Great times last night as we celebrated the life and music of Jerry Garcia! It was an amazing energy that flowed from the first note at 3PM all the way through non-stop until 12:15AM – it was fairly mind-blowing to tell you the truth, and as I like to put it (because it’s true!), the musicians brought their A Game to the forefront! As not one song was repeated all day long, each song was a gem. Highlights included slide master Benji Shanks joining Atlanta favorite Swami Gone Bananas, Deep Blue Sun’s entire set and David Gans’s set with 5 members of The Grapes joining the mix! Really though, the entire day was one long great highlight.
Congratulation to Lewis Newmark and Jim Roe, whose vision this has been since the get go, and special THANKS our sponsors – VIDA-FLO Hydration Station, Terrapin Beer Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., to all the crew at Terminal West for their outstanding service and help, Paul Dunaway for the stellar sound on the Terrapin Stage, Wildman Steve & Spike for their (as always) amazing job at emcees, and Jessi Leigh Harris and Linda Brackner for coordinating the fine vending there. This journey turned a corner yesterday, and I know that TDawg Presents is looking forward to continuing the magic with all these kind folks NEXT year at Terminal West! Truly, what a long strange trip it’s been. Keep on truckin’ y’all!!!
PLEASE come on out SAT AUG 9 to the first edition of TDAWG’s SUMMER HOOT at Music On Main Street. Tickets are $20 at the gate and $15 advance. Music starts at 4:30PM with The Jugtime Ragband followed by jazz/funk trio DynOMite at 6PM followed by jazz/funk master Grant Green Jr at 8PM to close out the evening! BYOB, bring a picnic if you’d like, Kids 12 & under are FREE, a pub is conveniently located next door ;-)
Howdy y’all! Jason Kenney was invited to open for Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) on a series of five dates, of which one is Saturday, September 20. Congrats to Jason on this great opportunity – it’s always great to see folks from Hootenanny family do right!
Please welcome up and coming vocalist Hannah Zale into the Hootenanny mix! A bright rising star who resides in Athens, GA, Hannah will turn some heads!
Also, TDawg Presents is excited to have the superior guitar mastery of Ted Norton (The Grapes, Ralph Roddenbery Band) joining the Fall Hoot as an at-large artist! Ted will also be performing on Friday night as part of Sam French & Friends!
The Hootenanny movement doesn’t skip a beat, and you know it’s going to be off the chains this fall. Meanwhile, don’t forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, August 9, at Music On Main Street in Lilburn, GA for the first installment of TDawg’s Summer Hoot! The lineup features the legendary Grant Green Jr., jazz/funk trio DynOMite, and local rising band The Jugtime Ragband.
The summer keeps on truckin’ along, which means it’s time for the 7th Annual Jerry Day ATL at Terminal West this Sunday, July 27! We are extremely excited to bring to you a wonderful showcase of the music that was/is The Grateful Dead and the spirit that envelops music fans of all ages. Out of this spirit arises interest in the world of roots music – bluegrass, blues, jazz, classic/outlaw country to name a few genres under the umbrella – which is what has been at the epicenter of the Dead’s sound and style.
You can purchase your advance tickets online at the Terminal West website or at the box office TUE-FRI 11AM-5PM and on show nights. Advance tickets are also available at Maple Street Guitars and The Chamblee Bistro.
I’d like to send out a BIG heartfelt THANK YOU out to our sponsors for your kindness and support as we begin our new chapter at Terminal West. -
Also sending out a big THANK YOU to all the folks at Terminal West for their generosity and willingness to work with us on this project as well as our crew of volunteers! This is a great venue, and I can’t WAIT for 4th Annual Atlanta’s Holiday Hootenanny in December!
Below is a complete schedule of Sunday’s festivities, beginning at 3pm on the Main Stage.
3:00 PM High Mountain Ramblers
4:00 PM Maynard Hicks & Co.
5:00 PM Escape Vehicle
6:00 PM Charlie Fog Band
7:00 PM gr8FLdüde & frenz
8:00 PM Swami Gone Bananas
9:00 PM Deep Blue Sun
10:00 PM Electric Codpiece
11:00 PM David Gans & some Grapes!
Y’all we’re going to have ourselves one helluva time on Sunday – I hope can make it! Please spread the good word to your friends about this one even if you are unable to attend!
That’s right y’all! We’re only three weeks out from one helluva celebration of music, fun & friends for this steady stream of Grateful Dead from 3pm – midnight, and no song is repeated! I spoke with guitarist Ted Norton, who will be performing with songwriter/author/Grateful Dead Hour host/music historian David Gans, and he emphasized how freakin’ pumped everyone is to be part of this jam, so round up your posse and make plans to come where the music never stops…at least from 3-midnight! Get your Advance Tickets by Clicking Here!
**We will soon be releasing a limited number of VIP passes that will include a dinner buffet provided by Bhojanic, a private balcony viewing area, and complimentary Sierra Nevada and non-alcoholic beverages from 6-9pm!**
Terminal West is the perfect venue for this event – they have the Stationside Restaurant directly connected so you will never go hungry. The second stage will be located inside the restaurant.
We hope to see you there!
TDawg Presents is excited to bring FREDDY’S FINEST into the Hootenanny family mix! These soulful funk’n’groovers also serve as Jimmy Hall’s (from Wet Willie) band, so you KNOW there’s some southern soul going on inside these fellas!
Please note below the updated schedule. So much musical goodness here y’all, you aren’t going to want miss any of it! Get your advance tickets NOW to support one of the finest little festies in the entire Southeast. A TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny is more like a private showcase with a few hundred of your best buddies – how can you not have an incredible time?!
|FRI SEPT 19
|9:30PM – 12:30PM
||SAM FRENCH & FRIENDS
|SAT SEPT 20
|12:30PM – 2:00PM
|2:45PM – 4:15PM
|5:00PM – 6:30PM
|7:15PM – 8:45PM
||COL. BRUCE & MADRID EXPRESS
|9:30 – 11:00PM
|11:30PM – 1:00AM
||STRUNG LIKE A HORSE w/ LACY JO
|GRATEFUL FRED STAGE
|2:00PM – 2:45PM
|4:15PM – 5:00PM
||THE JUGTIME RAGBAND
|6:30PM – 7:15PM
|8:45PM – 9:30PM
FRI-SAT SEPT 19-20 @ CHEROKEE FARMS!
Advance Tickets are available NOW – please plan on attending and supporting true roots music at its finest! It’s amazing how wonderful an event can be in its simplicity. The music, the friends and family, the general camaraderie of the Hootenanny nation! You really can’t beat it, and you won’t know until you go yourself! Except you have to hear your friends talk about how much fun it was this past time, and they can’t wait til the fall edition! Please click on the Advance Tickets link to purchase yours today!
TDawg’s Summer Hoot at Music On Main Street!
TDawg Presents, in collaboration with Music On Main Street, is excited to bring you a summertime Hootenanny! Come enjoy this incredibly intimate outdoor venue nestled in historic downtown Lilburn. The event will feature three bands and a FREE after party next door at the 1910 Public House. I hope that we can continue to do summer hoots at MOMS so let’s come on out and support this first one! GREAT for the entire family!
Stay tuned for details about purchasing advance tickets, but here are some basic details:
TDawg’s Summer Hoot!
Date & Time: Saturday, August 9, 4:30pm-9:30pm, Gates open at 3:30pm
Admission: $15 adv/$20 gate, BYOB
Grant Green Jr.
The Jugtime Ragband