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16 Dec

10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny 4 Days Away! Online Silent Auction is Live now!

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Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021

Venue: Variety Playhouse

Tickets: $35 ADV GA/$45 ADV RESERVED, $45 DOOR GA/$55 DOOR RESERVED. On Sale Now CLICK HERE! No Fee if purchased at the Box Office on show nights or Tue-Fri 2-6P

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**The online silent auction, with proceeds going to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, is LIVE now! We have some great items to bid on, including a Widespread Panic band member collage autographed by all band members, a lake house getaway, studio time at the legendary Capricorn Studios in Macon, and more!** Click Here to go directly to the bidding website.

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We are now only a few days away from what has evolved into a passionate and love filled night of a musical utopia! 2021 has been a difficult year for so many of us, and I can tell that personally I am really looking forward to the Holiday Hoot on so many fronts. Music heals, and I have no doubt that you will emerge from this concert with a feeling of hope that you didn’t have before, and you will be a part of an amazing audience who, along with the musicians, create an atmosphere of love, friendship and family in a climate of conflict that continues to permeate our society.

Purchase Tickets Here

Expect some fantastic jams by the fine folks performing for you. All the sets are coming together nicely right now, and we will be featuring Ike Stubblefield’s Hammond B3 all night long to be used by keyboardist extraordinaires Matt Slocum and Kevin Thomas. Let’s just say you’ll be witnessing some musical nirvana moments that won’t happen again!

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Please Click Here to go to the Variety Playhouse Venue Protocol surrounding Covid-19.

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Enjoy this fantastic set from the 2019 edition of the Holiday Hootenanny featuring the late great Ike Stubblefield on the keys along with Bryan Lopes on the sax and Jeff Sipe’s trio The State Birds. Zambi

Purchase Tickets Here

10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny 2 Weeks Away!

6 Dec

**We are thrilled to announce that there will be an online silent auction as part of this year’s festivities, with proceeds going to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. The auction will go live by Friday, December 17! Stay tuned for details!**

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Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021

Venue: Variety Playhouse

Tickets: $35 ADV GA/$45 ADV RESERVED, $45 DOOR GA/$55 DOOR RESERVED. On Sale Now CLICK HERE! No Fee if purchased at the Box Office during shows or Tue-Fri 2-6P

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We are only two weeks away from pure musical bliss for a great cause! 2021 has been a difficult year for so many of us, and I can tell that personally I am really looking forward to the Holiday Hoot on so many fronts. Music heals, and I have no doubt that you will emerge from this concert with a feeling of hope that you didn’t have before, and you will be a part of an amazing audience who, along with the musicians, create an atmosphere of love, friendship and family in a climate of conflict that continues to permeate our society.

Purchase Tickets Here

Expect some fantastic jams by the fine folks performing for you. All the sets are coming together nicely right now, and we will be featuring Ike Stubblefield’s Hammond B3 all night long to be used by keyboardist extraordinaires Matt Slocum and Kevin Thomas. Let’s just say you’ll be witnessing some musical nirvana moments that won’t happen again!

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Please Click Here to go to the Variety Playhouse Venue Protocol surrounding Covid-19.

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Enjoy this fantastic set from the 2019 edition of the Holiday Hootenanny. The tribute to Johnny Knapp was nothing short of a masterpiece, led by the graceful and classy Jez Graham. Thanks to Andy Estes for the video. Zambi

Purchase Tickets Here

Tickets On Sale Now for 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny 12/19/21!

22 Oct

Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021

Venue: Variety Playhouse

Tickets: $35 ADV GA/$45 ADV RESERVED, $45 DOOR GA/$55 DOOR RESERVED. On Sale Now CLICK HERE! No Fee if purchased at the Box Office during shows or Tue-Fri 2-6PM.

Lineup: Randall BramblettJim LauderdaleTommy TaltonJeff MosierJeff SipeJason CarterGrant Green Jr.Matt SlocumBryan LopesJoey SommervilleDaniel WytanisKevin ThomasGaurav MalhotraRichie JonesEvan SarverJared Womack, Matt Williams, Bobby Miller, Bill Fleming, more TBA!

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The 10th Annual Holiday Hootenanny is poised to be a musically emotional experience for all who can make it. Two musicians

very near and dear to our collective heart passed away this summer within about a month of each other, percussionist Count M’Butu and keyboardist Ike Stubblefield. Their passing was a collective blow to our music community, and the 2021 edition will celebrate their energy, both musical and personal, that so many of us felt, as well as the ever present spirits of Col. Bruce Hampton, Johnny Knapp, and Yonrico Scott.

My hope is that you come, enjoy, feel the love, and are inspired to be there for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and to celebrate the lives of two iconic masters of their instruments and great friends to many.

The show will be broken down into 3 sets:

Set 1: Jim Lauderdale, accompanied by the ATL All-Stars featuring Rev Jeff Mosier, and featuring Jason Carter (Del McCoury Band, Travelin’ McCourys) on fiddle.

Set 2: Grant Green Jr. and Papa J lead the way in this tribute to Ike.

The Down For The Count Percussion Jam

Set 3: Capricorn Jam featuring Randall Bramblett & Tommy Talton

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Enjoy this set from Col. Bruce Hampton at the 5th Annual Holiday Hootenanny. It would turn out being his final full performance as part of the Holiday Hootenanny and easily a top 3 set of his in my book! Zambi

FTE’s Hootenanny Showcase 5/1/21 + The Marlay House!

21 Apr
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TDawg and All Together Now Present

FTE’s Hootenanny Showcase featuring STRUNG LIKE A HORSE & special guest THE AIN’T SISTERS

Where: From The Earth Brewing, 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076

Tickets: $25-$35 / CLICK HERE to purchase

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Time: 8PM, parking spots available beginning 7PM

Be sure to jump on this one-time show featuring two of my favorite acts in TDawg’s Back Porch Hootenanny archives, Strung Like A Horse and The Ain’t Sisters! This is going one of the higher-energy rockin’ Americana shows you’re going to witness in a long time. I guarantee it!

Strung Like A Horse has been on a tear through this pandemic stricken time we’ve found ourselves in for a while now, and they’re gonna help you out of it! Their latest release, Whoa!, is a true gem and has been lodged in the Americana Charts Top 40 for quite a while now. Their performances at past Hootenannies have been of the legendary sort, and I’m excited to continue our tradition together!

The Aint Sisters have transcended their origins as outlaw street performers to grace the stages of the Southeast and beyond with their unique brand of funk-infused, blues-driven Indie Rock. 

The Ain’t Sisters are comprised of the power duo of Arrie Bozeman and Barb Carbon front the band blending tight harmonies and smart lyrics with soulful, booty-shakin’ melodies. Dynamic musicians and songwriters, they share an equal propensity for irony, humor, ferocity, and heart-on-sleeve authenticity. With the addition of Justin Boudreau on bass, The Aint Sisters have expanded the sonic experience, earning their place as one of Atlanta’s premier original acts.

CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets!

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We’ve had a tremendous amount of fun at The Marlay House in Downtown Decatur the last couple of Fridays, with Bonaventure Quartet and Grant Green Jr. adding significant status to who’s played there 😉 Both acts kept folks there until the end. Two more dates are scheduled, see below and see y’all out and about! Hopefully have some more dates for June-July. Music goes from 6:30-9 PM, No Cover, but Tips are Appreciated!

April 30 ~ Donna Hopkins

May 7 ~ Ralph Roddenbery

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TDawg Presents Friday Night Music at The Marlay House in Decatur, GA!

6 Apr

As live music (in person!) gratefully and thankfully makes its way back into our lifeline, TDawg Presents is excited to bring you Friday night music at The Marlay House, 426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, in Decatur, GA on April 9, 16 and 30 as well as May 7! We are blessed with so much talent on the local level and it’s great to get our musicians back out playing. Music will go 6:30-9PM, and there is NO COVER. However, tips to the band are welcome! Music will be outside! There is ample space under an open tent and on the patio.

April 9 ~ The Bonaventure Quartet

April 16 ~ Grant Green Jr. feat. Gaurav Malhotra (percussion)

April 30 ~ Donna Hopkins

May 7 ~ Ralph Roddenbery

Enjoy a fine selection of draught and bottled/canned beers as well as wine and a full bar. The menu features traditional Irish and pub fare as well as weekly specials. Hope to see you there! Cheers!

Holiday Hootenanny Schedule Released!

16 Oct

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Where: Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

When: Showtime 7PM, Doors @ 6PM

Tickets: Gen Adm $35 ADV / $45 Door, Reserved $45 ADV / $55 Door. Available Friday, August 30 @ 10 AM online through Variety Playhouse and at their Box Office (M-F Noon-6 PM and on show nights)

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Holiday Hootenanny Schedule

6 PM: Doors open

7-7:50 PM: Jeff Sipe & The State Birds feat. Ike Stubblefield, Brian Lopes, Neal Fountain & Mike Seal and some friends

8:10-9:25 PM: Jim Lauderdale (bluegrass & electric), feat. the Zambi Horns

9:55-11 PM: A Tribute to Johnny Knapp by Jez Graham + quite a few special guests

11:15 PM-12:30 AM: THE JAM feat. Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman, Larry Keel, Steve ‘Big Daddy’ McMurry, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Jason Carter, Jeff Sipe, Jared Womack, Neal Fountain & more!

(schedule is subject to change)

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Enjoy this mighty fine full set video of The Larry Keel Experience from the John Hartford Memorial Festival in early June, 2019!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

2019 Holiday Hoot Complete Lineup / Sponsor Announcement

27 Sep

We are thrilled to welcome Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on board as a sponsor for the 9th Annual Holiday Hootenanny! This Athens, GA based brewery is home to the top selling IPA in Georgia, Tropicalia, and we’ll also be featuring the Classic City Lager. Visit their website to learn more about them!

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Where: Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

When: Showtime 7PM, Doors @ 6PM

Tickets: Gen Adm $35 ADV / $45 Door, Reserved $45 ADV / $55 Door. Available Friday, August 30 @ 10 AM online through Variety Playhouse and at their Box Office (M-F Noon-6 PM and on show nights)

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The Complete Lineup

Drew Emmitt & Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), multi-Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale, Ike Stubblefield, Larry Keel, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry (Acoustic Syndicate), Jeff Sipe (ARU, Leftover Salmon, State Birds), Jason Carter (Travelin’ McCourys, Del McCoury Band), A Tribute to Johnny Knapp by Jez Graham, Donna Hopkins, Ralph Roddenbery, Darren Stanley, Evan Sarver, The State Birds feat. Neal Fountain, Mike Seal (Jerry Douglas Band) & Bryan Lopes, Joey “Papa J” Sommerville, Daniel Wytanis, Richie Jones, Bobby Miller, Jared Womack (Grass is Dead), Matthew Williams, Kevin Thomas, Gaurav Malhotra, Bill Fleming

Emcee: Wildman Steve

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Enjoy this fine clip from the 7th Annual Holiday Hootenanny celebrating the late Col. Bruce Hampton. It was Johnny Knapp’s final performance at the Holiday Hoot.

Lineup Announced for Holiday Hootenanny (12/18)/Tix On Sale Friday, Aug 30!

29 Aug

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Where: Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

When: Showtime 7PM, Doors @ 6PM

Tickets: Gen Adm $35 ADV / $45 Door, Reserved $45 ADV / $55 Door. Available Friday, August 30 @ 10 AM online through Variety Playhouse and at their Box Office (M-F Noon-6 PM and on show nights)

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We are thrilled to bring you a very exciting lineup to the 9th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, which will yet again benefit Atlanta Habitat for Humanity! There will be more to add including some of the finest that Atlanta has to offer, but below is a list of performers up to this point in time:

Drew Emmitt & Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon)

Larry Keel

Rev. Jeff Mosier

Jeff Sipe

A Tribute Set to Johnny Knapp

And that’s just the initial lineup! Stay tuned for more announcements in the upcoming weeks. Meanwhile here’s a gem from the 2nd Annual Holiday Hootenanny in 2012 at the Variety Playhouse that featured Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, Count M’Butu, Yonrico Scott, Ike Stubblefield, Papa Mali and Wet Willie’s own Jimmy Hall. Enjoy! Spread the good word!

12th Annual Jerry Day ATL (8/4) Schedule is Posted!

16 Jul

When: Sunday, August 4, 2019 ~ Doors 2:30 PM, Live Music 3 PM – Midnight

Where: Terminal West at King Plow Art Center, 885 W Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30318

Admission: $30 ADV / $40 Door ~ CLICK HERE for online purchase!

Lineup: Featuring Papa Mali (Bill Kreutzmann’s 7 Walkers, Killer Bees) along with some of Georgia’s finest bands and musicians including: String ’n Bones (performing American Beauty in its entirety) • Frankly Scarlet (formerly Dead Affect) gr8FLdüde & frenzHoneywoodCaptain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders • The Warlocks • Ray’s The DeadCardboard Willie

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Here is the band schedule for 12th annual Jerry Day ATL:

3:00 PM String ‘n Bones (performing American Beauty)
4:00 PM The Warlocks: A Tribute To The Grateful Dead
5:00 PM gr8FLdüde & frenz
6:00 PM Ray’s The Dead
7:00 PM Frankly Scarlet
8:00 PM Honeywood
9:00 PM Papa Mali (with members of Frankly Scarlet)
10:00 PM Cardboard Willie
11:00 PM Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders

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Enjoy this fine clip of Frankly Scarlet performing the classic Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain just a few months back at Aisle 5 in Little Five Points!

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On the Holiday Hootenanny front, we have an exciting announcement regarding the silent auction that we do each year for Atlanta Habitat. For the first time, and from this time forward, the silent auction will be ONLINE beginning one week before the event starts. Going digital will allow for more people to participate regardless of whether or not they’re at the show.

Stay tuned for more announcements beginning in mid-late August regarding lineup, tickets on-sale date, and more!

Grizz Fest (3/31) Schedule Released

19 Mar

Click Here to get your tickets now! $20 Advance / $30 @ Door

Where: Terminal West, 887 W Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30318

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Schedule for Grizz Fest Performances

3 PM: Donna Hopkins Band
4 PM: Dotline Projekt
5 PM: Copious Jones
6 PM: Ain’t Sisters
7 PM: Deep Blue Sun with members of Apple Peru
8 PM: The Grapes
9:30 PM: Cleburne Jam. with Surprise Guests

Proceeds from Grizz Fest will directly benefit two music-based non-profits: 1) Gracenote Foundation, which is associated with Music on Main Street in Lilburn, GA and whose mission is to promote the role of music in child development, throughout adult life, and within communities. 2) Taproot Music Camp, continuing what Pepperland Music Camp started – a two-week overnight camp that provides instruction from professional musicians as well as traditional summer camp activities such arts & crafts with local artisans and of course swimming! No musical experience is necessary to participate.

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Deep Blue Sun @ 4th Annual Holiday Hootenanny 12/21/2014
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