Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for June

Big Boi plays the Tabernacle, rock out at Oakland Cemetery, and Bill Clinton discusses his new novel
Cemetery Music Festival

Illustration by Andy Rementer

Cemetery Music Festival
June 9
The only music festival in Atlanta of its kind, the eighth annual Tunes from the Tombs at Oakland Cemetery offers fans the chance to celebrate the city’s past among its most famous residents. This year’s lineup features a dozen Southeastern-based musicians, including Drivin’ N Cryin’.

Big Boi

Photograph by Sarah Kerver/Getty Images

Big Boi
June 8
The artist’s Daddy Fat Saxxx tour has Big Boi returning to his Atlanta roots at the Tabernacle to support his most recent album, Boomiverse. Performing with him is DJ KP the Great, an Atlanta native who got his start working with the Dungeon Family.

Freaky Friday

Photograph by Greg Mooney

Freaky Friday
June 20-23
The Promenade in Piedmont Park becomes an outdoor stage for the Horizon Theatre’s free production of Freaky Friday, the story of a mom and daughter who switch bodies, each night.

Bill Clinton and James Patterson book
The President is Missing

Photograph courtesy of Little, Brown and Company

Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s new book
June 13
The former president discusses his upcoming novel, The President is Missing, at the Cobb Energy Centre. The collaborative effort with James Patterson marks the first time that a former commander-in-chief and a bestselling author have teamed up to create a work of fiction.

Food That Rocks
June 9
In celebration of the completion of Sandy Springs’ new city center and greenspace, this festival is the inaugural event for the $229 million mixed-use development, City Springs. Expect live music, gourmet food, and drink samples from more than 15 local restaurants like Under the Cork Tree and Southern Bistro.

This article appears in our June 2018 issue.