Jill Scott will perform at the Fox Theatre on July 7.

Things to do July 6-8: Foreigner, Jill Scott, yoga and a film festival

Jill Scott and Foreigner will be among the concerts happening in metro Atlanta this weekend.

And you can’t go wrong with either.

Let’s start with Foreigner. The three-time Grammy nominated rock group will bring its “Juke Box Heroes Tour” to Alpharetta on July 7.

Then, songstress Jill Scott will bring her powerful vocals to the Fox Theatre.

If you want more, there’s a film festival, yoga and more fireworks at Stone Mountain Park.


You can squeeze in a few remaining days of fireworks at Stone Mountain Park.

Billed as the “Fantastic Fourth Celebration,” the event will include nightly fireworks displays, attractions and high-flying dog shows, where visitors can watch dogs at the Historic Square do stunts, Frisbee catching and dock-diving. It runs through July 7, 2018.

Each night the fireworks will be followed by the park’s popular laser show, which features music, animation, water effects, a laser canopy and a fleet of robotic drones launched with music in front of the 825-foot mountain face.

July 1-7. Attraction hours, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; laser show and fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Attraction price: $31.95 online ($34.95 at gate); children ages 3-11, $29.95. Laser show and fireworks: Free with $20 parking. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, Ga. stonemountainpark.com.


Atlanta Film Series presents the 9th Annual Atlanta Shortsfest July 6 - 7 at the Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta.

The festival showcases and promotes a diverse mix of short films, with a running time under 45 minutes each, with appearances by the filmmakers from several different nations.

More than 70 short films will be shown at Atlanta Shortsfest, which is part of the popular Atlanta Film Series. Categories includes animated shorts, LGBTQ, drama, sc-fi and horror and documentary.

Times vary per category. July 6-July 7, 2018. $10-$50. Synchronicity Theatre, 1545 Peachtree St. N.E. #102, Atlanta, Ga.. Validation tickets for $5 parking in the Peachtree Pointe deck. www.atlantashortsfest.com


If you like rock and you love Foreigner, this is a show worth checking out. The “Juke Box Heroes Tour” will also feature Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening .

Bonham is the son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham.

(L-R) Musicians Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen and Jeff Pilson of Foreigner perform during Live Nation’s celebration of The 3rd Annual National Concert Day at Irving Plaza earlier this year in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Live Nation)
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Founded in 1976, Foreigner’s debut album produced such classics as “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.”

David Coverdale founded Whitesnake, which has earned multi-platinum status for numerous albums, including “Trouble,” “Ready and Willing” and “Come An’ Get It.”

The show is part of 97.1 The River’s annual birthday celebration.

7 p.m. July 7, 2018. $19.71-$350. Verizon Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, Ga.. 404-733-5010 www.vzwamp.com/events/.


Jill Scott will be in Atlanta for her “Live in the Moment Tour” on July 7.

The award-winning versatile “Jilly from Philly” brings her sultry vocals to the Fox Theatre. The multi-talented Scott is also an actress and author of “The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott.”poet, has belted out such hits as “Golden” and “Cross My Mind.” At some point, you can expect Scott to go barefoot and to have her fans know the lyrics as well as she does.

8 p.m. July 7, 2018. $45.50-$150, plus fees. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.

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The exhibition opening of “American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart,” opens July 7 at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. The exhibit, which is part of the museum’s 15th anniversary, runs through Nov. 18.

Marty Stuart performs at the Austin360 Amphitheater in 2017.  Credit: Suzanne Cordeiro/ For American-Statesman
Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro// American-Statesman

Stuart will lead a lecture on his work as a photographer and how his exhibit became a reality at 1:30 p.m. on July 7. He will sign copies of his CDs and books after the lecture. At 7 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, five time Grammy-winner Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will perform hits from throughout their career at the Grand Theatre,

Lecture. 1:30 pm. and 7 p.m. July 7, 2018. $5-$15. Booth Western Art Museum, 501 Museum Dr. Cartersville, Ga. www.boothmuseum.org. Concert. $42-$52 plus tax at the Grand Theatre, 7 N. Wall St. Cartersville. www.thegrandtheatre.org

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Osatyam partners with Charis Books and More for Yoga At Charis, an event for all levels physical ability. Participants are guided through a series of yoga poses that promote wellness within the body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga At Charis keeps a strong focus on breathing and increasing full body awareness and connection to spirit. The instructor adjusts each practice based on the comfort level of the group and encourages each practitioner to move within their abilities.

Yoga At Charis is a donation-based class. Participants can bring their own mats.

11 a.m.-noon. July 8, 2018. Suggested donation $5-$20. Charis Books & More, 1189 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 404-524-0304 www.charisbooksandmore.com

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