Calendar of Events

Scoop OTP’s calendar of events features the best happening around the northern suburbs of Atlanta from Acworth, Alpharetta, Canton, Cartersville, Cumming Marietta, Roswell, Woodstock and more. You can add your event for FREE – just go to the green post your event button below. All events are subject to Scoop OTP approval. OTP is the place to be with fun adult and family friendly events. What to do this weekend? Check on Scoop OTP’s calendar! Want to plan ahead? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar! Where to take the kids, the in-laws, a date? Check Scoop OTP’s calendar!  We also have a Forced Family Fun category that has useful Scoop too. Thank you for following Scoop OTP as we are the insider’s guide to living outside the perimeter.

Jun
4
Tue
ArtAround Roswell – Free Museum without Walls! @ Roswell's Parks
Jun 4 2019 – Feb 28 2020 all-day
ArtAround Roswell - Free Museum without Walls! @ Roswell's Parks

Roswell Arts Fund invites you explore, experience, and enjoy ArtAround Roswell – Roswell’s free museum without walls! The 2019-20 season introduces 9 temporary works of art joining our ten permanent sculptures through Roswell’s parks and historic downtown. ArtAround Roswell sculptures offer a meaningful experience for adults and children of all ages.

Take a self-guided tour using the ArtAround map, which can be downloaded at www.roswellartsfund.org. Discover more when you download Otocast from Itunes or Google Play and from the voice of the artist, gain insight about the art and the artist. Seize the unique photo opportunity and post your on pictures Instagram with the hashtag #ArtAroundRoswell. Share your experiences with Roswell’s arts community on Roswell Arts Fund’s Facebook page! Visit the website to learn more.

Jun
22
Sat
The Lee Boys – The Lantern Series @ Elm Street Event Green
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
The Lee Boys - The Lantern Series @ Elm Street Event Green

The Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). Each member began making music at the ages of 7 and 8 in the House of God church they attended in Perrine, FL. Here they underwent a rigorous course of training in a variety of musical instruments, including lap and pedal steel guitars. Born and raised in Miami, each of The Lee Boys grew up in the church where their father and grandfather, Rev. Robert E. Lee, was the pastor and a steel player himself.

“Sacred steel” is a type of music described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations. Influenced by the Hawaiian steel guitar fad of the 1930’s, brothers Willie and Troman Eason brought the electric lap steel guitar into the worship services of the House of God church in Jacksonville, FL. The Pentecostal congregation embraced the soulful sound, and over time this unique sound became the hallmark of the church. The pedal steel guitar was added to the mix and soon became the central instrument. The Lee Boys are part of the fourth generation of musicians in this faith.

This music form was totally unknown to the world outside the church until the mid 1990’s, when folklorist Robert Stone attended House of God services and recorded the music, as well as its history, contributing the name “sacred steel.” A series of compilations featuring artists such as Aubrey Ghent, Calvin Cooke and the Campbell Brothers, as well as the late Glenn Lee followed on legendary roots label Arhoolie Records, for whom The Lee Boys also record.

Jul
12
Fri
Live Benefit Concert for a Queen @ Connect Live
Jul 12 all-day
Live Benefit Concert for a Queen @ Connect Live

https://www.prekindle.com/event/64496-benefit-concert-for-a-queen-acworth

Save the date: Friday, July 12, 2019. Come join and support Allisan a special needs young lady at a LIVE Concert benefit in Woodstock at Connect Live! Allisan is the Georgia Miss Amazing representative for the National Miss Amazing 2019 event in Chicago, IL, August 2-4, 2019. She needs help raising funds to help her get to Chicago! Miss Amazing is for girls and women with special needs, they help with giving them a platform to show and learn that their abilities are useful and will help benefit the community! Their life matters too!

https://www.prekindle.com/event/64496-benefit-concert-for-a-queen-acworth