In 1998, the City of Woodstock began what has since come to be known as one of the best summer concert series in Georgia. The popularity of these family friendly concerts has grown each year and with the lineup of bands scheduled for this summer, that trend should continue.
This year, the Woodstock Concert Series is scheduled to begin on May 11th and continue with a performance each month until the final show on September 14th.
The full schedule and lineup for this year’s series –
May 11 – Little Texas
Since 1988 this band also known as “the hardest working band in country music” has played up to 300 shows a year. Top 10 hits, grammy nominations and opening for such music legends as Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood led to their own arena-headlining tours. Now, after some down time to relax, spend time with family and work on individual projects, Little Texas is Back!
June 8 – Yacht Rock Revue
Billed as the “Finest tribute to 70’s light rock to ever perform anywhere. EVER”. Yacht Rock Revue blurs the lines between a tribute band, an original act and even a comedic troupe. Their renditions of famous tunes from Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and the rest of the Time-Life Infomercial catalog have made them crowd favorites.
July 13 – Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project
For the past two decades, Atlanta native Ed Roland has been the front man and heart of the platinum-selling rock band Collective Soul. He has written seven #1 radio hits, and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. For Roland’s new project, he teamed up with a group of friends and musicians for a new approach to his classic hit-making style. Their 2013 debut album is “Devil ‘n Darlins”.
August 10 – The Dazz Band
The Dazz Band formed in the late 70’s and derive their name from a contraction of “danceable jazz”. After minor hits in 1978 and 1979 they signed to Motown Records where they became one of the label’s hottest acts of the 80’s. They are best known for their Top 10 hit “Let It Whip” in 1982 which won them a Grammy award for the best performance by an R&B Vocal Duo or Group.
September 14 – The Marshall Tucker Band
One of the pioneers of the Southern rock genre in the early 1970’s which blended rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country and gospel. The band scored hits with such songs as “Can’t You See” and “Heard It in a Love Song” and were known for collaborations on their multi platinum selling albums with other popular artists such as Elvin Bishop and Charlie Daniels. The group continues to record and perform, playing between 150 and 200 shows per year.
If you go –
- The music starts at 7:30, but plan on arriving early to set up your chairs or blankets. While waiting for the festivities to begin, enjoy one of the many restaurants the downtown area has to offer or do a little “pre-concert” shopping at one of the many unique retailers.
- There are vendors on premises, serving a variety of food items. Picnics and coolers are welcome. Alcohol is not. These are family friendly events
- Be sure to pack an umbrella. Most concerts will continue through brief rain showers.
For more information – www.woodstockconcertseries.com