Bryan Adams hits Atlanta with a new tour this weekend. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
Photo: Harry How
Photo: Harry How

Atlanta Concerts this week: Bryan Adams, Greta Van Fleet


Bryan Adams

The Canadian hitmaker is currently reveling in the success of Broadway’s “Pretty Woman,” for which he wrote the score. But on this “Shine a Light” tour, fans can be assured an evening of familiarity when Adams leads a parade of singalongs including “Run to You,” “Somebody,” “Kids Wanna Rock,” “Summer of ’69,” and, for better or worse, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You.”

8 p.m. May 11. $28.50-$188.50. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000,

Lisa Kelly 

The former Celtic Woman is a regular presence at the Peachtree City venue, which is isn’t far from the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy that she opened in 2013. Kelly will be joined by fellow former Celtic Woman pal,Chloë Agnew, so expect plenty of heavenly vocalizing.

8 p.m. May 11. $35-$50. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. 877-725-8849,


Greta Van Fleet

Armed with their first Grammy Award, the young Michigan rock band that cannot dodge Led Zeppelin comparisons due to their similarly throaty blues rock is proving its mettle with a meaty full-length debut album, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army.” 

8 p.m. May 12-13. $61.60-71.60. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,

Juice WRLD

Born of the Soundcloud era, the Chicago-bred rapper legally known as Jarad Higgins scored a record deal last year following the online popularity of “All Girls Are the Same.” His debut album, “Goodbye & Good Riddance,” dropped soon afterward and the prolific artist is already touring behind his second studio release, “Death Race For Love.” His moniker, for those interested, was inspired by Tupac Shakur’s role in the movie “Juice,” along with the notion of “taking over the world.”

With Ski Mask the Slump God and Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars. 8 p.m. May 12. $82.50. Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Ben Platt

Anyone who witnessed the young actor-singer’s soul-gripping, Tony-winning performance in “Dear Evan Hansen” knows what he is capable of as a vocalist. Platt is now focusing on his original music, with a debut album, “Sing to Me Instead,” having landed in March and this monthlong tour to support it. Fans will hear many selections from the album, along with a few cover tunes (Elton John is always a favorite). But sadly, “Waving Through a Window” hasn’t made the cut. 

With Wrabel and Ben Abraham. 8 p.m. May 16. $45-$125. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.