October brings the Atlanta Pride festival, with “American Idol” Kimberly Locke headlining the festival, and gay Christian singer Ray Boltz headlining a huge show at First Metropolitan Community Church during Pride weekend.

Also in October: Indigo Girls, the beloved homegrown lesbian duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, plays the Buckhead Theatre; the queer-inclusive band Girlyman brings their quirky style to Eddie’s Attic, and thoughtful lesbian songwriter Catie Curts also takes the stage at Eddie’s.

The fall concert season rounds out with out gay saxophonist Dave Koz at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in November, and outspoken (and hilarious) queer rights advocate Margaret Cho bringing her “Cho Dependent” tour in December.

Here are some of the most interesting concerts and CD releases scheduled for this fall. Some are out queer artists, some prefer not to define their sexuality, and some just count gays among their fans.

FALL CONCERTS

SEPTEMBER
9/3: Le Sexoflex and Athens Boys Choir at Drunken Unicorn
9/4: The State Of at Bellissima
9/4: Goapele at The Loft
9/8: John Mayer at Lakewood
9/11: Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic
9/13: Pixies at the Fox Theatre
9/14: Adam Lambert at Symphony Hall
9/15: Adam Lambert at the Tabernacle
9/15: Kings of Leon at Lakewood
9/25: Janis Ian at Eddie’s Attic
9/25: Aimee Mann at Variety Playhouse

OCTOBER
10/7: Sarah Bareilles at Variety Playhouse
10/9: Kimberly Locke at Atlanta Pride
10/9: Ray Boltz at First MCC
10/9: Comedians of “Chelsea Lately” at the Tabernacle
10/15: Indigo Girls at the Buckhead Theatre
10/15: The Eagles at Piedmont Park
10/23: Girlyman at Eddie’s Attic
10/27: Carrie Underwood at the Arena at Gwinnett Center
10/31: Catie Curtis at Eddie’s Attic

NOVEMBER
11/5: La Roux at the Tabernacle
11/6: America’s Got Talent live at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
11/10: The Dandy Warhols at Center Stage
11/12: Idina Menzel at Symphony Hall
11/12: Lady Antebellum at the Fox Theatre
11/20: Celtic Thunder at the Fox Theatre
11/20: The Canadian Tenors at Symphony Hall
11/27: Dave Koz and Friends at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

DECEMBER
12/12:  Margaret Cho at the Tabernacle
12/23: Justin Bieber at Philips Arena

FALL CD RELEASES

9/7: Sara Bareilles “Kaleidoscope Heart”
9/14: Olivia Newton John – “Grace and Gratitude Renewed”
9/14: “True Blood” season 2 soundtrack
9/21: John Legend “Wake Up”
9/21: Liza Minnelli “Confessions”
9/21: Ne-Yo “Libra Scale”
9/21: Zac Brown Band “You Get What You Give”
9/21: Christina Aquilera – “The Girl Next Door” (DVD)
9/21: Lady Gaga –  “Glamourpuss: The Lady Gaga Story” (DVD)
9/21: Madonna – “Out on the Floor: Story of a Dancer” (DVD)
9/21: Katy Perry “Teenage Dream” (LP)
9/28: Kenny Chesney “Hemingway’s Whiskey”
9/28: Seal “6: Commitment”
9/28: Clay Aiken “X2”
10/5: Ciara “Basic Instinct”
10/5: KT Tunstall “Tiger Suit”
10/5: John Mayer “Battle Studies”
10/12: Darius Rucker “Charleston, SC 1966”
10/12: Belle and Sebastian “Write About Love”
10/19: Bob Dylan “The Bootleg Series”
10/19: Kings of Leon “Come Around Sundown”
10/19: Sugarland “Incredible Machine”
10/26: Taylor Swift “Speak Now”
11/16: Kanye West (title TBA)

Source: Metacritic.com, NewMusicTipsheet.com

Top photo: Adam Lambert and the Indigo Girls take the Atlanta stage this fall. (Photos via Facebook)

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