BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
(This story was originally posted at 8 a.m. March 19, 2018)
There will be a new look at Chastain Park Amphitheatre this season. And those renovations, which began at the end of the 2017, mean a slightly later start to the 2018 series.
The first show at the venue will be John Fogerty and ZZ Top on June 6. Following that double bill, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters, Harry Connick Jr., 3 Doors Down with Collective Soul, Indigo Girls and lots of ‘80s performers are among the acts who will contribute to a busy summer.
Subscription tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 23 at www.chastainseries.com and by calling 404-233-2227. Series and mini-series tickets will be available until March 30.
In addition to the new box seats, upgraded concessions and restrooms and expanded plaza area, there are also a couple of new policies at Chastain: Coolers must be 23” wide and 16” deep and must be kept under seats to keep the aisles clear. Only one cooler per table will be permitted and glass of any kind will not be allowed into the amphitheater.
Here is the Chastain Series A 2018 lineup:
June 6: John Fogerty and ZZ Top
June 8: Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters with Elle King (Non Table Set-up/No Coolers or Carry-Ins)
June 9: Harry Connick, Jr.: A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration
June 24: Brandi Carlile with Shovels & Rope and The Secret Sisters
July 6: 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul
July 7: Barenaked Ladies with Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall
July 11: Retro Futura featuring Belinda Carlisle, ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis from The Outfield, KajaGooGoo’s Limahl, and Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella
July 19: Indigo Girls with special guests
July 22: Life Tour featuring Boy George and Culture Club, The B52s, and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey
Aug. 19: Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic, and more