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The 2018 Sandy Springs Festival featured expanded music offerings with a strong Southern rock feel, as well as a variety of international performances on the Cultural Corner stage. We had an amazing time at our FREE Saturday evening concert and Sunday’s Battle of the Bands once again blew us away with talented local amateur groups. From live music and community groups to a nationally-recognized illusionist and cartoon characters, there was an abundance of live entertainment for festival guests of all ages!

Download the 2018 schedule HERE and click the tabs below for more details.

MAIN STAGE – Saturday, September 22
11:15 am – 12:05 pm Hughes Taylor (Original Blues Rock)
12:25 pm – 1:15 pm Southfield (Southern Rock / Covers)
1:35 pm – 2:25 pm The Riot Band (90’s/00’s Covers)
2:45 pm – 3:35 pm Hannah Thomas (Original Soulful Rock)
3:55 pm – 4:40 pm Dean Drive Five (70’s/80’s Pop Covers)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Rockforce (80’s Rock Covers)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Saved by the Band (Party Covers from 80’s-00’s)
10:30 am – 11:00 am School of Rock Johns Creek
11:15 am – 11:45 am No Solution
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm School of Rock Atlanta
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm School of Rock East Cobb
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Music Authority’s Eclipse
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Meta Music Education‘s
To Be Determined
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Friction
3:50 pm – 4:15 pm “Battle Off”
4:25 pm – 4:35 pm Battle of the Bands Awards

David & Jenny (as seen on America’s Got Talent) will present family-friendly comedy, juggling, and stunt shows throughout the weekend. Additionally, students from Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School will perform roaming “pop-ups from the past” to bring the history of Sandy Springs to life in an interactive way.

Ladybug Events will present ongoing entertainment in the Children’s Park with Lucy the Juggler and the Garden Variety Shoe Show. The Garden Variety Shoe Show features numerous comedic and educational skits highlighting environmental lessons. Through music, storytelling, and interactive elements, each show aims to instill a sense of wonder and stewardship in our natural world.

Lucy the Juggler dazzles and entertains with tricks, jokes, and amazing skills! She is accompanied by Ladybug Events’ own Musical star, Mr. Greenthumbs. The Ladybug Events team will be conducting 15-20 minute performances between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

On Saturday afternoon, the Children’s Park will also feature a surprise guest appearance from a beloved PBS Kids character, courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Be sure to stop by for a photo op!

The Williams-Payne House Garden Room will be the site of educational and entertaining demonstrations from local crafters, with topics ranging from wood carving and raising chickens to moonshine making and square dancing.

Join us for a FREE concert on Saturday evening! Saved By The Band will play your favorite covers from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. (as soon as the festival closes) with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m.

There are a limited number of RESERVED TABLES available for purchase which include seating for six and complimentary beverages. Reserve your table HERE before they sell out! There is also a VIP upgrade available which includes a covered veranda, private bar, and indoor restrooms. Click here to learn more.

The show is BYOB and coolers are permitted. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q and King of Pops will be on site, and beer/wine/soda/water will be sold with proceeds benefiting Heritage Sandy Springs. We’ll also be joined by our friends from Tailgatehouse so you can keep up with football scores during the concert. Smoking is prohibited. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome; no outside tables.

Saved by the Band emerged from the ashes of a thousand broken bands. Like a mighty phoenix – that happens to know a bunch of Weezer and Billy Idol songs – they have learned your favorite songs and wish to blow your socks off. You WILL be sockless after seeing Saved By The Band. So, pack an extra pair and join us on Saturday, September 22 for an awesome time!

Following the Sandy Springs Festival on Sunday evening, City Springs will present HOME BY DARK on the City Green. HOME BY DARK is a “Nashville meets New York meets LA meets Atlanta, storytelling, romantic, pierce your heart, laugh ‘til it hurts, reminds me of momma, dance in the aisle, that’s my favorite song, evening you’ll never forget.” Heritage Sandy Springs encourages festival attendees to stay and enjoy this free event with special guests Marcia Ramirez, Michael Logen, and Michael Peterson.