Whether you’re in it for the exciting atmosphere, the electric guitar riffs, the time shared with friends and family, or for the thrill of seeing your favorite artist performing live, music brings people together for good times and great memories. Alpharetta is home to epic venues, and as a bonus, it is also a thriving city full of opportunities for fun around every corner. Let us point you in the direction of some of the best live music in the southeast and help you plan an epic live music getaway!
Find The Music
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Bright lights, a big stage, and even bigger sounds – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre is the place for electrifying entertainment! No matter what your favorite genre is, you’re likely to find a show that will rock your world. With renowned artists like Eric Church and Dave Matthews Band gracing the stage in 2023, and even more announcements coming over the next few weeks, you’ll want to stay tuned so you don’t miss any of the great shows. Be the first to purchase tickets, whether you want to be in the front row, relaxing on the lawn, or swaying to the tunes somewhere in-between.
The Velvet Note
The Velvet Note is Alpharetta’s award-winning acoustic living room, featuring talented musicians, a delicious food menu, and a full bar… all inside a romantic, intimate setting. With shows happening year-round, there’s no need to wait—you can plan a night filled with sultry jazz and romance with your partner right now!
Home by Dark
The Home by Dark live music series is something you can enjoy from TWO locations!
Home by Dark at Brooke Street Park Concert Series
This beloved free music series returns for select Saturdays in 2023 throughout the warmer months. Located on the East Lawn behind City Hall, bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy a night of stories, songs, and inspiration you’ll never forget. Free admission.
Home by Dark Concerts at Union Hill Park
One weekend each month, May – Oct: Home by Dark at Union Hill Park will provide patrons an opportunity to purchase premier table seating for a premium musical experience under the covered pavilion nestled amongst the peaceful trees of the park. Admission ticket required.
Matilda’s Music Under the Pines
Matilda’s Music Under the Pines is an eclectic music venue that showcases local and regional artists and musicians, with outstanding acts like Farewell Angelina during the warmer months. Plan your visit ahead of time and even pack a picnic basket—visitors are encouraged to bring dinner and drinks with them for a night of fun!
Make It an Awesome Alpharetta Experience
You could drive to Alpharetta and go straight to your venue of choice… and you could designate someone in your group to drive you back home after the show… you could even schedule a ride sharing service… but we have a much better plan in mind for you.
Make your musical adventure into a mini getaway! Here’s how:
Book a Stay in Alpharetta
The first step in any successful getaway is making sure your accommodations are on lock. Luckily, Alpharetta is home to 30 modern hotels that provide exciting amenities like pools, restaurants, gyms, and some even offer shuttle services and pet-friendly rooms. With hotels central to any of the venues we mentioned above, you are guaranteed to find accommodations that put you as close to the music as possible. You can drop off your bags, refresh and prepare for the show, and return to cozy comfort after a night of rockin’ tunes.
Bite into Big Flavors
You can’t enjoy the music if it’s drowned out by the sounds of a rumbling tummy. Make sure your stomach doesn’t hijack the show by keeping it happy with the delicious bites you can find at any of Alpharetta’s 200+ dining experiences! Enjoy prime steaks and seafood at Ray’s at Killer Creekbefore hearing a symphony. Tantalize your tastebuds with premium barbecue at Smokejack before you catch a crooning country singer’s show. Enjoy a light appetizer and wine flight at CRU Food & Wine Bar to hold you over until you enjoy your meal and show at The Velvet Note or Matilda’s! No matter what flavors your love, you’ll find them in Alpharetta!
Shop for the Perfect Outfit
Make sure your concert attire is on point with a trip to any of Alpharetta’s 250+ retailers! Channel your inner Beth Dutton with a visit to Southern Local before you head to the Eric Church concert. Find an elegant slip dress that is just right for a jazzy show at South Moon Under. Channel whimsy and wonder with selections from Free People and Spirited Boutique before heading to Matilda’s. For the gents, update your outfit with a new shirt from Clothes Horse Men’s Apparel or dapper up with a full ‘fit from Peter Millar.
Stay for the PLAY
The fun doesn’t have to stop when the music ends. Alpharetta is home to some great evening hot spots, like Roaring Social, where you can dance and even enjoy miniature bowling. Ready to call it a night after the show? Plan for a fun day around town after you get a night of rest. TopGolf, Fairway Social, Main Event, Dave and Busters, and Jekyll Brewing are just a few more examples of awesome attractions that you won’t want to miss while making the most of your getaway.
Now is the time to get your getaway squared away. Plan it all here and share your adventures with us when you arrive, using hashtag #AwesomeAlpharetta and tagging @AwesomeAlpharetta!