North Fulton cities announce free summer concert series lineups

Cosmic Charlies is a Grateful Dead cover band playing City Green Live in Sandy Springs on June 14. They are one of the many bands helping residents in north Fulton County make the best of the summer heat.

If you can’t beat the summer heat, at least you can enjoy it. That’s the theory behind the four free summer concert series lineups that were recently announced in north Fulton County.

Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell and Sandy Springs are all starting their parties in May and running them until the heat just barely starts to let up.

Alpharetta announced Tuesday on Facebook that its Saturday series at Brooke Street Park near city hall begins May 18 with the Alpharetta Symphony. Home by Dark, a collection of musicians, will be fronted by different guest artists for basically the rest of the series, which ends Sept. 14.

See the full lineups hereAlpharettaJohns CreekRoswell and Sandy Springs

Some of the guests artists include Caeland Garner from NBC’s “The Voice” and also band members of Miranda Lambert and Christopher Cross.

Johns Creek has announced that it will kick off its season on May 3 with Chicago Rewired, a Chicago cover band. They will also have Sister Hazel — the Gainesville, Fla. rock group best known for 1997's "All for You" — and end with the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 5.

The gates of Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater, 3150 Old Alabama Road, open at 6 p.m. and the shows start an hour later. Food trucks will be around, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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Roswell announced Friday that its six concerts will be the first Saturday of each month starting on May 4 and ending Oct. 5. Beer, wine, and sangria will be available for purchase at each concert at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road.

The Aug. 3 show will feature Athens-born Family and Friends, which Roswell described like so: “The band’s infectious, dynamic anthems are intoxicating in a live setting, with epic builds that crash over the roar of two dueling drummers.”

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In Sandy Springs, the food trucks get to City Springs at 6:30 p.m. and bands hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. for City Green Live on Friday nights.

There will be everything from Grateful Dead cover band Cosmic Charlie to an Eagles cover band named 7 Bridges Road. City Green Live ends Sept. 27.

Don’t forget a blanket.

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