The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival returns to Downtown Alpharetta for its eighth year on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 – 9 from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. The FREE admission festival will showcase more than thirty (30) performances by singer-songwriters representing a variety of music genres on six outdoor stages throughout the Downtown Alpharetta area. This year’s festival will feature headliners Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Ruthie Foster. In addition to music, festival goers can enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival will feature a headliner performance from four-time Grammy nominee blues artist, Ruthie Foster, on Friday night, Oct. 8. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, an Americana act hailing from Nashville, TN, will headline the festival on Saturday night, Oct. 9.
Additional artists confirmed to perform at the eighth annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival include Southern Avenue, Elizabeth Cook, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, SUSTO (Acoustic Duo), Michelle Malone, AJ Ghent, Certainly So, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Steve Poltz, Cat Ridgeway, Matthew Mayes & John Meyer of Jupiter Coyote, J. Scott Thompson (Trio), Emily Hackett, Lyn Avenue, Across the Wide (Acoustic Duo), Telegram, Alex Guthrie, Michael Magno, Hope Cassity, Aspen Anonda, Rusted Soul, Smith & Calvert, Leah Belle Faser, Sailing to Denver, Wade Sapp, Hunter Blalock, Surrender Hill, Chelsea Shag, ROSEY and Wendlo.
The two-day event takes place on multiple outdoor stages throughout Downtown Alpharetta. Outdoor stages include Main on Milton, Town Green Stage, Canton Street Stage, Brooke Street Park Stage, Market Street Stage and Formal Garden Stage.
In addition to the six outdoor stages and new this year, the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival is partnering with Music Match – a program created to bring local musicians to restaurants and venues to create a vibrant music scene year-round in Alpharetta. The following musicians will be performing in various venues over the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival weekend (Oct 8-9): Ansley Stewart, Amanda Belair, Andrea and Mud, BJ Wilbanks, Bookclub, Brother Sam and Old Matt Donald, Chayse Pannel, Evan Stepp, Faithless Town, Hill Roberts, Jesse Warren, Reverend Hylton, Katie Martin, Kurt Lee Wheeler, ROCCO and Shreeps.
Event goers will also enjoy a wide assortment of delicious food options from numerous local restaurants in Downtown Alpharetta. Additionally, the event will bring in two local food trucks to add to the options for attendees.
With three unique shopping districts, more than 200 restaurants and one-of-a-kind attractions, it is easy to hit the right note with a weekend getaway to the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival. Visitors and residents can turn up the volume on this music weekend with concert happenings taking place across Downtown Alpharetta stages. Travelers looking for accommodations can book their stay at one of Alpharetta’s 30 modern and upscale hotels directly at https://www.awesomealpharetta.com/stay/.
“Since its debut in 2013, the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival has been an extraordinary way for nationally recognized singer-songwriters to connect with the community and share the stories behind the songs while also showcasing Alpharetta’s vibrant and growing music scene,” said Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “With the event taking place over two weekend days, it gives visitors another reason to enjoy the festival plus all the awesome things to see and do in Alpharetta. It makes for the perfect fall music getaway!”
Getting to Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival is easier than ever with numerous transportation options for fans to experience the festival. Free parking is available throughout the downtown area including the City Hall Parking Deck located at 2 Park Plaza, the parking deck at 92 Milton Avenue and the parking lot at 45 Roswell Street. For fans enjoying ride-share services, the drop-off/pick-up location is at 27 Old Roswell Street.
For the 2021 Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival stage performance schedule, please visit wireandwoodalpharetta.com/schedule/. Sponsors of the 2021 Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival include the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the official Destination Marketing Organization for the city of Alpharetta, Ga. With so much to do, why not stay the weekend? Book a hotel stay at one of the Alpharetta’s 30 modern and upscale hotels directly at www.awesomealpharetta.com. Alpharetta was recently named “One of the South’s Friendliest Cities” by Southern Living Magazine and “One of the Best Places to Visit in Georgia” by Vacationidea.com.
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