NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JUNE 08: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Luke Combs performs on stage during day 3 of the 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 08, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Atlanta Concerts this week: Luke Combs, Hollis Brown

FRIDAY

Luke Combs

A few days before his induction into the Grand Ole Opry, the Asheville, N.C., native behind hits including “Hurricane” and “One Number Away,” will swing through town on his “Beer Never Broke My Heart” tour. That song, the lead single from his current EP, “The Prequel,” set a record for the best first-week streaming of any country song, with 11 million streams.

With Cody Johnson. 7 p.m. July 12. Sold out. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Hollis Brown comes to Smith's Olde Bar this weekend. Photo: Shervin Lainez

SUNDAY

Hollis Brown

The Queens-bred band named after a Bob Dylan song is grinding it out around the country this summer. Their eighth release since 2013, “Ozone Park,” arrived in June and spotlights a blend of pop and Americana, with some funk-rock mixed in as well. The band, which has opened for artists including Counting Crows and Citizen Cope and seen its songs used in Showtime’s “Shameless” and the trailer for the Michael Keaton film, “The Founder,” spent almost a year crafting the record, which they’ll support live for several months.

With Tyler Key Band. 7 p.m. July 14. $10-$14 (18 and older only). Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-725-8849, smithsoldebar.com.

Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums

This double bill should satisfy all desires for quirky alt-rock with a soulful touch. Young the Giant dropped its inward-looking “Mirror Master” last fall, while Fitz and the Tantrums will return Sept. 20 with their fourth album, “All the Feels.” Fitz’s previous self-titled album spawned the ubiquitous “HandClap” – their biggest hit so far – while Young the Giant will keep the crowd singing along with “Superposition” and “It’s About Time.”

With Coin. 7 p.m. July 14. $31.50-$47.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

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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.  
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