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Open Mic Nights at Earl Smith Strand Headline Week of Marietta Music

With July bringing musical heat to Marietta, the "Marietta Music Scene" keeps you cool and up-to-date.

With the metropolis of Atlanta to the south and numerous renowned musical venues peppered across the metro area, Marietta's music scene is often lost amid the din. But as any Marietta music lover knows, the local scene here remains vibrant and essential. Marietta Patch is here to help you navigate it.

1. The hosts its first Open Mic Night this Thursday; click here for details on how you can perform. On Friday, Angela Reign and her country/pop style will be on deck for "Brew with a View" at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., Blair Crimmins and The Hookers takes the stage with their unique version of swing/ragtime/jazz . Dust off Great-Grandma’s favorite hat, dress to impress and be ready to dance.

2. Wild Wing Marietta has Iron Mullet playing for the masses on Friday and Poor Otis on Saturday. Both of these local groups bring the people out with some great covers and a chance to be as silly as you wish and rock as hard as you can. Tuesdays also have live music from 9 p.m. to midnight.

3. Johnnie McCrackens fills the house with the music of AJ anDrew  & the Marietta Sound Machine. “The Crack“ always impresses with the choice of local talent they let in the door. Delicious food and beautiful servers with an eclectic clientele, all inside an historic building, make this a pub you must visit.

4. loves to entertain, and this weekend will be music by the Bryan Clark Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. This place has an intimate setting, and they love to fill it with the most amazing musicians they can. For Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, come out and enjoy acoustic music while people watching.

5. Whitlocks Bar and Grill brings the smooth jazz. Wednesday evening has Reggie Hines on Sax. Friday and Saturday nights on piano is Danny Staggs. Delicious music to eat and drink to.

Sher Hester July 07, 2011 at 11:44 PM
Sher Hester LIVE at a new place on Whitlock called Hamby's Clocktower Tavern ... Fri nite July 8 and every Sunday Night in July (18+)
Kim Koch July 08, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Marietta has a new place to enjoy local musicians. Hamby's Clocktower Tavern is just up the road from Marietta Square and offers delicious food and drink specials, and will soon have a non smoking side. Darrell Hamby is one of the owners and an Osborne Alumni. Sher Hester is kickstarting the music with performances every Sunday in July. Sher is also an Osborne Alumni, with deep roots in gospel, bluegrass, and country music. A manager of hers once told her "You do Trisha Yearwood better than Trisha does Trisha." Sher is also the vocal part of a band led by Police Chief of Austell, guitarist, Bob Starrett. They are known as "The Highway Band" and will be performing together on July 15th at Hamby's Clocktower Tavern. Ya'll come on down now, you hear !
Sher Hester July 08, 2011 at 04:32 PM
Thanks for the AD Kim!!! Now let's help Darrell and Cindy get their business off the ground! Let's make it standing room only!!!! just sayin' ... Peace Out and hope to see you all tonite AND Sunday nites in July ... Sherrie Jackson Hester, lead singer, The Highway Band and Sher Hester LIVE
Sherrie Jackson Hester July 12, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Make plans for Friday, JULY 15, Hamby's Clocktower Tavern is the place to be for great food/spirits/live entertainment ... The Highway Band will be performing then Sunday Night at 8pm is Sher Hester Live, lead singer of The Highway Band ... come on out and enjoy music from OUR generation ... 60's/70's/80's-pop/rock/dance and a little bit of country.

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