Tunes from the Tombs

Annual music festival benefits Historic Oakland Cemetery

Each year, bands and buskers take their places among theĀ gravestones and mausoleums of Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta for one of the city’s signature events. Tunes from the Tombs is a day of music and spirits supportingĀ the Historic Oakland Foundation and the garden cemetery founded in 1850. Guided mini-tours, fortune tellers, local food and beer vendors and peaceful surroundings are all part of the experience. For the fourth annual festival in 2014, participating acts included Shawn Mullins, Mudcat, Atlanta’s Sacred Harp Singers, Jake Reeves, Katherine Cole, Blacktop Rockets, Secondhand Swagger, Uncle Daddy & the Kissin’ Cousins and many more.

Trish Chenard of old-timey jug band Uncle Daddy and the Kissin' Cousins at Tunes from the Tombs. Photo by Dylan York

Trish Chenard of old-timey jug band Uncle Daddy and the Kissin’ Cousins at Tunes from the Tombs. Photo by Dylan York

Zack Smith of Nashville duo Smooth Hound Smith performs a little foot-stompin' music at Tunes from the Tombs 2014. Photo by Dylan York

Zack Smith of Nashville duo Smooth Hound Smith performs a little foot-stompin’ music at Tunes from the Tombs 2014. Photo by Dylan York

Atlanta singer/songwriter Katherine Cole performs on one of the vignette stages at Tunes from the Tombs 2014. Photo by Dylan York

Atlanta singer/songwriter Katherine Cole performs on one of the vignette stages at Tunes from the Tombs 2014. Photo by Dylan York

Tunes from the Tombs visitor enjoy a performance on the porch of the Oakland Cemetery Visitors Center. Photo by Dylan York

Tunes from the Tombs visitor enjoy a performance on the porch of the Oakland Cemetery Visitors Center. Photo by Dylan York

Visitors to Historic Oakland Cemetery can enjoy numerous views of Atlanta. Photo by Dylan York

Visitors to Historic Oakland Cemetery can enjoy numerous views of Atlanta. Photo by Dylan York

 

 

 

 

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