BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
Funk Fest Atlanta
The festival is the first event at Wolf Creek since concert behemoth Live Nation took over operations at the beleaguered amphitheater in December. The three-day musical gathering will spotlight Erykah Badu, Ro James and Digable Planets (May 19); Bell Biv Devoe, Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Mystikal, En Vogue and SWV (May 20); and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Brandy and Joe (May 21).
7 p.m. May 19, 5 p.m. May 20 and 4 p.m. May 21. $144-$424. Wolf Creek Amphitheatre, 3025 Merk Road S.W., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Although the piano crooner is as recognizable these days for his social media exploits with wife Chrissy Teigen and their little girl, he’s still all about the music when he takes the stage. Legend’s “Darkness and Light” tour — named after his 2016 album — kicked off last week. Fans are sure to hear hits “Love Me Now,” “Ordinary People” and the song that has infiltrated Lord knows how many thousands of weddings, “All of Me.” Perhaps attendees will get a couple of “La La Land” selections as well.
With Gallant. 8 p.m. May 19. $88-$128. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
The chest-baring R&B singer embarked on a “fan appreciation” tour earlier this month in support of his new album, “Tremaine the Album,” the follow-up to 2014’s platinum “Trigga” and 2015’s reissue, “Trigga Reloaded.” A recent review from St. Louis Post-Dispatch music critic Kevin Johnson noted that at 2 ½ hours, Songz’s set is a bit lengthy, but, “fans can’t say they didn’t get their money’s worth during the often sexually charged set, with tunes such as ‘Panta Droppa’ and ‘I Invented Sex.’”
With Mike Angel. 8 p.m. May 21. $49.50-$66. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.
The Icelandic trio will perform without string, brass or other musicians that have joined them on past tours (there is also no opening act). The band’s show will feature two sets — with an intermission — and customized visuals by the team that handled their “Knights of Illumination” tour. The band recently told an Australian music site that they’ve finished the bulk of their eighth studio album, their first since 2013.
8 p.m. May 23. $36-$96. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org.
In 2011, guitarist/singer Damian Darlington exited the Australian Pink Floyd Show after 17 years to start Brit Floyd because he thought he could create a better production. Formed in Liverpool, England, that same year, Brit Floyd pays homage to the iconic psychedelic-prog rockers with all of the eyebrow-raising trimmings — a million-dollar light show, high-definition sound and snazzy video design. For this “Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017,” the band will give special attention to the “Animals” album — which is celebrating its 40th anniversary — in addition to select songs from “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” “The Wall” and “The Division Bell.”
8 p.m. May 25. $31.50-$54.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org.
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