The City of Sandy Springs announced the return of three favorite community events: Sandy Springs Farmers Market, City Green Live, and Concerts by the Springs.
“It has been a long, difficult year. While we still have work to do to put COVID past us, we are optimistic about its progress. We are very excited to be able to bring back these three outdoor weekend activities. We still have health safety measures in place as we ease back into events, but an exciting step as we rediscover community,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.
For details, go to www.citysprings.com/events
The Sandy Springs Farmers Market: The Farmers Market will return on Saturday, April 17 from 8:30am until noon and will continue rain-or-shine every Saturday until November 20, 2021.
City Green Live (Free Concert Series):
•April 30 – Drivin’ n Cryin
•May 14 – Cha Wa
•May 28 – Old Salt Union
•June 11 – Uptown Funk
•June 25 – Randall Bramblett & The Megablasters
•July 23 – Tribute – A Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band
Concerts by the Springs (Free Concert Series):
•May 9 – Super Deluxe
•June 20 – Bumpin’ the Mango
•July 11 – 7 Sharp 9
•August 8 – Head Games, Foreigner Tribute
•September 12 – Hot Licks and Rhetoric, Steely Dan Tribute
SANDY SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET
As spring ushers in longer days, warmer temperatures, and reawakens all things green in our beautiful city, it is the perfect time to celebrate the new season with what’s in season at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market. Reunite with longtime vendors, get to know the new vendors participating in the market for the first time, and enjoy an open-air, safe way to shop!
The Sandy Springs Farmers Market will take place Saturday mornings (rain or shine) at the City Green at City Springs. Market hours are from 8:30 a.m. until noon, April 17 through September 25, and from 9 a.m. until noon, October 2 through November 30.
The layout on the City Springs campus allows for an expanded footprint, which creates increased spacing between vendor booths, encouraging social distancing. Other safety measures include touchless purchasing transactions with credit cards; no cash, please. Wearing masks is required while on City property. Hand sanitizers are available at vendor booths, and vendors are required to follow City-approved cleaning protocol. We will continue to monitor conditions and expand the market as we are able.
CITY GREEN LIVE AND CONCERTS BY THE SPRINGS
Birds will be whistling a new tune, possibly in duet, with the great lineup scheduled for both City Green Live and Concerts by the Springs. These popular concert series return this spring with lineups including nationally known artists, local acts, and spot-on tribute bands. While we are eager to welcome back these events and the audience that loves them, there will be limited seating due to safety concerns. A limited number of free tickets will be available in pods of four for each series.
Tickets can be reserved beginning March 22 through the citysprings.com website. Beginning April 30, the Box Office at City Springs reopens Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon – 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Box Office is also open during any concert. Tickets can be reserved at citysprings.com.
There are no tables for sale for this year’s City Green Live series. For Concerts by the Springs, 30 tables of four will be available for purchase. The cost per table is $135. Due to safety protocols, only complete tables will be sold. Questions can be directed to the City Springs Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ticket holders will receive an e-ticket confirmation via email and will turn their e-ticket in at one of the designated entry points at the City Green (City Green Live) or at Heritage Sandy Springs (Concerts by the Springs) to receive a wristband. A map identifying entry points is online at citysprings.com. Tickets are first-come, first-served. Pod locations are marked on the City Green and the Heritage Entertainment Lawn.
City Green Live
City Green Live returns on Friday, April 30, 2021, with Atlanta’s own, Drivin N Cryin, and will continue on select Friday nights through July, featuring various acts. While this is a free concert series, tickets will be required to maintain appropriate distance to provide a safe experience. Each City Green Live event will have 142 tickets (1 ticket per pods of four) – these tickets are free, but they are required. You can reserve your tickets at www.citysprings.com. Attendance will be limited to 568 attendees within the City Green for each of the concerts. While the hardscape area outside the lawn is open for pedestrians, it will be closely monitored to ensure adherence to public health safety precautions.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and a small snack table is permitted. Please note that strollers and coolers are permitted, but they must be contained within the pod area to keep the aisles open. Food and drink are also available for sale. Only alcohol purchased on-site will be allowed. Access to the City Green opens at 5 p.m.; festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.
The music lineup for City Green Live:
- April 30 – Drivin’ n Cryin – 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.
- May 14 – Cha Wa – New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates a city’s street culture’s energy. The band is described as “a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist.”
- May 28 – 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, helping to carve a unique niche for this Belleville, Illinois roots outfit.
- June 11 – 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 tribute band that will have the whole family dancing!
- June 25 – Randall Bramblett & The Megablasters – In addition to his 12 original solo albums over the course of a celebrated 40-plus career, Jesup, Georgia born Randall Bramblett has recorded, performed, and composed alongside rock luminaries like The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Winwood, Marc Cohen, The Band’s Levon Helm, Widespread Panic, and more.
- July 23 – Tribute – A Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band – Since its founding in 2013, the Atlanta-based TRIBUTE has earned a reputation throughout the southeast as the source for the authentic Allman Brothers Band sound. 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.
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 www.citysprings.com.
Concerts by the Springs
Wind down your weekends with Sandy Springs’ longest-standing free music series, Concerts by the Springs. The popular monthly event takes place on select Sunday nights from May through September. While this is a free concert series, tickets will be required to maintain appropriate distance to provide a safe experience. Each Concerts by the Springs event will have 63 tickets (one ticket per pods of four) – these tickets are free, but they are required. You can reserve your tickets for general seating at www.citysprings.com. In addition, 30 tables of four will be available for purchase for $140 per table. Gates open at 5 p.m., and bands play from 7-8:30 p.m.
The lineup for Concerts by the Springs:
· May 9 – Super Deluxe – This high energy group based in Charleston, S.C. has entertained audiences since 2008, at festivals, block parties, sporting events and fundraisers throughout the southeast.
· June 20 – Bumpin’ the Mango, Funk, and Soul – Formed in 2012, Bumpin’ the Mango has become Atlanta’s top funk & soul band. Ten of the Southeast’s finest musicians make up this musical brotherhood.
· July 11 – 7 Sharp 9, Rock’nRoll – Brings a mix of covers and original music with a repertoire pulling from various genres, including pop, rock, dance, country, blues, and jazz.
· August 8 – Head Games, Foreigner Tribute – Head Games is an Atlanta-based professional tribute act that perfectly recreates the music of one of the best known musical groups in history, Foreigner
· September 12 – Hot Licks and Rhetoric, Steely Dan Tribute – Formed in 2017, HL&R is an Atlanta-based, nine-piece group of seasoned musicians showcasing and celebrating the timeless music of Steely Dan.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I get a ticket?- Tickets are free for general seating and can be reserved in groups of four (per pod) on the City Springs website at www.citysprings.com. You will receive an e-ticket confirmation via email. Turn your e-ticket in at one of the designated entry points to receive a wristband. Tickets are first-come, first-served. Pod locations are marked will be marked in the venue. They are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will not reserve pod locations. There will be a limited number of tables for purchase for Concerts by the Springs. Those can be purchased online at www.citysprings.com. The cost is $135 per a table for four.
Do I need a ticket? – You need a ticket to reserve seating space within the venue pods. The hardscape area outside the entertainment lawns is open to pedestrian movement; however, they will be closely monitored to ensure adherence to public health safety protocols, including masking and distancing.
When can I set up? –Entry points will open at 5:00 p.m.
You will need a wristband to leave and re-enter the concert sites.
Will there be food trucks? – Food trucks will be located along Blue Stone Road for the City Green Live concerts and in the Blue Stone Courtyard for Concerts by the Springs. When standing in line, masks are required, and please maintain six feet of distance. Please consume all food within your pod area. Cashless transactions only.
Will beer & wine be available? – Beer & wine stations will be available for each event. When standing in line, masks are required, and please maintain six feet of distance between people outside of your pod. Please consume beverages within your pod area. Cashless transactions only!
Is CityBar. open? – Full bar service will be available in CityBar. for City Green Live concerts. There will be one entry point and one exit point, with no inside seating at this time. Cashless transactions only.
Can I bring in my own food and drink? – Food and drink are available on-site, or you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased on-site. Please consume all food and beverage within your pod area.
Are bathrooms available? – For City Green Live, the public bathrooms located on Mt Vernon will be open. Please note that City Hall will be closed. The newly installed restrooms at Heritage will be open for Concerts by the Springs. The bathrooms are limited to two people at a time. Our maintenance crews will monitor the bathrooms during the event to ensure door handles, faucet handles, and stalls are sanitized.
Parking: Complimentary parking is available in the City Springs parking deck and South Lot for City Green Live and the Farmers Market. Complimentary parking for Concerts by the Springs is available in the South Lot and at the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church activities center parking lot.