Indigo Girls

If you like live music, there will be plenty of festivals featuring local and internationally known bands this spring. Check out this lineup of events and get tickets now because some of these are sure to sell out.

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival
The 11th annual AJMF will hold its 2020 Spring Showcase March 12 – 15 at various venues around the city. The lineup includes Duchess (March 12, Woodruff Arts Center); The Wind-Down (March 13, Urban Tree Cidery); ATL Collective Relives the Sounds of Jerry Wexler & Atlantic Records (March 14, City Winery); and the Anne Frank-inspired choral work “Annelies” from the Clark Atlanta Philharmonic Society (March 15, The Temple) For tickets and information, visit

Atlanta Blues Festival
The annual Atlanta Blues Festival will be held at the Cobb Energy Centre on Saturday, April 4.  Clarence Carter, Shirley Brown, Bobby Rush, Latimore, Theodis Ealey and Pokey Bear will share the stage in a night of legendary blues music. For tickets and information, visit

Amplify Decatur Music Festival
The Amplify Decatur Music Festival returns to the downtown square April 25 with headliners Indigo Girls.  The lineup also includes Son Volt, Blind Boys of Alabama, The Cactus Blossoms and Michelle Malone. This year’s event will benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministry. Tickets are available at


SweetWater 420 Fest
The line-up for the annual SweetWater 420 Fest, which will be held April 24-26 at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown, will feature headliners Oysterhead as well as Trey Anastasio Band, Cage The Elephant, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Revivalists, Lake Street Dive, The Floozies, Dr. Dog, Lettuce, Toots & The Maytals, Tank And The Bangas, The Marcus King Band, Larkin Poe, Futurebirds, and many more.  For the full lineup and ticket information, visit

Shaky Knees Music Festival
Head to Central Park on May 1-3 for a weekend of  big musical acts including headliners  The Black Keys, Smashing Pumpkins and The Strokes along with Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Liam Gallagher, Stereolab, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and dozens more. Tickets are available at The companion Shaky Beats dance music festival will not return this year.

Atlanta Jazz Festival
The lineup is still being decided but go ahead and mark your calendars for May 23 – 24 for two days of smooth sounds.  Keep an eye on the site for more details about this year’s event.

The Black Keys

Jacob Nguyen is a freelance writer and photographer in Atlanta.