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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

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best Place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Park Tavern

    Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    529 Bar (Featured)

    Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    529 Bar (Featured)

    Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    529 Bar (Featured)

    Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    529 Bar (Featured)

    Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Park Tavern

    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

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    The Star Community Bar (Featured)

    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

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Critics
    Criminal Records

    Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Centennial Olympic Park (Featured)

    Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Critics
    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

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best Place to Hear National Acts for Free BOA Award Winner

    Downtown Rocks
    DOWNTOWN ROCKS emerged as the winner when On the Bricks hits the bricks after losing its sponsorship. With its new home in Underground Atlanta, 99X brought the tried-and-true alternative rockers Cake, Weezer, Ben Folds and Garbage. Also on the bill were acts breaking into the mainstream, including Spoon,more...
    DOWNTOWN ROCKS emerged as the winner when On the Bricks hits the bricks after losing its sponsorship. With its new home in Underground Atlanta, 99X brought the tried-and-true alternative rockers Cake, Weezer, Ben Folds and Garbage. Also on the bill were acts breaking into the mainstream, including Spoon, the Bravery, Kasabian and the Caesars, and if you got there early, local acts kicked off each night. Although it rained for most concerts, crowds packed in anyway because free makes everything better. less...

    Best Place to Hear Music for Free (Tie) BOA Award Winner

    Criminal Records
    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,more...
    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 Wednesday 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 National Acts for Free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Critics
    Downtown Rocks
    After a few years of battling free concert series, DOWNTOWN ROCKS emerged as the winner when On the Bricks hits the bricks after losing its sponsorship. With its new home in Underground Atlanta, 99X brought the tried-and-true alternative rockers Cake, Weezer, Ben Folds and Garbage. Also on the bill weremore...

    After a few years of battling free concert series, DOWNTOWN ROCKS emerged as the winner when On the Bricks hits the bricks after losing its sponsorship. With its new home in Underground Atlanta, 99X brought the tried-and-true alternative rockers Cake, Weezer, Ben Folds and Garbage. Also on the bill were acts breaking into the mainstream, including Spoon, the Bravery, Kasabian and the Caesars, and if you got there early, local acts kicked off each night. Although it rained for most concerts, crowds packed in anyway because free makes everything better.
    www.99x.com.

    less...

    Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best Place to Hear Music for Free (Tie) BOA Award Winner

    A Cappella Books
    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,more...
    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 Wednesday 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 (Tie) BOA Award Winner

    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 every storefront,more...
    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 Wednesday 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

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Critics
    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

    Year » 2003
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Critics
    Peachtree Street
    From Vanilla Ice and Sir Mix-a-Lot to Dr. Dre and the Clipse, there's a long tradition in hip-hop of celebrating the sheer joy of cruisin'. Call it rollin' or - depending how you got your stroll - grindin'. The tradition remains strong in the ATL. Every Friday or Saturday night, from downtown to Midtown,more...
    From Vanilla Ice and Sir Mix-a-Lot to Dr. Dre and the Clipse, there's a long tradition in hip-hop of celebrating the sheer joy of cruisin'. Call it rollin' or - depending how you got your stroll - grindin'. The tradition remains strong in the ATL. Every Friday or Saturday night, from downtown to Midtown, PEACHTREE STREET is bumper-to-bumper bumpin'. Can it be a nuisance? Sure. But the cruisin' does serve a purpose: Forget your local music store's listening station. This is the best place to hear the hottest, of-the-minute jams in the city as they blare from every window and boom from every crunk trunk. less...

    Best Place To Hear Music For Free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2003
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Piedmont Park (Featured)

    Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2002
    Type of Award » After Dark
    Picked By » Readers
    Centennial Olympic Park
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