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.

Riley Biederer
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Riley is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from the Northern suburbs of Atlanta. Her distinctive sound can best be described pop with an edgy soulful twist.
Riley has enjoyed singing since she was a young girl, and at 13 she picked up her first guitar and began writing songs. By age 14, her open mic performances drew strong local acclaim and quickly transitioned to paid three set performances in venues all over North Georgia. At Age 15, Grammy winning producer Matt Still (Outkast, Elton John, BB King, Joss Stone, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle, Jewel) discovered her singing and songwriting talent on YouTube and took her to Elton John who immediately signed her to his international music management company Rocket Music (Elton John, Ed Sheeran,). Governor Nathan Deal presented her with the prestigious Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s Bill Lowery Horizons Award when she was 16.
Rocket music was instrumental in providing Riley with opportunities to develop of her songwriting and vocal skills. Her work with dozens of established writers and producers in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, Canada and France led to her signing a publishing agreement on her 18th birthday with the world’s largest publishing company, Sony/ATV. Riley and Rocket Music parted ways in May of 2015 when Rocket Music closed their North American operations.
Riley continued to perform solo or with her band in Atlanta, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and France, logging over 350 paid performances before the age of 20. Using youtube covers, many of which were self-produced live recordings, Riley organically built a huge social media following approaching 400 thousand fans, including over 262,000 youtube subscribers and 75 thousand Facebook fans. After leaving Rocket Music and striking out on her own, Riley decide to audition for Season 9 of the hit television show The Voice. As a member of Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani teams, Riley used powerful performances to become the first one chair turn, twice stolen artist to ever make the Voice Live Playoffs.
Upon conclusion of the Voice Season 9, Riley and her band were chosen by the international booking agency APA to be the opening support act for Nick Carter’s North American tour which will kick off in Sacramento CA on Feb 24 and cover 24 cities in 32 nights. She released her debut EP on Mar 1st.
Riley performed in the Ryan Seacrest produced YouTube competition series “Best.Cover.Ever” and won the episode earning her the chance to duet with Katy Perry in 2018.
She now resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue a career as a Singer/Songwriter.

TasteBud Live!
Jul 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Originally started by lead guitarist Ryan Given, Tastebud has over thirty combined years experience in the music industry and has been gaining some serious traction in the greater Atlanta area. With all members having very similar but distinct backgrounds they all bring them heavy focus on styles like jazz, funk, southern rock, and psychedelic jams. Tastebud has been described as, ” A group that really brings the magic with them, to every venue they play.”
When TasteBud was started five years ago, the band played in a few small venues right outside of the D.C. area and later relocated to Atlanta. After the band took a couple years off to develop and refine their sound, TasteBud emerged as a promising talent in the Atlanta Music Scene. TasteBud has always been a band that was built on a foundation of friendship and family. A positive message that is associated with their music is the core value that is brought with them at every show they play.
After five years, Tastebud has a sound that is more refined than ever and we are constantly looking for ways to improve our sound. TasteBud’s mission is to create a jam-style listening experience like never before!

Ben Jarrell
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Born a stone’s throw from the swamps of southern Alabama and in particular the city of Dothan, Ben Jarrell’s early musical influences were derived from his close family members. Dad loved Rock N Roll, especially hard rock. Stepmom brought classic rock and modern country into the home. However it was Grandma who led him to more traditional country music. From Alabama to Waylon Jennings and on to Willie Nelson and Johnny Paycheck Ben acquired a taste for what was then branded Outlaw Country Music.
Ben’s most recent work included the release of his first record “Troubled Times”. It is a compilation of life experiences and those that have touched him. This music resonates within Ben Jarrell and he is sure that it will resonate in you. The journey is far from over so hop on and see what the future brings for Ben Jarrell’s Roadside Revival!

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. While playing small rock clubs around the Southeast he developed a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. Now four years, and five hundred shows later, he has toured the country playing large venues and has opened for acts such as Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of trumpet, clarinet and trombone.
His debut 2010 release The Musical Stylings Of became a college radio sensation on WRAS Atlanta making him the most requested band on the air. In 2012 Crimmins showed his musical diversity by writing and recording the full score for the independent short film “Old Man Cabbage”. The following year, Crimmins was the critics pick for Best Song Writer of 2013 in Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL issue. His last album entitled Sing-a-longs! went to #21 on the EuroAmerican radio chart and earned him a nomination at The Georgia Music Awards for Best Jazz Artist. Blair Crimmins has now released his anticipated 4th studio album You Gotta Sell Something.

Swami Gone Bananas
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Swami was (in 1995) and still is a graphic designer for the Dead with over 100 T-Shirt and stage pass designs. Swami always said that the Grateful Dead were the best cover group of all time. When Jerry died Swami formed Swami Gone Bananas to ‘cover’ the Atlanta area

Lyn Avenue
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Lyn Avenue is a Country/Americana act bringing you catchy, compelling stories with genuine southern charm. Over the last few years, Lyn Avenue has honed a sound that’s both timeless in its classic-inspired songwriting yet refreshingly modern in its genre-blending and originality. Driven by rich vocals, electrifying leads, and boot stomping rhythms, Lyn Avenue is a burning ember of authentic country music.

Avalon Nights Live
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Fusion Guitarist Scott Henderson
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Guitarist Scott Henderson’s has finished the most ambitious project of his career, and he’s bringing it to The Velvet Note!
Scott’s innate talents overwhelmed both the music scene and music schools of his native South Florida before he moved to Los Angeles 40 years ago. Yet he didn’t relocate for stardom, eschewing his previous sideman roles with Chick Corea, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Weather Report’s Joe Zawinul to form his own band Tribal Tech, active from 1984-2013. Henderson’s solo recording career started in 1994, and his new People Mover release is one of the high-water marks among the half-dozen efforts under his own name.
Another was its predecessor, the similarly self-released Vibe Station from 2015, with bassist Travis Carlton and drummer Alan Hertz. This time, Henderson features an even younger rhythm section in French musicians Romain Labaye (bass) and Archibald Ligonnière (drums), with equally explosive results. Henderson has always mixed his jazz/fusion guitar influences (like Allan Holdsworth) with those based in rock (Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore) and blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan), and does so from his opening chimes of “Transatlantic,” which segues between tranquil and high-octane sections, the latter featuring his signature soloing accents. “Primary Location” veers funkier, showcasing the rhythmic emphasis in both Henderson’s playing and composition and highlighting Labaye’s fretless tones and harmonics.
This performance will feature:
Scott Henderson – guitar
Archibald Ligonniere – drums
Romain Labaye – bass

Fort Defiance
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What happens when two people who swore not to date each other start a band?
They get married, move into a van, and hit the road with their dog and newborn kitten, of course!
After meeting in a honky tonk (as all good Christian couples do), Jordan Eastman and Laurel lane did just that; forming Fort Defiance in attempt to branch out their solo careers, the pair began performing on street corners and dive bar stages around the south east and their native Nashville, TN.
Within a year, the two were playing over 250 shows a year and gradually expanding their reach across the US.
Although only a duo, Fort Defiance is far from the quiet singer/songwriter pair that’s typically expected. Offsetting their guitar and banjo dynamic with punk-rooted energy, booming stomp boxes, home made instrumentation and often playing numerous instruments at once; the duo creates what The Listening Room (Mobile, AL) described as “an incredible, unbelievably, enormously-huge sound for two people.”

Daryl Hall & John Oates
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Daryl Hall & John Oates, often referred to as Hall & Oates, are an American pop rock duo formed in 1970 in Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist; John Oates primarily plays electric guitar and provides backing vocals. The two write most of the songs they perform, separately or in collaboration. They achieved their greatest fame from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s with a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues.

Farewell Angelina
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. Roughstock calls them a “Superstar Act… with Killer Songs.” Rolling Stone says, “Wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass… deft playing… into one sonic knockout punch.”
CMT celebrated with a worldwide premiere of the band’s music video for the single, “Ghosts.” which was #1 on the CMT 12Pack Countdown for 5weeks and in the top 3 for 8. On September 5th, Billboard premiered the music video for “More Problems” calling the harmonies “stunning” and the song, “a perfect respite to the end of summer.”

Alpharetta Music City- Music Match featuring Fire and the Knife
Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Roots rock group from Atlanta Georgia comprised of Jason “JJBoogie” Reichert and Nanyana Summer.

Live Music Match Up Featuring Sailing to Denver
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Sailing to Denver is a unique Americana/Roots-Rock band that has been recording since 2011. This group of harmonious friends that have spent the last few years developing an original sound and live show cultivated at local and regional festivals.

Rod Stewart with special guest Cheap Trick
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Sir Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 250M records sold worldwide during a stellar career that includes nine #1 albums and 26 Top 10 singles in the U.K. Plus, 17 Top 10 albums and 16 Top 10 singles in the US!
CHEAP TRICK may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and the late 80s lighter-waving favorite,

Cat Ridgeway
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In addition to being a killer live performer, Cat is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist and recording artist. In 2016, indie rock duo Tegan and Sara personally selected Cat as the winner of their worldwide cover contest after being impressed by her prowess across 5 different instruments. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of working in the studio with producers such as Greg Rike (Deep Purple, Little Feat, Backstreet Boys) and Billy Chapin (Don Henley, Sister Hazel, Backstreet Boys), and players such as Gordon Kennedy (co-writer of Eric Clapton’s “Change the World”) and Gregg Allman’s horn section.

Swearingen & Kelli
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cold-Hearted Truth, the third album from Nashville-based duo Swearingen & Kelli, bridges the gap between modern-day Americana and the classic sounds of 1970s singer/songwriters. It’s the pair’s most collaborative album to date, merging the talents of two artists — both of whom enjoyed acclaimed solo careers before partnering up for Swearingen & Kelli’s 2013 debut — into a singular sound filled with close harmonies, swooning pedal steel, gospel piano, analog production, and storytelling both autobiographical and character-driven.-Hearted Truth, the third album from Nashville-based duo Swearingen & Kelli, bridges the gap between modern-day Americana and the classic sounds of 1970s singer/songwriters.

Jason Aldean with special guests Brett Young, Mitchell Tenpenny and Dee Jay Silver
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

A three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year, Aldean’s a card-carrying member of Country’s elite headliners whose incendiary tours are nearing legendary status. Also a dominant force on the charts, he’s scored 23 Number Ones and notably all eight of Aldean’s previous studio albums have been certified Gold or Platinum by the RIAA. He’s the only Country act in history to top the all-genre Billboard 200 four times (in a row, no less), racking up four billion streams and more than 18 million albums sold along the way.

Michelle Malone
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Compared to most musical artists in the Americana genre, Michelle Malone seems like a pair of distressed blue jeans amidst a sea of pantsuits. Unlike the surplus of self-professed rootsy rebels, one listen to this woman from Georgia and you know you’re hearing the real thing. A singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer whose music is informed by roots rock, blues, folk and Georgia soul, Michelle Malone’s performances can go from contemplative coffeehouse quiet to rowdy and “Deluxe reverb on 10” at the turn of a dime. Her passionate, uncompromising style has won her loyal following world wide. She’s a wild-haired Rock Goddess, political singer/songwriter, passionate raw performer with early roots in the church choir – no single characterization tells the whole story. Over the course of Malone’s career, she’s performed with artists from Gregg Allman to Ellen Degeneres, John Mayer to the Atlanta Symphony, Indigo Girls to Shawn Mullins, released more than a dozen records and went indie when it still took guts. Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, Michelle Malone artfully balances her penchant for ripping it through the roof with masterful lyrical introspection and vocals that range from sublime to raucous.

Our Annual Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute featuring The Ray Howard Band
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you remember….the twenty-first night of September? By POPULAR DEMAND, we are bringing the Ray Howard Band back in 2019 for their tribute to the beloved EW&F. Yes, that’s right, tickets are on sale ONE YEAR in advance. This is not just a concert or a show–it’s a PARTY! Here’s your chance to get your jazz-funk-disco-soul groove on, accompanied by some of the hottest musicians around. Bandleader Ray Howard pulls out all of the stops in this weekend-long- tribute to EARTH, WIND & FIRE–one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century.
Additional members of the ensemble include smokin’ hot Melvin Jones on trumpet, Eric Moore on vocals and Chris Otts on Saxophone.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Showtimes:
7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Chatham Rabbits
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From one of North Carolina’s most beloved musical outfits, Chatham Rabbits — singer-songwriters Austin and Sarah McCombie — comes The Yoke is Easy, The Burden is Full, their enthusiastically anticipated sophomore album. Out on May 1, 2020, “The Yoke” is an album for those that feel both more connected and out of touch than ever before. Co-written by the married couple and true to Chatham Rabbits roots, the lyrics tell stories of real, raw people, doing the best they can with the life they are living. The McCombies and their band tracked this album completely live in a lakeside cabin in rural Virginia. The title comes from the track “Oxen,” a crescendoing reminder that being tethered to another person or a whole community entirely does not negate the hard things in life — but it makes our days achingly beautiful and absolutely worth it.

Home By Dark Summer Concert Series at Brooke Street Park
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

HOME BY DARK at Brooke Street Park returns for five incredible shows in 2020.  Located on the lawn directly behind City Hall, Brooke Street Park is the ideal outdoor concert setting.  Bring a blanket / lawn chairs, picnic, and friends for a night of stories, songs, and inspiration you’ll never forget.

Granville Automatic
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

The Hardin Draw
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“There are no rules. There is no ceiling. You can’t define what we are and we want to keep it that way.”- David Talley of The Hardin Draw.
In 2011, The Hardin Draw began an excavation into the world of bluegrass, country and roots rock n roll. This six piece band has taken all these genres and placed them into a blender.
The result? Music. New, fresh and exciting music.
But they didn’t stop there. Further layered into their music you will find elements of a number of genres, from classical to punk and everything in between, largely stemming from the varied musical backgrounds of the six members. These backgrounds mesh seamlessly into The Hardin Draw’s poignant, lyrically driven songs. Each song, unique to itself, resonates deeply to the human experience and offers a light at the end of any tunnel.
After seeing The Hardin Draw perform, Morgan Jahnig of Old Crow Medicine Show took an interest in the band’s sound and direction, eventually producing the band’s debut album “Burn This Town” in 2013.
Since then the band has continued to tour and write, crafting new songs and developing a vision for a new record. In January of 2017 the band entered the studio in Nashville, TN with Jahnig once again behind the mixing board. The result was their eponymous album “The Hardin Draw” which is slated for release in 2019.

Surrender Hill
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Separately, Salmon and Seekins are strong, sharp-voiced musicians, with songs inspired by their colorful and unusual backgrounds. Together, they’re something bigger: a soulful, countrified duo whose music nods not only to America’s rural pockets, but also to the world at large. Appropriately, the group takes its name from the real-life Surrender Hill in South Africa, where the Anglo-Boer War came to a close. After all, this a band of songwriters who’ve fought their own battles and suffered their own scars, only to surrender to — and find peace with — each other.

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