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Apr 042016

atl dogwood fest 2016I’ll admit my bias: The Atlanta Dogwood Festival remains one of my favorite festivals in the ATL.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival will take place at Piedmont Park from April 8-10, 2016. There’ll be free live entertainment on two stages all weekend long, plus an artist market, disc dog exhibition, Kids Village, Eco Village, the Backyard Barbecue & Brews Experience, & more.

If you’re heading out for the music, here’s the main stage lineup:

Friday, April 8

  • 1:30 p.m.: Brit La Palm & The Barrell Fever
  • 2:30 p.m.: Ash
  • 3:00 p.m.: Myles Brown
  • 5:00 p.m.: Highbeams
  • 6:30 p.m.: Eric Thomas & Elevate the Quest
  • 8:00 p.m.: Jerry on the Moon
  • 9:30 p.m.: A1A

Saturday, April 9

  • 11:00 a.m.: Steffi & Corbin
  • 12:00 p.m.: Jimi Cravity
  • 1:30 p.m.: Kate & Corey
  • 2:30 p.m.: Joey ‘Papa J’ Sommerville
  • 4:00 p.m.: The Bitteroots
  • 5:30 p.m.: Chelsea Shag
  • 7:00 p.m.: Members Only
  • 8:45 p.m.: Electric Avenue

Sunday, April 10

  • 11:00 a.m.: Community Music Centers of Atlanta
  • 1:00 p.m.: United States Marine Corps All Star Jazz Band
  • 2:00 p.m.: Soulhound
  • 3:00 p.m.: Frankies Blues Band
  • 4:00 p.m.: AJ Ghent Band

Got little ones? Head out for Family Friday. From 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on April 8, there’ll be family-oriented entertainment, including a 6:00 p.m. performance by the Alliance Theatre’s Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young on the International Stage. Plus $10 buys an unlimited rides wristband good for rides & inflatables (wristbands will be available for $15 each on site at the Charles Allen and 10th Street entrance booth). The wristbands are valid for Friday only. Bonus: You can show your unlimited rides wristband to score discounts at select food & beverage vendors, too.

Piedmont Park runs along 10th Street & Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta (parking, shuttle and MARTA information).

–Jennifer Maciejewski

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