The best places for live music in Downtown Woodstock? Several spots make the cut.

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April 22, 2019
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Downtown Woodstock has become the go-to place to take in live music in and around Cherokee County. Concertgoers from all over north Georgia now show up in droves to take in amazing musical performances.  Woodstock is a place where on any given Saturday you can see both under-the-radar bands right before they break into the mainstream and touring nostalgia acts playing to packs of families, rocking out. Maybe it’s got something to do with the authenticity and talent of local Woodstock artists. Maybe it’s the vibe of the crowd and the appreciative audiences. Being able to carry your drink around with you probably helps, too. Whatever the reason, the music scene is alive and thriving in Woodstock, Georgia.

If you’re planning on spending the upcoming cool summer nights outside enjoying live music, where should you go? Here are Rezide Properties’ choices for Best Places for Live Music in Downtown Woodstock! 

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MadLife Stage & Studios
MadLife is a completely different space that has it all. It’s an actual recording studio and a performance space and they serve food. Here you can take in dinner while also soaking up the sounds of a live concert. The menu is often tailored to whoever the guest artist is on stage and includes fresh seafood and pulled pork sandwiches.

Elm Street Arts’ Lantern Series
Elm Street Arts Center has become the space downtown for live performances of all kind and the Lantern Series is one of their most diverse and unique musical offerings. With the mission to bring the community together in an artistic dialogue with artists from all over the world, the Lantern Series is your best bet for discovering world-renowned artists in downtown Woodstock.

Reformation’s Backyard music series
Kick back and have a local beer while listening to local music in Reformation Brewery’s big, beautiful backyard. This Woodstock-favorite brewery has a big presence in the downtown scene and spotlights new and emerging artists you’re sure to love. Reformation has a wide selection of delicious beer for you to sip as the sun goes down and the music fills the night sky.

Woodstock Summer Concerts
The Woodstock Summer Concert series lets you spread out a blanket and uncork some wine while taking in big-name acts like Better Than Ezra, BB King, and more at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater. A truly beautiful space for date night or family picnic night, the roster of live acts that appear here brings something for everyone. 

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Friday Night Live
The Friday Night Live event has gone on every first Friday for the last 15 years and only continues to grow. Remember that whole “open-container” thing? This night is what it’s for! Come see the shops, eat delicious food, have some drinks, and yep…listen to live music at downtown Woodstock’s monthly street party.

WDSTK Roots Music Nights

Also at the Elm Street Arts Center, this free, summertime music series showcases different roots artists every third Thursday of each month. 2019’s lineup includes Andrea & Mud, The Muckers, and Pony League, with Reverend Hylton rounding out the summer. These are evenings meant for your family to enjoy spread out on blankets or in lawn chairs on another gorgeous summer night.  

The Live Music Scene is one of the many reasons that people are choosing to “Just Live Better” all right downtown in the heart of Woodstock. Be sure to check out Rezide Properties to find a spot in the community that’s perfect for you.


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