Summertime Sizzles with Picnic-worthy Performances

Retire in Atlanta with 55+ Active Adult Ranch Homes by WindsongIt’s summertime in Atlanta, which means it’s time to enjoy time outdoors. The region’s combination of warm summer nights and plethora of outdoor music venues makes this the perfect place to pack a picnic basket, grab a couple of lawn chairs and dance the night away to some of your favorite tunes.

Chastain Park Amphitheatre and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park feature an all-star lineup of concerts with familiar voices offering everything from American classics and anthems to country and classic rock – and everything in between.

REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar croon the night away with their popular 70s and 80s-era ballads and anthems at Chastain Park on July 1, followed by Liza Minnelli singing American classics on July 2. The following week, former Beatle Ringo Starr & his All-Starr Band bring their feel-good music to the Chastain stage on July 10.

On July 31, Queen and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra offer a tribute to late-Queen front-man Freddy Mercury at Chastain Park, followed by 80s pop vocalist Cyndi Lauper on August 9 and classic 70s rock band Heart on August 18.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park features contemporary country artists Sugarland and Little Big Town on August 5, and folk-rock-country artist Sheryl Crow (with pop artist Colbie Caillat) on August 19.

Jazz enthusiasts will revel in the outdoor concert series featuring a variety of artists and styles of jazz, including Ike Stubblefield & Friends on June 14; Latin Jazz, Samba & Salsa on June 28; Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo Band and their Southern Soul Jazz on July 12; the Ted Howe Trio playing James Bond Classics on July 26; and Contemporary Fusion Jazz by Madoca & Company on August 9.

The City of Woodstock’s free summer concert series features a variety of musical styles that appeal to all ages. The Yacht Rock Revue-Friday Night Fever performs 70s light rock on Saturday, June 8; Georgia’s own Ed Roland (the front-man for Collective Soul) performs with the Sweet Tea Project, offering Rock Americana-style music on Saturday, July 13; The Dazz Band performs 80s-era R&B and Funk on Saturday, August 10; and The Marshall Tucker Band’s Southern Rock classics will rock the park on Saturday, September 14.

  • Chastain Park is located at 4469 Stella Drive NW in Atlanta. Call 404-733-5012 or online at
  • Verizon Wireless at Encore Park is located at 2200 Encore Parkway in Alpharetta. Call 404-733-5012 or
  • Callanwolde is located at 980 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta. Call 404-872-5338 for ticket information.
  • The Park at City Center in Woodstock is located at 103 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock. Visit for information.

With walkable streets and neighbors with similar life-stage experiences, as well as homes designed to maximize accessibility and minimize hassles, each Windsong community allows homeowners to cultivate new friendships and enjoy an active lifestyle without sacrificing style or luxury.

Welcome home to Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!

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