Atlanta is a great destination for live music. The city is especially noteworthy for its contributions to hip-hop and R&B, producing artists like Usher, Ludacris, and CeeLo Green. And as the most populous city in Georgia, and as one of the major hubs in the southern US, Atlanta is a frequent stop for artists of just about any genre: artists as wide-ranging as Idina Menzel, Metallica, and The Temptations played in Atlanta in 2017.
Philips Arena, home to the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, is one of the busiest concert arenas in the world. Bon Jovi, Adele, and Bruce Springsteen have all played at Philips Arena recently, and more top-level talent is scheduled to play there for months to come. Philips Arena can accommodate more than 21,000 people at concerts.The Atlanta Braves’ brand new ballpark, SunTrust Park, hosted two major concerts during its inaugural season: Billy Joel and opening act Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness played in front of 37,000 fans, and Metallica brought along Volbeat and Avenged Sevenfold for their show at the new venue in July 2017. If you’re looking for a more intimate venue, The Tabernacle is one of the country’s most historic. The building was a Baptist church for nearly a hundred years before it was converted into a House of Blues in 1996. The building got its current name in 1998 and has been called one of the best concert venues in the nation by Rolling Stone Magazine. Artists like Noel Gallagher, Circa Survive, Alice in Chains, and The Flaming Lips have all recently played The Tabernacle. The venue’s capacity is 2600. The Masquerade is another famous Atlanta spot for live music. The city has designated the building, which was built in 1988, as a historic site. It has predominantly been a venue for alternative music, with bands like Weezer, Tool, and Stone Temple Pilots having played there in the past. Live music plays at The Masquerade nearly every night.
Where is the best place to see a concert in Atlanta?
The Tabernacle is both a unique and highly-rated venue. The building was converted from an old church and fits concertgoers on three levels: on the floor by the stage and on two balcony levels. It’s the kind of thing you just don’t find everywhere.
What concerts are playing in Atlanta this weekend?
Scroll up to the “Events this Weekend” section to see listings and tickets for concerts playing in Atlanta this weekend.
Look up important information about your venue before you leave. You’ll want to know the rules about things like parking, re-entry, and bringing food in before you leave for the show. Things can change depending on the location, but err on the side of caution if you’re ever not sure.
How much do concert tickets cost in Atlanta?
Atlanta is one of the top concert destinations in the country, with a wide variety of venues and performances. Fans of all types are able to find a price point they’re comfortable with. For a look at ticket prices for upcoming concerts, scroll to the top of the page and see events today, this weekend, and this week.
What artists are coming to Atlanta?
To see upcoming concerts, explore the listings above to find events happening today, this weekend, and further in the future.