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Atlanta Concerts this week: Trey Songz, Sigur Ros

1:35 pm May. 19, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

FRIDAY

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

The B-52s add second show at Atlanta Symphony Hall

4:43 pm May. 17, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The B-52s are celebrating their 40th anniversary with not one, but two shows at Atlanta Symphony Hall this fall.

The band, which burst out of Athens in the late-‘70s with the eternally weird “Rock Lobster,” has nearly sold out its Sept. 15 concert at the venue, so a second date has been added for 8 p.m. Sept. 14.

Those tickets are $49.50-$125.50 and will go on sale at

Atlanta’s Xscape announces reunion performance for Essence Festival

12:46 pm May. 17, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The lineup for this year’s Essence Festival just got a bit buzzier.

Atlanta R&B quartet Xscape will launch its comeback tour at the New Orleans event this summer – marking their first full live show in more than 15 years.

In March, Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and LaTocha Scott confirmed to V-103’s Big Tigger that they had reunited and were discussing plans for a