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Patriotic Music Fits Bill for Marietta This Week

Fourth of July and other patriotic events highlight music in Marietta this week.

With the metropolis of Atlanta to the south and numerous renowned musical venues peppered across the metro area, Marietta's music scene is often lost amid the din. But as any Marietta music lover knows, the local scene here remains vibrant and essential. Marietta Patch is here to help you navigate it.

1. The City of Marietta's Fourth of July Parade has so much going on that, yeah, music is involving. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday with more than 2,000 people and all kinds of floats, patriots, beauty queens and eccentrics marching through Marietta in celebration. Along the route, the Air National Guard Band of the South and others will be playing music in honor of 235 years of our Declaration of Independence.

At parade's end begins a festival with arts and crafts, delicious foods and a carnival, and then a 2 p.m. bell ringing in remembrance of our liberties. In regards to music, the Glover Park stage plays host to these acts for our listening pleasure:

Noon - Peachtree Station (country)

7 p.m. - Scott Thompson (acoustic/country) Lead singer of Peachtree Station

8 p.m. - Jason Michael Carroll (country)

(A rain date for Tuesday has been scheduled)

2. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Marietta First United Methodist Church Amphitheater is presenting The Georgia Symphony Orchestra. They will be playing patriotic tunes as well as some of your Broadway favorites.

3. The Local at Sidelines Marietta for Friday will host The Brethern and Missy Flapjack and the Butterworth Blues Band, who will rock the stage with a mix of soul, blues, and funk. The Local is a non-smoking venue, so come on out and listen to some great music!

4. Jimmy Macs on Canton Road hosts karaoke every evening from Wednesday through Saturday with Patrick O. Enjoy some food a cold beer and sing your heart out!

5. Run Around Sue’s has karaoke, raves, rap artists and poker. You can be 18 to party, but you must be 21 to drink. Lots of Dub Steps in this local venue. Check the calendar for events and times.

Kim Koch July 02, 2011 at 02:31 PM
The Earl Smith Strand Theatre has some amazing talent this Hot July weekend. Come inside and enjoy some cool sounds of A Salute to Motown ! Show is sold out for today, but tickets are going fast for Sunday and Mondays shows ! High Energy Fun !
Kim Koch July 02, 2011 at 02:35 PM
Open Mic Nights will be held on July 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 7 PM to 10:30 PM with Andrew Cole as the Emcee. Doors open at 5:45 PM with a cash bar opening at 6 PM and serving $3 beer and $5 wine specials all night. It’s free to listen and perform. There will be limited seating available. Performer Registration: Bands or individuals must register in advance to schedule their "open mic" time. Sign up begins 30 days in advance via email and closes 24 hours before the doors open. Performers are asked to send an email with name, age, tech needs, genre, the number of performs in the act, and any additional performance information to andrew@earlsmithstrand.org and confirmations will be returned with performance time. There are 20 slots per night. Each performance will be limited to a two-song or eight-minute performance. No drum kits, effects petals, or tracking allowed and group performances may not exceed four members. The Strand will provide two ¼ inch guitar cables, two XLR Mic Cables, two Shure SM58 Vocal Mics, Mic Stands, Keyboard and a PA system.

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