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Midnight Circus Productions
Today a musician has to create his Marketing plan, packaging, run his/her tour, all while trying to creating great music. Welcome to the DIY world of music! Midnight Circus Productions is designed to help guide you every step of the way. From Recording your product (Live on Location or in the studio), to merchandising, to Promotion, to getting your digital downloads online, we are dedicated to giving our clients the tools and services they need to advance there music career!
Smoke-free Gwinnett is a coalition of local and national partners led by the American Heart Association in an effort to protect all musicians and service workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Join us by texting GWINNETT to 46839.
Smoke-Free Rights for All
“Entertainers Speak Out” for Smoke Free Rights For All, Inc. is a Georgia Non-Profit organization on the front lines of the Smoke Free Atlanta and Georgia State wide advocacy for the elimination of indoor smoking of tobacco products in public spaces, and tobacco cessation treatment programs for our musicians, hospitality workers, and our patrons of the arts!
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
Award winning Fat Matt’s Rib Shack has been around since 1990 and is one of Atlanta’s favorite hot-spots. We feature great BBQ, live blues nightly and a casual setting for the whole family to enjoy. We ID for beer and if you must wear a tie at least loosen the knot before entering. Seating is first come first serve, inside and outside. During our busiest times a little patience is required, but tables generally turn over quickly and food is served fast and hot.
Blind Willie’s opened its doors in Virginia-Highland in 1986. More than 6,500 nights of live music later, the Blind Willie’s house band, the Shadows, still backs many of the performers. Co-founders Eric King and Roger Gregory (the Shadows’ bassist) built the club, literally, with carpentry and painting support from local musicians. “It was a real musicians’ project,” King recalls. “They worked their butts off.” King and Gregory discovered almost immediately that crowds were hungry for blues bands. Still true to this day.
Northside Tavern is an Atlanta landmark. Built in the 1940’s as a neighborhood grocery store/gas station, it evolved over the years into a blue-collar bar called Northside Package. A fixture of the area and a stopping place of refreshment for many years, this lively musical gathering spot has been under continuous ownership by the same family since 1975.
We are more than a restaurant, we are an ideal spot for Select Whiskey, Live Music, Global Wine, and an impeccable date night. Our Woodstock Whiskey club has organically grown to 600 eager enthusiasts who enjoy meet ups to sip and enjoy. The live music program attracts performers both local and national, ranging widely in style and genre, and the music lounge provides an elite space for musicians to enjoy high tech equipment and a center stage to perform.
Great Food, Live Music, Friendly Service, Live Music 4 nights a week, Wednesday thru Saturday. Poker Saturday & Sunday. Pool tables, Keno, Horseshoes. Duck on, Buck off Mondays.
3976 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30086 • 404-674-2133
Madlife Stage & Studios
Visually and personally intimate, sonically correct and high energy as well – designed to assure magical moments are always revealed at MadLife. Chef David creates nightly specials to complement the vibe of the music being performed. We provide a professional tracking environment in a dynamic, creative space. Recording your next masterpiece begins here. Your project will be taken to the next level. 8722 Main St., Woodstock, GA 30188 678-384-2363
We are a casual outdoor space located in the back yard of our home in a residential neighborhood in Marietta, GA. We have taken great care to build into a welcoming and versatile place for musical listening parties. Attendees can choose from several seating zones and areas to enjoy the show, including 3 decks, a fire-pit and lots of yard space and cozy corners.
Atlanta Vintage Guitars
“Where Guitar Lovers Shop!” Atlanta Vintage Guitars inc. specializes in vintage and previously owned guitars, stringed instruments, amps, and equipment of all kinds. We offer luthier and repair services for most instruments and amp equipment. We will professionally consign your personal gear. We also do insurance appraisals. https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaVintageGuitars
The Magnolia Lounge is an “Upscale Ambiance” bar & restaurant, providing a relaxing evening with friends and a night of dancing with Live DJs, Hookahs, Great Food, and lots of fun! They also have a great stage and a great space for live music. Conveniently located near the airport, right inside the Perimeter (I-285) in Forest Park.
Rocco’s is a Family Friendly Restaurant & Bar with a Party Room, an outside Deck with Fireplace, and a great stage w/ sound, lights, sound engineer, and a dance floor. They have live music most nights of the week, featuring great local blues, rock, Americana, and country acts. The staff is friendly and lively, the food is good, and the drinks are stiff.
Blues & Old School for You
Christopher L. Johnson, CLJ, is the powerhouse CEO of CLJ Media Corp. and Blues and Old School for You.net. This multi-faceted media, publishing, promotion & marketing company includes an internet Radio station, a streaming television show, a roster of musical clients, and many varied events from a Sunday Blues open mic to corporate and community events throughout the southeast.
Mississippi outlawed alcohol in 1907 and in 1966 became the last state to repeal prohibition. Fast forward 104 years and two fine gents, Austin Evans and Richard Patrick, fired up the state’s first legal still. Along with a passion for fine spirits, these gents have a thirst for Mississippi’s live music, folk art and writings. When the boys aren’t making hooch, you might spot ‘em at a juke joint, soaking up inspiration for their next batch of goodness from Cathead.
Dr.Love / WIGO 1570AM
Listen to the Blues in the Afternoon on Incredible radio WIGO, 1570 AM, or listen on the internet at www.WIGOAM.com. You can also download the “TuneIn” app and listen on your smart phone. We are always looking for artists to perform all types of music on Love Radio, or be posted on our site.
Georgia Allman Brothers Band Assn. – GABBA
GABBA is a foundation of fans dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Allman Brothers Band musical heritage in Georgia by making tangible contributions to projects, programs and plans. Our goals include the collecting, preserving and sharing of this music history, contributing to the care and upkeep of Rose Hill Cemetery and contributing to the development of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame (GMHF) and the Big House Foundation Museum.
Friends of the ABS
Crest Pointe Entertainment Group
Crest Pointe Entertainment Group is an award-winning business specializing in the management, promotion, and booking of bands and artists. We also assist venues in finding quality live entertainment for their events. We work with venues large & small. We represent quality musical acts of all genres for every event. Voted Best of Georgia 2020 by the Georgia Business Journal.
Hwy. 255 Blues Club
Get ready for the brand new Hwy 255 Blues Club at the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center. Food from one of our sponsors “Rib Country BBQ” will be available for purchase. Beer and wine will be for sale as well. Proceeds support our Blues Series and the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center.
Hasner Law P.C.
Over 80 years of experience helping personal Injury and workers’ compensation accident victims. At Hasner Law, our personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys take pride in going above and beyond to provide exceptional service and personal attention to our clients. Together, the lawyers at Hasner Law have over eight decades of experience handling legal claims involving injuries.
Kam, Ebersbach, & Lewis
Established in 1994, Kam, Ebersbach, & Lewis is a leading personal injury law firm based in Newnan, GA. Serving the metro Atlanta area. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases, with a particular focus on car accidents. With a commitment to providing personalized service and fighting for the rights of their clients, Kam, Ebersbach, & Lewis are dedicated to helping accident victims move forward with their lives.
Backyard Bandstand • Marietta
Musicians play on the back deck and the audience sits in a beautiful yard surrounded by hanging flower baskets and a bamboo grove. Also sharing the lawn is the Backyard Bandstand mascot, a wild bunny who stops by to hear the music as well. Outdoor party lights and a great fire pit also lends to the ambience. A reservation is required, and donation fee is gratefully accepted – all proceeds go to the musicians.
Butler Prather, LLP
Serious cases need the very best lawyers
Butler Prather, LLP was formed in 1988 as a nationwide firm focused on helping our clients achieve full and fair compensation. We are dedicated to representing the best interests of injured people, grieving families, and persons and businesses to obtain complete justice through our aggressive and informed style of negotiation and litigation. Schedule your free consultation now, 800-242-2962.
The Sean Costello Memorial Fund
The purpose of The Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research is to apply Sean’s celebrity and the love of Sean’s fans and fellow musicians to increase research for treatment of Bipolar Disorder, develop and support education for early diagnosis and intervention, and translate the human side of bipolar disorder and its severity to improve outcomes and resources, especially for those without insurance, targeting the musical community.
Simply Awesome Entertainment
Simply Awesome Entertainment is for the “Olde School Soul” in You. Bringing together like- minded souls that appreciate Simply Awesome Entertainment for their listening ear in an environment of respect, maturity, and integrity. Therapy for the Soul. Outdoor/Indoor events, Open Mic Jams, Smooth Jazz Thursdays at Vista Vibes, we do it all.
Spaulding Injury Law
When you need straightforward legal advice from an experienced Georgia personal injury lawyer, turn to the trusted team at Spaulding Injury Law. With a firm commitment to personalized service, our attorneys work directly with you to address your immediate concerns and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you need to recover. Schedule your free consultation now.
Live Music Daily is a hybrid music news website that combines the interactive aspects of a music blog with traditional high quality news content. Our website immerses users in the live music experience and provides them with daily news updates, exclusive releases, concert photography, and intimate interviews with some of the best musicians on the live music circuit.
Atlanta Musicians Emergency Relief Fund
AMERF exists in order to provide emergency aid to deserving professional musicians from among Atlanta’s musical community. The idea took root when the organizers of Atlanta’s Inman Park Festival agreed to let us solicit donations at the Festival in 2016. Those funds have enabled us to become a 501c3 non-profit corporation and maintain a cash reserve for donations to musicians.
Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association (ACZA) is a volunteer-run non-profit corporation in Georgia. We are dedicated to promoting and educating the public about the dance, music, and culture of the Cajun and Creole people of Louisiana. We sponsor local Cajun and Zydeco dances monthly, usually held at the Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Springs. Come and dance the night away with us!
Rock ‘n Blues Camp affords talented young musicians in middle and high school opportunities to perform on a regular basis with others who love the same music as they do. We offer week-long summer camp sessions, which are fun-filled, intense sessions that culminate in thrilling performances on Friday evenings. Our campers play rock ‘n roll, blues, reggae, and jazz. Our faculty consists of professional performing and teaching musicians who have a great rapport with teens. Check us out! You’ll be glad you did!
The Frank Hamilton School is modeled on the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Founded by folk musicians Frank Hamilton and Win Stracke, the School opened in Chicago in 1957. Offering classes for both adults and children taught at the Education Building of the Oakhurst Baptist Church. They also present a concert series of local, regional and national touring acts at the Red Light Cafe. Check them out!
Like the rainforest featured in our stores, we believe customer service is a rare and precious commodity. So in our stores, we treat you like a welcomed guest, and help you create the perfect design from many possibilities, producing a fun, custom product that will leave you smiling. We love what we do and you will, too. We guarantee it.
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International Songwriting Competition
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.
Does your guitar not play as well as it should? Has it been neglected and become unplayable? Do you want to upgrade your guitar or bass and make it something special? Need repairs to restore your stringed instrument to its original glory? J. Walker can help. We happily guarantee everything we do. String changes • Pickups • Structural repairs • Customizations • Hardware upgrades. Call us anytime: 770-873-4429, ask about pickup and delivery.