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Delta Classic Chastain series on sale Monday

The B-52's will perform at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Aug. 25 as part of the Delta Classic Chastain series. Photo: Joseph Cultice

The B-52's will perform at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Aug. 25 as part of the Delta Classic Chastain series. Photo: Joseph Cultice

We’re barely into spring, but it’s time to start thinking about the summer outdoor concert season. One of Atlanta favorite annual series has just announced its line-up and the on-sale dates for tickets. The Delta Classic Chastain series at Chastian Park Amphitheatre begins in early June and runs through Sept. 11 (see below for specific artists and dates).

Subscription packages go on sale Monday, March 29 at 10 a.m. Subscription packages can be purchased for the Wednesday, Friday or Saturday series. Or you can create your own series, and choose the Take 5 or Take 3 option. Subscription packages are only available through the Delta Classic Chastain box office (which is located not at Chastain but at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at 2200 Encore Parkway in Alpharetta) at 404-733-5012 and online at deltaclassicchastain.com. Single tickets will go on sale Monday, April 26 at 10 a.m.

Wednesday series: four shows

June 23: Collective Soul plus special guest

July 7: Art Garfunkel with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Aug. 18: Heart plus special guest

Aug. 25: The B-52’s, Blondie

Friday series: six shows

Diana Ross will kick off the Friday series at this year's Classic Chastain series on June 4. Photo:  Firooz Zahedi / VH1

Diana Ross will kick off the Friday series at this year's Classic Chastain series on June 4. Photo: Firooz Zahedi / VH1

June 4: Diana Ross

July 2: Liza Minnelli with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

July 30: Boyz II Men, En Vogue

Aug. 6: Cyndi Lauper plus special guest

Aug. 13: .38 Special, Drivin’ N Cryin’

One more show to be announced

Saturday series: 6 shows

June 5: Erykah Badu

July 10: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band

July 17: Mary Chapin Carpenter

July 24: Chris Isaak, Marc Broussard

July 31: Queen – A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 11: Charlie Wilson, Angie Stone

71 comments Add your comment

DM

March 25th, 2010
12:49 pm

When is Frankie Beverly and Maze coming?

CrazyDiamond

March 25th, 2010
12:50 pm

Can’t make it ’cause I’m linving in my own Private Idaho. Nice lineup though.

Jeff

March 25th, 2010
12:53 pm

Possibly the worst lineup ever. No jazz, just acts that were in their prime decades ago (.38 Special??? Cyndi Lauper??? You gotta be kidding me).

Stotts Era

March 25th, 2010
12:55 pm

I agree with Jeff…boyz to men???

LydiasDad

March 25th, 2010
1:05 pm

That’s why it’s called CLASSIC Chastain guys.

Big Dawg

March 25th, 2010
1:05 pm

Yea, that sucks horribly. Guess I will be headed to the new Ampitheatre in Roswell this summer..

KBP

March 25th, 2010
1:12 pm

Please go see Marc Broussard! He’s great, and you will not be disappointed.

Benton Arsenic

March 25th, 2010
1:12 pm

Reportedly, Ringo puts on a great show. His All-Starr Band features folks who may have had only one hit, and that’s the song they’re going to play. If you want the most nostalgia for your money (and let’s face it, who wants to hear ANY of the geezers play new stuff?–with the exception of the Wilson sisters, of course), it’s Ringo for sure. As for me, I’ll be at the Variety Playhouse or The Earl listening to some tunes that were written in this century.

Doc

March 25th, 2010
1:14 pm

BYOM

Bring Your Own Metamucil

Benton Arsenic

March 25th, 2010
1:19 pm

Ringo’s band will feature Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Rick Derringer, Richard Page (Mr. Mister) and Wally Palmar (Romantics). If that doesn’t make you want to put new tennis balls on your walker, I don’t know what will!

MJ

March 25th, 2010
1:22 pm

People find ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING to complain about….

erica maddox

March 25th, 2010
1:28 pm

I don’t see Frankie Beverly and Maze…..I look forward to this concert every summer.

Jim Warren

March 25th, 2010
1:29 pm

Well, I can tell you the B’52’s put out a new album about a year ago that really really ROCKS. THeir concert at Mable House Barnes AMphitheater last August was just great. PYLON opened. And for all you complainers, I am sure Miley Cyrus or some new lame crap will be appearing soon. Talk about throw away talent.

trouble funk

March 25th, 2010
1:34 pm

Can we get a Go-Go band to perform? Also please bring back Jill Scott, Sade, and India.Arie

Matthew

March 25th, 2010
1:35 pm

Hey Jeff and benton, Cyndi Lauper is still an active recording artist who tours extensively and releases excellent music. Where have you been? She was nominated for a grammy in 08, so keep your mouth shut. She’s still on a major label and has another release scheduled this year. You are just haters. DB haters. So go on to Roswell and the Earle, who cares?????????????????????

Classic Rocker

March 25th, 2010
1:43 pm

Why do you think they call it CLASSIC CHASTAIN???? Yeah, they are old bands. For all you young people, go see Lady GaGa and the Jonas Brothers. I’d enjoy seeing HEART and .38 Special again and reliving my youth.

Benton Arsenic

March 25th, 2010
1:45 pm

I had nothing negative to say about Cyndi Lauper! I saw her about 10 years ago at the Center Stage, but I found the performance rather unremarkable. I saw Art Garfunkel at the Mable House two years ago, and he was charming and entertaining. But you’re correct in that I’m a DB hater! Never liked the Doobie Brothers even in their prime. Also, the name of the place is The EARL, which stands for East Atlanta Restaurant and Lounge. I’m merely suggesting that folks understand that Ringo is backed by a full roster of one-hit-wonders that should tickle the fancies of those who love classic rock played in the classic style (i.e., just like the record). Everybody enjoy the show!

jg

March 25th, 2010
1:48 pm

Diana Ross – is that hag still around!?

Jeff

March 25th, 2010
1:54 pm

This series used to have a nice mix of oldies acts and nice jazz evenings (Chris Botti, Dave Koz, Diana Krall) and other styles (Beausolei, Gypsy Kings, EmmyLou Harris, Neville Brothers). All that is left are the oldies. That’s all I am saying….

sharon

March 25th, 2010
1:55 pm

I agree with “DM”, when is Frankie Beverly and Maze coming?

Benton Arsenic

March 25th, 2010
1:59 pm

jg, surprisingly, Diana Ross still seems to be around! I saw her perform in 1982 in her hometown of Detroit (my hometown, too), and it was one of the most uninspired performances I’ve seen. So lethargic that I remember it nearly 30 years later! Let’s hope she pumps up the energy for folks in the 21st century!

pK

March 25th, 2010
2:09 pm

Daryl Hall & John Oates are going to be there this April. I’m hoping to see Huey Lewis & The News there soon!!!!

OUTDATED

March 25th, 2010
2:10 pm

This line- up is horrible! When is Frankie Beverly coming?
Thanks Sharon & “DM”!

pK

March 25th, 2010
2:11 pm

I encourage everyone to go see Hall & Oates – it’s a great concert.

Stewie

March 25th, 2010
2:32 pm

chuck e

March 25th, 2010
2:33 pm

I agree, awful line up!!! I used to be a season subscriber but gave it up as each season’s line up got worse and worse. Used to be a great diverse mix of rock, jazz, r & b, and even some country. Kinda sad this is the best ASO can put together for Chastain.

Atl born and bred

March 25th, 2010
2:41 pm

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is going to have a better line up than this. The list includes Spyro Gyra, Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke. And it’s free!!!!

Randy Warren

March 25th, 2010
2:44 pm

I Like the lineup. Blondie, Cyndi both have new cd’s coming out, B-52’s last year if you don’t like the lineup don’t but tickets!!

Angry Ticket Holder

March 25th, 2010
3:07 pm

Don’t think you’re going to do any better at the Amphitheatre in Alpharetta. The series there bites so far also.

SA

March 25th, 2010
3:19 pm

Does it really matter who is playing? You won’t hear them anyway over all the talking.

Angry Ticket Holder

March 25th, 2010
3:32 pm

SA….too true!

Justin

March 25th, 2010
3:34 pm

jg…..I wish I had some of that hag’s (Diana Ross) money! What’s in your pocket?

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

March 25th, 2010
3:45 pm

I’ve been to funerals that have better live bands than this series. As a matter of fact I think I went to Diana Ross’ funeral about 20 years ago, oh wait that was her career funeral.

Benton Arsenic

March 25th, 2010
3:50 pm

The Diana Ross show may be interesting, as she doesn’t seem to be affiliated with anyone right now. If you google her “official” website and click on it, it’s a Facebook page! Very curious!

Derek

March 25th, 2010
3:53 pm

it’s pretty simple…if you don’t like the line-up…don’t go!! Stop the useless complaining and get over yourselves!!

GA

March 25th, 2010
3:54 pm

I wouldn’t watch the B52’s if they played in my backyard. Gayest band off all time. Wish they’d lock themselves in the “Love Shack” and never come back out.

Jeff

March 25th, 2010
4:04 pm

Derek: don’t worry…I won’t.

Kat

March 25th, 2010
4:23 pm

Yes, for all the complainers, go see Lady GaGa and Miley Cyrus or the Jonas Brothers, or the other folks who WON’T be around 25 years from now! These people are CLASSIC and people still want to see them.

Kat

March 25th, 2010
4:23 pm

Also, can we get Chastain spelled correctly in its first mention in the article? Thanks!

Kat

March 25th, 2010
4:24 pm

I guess it’s officially its second mention in the article.

Benton Arsenic

March 25th, 2010
5:44 pm

Oh I think Lady Gaga will be around in 25 years. Look at Madonna. And Gaga has more talent in her left eyelid than Madonna has in the full package. I find it interesting that because folks complain about the fairly uninspired lineup at Chastain (spelled to rhyme with “disdain” but putting the emphasis on the STAIN), they’re accused of hating the classics and presumed to be a fan of Lady Gaga. Last I checked, there were a LOT more musical groups and solo acts than Lady Gaga!

Justin

March 25th, 2010
5:46 pm

Derek – Thank you! Have of these low lifes wouldn’t recognize true talent if it hit them in the face.

tell it like it is

March 25th, 2010
6:08 pm

Everybody just calm down! This is how promoters reel you in for the following year when new artist come back. Then somebody will be complaining next year about how they need some claasic artist to come back because new artist have no originality.

Telly S

March 25th, 2010
7:32 pm

Classic Chastain is always announced in March, but shows are usually added throughout the spring. I’d be surprised if jazz and Frankie Beverly aren’t added later.

Polly PP

March 26th, 2010
7:47 am

GoGos are playing Lillithfair, yeah, its baaaaack

SheShe

March 26th, 2010
12:00 pm

Where is Bell Biv Devoe???

Loving Music

March 26th, 2010
12:48 pm

I think Frankie Beverly must be ill. They were only given a tribute last year at Essence and this year they are not even on the line up. My mom said the last time she saw them, Frankie’s voice was very weak. I think they have hung it up. I’m going to see Diana. With MJ passing, I’ve vowed to see every music icon while I can- so that I am not bitter later.

Kay

March 26th, 2010
12:49 pm

Look Benton, Lady Gaga is trying to be Madonna, The reason Madonna is still around because she was and still is an original. This acts are originals and not trying to copy anybody, so yes people what to see them. Please stop the hating.

TNorene

March 26th, 2010
12:57 pm

I agree with you Jeff. This is an AWFUL lineup. I love concerts at Chastain Park but if this is it for this series then they won’t be seeing me. No jazz? Unreal!!!

KEEPING IT REAL

March 26th, 2010
1:08 pm

Can we please get JILL SCOTT and/or MAZE feating FRANKIE BEVERLY….