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Events and Performances taking place this Month

Sunday, July 8
Sundays on the River Concert
CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER

The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell is offering great nighttime entertainment this summer. Their Sundays on the River Concerts series is held the second Sunday of each month. Come out and see Adron on Sunday, July 8. Adron's music is infused with an international texture that playfully blends Brazilian samba, Bossa Nova and Tropicalia encapsulating the full-bodied rhythms of 1970's Pop and R&B. Visit chattnaturecenter.org for tickets.

Friday, July 13
BRUCE HORNSBY & THE NOISE
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Concerts in the Garden is a summer concert series by Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Friday, July 13. Bring blanket and chairs for general admission seating on the lawn. Other performances this summer include: Michael McDonald (July 27) and Mary Chapin Carpenter (August 4). Atlantabg.org

Saturday, July 14
ATLANTA FIELD DAY

Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta Field Day is a throwback to grade school, built with adults in mind. They've got all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. plus some surprises throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up to your total for the day. Grab some friends, start your team (8 or more people) and gear up for the competition of the summer! Visit atlfieldday.com.

Saturday, July 14
REPTILE DAY
Fernbank Museum
Come face-to-face with table after table of live reptiles and amphibians, including pythons and other large snakes, geckos, tortoises, lizards, iguanas, and many more! This popular annual event offers a unique opportunity to interact with and learn more about these ecologically-important creatures. Visit fernbankmuseum.org.

Friday, July 27
BOWZER'S ROCK AND ROLL PARTY
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Everyone participates at Bowzer's Rock 'n' Roll Party. Who can sit still with all the high energy rock 'n' roll music and all your favorites of the '50s and '60s played by original artists? Bowzer and his friends play the kind of music that makes everyone want to get up and dance and sing along. Jay Siegel's Tokens ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight': "Tonight I Fell In Love"); Shirley Alston Reeves, Original Lead Singer of The Shirelles ("Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"; "Soldier Boy"; "Baby, It's You"); Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon ("Palisades Park") perform with Bowzer & The Stingrays. Tickets at cobbenergycentre.com.

July 27 - August 25
COCA-COLA SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL
Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre kicks off its 2018 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival with a 50th anniversary screening of the cult-classic Night of the Living Dead on Friday, July 27 at 10 p.m. Beyond opening night, the festival will include early and evening shows of family fun such as festival favorite Saturday AM Cartoons, Dreamwork Animation's Trolls, and sing-a-long showings of Grease and Disney's Moana. For silver screen classics, the festival will be showing the 50th anniversary of Barbra Streisand's Funny Girl. For film schedule and ticket information visit FoxTheatre.org or call 855-285-8499.

Saturday, July 28
ICE CREAM FESTIVAL
The Meadows at Piedmont Park
Founded in 2010, this family fun event features America's favorite dessert, Ice Cream! Meet with vendors; take part in fitness routines and other fun activities including entertainment and an ice cream eating competition. The event is free to attend with ice cream for purchase. Visit atlantaicecreamfestival.com.

Sunday, August 5
SOUTHERN WING SHOWDOWN
The Fairmont,1429 Fairmont Ave NW
Come on out for a finger lickin' good throw down with some of the best chefs in the Southeast at Springer Mountain Farms' Southern Wing Showdown. This amazing event will be held at The Fairmont on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended as they will sell out. For one day only, this event will provide wings, beer, Southern spirits and local music from Alex Guthrie to benefit Angel Flight and Second Helpings Atlanta.

Saturday, August 11
ATLANTA SUMMER WINE FESTIVAL
City Winery at Ponce City Market
The third annual Atlanta Summer Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, August 11th for two sessions: 12-4 pm and 6-10pm. There will be over 50 wines as well as a selection of beer to choose from. Live music and a DJ will be on site, and food will be available for purchase. The wine list will be added to the website the week of the event. Visit AtlantaWineFestivals.com.

Wednesday, August 15
TASTE OF HELEN
Festhalle, Helen, GA
Take a short drive up to Helen, GA, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, for Taste of Helen. Enjoy culinary tastes from top area restaurants, live music and libations! Event takes place Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Go to helenchamber.com or call (770) 878-1908 for ticket information.

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