Chamblee Summer Concert Series
May 6th, June 2nd, July 4th, August 4th Downtown Chamblee, 6:30pm (July 4th show held at Keswick Park)
Join us this summer as we bring four nights of live music to Chamblee. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, or reserve one of our VIP Tables to enjoy an evening of good music in Downtown Chamblee.
May 6th- The Mike Veal Band
The Summer Concert Series returns to Chamblee on May 6th as we welcome The Mike Veal Band! Join us for our first Saturday concert in downtown Chamblee during which we will also celebrate the Chamblee Charter High School Centennial.
The Mike Veal Band plays a hot combination of blues, rock, funk and fun! Diverse musical backgrounds and regional influences color each member's contribution to the tight sound for which the band is loved.
Born and raised in the heart of the deep south, Lead Vocalist Mike Veal is no stranger to the blues. As a child living in the towns of Milledgeville and Macon in south Georgia, Mike was strongly influenced by area musicians and singers whose lives and songs reflected the true origins of American Blues. As he grew, Veal found himself drawn to the soulful voices of Otis Redding, James Brown and Gregg Allman. Those early influences still strongly color Mike's style today. At 16, Mike started singing professionally with Sansara Show Band, and later worked with Johnny Rivers, and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. Today, working with long-time friends and bandmates, Mike consistently delivers 110% on stage, believing "you should never do a song you can't lose yourself in".
June 2nd- Big Sam's Funky Nation
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk. Ryan White, of the Oregonian, says the band is “tight enough (and hot enough) to turn coal into a diamond!” The band is led by trombone powerhouse, Big Sam Williams, formerly the trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who the San Francisco Chronicle calls “the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz.” Big Sam refuses to let the audience sit still. Between the band’s solos, Big Sam’s signature dance moves and his distinctive trombone riffs, the energy level is high voltage when this band takes the stage! Complete Bio
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. While playing small rock clubs around the Southeast he developed a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. Now four years, and five hundred shows later, he has toured the country playing large venues and has opened for acts such as Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of trumpet, clarinet and trombone. His debut 2010 release The Musical Stylings Of became a college radio sensation on WRAS Atlanta making him the most requested band on the air. In 2012 Crimmins showed his musical diversity by writing and recording the full score for the independent short film “Old Man Cabbage”. The following year, Crimmins was the critics pick for Best Song Writer of 2013 in Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL issue. His last album entitled Sing-a-longs! went to #21 on the EuroAmerican radio chart and earned him a nomination at The Georgia Music Awards for Best Jazz Artist. Blair Crimmins has now released his anticipated 4th studio album You Gotta Sell Something. The band will be touring through 2017 performing their newest songs from the record as well as old favorites from his past recordings.
July 4th- Band X
Band X is a high-energy group of talented musicians and lead singers dedicated to providing interactive live entertainment. Looking for adrenaline-charged show bands and things to do in Atlanta, or anywhere Band X is Atlanta's Best Party Rock Band and just might be the foremost entertainers for Atlanta events and east coast entertainment on the US music scene today. With major touring experience, these professional musicians, dancers and lead singers electrify audiences, create entertainment news, and share the bands stage with some of the biggest attractions in entertainment music.Accomplishments include sensational special events, corporate events, weddings, wedding receptions, outdoor festivals, and private parties in Atlanta, GA and all across the USA. Average wedding bands or even a simple cover band can’t compete with our “Live Band”.
August 4th- Everclear and The Bitteroots
Art Alexakis – Vocals, Guitar
Davey French – Guitar, Vocals
Freddy Herrera – Bass, Vocals
Freddy Herrera – Bass, Vocals
Jake Margolis – Drums
It’s been 20 years since Everclear released their 1997 multiplatinum smash So Much For The Afterglow, yet the album remains a beloved fan favorite, and continues to inspire new generations of musicians & fans today. Bolstered by the record’s enduring popularity, Everclear are about to embark on a highly anticipated tour celebrating its milestone anniversary, with plans to perform the album front to back, including some tracks the band has never played live.
As the band’s third full-length, So Much ForThe Afterglow more...
Mike Davis – drums/percussion
Laura Dees – vocals
Bill Taylor – bass/vocals
Kyle Bryant - guitars
Derron Nuhfer - saxophone
The Bitteroots are an Atlanta/Decatur-based original jam-rock band founded in 2008. Fronted by female vocalist Laura Dees, the band has a sound that’s been called a “unique brand of soulful rock.” The Bitteroots’ groove-oriented approach to rock n roll has drawn comparisons to the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Melissa Etheridge, and Janis Joplin. From pop melodies to extended jams, The Bitteroots’ sets run the gamut with something for everybody.
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Parking will be available at the Chamblee Plaza Shopping Center (on Peachtree Boulevard across from Broad Street). An Olde Time Trolley will be traveling back and forth between Downtown Chamblee and Chamblee Plaza to transport concert goers. Trolley will run from 6:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Park and ride the trolley for no additional charge!
Please use the parking area between the Dunkin' Donuts and the Citgo gas station. The trolley stop will be located in the front of the lot between those two locations.
HANDICAP PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CHAMBLEE CIVIC CENTER
After 5 p.m. Peachtree Road will be closed in front of City Hall in Downtown Chamblee.
Food service begins at 6 p.m.
Food, beverages and beer will be available for purchase onsite. Guests may bring their own food and beverages (alcohol excluded).
If you would like to be a food vendor at any of our shows contact Chris Madden for information.
Our concert VIP Tables provide up front seating at our concert. Save yourself the trouble of bringing out your chairs and blankets and show up to a table for up to 8 people that is ready to be occupied by your party! Tables cost $200 and payments need to be made at the time of reservation. Reservations should be made no later than the Wednesday prior to each concert. Table are limited, so be sure to reserve yours in advance.
Reserve your VIP Table!
For more information contact Chris Madden or call 770.986.5016.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Help support free local events while also gaining exposure for your business by sponsoring the Chamblee Summer Concert Series! Packages are available for any marketing budget. Contact Chris Madden to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.