in the heart of Alpharetta, Avalon is the newest hot spot destination that’s chock full of shopping, dining and entertainment. It’s the place to be, the place to unwind and now the place to listen to live musicians play.
Matilda Under the Stars
Matilda’s is a folk art and live music venue located on Main Street in Alpharetta. This unique and casual setting welcomes everyone including children and pets. You can bring your own blanket or chairs, even bring your own food and drink (BYOB) and enjoy a relaxing evening. The concert series runs only on Saturday, May through September.
For more information about the Alpharetta Music Scene, and planning your visit, check out AwesomeAlpharetta.com. Permission to use photos.