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Free music festival returns to Alpharetta in October

A free music festival will return to Alpharetta for its sixth straight year in October.

The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival announced its lineup last week and it features performers from across the county. The festival will be held 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13.

Various venues in downtown Alpharetta will host the festival. More information about vendors and activities will come closer to the event.


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Among the performers are Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Justin Townes Earle, Dan Wilson, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket and Alex Guthrie, an Atlanta-based singer and songwriter. The full lineup can be found on the festival’s website.

Randolph was named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All-Time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Justin Townes Earle is the son of Steve Earle, a three-time Grammy-winner.

Wilson is a member of the band Semisonic and wrote the song “Closing Time” for it, which was nominated for a Grammy in 1999. Wilson has also co-written songs with the Dixie Chicks, Adele, John Legend, Taylor Swift and Nas.

“Wire and Wood is one of my favorite events, and I am thrilled that we are able to make this event free to the community this year, through the generous support of our local businesses, partners and sponsors,” Morgan Rodgers, director of Alpharetta’s Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services, said in a statement.

Parking for the festival is free, and it will be on rain or shine. No outside food or drink is allowed.


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