Dixie Classic Festival | Atlanta, Georgia

Back in 1983 the Dixie Classic Festivals were formed. The festival is open to all performance arts groups including (concert, band, choir and orchestra). This type of open festival is to inspire the growth and artistic expression. Although the festival gives out awards it is purely on a non-competitive basis.They are judged by a group of nationally known adjudicators.

Atlanta happens to be one of the six locations for the festival this year. Hickory High School Orchestra from Chesapeake, VA will be performing in the Dixie Classic Festival on Friday, April 12th. They are staying at Artmore Hotel this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited. We wish them luck and applaud them for their dedication to the Arts. We are sure they will receive many accolades and hope to see them back next year.

February Events

There are so many things to do in this great city and the Artmore Midtown Atlanta Hotel is in the middle of all the action. Only for a limited time will there be such amazing performances at the Fox Theatre such as the amazing comedian, Louis C.K. (February 2nd) and iconic musicals such as Flashdance (February 5th through 10th) and Fela! (February 28th through March 3rd) Not to mention that the Artmore Hotel is only a short 5 minutes away from the Fox Theatre.

Speaking of music, if you would rather go to a concert, there are many musical acts coming to town such as the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra at the Rialto Center (February 10th through March 3rd), Corey Smith at The Tabernacle (February 23rd), and the one and only Bon Jovi will be at the Philips Arena on February 27th.

Valentine’s Day is also coming up. What better way to spend it than with a relaxing getaway to Valentines in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, followed by a romantic night at The Artmore Hotel. All of this leading up to a day at the Theatre with the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at the Fox – the perfect gift for that special someone.

 

The Producers at Fox Theatre

The Producers is coming back to the stage after an 8 year absence. This big, comedic Broadway Musical is a record winner of 12 Tony Awards. This play, written by Mel Brooks, has set the bar for in-your-face-humor and has proclaimed itself as an “equal opportunity offender.” Co-written by Thomas Meehan, the writer of Annie, this is sure to be the theater event of the year.

Returning to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre Friday 25th through the 31st, join Max Bailystock and Leo Bloom in their adventure to create the most infamous Broadway dud and make millions of dollars in the process. The only thing that could go wrong for these two is if the play turns out to be a phenomenal sensation. Through this chaotic adventure, these two unlikely acquaintances become friends while encountering hilarious hijinks on the way to success.

You can turn this fabulous night at the theater into a remarkable weekend getaway by staying at the Artmore Midtown Atlanta Hotel and taking in all this city has to offer. Only 5 minutes from the Fox Theatre, you would be right in the middle of the cultural hub of the city. Pay a visit to the High Museum which is merely a short walk from the hotel. Afterward, enjoy fine dining and shopping at Atlantic Station, also just a few blocks from the hotel. And at night, wind down around a fire pit with a drink from our studio lounge. This will surely be a getaway to remember.

Battle of the Bands

Attention music enthusiasts! There are only nine days to go until the biggest marching band event in the nation! Yes, the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase is back in Atlanta next Saturday, January 26 at the Georgia Dome. This year, 8 marching bands from Albany State, Alcorn State, Bethune-Cookman, Edward Waters College, Jackson State, North Carolina A&T, Tennessee State, and Winston-Salem State will be showcasing their unique talent and style for all to see.

Usually these performers are the halftime show, but there is a special treat in store for the Battle of the Bands’ halftime. R&B superstar, Brandy will be performing live during the event fresh after the release of her new album, Two Eleven, featuring the hit single, Put It Down. This showcase will indeed be the event of the year.

Turn the Battle of the Bands event into a memorable weekend at the Artmore Hotel in midtown Atlanta, close to all of the action. We are less than 15 minutes from the Georgia Dome. We are conveniently located next to the MARTA-Arts Center Station, a few short stops from the Dome. Awesome bands…Vibrant boutique midtown hotel – a great combination.

CHEERSPORT

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN CHEER?  We will see which squad has the hottest cheers, dances, tumbles and more at this year’s Cheersport competition. That’s right Atlanta! The world’s largest cheerleading competition is coming back to Atlanta and will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center February 15 through 17, 2013. With only 33 days to go, the GWWC will be filled with more than 1,000 cheerleading squads from all over the nation.

Downtown Atlanta will come alive with activities and special events to celebrate the occasion. Being the host city, Atlanta will be filled with Cheersport banners hanging on light posts and billboards highlighting the most outstanding events of the day.  As you may already suspect, hotels and restaurants will be packed with cheerleaders, their families, and supporters. Still need hotel accommodations? Spend your weekend at The Artmore Hotel and be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer.

If you are interested in exploring modern art, visit the High Museum of Art located within walking distance of the Artmore! Perhaps you’d enjoy some shopping and fine dining in Atlantic Station… No Worries! Free shuttle service leaves regularly to and from the Artmore Hotel’s immediate area. Our Courtyard is the perfect place for Cheersport friends and family to wind down after a long day of excitement. Stay with us at the Artmore, where convenient access to the cities nightlife, events, and cultural centers are at your fingertips.

 

 

 

Atlanta Calendar of Events

Want to know what is new and happening in our great city of Atlanta?  Well at the hotel we’ll try to keep you in the loop of what is the latest on greatest. Here is what is happening this month!

January Calendar of Events - Midtown Atlanta

January Calendar of Events for the Midtown Atlanta Hotel Market

NYE – Midtown Atlanta New Year’s Eve

Looking for things to do in Atlanta this New Year’s Eve?  We scourged the internet for you and found some great events in Midtown Atlanta.

 

First of all stay at your favorite midtown Atlanta hotel:

$179 gets you:

An amazing Artmore room

Free Parking

Bottle of Bubbly

Breakfast for 2

There is a minimum night stay associated with it but just two nights.  You can’t go wrong!  Call us direct to book or for more info and to book online visit here.

A brand new club called Gatsby’s is putting on a “Masquerade Ball” for New Year’s Eve this year. They are encouraging everyone to dress and awarding the best costume $300.  Since prohobition is the theme of this new club, rip out your flapper dress for the new year!

Prefer something a little more low-key? How about heading to Marlow’s Tavern: “starters including Maine lobster and shrimp chowder or the winter tavern salad. The main plate is a grilled veal chop with Canadian milk-fed veal, harvest vegetable and lump crab hash, dried cranberry, beurre blanc, asparagus and cranberry veal demi. The meal is sweetened up with chocolate crème brûlée for dessert.

The meal is $37 per person and is available throughout the evening.”

Visit their website for more information: http://www.marlowstavern.com/.

This is an interesting concept from Halo Lounge: celebrate not by watching the ball drop, instead celebrate by watching money drop….   From what I understand they are dropping $2k from the ceiling and guests will grab as much as they can.  The Ochoa Family is probably hoping you’ll buy another round ;-).

Looking for something specific? Our friendly staff we be delighted to find you exactly what you are looking for!