Wire and Wood Festival brings well-known headliners together for a one-of-a-kind concert.
The Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival is coming up on Oct. 7 and 8 and Alpharetta will be hosting a slew of talented artists. I attended last year’s concert and it was fantastic, albeit a bit chilly. I’m glad they’ve moved the date up this year, as this should make for perfect weather to be outdoors.
I’m so over concerts like Music Midtown that cost a fortune and you can’t move an inch without bumping into someone. That’s part of the reason I enjoy the Wire and Wood Festival. It’s much more intimate, and cost is reasonable at just $35, with Friday evening’s performances free. Plus, it’s family budget friendly with kids 12 and under free on Saturday too.
The two-day festival will feature over 20 songwriters performing across five stages. The stages are set up around downtown Alpharetta. You don’t have to walk far to go from stage to stage at the Wire and Wood Festival. Headliners for Saturday night include John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Emily Saliers (of Indigo Girls), Kristian Bush (of Sugarland) and Ken Block and Drew Copeland (of Sister Hazel).
The event kicks off on Friday night with free concerts at Avalon and in downtown Alpharetta and then continues on Saturday as a ticketed event in downtown Alpharetta (Kids 12 and under are free). Oh and did I mention that parking is free too? There’s plenty of parking at Alpharetta’s City Hall and it’s a short stroll to the Wire and Wood Festival stages. Ticket prices are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and one ticket allows access to all five stages the Wire and Wood Festival.
Make an evening of the Wire and Wood Festival and dine at some of the fantastic restaurants in Alpharetta. Here’s some I love: