2018 Sandy Springs Festival to Feature Live Entertainment for All Ages

– Heritage Sandy Springs is gearing up to present the 33rd Annual Sandy Springs Festival, a two-day event in the heart of Sandy Springs on September 22 and 23. This year’s Festival has a brand new footprint anchored by Heritage Green and City Springs, providing an opportunity for several new and exciting features like a second entertainment stage.


“This year’s festival will be a great mix of tradition and originality, which is even reflected in the entertainment lineup,” said Sarah Poland, Director of Marketing and Community Events at Heritage Sandy Springs. “We have really expanded our live music offerings with a strong Southern rock feel, and our Cultural Corner stage will feature a variety of international performances. We’re very excited to present a free post-festival concert on Saturday evening that’s sure to get everyone singing and dancing along to their favorite throwback tunes, and we can’t wait to bring back the Battle of the Bands on Sunday. From live music and community groups to a nationally-recognized illusionist and cartoon character, there will be an abundance of live entertainment for festival guests of all ages!”   


On Saturday, September 22, the Main Stage will feature a variety of local professional musicians, playing both original and cover tunes. The City Springs Stage will host performances from the Cultural Corner with international song, dance, and demonstrations. There will also be a free post-festival concert on the Main Stage from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm with “Saved by the Band” – a high-energy party band covering the best tunes from the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s. More details, including information about reserved tables and VIP upgrades, can be found at www.facebook.com/events/2063713220346757.




11:15 am – 12:05 pm

Hughes Taylor (Original Blues Rock)

10:00 am

Alma Mexicana

12:25 pm – 1:15 pm

Southfield (Southern Rock / Covers)

11:00 am

Los Ninos Primero

1:35 pm – 2:25 pm

The Riot Band (90’s/00’s Covers)

12:00 pm

Laotian American Society

2:45 pm – 3:35 pm

Hannah Thomas (Original Soulful Rock)

1:00 pm

PasoFino Salsa Dancing

3:55 pm – 4:40 pm

Dean Drive Five (70’s/80’s Pop Covers)

2:00 pm

The Art of Living Foundation

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Rockforce (80’s Rock Covers)

3:00 pm

European School of Music



4:00 pm

Dancer’s Day Out

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Saved by the Band

5:00 pm

Ballet Mexicano de Lupita Sosa


Ladybug Events will present ongoing entertainment in the Children’s Park with Lucy the Juggler and the Garden Variety Shoe Show. The Garden Variety Shoe Show features numerous comedic and educational skits highlighting environmental lessons. Through music, storytelling, and interactive elements, each show aims to instill a sense of wonder and stewardship in our natural world. Lucy the Juggler dazzles and entertains with tricks, jokes, and amazing skills! She is accompanied by Ladybug Events’ own Musical star, Mr. Greenthumbs. The Ladybug Events team will be conducting 15-20 minute performances between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. On Saturday afternoon, the Children’s Park will also feature a surprise guest appearance from a beloved PBS Kids character, courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting. Be sure to stop by for a photo op!


David & Jenny (as seen on America’s Got Talent) will present family-friendly comedy, juggling, and stunt shows throughout the weekend. Additionally, students from Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School will perform roaming “pop-ups from the past” to bring the history of Sandy Springs to life in an interactive way. The Williams-Payne House Garden Room will be the site of educational and entertaining demonstrations from local crafters, with topics ranging from wood carving and rug braiding to fermentation and square dancing.


On Sunday, September 23, the “Battle of the Bands” will return, featuring amateur acts competing for cash prizes as well as bragging rights. The battle will take place between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with these local groups: School of Rock East Cobb, No Solution, School of Rock Johns Creek, Music Authority’s Eclipse, School of Rock Buckhead, Friction, and Horace Bishop & The Pawnshop Quartet. Set times will soon be posted to sandyspringsfestival.com.


Following the Sandy Springs Festival on Sunday evening, City Springs will present HOME BY DARK on the City Green. HOME BY DARK is a “Nashville meets New York meets LA meets Atlanta, storytelling, romantic, pierce your heart, laugh ‘til it hurts, reminds me of momma, dance in the aisle, that’s my favorite song, evening you’ll never forget.” Heritage Sandy Springs encourages festival attendees to stay and enjoy this free event with special guests Marcia Ramirez, Michael Logen, and Michael Peterson.


The Sandy Springs Festival is held at on Saturday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Heritage Green and the surrounding areas adjacent to City Springs. For more information, visit www.sandyspringsfestival.com.


About the Sandy Springs Festival

Established in 1984 as “Founders Day”, the Sandy Springs Festival has grown from a small picnic to the largest community event in Sandy Springs, drawing more than 20,000 attendees over two days. This highly anticipated event offers a wide range of activities for all ages and backgrounds: unique artists and crafters, fun and entertaining children’s activities, chalk art competition, pet parade, 10k/5k races, musical performances, delicious food, and much more.