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Sounds of Summer


While some outdoor concert series are winding down for the unofficial end of summer, others on the Northside continue into September, and even October.

Here’s a rundown of music stylings that you can look forward to.

1. Home by Dark Series – Chukkar Farm. Guest country music singer-songwriters join Home by Dark musicians including host and drummer James Casto. Nashville-based artists Rebecca Correia, Cindy Morgan and Danny Mitchell are upcoming performers at the landscaped farm that overlooks a polo field. The venue opens 90 minutes before showtime. Tables are at the ready for concert-goers’ dinnerware, food and beverages. Ticket prices range from $23 for general admission to $393 for a table for 10. 1140 Liberty Grove Road, Alpharetta. 675-665-0040.

2. Home by Dark Series – Brook Street Park. James Casto performs with his fellow Home by Dark musicians and background singers in free concerts in the heart of Alpharetta’s new City Center development. Country music singer-songwriter Victoria Banks, a Canadian Country Music Award winner, joins the band in September. East Lawn at City Hall, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. 675-665-0040.

3. Summer Concert Series – Johns Creek. Longtime Atlanta rockers Banks and Shane perform in the weekend music series in September. Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra closes out the event in October at the Mark Burkhalter Park Amphitheater. Food trucks will park nearby, and beer and wine will be for sale. 3150 Old Alabama Road. 678-512-3261.

4. Riverside Sounds Concert Series – Riverside Park. The Roosevelts, a Nashville-based alternative rock/pop band performs in the concert series on Sept. 1. That show is followed up in October with the Dustbowl Revival. The versatile eight-member group has received critical acclaim for sounds that move from country to rock to soulful and funky. 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. 770-641-3705.

5. Sundays on the River – Chattahoochee Nature Center. Serenity sets the stage for Sunday evening concerts. Tour the grounds before the show, lay out your blankets and unpack your basket of delectable delights, or grab an available table. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed, however a cash bar will be open. The Electromatics, as well as Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native, perform the final two shows of the season. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.

6. Glover Park Concert Series – Marietta Square. The final two concerts of the season bring a dance party with the Crystal Clear Band and soulful soft rock performed by the Mustangs. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Reserved tables for six and eight people are available for $55 and $65, respectively. Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-5601.

7. Concerts by the Springs – Heritage Sandy Springs. If you loved the ’80s, pop tribute band Electric Avenue will be quite a treat in August, bringing tunes by the likes of Wham!, INXS, Duran Duran and even David Bowie. In September, here comes Bogey and the Viceroy band with song list that shifts from “Fly Me to the Moon” to hits by Earth, Wind and Fire and Cheap Trick. The concert is held on the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn and stage. 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs. 404-851-1111.

8. Summer Concert Series – Norcoss. Get ready to rock on as Departure: The Journey Tribute Band and A1A: The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show come to the Thrasher Park amphitheater for final performances of the music series. 93 Park Drive, Norcross. 678-421-2000.

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