Two of Atlanta’s favorite homegrown bands play a free concert in Centennial Park Sept. 5 when ESPN’s College GameDay comes to Atlanta for the Alabama vs. Virginia Tech game at the Georgia Dome. Both bands have new albums. Drivin n Cryin’s first record in 12 years,”Whatever Happened to the Great American Bubble Factory” (Vintage Earth Music), comes out Sept. 29. Collective Soul’s eponymous CD on Road Runner comes out Aug. 25. Show times finally confirmed: Gates open at 3 p.m. Drivin N Cryin starts at 3:45 p.m. and Collective Soul goes on at 5 p.m.
Drivin n Cryin also will give an in-store performance at Criminal Records in Little Five Points, SEPT. 29, day of their album release. 7 p.m. Admission is free.