City Green Live returns to Sandy Springs on April 24

Cover bands, a crowd sing-along, and new music to boot, City Green Live 2020 returns for its second year with an aim to please. The popular Friday night concert series returns on Friday, April 24, 2020, with Atlanta’s own, Drivin N Cryin. While this is a free concert series, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, there is a limited number of reserved tables available for purchase. Food and drink are also available for sale with festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the music starting at 7:30 p.m.

“During its inaugural year, City Green Live became a musical field of dreams for Sandy Springs. We built it, and the community came with more than 14,000 people enjoying the sounds of summer at City Springs. We have high expectations as this year’s lineup promises to have something for everyone,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.

2020 Lineup:

April 24    Drivin N Cryin – Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Atlanta-based folk-rock act, Drivin N Cryin recently released their ninth studio album, Live the Love Beautiful. Known for their blistering live shows, and a large fanbase, Drivin N Cryin will kick off the City Green Live series this year. The Bitterroots, an all-original rock band that calls on blues and roots influences, opens the night’s program.  

May 8         A.J. Ghent & Aztec Sun – – A.J. Ghent and his singing guitar, a steel guitar he stands to play, creates a style fusing blues, funk, rock, and pop, mashing it into a genre he likes to call NEO BLUES. Joining the stage, Aztec Sun, a Washington D.C. based ensemble that produces an upbeat and retro groove steeped in 70’s funk and soul with overtones of jazz, afrobeat, and midtown-era pop. 

May 15         Cha Wa – New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city’s street culture. The band is described as “a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist.” 

May 22          Old Salt Union – Coming from varied musical backgrounds, Old Salt Union’s collective melting pot of styles and musical vocabularies informs their fresh approach to modern string band music. It has helped to carve a unique niche for this Belleville, Illinois roots outfit.

May 29           Uptown Funk –Don’t believe us, watch – ’cause Uptown Funk’s gonna give it to ya! You won’t want to miss this Bruno Mars cover that will have the whole family dancing!

June 5              Maggie Rose – The exceptionally versatile singer-songwriter Maggie Rose released her highly anticipated album, Change the Whole Thing, in September 2018. The album was named by Rolling Stone as one of the “Best Albums of 2018,” and Rolling Stone also named her in their list of 20 Must-See Acts. Stamped with her affinity for finely-crafted melodies and intricate storytelling, Maggie Rose encompasses a blend of American music melding Rock, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Country, and Gospel. 

June 19             Interstellar Echoes – Pink Floyd cover – The Southeast’s premier Pink Floyd Tribute band, Interstellar Echoes pride themselves on accurately reproducing the legendary catalog of Pink Floyd. Combining the sounds, sights, and lore of this global music icon, Interstellar Echoes goes to great lengths to provide a meticulously researched, fully immersive live experience consisting of classic staples, as well as deep cuts that will please even the most diehard Pink Floyd fan.

June 26               Randall Bramblett – Georgia, born multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett, may be known as Southern Rock Royalty for playing on stage with rock heroes like Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Steve Winwood, and Widespread Panic. Respected for his songwriting – Bramblett penned the title track for the Grammy-nominated Blind Boys of Alabama’s new album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Bettye LaVette and more. But it’s Bramblett’s own career as frontman, creating 11 albums, where his artistry is in full display.

July 24                Tribute- A Celebration of the Allman Brothers – Since its founding in 2013, the Atlanta-based TRIBUTE has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, they interpret the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ’60s and ’70s come alive again. 

July 31                Yankton – Tom Yankton and his band return to City Springs to close out this year’s City Green Live series. With a blend of country, gospel, and rock backgrounds and influenced by artists ranging from Merle Haggard to Motley Crue. Having worked with artists and bands from Rascal Flatts to Alabama, Yankton brings it all to the table for some eclectic original country music along with an epically entertaining stage show.

Music lovers can get into the summer feel today, downloading the City Green Live 2020 playlist on Spotify (//spr.gs/cgl2020).   A limited number of tables will be on sale for each concert.  The cost is $90 for a table seating six and $60 for a table seating four.  Tables can be purchased beginning March 6, 2020,  at the City Springs Box Office beginning at 12 noon and at www.citysprings.com.

City Green Live is sponsored in part by the Sandy Springs Arts Foundation (ssarts.org). For a complete list of bands and dates, please visit Citysprings.com.

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