Is music in your lifeblood? Atlanta’s the perfect city to experience it, be around it, and make it! With hundreds of recording studios and just as many music venues where indie bands can get their start, Atlanta has put itself on the map for musicians and artists. Here are some of the best ways to experience music in Atlanta.

Music festivals in Atlanta:

If you’re interested in a full festival experience, Atlanta has got you covered! From electronic dance music (EDM) to RnB soul to funk to blues and everything in between, there’s not a vibe that Atlanta can’t give you; check it out:

  1. Shaky Beats Music Festival
  2. Shaky Knees Music Festival
  3. Music Midtown
  4. Imagine Music Festival
  5. Atlanta Jazz Festival
  6. Taste of Soul Atlanta
  7. ONE Musicfest
  8. Sweetwater 420 Fest

Music Midtown

Schools to learn to make music in Atlanta:

Got a passion for beats? Want to learn the technical side of the music industry? Go to school for it! There are several vocational schools where you can turn your passion for making music into a sustainable career, including:

  1. Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
  2. SAE Institute Atlanta Campus
  3. Recording Connection


Studios to record music at in Atlanta:

Many heavy-hitters in the music industry have chosen to work in Atlanta. Ever heard of Outkast, Goodie Mob, Sugarland, Arrested Development, or Ludacris? They’ve all recorded in Atlanta, and so can you; here are a few studios at which to lay your own beats:

  1. Tree Sound Studios
  2. The Dungeon Studios
  3. Patchwerk Recording Studios
  4. Castle Hill Studios
  5. Paperboy Studios
  6. LEO Studios
  7. Arcade 160 Studios
  8. 11th Street Studios
  9. Mix Major Audio Production Studio
  10. Parhelion Recording Studios
  11. Loud House Studios
  12. Wonderland Recording Studio


Music venues in Atlanta:

Do you prefer to vibe out to music rather than making your own? No problem, there are plenty of venues in Atlanta, and they all attract different genres of music; here are a few:

    1. Eddie’s Attic
    2. Terminal West
    3. The Tabernacle
    4. 529
    5. Drunken Unicorn
    6. Masquerade
    7. The Earl
    8. Northside Tavern
    9. Blind Willie’s
    10. Smith’s Olde Bar
    11. Atlanta Symphony Hall
    12. Amphitheaters (Chastain, Verizon, Lakewood, etc.)
    13. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
    14. Fox Theater
    15. Rialto Center for the Arts

Fox Theatre

If you love music, Atlanta is your town, through and through!

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