Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lemonade Days Festival in Dunwoody starts today and runs thru Sunday

4770 North Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

“Lemonade Days has always been a family type event, so the communities you typically see around our schools and organizations with big participation from children get quite excited about it … and that, of course, gets the parents involved,” said festival co-coordinator Tom McGurk.  Those partaking in the Lemonade Days experience will discover an itinerary packed with classic carnival attractions — rides, games and concessions — in addition to live music, a petting zoo and a dunking tank.  The weekend will also see the Dunwoody Arts and Crafts Guild presenting the works of a number of Southeastern artisans. That way the children get a carnival and the adults get something, too.

Free Parking:
If you're coming from the South (I-285 or Peachtree Road) the Peachtree Middle School lot is large and convenient to the park. It will be on your left shortly before reaching the park and will be well-marked.
Kingswood United Methodist Church is very convenient for attendees coming from Tilly Mill Road, or the "heart of Dunwoody".
There will be signs to direct you to these parking locations. We are thankful for Peachtree Middle and Kingswood Church for allowing FREE parking!

Great Rides
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: $20 for unlimited ride day pass or $30 for all three days.
Saturday: $25 for unlimited ride day pass.
Sunday: $20 for unlimited ride day pass.
Individual Ride Tickets are $1 each; most rides require 3-5 tickets.
Great Food
Usually there is a wide selection of local establishments.
I saw that our local Hail Caesar Food Truck will be in attendance on Wednesday with Pressed for Time Paninis scheduled for Friday and Sunday.

Weped 6:00pm – 7:30 pm
Weped is a classic rock styled band that boasts many influences. They play around Atlanta at benefits, open mics and several venues around the Gainesville area. Weped entertains audiences with both an acoustic show as well as a full band show each bringing its own style and attitude.

Tin River 7:45pm – 9:00pm
Tin River is a two piece band that will entertain audiences with a mix of storyteller infused covers and originals that blends Outlaw Country, Classic Rock and Alternative styles. Humor and stand up musicianship make Tin River an audience favorite all around Atlanta. Comprised of Andy Liechty (Lead Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica and Vocals) and John Hirt (Guitar and Vocals) Tin River has a full sound as a duo and can provide a full band experience adding a drummer and violin player.

Jeannie Caryn 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Jeannie Caryn found her way to her guitar as a means of escape. Raised in “Sin City,” Las Vegas, Nevada, she longed for something other than gambling, neon, or plastic to which she could surrender her soul: “Something that would not implode like old buildings on the Strip,” she says. The guitar entered Jeannie’s life as a gift from her grandmother and she learned early that music was a catharsis for handling and understanding emotions like love, loss, and angst.

The Mix 8:00pm – 10:00pm
The Mix came together with a history of lifelong passion for music and people. The Mix is comprised of Jerry Brady - Drums, Steve Mammen - Bass, David Tennant – Guitar , Ronald Alvin Kidd – Keys and Renee Gable this band’s charismatic Lead Singer. The Mix is heavily influenced by the classics, classic rock, pop and blues. The combination of these music genres became their trademark sound.

Blu Skies 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Comprised of Paul Douglas Sanner - acoustic guitar and vocals John Tyndall - keyboard, vocals and miscellaneous and Russ Rainwater – percussion, the member of Blu Skies have been entertaining around Atlanta separately for years and have recently come together to form this fantastic band. Their laid back music style includes covers of the greats you have come to know and love including James Taylor, The Eagles, Tom Petty and many others. Add in their fantastic originals and you have the perfect blend of music that the whole family can enjoy.

Allatoona 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Allatoona has been working the music scene in Atlanta since 2006. Initially comprised of co-workers, it was clear that this group had a unique sound and direction with a strong focus on making country songs rock, and it is clear that the fans are happy with their new sound. Allatoona has received many acolades in recent times due to their great sound, energized songs and audience entertainment including the 2011 Georgia-Country Band of the Year . Kimberly James of CBM Records called Allatoona [an] “Awesome band…!” after seeing them perform at a recent Toys for Tots Benefit.

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