HEAD TO CANDLER PARK FOR BANDS AND BREWS
Railroaded by COVID-19 this spring, the Candler Park Music Festival is back on track for Labor Day Weekend with a jam-packed mash-up of homespun fun on Sept. 5-6. Shop the open-air Artist Market with 40- plus vendors, grab a bite at the food trucks (from Atlanta BBQ to King of Pops), and chill out with craft brews and live tunes.
Bands on tap include Old Crow Medicine Show, Galactic, Moon Taxi, JJ Grey & Mofro, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Spafford, The Vegabonds, Hedonistas, Voodoo Visionary and Webster Band Atlanta. “It’s rootsy and funk with a splash of rock ’n’ roll,” says Josh Antenucci, producer of the festival and managing partner at Rival Entertainment. Over the past decade, organizers have worked hard to package national talent with local offerings in a community setting with fan-friendly ticket prices, he says. “It’s an incomparable boutique festival experience each year.”
CANDLER PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sept. 5-6 (gates open at noon)
Tickets: $25-$80 (under 12 free with ticketed adult)
1500 McClendon Ave.
Contributing Writer, Simply Buckhead; journalist and graphic designer