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Best Place to Hear Music For Free

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

2016 » After Dark » Readers Pick

Best Place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

2005 » After Dark » Critics Pick
A Cappella Books, Criminal Records, and The Five Spot
In America, freedom is the most valuable possession. And in Bush’s America, free is an equally prized, if far more elusive, commodity. By that reasoning, Little Five Points is like heaven/Rodeo Drive for fans of free music. Just wandering around, there are beats leaking and creeping from everymore...
In America, freedom is the most valuable possession. And in Bush’s America, free is an equally prized, if far more elusive, commodity. By that reasoning, Little Five Points is like heaven/Rodeo Drive for fans of free music. Just wandering around, there are beats leaking and creeping from every storefront, and plenty to sample at listening stations in Satellite Records. But we specifically celebrate A CAPPELLA BOOKS, CRIMINAL RECORDS and THE FIVE SPOT for supporting free live performances. At A Cappella, locals like Anna Kramer and Daniel Clay perform insurgent, experimental indie folk every Thursday from 8:30-10 p.m. Criminal hosts local and national touring acts like Jet By Day and Andrew WK both in store and in the parking lot for singing and signings. The Five Spot hosts a variety of acts, including funk, jazz and reggae and rarely charges a cover. less...

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

2005 » After Dark » Readers Pick

Best Place To Hear Music For Free BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Readers Pick

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Aurora Coffee
Ah, we love those beans and beats. Want some music with that coffee concoction? The best place to hear music for free these days is at two very different, yet equally appealing, locations of AURORA COFFEE. A cool ’60s feel permeates the proceedings, no matter what sort of music is playing. Harkeningmore...
Ah, we love those beans and beats. Want some music with that coffee concoction? The best place to hear music for free these days is at two very different, yet equally appealing, locations of AURORA COFFEE. A cool ’60s feel permeates the proceedings, no matter what sort of music is playing. Harkening back to the days of bongos and finger-snapping beatniks, the audience usually pays rapt attention and the performers repay the respect in kind, with heartfelt, often unique versions of their repertoire. At the Little Five Points and Virginia-Highland locations, bands play acoustically, though there’s the occasional deviation from that norm. Either way, the air is filled with — sorry, we couldn’t resist — rhythm and brews. Drink it all in. less...

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Piedmont Park

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Critics Pick

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

2009 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Star Bar

Runners-up
Tie
Piedmont Park
1071 Piedmont Ave., 404-876-4024, www.piedmontpark.org
and
Criminal Records
1154-A Euclid Ave., 404-215-9511, www.criminalatl.com

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

2010 » After Dark » Readers Pick

Runner-up: Centennial Olympic Park


265 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, 404-223-4412, centennialpark.com/

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

2011 » After Dark » Readers Pick
529

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

2012 » After Dark » Readers Pick
529

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

2013 » After Dark » Readers Pick
529

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

2014 » After Dark » Readers Pick
529

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