Thursday, May 30, 2013

DECATUR Beach Party Friday June 14

Head to downtown Decatur on Friday, June 14 from 5-11 pm for the annual Beach Party, brought to you by the Decatur Business Association. Celebrate the start of summer at the famous Ponce de Leon Beach with 60 tons of sand, a kids board walk with all kinds of fun games, live music, dancing on the plaza, a food court, cold beverages and guaranteed great times for all ages!

The Beach Party welcomes headliner A1A, “the original and official Jimmy Buffet tribute band,” dancing and relaxing on the plaza. And for the younger set, Douglas Brake and the Sizzle, Hiss, Pop Band return for a special kid’s concert.

*Friday June 14th, 5-11pm*

General Admission: $7
Children (3-12): $5
Children under 3 are admitted without charge

Read more at The Decatur Minute

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur"

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur" is a new feature for Next Stop..Decatur. Images of Ponce de Leon Ave. You never know what you will see or find.

Virginia-Highland 2013 Summerfest June 1-2

Saturday June 1, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
(Artist Market closes at 6:30 p.m.)
Sunday, June 2, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday Events Are Open to General Public.
Free Admission, Donations Greatly Appreciated. Here is a video from Summerfest 2010

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The 2013 Decatur Arts Festival Poster

Galina Herndon, 2013 Poster Artist

This year’s Arts Festival poster features a painting by Galina Herndon of Roswell, Georgia. Born and raised in the Ural Mountains of Russia, Galina began oil painting in 1999, following in the footsteps of her artistic parents and grandparents. She worked for 14 years producing technical illustrations from the digging sites on various archaeology expeditions across the former Soviet Union.
GalinaHerndonpicture-smAfter creating technical work for so long, Galina enjoys creating curves in her drawings of cityscapes and landscapes. She uses warm colors in her paintings because she wants to convey a sense of happiness to contrast the cold of Russia and the rigid political landscape in which she was raised. Galina has an art studio at Elegant Attic in historic Roswell, where her art is showcased.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

20 Story Ferris Wheel Coming to Atlanta

-- From 11alive
ATLANTA -- Monday, the Atlanta city council will vote on whether to allow a private developer to build a 20-story ferris wheel in a parking lot adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park.

The ferris wheel would come by way of France, where it operated across from the Louvre in Paris. It would be called SkyView Atlanta. It most recently operated in Pensacola.

Its backers are picturing an iconic presence on the Atlanta skyline, something a little akin to the Eye of London.

"St. Louis has its arch, San Francisco has the Golden Gate bridge," said Jason Evans, spokesman for the St. Louis-based developer pitching the project. "I don't want to be so presumptive as to think this is going to be one of the iconic images of Atlanta, but I think this will have an impact on the skyline."
 The project would be located in a parking lot on the same city block as the Tabernacle, a downtown concert venue.

The developer is hoping to tap into the tourists that now throng attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, also located alongside Centennial Park. Evans said the ferris wheel would have six-seat climate-controlled gondolas. Tickets, he projected, would cost $13.50 for adults and 8.50 for children.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ponce - Gateway to Decatur

"Ponce - Gateway to Decatur" is a new feature for Next Stop..Decatur.
Images of Ponce de Leon Ave. You never know what you will see or find.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Decatur's Two new Mexican Restaurants to Open

From :
Decatur's two new Mexican restaurants will open soon -- Hola! on May 13 
and Mar sometime in mid-May.Update: Mar Grand Opening is May 24
Hola!, occupying the Decatur Diner spot at East Ponce and Church Street, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week co-owner Mike Brosius said.

The menu will be based on Mexican food, but non-Mexican dishes will be available, too.
read more at decatur patch

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Charlie Daniels Band Scheduled to Rock Stone Mountain Park's Memorial Day Weekend Salute The Troops Event

Krista sends this in:
Charlie Daniels Band Scheduled To Rock Stone Mountain Park’s

Memorial Day Weekend Salute The Troops Event

Summer Kicks Off with Live Music, Free Tickets for Military and Special Patriotic Fireworks

Memorial Day Weekend Dates/Times: May 25-27; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Charlie Daniels Band Concert: May 26; 7:45 p.m.

Lasershow SpectacularTM in Mountainvision® Dates/Times: May 25-27; 9:30 p.m.

Special Patriotic Fireworks; Directly After the Lasershow

Stone Mountain, Ga. Stone Mountain Park (SMP), Georgia’s No.1 attraction, kicks off the start to summer with the Charlie Daniels Band and other patriotic activities Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27.

New for 2013, The Charlie Daniels Band will perform a free concert on the main stage at the base of Stone Mountain on Sunday, May 26. The legendary band is best known for their signature song “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” a staple in the park’s popular Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®
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Decatur Green Fest is Saturday at Courthouse Square --- 3-10pm

 Headlining this year will be Ed Roland, Atlanta native and heart of the band Collective Soul, featuring his new band currently recording its debut album for release in 2013. Decatur Green Fest welcomes to the Tree Sound Solar Stage ...Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project !!!7-9:30pm

Monday, May 6, 2013

50 Years of James Bond Coming to The Plaza Theatre this Summer

 This Summer Bond is Back ...Starts July 1st -  The Plaza Theatre is the first theatre in the country to do this!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Best of Times

This great you tube sent in by Jerry Andrews.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

What makes "Shaky Knees" Festival Different

From Atlanta Magazine
Tim Sweetwood, organizer of the event debuting at Historic Fourth Ward Park this week, talks about what makes "Shaky Knees" different.
 By Richard L. Eldredge On May 4 and 5, Westminster Schools grad and the Masquerade music hall promoter Tim Sweetwood will bring twenty-eight bands—including the Lumineers, Band of Horses, and Drive-By Truckers—to three stages in the Historic Fourth Ward Park for the city’s inaugural Shaky Knees Music Festival. Before soundcheck, we talked with Sweetwood about why the city needs another music festival and what he hopes will make his different. How did you arrive at Shaky Knees as the name for the festival? It’s from a My Morning Jacket song. I wanted something that wasn’t “The Old Fourth Ward Music Festival.” It was just a cool lyric from my favorite band that was inspirational. From your job at the Masquerade, you watched as that old parking lot on North Avenue transformed into a city park. Did observing that revitalization help inspire this new festival? Definitely. It’s the right place, right time—not only for me and where I am in my career as a booker, but where this neighborhood is right now. It’s all come to fruition over here. Everybody wants to throw an event in that park right now, but since we’re the neighbor that sits right on top of it, it made logical sense that we would partner with the park space. read full post.

Shaky Knees‘ inaugural lineup will feature headliners The Lumineers and Band of Horses as well as Jim James, Drive By Truckers, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, The Antlers, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Black Angels, The Joy Formidable, Heartless Bastards, Oberhofer, Frontier Ruckus, Murder By Death, Shovels & Rope, Moon Taxi, GOAT, Hanni El Khatib, The Orwells, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Vintage Trouble, Robert Ellis, You Me & Apollo, Roadkill Ghost Choir, T. Hardy Morris and Death On Two Wheels.