What’s Happening in Peachtree Corners — Town Center Spring/Summer Events

Peachtree Corners’ social center, the Town Green — located in the popular Town Center on Peachtree Parkway, offers a variety of events year-round. Below is a collection of planned Spring and Summer events. From movies to concerts to livestream sports broadcasts on the giant screen, to early-morning yoga and outdoor Crossfit, to the Annual PTC Festival, there is surely something for everyone to enjoy!

Upcoming Events at PTC Town Center

Summer Concert Series

  • Spin Doctors, May 28, 7:00 pm. Over 10 million albums sold and smash hits like ” Two Princes” & “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”, PTC Town Center kicks off the Summer Concert Series with the Spin Doctors — and Atlanta rock band Last Chance Riders will be opening act, taking the stage at 7pm.
  • Everclear, with opening act Hushmoney. July 30, 7:00 pm.  While it’s a virtual surety that no Everclear gig is complete without a rendition of “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material—especially the “deep cuts”—not only gives fans a rare treat, but it also injects new life into the band’s live dynamic. And this year, the band’s calendar features a major milestone amid a career already filled with massive achievements, as 2022 marks Everclear’s 30th anniversary as a band. It’s as good a reason as any to kick things up a notch.
  • BrotherhoodJune 25, 7:00 pm., Doobie Brothers Tribute Band. Brotherhood is made of up of eight veteran musicians who were brought together by their love of Doobie Brothers’ music. They honor the original group, including two drummers and a percussionist, two guitars, bass, and keyboards, and all the vocal harmonies that made the Doobies incredible sound. 80’s Cover band juggernaut Guardians of the Jukebox will open the evening.
  • The Wildflowers, August 13, 8:00 pm. America’s #1 tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Equipped with decades of experience and a passion for Tom Petty’s magic way with songs, The Wildflowers bring music lovers of all stripes what they adore: more Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
  • Stayin’ AliveAugust 27, 7:00 pm. This Bee Gees cover band offers their audience the sounds and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbuster such as “Night Fvever”, “How Deep is Your Love”, and “Jive Talkin”. Stayin’ Alive is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gee’s capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice. Atlanta’s The Mike Veal Band will open the evening.

Night Music Series — Live, Local Music!

  • The Tony Howard Show, May 14, 7:00 pm. Night Music will kick off the series with Atlanta party band The Tony Howard Show! This band will make you feel as if you’re at a Las Vegas show with its stage presence, back-up dancers and tight musical arrangements. Tony Howard began performing music at an early age and has grown to be one of the most professional and electrifying entertainers in the business.
  • Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, June 11, 7:00 pm. Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. While playing small rock clubs around the Southeast he developed a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. His debut 2010 release The Musical Stylings Of became a college radio sensation on WRAS Atlanta making him the most requested band on the air.
  • Sailing to Denver, July 9, 7:00 pm. Sailing to Denver is a Unique Americana / Roots – Rock band that has been recording since 2011.  This group of harmonious friends have spent the last few years developing an original sound and live show cultivated at local and regional festivals.  Along with original songs, the band is known to play B side covers that everyone forgot they loved. Kicking off the evening at 7pm is Trappers Cabin. Robin Hilton from NPR All Songs Considered said of Trappers Cabin’s music “Trappers Cabin, the musical project of Georgia’s Joel Nettesheim, makes some of the most interestingly odd and unclassifiable music around. Nettesheim blends art-rock, freak-folk, psychedelia, and space rock and throws in plenty of surprises. From song to song, the sound twists and turns, and the result is an eclectic mix of music tied together by its collective goofiness and beauty.”
  • The Artisanals, September 10, 7:00 pm. On the road is where The Artisanals feel most at home. Following the cues of the universe, the band is crisscrossing the country crashing on couches of friends and recent strangers, loading in and out of clubs and venues, and bringing their explosive live show to stages of all sizes. They are missionaries of rock n’ roll, performing gospel and turning on fans each night. This is the sound of the road; of heartache and good times; of an old classic and a new favorite. Atlanta based Rosey will kick off the evening. Rosey has opened her own professional recording studio, working with amazing artists of all genres, while also engineering and producing her own records. From her website, Rosey’s first single “… delivers a sweet & soothing message to everyone ready to re-emerge, see the stars, dance all night, fall in love and be reborn…at the party, come and get me, I’m…ready to play!”

Flicks on the Green

Sports on the Screen

  • Atlanta United v Nashville, May 22, 7:30 pm
  • Braves vs. Angels, July 23, 7:20 pm
  • Braves vs Astros, Aug 20, 7:20 pm
  • Day of Tailgating, September 17, Times/Games TBD

Yoga on the Green lead by Sun Dragon Yoga

  • Every Tuesday 8:00 a.m. May 3 through Sept. 27 Please bring water (no glass containers), a small towel or two, and a mat, Yoga attire. Please note the ground can be wet for these early morning classes so a towel under your mat can be helpful.

Crossfit @ the Green, lead by Terrance Fox with CrossFit PPG 

  • Every Thursday, 10:00 a.m. May 5 through Sept. 29. Regardless of your fitness level or age, this is a strength and conditioning program that relies on constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity which achieves a health and fitness level that will sustain ANY lifestyle. Please bring water (no glass containers), a small towel or two, and a mat, workout attire.

Memorial Day Ceremony

11 am, Town Center, Details TBA


KIDS’ Event

June 18 from 2pm to 5pm, Celebrate summer and being a kid on the Town Green. Admission to this event is FREE and includes interactive inflatables, rock climbing, face painting and more.  


Peachtree Corners Festival

July 1-3, Details TBA. Enjoy the annual weekend festival with art/crafts vendors, live music, fun food, and kids activities. Visit their website.


Bark in the Park

July 16, 11:00am – 2:00 pm., Details TBA


Light Up The Corners

August 13, 6:00 – 11:00 pm. Do NOT miss out on this festive annual 1k Twilight Trot and 4 Mile Glow Run with Pre- and Post-race activities! Visit their website for lots of wonderful event details and participation & sponsorship opportunities.


All events are tentative. Check city website a week prior to event for confirmation.


PTC Town Center

The 21-acre Town Center is the heartbeat of PTC community, with over 15 restaurants (Fire and Stone Italian Pizza Kitchen, Marlowe’s Tavern, Salata…), retail shops (Hollywood Feed, Boardroom Salon, Hand and Stone…), office space, and now, 75 new townhomes that overlook a 2+ acre Town Green park. The park is a central gathering place for many in our community, and hosts live outdoor concerts and seasonal events. The city’s landmark bridge located at the main entrance to the Town Center guides pedestrians over Peachtree Parkway and connects with the Corners Connector, the city’s pedestrian and bicycle trail system, and The Forum Shopping Center where many retail shops and more wonderful restaurants await.

PTC Town Green

The Town Green, designed as space for outdoor activities, includes so many wonderful features: an active water play space, open air pavilion, café tables, fire pit, 22′ digital display screen, open lawn, playable art, an exciting new expanded play space for kids, a fitness trail, and a 2,500 square-foot veterans’ monument featuring sculptures of military service people.

Some tips to keep in mind when attending PTC Town Green events

  • Items Allowed: Chairs & Blankets, Coolers Items
  • Not Allowed: Tents, Grills, Glass Bottles
  • All events are tentative ; Please check city website one week prior to event for confirmation.
  • Park and Walk — Parking is available at the Town Center parking deck, and additional parking is provided at 3720 Davinci Court. You’ll park there, cross PTC Circle, and access the Town Green via a pathway. Look for signage.

I hope all our locals will come out and enjoy the exciting and varied events and this beautiful space we have here at the Town Center in Peachtree Corners. I hope that we will have the chance to welcome lots of visitors, too! I’d love it if you would leave a comment to share your favorite summer outdoor community event!

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Late Winter Gardening

Before we know it,  Atlanta gardens will see hosta tips rising up through the dirt and azalea flower buds bursting. On this page I’ve collected easy and manageable activities we can do to keep our yards in shape and start preparing for this Spring! Some are from my own experience and some are from terrific online resources. The end of winter is a great time to check off some maintenance items for garden and patio. 

LANDSCAPES

Trees and shrubs: fertilize before they begin spring growth; cut off dead branches. Clear out tree branches to let light once leaves begin growing, where needed.

Cut back pampas and maiden grasses, Butterfly bushes, and holly shrubs.

Cut back dead grasses and flower stems (pampas grass and Rubeckia Hirta Black-eyed Susans) left over from last fall.

Mow liriope (monkey grass) which will begin to regrow in late March.

Hellebore / Lenten roses: cut back and clean out old tattered foliage so the flowers, which naturally droop downward, can be appreciated!

Knockout Roses: prune these back in late February, early March. These flowers bloom off of new growth so cutting the bush back to about 1/3 its size will promote lots of new growth and plenty of blooms. 

It can be fun to force forsythia blooms — at first sign of color on the buds cut the stem and bring it indoors and arrange in a tall vase of fresh water.

HARDSCAPES

Atlanta has some wonderfully temperate winter days that are perfect for outdoor hardscape maintenance. Suggested projects could include: stain the deck, paint the porch, paint or touch up patio furniture and garden benches; clean out fountains and other water features, clean off outsides of container gardening pots. Plan these jobs for days when the forecast predicts temps that stay above freezing for a few days afterwards, so that paints and stains can fully dry. 

Clean pots, inside and out. Refresh soil every few years. I don’t clean the outside of my terra cotta pot, I like the weathered look of that one:)

Cleaning out the stream and pond is a big (and cold!) job that my husband handles. He always waits for a warmer day to work on this.

Distribute fresh pebbles on walkways where needed, before weeds begin to emerge.

Clean out bird feeders and birdhouses to prepare for Springtime lodgers! 

This is also a great time to refresh your outdoor decor, such as pillows, chair cushions, umbrellas, pottery, furniture, and garden figures. They are easy to find right now — most stores already have these items on display! 

Enjoy a warm-ish day and Happy Gardening!

Pike’s Nursery has some wonderful and unique statues, like this St. Francis we bought years ago.

RESOURCES:

walterreeves.com: hardiness-zones-for-georgia

February Gardening To-Do List HGTV

GardenDesign.com

Dogwoodlandscaping.com

It’s a nice place to share

Last year on the cusp of an Empty Nest, I decided to pursue a real estate license — and after I got my license, a dear friend connected me with her broker at Harry Norman, Realtors®, which I joyfully joined. So through my training and acclimation to this new world I found out that a blog is a great place to showcase my interests and add value to other people’s lives at the same time. I hope I can connect with people through this blog and through Harry Norman, Realtors®. I am excited about my career and creating new relationships. And I am feeling a heap of gratitude for my family and my longtime friends who have encouraged me along. 

This is a nice place for me to put down my ideas and projects and share the photographs I’ve taken. I enjoy sharing these things and hope that they may inspire someone to do something fun and creative and meaningful. The kinds of things I enjoy are “lifestyle”-oriented, I suppose — cooking, baking, enhancing and improving my home and my yard. I love getting great photos of these things, plus I love taking photos of people and places. I hope to share the things that matter to me — my home projects, adventures in my kitchen, great restaurants, travel, things relating to my interests in the arts — music, art, dance, theater — and community events in Peachtree Corners and metro Atlanta. I also occasionally enjoy a great Atlanta United soccer match!

Websites are such fun places to visit. It is awesome be part of a bigger, diverse community and share my ideas, creations, and interests!   

After spending the last 26 years taking care of my children, I am ready to look outward now and see where my abilities and talents can lead me. My husband and I homeschooled our children throughout their lives (they are 25, 22, and 18 at this writing). I learned a great deal over those years: I learned about the fulfillment of putting others first, I learned how to search for what you need, and how to create what you couldn’t find. I know now that I am a great facilitator and manager — and also that I will always love reading — fiction, non-fiction, and storybooks and picture books — and that our relationships with the arts can make a difference in how we get through life. I learned all about having authentic gratitude for the people I love and the life I live.