Live Music Venues Tour, Atlanta, Atlanta (Self Guided)

Atlanta's live music scene is very dynamic and varied. There are plenty of big venues that feature national and international acts, but there are also smaller specialized clubs with house bands playing blues, jazz, indie rock and other more experimental genres. Be sure to check with the specific venues for dates and tickets. This tour will lead you to some of the most famous live music venues that Atlanta has to offer.
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Guide Name: Live Music Venues Tour, Atlanta
Guide Location: USA » Atlanta (See other walking tours in Atlanta)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Author: doris
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Blind Willie's

1) Blind Willie's

Blind Willie's is famous across the whole country. Named after the famous "Blind" Willie McTell, here you'll meet only the best blues acts, among which The Shadows and House Rocker Johnson and Sandra Hall perform weekly. Blind Willie's has nice staff, excellent live music and great bar. What more can one ask for?
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Dark Horse Tavern & 10 High Club

2) Dark Horse Tavern & 10 High Club

Dark Horse Tavern & 10 High Club are like Yin and Yang, two indispensable elements that form a single working unit. The tavern supplies the best beer in town while the club downstairs hosts up-and-coming rock-n-roll and heavy metal acts. Every Monday the club features Metal karaoke. So grab a beer and have some fun.
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Star Bar

3) Star Bar

Star Bar has recently passed into the hands of new owners and has been converted from a rockabilly club into a great night club with live music that features local bands as well as national acts. The crowd is very friendly and open minded. If you happen to be in town on Saturday night, don't miss the opportunity to check this club out.
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Variety Playhouse

4) Variety Playhouse

Variety Playhouse is a music venue in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. It is located on Euclid Avenue and features a variety of music acts including rock, country, folk, bluegrass, jazz, blues and world music as well as other live shows. The building is a World War II era movie theater with some art deco or art moderne elements that has been converted for use as a music venue. It is of brick construction and sits on 0.86 acres (3,500 m2) with a parking area behind it. It is owned by the Little Five Points Partnership. Like most cinemas of the era, it has a sloping floor in the main seating area with a balcony above. The area in front of the stage is open for dancing and standing-room for general admission shows. The main seating area has theater-style seats, with an aisle on either side. Outside the two aisles are a series of small mezzanines that allow for tables and chairs. The concessions area in the lobby (and a second bar in the balcony) serve a variety of domestic and imported beers, wine and typical theater snacks. As suggested by the name of the venue, a wide variety of artists have performed here in the two decades it has been used mainly as a music venue. The building boasts good acoustics and a well-equipped sound system, leading several artists to record live albums here. In its current incarnation as a music venue, it has won numerous "Best of Atlanta" awards over the years.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Earl

5) The Earl

Located on Flat Shoals, The Earl is relatively a new venue in Atlanta. The main room features a well designed stage and provides a great close-up view of the band that is playing. Holding around 300 people, The Earl makes sure that you have a great time!

Walking Tours in Atlanta, Georgia

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Creating your own self-guided walk in Atlanta is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
East Side Nightlife

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Walking Around Galleries and Museums in Atlanta

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Atlanta for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Atlanta has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Atlanta, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.