For rockin' families: 5 kid-friendly music venues in metro Atlanta

The Piedmont is alive with the sound of family-friendly music around Atlanta, y'all. If you enjoy the experience of listening to live music, whether it's classical, folk or pop, share the experience with your little ones by taking them to see a few family-oriented shows. All around Atlanta, you'll find a wide range of music venues suitable for the whole family.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Family Concerts. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4900. Atlanta Symphony.

It's never too early to expose your little ones to classical music, and nobody knows this better than the organizers of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Family Concerts. Along with a beautifully stimulating arrangement of music, families will experience classic children's tales reenacted by an award winning cast of actors and dancers. These not-to-miss concerts truly fill the senses with the magical combination of music and story.

Chukkar Farm TGIF Concert Series. 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta. 770-664-1533. Chukkar Farm Polo Club.
Come over to the Chukkar Farm on the third Friday of every month for the TGIF Concert Series. At these "Chastain-style" events, your entire family can enjoy a picnic dinner under the stars on either lawn or reserved table seating. Presented by Atlanta Plays it Forward and the Chukkar Farm Polo Club, this concert series will feature a wide variety of music and offers a little something for every musical taste. Proceeds from every event will benefit different local charities. The Carlos Museum Family Concerts. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-4282. Carlos Museum.
Made possible by the Christian Humann Foundation, the Carlos Museum Family Concerts allow your family to experience enchanting chamber music performed by The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Hosted in the Reception Hall at the Carlos Museum of Emory, each concert will last around an hour and allows children to learn about chamber music in a comfortable and relaxing way. Arrive early to explore the Carlos Museum, which showcases an impressive collection of artifacts from all over the world.

 Morningside  Lenox  Park  Association  Concerts In the Park. Sidney Marcus Park, 786 Cumberland Road NE, Atlanta. MLPA.
Bring the whole family down to Sidney Marcus Park in Atlanta for the Morningside Lenox Park Association's Concerts in the Park series. Whether you enjoy bluegrass, rock, folk or kids' music, this concert series has you covered. At this family-friendly event, you can bring a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show, and dancing is encouraged. Family movie nights on an inflatable screen will also follow some events.

Chattahoochee Nature Center Sundays on the River Concert Series. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Surround yourself with the natural beauty of the Chattahoochee Nature Center while listening to live music at the CNC Sundays on the River Concert Series. Taking place on the second Sunday of each month at 7:30 p.m., the Chattahoochee Nature Center encourages families to arrive early to tour the grounds before the music begins and to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show.

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