Weekend Wind Down Concert Series
Join us for a free summer concert series to kick off the city’s new Town Green every Sunday evening in June. With help from our sponsors, the city is excited to debut the park with a fantastic lineup of top-notch talent. Mark your calendar for great music, food trucks and evenings of fun.
June 5: 5-8 p.m. Town Green Kickoff: Donna Hopkins opens for legendary Capricorn Records recording artist Randall Bramblett for an evening that fuses jazz, blues and southern rock
June 12, 2022: 6-8 p.m. Wasted Potential Brass Band: New Orleans Brass Band
June 19, 2022: 5-8 p.m. Juneteenth celebration
- 5-6 p.m. Juneteenth programming:
- Vocal Pointe, an acapella group of recent grads from the DeKalb School of the Arts,
- Students from the DeKalb School of the Arts’ Def Poets Society,
- Historical information from Dr. Chrystal Garrett, professor in the history and political science department at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College along with Katrina Fellows, and
- The Atlanta Resistance Revival Chorus.
- 6-8 p.m. Grant Green Jr.: jazz/blues guitarist
June 26, 2022: 4-8 p.m. National Pride Month Celebration
- 4-6 p.m. Atlanta Pride's Community Family Fun Day
- 6-8 p.m. Diane Durrett & Soul Suga: soulful blues
Stay tuned for updates on food, vendors and more.
PLEASE NOTE: The Town Green is still an active construction site and will open just for the concerts. Please watch your step, respect barricades and use caution on uneven surfaces. Enter at Lake and Franklin Streets.
Learn about the Bands
- Donna Hopkins
- Randall Bramblett
- Wasted Potential Brass Band
- Grant Green Jr.
- Diane Durrett & Soul Suga
Donna Hopkins is the real deal. Born and raised on an Alabama farm, Donna witnessed life in the South first hand, channeling it into the soulful music that she creates and performs. Georgia Music Magazine calls Donna Hopkins a “genuine triple threat” due to her prowess as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. In addition to her other talents, Donna also wears the producer’s hat, working with and developing up-and-coming talent in the Atlanta area. As much at home in an intimate listening venue as she is on a giant festival stage, Donna Hopkins performs both solo and accompanied by the perfectly seasoned group of musicians who make up the Donna Hopkins Band, and is always a crowd pleaser.
Esteemed singer-songwriter Randall Bramblett is a multi-instrumentalist musician with a career spanning four decades. In 1974 he was part of the Gregg Allman Band for his Laid Back album and tour. In the 1970's he joined Sea Level with Chuck Leavell. He's shared stages with artists such as Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic, among others. He's also a noted songwriter - he penned the title trac for the Grammy nominated Blind Boys of Alabama's last album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlettt, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Chuck Leavell and more.
Wasted Potential Brass Band is Atlanta's pop up party starter. Powered by tuba goodness, this brass band got their start playing on the streets of Decatur. WPBB just dropped an EP titled "Room to Grow." WPBB featured a second line street beat, southern horn section blues vocals and sousaphone as bass. They're what fun sounds like!
As the son of legendary jazz guitarist Grant Green (1931-1979), Grant Green Jr. was exposed to exceptional musicianship right from the start. He is a member of the group Masters of Groove with Bernard Purdie and Reuben Wilson. Born in St Louis, Missouri on August 4, 1955, Grant Green Jr. started playing guitar at the age of fourteen. In 1969 moved to Detroit with his father. His neighbors included Stevie Wonder's parents, Marvin Gaye, and members of the Four Tops. He has worked with Richard Groove Holmes, Leon Thomas, Jimmy McGriff, Lou Donaldson, and Lonnie Smith.
Internationally recognized as a singer/songwriter/producer, Diane Durrett is always rocking the house with her distinctive vibrato, she can belt gut-bucket blues with the best of them. With a blend of raw soulful vocals, sultry tones, and strong original songs Durrett has sung with Sting, Gregg Allman, The Indigo Girls and Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones/Allman Bros/Sea Level). Durrett has opened shows for Tina Turner, KoKo Taylor, Tinsley Ellis, Delbert McClinton and Derek Trucks, as well as lending her vocals to recording sessions for Grammy winning producer Brendan O'Brien and Kristian Bush (Sugarland).