The Classic City American Music Festival celebrated 10 years on Sunday at The Foundry in Athens. Twelve bands performed on two stages over the course of the afternoon and into the evening, featuring a combination of country, folk, rock, bluegrass and rockabilly sounds.
Thursday evening, the 2018 Flagpole Athens Music Awards was held at the historic Morton Theatre. Hosted by local hip-hop artist and political activist Linqua Franqa, the evening was a spectacular success. Local musicians and artists received awards in 21 categories, including Jazz/World, Punk, Hip Hop, Live and Studio Engineer and Artist of the Year, to name a few.
The 2018 Hot Corner Celebration and Soul Food Festival took place at the corner of Hull and Washington streets last Saturday, and Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole was there to document the annual event, which featured music, food, cars and much more. Check out a few of her photos below:
All photos by Mike White
Monday night, U2 made their long-awaited return to the Atlanta area when they made a stop at the Infinite Energy Center Arena in Duluth on their The Experience + Innocence Tour. It has been nine years since the Irish rockers played the Georgia Dome to a reported crowd of 61,000 during their 360° Tour. Comparatively, Infinite Energy could be considered “intimate” with a capacity of 12,000.
The Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award ceremony, presented by Classic City Rotary, took place last Thursday at The Foundry, where the second annual honor went to rapper, linguist and Commission District 2 candidate Mariah Parker, aka Linqua Franqa. Flagpole photographer Savannah Cole was there to document the evening. Check out a few of her photos below:
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