Futurebirds take the stage at the annual Tunes from the Tombs music festival on Saturday, June 8 at Atlanta’s historic Oakland Cemetery. In its ninth year, Tunes from the Tombs has grown to become one of the city’s most popular festivals and a distinctive Atlanta tradition.
“This year’s lineup is stellar, and Tunes from the Tombs promises to be a fun family day out in the most unique venue in Atlanta,” says Richard Harker, director of programming at Historic Oakland Foundation.
“With great local and regional music, an artist market, mini-tours of the cemetery, food trucks, and much more, Tunes from the Tombs 2019 will be a fantastic way to celebrate the summer here at Oakland Cemetery.”
Futurebirds’ debut album was released in 2010. Since then, The band from Athens, Ga. has played shows across the country ranging in size from music festivals to intimate living room sets and released two more albums, Baby Yaga and Hotel Parties. Their fourth record is set to be released soon.
Tunes from the Tombs 2019 will be a fantastic way to celebrate the summer here at Oakland Cemetery.
Describing their sound as “a cross of country psychedelia and 90s alternative,” Futurebirds say their music has been influenced by songs from The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Radiohead, Pavement, and others.
Futurebirds head up a lineup filled with southeastern and Georgia-based musicians, including Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, The Artisanals, The Haraway Brothers, She Returns From War, Kylie Odetta, and others. In addition to homegrown musicians, Tunes from the Tombs 2019 will feature bites from Atlanta’s favorite food trucks, Georgia craft beers, and a local artists’ market. Tunes from the Tombs is the perfect family-friendly way to spend a summer day at an unbeatable price.
Tunes from the Tombs runs from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and gates open at noon. Advance tickets for both general admission and Rock in Peace (RIP) packages are on sale now at Freshtix.com. RIP ticketholders receive access to a private VIP area next to the Mainstage, three drink tickets, and a gift pack including a commemorative tee, limited-edition poster, a koozie, free parking, and free shuttle transport within the cemetery.
All proceeds from Tunes from the Tombs benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s preservation efforts for Oakland Cemetery.
photo credit: Angelina Castillo