The lineup has been announced for the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

One of Atlanta’s premier international musical events, The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF), returns for its ninth year with a diverse musical lineup curated to please audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and affiliations, including Jews and non-Jews.  The three-weekend festival will run March 8-25 in various locations throughout metro Atlanta.

AJMF is the largest Jewish music festival in the South and is known for introducing the community to unique musical acts featuring world music, rock, hip-hop, jazz and more. This year’s festival includes fresh musical talent, returning favorites and a bevy of international artists sure to penetrate the soul of music listeners.

“I can’t think of a more interesting 100 hours in AJMF history than this Spring Festival’s Opening Weekend,” said AJMF Executive Director Russell Gottschalk. “We have multiple artists performing Yiddish classics, a new-school Yemenite funk band, Grammy-award winning folk singer/songwriter, two Shabbat Services, and one awesome new collaboration with the Atlanta Science Festival (ASF) to debut Gil Weinberg’s music playing robot, Shimon.”

AJMF9 “High Notes” include:

AJMF’s partnership with City Winery broadens to 4 featured events/performers: Opening Night (March 8 featuring Tsvey Brider and Beyond the Pale), Marc Cohn (March 10-11), Joshua Radin (March 15), ATL Collective presents Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” (March 24, two shows).

In addition to the new ASF partnership, AJMF is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative (AJTI also known as JumpSpark) to co-create a Teen Track lead by AJMF board alumni Sammy Rosenbaum.

Visiting singer/songwriter Chana Rothman has the longest artist residency in Spring Festival history with 6 engagements: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) Preschool, Venkman’s, Epstein School, Temple Sinai, URJ/NFTY, InterfaithFamily Atlanta, and a congregation yet to be determined.

AJMF is excited to continue its collaboration with ATL Collective (two shows of Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” at City Winery), the annual Teen Battle of the Bands (at Smith’s Olde Bar) and numerous Jewish Atlanta program partners including, but not limited to, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Congregation Bet Haverim, Davis Academy, The Epstein School, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Temple Sinai, The Temple, and The Weber School.

THE OFFICIAL AJMF9 LINEUP OF PUBLIC PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS:

Thursday, March 8

Opening Night featuring Tsvey Brider and Beyond the Pale

City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue NE #201 30308

6:00 PM doors, 7:30 PM music

$20-36, ALL AGES, VIP AND PREMIER SEATING AVAILABLE

 

Friday, March 9

Shabbat Service featuring Tsvey Brider

Congregation Bet Haverim, 2074 Lavista Rd 30329

7:30 PM service, FREE AND ALL AGES

 

Friday, March 9

Gil Weinberg’s Shimon Robot at Atlanta Science Festival Opening Night

Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr 30332

7:00-8:30 PM program

$15, ALL AGES

 

Friday, March 9

The Well featuring Rabbi David Spinrad, Sammy Rosenbaum and other local musicians

The Temple, 1589 W Peachtree St NE 30309

8:00 PM doors, 8:30 PM service

FREE AND OPEN TO YOUNG ADULTS

 

Saturday, March 10

Shabbark Shalom

The Icebox on The Beltline across from Krog Street Market

1:00-4:00 PM, FREE AND ALL AGES

 

Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11

Marc Cohn  

City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue NE #201 30308

6:00 PM doors, 8:00 PM music

$40-55, ALL AGES, VIP AND PREMIER SEATING AVAILABLE

 

Sunday, March 11

Cantor’s Couch Feat. Cantor Jack Mendelson  

Temple Beth Tikvah, 9955 Coleman Rd 30075

1:00 PM doors, 1:30 PM music

$10 advance, $15 door, ALL AGES

 

Sunday, March 11

Yemen Blues at Molly Blank Jewish Concert Series

The Breman, 1440 Spring Street NW 30309

4:00 PM doors, 5:00 PM music

$50 members, $60 non-members, ALL AGES with Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative VIP reception

 

Thursday, March 15

Chana Rothman and Zale

Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE 30312

Music at 7:00 PM, FREE to attend and ALL AGES, Food and Drink available for purchase

Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative music track finale

 

Thursday, March 15

Joshua Radin

City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue NE #201 30308

6:00 PM doors, 8:00 PM music

$45-$55, ALL AGES, VIP AND PREMIER SEATING AVAILABLE

 

Friday, March 16

Tot Shabbat Service featuring Chana Rothman

Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Dr NW 30327

Service 6:00 PM, FREE AND ALL AGES

 

Friday, March 16

Acoustic Shabbat featuring Rabbi Brian Glusman, Drew Cohen and other musicians

Alon’s Dunwoody, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd 30346

Service 7:00 PM, FREE AND ALL AGES

 

Saturday, March 17

Chana Rothman young families show with InterfaithFamily Atlanta

Industrious at Ponce City Market, 8th floor of 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE 30308

4:30 PM doors, 5:00 show

$5 advance, $10 door, max $20 / family

 

Saturday, March 17

Gershone & Flavia

Vista Yoga, 2836 Lavista Rd Rear Suite D 30033

7:00 PM doors, 7:30 PM music

$20 advance and door, ALL AGES

 

Sunday, March 18

Bint El Funk

Orpheus Brewery, 1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE 30324

1:00-4:00 PM, $20 advance ticket includes 4 pints from Orpheus, 21+ only

 

Sunday, March 18

Joe Alterman

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

5:00 and 8:00 PM shows

$20 members, $25 community, ALL AGES

 

Thursday, March 22

Matt Citron, Sammy K and Prodezra

Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave Downstairs 30312

8:00 PM doors, 9:00 PM music

$10 advance, $15 door, 21+ only

 

Friday, March 23

Gershone & Flavia and Sunmoon Pie

Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW 30327

6:30 PM service, FREE AND ALL AGES

 

Saturday, March 24

ATL Collective presents Billy Joel’s “The Stranger”

featuring Jacob Jeffries and ATL Collective musicians

City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue NE #201 30308

7:00 and 10:00 PM shows

$20-25, VIP AND PREMIER SEATING AVAILABLE

 

Sunday, March 25

Teen Battle of the Bands

Smith’s Olde Bar

1:00 PM doors, 1:30 PM music

$5 advance, $10 door, max $20 / family

 

Sunday, March 25

Beth Schafer (and friends)

Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Dr NW 30327

3:30 PM doors, 4:00 PM show

$10 advance, $15 door, ALL AGES

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