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Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA

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I can’t believe I’ve lived in Atlanta for 20 years before I saw a concert at Chastain Park. If you haven’t been to Chastain Park, you are missing out. The intimate setting provides for a thoroughly entertaining evening. It’s great to actually be able to see the performer vs these other venues where you actually see the performer better on a monitor than looking at the stage.

You can also bring food and drinks into Chastain Park as well. Personally, I think it’s great to bring a bottle of wine, but I prefer to eat before getting there. The problem is, you have to park so far away it is a hike before you actually get to your seat, so you can imagine how not fun it is to be carrying a cooler with food for a mile before you can actually sit down.

Now, I’ve only ever seen 2 concerts here, but both were phenomenal. Mark Knopfler (singer for Dire Straits) and the Black Eyed peas. They have a vast group of performers, so everyone can find someone they would want to see here.


Chastain Park is truly a beautiful venue for seeing a concert especially when the weather is nice as it is an outdoor venue. I love intimate settings like this for concerts.


Dining options when visiting Chastain Park. Here are 3 dining options: bring takeout, fine dining nearby, cheap eats nearby.

Your are allowed to bring food into the park. The last I heard you could bring coolers in, but definitely check before doing this, as their rules change from time to time. That being said, if you are looking for some great takeout try Eatzi’s. They have some really tasty dishes. The only caveat to bring your food in is that you will have to carry it in and out which is not fun. Especially given the fact that you may have to walk like a mile from where you park your car to your seats.

The second option is an upscale restaurant nearby Chastain, Horseradish Grill. I would especially recommend this if you have guests from out of town. The Horseradish Grill was featured in a Foodnetwork Special – I think it was $40 a Day hosted by Rachael Ray. It is described at New Southern Cuisine. The best way I can describe it southern food with a modern twist. Think of it as jazzed up Po Folks. They also have a beautiful patio for outdoor dining. Average entree cost is about $25.

The last option, and every bit as tasty as the other options is La Fonda Latina. This is by no means a fancy smancy restaurant, but it has extremely flavorful food and quick, efficient service. You can’t go wrong with the enchiladas, and quesadillas are not to be missed. Expect to pay about $10 with tip.

All these options are within close proximity to Chastain Park. Hope this helps!


4001 Powers Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 237-2177
Classic Chastain

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