The 9th Annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival returns to venues across the metro area March 8th through 25th, showcasing the diversity of sounds in modern and traditional Jewish culture.
The fest strives to showcase both big-name artists as well as those under the mainstream, not to mention select local musicians. As for the bigger acts at the 2018 event, Grammy-winner Marc Cohn will be performing two shows at the City Winery, March 10th and 11th, and singer-songwriter Joshua Radin will headline the same venue on March 15th. Tel Aviv pop duo Lola Marsh will perform at Aisle 5 on March 8th
For a more traditional approach, internationally acclaimed group Beyond the Pale and virtuosic duo Tsvey Brider will both perform March 8th at the City Winery, the former using Klezmer and Balkan styles as a jumping-off point for their acoustic roots music, the latter creating contemporary interpretations of music in the Yiddish language.
Georgia-based AJMF participants include Atlanta jazz pianist Joe Alterman (pictured), who’ll perform two shows at the Marcus Jewish Community Center on March 18th; Zale, the Atlanta-based rock band led by vocalist Hannah Zale, who’ll play at Venkman’s on March 15th; Atlanta rappers Matt Citron and Sammy K, who’ll join Savannah’s Prodezra for a hip-hop showcase at The Music Room on March 22nd; and album recreationists ATL Collective, who’ll perform Billy Joel’s fifth album The Stranger in its entirety at City Winery on March 24th.
For the full AJMF schedule, tickets and more info, visit atlantajmf.org.