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Chastain Series A schedule now up: ZZ Top, Backstreet Boys, Jethro Tull, Harry Connick Jr., Sting

pat-benatarA mix of acts who had their heyday mostly in the 70s and 80s populate Chastain’s Series A lineup, which goes on sale Sunday at 10 a.m.

Classic rock fans will have a bulk of the choices, including Jethro Tull (June 6), Jeff Beck (June 11) the Doobie Brothers and Chicago (July 12), REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar (July 1), Sting (June 28), Styx, Foreigner & Kansas (June 7) and ZZ Top (May 8).

Dance lovers can boogie to KC & the Sunshine Band and MC Hammer (June 13). Pop fans will enjoy the numerous hits of Hall & Oates (April 24). Women in their late 20s and 30s will get to sing “I Want It That Way” again with the Backstreet Boys. (June 3). Lovers of standards can take in Harry Connick Jr. (June 19) while flamenco afficionados will dance to the Gipsy Kings (May 1).

Who are you looking forward to seeing the most?

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Tickets for the full series or any combination of three or more shows will be available online at or charge by phone by calling Chastain Tickets at (404) 233-2227.

For more information, call Chastain Tickets @ (404) 233-2227 or visit or

Series B usually comes out in a few weeks. And the ASO will soon announce its own lineup of acts, which usually skews older and often features the orchestra itself.

Here’s the complete lineup:

Hall & Oates with April 24
special guest Todd Rundgren
Gipsy Kings May 1
ZZ Top with special guest
Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights May 8
Backstreet Boys with special guest TBA June 3
Jethro Tull with special guest Ian Hunter June 6
Styx, Foreigner & Kansas June 7
Jeff Beck with special guest Imelda May June 11
KC & The Sunshine Band & MC Hammer June 13
Harry Connick, JR. & Orchestra June 19
An Evening with Sting June 28
featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
(Non Table Set-Up/No Coolers or Carry-Ins)
REO Speedwagon & Pat Benatar July 1
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers July 12

14 comments Add your comment

Benton Arsenic

March 1st, 2010
5:07 pm

This is pretty anemic even by Chastain’s standards. The only guys worth seeing are Ian Hunter and Jeff Beck, and Chastain is hardly the best venue for either one of them. Man, do I miss Music Midtown!

Old School 4 Life

March 1st, 2010
5:11 pm

Bring Back Music Midtown…

Music Fan

March 1st, 2010
5:13 pm

Why would they present an artist of Sting’s popularity at a small venue like Chastain? Seems like the new Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park would be a MUCH better setting for Sting than Chastain.


March 1st, 2010
5:15 pm

Is there any hint of what of what the ticket prices are going to be?


March 1st, 2010
5:24 pm

Leon – I’d bet they’re gonna be high as hail!!


March 1st, 2010
5:36 pm

I’ve been told Pat B looks great for her age, but how old is the picture that was posted?

Jim from the ATL

March 1st, 2010
6:03 pm

Rodney Ho

March 1st, 2010
6:11 pm

That’s an ancient shot of Pat Benatar I posted, just for kicks. I’ve seen more recent photos of her. She does look good.

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Deliciously Tacky

March 2nd, 2010
10:58 am

This concert series looks GREAT! in that retro-kitsch ironic way.

Mr. Nobody

March 2nd, 2010
2:25 pm

Old School-If we bring back music midtown then we would have to bring back freaknik as well…is that cool?

Thanks for removing my previous post

March 2nd, 2010
3:22 pm

Once again… I have been to both Wilco and the Flaming Lips/Explosions in the Sky at Chastain this past year (both outstanding). I will also be attending My Morning Jacket on April 23rd.

Not sure why my previous post was removed, but my point is that there are far better acts that come through Chastain that simply aren’t mentioned on AJC or in these “series” listings and I don’t know why. Hmmm…

Anyways, pick up creative loafing or subscribe to an email list to Ticketmaster/Live Nation and you’ll see that Atlanta still attracts a hotbed of (still relevant) talent.

jon macvean

March 8th, 2010
3:52 pm

rock band 38 special new studio album 2010 all new songs all new music followup to drivetrain 2004 i hope we see this soon thanks jon macvean

Becky Guzman

May 20th, 2010
11:28 am

The ZZTop concert at Chastain Park May 8 was awesome! The guys still have it and really know how to rock!