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Spring and summer mean music soon will fill the air By Joe Earle

Spring is here, summer is coming and soon there will be music in the air. The largest outdoor concerts planned in Reporter Newspapers communities this spring and summer will be held, of course, at Chastain Amphitheatre in Buckhead. There, big-name performers from the Indigo Girls to Smashing Pumpkins and from Harry Connick Jr. to Sting are scheduled to play in the coming months. But Chastain shows can be pricey – tickets to see Sting or Connick can run to more than $100 apiece. So here’s a sampling of places music fans can find inexpensive, or even free, concerts this spring and summer in or near Reporter Newspapers communities.

For more information: museum. Oglethorpe hosts other concerts, too. Here’s a sampling, as provided by Oglethorpe professor Brent Runnels: - 8 p.m. April 26, University Singers Spring Concert, Conant Performing Arts Center, free. - 8 p.m. April 30, International Day of Jazz featuring Jazz Orchestra Atlanta’s 16-piece big band, Conant Performing Arts Center, $10. - 8 p.m. May 2, Oglethorpe Concert Winds Spring Concert, Conant Performing Arts Center, free. - 8 p.m. May 4, Georgia Philharmonic Concert, Conant Performing Arts Center, tickets $26-$11. For more information:,, html


The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, at 4484 Peachtree Road, will host cellist Brad Ritchie in a performance of Claude Bolling’s “Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio” on May 12. The show begins at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $10, but are free for museum members and Oglethorpe faculty, staff and students.


The Fourth Friday concert series at City Hall in downtown Chamblee starts May 24. Shows last from 7 p.m. until 10

p.m. Admission is free. The performers scheduled are: - The Tams, June 24. - Rupert’s Orchestra, June 28. - Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Aug. 23. For more information: 770-9865016.


The Dunwoody Nature Center starts its 2013 evening concert series with a spring concert on May 18. The series continues with shows on June 15, June 29, Sept. 21 and Oct. 5. The concerts, held in the center meadow, are free for members, with a small charge for admission for non-members. The center is located at 5343 Roberts Drive. For more information:

Sandy Springs

Heritage Sandy Springs’ annual Concerts by the Springs series hits its 17th birthday this year. The free concerts draw hundreds of fans to the entertainment lawn at Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road. The shows are scheduled on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. This year’s schedule features:

- The Tams, May 12 - Gwen Hughes and the Retro Jazz Kats, June 2 - The A-Town A-List, July 14 - The Mustangs, Aug. 4 - The Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Sept. 8. For more information: Heritage Sandy Springs also plans a second series of concerts this year. The new series, called Rhythm and Blues, replaces the former Wine Down Wednesdays series, and promises to present regional roots music. Shows are scheduled for one Thursday each month from May through August. Performances are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the entertainment lawn at Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road. Tickets cost $5 for those 21 and older, and $2 for those aged 13-20. Admission is free for those aged 12 and younger. The schedule features: - Seven Handle Circus, May 29 - von Grey, June 27 - The Corduroy Road, July 25 - Old You, Aug. 29 For more information: email:

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Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant

Opening in Dunwoody April 8! 4745 B Ashford Dunwoody Road 678-786-9344 Open 7 days a week 7 AM – 2 PM Come by to see our beautiful facility. Great for hosting business or private functions or just stop by and try one of the delicious menu items.

2042 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta 30319 770-452-9896 | Mon - Fri 11 - 10:30, Sat 12 – 10:30, Sun 12 – 10 Mouth-watering agave margaritas, carne asade, taco salads, fajitas, poblanos, quesadillas, taco salads, Mexican soup, guacamole…. It’s all at your fingertips regardless of what part of Atlanta you live in.

Chin Chin Chinese Restaurant

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3887 Peachtree Rd, Buckhead/Brookhaven & other locations 404-816-2229 | Mon-Thurs 11:30-10:30, Fri/Sat 11:30-11, Sun 12-10:30 Fine Asian Cuisine - Its atmosphere, service and quality of food are above reproach. You can sit in the dining area and watch the preparation of food through a large plate glass. The menu is extensive, offering items in every category including chicken, seafood, pork, beef and duck. There are also vegetarian dishes for those who prefer.

Qdoba Mexican Grill

5610 Glenridge Dr. Atlanta, Ga. 30342 Open 7 days per week from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 404-303-8800. Enjoy authentic Mexican food.

Tazikis Mediteranian Cafe

5610 Glenridge Dr. Atlanta, Ga. 30342 Serving lunch and dinner-fresh, healthy, and deliciously different. 11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Ask about our healthy catering menu. 678-365-4403

Teela Taqueria

Firehouse Subs.

5610 Glenridge Dr. Atlanta, Ga. 30342 678-705-8878 Meaty, cheesy, steaming hot & cold subs and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Founded by firemen. Catering available.

The Improv

The World-Famous Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre is now open in Buckhead! Call or go online to get your tickets now and receive 20% off with promo code “reporter” 678-244-3612 56 E. Andrews Dr. NW Atlanta, Ga. 30305


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April 19 – May 2, 2013


City Walk at Sandy Springs 227 Sandy Springs Place NE 404-459-0477 | Sun – Thurs: 11am – 10 pm Fri – Sat: 11 am – 11:30 pm Full service boutique Mexican restaurant.

Tin Can Fish House & Oyster Bar

City Walk at Sandy Springs 227 Sandy Springs Place NE 404-497-9997 | Sun – Fri: 5 pm – 10 pm Sat: 11:30 am – 11 pm Features an eclectic menu of seaside dishes.

04-19-2013 Dunwoody Reporter