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Woodruff Park Launches Live Entertainment Series on June 13
Mid-week event features live music, live performances, and movie screenings of beloved classics
ATLANTA (May 21, 2018) – This summer, “Live from Woodruff Park” will showcase some of the city’s best musical talent and “movies under the stars” that will pair screenings with special live performances. This free event is the perfect mid-week outing for residents, professionals, and visitors alike.
On Wednesday evenings, this weekly program will alternate between live music concerts and free “screen on the green”-style movie screenings that feature a performance component. Expect classics like Dirty Dancing and Sister Act and concerts featuring popular local talent.
Live from Woodruff Park will be free and open to the community, and beverages will be available for purchase, thanks to a partnership with neighboring restaurant 55th and Park. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy dinner at one of the park’s many neighboring businesses before grabbing a spot on the lawn.
This event series is sponsored by Georgia's Own Credit Union and produced in collaboration with Artists Rock the M-I-C. All concerts will be emceed by Shelley Wynter of The New Talk 106.7 FM.
Live from Woodruff Park At-a-Glance Schedule:
- Wednesday, June 13, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Dirty Dancing, ft. a pre-show dance-a-long with Salsa Arte and a salute to music of the 80s and 90s with DJ Jaycee and DJ Jelly.
- Wednesday, June 20, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Jazz & Soul in the Park, ft. saxophonist Ryan Kilgore and R&B sensation Trev Wright
- Wednesday, June 27, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Millennial’s Mood and Groove in Park, ft. Jordan Danielle, LS Lane and Slim Dynamite, Brittany Bloom, Jabias da kidd, BHM and Shaniah in concert
co-sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Health in support of National HIV Testing Day
- Wednesday, July 11, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Sister Act, ft. a pre-show performance by Angel White + praise singers
- Wednesday, July 18, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.: A Night of Rhythm and Blues in the Park
- Wednesday, July 25, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Drumline, ft. a pre-show performance by the South Atlanta High School marching band
- Dates and Times: Wednesday evenings, June 13 – July 25, 5:00-10:00 p.m. (movie screenings begin at sundown)
- 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, visit www.WoodruffPark.com.
Follow Woodruff Park online at Facebook.com/WoodruffPark and @WoodruffPark on Instagram.
To explore the full lineup of park events, including weekly and monthly programs, visit the Woodruff Park event calendar at http://bit.ly/wpkcalendar.
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.
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.