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2010 Chastain concert Series A Lineup: Sting, Harry Connick Jr., Styx, Jeff Beck, Backstreet Boys and more


Check out the crowd at the Earth, Wind & Fire show at Chastain Park Amphitheatre last year. Think the shows below will draw the same kind of crowd? AJC file photo

Spotted first on the Atlanta Music Scene Blog: this year’s Chastain concert Series A lineup includes hitmakers of decades past, and more announcements are on the way. The Series B lineup should be released soon, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will announcement will come later, too.

The Series A show that perplexes me: KC & the Sunshine Band performing with MC Hammer. Huh-who? How did those become a pair, I wonder?

Here’s the list:

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

Want to go? Chastain Series and Mini-Series tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 7. Prices vary from about $50-$110. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Dr. N.W., Atlanta. 404-233-2227,

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63 comments Add your comment

Benton Arsenic

March 2nd, 2010
10:30 am

David, if you think the ticket prices are high now, wait until you get a load of the service charges when you place your order. They’ll break your heart! Everyone keep in mind that the box office at the Variety Playhouse is open Monday through Friday, and if you walk up with cash in your hand, you won’t pay a penny in service charges. I just hope the corporate honchos at LiveNation never find out that this place exists.

East Lake Ira

March 2nd, 2010
10:25 am

If MC Hammer is as entertaining as Rick James was when he played with KC, it’ll be great!

I love drunken over-the-hill singers cursing me out and staggering all over the stage. Man, that show was priceless.


March 2nd, 2010
10:20 am

Thank you Jamie but I found the prices on their website. They are so high that I wont go to a show. I was thinking about Harry Connick but not any more…

Jamie Gumbrecht

March 2nd, 2010
10:01 am

Hi folks! Series B and the ASO series, which haven’t been announced yet, tend to have more contemporary acts. We’ll keep you posted about those, too. Other shows, like MMJ, aren’t part of these series.

TRUTH — Sting is June 28.

David, I’ve contacted Live Nation about prices for this series, but haven’t heard back yet. Will post it in the blog as soon as I know!


March 2nd, 2010
9:45 am

Lame, lame lineup — I will pass on the retreads. That is awful and very dissapointing

Internet dater

March 2nd, 2010
9:44 am

Oh I love Chastain. I also love long walks on the beach, hole in the wall restaurants, red wine, reading the New York Times….I am so clever and desirable. Why won’t anyone date me? So what if my photos are 5 years old…..Since I don’t think I am fat, I am not fat!


March 2nd, 2010
9:25 am

Good grief, Chastain! You may as well call this the Geritol Brigade Tour 2010. You better have ambulances and oxygen tanks at the ready.

Benton Arsenic

March 2nd, 2010
9:07 am

The Fuzz is right, of course. The more interesting and newer acts aren’t usually part of the boomer series. But let’s keep in mind that the series used to feature a lot more interesting acts. My advice? (Not that you want it.) See which one of these oldsters have a new record out. Are they putting out new music or are they just playing the nostalgia gig. Jeff Beck and Ian Hunter both have new CDs, but I’m not sure about Kansas, REO or Tull.


March 2nd, 2010
9:03 am

It’s a shame Music Midtown couldn’t continue on.

Verizon in Alpharetta is the place to be.


March 2nd, 2010
9:02 am

What, no Journey?!?!