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tunes from the tomb 2014I love this concept–a touch of the macabre + live music = awesome.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Tunes from the Tombs returns to Oakland Cemetery. It’s not free to attend the music festival, but it’s fairly cheap to get in–tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate for adults, and kids’ tickets (ages 3-12) are $5 each.

During Tunes from the Tombs, musicians will perform amongst the monuments, mausoleums, & gardens at Oakland Cemetery. Here’s the lineup:

MailChimp Stage at Lion Square, featuring Shawn Mullins!

  • 1:15 p.m.: Myles Brown
  • 2:30 p.m.: SG4
  • 3:30 p.m.: Secondhand Swagger
  • 4:30 p.m.: Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers
  • 5:30 p.m.: Mudcat
  • 6:45 p.m.: Shawn Mullins

Creative Loafing North Public Grounds Stage

  • 1:00 p.m.: Danny Brewer (from Besides Daniel)
  • 2:00 p.m.: Julea and her Dear Johns
  • 3:00 p.m.: Villain Family
  • 4:00 p.m.: Smooth Hound Smith
  • 5:00 p.m.: Blacktop Rockets
  • 6:00 p.m.: Ghost Riders Car Club
  • 7:00 p.m.: Derik Hultquist

Woodchuck Cider Garden by the Bell Tower

  • 1:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.: DJ Phiasco 2.0 spinning vinyl

Plus, there’ll be pop-up performances by Pop-Up Wasted Potential Brass Band, Sweet Auburn String Band, Uncle Daddy and the Kissin’ Cousins, Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers, Alex Commins & Todd Prusin, Jake Reeves, Katharine Cole, & more.

While you’re there, you can take a free guided mini-tour of Oakland Cemetery, have you fortune read by Esmere, indulge with food truck fare, & more.

Oakland Cemetery is located at 248 Oakland Avenue, Atlanta. Some free parking may be available on the streets. If you don’t have any luck, it’s $5 to park at the Grady Health Systems lot behind the MLK MARTA Station on Grant Street. And the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will provide bike parking.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

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