Even when I lived within walking distance of Piedmont Park, I didn’t attend a concert there. But this weekend I’m attending the Dogwood Festival. Next month, I’m considering going to the upcoming Atlanta Symphony Orchestra free concerts at the park.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra lovers can enjoy two free summer concerts presented by Bank of America at Piedmont Park. The “Performance on the Promenade Concert” Series begins Friday, May 17 with another performance Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. This is the first time the ASO performed at the park in six years.
“The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has a long and wonderful history of performing at Piedmont Park,” said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President & CEO Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D. “These free outdoor concerts are a beloved Atlanta tradition. We are delighted to be returning to Piedmont Park with Maestros Robert Spano and Donald Runnicles to bring these great live musical experiences to our community.”
Performances will take place on Piedmont’s Promenade near the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and parking garage. I’d recommend arriving early to park there or in nearby neighborhoods.
Admission is free, but attendees are required to get a ticket ahead of time. For ticket information visit the Atlanta Symphony website or the Piedmont Park concert series.
Everyone, including small children, needs a ticket to enter. Doors open at 6 p.m. Arrive early since seats are first come first serve.
What to Bring
Blankets, food, coolers, binoculars and low back chairs are allowed.
Alcohol, pets, umbrellas, and lawn chairs are not allowed.
I also recommend bug spray and changes of clothing for children.
Have you attended a concert in the park?
Do you have any advice on how to make it drama-free when bringing children along?
Joyce Brewer is the creator/host of MommyTalkShow.com, an online parenting talk show based in Atlanta that’s “Connecting Moms with Brands They’ll Love to TALK about!”