SPOTLIGHT: LIVE MUSIC PICKS

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Photo: Jason Charme Photography

Itching to get out to a local concert? Select from these three different options—jamming under the stars at Chastain Park; music and bites on a patio; and a country slap and clap concert—this spring.

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Wayward Souls
March 20
Cook Hall
3377 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30326
404.523.3600
cookhallatlanta.com

Cook Hall’s Friday night concert series brings together local artists to perform on one Friday each month. On March 20, Wayward Souls brings their dark Americana style to the stage. The band evokes a Southern Gothic swing and amplified bluegrass sound, as ethereal tales are rooted in vocal harmonies and jangled guitar tunes. While you listen to music, sit on the patio, situated on the curve of Buckhead bend, where you can watch the cars and Lenox Mall-goers buzz by on Peachtree Street. Sip the restaurant’s craft cocktails and nosh on nibbles, such as charred chicken wings, flatbread and popcorn shrimp. The concert begins at 9 p.m. Cook Hall is located in the W Hotel, which offers three-hour complimentary parking. Concerts are free.

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Del and Dawg
March 20
Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road N.W.
Atlanta 30305
404.843.2825
thebuckheadtheatre.com

Don’t let the white hair fool you. This duo promises to deliver a compelling acoustic performance. “Del and Dawg” is the musical duo of Del McCoury and composer David Grisman. At 70, McCoury is still guitar-picking his bluegrass melodies with his band, the Del McCoury Band. Grisman is known for his bluegrass-new grass melodies. He has described his musical style as a mix of bluegrass folk and Reinhardt-era jazz. Del and Dawg bring acoustic strings to life as they strum mandolins, guitars and banjos. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com for $50.35.

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Alt-J
April 4
Chastain Park
4469 Stella Drive N.W.
Atlanta 30327
404.733.5012
altjband.com/live

Celebrate one of the first outdoor concerts of the season at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Alt-J, a popular British indie rocker band, makes a stop in Atlanta on their North American concert tour. Expect to hear hits from their debut album, An Awesome Wave, which won the British Mercury Prize in 2012, and from their 2014 album, This is All Yours. This is a non-table concert, so no carry-in beverages or food will be allowed. The band takes the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets vary based on seating location, and begin at $76 per person. Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster, Live Nation or altj.bandcom/live.

STORY: Alexa Lampasona