Outdoor Summer Concerts in Atlanta

Summer in Atlanta isn’t just about the sun and the blooming greenery that surrounds the city. The rhythm and soul of the city flows throughout the streets as several summer concert series bring locals and visitors together. Whether you enjoy the soul of R&B or the rhythm of country, Atlanta’s music scene offers an opportunity to find and appreciate new and well-known talent.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

In addition to the Children’s Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden, Garden Grooves plays kid-friendly music inspired by the outdoors. (Photo courtesy of Atlanta Botanical Garden)

Bring the kids to Atlanta Botanical Garden for Garden Grooves. This morning event filled with kid-friendly music inspired by the outdoors is a great way to get the entire family immersed in the music scene. 

Where: 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra takes music to another level with a range of performances including its cherished concerts in Piedmont Park throughout the summer. From hip-hop orchestra to classic Beethoven, it’s hard to miss an opportunity to experience this exceptional orchestra. 

Where: 1280 Peachtree Road NE

Broad Street Boardwalk

Take a music break on Broad Street Boardwalk in downtown Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Downtown Atlanta)

Make your way Downtown for live performances every Wednesday on the Broad Street Boardwalk. Discover new and upcoming local artists to add to your music rotation while grabbing a bite to enjoy from the many surrounding restaurants. 

Where: Broad Street NW

Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

Visit Atlanta’s oldest outdoor music venue, Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, and experience a variety of music. From rock and hip-hop to R&B, this outdoor venue is a popular spot for visitors to sit back and relax outside while grooving to great tunes. The summer lineup includes Diana Ross, Pixies and Modest Mouse, Crowded House, Sarah McLachlan, Bush and Vampire Weekend. 

Where: 4469 Stella Drive NW

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Let the music move you at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center while enjoying live music on the lawn. You’re in for a good time at Jazz on the Lawn running through the fall and highlighting local jazz performers.  

Where: 980 Briarcliff Road NE

Chattahoochee Nature Center

There’s nothing better than enjoying nature and music in the city in the forest. Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Sunset Sips happens every other Thursday and brings live music from local performers in a laid-back and family-friendly setting. 

Where: 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, Ga.

For more things to do in Atlanta anytime, check our calendar of events. Here are the Best Places to Hear Live Music in Atlanta.

Aubree is a content creator with a passion for all things food and travel. You can find her around Atlanta tasting some of the most iconic bites or burning it all off on the dance floor.

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