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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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stillrockinafteralltheseyears

April 15th, 2010
12:47 am

Hey all you wanna be’s…I have attended many shows at Chastain over the past 23-34 years, and yes, many of them I sat at a table with candles, a bottle of wine, even brought my own martini bar set to a few, and had a picnic or “dinner” at many shows. But guess what, I paid for my tix just like the next guy and got a bigger buzz and had a better time than you possibly could have. What, bc someone wants to have a nice date or take their wife to a nice “show” they somehow ruin the show for you. Be man enough (or woman) to admit it, YOU”RE JEALOUS!!! anyway, you don’t matter !! as for the shows or line-up, some of you wouldn’t know real talent if it bit you in the ass. Tull was a great band. Beck is one of the best guitarists of all time, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons is as someone prior stated a helluva talent from the greatest himself (Jimi Hendrix), Hall & Oates on a lighter side is awesome live, KC will have you danicin’ in your seats, etc., etc….So, IF you don’t like the lineup, DON”T GO !! But please Shut the F*** up, you don’t matter. (or at least spend a buck or two and stop whining)

CommonSense66

March 8th, 2010
2:38 pm

The Botanical Gardens runs a 5 show series through the summertime as well. Since it’s all lawn, there are no tables, but the conversation (and people who don’t follow the rules regarding chair height) pretty much ruin the shows too. I saw Los Lobos there last summer (or attempted to see) and the band were obviously irritated by having to play to a bunch of people who didn’t even know who they were, but were just there to enjoy their wine and cheese under the stars.

I agree with the poster who suggested that the tables get moved to the back, but that would require a multi-million dollar refurbishment of Chastain, and I don’t see that happening. It’s Verizon for an outdoor show, but even there you have to put up with horrible traffic control and parking.

Frank P.

March 4th, 2010
8:20 pm

Gipsy Kings rocked last year! Glad they’re coming back.

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Rectal Bleeding

March 2nd, 2010
4:00 pm

The Fred? At the Prado?

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Benton Arsenic

March 2nd, 2010
12:56 pm

To somewhereinga: Who cares about hearing them? I want to WATCH the bands on those tiny tiny screens.

somewhereinga

March 2nd, 2010
12:53 pm

Havene’t read all the posts but I guess someone haas already posted this: WHO CARES WHO IS PLAYING? NO ONE CAN HEAR THEM FOR ALL THE TALKING!

Benton Arsenic

March 2nd, 2010
12:45 pm

Boz Scaggs WILL be great at the Fred, and I think he’s played Chastain in the past, hasn’t he? Also, I understand that America still puts on a good show, but come late so you don’t have to sit through Christopher Cross! I’ve never been to the Fred. Can the bands play loud there? One of my real problems with Chastain is that the bands have to keep the volume down because the place is in a neighborhood. That means the folks who show up just to hear the one radio song can carry on conversations without really straining their voices. I’ve always thought that if the bands could play just a little louder at Chastain, the wine & cheese crowd would have to put too much effort into SHOUTING over the band and hence would be more inclined to shut up. I may simply be induling in wishful thinking, though.

SheShe

March 2nd, 2010
12:26 pm

I would love to see N.E.R.D. do Chastain!