Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival

Alpharetta is a Symphony for the Senses

Savor the sounds of live music at Alpharetta's venues and music festivals.

Alpharetta, just north of Atlanta and easily accessible via the state’s “Hospitality Highway,” entertains, offering a variety of opportunities to savor the sounds of live music. From an intimate setting at The Velvet Note to noteworthy performances at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, music festivals and restaurants featuring live music, Alpharetta brings new sounds to the suburbs!

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Catch a concert at Alpharetta’s impressive 12,000-seat Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, which hosts famous names throughout the year.

Photo: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Photo: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Matilda's Music Under the Pines

Matilda's Music Under the Pines in Alpharetta
Matilda's Music Under the Pines in Alpharetta

Get in touch with Southern roots at Matilda’s Music Under the Pines. This outdoor Alpharetta concert venue offers a relaxed alfresco evening of entertainment. Owner M.J. Potter created the music series in 2005, and it has grown over the years to attract some of the best musicians and bands in Atlanta and around the country.

Bring favorite eats, drinks and even Fido along, and kick back while bands pick out bluegrass, country and folk rock tunes. Matilda’s Music Under the Pines offers a downhome experience that will have patrons feeling sweet harmony — only in Alpharetta.

Chukkar Farm

Chukkar Farm
Chukkar Farm

April through November, head to Chukkar Farm on select Friday and Saturday evenings for live music set against the backdrop of more than 100 acres of rolling landscapes and breathtaking views of the polo field.

The Velvet Note

The Velvet Note jazz club in Alpharetta, Georgia
The Velvet Note jazz club in Alpharetta, Georgia

Go indoors at The Velvet Note and hear a world-class musical artists in a setting as intimate and comfortable as your own living room.

Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival

Seek out this Southern city during the annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival each October. Nationally recognized singer-songwriters gather for three days of concerts. Music lovers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs. Attendees will be able to meet touring veteran songsmiths and local up-and-coming talent as music fills the streets of Alpharetta. More details will be announced at www.AwesomeAlpharetta.com as soon as they are available.

Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival in Alpharetta, Georgia
Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival in Alpharetta, Georgia

Restaurants with Live Music

Cure cravings at any of Alpharetta’s menu of eateries featuring cuisines that satisfy from homegrown to globally inspired.

Smokejack
Smokejack

At Avalon, Oak Steakhouse‘s contemporary dishes like bone-in pork chops over Carolina grits and wild Alaskan salmon will make you say farewell to grandfather’s stuffy steakhouse. This modern take on fine dining also features prime cuts of beef and a handmade cocktail menu to really please your palate. (678) 722-8333

Calamari, crostini and clams, oh my! Colletta offers a modern take on Italian favorites. With unexpected flavors like a peach and Gorgonzola pizza or a veal chop over polenta, your taste buds will not be left wanting. Don’t forget to end the night with a cannoli. (678) 722- 8335

Every other Wednesday these jointly owned restaurants pair up for an outdoor party in Palmer Plaza. Let artists from near and far serenade you while you kick back with $5 drinks and specialty apps.

Downtown is also where you will find more restaurants with a beat! Your lips will be smackin’ at locally owned Smokejack’s Southern Grill and BBQ. Start off with a tasty basket of fried pickles, move to a pulled pork sandwich or chomp down on smoked, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Relish the finger-lickin’ comfort food while local bands pick out bluegrass and country favorites every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (770) 410-7611

South Main Kitchen is known for its farm-to-table fare and unique communal dining experience. Fill your appetite with their fresh ingredient-focused dishes from an ever-changing, American-inspired menu.Top off a cocktail and toast a night out by heading to the rooftop lounge and bar area. Local musicians fill the fall air with sweet sounds most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. (678) 691-4622

Indulgent dishes paired with fresh melodies — Alpharetta feeds both body and soul.

TIP: Call ahead to ensure the restaurant of your choice is featuring live music that night. 

Find everything you need to know about Alpharetta here, including the city’s Don’t Miss Events.

Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.AwesomeAlpharetta.com, 678-297-2811.

Published: January 2020