October’s set list is just a strong. Beloved hometown lesbian duo (and former Atlanta Pride performers) Indigo Girls release their new album “Beauty Queen Sister” Oct. 4; they perform Oct. 1 in Atlanta for Party at Ponce and Oct. 6 in Athens.

The Atlanta Pride Festival features a long list of performers Oct. 8-9, including headliners Deborah Cox and Ari Gold. Other highlights for October include blues diva Candye Kane at Sister Louisa’s (Oct. 3), lesbian icon k.d. lang at Variety Playhouse (Oct. 5), outspoken ally Cyndi Lauper at Cobb Energy Center (Oct. 12), crooner Adele at the Fox (Oct. 16) and Marsha Ambrosius — who just performed at Black Gay Pride — at Center Stage Theatre (Oct. 23).

November includes The Sounds, led by out front-woman Maja Ivarsson, at Masquerade on Nov. 7. Disappear Fear comes to Eddie’s Attic Nov. 20, as queer singer-songwriter Sonia is joined by her sister Cindy, who performed with the band in its earlier years. Renowned gay saxophonist Dave Koz plays Cobb Energy Centre Nov. 25.

December brings queer-inclusive band Girlyman to Eddie’s Attic (Dec. 9) and rapper Wale, who played Washington D.C.’s Black Gay Pride last year, to The Tabernacle on Dec. 12.

September

Sept. 16: Colbie Caillat @ ATL Botanical Garden
Sept. 18: DeKalb Rape Crisis Center Benefit @ Eddie’s Attic
Sept. 20: Doria Roberts CD release @ Decatur CD
Sept. 20: Melissa Ferrick and Ria Mae @ Eddie’s Attic
Sept. 20: Modern English @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Sept. 21: Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sept. 23: Roxie Watson @ The Five Spot
Sept. 23: Sara Hickman, Erick Baker and Phoebe Hunt @ Eddie’s Attic
Sept. 24: Music Midtown @ Piedmont Park

October

Oct. 1: Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins and Francine Reed @ Party on Ponce
Oct. 1: Michelle Malone @ Eddie’s Attic
Oct. 1-2: Taylor Swift @ Philips Arena
Oct. 2: Chris Brown with Kelly Rowland @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Oct. 3: Candye Kane @ Sister Louisa’s Church
Oct. 5: k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang @ Variety Playhouse
Oct. 6: Indigo Girls @ Classic Center in Athens
Oct. 6: Mates of State @ the Drunken Unicorn
Oct. 8-9: Atlanta Pride
Oct. 9: Hannah Thomas Band and Danielle Howle @ Eddie’s Attic
Oct. 12: Cyndi Lauper and Dr. John @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Oct. 13: The Belle Brigade @ Masquerade
Oct. 14: Duran Duran @ Chastain Park
Oct. 15: Little Big Town @ Buckhead Theatre
Oct. 16: Adele @ Fox Theatre
Oct. 20: Sonia Leigh @ Variety Playhouse
Oct. 22: Sugarland @ Philips Arena
Oct. 23: Marsha Ambrosius @ Center Stage Theatre

November

Nov. 7: The Sounds @ Masquerade
Nov. 14: Shelby Lynne @ Eddie’s Attic
Nov. 15: Michelle Shocked @ Eddie’s Attic
Nov. 20: Disappear Fear @ Eddie’s Attic
Nov. 20: Lykke Li @ Buckhead Theatre
Nov. 25: Dave Koz and Friends @ Cobb Energy Centre
Nov. 25: Tony Bennett @ Fox Theatre
Nov. 26: Shawn Mullins @ Variety Playhouse
Nov. 29: Tori Amos @ Cobb Energy Centre

December

Dec. 3: Roxie Watson @ Eddie’s Attic
Dec. 9: Girlyman and Coyote Grace @ Eddie’s Attic
Dec. 12: Wale @ The Tabernacle

 

Top photo: Duran Duran (publicity photo)

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