Mother Nature is going to be a dancing fool this summer in DeKalb County.
The Dunwoody Nature Center has announced the lineup for its summer concert series.
There will be everything from a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band to a New Orleans parade-style outfit.
The first concert will be May 12 and the last on July 21.
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The performances are heldevery other Saturday in the meadow, under the shade of the sweetgum and magnolia trees. They run from 7 to 9 p.m. Come on by at 6 p.m. for picnicking, games and “craft beer specifically chosen for each show.”
Set yourselves up at the center’s picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, back porch deck, or bring your own blanket and chairs.
The concerts are free for members; it’s $50 a year per family. For non-member families: adults pay $5, children pay $3 and it’s free from children age 3 and younger. Tickets can be purchasing in advance or at the nature center.
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You can park at the center or at the construction site for the new Austin Elementary School, formerly the baseball fields, which is a minute walk to the venue.
The Dunwoody Nature Center created a Spotify playlist of the bands that will be performing (Note: Wren and the Wravens was previously known as Secondhand Swagger and Abby Wren & What It Is):
Here’s the lineup and descriptions of the bands:
May 12, Sunset Ride (classic rock)
“Sunset Ride is a sure-fire hit striking the perfect balance between many generations of music lovers!”
May 26, Wasted Potential Brass Band (”New Orleans Party Band”)
“They feature heavy brass and the real gem, the rhythm section. WPBB is a favorite at bars, festivals, parties, and the streets of Atlanta.”
June 9, Peachtree Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band)
“It’s no frills, no costumes, no make-up ... just regular guys playing great music.”
June 23, Heather Gillis Band (Rock, Roots)
“Heather Gillis, is the complete package as a guitarist, lap steel player, songwriter, singer and arranger ... Heather is a full-time member of (Allman Brothers drummer) Butch Trucks’ current band “Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band.”
July 7, Wren and the Wravens (Retro Soul)
“With energy that is uniting and infectious, Wren and the Wravens' music brings together people of all walks of life.”
July 21, Honeyboy and Boots (Americana)
Honeyboy and Boots are a husband/wife, guitar and cello duo with a unique style that is all their own ... Their sound embodies Americana, traditional folk, alt country, and blues.”
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