Tunes from the Tombs

June 9 • Atlanta

Drivin’ N Cryin’ (Photo by Carlton Freeman)

Georgia Music Hall of Famers Drivin N Cryin headline a day of Americana and roots artists at the eighth annual Tunes from the Tombs festival at Historic Oakland Cemetery on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Joining DNC on the three stages spread throughout the gorgeous grounds are AJ Ghent, Heather Gillis, Caleb Caudle and The Bitteroots, with additional artists busking.

Advance tickets for both general admission and Rock in Peace (RIP) packages are on sale RIP ticketholders receive access to a private VIP area next to the MailChimp Mainstage, four drink tickets, and a gift pack including a commemorative tee, koozie, free parking, and free shuttle transport within the cemetery. In addition to homegrown musicians, Tunes will also feature bites from Atlanta’s favorite food trucks, Georgia craft beers, and a local artists’ market.

Advance general admission tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for kids 4-17. Children three and under are free. RIP tickets are $75. A $10 early-bird special for general admission tickets will be available until Friday 4/13 or until sold out. Tickets at the gate are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 kids 4-17. Children three and under are free.

Tunes from the Tombs runs from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and gates open at noon. This is a rain-or-shine event, andlineup is subject to change. No outside food, drink or coolers permitted. Attendees are allowed to bring blankets and low beach chairs only. For event updates, visit

All proceeds from Tunes from the Tombs benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s preservation efforts at OaklandCemetery, Atlanta’s oldest burial ground and most tangible link to the city’s past.

About Historic Oakland Cemetery: Founded in 1850, Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery spans 48 acres of gardens, wildlife and sculpture. Oakland is the final resting place for 70,000 people, including author Margaret Mitchell, 27 Atlanta mayors, six former governors, Civil War generals and soldiers, and thousands of unmarked graves.Oakland Cemetery offers critical green space for recreation and serves as a cultural resource for lifelong learners who come to study history, art, architecture, archaeology, horticulture, photography and more. Working in partnership with the City of Atlanta, Historic Oakland Foundation works to preserve, restore, enhance and shareOakland Cemetery. Visit for more details.

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