Candler Park Music and Food Festival
Photo: Courtesy of Candler Park Music and Food Festival/For the AJC
Photo: Courtesy of Candler Park Music and Food Festival/For the AJC

Candler Park Music + Food Festival announces 2018 music lineup 

The full music lineup for the 2018 Candler Park Music + Food Festival has been announced by Rival Entertainment. 

The neighborhood festival’s 10th year, which will include a food village, artist market, adult field games and a cocktail bar, will take place over the first two days of June at 1500 McLendon Ave. Organizers expect the event to draw more than 20,000 attendees.

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As for live music, the festival will feature Lettuce; Keller Williams’ PettyGrass featuring The HillBenders; and Larkin Poe on June 1. The following day will include sets from Gov’t Mule; Houndmouth; SUSTO; Twiddle; Busty & The Bass; and Webster. 

One band is yet to be known, as this year’s event includes the addition of The Terrapin Beer Co. Battle of the Bands. Acts will compete on May 11 for the chance to perform during the opening slot on June 1. 


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Food vendors include staples such as Sweet Auburn BBQ, Tex's Tacos, Island Noodles, Jalapeno Corndogs Concessions, Lisa's Crêperie, Makara Mediterranean, Revolution Gelato, Southern Routes and the Super Tot Truck.

Gates open at 4 p.m. on June 1 and at noon on June 2. Weekend ticket prices are $25 for general admission and $60 for VIP through April 15, and will then increase. 

The festival is an all-ages event. Children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult ticketholder get in free.

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