Alpharetta might not be known first for her music scene; but that’s just because we like to keep it hushed. We prefer to keep our local music to ourselves. But fame is sneaking up on us as regional and national media take notice of the eclectic selection of musical talent and unique venues
within our borders.
Chukkar Farm Concert Series
1140 Liberty Grove Rd., Alpharetta/Milton, 30004
Chukkar Farm is over 100 acres of rolling landscapes and breathtaking views of the polo field. Concerts are coordinated by Home By Dark featuring James Casto. From Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe to the clubs of New York City to the airwaves across the globe, James Casto’s percussive-piano-pop, keyboards and soulful pop vocals have created a loyal following of fans. These concerts are the first Saturday evening of each month from May (yes, we’re starting a month early this year!) to November. Come enjoy an incredible night of acoustic music with some of the best performing songwriters in the country at one of the most scenic venues in Georgia. Special reserved seating in the Pavilion.
June 2nd and 3rd: Emily Shackelton, Jonathan Kingham
June 30th and July 1st: Kyshona Armstrong, Sarah Darling
July 28th: Nathan Angelo, Marcia Ramirez
August 4th and 5th: Michael Logan, Beth Wood
The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, 30005
Designed by musicians for musicians, The Velvet Note’s listening room has been meticulously crafted by acoustic design engineer George Seldon (a protégée of the great George Lucas) to provide the purest vocal and instrumental reception available to a live audience. Open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Velvet Note (full restaurant and bar) is quickly gaining visibility as one of the most unique things to do in Atlanta. The Velvet Note was named one of the best jazz clubs in America and Atlanta’s best jazz club! Guest attire ranges from smart casual to polished. They never charge a food or drink minimum. Open Mic Jam Thursdays.
June 2nd Morgan Guerin’s CD Release of The Saga II
June 3rd The Velvet Note 5th Anniversary Celebration
June 9th CD Release: The Christian Sands Trio
June 11th Jazz Performer Ola Onabule
June 17th Joe Alterman Trio
July 7th and 8th Noah Preminger Quartet
Matilda’s Under the Pines
377 South Main Street, Alpharetta, 30009
Matilda’s has always been a hub where artists and musicians come together with those who appreciate their talents. In May of 2016 Matilda’s opened a boutique cottage market to compliment the popular music venue. The Market is open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-4pm. Most shows start at 8:30pm.
June 3rd Cody Marlow
June 10th Caleb Warren
June 24th Breeze Kings
July 1st Rachel Baiman Band
July 4th Packway Handle Band
July 8th Cumberland Collective
July 22nd BJ Wilbanks & Donna Hopkins
July 29th Jennifer Daniels