“Live from Woodruff Park” Returns with May Jazz Concert Series

Atlanta News

April 8,2019

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“Live from Woodruff Park” Returns with May Jazz Concert Series

Woodruff Park partners with the Atlanta Jazz Festival to host five after-work concerts


ATLANTA (April 8, 2019) – This May, “Live from Woodruff Park” returns to Downtown’s central greenspace, where a weekly series of concerts will be held on the lawn in partnership with Atlanta Jazz Festival’s 31 Days of Jazz program, which hosts jazz events from May 1-31.

On Wednesday evenings in May, attendees can enjoy opening and headlining bands on Woodruff Park’s Main Lawn, including “queen of the blues guitar” Beverly Watkins and beloved Atlanta vocalist Ruby Velle & The Trio.

Live from Woodruff Park is free and open to the community, with food and beverages available for purchase, in addition to the many nearby dining options that surround the park. The event series is family-friendly and open to all ages. Picnic baskets, blankets, and chairs are welcome.

Live from Woodruff Park At-a-Glance Schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Gritz and Jelly Butter
  • Wednesday, May 8, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beverly Watkins
  • Wednesday, May 15, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Brenda Nicole Moorer
  • Wednesday, May 22, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Churchill Grounds Quartet - presented by Georgia's Own Credit Union
  • Wednesday, May 29, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Ruby Velle & the Trio

Event Details:

  • Dates and Times: Wednesday evenings, May 1-29, 5:00-8:00 p.m. (opener bands begin at 5:40 p.m.; headliner bands begin at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Location: Woodruff Park’s Main Lawn, located in Downtown Atlanta, bordered by Edgewood Ave., Peachtree St., Auburn Ave. and Park Place
  • Cost: FREE

For more information about Woodruff Park, including a complete calendar of events, visit www.WoodruffPark.com.

Follow Woodruff Park online at Facebook.com/WoodruffPark and @WoodruffPark on Instagram.


About Woodruff Park: Woodruff Park is a 6-acre park in the geographic center of Atlanta. Located at the crossroads of commerce, government, and education, it is a natural gathering space for a diverse cross-section of Atlantans and visitors. Originally known as Central City Park in the 1970s, Woodruff Park was created through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company.  Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. ADID is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development. 

For directions to Woodruff Park, please click here.

About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 200 members. Its mission is to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable. Stay connected with us at @DowntownAtlanta.

About Atlanta Jazz Festival: The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals and invites music lovers from around the region to be immersed in jazz music culture. Mayor Maynard Jackson founded the Festival to promote the art form that originated in the south. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is an annual musical showcase that celebrates jazz legends and features up-and-coming jazz performers in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta, culminating on Memorial Day weekend with performances at Piedmont Park. This year, the event will take place May 25-26. For more information, please visit www.atlantafestivals.com and follow Atlanta Jazz Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans also can access information on the go by visiting ATLJazzFest.com from their smart device.