Chamblee rocks this summer, with four nights of music, eight bands, and one incredible fireworks show. The fun starts on Friday, May 3rd and wraps up on August 9th. And it’s all FREE!
Three of the four concerts are on Friday nights. The exception is the Thursday Fourth of July concert that ends with fireworks. Opening bands start playing at 6 p.m., with the headline act following. Note that there is conflicting info out there regarding concert start times, so we recommend getting there early.
The Fourth of July concert starts at 5 p.m.
The Friday night concerts in May, June, and August take place in the downtown Chamblee business district at Centennial Park, which is just outside City Hall (5468 Peachtree Rd, 30341).
The Fourth of July celebration takes place in Keswick Park (3496 Keswick Drive, 30341), which is a better venue for a large crowd.
The complete concert line-up is listed below, along with other free summer concert series.
Buy a VIP table
There will be food trucks on site for all four concerts, as well as designated tents where you can buy beer and wine.
But in case you don’t know, downtown Chamblee has shrugged off its “Antique Row” reputation to become a bustling restaurant scene. Come early on concert nights to take advantage of these dining options, all located within a walkable area:
- Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
- Frosty Caboose (ice cream, hot dogs)
- Vintage Pizzeria
Downtown Chamblee business district
Downtown Chamblee is embracing transit-oriented development — and the business district is an easy walk from the Chamblee MARTA Station.
If you live anywhere on the Gold Line, MARTA is a no-brainer. Get off at Chamblee Station, then follow the signs pointing to the buses (not to Chamblee Tucker Rd) to exit the platform. In the middle of the station, one level below, you’ll find a short covered walkway that is marked Peachtree Rd. This is the shortest walk to the concert.
Keswick Park is most likely a driving destination. Take Peachtree Boulevard to Johnson Ferry Rd. and turn right if you’re coming from points north, or left if you’re coming from points south. Then take the first right onto Keswick Drive.
You can also walk to Keswick Park from Chamblee Station. From the platform, follow the signs to the Chamblee Tucker exit. You can reach the park via the Chamblee Rail Trail, which you can pick up on Chamblee-Tucker Rd alongside the WalMart shopping center. View the MARTA Guide with walking directions. It’s about a 20-minute walk and the trail is pleasant.
There is a limited amount of parking in the Chamblee downtown business district. If you have a valid handicapped permit, you’ll find parking at the Chamblee Police Department, which is adjacent to the Centennial Park concert venue.
When the designated business district lots are full, you can park at the Interactive College of Technology (5303 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341).
We don’t have any information about a shuttle yet, but there has been shuttle service in past years. It’s a 15-minute walk to the concert venue from the college lots.
Know before you go…
The concerts are family-friendly but you can not bring pets.
You cannot bring in outside alcohol. Outside food is permitted, but only small (under 30 quarts) coolers are allowed.
No glass containers, please.
Lawn chairs and blankets are fine, but tents or canopies are not allowed.
These events are rain or shine!
The musical line-up
Scheduled acts are listed here, and we’ll update as more acts are announced.
Friday, May 3rd — the theme is “Locally Grown”
- AJ Ghent
- BJ Wilbanks
Friday, June 7th — the theme is “Back to the ’80s”
- Electric Avenue
Thursday, July 4th — concert and fireworks
- Crystal Clear Band
Friday, August 9th — the theme is “Topping the Charts”
- Sister Hazel