Free Concerts in Atlanta: Summer Concert Series in Atlanta and surrounding area

Free Summer Concert Series in Atlanta


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Another fun thing to do with family in Atlanta during the summertime is attending the free summer concert series. There are several options for families to enjoy. Bring the kids and leave the stress behind to enjoy the fun concerts in the park. Check out our list of free summer concert series around town for 2012 Concerts in the Parks Guide.

Free Summer Concert Series around Atlanta, Georgia



Atlanta: Wednesday WindDown @ Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta’s longest running FREE concert series has been entertaining music lovers for over a decade! Relax with an evening of live entertainment every Wednesday, April through September from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Park’s Southern Company Amphitheater.  Enjoy everything from jazz to contemporary music performed by your favorite local and national touring acts. Past performers include Ken Ford, Joey Sommerville, Melvin Miller, Marcus Johnson, Bernard Lynette, Steven Charles, Bobby Lyle, Phil Davis and many more!

Location: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Georgia

More info: Wednesday WindDown 2012

2012 Wednesday WindDown Line-Up:

  • May 16th – The ConSoulTant the ConSoulTant, MVP Band
  • Jun 6th –  Soulantis, Elliot Holden, Kayenne
  • Jun 13th – 1st Generation Band
  • Jun 20th – CC laflor
  • Jul 11th – The 9-1-1 Band
  • Jul 18th – Cancelled
  • Jul 25th – Melvin Miller Melvin Miller


Decatur: Blue Sky Concert @ The Square Decatur

Enjoy a free mid-week lunchtime music break every Wednesday in May at the Community Bandstand on the square in downtown Decatur. Bring your lunch or purchase a special to-go lunch from a nearby restaurant and enjoy live performances from a variety of artists. Brought to you by Decatur Business Association.

Location: Downtown Decatur, Decatur, Georgia

More info: Blue Sky Concert 2012

2012 Blue Sky Concert Line-Up:

  • May 2nd – McNary – Alt-country
  • May 9th – The Loose Shoes Band- Classic rock and blues covers
  • May 16th – Zydeco T – Zydeco
  • May 23th – Alex Richard Commins and Todd Prusin – Acoustic folk
  • May 30th – Joe Gransden – Jazz


Douglasville: Wednesday Wind Down

Bring your lawn chair and relax to smooth jazz and blues music performed live Wednesdays in June, July and August. The series will conclude with an “End of Summer Concert.”

Location: O’Neal Plaza, Douglasville, Georgia

More info: Douglasville Wednesday Wind Down 2012

Date: Wednesdays, June 6 – August 8, 2012 – End of Summer Concert August 11, 2012



Covington: Luncheon Concert on the Square @ Downtown Covington

Sponsored by Main Street Covington and the Arts Association in Newton County – bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the warm weather while listening to the soothing sounds of music on the Historic Covington Square every Thursday at noon during the month of May.  770-385-2077 or 770-786-8188 for information

Location: Historic Covington Square, Covington, Georgia

More info: Luncheon Concert on the Square

2012 Luncheon Concert on the Square Line-Up:

  • May 17th – The MacDaddy Band
  • May 24th – Funky Bluester
  • May 31st – Smooth Vibes



Atlanta: Friday Night Live @ Atlantic Station

Rock out in Central Park EVERY Friday with live music from some of Atlanta’s best bands!! Each week a new, up and coming artist will perform on the stages in Central Park from 7-9PM. Performances will consist of genres from country to rock to jazz to blues. The concert will run from Friday, April 6 – Friday, November 23, 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM. Check website for latest line-up.

Location: Central Park in Atlantic Station, Atlanta, Georgia

More info: Friday Night Live 2012

2012 Friday Night Live Line-Up:

  • May 4th- Jam Era
  • May 11th- And Love
  • May 18th- The Buggs
  • May 25th- Frets on Fire


Lawrenceville: Moonlight & Music Concert Series

Enjoy the warm summer evenings at the outdoor “Moonlight & Music” Concert Series. Each show offers a various style of music including Motown, acoustic singer/songwriter, blues, Bluegrass, and a Beatles tribute! Concerts will be held on the fourth Friday of each month from May – September.

The concerts are FREE outdoor lawn events but reserved tables for six can be rented beginning at $65+ by contacting the Lawrenceville Visitors Center at 678.226.2639. In a effort to continue the Moonlight & Music Concert Series as Lawrenceville’s (and even Gwinnett’s) own mini-Chastain Park, attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner or visit one of the restaurants on the downtown square for catering or take-out packages. The lawn and table seating are available starting at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn, 185 E. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA

More info: Moonlight & Music Concert Series 2012

2012 Moonlight & Music Concert Series Line-Up:

  • May 25th – Sons of Sailors, Jimmy Buffett Cover Band
  • June 22nd – Grains of Sand
  • July 27th – Shawn Mullins
  • August 24th – Abbey Road LIVE!, Beatles Tribute Band
  • September 28th – The Highball’s- 80’s Cover Band


Marietta: Glover Park Concert Series

The Glover Park Concert Series is the place to be in Marietta for summer concerts each month April through September. The park is the perfect setting for families and friends to enjoy a picnic and listen to music under the stars. All concerts are FREE and begin at 8 p.m. For information call 770-794-5601. Only blankets and lawn chairs are allowed in the park and may be set up after 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

Location: Glover Park, Marietta, Georgia

More info: Glover Park Concert Series 2012

2012 Glover Park Concert Series Line-Up:

  • May 25th – Still Swinging (Big Band)
  • June 29th – China Grove (Doobie Bros Tribute Band)
  • July 27th – The Fabulous Expressions (Beach)
  • August 24th – Yacht Rock Schooner (Party Rock)
  • August 25th – GSO Jazz
  • September 28th – Atlanta Pleasure Band (R&B)



Buford: Summer Concert Series @ Mall of Georgia

Mall of Georgia’s Movies Under the Stars and Summer Concert Series

Every Saturday, May 26th- July 28th (exluding July 7th) Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a Concert and Movie every Saturday night!

Location: Mall of Georgia, Buford, Georgia

More info: Mall of Georgia Summer Concert 2012

2012 Mall of Georgia Summer Concert Series:

  • May 26th – Band: 12 oz. Prophets
  • June 2nd – Band: Midnite Cruzer
  • June 9th – Band: HERO
  • June 16th – Band: 3 Way Street
  • June 23rd – Band: Drowning Creek
  • June 30th – Band: The Mike Veal Band
  • July 14th – Band: Foxes & Fossils
  • July 21st – Band: Line 6
  • July 28th – Band: The Ron Jonsons



Decatur: Concert on the Square @ Downtown Decatur

Every Saturday night in May at the Community Bandstand on the square in downtown Decatur. Pack your picnic, bring your quilts and blankets and enjoy an evening of free musical entertainment. Brought to you by Decatur Business Association

Location: Downtown Decatur, Decatur, Georgia

More info: Concert on the Square 2012

2012 Concert on the Square Line-Up:

  • May 5th – High Strung String Band
  • May 12th – TBA – Part of Decatur Greenfest
  • May 19th – Tom Hill and The Midnight Suns
  • May 26th – Uptown Entertainment Band


Woodstock: Woodstock Concert Series 2012

2012 marks the 15th season for Georgia’s best summer concert series and the second in our newly expanded Park at City Center. Since 1998, the City of Woodstock has hosted thousands of people in Downtown Woodstock by providing these free family friendly concerts.

We hope that you come join us in beautiful Downtown Woodstock this summer! All concerts begin at 7:30 PM. All concerts are free of charge, no tickets are required.

Location: Park at City Center, Woodstock, Georgia

More info: Woodstock Concert Series 2012

2012 Concert on the Square Line-Up:

  • May 5th – High Strung String Band
  • May 12th – TBA – Part of Decatur Greenfest
  • May 19th – Tom Hill and The Midnight Suns
  • May 26th – Uptown Entertainment Band



Atlanta: Unplugged In The Park @ Park Tavern

99X, Park Tavern, Miller Lite, and Bacardi have teamed up once again to get music fans up close and personal with some of today’s best singer-songwriters as we present the 2012 Unplugged in the Park Music series. Back for its 10th consecutive year providing the best FREE music in Atlanta, in the best atmosphere in town each Sunday throughout the summer, this Unplugged season promises to have something for everyone.

Music starts each Sunday at 7pm and while the Unplugged series is a 21 and older show, children will be admitted when accompanied by a parent.

Location: 500 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

More info: Unplugged In The Park 2012

2012 Unplugged In The Park Line-Up:

  • May 13th – Charlie Mars
  • May 20th – Larkin Poe
  • June 3rd – Delta Moon
  • June 10th – Alicia Witt
  • June 17th – Packway Handle Band
  • June 24th – Griffin House
  • July 1st – Kevn Kinney
  • July 8th – Katie Herzig
  • July 15th – JK & The Lost Boys
  • July 22nd – Callaghan
  • July 29th – Rayland Baxter
  • Aug 5th – Rachel Platten
  • Aug 12th – Lauren St. Jane & The Westerns
  • Aug 19th – Chris Barron
  • Aug 26th – Will Turpin & The Way The Romans
  • Sept 9th – Delta Saints
  • Sept 16th – Will be announced on June 3rd!
  • Sept 23rd – Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
  • Sept 30th – Headliner to be announced July 16th