ALPHARETTA, GA – The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival returns to downtown Alpharetta for its eighth year from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday October 8 – 9. The free festival will feature over 30 singer-songwriter performances representing a variety of musical genres on six outdoor stages throughout downtown Alpharetta. This year’s festival will feature headliners Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Ruthie Foster. In addition to music, festival-goers can enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival will present a headlining performance by four-time Grammy-nominated blues artist Ruthie Foster on Friday night. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, an American band from Nashville, Tennessee, will headline the festival on Saturday night.
Other artists confirmed to perform at the eighth annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival include Southern Avenue, Elizabeth Cook, Joslyn & The Sweet Compression, SUSTO (Acoustic Duo), Michelle Malone, AJ Ghent, Certainly So, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Steve Poltz, Cat Ridgeway, Matthew Mayes & John Meyer de Jupiter Coyote, J. Scott Thompson (Trio), Emily Hackett, Lyn Avenue, Across the Wide (Acoustic Duo), Telegram, Alex Guthrie, Michael Magno, Hope Cassity, Aspen Anonda, Rusted Soul, Smith & Calvert, Leah Belle Faser, Sailing to Denver, Wade Sapp, Hunter Blalock, Surrender Hill, Chelsea Shag, ROSEY and Wendlo.
The two-day event takes place on several outdoor stages throughout downtown Alpharetta. Outdoor stages include Main on Milton, Town Green Stage, Canton Street Stage, Brooke Street Park Stage, Market Street Stage and Formal Garden Stage.
In addition to the six outdoor stages and new this year, the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival is partnering with Music Match, a program created to bring local musicians to restaurants and venues to create a vibrant music scene all year round. at Alpharetta. The following musicians will perform in various venues over the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival weekend: Ansley Stewart, Amanda Belair, Andrea and Mud, BJ Wilbanks, Bookclub, Brother Sam and Old Matt Donald, Chayse Pannel, Evan Stepp, Faithless Town, Hill Roberts, Jesse Warren, Reverend Hylton, Katie Martin, Kurt Lee Wheeler, ROCCO and Shreeps.
Event enthusiasts will also appreciate a wide assortment of dining options at the local restaurants in downtown Alpharetta. Additionally, the event will bring two local food trucks to add to options for attendees.
Travelers looking for accommodation can book their stay at any of Alpharetta’s 30 modern and upscale hotels directly online.
“Since its inception in 2013, the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival has been an extraordinary way for nationally recognized singer-songwriters to connect with the community and share the stories behind the songs while showcasing the vibrant music scene. and growing Alpharetta, ”said Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “With the event taking place over two weekend days, it gives visitors another reason to enjoy the festival as well as all the awesome things to see and do in Alpharetta. It’s the fall musical getaway perfect.”
Free parking is available throughout the city center, including the City Hall parking lot at 2 Park Plaza, the parking lot at 92 Milton Avenue, and the parking lot at 45 Roswell Street. For fans using carpooling services, the drop-off / pick-up location is 27 Old Roswell Street.
For the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival 2021 stage performance schedule, visit online.
Sponsors of the Wire & Wood Alpharetta 2021 Music Festival include the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Office.