Chastain Amphitheatre

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4469 Stella Dr

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This place has changed so much from what it used to be. I promised myself I would never go back here even if the tickets are free!
The traffic getting there is terrible, then trying to find a place to park is an absolute nightmare. There are police officers there directing traffic to park, but they have no clue as to what they are doing as they sent hundreds of cars down a small road to park, and we sat in this line for about 20 minutes only to find out that we have to turn around because the lot is full....and the officer still allowed cars to go down the road even when he knew the lot was full!
The bathrooms were run down and just plain gross. The food/beverages were WAY overpriced. ($11 for a beer!).
The seats are as uncomfortable as they can possibly get. People constantly chatted throughout the entire show. I have heard this is a problem there, so I'm not sure why an artist would want to play here unless Chastain gives them a huge percentage.
The music was great, but everything else ruined the entire evening. My opinion: not worth the headache or money...regardless of who is playing.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place has changed so much from what it used to be. I promised myself I would never go back here even if the tickets are free!
The traffic getting there is terrible, then trying to find a place to park is an absolute nightmare. There are police officers there directing traffic to park, but they have no clue as to what they are doing as they sent hundreds of cars down a small road to park, and we sat in this line for about 20 minutes only to find out that we have to turn around because the lot is full....and the officer still allowed cars to go down the road even when he knew the lot was full!
The bathrooms were run down and just plain gross. The food/beverages were WAY overpriced. ($11 for a beer!).
The seats are as uncomfortable as they can possibly get. People constantly chatted throughout the entire show. I have heard this is a problem there, so I'm not sure why an artist would want to play here unless Chastain gives them a huge percentage.
The music was great, but everything else ruined the entire evening. My opinion: not worth the headache or money...regardless of who is playing.

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The Good: It's a beautiful venue, set in a lovely park in a rather upscale high and fancy to-do area. The acoustics are absolutely fabulous! The sound is as clean and crisp as fresh, sun dried laundry! The setting is quite intimate, with about as much total seating as the covered portion of Verizon (formerly Blockbuster) in Charlotte, NC, or Lakewood just outside of Atlanta, GA. The parking is good.
The Bad: $104 ticket price w/surcharges included. I believe this is a mid-range price, so you can get cheaper tickets on the lawn, or higher up into the arena. But, it's a very small, very steep lawn with a large lovely fence between the lawn and the seats, just in case you didn't feel enough like you came from the wrong side of the fence before you realize where you're $60 tickets place you along the Chastain food chain. An extra $12 for parking, not what I was expecting in addition to the $104 ticket price for a seat a little less than ? way up into the theater, stage left. No variety whatsoever with pricey beverages
The Ugly: On our way in, we overhead two police officers at the entrance gate engaging in a conversation about how much they'd love to "bash {some guys} face in" (the guy was being a bit obnoxious, trying to finish his beer as opposed to dumping it out in the trash can, but nothing even remotely close to warrant having his face bashed in). Long story short, my husband and I wind up being ejected from the venue for taking pictures during the concert, which we were told we were allowed to do prior to entering. To compound the situation, I was also threatened with incarceration for copyright infringement on account of my illegal photo activty by a few trigger happy, high and mighty police officers.
Too many people in authority there who get their egos stroked by harrassing the fans. Total thumbs down - I will never go back!

1
★☆☆☆☆

The Good: It's a beautiful venue, set in a lovely park in a rather upscale high and fancy to-do area. The acoustics are absolutely fabulous! The sound is as clean and crisp as fresh, sun dried laundry! The setting is quite intimate, with about as much total seating as the covered portion of Verizon (formerly Blockbuster) in Charlotte, NC, or Lakewood just outside of Atlanta, GA. The parking is good.
The Bad: $104 ticket price w/surcharges included. I believe this is a mid-range price, so you can get cheaper tickets on the lawn, or higher up into the arena. But, it's a very small, very steep lawn with a large lovely fence between the lawn and the seats, just in case you didn't feel enough like you came from the wrong side of the fence before you realize where you're $60 tickets place you along the Chastain food chain. An extra $12 for parking, not what I was expecting in addition to the $104 ticket price for a seat a little less than ? way up into the theater, stage left. No variety whatsoever with pricey beverages
The Ugly: On our way in, we overhead two police officers at the entrance gate engaging in a conversation about how much they'd love to "bash {some guys} face in" (the guy was being a bit obnoxious, trying to finish his beer as opposed to dumping it out in the trash can, but nothing even remotely close to warrant having his face bashed in). Long story short, my husband and I wind up being ejected from the venue for taking pictures during the concert, which we were told we were allowed to do prior to entering. To compound the situation, I was also threatened with incarceration for copyright infringement on account of my illegal photo activty by a few trigger happy, high and mighty police officers.
Too many people in authority there who get their egos stroked by harrassing the fans. Total thumbs down - I will never go back!

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Dude, if you want good, loud music, Verizon amph in Alpharetta is the place to go. Just opened in May, it is state of the art for music. There will be no "tea party" at this venue because the music is so loud that you can't talk to the person next to you and be heard.

This is the way concerts should be. Saw the Eagles and Stevie Nicks, both fantastic shows. Alan Jackson is supposed to be there later this summer.

4
★★★★☆

Dude, if you want good, loud music, Verizon amph in Alpharetta is the place to go. Just opened in May, it is state of the art for music. There will be no "tea party" at this venue because the music is so loud that you can't talk to the person next to you and be heard.

This is the way concerts should be. Saw the Eagles and Stevie Nicks, both fantastic shows. Alan Jackson is supposed to be there later this summer.

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I went to see Steppenwolf and Deep Purple a couple of months ago and was very disappointed! The sound was so low I could barely hear it from the box seats! It is not a good venue for a rock concert! The snobby people in the crowd were very disappointing even to the point where Ian Gillian from Deep Purple asked if it was a tea party! The fact that this is an outdoor venue with no place to smoke is also very disappointing! I wanted to go to the Riders on the Storm show but changed my mind remembering all those unpleasant things. You feel like a idiot here if you stand up and clap! It is a nice venue but is mismanaged and even the workers or volunteers are rude! Go see an orchestra here but stay away for a rock show. Your wasting your money because you can't hear it!

2
★★☆☆☆

I went to see Steppenwolf and Deep Purple a couple of months ago and was very disappointed! The sound was so low I could barely hear it from the box seats! It is not a good venue for a rock concert! The snobby people in the crowd were very disappointing even to the point where Ian Gillian from Deep Purple asked if it was a tea party! The fact that this is an outdoor venue with no place to smoke is also very disappointing! I wanted to go to the Riders on the Storm show but changed my mind remembering all those unpleasant things. You feel like a idiot here if you stand up and clap! It is a nice venue but is mismanaged and even the workers or volunteers are rude! Go see an orchestra here but stay away for a rock show. Your wasting your money because you can't hear it!

Pros: coolers and own food

Cons: snobby attitudes

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Went to see ZZ TOP.Band was great,just not at this place.People hear are too snobby.Nobody would stand and have a good time.They must have an ordiance for that too.Who ever heard of a noise ordinance and curfew for concert venue.Will never go back.Would not recomend unless you enjoy snobby people with wine and cheese and candles!

1
★☆☆☆☆

Went to see ZZ TOP.Band was great,just not at this place.People hear are too snobby.Nobody would stand and have a good time.They must have an ordiance for that too.Who ever heard of a noise ordinance and curfew for concert venue.Will never go back.Would not recomend unless you enjoy snobby people with wine and cheese and candles!

Pros: coolers

Cons: everything else

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My wife and I saw Santana at chastain 9 30 06.THE SHOW WAS GREAT!Parking was about what we expected.If you've never seen Santana,and have the oppurnity to do so,please do.Carlos is one of the best guitarist/artist/performers EVER!Not to mention one of the most loving,sincere,optimistic souls on this earth. Now---Chastain needs to do more than "lip service" for the handicapped.True there are quite a few handicap parking spaces at the entrance, but they were all takem by vehicles without handicap liscence plates or permits of ANY kind.I guess their needs exceed those of my wife who is in a chair.But, all things considered,Santana was well worth the effort and then some.

4
★★★★☆

My wife and I saw Santana at chastain 9 30 06.THE SHOW WAS GREAT!Parking was about what we expected.If you've never seen Santana,and have the oppurnity to do so,please do.Carlos is one of the best guitarist/artist/performers EVER!Not to mention one of the most loving,sincere,optimistic souls on this earth. Now---Chastain needs to do more than "lip service" for the handicapped.True there are quite a few handicap parking spaces at the entrance, but they were all takem by vehicles without handicap liscence plates or permits of ANY kind.I guess their needs exceed those of my wife who is in a chair.But, all things considered,Santana was well worth the effort and then some.

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We traveled 5 hours to see Def Leppard/Journey this past week. We attend many concerts throughout the year and decided to try Chastain Park because of the beautiful setting and good reviews. While I agree, this is a beautiful concert venue, the parking was terrible (almost to the point of being dangerous), the lines to get a water were hundreds deep and most importantly, we feel like we wasted our money because unless you get 20 feet from the stage, you cannot hear the band because of the noise ordinance. Maybe this is a good venue for the symphony and such, but we came home very unsatisfied and were lucky enough to get seats at another outdoor venue and saw this concert again two days later. What a difference, we could actually hear the guitar solos and the upper register of the lead singers and we couldn't hear the fellow concert goers talking around us. I do not recommend this venue for any kind of rock or pop concert.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We traveled 5 hours to see Def Leppard/Journey this past week. We attend many concerts throughout the year and decided to try Chastain Park because of the beautiful setting and good reviews. While I agree, this is a beautiful concert venue, the parking was terrible (almost to the point of being dangerous), the lines to get a water were hundreds deep and most importantly, we feel like we wasted our money because unless you get 20 feet from the stage, you cannot hear the band because of the noise ordinance. Maybe this is a good venue for the symphony and such, but we came home very unsatisfied and were lucky enough to get seats at another outdoor venue and saw this concert again two days later. What a difference, we could actually hear the guitar solos and the upper register of the lead singers and we couldn't hear the fellow concert goers talking around us. I do not recommend this venue for any kind of rock or pop concert.

Pros: ambience

Cons: noise restrictions, parking, concessions

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Took in Ringo + his all Starr band 8-13-03....had the time of my life....seats (albeit, folding chairs) 15' from the stage....plenty + good assortment of food + drink (not that expensive either)....wonderful crowd (young + older, all who really knew how to enjoy the venue by bringing in their own food + drink)....beutiful setting....and last but not least the greatest show in the world (ok, 1/4 of it) Ringo, nuff said.

5
★★★★★

Took in Ringo + his all Starr band 8-13-03....had the time of my life....seats (albeit, folding chairs) 15' from the stage....plenty + good assortment of food + drink (not that expensive either)....wonderful crowd (young + older, all who really knew how to enjoy the venue by bringing in their own food + drink)....beutiful setting....and last but not least the greatest show in the world (ok, 1/4 of it) Ringo, nuff said.

Pros: prices, sound, area

Cons: folding chairs

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If you want to have a picnic with music why not hire a bar band. This is no place to listen to a serious musician because of all the snobs talking all around you. Nobody really pays much attention to the artist. With the new noise restictions mandated by the neighbors you are not going to be able to hear at all.

1
★☆☆☆☆

If you want to have a picnic with music why not hire a bar band. This is no place to listen to a serious musician because of all the snobs talking all around you. Nobody really pays much attention to the artist. With the new noise restictions mandated by the neighbors you are not going to be able to hear at all.

Pros: outdoors, good for dates

Cons: disrepectful, loud, snobbish

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Chastain park is to Atlanta what a fine wine is to a wonderful meal.... a supreme compliment. I found the atmosphere and overall set-up to be even more than I had anticipated. Yes, there is a bit of hushed chitchat during the shows, but it only reflects the laid-back "comfortable" relaxation you will feel as soon as the evening starts there. It's no Music Midtown... and that's quite a relief.

5
★★★★★

Chastain park is to Atlanta what a fine wine is to a wonderful meal.... a supreme compliment. I found the atmosphere and overall set-up to be even more than I had anticipated. Yes, there is a bit of hushed chitchat during the shows, but it only reflects the laid-back "comfortable" relaxation you will feel as soon as the evening starts there. It's no Music Midtown... and that's quite a relief.

Pros: beautiful surrounding, great sound, great talent

Cons: traffic, traffic, traffic

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I have had so many fun times here from seeing Diana Ross right in front of my face to dancing to Lenny Kravitz. Chastain is a very small, romantic, intimite experience. Highly recommended for new couples and 1st or 2nd dates.

5
★★★★★

I have had so many fun times here from seeing Diana Ross right in front of my face to dancing to Lenny Kravitz. Chastain is a very small, romantic, intimite experience. Highly recommended for new couples and 1st or 2nd dates.

Pros: Bring your own dinner, Outside, Small and intimate

Cons: Chance of Rain, Usually Crowded, Very little parking

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This place is perfect for romance on a nice summer night. If it rains, all h*ll breaks loose!!! Make sure you try to go to an event on a night when there is no chance or a very small chance for rain. There is no shelter for anyone but the performers. Also, try to get seats as close as possible; it's worth it. Oh, get there early for a decent parking space.

4
★★★★☆

This place is perfect for romance on a nice summer night. If it rains, all h*ll breaks loose!!! Make sure you try to go to an event on a night when there is no chance or a very small chance for rain. There is no shelter for anyone but the performers. Also, try to get seats as close as possible; it's worth it. Oh, get there early for a decent parking space.

Pros: romantic at night, take your own food

Cons: no shelter for rain, terrible parking, hard seats

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I've always enjoyed Chastain and had a great experience each time I've been there. It's true that it can get a litte chatty around you, but you just need to expect that going to the show.

5
★★★★★

I've always enjoyed Chastain and had a great experience each time I've been there. It's true that it can get a litte chatty around you, but you just need to expect that going to the show.

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Chastain is a unique and fun Atlanta experience - you just have to go in with the right mindset. The total experiece of Chastain is the fun. This certainly isn't the place to go if you're looking to hear every lyric from your favorite performer. But, it can be an excellent way to see a show in a fun & relaxed atmosphere.

4
★★★★☆

Chastain is a unique and fun Atlanta experience - you just have to go in with the right mindset. The total experiece of Chastain is the fun. This certainly isn't the place to go if you're looking to hear every lyric from your favorite performer. But, it can be an excellent way to see a show in a fun & relaxed atmosphere.

Pros: Fun, Intown, Outdoor

Cons: not luxurious

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I have been twice this year, the first was nice and classic Chastian. The second, about 2 weeks ago we get to the gate to find NO COOLERS! At chastiain? with nothing mentioned on the ads or the tickets about it. So after stocking and packing for the "experience" We got to lug a cooler back to the car and pay up $18 for a single drink. They did sell food but not much selection and it ran out fast! To this day I have never heard any explination as to why. I guess I sshould call ahead and ask? Goin gto call 6 flags and ask if they still have rides before we chance that one.

2
★★☆☆☆

I have been twice this year, the first was nice and classic Chastian. The second, about 2 weeks ago we get to the gate to find NO COOLERS! At chastiain? with nothing mentioned on the ads or the tickets about it. So after stocking and packing for the "experience" We got to lug a cooler back to the car and pay up $18 for a single drink. They did sell food but not much selection and it ran out fast! To this day I have never heard any explination as to why. I guess I sshould call ahead and ask? Goin gto call 6 flags and ask if they still have rides before we chance that one.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: poor management

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