Alpharetta's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Opens Saturday May 10, 2008

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Tomorrow marks a long-awaited event for Alpharetta -- the opening of the Verizon Wireless music notesAmphitheatre at Encore Park.

With the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, performing the inaugural concert, which will include "a program of Broadway favorites [and] Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Marcus Roberts trio. There is a grand opening reception starting at 5:15 PM, followed by the concert at 8:00 PM. (Tickets are $21-$75 -- click here for more ticket information.)

The state-of-the-art venue seats 12,000 (with room for another 5,000 on the lawn) and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia, in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, minutes from 400 and North Point Mall.

According to the Symphony's website, "The amphitheatre is expected to hold diverse events during its inaugural year including concerts, community events and movie nights. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre is also proud to be the outdoor home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra."

The popular Chastain Park Amphitheatre has, up until now, been Atlanta's premier outdoor summer concert venue, with seating for 6,700. Located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Chastain allows for picnic baskets and lawn chairs and is a favorite, but quite a trek for those in the northern suburbs.

While the new Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park does not allow private picnic baskets, champagne and wine bottles, lawn chairs and the like, it does have 7,000 seats under cover, which will help with events during inclement weather. You can bring in your own blankets (for lawn seating) , cameras (but no recording devices) and umbrellas.

A few of the noteworthy performers this summer, besides a number of evenings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, are:

  • Eagles
  • Steve Miller Band
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Steely Dan
  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • Foreigner & Bryan Adams
  • Rush
  • Julie Andrews with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Rod Stewart

Click here for a complete calendar of currently scheduled events and ticket information.

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Maura Gebhardt, ABR®
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Kathy Clulow
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Maura - This sounds like a great venue with a really great line up for the season ... if our travels take us to the Alpharetta GA area this summer we will certainly check it out.

May 19, 2008 01:19 PM #1
Artisan Custom Estates
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Thanks for the post....  A great add to North Atlanta and Alpharetta....  I look forward to attending an event

May 20, 2008 10:20 AM #2
Maura Neill
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Hi, Kathy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting -- I definitely recommend checking it out, if you're ever in the North Atlanta area!

Hi, Chris! It certainly is a great addition! I'm excited about it, too!

~Maura Gebhardt

May 28, 2008 03:57 AM #3
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