Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)
Dec
11
to Dec 12

Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)

The Tuesday Night Musician Jam at Elliott Street! Running for over a decade long now - featuring some of the MOST INCREDIBLE musicians on THE PLANET - ALWAYS BIG, ALWAYS AWESOME, and one of the longest running Musician Jam sessions in the South East. It gets groovy, then weird, then outrageous, then weird again. Always fun! Everyone is invited but musicians get the red carpet!

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Patrick Arthur
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Patrick Arthur

Patrick has the big ears and open mind of a musical seeker. 2018 marks his first full year out of college and it already promises to be a good one. His band Grüt will release its first full-length album, Side Room Stories, and tour in support of it throughout the year. Also in store are the release of albums he played on by Tyrone Jackson and Justin Chesarek, and performances with several original groups: The composition-driven Rebel Boys Big Band, the avant-garde group The Cheap Ensemble, the electric, Frisell-influenced PBR Trio with bassist Brandon Boone and drummer Robert Boone, and Artimus, an electronic/experimental group led by saxophonist Will Holifield.

Patrick took up the guitar without giving it much thought, when he was attending high school at the Davidson Fine Arts School in his hometown of Augusta, GA. He entered the school as a percussionist and wanted to get involved in its jazz groups, but the only instrument that hadn’t been filled was guitar, so he went for it. Almost overnight, he was addicted, at first inspired by the playing of the omnipresent guitar gods Metheny and Montgomery. But he soon discovered more eclectic influences such as Gilad Hekselman, whose vertical, pianistic, “Bill Evans on guitar” approach opened Patrick’s imagination to the less-explored sounds of jazz guitar. Patrick made quick progress throughout high school and performed with The Georgia Allstate Jazz Band, The Governor’s Honors program, and the Augusta State University big band.

In 2013, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame awarded him the Georgia Music Talent Search Scholarship to attend Kennesaw State University in the Atlanta area and study guitar with Trey Wright. Wright helped Patrick explore his eclectic influences and broaden and solidify his technical foundation. Meanwhile, Atlanta venues such as Elliott St. Pub and Churchill Grounds became his school away from school, where he listened to and played with the city’s best and gave the concepts he had been working on weekly trials by fire. Patrick found another mentor in Amos Hoffman, a world-renowned guitarist and oudist who taught Gilad Hekselman and plays regularly with bassist Avishai Cohen. 

By the time he graduated in 2017, Patrick had established a presence on the Atlanta music scene, as well as a musical ethos centered around exploration, experimentation and collaboration. He had also formed his own band, Grüt, with schoolmates Brandon Boone, Daniel Wytanis, and Morgan Guerrin, and played on Guerrin’s debut album “The Saga” which recently hit #3 on the iTunes jazz charts. As his performance schedule and resume to date can attest, the musicians and projects he has invested in are already paying creative dividends, and the exploration is just beginning.

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Castleberry Hill Art Stroll (2nd Friday of Every Month) (ESP)
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll (2nd Friday of Every Month) (ESP)

Every Second Friday in Castleberry Hill is Art Stroll! Art, Music, Food, Drinks and so much more. Each stroll features different and fun events at Elliott Street Deli and Pub and throughout the Castleberry Hill neighborhood - `the art neighborhood'.

Iron Pours start back up in April and go throughout the Fall. Patrick Toup is building a new furnace over the winter and we should be up and burning metal by April Art Stroll. Keep checking and if you would like to show some support we have a bucket for donations and you can always buy scratch blocks in advance for the next pour.

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Statebirds (Jeff Sipe, Bryan Lopes, Neal Fountain, Mike Seal)
Dec
14
9:00 PM21:00

Statebirds (Jeff Sipe, Bryan Lopes, Neal Fountain, Mike Seal)

Bryan Lopes, Jeff Sipe, Mike Seal and Neal Fountain join us for from the far reaches of Georgia and come together to perform a moving night of music. Everytime these guys get together its like they invent a new sound of music and rhythm.

Jeff Siep: Jeff began to play drums in the sixth grade. Then In 1975, Jeff’s first stepping stone was attending the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. — One of Jeff’s dreams finally came true when he was accepted to Berklee in 1977. While at Berklee, Jeff studied under Bob Kaufman and Bill Norine, he attended clinics given by Alan Dawson and was taken under by his mentor Lee Venters. Jeff was lucky enough to attend Berklee with an impressive cast of musicians like Branford Marsalis, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern and Jeff Watts, Kevin Eubanks, Dean Parks, Steve Vai, just to name a few.

While studying at Berklee, Jeff met and played in a band with Steve Vai and Baron Brown called “Winter”. This experience turned Jeff on to a wide world of music and rhythm which gave him valuable tools that he still carries with him today.

After his stay in Boston, Jeff moved to Atlanta in 1983. There he began gigging and teaching at the Atlanta Institute for Music and at a popular hang out for Atlanta drummers, Atlanta Drums and Percussion. Jeff spent time sitting in with local musicians and was introduced to Bruce Hampton through Dan Wall, a keyboardist that he had been playing with…..and that’s the rest of the story. It seemed too fitting that their first meeting took place at a wedding because not only was there a marriage there was a wedding of vast musical intention. Jeff then asked Oteil Burbridge and Jimmy Herring to sit in on this free willed musical band wagon and the Aquarium Rescue Unit was born.

In 1996, Jeff met up with Swedish-born bass extraordinaire Jonas Hellborg and the Memphis guitar monster Shawn Lane. This Trio did many Europoean tours as well as American tours. Jonas released 4 recordings of this band including “Temporal Analogues of Paradise”, a classic.

Jeff’s interest in bluegrass music led him to 3 years with “Leftover Salmon” where he gigged almost non stop! The recording “Nashville Sessions” was a high lite of that period having an opportunity to work with Randy and Earl Srcruggs, Bela Fleck, Waylon Jennings, Lucinda Williams, Taj Mahal, & Jerry Douglas among others.

Jeff took on his own creation known as the Zambiland Orchestra. This experimental big band featured Ricky Keller conducting members of Phish, Widespread Panic, Michael Ray and the Cosmic Crew, the Derek Trucks Band, the Fiji Mariners, MOE, Little Feat, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Warren Haynes, Stanton Moore, the Atlanta All-Stars, Little John, Sonny Emory Randy Honea, and many others.

The Zambiland Orchestra performed as a charity event for six years in a row every December just before Christmas at the Variety Playhouse as a benefit for Hospice and the food bank.

By the 4th year into it there where 83 players on stage being conducted by the great spirit Ricky Keller and Jeff. One invited guest was Matt Butler who was so inspired by this spirited event that he began his own version called the” Everyone Orchestra”.

Even more recently Jeff teamed up with long time friend and guitar maniac Jimmy Herring on a project known as Z, that’s Project Z to most. Together with fellow Atlantian producer/musician Ricky Keller and mega organ/keyboardist Oliver Wells, Project Z recorded a self titled debut album filled with juicy fusionisk tunes that gathered praise from all realms. Since then a second Project Z has been released as well as Jeff’s solo release “Timeless” featuring Paul Hanson, Derek Jones, Jason Crosby, Kofi Burbridge, Count ‘M Butu and Derek Trucks.

Currently Jeff is touring with Mike Seal and Taylor Lee as the “Jeff Sipe Trio”.
Mike Seal on guitar; Taylor Lee on bass.

Other Jeff Sipe releases include:
* the “Jeff Sipe Band” “Studio Live” with Mike Seal on guitar, Neal Fountain on bass and Matt Slocum on keys.
* “Art of the Jam” with a host of many great musicians
* Jeff Sipe, Paul Hanson & Jonas Hellborg

Neal Fountain: Hailing from the musical hotbed of Athens, GA, 32 year-old Neal Fountain has been playing professionally from the age of 14. Best known as a sideman to prominent local fixtures Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Fiji Mariners and drumming phenom Jeff Sipe (aka Apt Q258),  Neal’s name is on the short list of greater Atlanta’s finest musicians.  

Outside of Georgia, Neal remains a relative unknown, even after his band was named Local Jazz Outfit of the Year from Atlanta’s Creative Loafing Magazine and receiving very healthy reviews from allaboutjazz.com., jambands.com52ndStreet jazz, Bass Player, Bass Frontiers, and Relix Magazine.  

Brian Lopes:Bryan Lopes was raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts and grew up listening to rock, R&B and jazz greats including John Coltrane,Michael BreckerWayne ShorterDavid Sanborn and Cannonball Adderly. He won a national award at an early age for outstanding high school soloist and toured in the All-American Jazz Band.

After high school, Mr. Lopes was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music where he studied with saxophone great George Garzone and played in the school's first touring ensemble.  After spending time in New York, he moved to the Atlanta area and quickly became a pivotal contributor to a collective of improvisers drawing from roots steeped in jazz, bluegrass, southern jam band and funk.  Regular jam sessions, coordinated by drummer Jeff Sipe, included Count M'Butu on percussion, Jimmy Herring and Randy Honea on guitars, Ricky Keller and Neal Fountain on bass and Mr. Lopes on sax. These sessions led to collaborations including The Apartment Project, Megaphone Man and the latest incarnation The Bryan Lopes Trio including Jeff Sipe on drums and Neal Fountain on bass.  Mr. Lopes has worked with Chick CoreaFrank SinatraBob HopeNatalie ColeAretha FranklinRay CharlesStone Temple PilotsDon Henley and recorded for CNN, TBS, and TNT among others.

Mike Seal:Mike Seal is a Nashville-based musician and the current guitarist for the Jerry Douglas Band. Originally from Bridgewater, Virginia, he's played out of Tennessee and Georgia for the past ten years, touring and recording with a wide variety of bands including: The Jerry Douglas Band, The Black Lillies, Jeff Sipe Trio, The Jeff Coffin Mu-tet, Ike Stubblefield, Robinella, Larkin Poe, and the bluegrass group Mountain Soul. 

Mike has performed and recorded on many other projects as a guitarist, pianist and Dobro player. Jerry Douglas' latest album, 'What If', features his guitar work and composition skills. His background is primarily in jazz, but you will hear him performing a wide range of music spanning multiple genres. 

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Bird City Revolutionaries
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Bird City Revolutionaries

SATURDAY NIGHT! 12/15!!!!! THE BIRDS RETURN!!!! Bird City Returns to Elliott Street on Saturday December 15th with 2 packed sets of music. We will be debuting a new original to boot! Come out and celebrate with us!!! Join ESP for some true roots Reggae with Bird City. All original music with some deep covers of the classic root music. Sometimes outside on the big stage, sometimes in "the51" depending on weather.

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Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)
Dec
18
to Dec 19

Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)

The Tuesday Night Musician Jam at Elliott Street! Running for over a decade long now - featuring some of the MOST INCREDIBLE musicians on THE PLANET - ALWAYS BIG, ALWAYS AWESOME, and one of the longest running Musician Jam sessions in the South East. It gets groovy, then weird, then outrageous, then weird again. Always fun! Everyone is invited but musicians get the red carpet!

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Super Bowl LIII (2019) At Mercedes Benz Stadium
Feb
3
to Feb 4

Super Bowl LIII (2019) At Mercedes Benz Stadium

SAVE THE DATE! Super Bowl LIII will be played in the brand new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium provides easy, walkable access to all events, restaurants and hotels surrounding Super Bowl LIII.

Elliott Street Pub will be THE LOCAL for all events around this incredible sports event which brings the Superbowl back to Atlanta! Just steps from the Mercedes Benz Stadium, ESP is the closest neighborhood pub to all the exciting action!

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Atlanta United MLS Cup Game at the Mercedes Benz Stadium
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Atlanta United MLS Cup Game at the Mercedes Benz Stadium

Join us for the Atlanta United Game of the year. Atlanta United plays the Timberwolves for the MLS Cup finals at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Join us for the pre game fun and After Party Festivities!! Watch party and Creature Comforts Beer on draft too. We have heaters and a covered patio to keep you warm and hot sandwiches too!!

GO ATLANTA UNITED!!

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Sal Gentile Trio (Wednesday Night Jazz at Elliott Street)
Dec
5
8:00 PM20:00

Sal Gentile Trio (Wednesday Night Jazz at Elliott Street)

Join us with the legendary Sal Gentile Trio every first Wednesday of the month. {Wednesday night Jazz at ESP - Always Free, Always Fun!} Featuring Kinah Boto on drums. With his master jazz guitar skills, and amazing voice, Sal and his fellow musicians will entertain you all night with talent reminiscent of the greatest of greats!

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Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)
Dec
4
to Dec 5

Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)

The Tuesday Night Musician Jam at Elliott Street! Running for over a decade long now - featuring some of the MOST INCREDIBLE musicians on THE PLANET - ALWAYS BIG, ALWAYS AWESOME, and one of the longest running Musician Jam sessions in the South East. It gets groovy, then weird, then outrageous, then weird again. Always fun! Everyone is invited but musicians get the red carpet!

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SUNDAY FALCON FOOTBALL !!!  ATLANTA FALCONS VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

SUNDAY FALCON FOOTBALL !!! ATLANTA FALCONS VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS

ITS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IN ATLANTA!!

Join us for the another Home Game for our Atlanta Falcons.  Elliott Street Pub is always the place to pre and post game.  Mojo Dojo will be playing the pre party.

Enjoy the 12 tap draft bar and watch the game on the patio overlooking the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. 

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SEC Championship Game Alabama vs. Georgia
Dec
1
to Dec 2

SEC Championship Game Alabama vs. Georgia

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No. 1 Alabama throttled No. 3 LSU on Saturday night in Death Valley to claim the SEC West crown, and No. 6 Georgia handled No. 9 Kentucky to win its second straight SEC East title. As a result, the college football world will be treated to one of the most highly-anticipated rematches in the history of the sport. 

Alabama walked off a winner in January at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, toppling Georgia 26-23 in overtime to claim the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. In that game, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench for an ineffective Jalen Hurts and tossed three touchdown passes including the 41-yard strike to DeVonta Smith on second-and-26 on the Crimson Tide's second play in overtime. It was that night in Atlanta that the legend of Tua was born.

There was another quarterback in that game, though, and he will have revenge on his mind. Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm burned his redshirt in the first quarter of the first game of the season and led his team to the brink of college football's ultimate prize. Fromm went 16-of-32 passing for 232 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in that loss. With a full offseason as the unquestioned starter in Athens, 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions on the season, Fromm will be back and certainly won't be intimidated by the fearsome Crimson Tide defense.

Some of the names have changed, but the build-up and excitement for the rematch will remain the same. Get ready, college football. Live on CBS at 4 p.m. ET on Dec. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, you'll get a rematch unlike any the sport of college football has ever seen in the 2018 SEC Championship Game.

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Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)
Nov
27
to Nov 28

Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)

The Tuesday Night Musician Jam at Elliott Street! Running for over a decade long now - featuring some of the MOST INCREDIBLE musicians on THE PLANET - ALWAYS BIG, ALWAYS AWESOME, and one of the longest running Musician Jam sessions in the South East. It gets groovy, then weird, then outrageous, then weird again. Always fun! Everyone is invited but musicians get the red carpet!

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Bird City Revolutionaries (Pre and Post Atlanta United game Concert)
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

Bird City Revolutionaries (Pre and Post Atlanta United game Concert)

SATURDAY NIGHT! 6/16!!!!! THE BIRDS RETURN!!!! Bird City Returns to Elliott Street on Saturday 10/20 with 2 packed sets of music. We will be debuting a new original to boot! Come out and celebrate some warm weather with us!!! Join ESP for some true roots Reggae with Bird City. All original music with some deep covers of the classic root music. Sometimes outside on the big stage, sometimes in "the51" depending on weather.

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Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)
Nov
20
to Nov 21

Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)

The Tuesday Night Musician Jam at Elliott Street! Running for over a decade long now - featuring some of the MOST INCREDIBLE musicians on THE PLANET - ALWAYS BIG, ALWAYS AWESOME, and one of the longest running Musician Jam sessions in the South East. It gets groovy, then weird, then outrageous, then weird again. Always fun! Everyone is invited but musicians get the red carpet!

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Wren and the Wravens
Nov
16
9:00 PM21:00

Wren and the Wravens

Wren and the Wravens’ sound is an eclectic blend of retro soul, pop and R&B. With energy that is uniting and infectious, Wren and the Wravens’ music brings together people of all walks of life. Originally named Secondhand Swagger, Wren and the Wravens was formed in 2008 by Abby Wren (vocals) and Julian Scott (drums and vocals). Their sound was solidified with the inclusion of Tiffany Cherry White (keys and vocals), Rob Lane (guitar and vocals), and Robert Cordy (bass).

Wren and the Wravens, an Atlanta based band, has played numerous venues all along the eastern coast and has shared the stage with acts, such as Arrested Development, G. Love and Special Sauce, The S.O.S. Band and Trombone Shorty. The band also makes an effort to support their community. They donate their time and music talents to the Songs for Kids Foundation by performing in the 500 Songs for Kids concert series every year. They recently participated at the Green Room Camp for kids with Re-Imagine ATL. Wren and the Wravens loves their community and they love using music to unite it.  Wren and the Wravens is currently working on their first album under the new name. Stay tuned for updates and the release date.

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Chris Alpiar
Nov
15
9:00 PM21:00

Chris Alpiar

Christopher Kennedy Alpiar is an award-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer and media composer. His specialization as a performer is in the Jazz, free-Jazz and Avant-garde Jazz idioms, but he is "...in love with every form of music made by humans". As a writer, his expertise is in large orchestral compositions and Jazz large and small ensemble works, and with his background equally balanced in Jazz and orchestral music, he is considered a composer's composer, who not only can communicate emotion with every audience, but who also makes art from it.

Chris has been a Jazz saxophonist for over 25 years. As an instrumentalist and studio musician he has had the unique pleasure of recording as a sideman on hundreds of recording sessions and spent a significant amount of time touring Europe and South America. His experiences as a performer encompass every genre of music currently catalogued, including: Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop, Alternative Heavy Rock, R&B, Acid Jazz, Reggae, Souca, Calypso, Salsa, Merengue, Coumbia, Big Band, Grunge, Death Metal, Ska, Avant-Garde, and so many others. He has shared the stage with Jazz greats including Joe Lovano, Bob Meyer, Matt Pavolka, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Eliane Elias, Michelle Petrucciani, Will Lee, and many others.

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Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)
Nov
13
to Nov 14

Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)

The Tuesday Night Musician Jam at Elliott Street! Running for over a decade long now - featuring some of the MOST INCREDIBLE musicians on THE PLANET - ALWAYS BIG, ALWAYS AWESOME, and one of the longest running Musician Jam sessions in the South East. It gets groovy, then weird, then outrageous, then weird again. Always fun! Everyone is invited but musicians get the red carpet!

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Leah Calvert with Marlon Patton (Music at ESP)
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Leah Calvert with Marlon Patton (Music at ESP)

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Leah Calvert is many things, among them a singer-songwriter and in- demand Atlanta-area fiddler and vocalist. Over the years, she has shared the stage with award-winning artists including Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and renowned songwriter Radney Foster. In addition to her work as a solo artist, she is a member of Atlanta acts The Dappled Grays and John Driskell Hopkins Band (Grammy winner and founding/current member of Zac Brown Band).

Calvert’s work with The Dappled Grays has spanned over a decade, during which time the group has found an audience in the United States and beyond. In 2012, they penned music for and appeared in Clint Eastwood’s film Trouble with the Curve, and their album Doin’ My Job received critical acclaim and heavy rotation worldwide, charting on both Sirius and XM.

With her new record Satellite, Calvert moves into uncharted territory, articulating a sound that is wholly her own. Though the compositions and vocal stylings offer a humble nod to her acoustic bluegrass roots, the record is musically a departure from this sound. With co-producers Marlon Patton and Rick Lollar (of Atlanta rock outfit Weisshund) providing a refined rock backdrop, Calvert deftly maneuvers through forms and styles ranging from traditional ballads to blues.

With Satellite, Calvert launches the listener directly into space; the record soars, it orbits, transmitting complex information in a palatable form. Several themes emerge: the fear and alienation that exists within our current political climate, emotional detachment from reality, and keeping safe the things which are most precious to a person -- which for Calvert include her young daughter. “Having a child,” she says, “augments the weight of the world on your heart.” In the liner notes, she includes several lines from environmental activist Wendell Berry's "How to Be a Poet," lines which ultimately became the inspiration for the record. In the poem, Berry urges readers to “Live / a three-dimensioned life; / stay away from screens. / Stay away from anything / that obscures the place it is in.” Many of the songs on Satellite read like poems, demonstrating both a clarity of thought and an urgency which demands that the listener be present in this three-dimensioned life.

Born and raised in Georgia, Marlon Patton is an Atlanta-based drummer and music producer/engineer. Hailing from a long line of drummers dating back to his grandfather, Phil Patton who played in the Chicago big band circuit, Marlon keeps his schedule interesting and packed full of all types of music.  He is the first call for so many musicians not just because of his impeccable time, but because of the incredible musicality of what he delivers. He plays within a huge dynamic range, making him the perfect match for quiet piano jazz performances to hard- hitting rock gigs. He can play with everything from precision to reckless abandon and make it truly his own. He currently is a member of Kenosha KidWeisshundNelson PattonATL CollectiveThe Trey Wright Trio and The Mace Hibbard Quintet.

He has toured, performed and/or recorded with Jim White, Larkin Poe, Delta Moon, Lera Lynn, Liv Warfield, Lonnie Holley, Col. Bruce Hampton, Takana Miyamoto, John Patitucci, Lew Soloff, Bobby Shew, Rufus Reid, Marcus Printup, Kevin Bales, Wycliffe Gordon, TOKU and Russel Gunn.  He has recorded for labels such as Sony, Universal, RH Music, Yep Roc, Ropeadope plus many more independent releases.  His drumming has been in soundtracks on Adult Swim, ABC, and HBO. 

In the studio, Marlon has carved a name for himself in the Atlanta scene recording, mixing, and producing.  Some recent projects he's worked on are Jim White's Where It Hits You, Larkin Poe's Thick As Thieves, Daniel Clay's 10,000 Things, Kenosha Kid's Fahrenheit 451, ILL's Gotten Gains, and Blair Dunlop/Larkin Poe's Killing Time. 

Marlon plays C&C custom drums (http://www.candccustomdrums.com/).

For information on drumming, mixing, drum tracking, engineering and/or production rates and availability please contact me: marlonpatton at mac dot com

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Castleberry Hill Art Stroll (2nd Friday of Every Month) (ESP)
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll (2nd Friday of Every Month) (ESP)

Every Second Friday in Castleberry Hill is Art Stroll! Art, Music, Food, Drinks and so much more. Each stroll features different and fun events at Elliott Street Deli and Pub and throughout the Castleberry Hill neighborhood - `the art neighborhood'.

Iron Pours start back up in April and go throughout the Fall. Patrick Toup is building a new furnace over the winter and we should be up and burning metal by April Art Stroll. Keep checking and if you would like to show some support we have a bucket for donations and you can always buy scratch blocks in advance for the next pour.

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Ed Sheeran - 2018 North American Stadium Tour! (At Mercedes Benz Stadium)
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Ed Sheeran - 2018 North American Stadium Tour! (At Mercedes Benz Stadium)

Come hang with the crew at Elliott Street - the closest neighborhood pub to the new downtown Atlanta Mercedes Benz Stadium - pre and post these two days when global superstar and the 2016 Grammy Song of the Year award winner, Ed Sheeran, brings his North American Stadium Tour to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in one of the year’s biggest concerts. Enjoy a sandwich, and tasty cocktail and head to the show just steps away!

 

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Sal Gentile Trio (Wednesday Night Jazz at Elliott Street)
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Sal Gentile Trio (Wednesday Night Jazz at Elliott Street)

Join us with the legendary Sal Gentile Trio every first Wednesday of the month. {Wednesday night Jazz at ESP - Always Free, Always Fun!} Featuring Kinah Boto on drums. With his master jazz guitar skills, and amazing voice, Sal and his fellow musicians will entertain you all night with talent reminiscent of the greatest of greats!

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Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)
Nov
6
to Nov 7

Tuesday Night Musician's Jam (MUSIC AT ESP)

The Tuesday Night Musician Jam at Elliott Street! Running for over a decade long now - featuring some of the MOST INCREDIBLE musicians on THE PLANET - ALWAYS BIG, ALWAYS AWESOME, and one of the longest running Musician Jam sessions in the South East. It gets groovy, then weird, then outrageous, then weird again. Always fun! Everyone is invited but musicians get the red carpet!

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Dave Ellington Organ Duo
Nov
3
9:00 PM21:00

Dave Ellington Organ Duo

Growing up playing music, David Ellington studied the traditional classical fare that kids typically learn. But as adolescence hit and FM radio came into its own, David became attracted to all these other styles of music that he heard on the radio in the late 60’s/early 70’s - and everything changed. Throughout his teenage years, he played in garage bands and with friends, in school, and rocking’ church musicals; always trying to learn more of the music that he heard all around him. After graduating high school, he left his home town in Connecticut and moved to Boston. There he attended Berklee College of Music in the early 80’s, before moving to New Orleans in 1983.
Immersed in the extraordinary music scene in New Orleans, David worked and recorded with dozens of artists, including: ‘Walter Wolfman Washington’ - CD ‘Out of the Dark', The Wild Magnolias - CD ‘Life is a Carnival', Leigh ‘Lil’ Queen’ Harris - CD ‘Roy-G-Biv’, Troi Bechet - CD ‘Vo-Du Bleu’, Josh Paxton/Dave Ellington Trio, Los Vecinos, Rick Trolsen, the late greats; 
Marva Wright and Tommy RIdgely, among many others. David also created the group ‘Chevere’; a fiery afro-cuban jazz group. The CD recording by Chevere entitled, ‘Baila Mi Ritmo”, was chosen by Times Picayune music critic Keith Spera as not of the ‘Top 20 recordings of 2001. ‘Chevere’ played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival every year and always received a top tier ‘4 umbrella’ rating for their live performances at the Fest. David also had the good fortune to study with Ellis Marsalis while attending the 
University of New Orleans in the mid 90’s.

Since moving to Atlanta in 2005, David has been busy focusing on the Hammond organ with the ‘David Ellington Organ Trio’ and with numerous established Atlanta groups and leaders. Some are: ’The Dan Baraszu & David Ellington Group’ - CD ‘Organ Trio’, ‘The Rick Lollar Band’ - CD ‘Soulful Hang’, Will Scruggs’s “CC Booker 3rd” - CD ’CC Booker 3rd’, Dan Baraszu’s ‘Planet Zu’ - CD ‘In the Light of Day’, ‘The Karen Greene Quartet’ - CD in the works!, ’The Dan Coy Group’, The ‘Dave & Dave Duo’ w/David Freeman, ’Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo’, ‘The Yellow King’, Ken Gregory’s ‘Solid State’, ‘Kenyon Carter Group’ - and also accompanying jazz singers; Kayla Taylor, Laura Coyle, Gwen Hughes, and Karin Williams. 

Although his focus is on Hammond B3 Organ, David also performs an acoustic piano, as well as some very select vintage and modern keyboard gear: Vintage Vibe Electric Piano [custom Rhodes clone], Vintage Vibe Vibanet [custom D6 Clavinet clone], Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Mellotron, Vox Continental Organ, Farfisa Mini Compact Organ, Moog synthesizer, Korg SV1, and Nord Electro 5. 

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Atlanta United FC vs Toronto FC (AWAY MATCH - FINAL REGULAR SEASON MATCH)
Oct
28
4:30 PM16:30

Atlanta United FC vs Toronto FC (AWAY MATCH - FINAL REGULAR SEASON MATCH)

This will be the thirty-fourth match and the FINAL MATCH IN REGULAR SEASON PLAY for AU FC in their 2018 schedule for Atlanta's exciting new MLS team. Come hang with the ESP crowd at the closest bar to the MB Stadium and see what our beloved Atlanta United's got up their sleeve for 2018!  Open for business all day - kickoff time 4:30pm!

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Mike Walton "BMW"
Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

Mike Walton "BMW"

Mike Walton’s journey into music began at the age of 10 when he began playing alto saxophone. Inspired by the music he heard in the soundtracks of his favorite movies Mike joined the band in middle school. While he did enjoy being in the band, it wasn’t until his junior year in high school that he began to realize that he wanted to have a career in music. Also during his junior year, Mike began taking private lessons from educator and Jazz saxophonist, Kenyon Carter who introduced Mike to jazz music and other saxophonist who would become life long influences in his musical growth.

After high school, Mike attended Valdosta State University where he studied with Carey Brague. He also began studying writing and arranging from David Springfield. While in Valdosta, Mike began playing in the local bars sitting in with rock and funk groups before forming a fusion band with his friends. He gained much experience and began gigging in his third year at VSU including forming his own quartet and performing weekly at a local restaurant. Mike earned his bachelors degree in music performance in 2010.

After graduating from VSU, Mike Walton took time off from school to work on his playing and get more gigging experience. However, he found little opportunity in his home town and decided to enroll at Georgia State University for his masters degree in jazz studies. He continued to hone his skills under the direction of Mace Hibbard as well as Gordon Vernick and Kevin Bales. While attending GSU, Mike Walton had the opportunity to perform with internationally known artists Eddie Daniels, Donny McCaslin, Duffy Jackson and Joey Defrancesco. He also took great advantage of the local music scene in Atlanta regularly attending the weekly jam sessions and performances of local artists. Mike graduated with his masters May of 2014.

Mike Walton currently resides in Atlanta GA where he performs regularly with the Joe Gransden big band and Russell Gunn’s Blackhawk quintet as well as working on his own projects and writing original music. During is down time, Mike Walton enjoys being a geek. He is especially a huge fan of Star Wars and Star Trek. He also enjoys scale model building , reading a good book or watching documentaries. Most of all he enjoys spending time with his closest friends both human and Dog

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Lemon City Trio
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Lemon City Trio

Yet another “new” band made us sit up and listen as Lemon City Trio knocked out a great set that featured jazz, fusion, soul, and some really spacey shit as well. There was a tune called “Flying Free” from their EP, and the closing “Cliffs” was great space stuff.

Hailing from Miami, Florida, Lemon City Trio brings a fresh new taste to the contemporary moment of funk music, offering an impressive level of sophistication worthy of appreciation. The band honed its sound through monthly residencies at one of Miami’s best live music venues Lagniappe House and used the space as a platform to create a sound that is infectiously unique.

Lemon City refers to a historical area of Miami, where the band’s rehearsal studio is located in Little Haiti. It is also where the inspiration for the songwriting process takes place. With Brian Robertson on organ, Nick Tannura on guitar, and Aaron Glueckauf on drums, the trio brings the cultural influences of their surroundings and puts them forth in a smooth, boundless, self-created territory.

Lemon City Trio’s debut EP Welcome to the Neighborhood takes listeners on a journey through a wide variety of musical styles and diverse textures. From the hip-hop edge in “Jawn” to the laid-back New Orleans-influenced “Don’t Vibe Me (Billy),” the Lemon City Trio demonstrates their broad range of influences and taste in this record. It is a band born from the love of traditional organ trio music, that seeks to pick up the torch and take it to new places.

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