Atlanta Freedom Bands is Atlanta's premiere LGBTQ+ band association. We are driven by our mission to increase LGBTQ+ acceptance through visibility as performing artists in the Greater Atlanta community.
Join Atlanta Freedom Bands as we gather Together Again! ALL of AFB's performing ensembles will unite for an in-person concert in historic Grant Park. Bring your blanket or chairs and a sunset picnic to the Gazebo lawn, and enjoy the last evening of Spring with fun music and renewed friendship. The program spans the centuries from Fillmore marches to Disney and Pixar themes to rocking tunes by Queen and Lizzo!
It has been a year and half since AFB's last in-person performance, and we can't wait to see you again. We have selected a number of fun pieces that you are sure to enjoy. The performers include AFB's MetroGnomes Stage Band, the Atlanta Freedom Color Guard, and AFB's Marching and Concert Bands.
Saturday, June 19, 6 PM
(Rain Date - Sunday, June 20, 6 PM)
The Gazebo Lawn at Historic Grant Park
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Paid parking is available in two locations: the Gateway parking deck at 759 Boulevard SE and in the Zoo Atlanta lot at 800 Cherokee Ave SE. Then follow our signs for the short walk through the park to the Gazebo lawn.
The concert is free. We also welcome donations to help sustain AFB during this time when we can't offer in-person concerts. We are proud to bring this fun music to you. As always, we are proud to be your community band!
The concert program includes:
"Blue Tango" by Leroy Anderson
"Disney Film Favorites" arr. Johnnie Vinson
"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
"Americans We" by Henry Fillmore
"Good as Hell" by Lizzo and Eric Frederic
"Celebration Tribalesque" by Randall Standridge
Music from "The Mandaloran" by Ludwig Göransson
"America Exultant" by Al Hayes
"Pixar Movie Magic" arr. Michael Brown
"Rather Be" by Victoria Monét, DJ Camper, Antonio Dixon & Brandy
"I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
"Sway" by Pablo Beltrán Ruìz
"I'm Still Standing" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin
COVID Safety Notes
Everyone at AFB takes safety seriously during the pandemic. The performers will be seated in a distanced configuration with separation between them and the audience. Following the latest CDC guidance, mask wearing for fully vaccinated audience members is voluntary. We respect and support everyone's decision to wear a mask during the event. We will have ushers on site to assist in separating our patron groups so everyone can enjoy the show. We will open the lawn area at 5PM on the day of the show. Please bring your own chairs, blankets, food, and drink and take your own trash with you.
COVID At Home Self Check
In preparation for the concert, AFB asks all of its audience members to conduct the following at home self check before attending the concert. If you answer YES to any of the following questions, we would ask that you please stay home and stay tuned for future AFB events:
Do you have a cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
Do you have a sore throat?
Do you have a fever?
Are you experiencing chills, muscle pain, or body aches?
Do you have a new loss of taste or smell?
Do you have new onset symptoms of nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting?
The concert will take place outdoors in Grant Park. A gentle, grassy slope leads from the paved walkway to the performance area. The standard complement of symphonic percussion will be in use. A digital program will be available for download. For accessibility questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance Area Map
For the concert day, please use this map to locate the performance area inside the park. After parking in the Gateway deck on Boulevard or in the Zoo Atlanta lot on Cherokee, you can take the paved walkways to the Gazebo Lawn. Our ushers will greet you at the entrance to the performance area. The park restrooms are located adjacent to the performing area.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Atlanta Freedom Bands is supported in part by the City of Atlanta - Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. Funding for AFB’s programs is also provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts & Culture. AFB is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency - National Endowment for the Arts.