GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 15TH ANNUAL EVENT THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

August 25, 2017

 

Two Fun-Filled Days Featuring Live Music, an Expansive Artist Market, Food Trucks, Craft Beer, a 5K Run, Farmers Market and Much More

 

Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2017

 

WHAT:

Raising approximately 87 thousand dollars for the Grant Park Conservancy at the 2016 event, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will once again welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for two days of nonstop fun on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2017. Presented by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and a dedicated VIP area. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 15th annual Summer Shade Festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, Monday Night Brewing craft beer, Bold Rock Cider, and Frida Kahlo Tequila and Status Vodka cocktails and more.

ADAMS REALTORS RUN FOR THE PARK 5K:  
On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are welcome to kick off the weekend’s festivities during the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy and its efforts to restore the park, the course map start and finish at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration is closed. Registration will be held onsite at 7 a.m.

 

MUSIC PERFORMER LINEUP:

 

Boulevard Stage
Saturday, August 26
12 p.m.            Blue Spirit Wheel
1 p.m.              Wheeler Boys
1:55 p.m.         Mia Green
2:55 p.m.         Jimmy Galloway
4 p.m.              David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb
5 p.m.              Grinder Nova and the Pitstop Mariachi Band
6 p.m.              James Hall & the Steady Wicked
7 p.m.              Grant Green Jr.  
8:00 p.m.         Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics

Sunday, August 27
12 p.m.            Saturation
1:15 p.m.         Indianapolis Jones
2:30 p.m.         Greg Lee
3:45 p.m.         Adron
5:10 p.m.         Michelle Malone
6:30 p.m.         Blair Crimmins

Cherokee Stage

Saturday, August 26
12:20 p.m.       Moody Hollow
1:30 p.m.         Milkysway
2:35 p.m.         Foe Killer Creek Band
3:35 p.m.         Honeywood
4:30 p.m.         Blue Mother Tupelo
5:40 p.m.         Rockabilly Kitty Rose
7:30 p.m.         Front Porch Session Players

Sunday, August 27
12:15 p.m.       Anti Trance
1:20 p.m.         Yes Ma’am
2:30 p.m.         Lord High Admirals
3:55 p.m.         The Skylarks
5:05 p.m.         Rust
6:30 p.m.         Matt Wauchope Trio

 

BENEFITTING:

The Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) - a non-profit, membership-based organization with a mission of protecting, enhancing and preserving Atlanta’s oldest park. At 131 acres, Grant Park is the fourth largest park in metro Atlanta. The Conservancy’s role is to spearhead and supplement projects in the park that could not otherwise be undertaken by the city due to reduced staff and budget cuts. Visit www.gpconservancy.org for more information.

 

SPONSORS:

Aetna, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Frida Kahlo Tequila, Kody Kapow on the Sprout network, Monday Night Brewing, Piedmont Physicians, The Swift - an EA Homes community, and Tsamma Watermelon Juice.

 

PARKING: 
Parking lots are available off Boulevard Avenue or off Cherokee Avenue. There will also be street parking along Cherokee Avenue, Park Avenue, Atlanta Avenue, Berne Street and Sydney Street. There is also a free bike valet courtesy of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition located just inside the park next to the Milledge Fountain at the intersection of Milledge Ave and Cherokee Ave.

 

VIP:

Tickets are available for the exclusive Beacon Atlanta VIP Lounge. Attendees are invited to relax in a private pavilion and enjoy complimentary food from Love, Eat, Local and premium wines, Monday Night Brewing craft beer, and the Signature Summer Shade Cocktail throughout the weekend. Special brunch fare, including gluten-free offerings, will be served on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests are also invited to enjoy private, air-conditioned restrooms, misting stations, lounge seating, and a souvenir cup. Both single day and weekend VIP tickets are available for purchase at the festival or in advance at www.summershadefestival.org/vip/.  

 

FESTIVAL GUIDE:

http://www.summershadefestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GPSSF-Guide-2017.pdf

 

RAIN OR SHINE: 

This is a rain or shine two-day event for all ages. No pets are allowed. 

 

WEBSITE:

http://www.summershadefestival.org/

 

CONNECT:

Twitter - @gpsummershade

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SummerShadeFestival/

Instagram - @gpsummershade

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