Hello Bitteroots fans!
We hope everyone’s summer has been going well and you’re not melting in the Georgia heat and humidity.
We’ve been a little bit quiet over the last month or so but we’re getting ready for a BIG stretch of shows we want to tell you about to help keep the summer fun rolling.
On Friday, July 28, we’ll be returning to the stage at Eddie’s Attic for our NINTH ANNIVERSARY show! You may remember the first time we tried our ninth anniversary show, a power outage put a damper on the evening, and while it IS historically an acoustic venue, a show with no lights and sound just ain’t happening.
So we got another date and we’re going to be celebrating July 28. This will be an early show so plan to come on over right after work to grab a drink, a snack and unwind with us.
Get your tickets here.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Our dear friends Brit La Palm & The Barrel Fever have graciously agreed to come back and open the show for us, helping us to pull off the same night of great music and good times we had planned back in May.
We will also be having two VERY special guests joining us onstage for our birthday show, one of them being MONSTER percussionist Rob Sumowski. Rob has played with Kristin Bush of Sugarland, Caroline Aiken, Shawn Mullins, Kevn Kinney of Drivin' n' Cryin' and was a member of the legendary band GypsyTrain back in the 90's.
We first shared the stage with him a couple years ago in Milledgeville and loved what he brought to The Bitteroots’ sound. He’ll be on stage with us for the entire show at Eddie’s Attic this month and we’re really looking forward to seeing him again.
Another very special friend of the band we’ll be welcoming to the stage is Decatur singer-songwriter and former “The Voice” contestant Sydney Rhame!
Sydney’s a spectacularly talented performer who we’ve watched really come into her own in the last few years. If you haven’t heard her, you’re in for a treat! We’re super excited she’s going to be joining us onstage to help celebrate our birthday.
Once again, doors open July 28 at 6 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 7 p.m. with Brit La Palm & The Barrel Fever. Join us after the show on the patio of Eddie’s Attic to grab a T-shirt, poster and other special merch, and hang out with us to keep the good times going. We can’t wait to see you there!
The very next night, Saturday, July 29, we’ll be loading up The Bitteroots and taking the show on the road to Warner Robins, Ga.
We’ll be making our very first appearance at Wellston Station and it’ll be our first time in Warner Robins as well. It’s a beautiful new music venue, coffee shop and restaurant where we can’t wait to make some new friends.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and the tickets, available here, are reasonably priced at only 5 bucks apiece.
The show will be Friday, Aug. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. This will be the finale of the city’s big summer series and is sure to send summer out with a bang While it’s a free concert, VIP tables can be had for $200 that seat up to eight guests. More info on reservations here.
Those in attendance are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and beverage (excluding alcohol). Food, beverages and alcohol will also be available for purchase.
Other details from the event’s website:
Parking will be available at the Chamblee Plaza Shopping Center (on Peachtree Boulevard across from Broad Street). An Olde Time Trolley will be traveling back and forth between Downtown Chamblee and Chamblee Plaza to transport concert goers. Trolley will run from 6:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Park and ride the trolley for no additional charge!
Please use the parking area between the Dunkin' Donuts and the Citgo gas station. The trolley stop will be located in the front of the lot between those two locations.
You won’t want to miss this concert in the heart of downtown Chamblee, so come early and get a good spot right up front!
That’s about all for this edition of the newsletter. We’ve got to get back to making some music so we’ll leave it there for now, though we still have lots more to tell you about happening later in August and beyond.
We wanted to close with a big THANK YOU for all the love, support and encouragement over the years. We hope to see you at our NINTH ANNIVERSARY show and many more to come!