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Unwind from the week and find some new favorite bottles. We will open 6 wines and feature meat and cheese. Come join us every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-8pm as we explore and enjoy the world of fine wine.
Unwind after a long week with live music in The Plaza every Friday from 6PM to 8PM at Avalon Nights Live! Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away.
Enjoy live music Fridays & Saturdays from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Powerhouse performer Chandra Currelley is one of the stars in the fifth season on Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or Worse’ on the OWN network, in an expanded role capacity with more laughs, more lines and more wisecracking hilarity as the beloved ‘Ms. V.’ Ms. V is the down-to-earth housekeeper for the show’s central characters Marcus and Angela, played by Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith.
Ms. Currelley also is the former lead singer for the legendary recording group, the S.O.S. Band, replacing the original lead singer. She continued the band’s string of Top Twenty Billboard hits with the CD’s “Diamonds In The Raw”, and “One Of Many Nights”, where she wrote several songs, including the single “Broken Promises”. Chandra also starred in the world premier of “Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel”, and as Mother Shaw in Regina Taylor’s “Crowns”.
Led by a modern-day Linda Ronstadt, Granville Automatic writes songs the Associated Press calls “haunting tales of sorrow and perseverance.” With influences as diverse as The Smiths, Emmylou Harris, Simon & Garfunkel and Dawes, Granville Automatic has created a one-of-a-kind sound that revolves around their passion for storytelling. The duo, comprised of Nashville songwriters Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins, is named after a 19th-century typewriter.
Billy began playing guitar at age 11. It didn’t take long for him to discover his passion for the instrument, as well as a true love for all forms of music. A graduate of the University of Georgia, he holds a Bachelors of Music degree with a concentration in classical guitar.
Upon graduation, Billy immediately began his teaching career at several music studios in the north Georgia area. His teaching took him to Truett McConnell College where he taught both classical and jazz guitar. He also taught jazz arrangement, jazz combo, and jazz appreciation, all the while, improving his skills on guitar. His background from this time eventually led him to metro Atlanta where he continues to teach private lessons today.
In addition to being an in-demand performer on stage as well as in the studio, Billy is an avid songwriter, and has a portfolio of contracted songs in Nashville. He has had the distinct opportunity of working with such music legends as Ray Charles, The Ohio Players, Koko Taylor, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Francine Reed, Jimmy Bruno, Gregg Allman,
Michael Bolton, and Tuck and Patti.
Billy can currently be seen around Atlanta at various clubs, jazz festivals, and restaurants with musicians like Nick Longo, Marea Alta, and Kip Dockery, among others.
He currently resides in Alpharetta, GA with his wife, Lisa, daughter Ella, and son Grigsby.
Carly Gibson gained a lot of attention as a songwriter, singer and guitar player when she was selected to attend the GRAMMY guitar and songwriter camps in Los Angeles, designed to allow talented young artists the opportunity to work, learn and play with the music industry’s top professionals. Now a 2013 graduate from Atlanta Institute of Music’s acclaimed guitar program, Carly is what you would call a triple threat: she not only composes soulful and sophisticated music, she also sings beautifully and plays a mean acoustic guitar. In addition, she has earned a substantial reputation for her skill on electric guitar, having performed for a period of time as a lead guitarist with mentor, Caroline Aiken. Though youthful, Carly sports an old soul; her dedication to her art is readily apparent in her performance.
Calhoun, GA native B.J. Wilbanks creates blues-infused music reminiscent of a bygone era, combining deeply-rooted Delta blues, country, funk, soul, and acoustic Southern rock to create a sound that is familiar, yet uniquely his own. His heartwarming tales of heartache, love, and home combine artfully with an engaging live performance that, in one moment can sit you back in your chair and in the next, rock you right back out of it! BJ’s original songs range from break-your-heart romantic to stomp-your-foot grooving, merging back-porch soul rhythm with a gospel vocal overtone and a slanky, steady beat. He’ll often sling his guitar over his lap to play a slide tune that evokes the image of old field working men and chase it with a contrasting tune filled with sweet strumming, gentle singing and smooth picking.
Together as Gibson Wilbanks, these two have been called “Gregg Allman meets Bonnie Raitt.” They have combined their considerable songwriting and musical skills to create the unique and popular Southern bluesy sound that helped them to win the coveted songwriter’s open mic at Eddie’s Attic in December of 2011. Whenever possible they perform as a full band with bass and percussion. Think Gregg Allman meets Bonnie Raitt meets Michael Hedges meets Al Green–in short, an entertaining and joyful experience not to be missed!
As the son of legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green (1931-1979), Grant Green Jr. was exposed to exceptional musicianship right from the start. Growing up in Detroit, Grant enjoyed a constant parade of jazz greats streaming through his living room. His neighbors included Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, members of the Four Tops and the Temptations. Miles Davis was known to join impromptu jam sessions in their home. Grant Green Jr. has released music as part of the Godfathers Of Groove (w/Bernard Purdie), and is often seen as part of Col. Bruce Hampton’s band, and now he’s brought us his solo record, SOUL SCIENCE, recorded in Atlanta with Khari Cabral-Simmons and Daz-I-Kue.
Showtime: 7:30pm Admission: $25.
Classroom style wine tasting featuring different themes. Join us we explore the vast world of wine.
Classes start at 6:00pm; 6:30pm; 7:00pm and 7:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes. Each have a maximum capacity of 12 people. Reservations are recommended.
The roots rock act Fire & The Knife is composed of the husband/wife team JJ Boogie and Nanyana Summer. JJ Boogie, producer and guitarist for the two time Grammy winning band Arrested Development and singer songwriter Nanyana Summer who is a cousin to Dolly Parton come together to fuse country, folk, rock, blues and jazz in a way that is refreshing. Their dynamics and energy creates a great vibe that makes people of all ages always enjoy their performances. From down tempo intimate acoustic sounds to full blown electrifying harmonized guitars, Fire & The Knife delivers organic and truthful from the heart rock & roll music. They are excited to be performing at Alpharetta City music match with their full band! You won’t want to miss it!