Upcoming Events and Shows
We are fortunate to live in a city with many wonderful music spots, where great musical acts from all over the world perform. We are often asked about cool upcoming shows, workshops, or simply what our favorite venues are. While we try to keep abreast of the music scene, we are so focused on helping folks here in the store that some events simply slip by us! Listed below are links to some of our favorite venues, open mics, and ongoing performances. Please be sure to check our Facebook page for upcoming shows and events, as many of our friends are also great performers who need your support! Otherwise, please let us know about your upcoming show, or any other events of interest, and we will help get the word out.
THE MARTIN EXPERIENCE, FEATURING SHAUN HOPPER
Join us for an evening of Martin guitars. Martin will be bringing a bunch of cool instruments, and as a special treat guitar great, Shaun Hopper, will be demonstrating them! Shaun has been a long time friend of Maple Street Guitars, and we're very proud of his efforts and his success--who knows, he might even hang around after the event and play us all a few tunes... ;-) We will also be offering a few specials for the evening, to go along with some Martin giveaways. Come early for a good seat! FYI, there is additional parking available across the street.
LINDSAY PETSCH, JIMMY GALLOWAY, & SUSANNAH MASARIE AT STEVE's LIVE MUSIC
Saturday, May 25, 7:30pm, $10 advance, $15 at the door.
Maple Street Guitars own Lindsay Petsch will be playing along with his buddy Jimmy Galloway, at one of Atlanta's best new venues, Steve's Live Music. We just love the folks at Steve's! Their listening room is comfortable, with good seating and sight lines, the sound is always great, and they have a full bar and an impressive menu--not to mention, they book a good variety of acts. What's not to like?! Lindsay and Jimmy are really looking forward to putting on a great show of original songs and instrumentals, so come on by and stomp your foot awhile!
The String Club at the Java Monkey
Tuesdays at 8 - 11PM, FREE!!!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEEKLY EVENT IS ON HIATUS UNTIL AUGUST 2012
Founded by Maple Street Guitar's own Lindsay Petsch, and local singer-songwriters Allison Adams and Jimmy Galloway, the String Club offers something a little different in the Atlanta/Decatur music scene. Every Tuesday, some of Atlanta's most talented songwriters gather to share their music. The String Club usually takes the form of a songwriter-in-the-round; however, the format can morph into a songwriter showcase, where, over the course of the night, a few players will each play extended sets. So, if you are in the mood for inspired original music, superb coffee, tea, beer, wine, and/or food, then the Asheville String Club is the ticket! The Java Monkey is located on Church St. in the heart of Decatur. For more information about the venue or playing opportunities, check out the String Club's facebook site. ALL PERFORMERS INTERESTED IN PLAYING, PLEASE CONTACT THE STRING CLUB ON FACEBOOK WITH A LINK TO YOUR MUSIC.
Steve's Live Music www.steveslivemusic.com
The Red Clay Theatre www.eddieowenpresents.com
The 5 Spot www.fivespot-atl.com
Northside Tavern www.northsidetavern.com
Blind Willies www.blindwilliesblues.com
Variety Playhouse www.variety-playhouse.com
The Buckhead Theater www.thebuckheadtheatre.com
The Masquerade www.masqueradeatlanta.com
Ragamuffin Cafe www.ragamuffinmusic.com
The Red Light Cafe www.redlightcafe.com
Eddie's Attic www.eddiesattic.com
Spivey Hall www.spiveyhall.org
The Schwartz Center schwartzcenter.emory.edu
The Ferst Center www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu
Georgia State University www.music.gsu.edu/events.aspx
The Rialto www.rialtocenter.org
The Earl www.badearl.com
The Tabernacle www.tabernacleatl.com
The Star Bar www.starbar.net
Daddy D's www.daddydz.com
Churchill Grounds www.churchillgrounds.com
Loca Luna www.loca-luna.com
10 High www.tenhighclub.com
Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge www.myspace.com/highlandinnloungeatlanta
Swallow at the Hollow www.theswallowatthehollow.com
Smith's Olde Bar: www.smithsoldebar.com/events/
Creative Loafing http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/Music
Open Mic Night at the Red Light Café
The Red Light Cafe is the sort of venue that songs are written about. Home-made baffling hangs from high ceilings, local art hangs on the red walls, chairs and tables are mis-matched, the beer cooler hums in concert with the glow of the ancient fluorescent light mounted above it, and a collection of random books can be found next to the ancient sofas in the back. Yet, even on a quiet night, the stage creaks with a history of John Hammond's pounding feet, Tommy Emmanuel's blazing fingers, and Bonnie Raitt's haunting slide. Even though a long list of heavy hitters have graced this venue (as a wall of signed promotional posters attests), the Red Light has a comfortable, unintimidating vibe, and remains Atlanta's second longest running open mic. Players of all levels and backgrounds are welcome. Open mic is every Wednesday night: sign-in at 7:30, music begins at 8:00 p.m.. Red Light Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Avenue, 404-874-7828
Open Mic Night at Limerick Junction
Every Tuesday Night at 9:30 PM until closing. Sign up in person at 5:00 PM, or by phone at 5:30; Phone: 404-874-7147. Limerick Junction, 822 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Open Mic Night at Eddie's Attic
Eddie's Attic is Atlanta's longest running open mic. Though there is a heavy backlog for sign up (one usually has to sign up weeks in advance), it is worth the wait to play in one of Atlanta's most prestigious acoustic venues--Eddie's Attic has been the stomping grounds for players like John Mayer, Jennifer Nettles, and Sheryl Crow. Eddie's is a smoke free, and located in the heart of Decatur at 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030 (404-377-4976). Open mic is every Monday night at 8:00 p.m.
Open Mic Jam at The 5 Spot
The Five Spot hosts an Open Mic Jam featuring all types of music- Jazz, Blues, R & B, Soul, Avant-Garde, Fusion, et cetera. Drums, amps, and a full PA are provided (they are also able to record each performance). Sign up is at 9pm and music goes until 1 AM. The Five Spot serves food until Midnight and offers a full bar with over 50 beers! 1153 Euclid Ave. 404-223-1100
Open Mic Night at Java Lords (Seven Stages)
Sign up Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. Java Lords is adjacent to the Seven Stages theatre (in the same building) on Euclid Ave in Little 5 Points. This an intimate open mic, well suited for original acoustic musicians.
Open Mic Night at the Blue Frog Cantina
Wednesday Nights 9PM
One of Atlanta's newer open mics, the Blue Frog has lots of appeal for those who like beer with their music and for those who don't mind a late night. Blue Frog also features some food and beer specials that are light on the wallet - starving artists have to eat too! Regardless, as East Atlanta is rapidly becoming a hopping Atlanta destination, you are sure to meet some interesting folks at this open mic as you spread your music around. 469 Flat Shoals Ave Atlanta, Georgia, 30316
For beginning and intermediate group classes, these courses are an excellent option. Please visit Emory's site for more information: http://www.cll.emory.edu/eate/classes.cfm?cat=-1818211264 As always, guitars and instructional material for these courses are available at Maple Street Guitars!
Steve's special Kamps are designed to gather musicians of all levels from around the globe with common goals - learning, playing, eating and sleeping music. Whether you are a beginner's beginner or a seasoned professional, each Kamp's classes and activities will inspire and challenge you. The intent is to maintain a non-competitive, learning atmosphere that will encourage you to grow musically and seek out new ways of playing your instrument.
Steve has put together the strongest team of Guitar, Bass, Fiddle, Dobro (tm), Banjo, Mountain Dulcimer, Songwriting/Vocals and Mandolin instructors the world has to offer. For more information: http://www.acoustic-kamp.com/html/brochure.htm