Monday, May 20, 2013
Veteran country rocker plays to a capacity crowd.
Saturday night's show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta was awesome. The beautiful and talented Janna Kramer started the night and was followed by country heartthrob Justin Moore. Darius Rucker finished the evening to an enthusiastic crowd. Next on tap Tony Bennett with very special guest Jackie Evancho, Friday, May 31.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Midwest Rock-N-Roll Express storms the stages at Encore Park.
A rainy night did not keep fans of the veteran rockers at home Sunday night. Thousands turned out to see Nugent, REO and Styx crank out their classic hits at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Seventeen concerts are scheduled at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre so far.
Seventeen concerts are scheduled so far at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, with everything from Tony Bennett to Widespread Panic having set dates. The first concert scheduled so far is a two-date bill by Widespread Panic on April 26 and 27, this Friday and Saturday. Styx returns again this year with REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. On April 26 tickets go on sale for Keith Urban's July 27 visit to Alpharetta. Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch join him as opening acts. A day later, tickets for Steely Dan's Sept. 7 concert will go on sale. Steely Dan is one of four new concerts scheduled recently. Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters also was added to the schedule on July 19. Are you a fan of The Black Crowes? Then make plans to …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The North Fulton concert venue has 12 concerts scheduled so far.
Twelve concerts are scheduled so far at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, with everything from Tony Bennett to Widespread Panic having set dates. The first concert scheduled so far is a two-date bill by Widespread Panic on April 26 & 27. Styx returns again this year with REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. Only one Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert is on the schedule so far. Expect to see three more added to the schedule. Concerts scheduled from April to October: Widespread Panic Concert Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm Styx, REO Speedwagon & Ted Nugent Sunday, May 5 at 6:40 pm The Avett Brothers and the Old Crow Medicine Show Friday, May 17, 7:30 pm Darius Rucker w/ Justin Moore & Jana Kramer Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm Tony …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre's first 2013 "show" will be the Big Apple Circus, which will pitch its big top in the parking lot off Founders Parkway next month.
The circus is coming to town, and so are Widespread Panic and the Avett Brothers. Performances are scheduled at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta. The Big Apple Circus, Widespread Panic and The Avett Brothers – with Old Crow Medicine Show – are scheduled in 2013. Big Apple Circus The Big Apple Circus won't be under the roof of the amphitheater, but that's good, because the circus is bringing its Big Top Tent to Parking Lot A for a true circus experience. The show will be Legendarium: A Journey Into Circus Past, and it marks the Big Apple Circus's first time back in Georgia for three seasons. Performances: Feb. 1-18 (Presidents Day) 1775 Founders Pkwy., Alpharetta Tickets: $20-$60 Parking: $10 cash only at the gate Widespread …
Friday, November 2, 2012
New Album, New Tour, Same Great Band
Veteran rockers Rush brought their Clockwork Angels Tour to a sold out audience at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Thursday night, Nov. 1. These guys just don't give up. This is the third time I have photographed RUSH and the show just keeps getting better and better. The band was formed in 1968 and has produced 20 albums. Rush will almost certainly come back to Encore Park. Don't miss it next time.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Canadian band's concert in Alpharetta is nearly sold out, so put on your thermals and grab your credit card to buy tickets.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Rush has been rocking since the mid-1970s, and the trio brings their "Clockwork Angels" tour to Alpharetta at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. But tickets are nearly sold out, so visit the amphitheater's website to get yours before it's too late. "Clockwork Angels" is the band's first new collection of original material in more than five years and their first studio release via Anthem/Roadrunner records. Lyrically, "Clockwork Angels" chronicles a young man’s quest across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy as he attempts to follow his dreams. The story features lost cities, pirates, anarchists, an exotic carnival, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park lights up to rock show.
Friday night's rock show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park featured Seattle's Band of Horses and Louisville, KY's My Morning Jacket. The amphitheatre was packed with a happy crowd of mostly college-aged fans. Both bands rocked out! Upcoming concerts Kick 101.5 Country Fair: Alan Jackson, Saturday, Oct. 6 An Evening with Rush, Thursday, Nov. 1
Friday, August 24, 2012
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre played host to the award-winning duo.
Sugarland rolled into Alpharetta on Thursday to put on a kind of "homecoming" concert, as many of the members either hail from Georgia or live here now. For those of you who don't know, a concert by Sugarland is filled with fan participation. Sure, many performers hold the microphone out to the crowd to belt out an occasional chorus. But for Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, there has to be more. Fans bring posters, but these aren't just you average, every day posters filled with text and maybe a hand drawn copy of a band logo. Nope, these are bedazzled, filled with photos, bordered with fringe – not drawn, but an actual fringe. And on Thursday night, there was even a train with separate cars, plus a poster with a sheep that had what …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Did you know that the first American Idol is a Vampire Diaries fan?
The stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta wasn't big enough for Kelly Clarkson and The Fray's Isaac Slade. Both artists – and Clarkson's backup singers – ran out in the audience, only to hop up on small platforms to continue their performances closer to audience members in the "cheap seats." Slade even made a mad dash up one side of the amphitheater, across the front of the lawn section and back down again. Slade took the the keyboards up in the seats. And Clarkson sang several songs from these platforms, telling the crowd that when she was a kid, if she even got into a concert it was way in the back. The crowd appreciated these efforts by the artists. Suddenly fans in the back of the amphitheatre could see the faces of …