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

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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, www.chastainseries.com.

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63 comments Add your comment

drew

March 2nd, 2010
11:06 am

You can have Chastain! The last time I went to Chastain was about ten years ago, when a bunch of inconsiderate, arrogant, loud mouthed, glass clinking, food chewing diners and socializers shiit all over a perfectly good James Taylor concert. I vowed NEVER to go back. And I haven’t.

And yes…I too miss Music Midtown.

David

March 2nd, 2010
11:06 am

JJones, I think you are in the minority but if you think that these rates are up to par and “fair” then by all means cough it out…but for the rest of Georgia I’m sure the only people going to these concerts will be 48+ lets just be honest..no 19-29 age group will see these lineups or want to pay to see this…I would seriously think about it if lawn was maybe 25-30..but not 45-77 for lawn…thats stupid..and who has dinner table at a concert…its a concert for goodness sakes..they just just move it to Verizon wireless bigger venue and probably would actually be cheaper then..

JJones

March 2nd, 2010
10:58 am

You know, YOU DONT HAVE TO GO if you dont like the line up, if you don’t like the venue, if you don’t like the crowd, if you dont like the pricees. Every year I hear people dump on Chastain with comments like these. I like going there and so do a lot of other people, I think its one of the most unique venues in Atlanta but its not for everyone. If you don’t like it, dont go. I never hear this kind of crap about who is playing Variety Playhouse, or Smiths Old Bar, so just get over it already.

brave1

March 2nd, 2010
10:55 am

Jeff Beck! Great….I love hearing 90 minutes of instumental, whammy bar sound effects.

Annie

March 2nd, 2010
10:46 am

That is one tired lineup! Chastain needs to reinvent itself….it’s so five minutes ago! :(

Rectal Bleeding

March 2nd, 2010
10:43 am

High prices and I bet their concessions suck too. I can see it now, Bud Light is the only beer and Corona is the premium available. Again, I can switch over from my XM radio and rune in to Atlanta radio to hear this crappy line up.

David

March 2nd, 2010
10:39 am

Yeah Benton! I plan on seeing Thrice at Variety Playhouse really excited about it!

Bill

March 2nd, 2010
10:38 am

TODD IS GOD!

LydiasDad

March 2nd, 2010
10:38 am

Yeah, Chastain needs a wake-up call, but that won’t happen if people keep paying these prices. One season of boycott would put an end to it.

LydiasDad

March 2nd, 2010
10:35 am

We used to see several concerts a year, but haven’t been during the last two. Tickets are WAY, WAY too expensive. And if it rains, you’re just screwed. These concert tickets should be in the $30-40 range, but they’re usually in the $80 and up range. I wouldn’t pay that for a current group. That’s ridiculous.