Live Music in Atlanta

For years now my very favorite place to hear live music in Atlanta has been Fiddler’s Green Cof­fee­house, spon­sored by the Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music. It was held in a won­der­ful lit­tle cabin in the woods — in the mid­dle of Buck­head. You felt like you were in a com­pletely dif­fer­ent place, hon­estly. Unfor­tu­nately the cabin burned down recently. The good news is that it is being rebuilt, and until then the monthly cof­fee­houses are being held in other venues. It’s a lit­tle more rus­tic than going to a restau­rant or club, but it is a great place for those who are more inter­ested in really hear­ing good acoustic music rather than get­ting drunk or partying.

Unfor­tu­nately, Fiddler’s Green is often the same night as the monthly Geor­gia Filker’s Anony­mous meet­ing! Sam and I did finally make it to a house­filk this month, and it was lots of fun. They didn’t give us a hard time over not really know­ing any filk songs — Sam did Stan Rogers’ North­west Pas­sage and I con­tributed Break­fast Dishes from the Four Bitchin’ Babes.

I hear Eddie’s Attic is great, but I haven’t made it there yet. A nice fel­low from a news­group men­tioned a place in Vin­ings, The Moon­bean (770−438−0101), that has live music and a cus­tomer jam on Tues­days, and I’ve just run across this list of Atlanta-​​area cof­fe­houses, too, so I’ve got more places on my list to go visit.

Last updated Decem­ber 19, 2000

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