Tunes from the Tombs 2016

Filed in Events by on May 30, 2016

Tunes from the Tombs 2016

Last year’s Tunes from the Tombs marked the first time in the festival’s history that all performers hailed from Georgia. The all-local lineup continues with Tunes from the Tombs 2016, featuring over a dozen bands accompanying two-time Grammy winning headliner Arrested Development for a day of music and spirits benefiting historic Oakland Cemetery.

Leading up to the headlining performance, HeaveN Beatbox, James Hall, Adron, Rod Hamdallah, and Atlanta Funk Society take the MailChimp main stage, hosted by 97.1 The River’s Steve Craig. The stage at North Public Grounds, emceed by 97.1 The River’s English Nick, features a lineup of tribute bands, including: The Return(The Beatles); The Dirty Doors (The Doors); The B-53’s (The B-52’s); Fauxgerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival); and The Clermonts, who perform covers of various classic rock and party rock hits from the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Additionally, Atlanta Taiko Project, Sarah Wilson, the Atlanta Braves Heavy Hitters, and Zardine Glaze perform at various locations throughout the cemetery.

The Tunes from the Tombs 2016 festival is on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with gates opening at noon. All proceeds from Tunes from the Tombs benefit Historic Oakland Foundation, which works to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery.

Food Trucks on hand include:

  • Angelfire7 BBQ
  • Atlanta Burger Truck
  • Brain Freezz
  • Cult Carts
  • El Dorado
  • The Fry Guy
  • King of Pops
  • Just Loaf’N Po’Boys
  • Rusty’s Nutz of Atlanta
  • Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House
  • Sweet Tea Factory
  • UrbanTaali
  • Yumbii

Visit the artist market at Lion Square to find unique items and gifts from local artisans, including:

  • Crafts from Historic Oakland Foundation volunteers
  • Criminal Records
  • Eleventh House Needlework
  • Green End Designs
  • Hangover Straps
  • Mary Boyle Handcrafted Jewelry
  • Masa Sasaki
  • Methane Studios
  • MurderCharms
  • Nostalgia Plaques
  • Oakland Cemetery Pop-Up Shop
  • R. Land
  • Skullgarden

Oakland Cemetery is located at 248 Oakland Ave, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, located just south of Old Fourth Ward, west of Cabbagetown and north of Grant Park. Important Atlanta milestones are represented at Oakland, from early builders, to Civil War soldiers, to leaders of industry, to Civil Rights pioneers, no matter where you turn, history surrounds you. It is a shining example of the “rural garden” cemetery movement of the 19th century. The garden cemetery featured winding paths, large shade trees, flowers, and shrubs, and appealing vistas. The garden cemetery concept was a forerunner of public park development in America.

Today, Oakland Cemetery is still used as a park for the community and is a valued green space in Atlanta.

Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets to Tunes from the Tombs 2016.

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Aaron Hofmann is the founder of and also a Realtor with Atlanta Communities focused on the Atlanta real estate market. Aaron is a transplant from the Midwest (amazingly not a native Atlantan) and has lived in Atlanta for over 20 years and has developed a love for this city and desire to share with current and new Atlanta residents.

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