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.
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
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
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