Billie Eilish will play Music Midtown this fall, but first she visits Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park on June 23. Photo: Getty Images

Atlanta Concerts this week: Perry Farrell, Billie Eilish



The name doesn’t conjure welcome memories for many Atlantans who recall the annual spring break-themed event from the early-1980s to the late-1990s as a hedonistic binge of drinking and partying. But Atlanta-based After 9 partners want to change the image of FreakNik with a family (not necessarily kids) event and a lineup including Juvenile, Uncle Luke, Project Pat, Da Brat, Adina Howard, Foxy Brown, DJ Unk, Bun B, Kilo Ali, Lil Scrappy, Twista and Pastor Troy.

1 p.m. June 22. $51-$135. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

Perry Farrell

While he’s known as the frontman for Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros (as well as founding Lollapalooza), Farrell is also a restless creative mind. His “Kind Heaven” album (out June 7) is his first solo record in 18 years, and joining him on it (and live) is Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, which features Tony Visconti, Dhani Harrison, Elliot Easton (of The Cars) and Taylor Hawkins (of Foo Fighters).

8 p.m. June 22. Sold out (waitlist available). City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791,


Billie Eilish

The young breakout singer behind “Ocean Eyes” and “Bad Guy” will receive a massive platform this fall with a major slot at Music Midtown. But first, she’ll support her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” with a tour that will keep her on the road until September.

With Denzel Curry. 7:30 p.m. June 23. Sold out. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Dr. NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Son Volt

On “Union,” the latest album from the alt-country rockers, Jay Farrar and the gang tackle the divisiveness of the country and offer music as the balm. The band recorded the album with a mobile unit and laid down three tracks at Mother Jones Museum in Mount Olive, Ill., (in honor of American labor activist Mary Harris “Mother” Jones) and four at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Okla.

With Old Salt Union. 8 p.m. June 25. $22-$42. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487,


Rick Springfield

The durable pop-rocker just released “Orchestrating My Life,” a collection of hits and fan favorites re-recorded with rock and orchestral arrangements. The complementary tour finds him playing with local symphonies (i.e., the ASO in Atlanta).

8 p.m. June 27. $39.50-$250. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, 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.