Piedmont Park Arts Festival 2017

Piedmont Park Arts Festival: August 19th and 20th
The Festival of the Summer Is Here And Better Than Ever

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 8th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival coming up August 19th and 20th in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is the ideal summer festival to enjoy the outdoors, browse for irresistible art and crafts as well as appreciate the beauty of Atlanta’s largest park. Visitors will enjoy a wide variety of art and crafts from over 250 local and regional artisans and craftsman. In addition, the festival will include a children’s area, local food and beverage concessions including “gourmet” food trucks and live acoustic musical performances all weekend. Best of all, the event is entirely free to attend!

Visitors will also enjoy our second attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the Longest Chain of People to Pass a Hula Hoop! Make sure to bring out family and friends to help us make history with this exceptionally fun team building activity.

For more information about the festival, please visit http://www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.

1071 Piedmont Ave. Atlanta, GA 30309

Sat., August 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun., August 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Music: Acoustic music only
Admission: Free to attend

For Media Inquiries:
Randall D. Fox
P.O. Box 422571
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Phone: (404) 873 – 1222
Email: randall@affps.com | http://www.affps.com

Summer in Atl = Patio Season

8 Patios for Sensational Summer Eats and Drinks

Summer in Atlanta consists of a series of brunch dates with bottomless mimosas, day parties, and evenings on the patio. Everyone is always on the lookout for the newest or proven favorite spots to patronize. I recently ran across a Jezebel list of patios for an “open-air affair” and had to share. Some, like O-ku and Gypsy Kitchen, are favorites of mine while others I’m looking forward to checking out, myself!

Check out the list below. Let me know if you’ve visited any of them. Add your favorite ATL patio in the comments!

1. Fuel up with Southern bites (and drinks, of course) on South City Kitchen Buckhead’s two-story patio before painting the town with your party posse. @fifthgroup

2. O-Ku is further elevating its happening rooftop scene with the addition of frosé—the perfect cocktail to pair with sushi and a view. @okuatlanta

3. Hit Basque in the Sun with your squad for a Sunday afternoon of day-drinking and people-watching over half-priced bottles of wine from Gypsy Kitchen’s swanky rooftop. @gypsykitchenatl

4. Bring your fur baby along to sunbathe on Smokebelly BBQ’s dog-friendly patio while you and your friends enjoy live music, cold suds and hot ’cue. @smokebellybbq

5. After touring Three Taverns Brewery in Decatur, head outside to sip A Night on Ponce IPA on the charming light-strung patio. @threetaverns

PS: Adding a couple more patios that I love!

6. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House: Both locations are bustling seafood houses that  draw crowds thanks to their laid-back vibe & rooftop bars with city views.

7. bartaco West Midtown: Stylish Mexican spot serving serving classic & creative tacos along with a large drinks list. (Try the fried oyster tacos!)

8. Barcelona Wine Bar: With locations in Inman Park and West Midtown, Barcelona offers unvarnished paneling, a brick fireplace, and a shaded wraparound patio. Barcelona delivers Spanish flair to Atlanta with more than 200 wines straight from Spain and, of course, tapas.

Atlanta Funk Fest 2017

Artists include: Bell Biv Devoe, Guy featuring Teddy Riley, SWV, Mystikal, En Vogue*Artists subject to change Friday – Gates open at 6pm. Saturday – Gates open at 3pm Sunday – Gates open at 2pm

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Tue, 14 Mar 2017 at 10:00 AM

#AlphaDerby – Alphas of Atlanta Kentucky Derby Themed Weekend

A Kentucky Derby-Themed Full Weekend Experience

These fundraising affairs are first-of-their-kind events; Alpha chapters from across the Metro-Atlanta area have all collaborated, bringing the best that each chapter offers to put on a first-class weekend. Alphas with chapters located in Atlanta, Morrow, Gwinnett, Cobb, Conyers, East Point, Henry County, and Dekalb will ALL be represented! From the Kick-off Social on Friday, to the classy Sunday Jazz Brunch, if you’re not in Louisville, Kentucky for the Derby, THIS is the place to be seen!

Why all the fuss? It is really all about the hats… The Kentucky Derby is the most well-known horse race in the world. It’s run the first Saturday in May (May 6, 2017) in the late afternoon (6PM). Yes, it’s steeped in tradition and ushers in the Spring season, but the bottom line is, it gives us an excuse to dress up and party! Ladies wear large hats, men wear seersucker suits and bowties, and both sip mint juleps well into the evening. Come out, bring your folks, and benefit multiple great causes – all in one weekend.


FRIDAY, MAY 5th: KICK-OFF SOCIAL (The Westin Hotel Buckhead)

Welcome to Atlanta! The take-over the Westin Buckhead begins. Join us at our host hotel for a night of partying to get the weekend started. Leave the hats at home (but maybe bring a hand-towel for the turn up). Live music, DJ, on site vendors, ample cash bars, professional photography, stocked hospitality suite, ambiance, and more!

SATURDAY, MAY 6th: #AlphaDerby (City Club of Buckhead)

Our signature fundraiser. Enjoy the luxury of one of Atlanta’s most exclusive indoor/outdoor venues, the members-only City Club of Buckhead. After you valet park, be sure to peruse the hand-selected vendors, bid on an item during the silent auction, eat premium food, visit any of the cash bars to take advantage of our special priced signature drinks, view the fashionistas and dapper gentlemen, watch the best hat competition, view a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby, dance the afternoon away to the live 8 piece band or two of Atlanta’s best DJs, walk away with a parting gift, get caught on camera by professional photographers and videographers… whew, we’ll stop there. Trust us – nothing is left to chance.

SUNDAY, MAY 7th: JAZZ BRUNCH (The Westin Hotel Buckhead)

How do you cap off a weekend of style, panache, and class? Jazz (and bottomless mimosas of course)! Join the brothers of A Phi A as we celebrate and toast to a great weekend with a live band, DJ, impeccable meal, on site vendors, and more. An ideal setting to relax and perhaps reconnect with those you met over the weekend will be provided. The mid-morning brunch menu was created and prepared under the guidance of one of the best culinary artists in Atlanta. Sunday brunch at The Westin Hotel is renown, and now YOU get to pull up a seat and taste for yourself.

Our event travel partners include the luxurious Westin Hotel in Buckhead and Delta Airlines. Atlanta welcomes ALL with open arms and a bit of southern charm. All proceeds will benefit eight (8) 501c3 Education Foundations in the Metro. Corporate sponsorships, online ticket sales, and travel bookings begin January 2017 at: http://www.AlphaDerbyWeekend.com

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at 10:00 AM

HCC Fan Club Legacy Presale : Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at 10:00 AM

Premium Package Presale : Wed, 14 Dec 2016 at 10:00 AM

HCC Fan Club New Member Presale : Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at 10:00 AM

Fan Club Bundle : Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at 10:00 AM

Joe Walsh Fan Club Presale : Thu, 15 Dec 2016 at 10:00 AM

Premium Package Onsale : Fri, 16 Dec 2016 at 10:00 AM