8th Annual Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival Announces Headliners | Music
Free Music Festival in downtown Alpharetta with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Ruthie Foster and more on six stages, October 8-9
ALPHARETTA, GA – (July 21, 2021) – Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival returns to downtown Alpharetta for its eighth year on Friday and Saturday October 8-9 from 5 to 11 p.m. The FREE Entrance Festival will feature over thirty (30) performances by singer-songwriters representing a variety of musical genres on over six outdoor stages throughout downtown Alpharetta. This year’s festival will feature headliners Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors and Ruthie Foster. In addition to music, festival-goers can enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival brings together nationally and locally recognized musicians to perform their original hit songs. The 2021 event will feature six stages in downtown Alpharetta, including Milton Avenue, Town Green and Brooke Street Park. Additional stages located inside the downtown businesses participating in the city’s Music Match initiative will also feature local talent, supporting the city’s efforts to become Alpharetta City of Music.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival will feature a headlining performance by four-time Grammy-nominated blues artist Ruthie Foster on Friday night, October 8. Hailing from a small town in Texas, vocal power has been described by Rolling stone as “pure magic to watch and hear”. Drawing inspiration from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster developed a unique sound unable to be contained in a single genre. While serving in the US Navy, she sang for the US Navy Pride group. It was here that his love of the show first became apparent. After leaving the service, Ruthie solidified her place as a promising singer-songwriter with ten albums, including her latest album “Live at the Paramount”, released in May 2020. While Ruthie wraps it oh-so -malleable, impeccably nuanced vocals around each song, the wisdom of her selections, the strength of each arrangement, their almost seamless fluidity and the exceptional talent of her band converge to once again serve as a reminder that Foster’s artistry is truly in a league apart.
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, an American band from Nashville, TN, will headline the festival on Saturday night, October 9. He and his band have always charged the hearts and minds of listeners while inspiring them to think, feel, dance and love. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors have developed their sound through extensive touring, performing alongside Amos Lee, Willie Nelson, John Hiatt, Needtobreathe, Don Henley and more. Their most recent album, “Dragons”, is the most collaborative to date and features artists and songwriters such as Lori McKenna, Natalie Hemby, Sean McConnell, The Lone Bellow and Ellie Holcomb. The success of “Dragons” led to a career feature film in which Rolling stone declared Holcomb as “one of America’s most popular stars”. Holcomb has traveled the world with a catalog of vibrant and honest songs that explore the gamut of American roots music.
Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival Getaway in Alpharetta, Georgia.
With three unique shopping districts, over 200 restaurants and unique attractions, it’s easy to find the right mark with a weekend getaway to the Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival. Visitors and residents alike can turn up the volume on this musical weekend with concerts taking place on the stages of downtown Alpharetta.
“The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival is an iconic event for the city and a great way for nationally recognized singer-songwriters to share the stories behind their songs while showcasing Alpharetta’s vibrant music scene,” said Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Tourism Bureau. “With the event taking place over two weekend days, it gives visitors another reason to enjoy the festival as well as all the awesome things to see and do in Alpharetta. It’s the perfect fall musical getaway!
Travelers looking for accommodation can book their stay at any of Alpharetta’s 30 modern and upscale hotels directly at https://www.awesomealpharetta.com/stay/.
theWire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival is presented by the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Alpharetta Tourism and Convention Office
The Alpharetta Visitors and Conventions Office serves as the official destination marketing organization for the city of Alpharetta, Georgia. With so much to do, why not stay the weekend? Book a stay at one of Alpharetta’s 30 modern, upscale hotels directly at www.awesomealpharetta.com. Alpharetta was recently named “One of the Friendliest Towns in the South” by Southern Living Magazine and “One of the Best Places to Visit in Georgia” by Vacationidea.com.