With the metropolis of Atlanta to the south and numerous renowned musical venues peppered across the metro area, Marietta's music scene is often lost amid the din. But as any Marietta music lover knows, the local scene here remains vibrant and essential. Marietta Patch is here to help you navigate it.
1. The City of Marietta's Fourth of July Parade has so much going on that, yeah, music is involving. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday with more than 2,000 people and all kinds of floats, patriots, beauty queens and eccentrics marching through Marietta in celebration. Along the route, the Air National Guard Band of the South and others will be playing music in honor of 235 years of our Declaration of Independence.
At parade's end begins a festival with arts and crafts, delicious foods and a carnival, and then a 2 p.m. bell ringing in remembrance of our liberties. In regards to music, the Glover Park stage plays host to these acts for our listening pleasure:
Noon - Peachtree Station (country)
7 p.m. - Scott Thompson (acoustic/country) Lead singer of Peachtree Station
8 p.m. - Jason Michael Carroll (country)
(A rain date for Tuesday has been scheduled)
2. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Marietta First United Methodist Church Amphitheater is presenting The Georgia Symphony Orchestra. They will be playing patriotic tunes as well as some of your Broadway favorites.
3. The Local at Sidelines Marietta for Friday will host The Brethern and Missy Flapjack and the Butterworth Blues Band, who will rock the stage with a mix of soul, blues, and funk. The Local is a non-smoking venue, so come on out and listen to some great music!
4. Jimmy Macs on Canton Road hosts karaoke every evening from Wednesday through Saturday with Patrick O. Enjoy some food a cold beer and sing your heart out!
5. Run Around Sue’s has karaoke, raves, rap artists and poker. You can be 18 to party, but you must be 21 to drink. Lots of Dub Steps in this local venue. Check the calendar for events and times.