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

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 or 3 Miles
Author: doris
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Blind Willie's
  • Dark Horse Tavern & 10 High Club
  • Star Bar
  • Variety Playhouse
  • The Earl
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?
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.
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.
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
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!

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