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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, May 29

Dread Mar-I. Argentine reggae singer Dread Mar-I delivers passionate performances that encompass vast vocal ranges, combining deep-roots reggae with soft rock. 7 p.m. The Masquerade.

Thursday, May 30

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The ASO performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 at 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall. The program repeats on June 1 at 8 p.m. and June 2 at 3 p.m.

Jeff Bradshaw All White Concert. Hosted by Atlanta Jazz Lovers, Philadelphia’s soul-jazz, hip-hop and funk fusion trombonist Jeff Bradshaw welcomes guests to a night of dancing. All white apparel encouraged. 7:30 p.m. Atlanta’s Suite Food Lounge.

The Candler Park Music and Food Festival takes place May 31–June 1. (Courtesy of Candler Park Festival)

Friday, May 31

Candler Park Music and Food Festival 2019. Candler Park’s Music and Food Festival features performances by Greensky Bluegrass, Funk You, Dispatch and Dr. Dog. 4 p.m. Candler Park. The festivities repeat on June 1 at 12 p.m.

Rose Hotel album release. Atlanta-based Jordan Reynolds, better known as Rose Hotel, releases her debut LP I Will Only Come When It’s A Yes. The event also features Chick Wallace, Palm Sunday and Sunset Pig. Ages 21 and up. 9 p.m. 529 Bar.

Saturday, June 1

Thelma, Peeko and Nadia Marie. Atlanta-based Peeko and Nadia Marie join Brooklyn’s Thelma for a mixed bag of alternative music. 8 p.m. The Bakery.

Sunday, June 2

Indiana Heights. Berklee College of Music graduates and progressive rock five-piece Indiana Heights fuse jazz, funk and traditional rock beats. Sharing the stage are Alyce Inversion Project and The Paternalists. 7 p.m. Smith’s Olde Bar.

Monday, June 3

Dio Returns. The ’80s metal band’s musical experience features a hologram of Ronnie James Dio alongside band members he played with for more than 20 years. The 90-minute performance includes music ranging the entirety of Dio’s career. 7 p.m. Center Stage Theater.


31 Days of Jazz. Atlanta Jazz Festival partners with jazz artists all over the city to provide a family-friendly, picnic-ready event at Woodruff Park. Catch the last few days of this event every day at 5 p.m. Through May 31.

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