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Jonathan Biss plays Beethoven at Symphony Hall on April 17. (Photo by Jeff Roffman)

Sonic Best Bets: April 17–23

Each Wednesday, we’ll round up our top sonic picks for the week ahead — from performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to the bands of East Atlanta Village, these concerts have captured our critics’ attention as worth adding to your calendar. View ARTS ATL’s comprehensive calendar of events here.

Wednesday, April 17

Jonathan Biss Plays Beethoven. As a tribute to Beethoven, Jonathan Biss will complete his performances of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in a series of intimate recitals. Atlanta Symphony Hall. 8 p.m.

Shady Bug, Floral Print, Fuiste and Paradise Montage. Floral Print represents Atlanta on the bill with glimmers of pop-rock sounds along with Paradise Montage. 529 Bar. 9 p.m.

Morehouse Spring Recital. Songs will be based on poetry from the AUC archives. Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 18


Nicole Henry performs at City Winery on April 18. (Courtesy of the artist)

Nicole Henry. The soulstress of jazz entrances audiences with passionate songwriting and superhuman vocals. City Winery. 8 p.m.

2019 Cabbagetown Concert #2. Doug Deluxe & the Rodeo Clowns start the evening with some wicked western swing, and Evan Stepp & the Piners close the show. Read more on the Cabbagetown Concert Series here. Brookshire Amphitheater in Cabbagetown Park. 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 20

EARL 20th Anniversary: The Scientists, Vincas and GG King. A 20th-anniversary celebration of The EARL. The show repeats Sunday with Gentleman Jesse and Subsonics. The EARL. 7:30 p.m.

Waiting Around To Die: The Music Of Townes Van Zandt. Several artists pay tribute to Townes Van Zandt, including Nikki Speake & Anna C Kramer, Bill Taft, Michael C Smith and more. Read ARTS ATL‘s feature on the Atlanta connection to Zandt here. Star Bar. 9 p.m.

Dungeon Family Tour: Big Boi, Goodie Mob, Organized Noize and more. Rapper Big Boi is best known for his partnership with Andre 3000 in OutKast and being part of the Dungeon Family collective. The renowned rapper also has several solo albums under his belt. The Fox Theatre. 8 p.m.

The Vega String Quartet. The performance will include quartets of Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven. Look for ARTS ATL‘s review of the concert on Monday. Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23

Soul Food ATL. An evening that feeds the soul with art, comedy, poetry/spoken word and R&B acoustic and live music. iLounge Atlanta. 9 p.m.


SweetWater 420 Fest. The annual festival celebrates beer, music and Atlanta. Read ARTS ATL‘s Q&A with SweetWater cofounder Freddy Bensch here. Centennial Olympic Park. April 19–21.