On June 2nd-3rd, Atlanta will host the Candler Park Music and Food Festival, which has become a major event in the area over the last few years, and has featured not only some incredible musical lineups, but something for your everyday foodie, while also benefitting the community at large with charitable causes. This year just gets bigger and better, with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead making their second-ever headlining performance in the ATL, followed by sets from Railroad Earth, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Marcus King Band, The Motet, Matisyahu, and many more (purchase tickets here).
If you are a fan of the jam scene and the multitude of styles that fall under its wide spectrum, then for an absurdly low price of $25, Candler Park is the place to be. Add to that over 20+ local food trucks and vendors, craft ales from event sponsor Terrapin Beer Co., and you have the makings of a real good time. Did we mention the charitable arm of the festival? The 5k run through Candler Park benefits Atlanta ContactPoint, a local 501c(3) nonprofit organization established in 2012 to engage children and adults through the power of play. For those interested in taking part in the race, sign-up here.
As you are strolling around the park, grab some delicious food from one of the many food trucks such as Sweet Auburn Barbecue (Southern BBQ Favorites), The Fry Guy (Belgian Style street fried), Queen of Cream (Creamy artisan ice cream), The Pup Truck (Imaginative frankfurters, brats, and more), Tex’s Tacos (The original Nueva Texicana food truck), and many more, wash it down with an IPA, lager, stout, or whatever you choose, all the while having some of the best bands in the greater jam scene doing what they do best. It all adds up to what should be Candler Park’s best festival to date. Let’s take a listen to some of the artists that are featured on this year’s lineup below, just to whet your musical appetite:
Tickets for Candler Park Music And Food Festival are currently on-sale for $25 General Admission 2-day passes, and $80 VIP (21+ only) at the venue website. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended, as day of show prices will increase, if there is even still tickets left.
Candler Park Music and Food Festival 2017 Lineup
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Lake Street Dive
The Marcus King Band
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong