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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ returns to Atlanta this year

12:44 pm May. 22, 2018

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The Cirque du Soleil arena production, “Corteo,” will visit Infinite Energy Arena this summer for a run of seven performances.

The production premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has since played 64 cities in 19 countries. The Aug. 29-Sept. 2 performances mark a return of “Corteo” to Atlanta (it first played the Grand Chapiteau in Atlantic Station in 2006). Tickets, priced at $43-$139, will go on sale at

Watch: Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials talk about how they’ve worked to fix sound for Kenny Chesney concert

3:49 pm May. 21, 2018

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The folks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium know that concert fans aren’t convinced that the venue can produce an optimal audio experience.

You might recall that the first show at the mega-palace – Garth Brooks in October – had many concertgoers using terms such as “sad” and “disappointed” to describe their experience, primarily because of muddled sound issues that plagued the show.

This Saturday, Kenny Chesney and