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Best Place to Hear Music For Free

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best Place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up: Centennial Olympic Park


265 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, 404-223-4412, centennialpark.com/

Best place to hear music for free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Runners-up
Tie
Piedmont Park
1071 Piedmont Ave., 404-876-4024, www.piedmontpark.org
and
Criminal Records
1154-A Euclid Ave., 404-215-9511, www.criminalatl.com

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Ah, we love those beans and beats. Want some music with that coffee concoction? The best place to hear music for free these days is at two very different, yet equally appealing, locations of AURORA COFFEE. A cool ’60s feel permeates the proceedings, no matter what sort of music is playing. Harkeningmore...
Ah, we love those beans and beats. Want some music with that coffee concoction? The best place to hear music for free these days is at two very different, yet equally appealing, locations of AURORA COFFEE. A cool ’60s feel permeates the proceedings, no matter what sort of music is playing. Harkening back to the days of bongos and finger-snapping beatniks, the audience usually pays rapt attention and the performers repay the respect in kind, with heartfelt, often unique versions of their repertoire. At the Little Five Points and Virginia-Highland locations, bands play acoustically, though there’s the occasional deviation from that norm. Either way, the air is filled with — sorry, we couldn’t resist — rhythm and brews. Drink it all in. less...

Best Place To Hear Music For Free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
A Cappella Books, Criminal Records, and The Five Spot
In America, freedom is the most valuable possession. And in Bush’s America, free is an equally prized, if far more elusive, commodity. By that reasoning, Little Five Points is like heaven/Rodeo Drive for fans of free music. Just wandering around, there are beats leaking and creeping from everymore...
In America, freedom is the most valuable possession. And in Bush’s America, free is an equally prized, if far more elusive, commodity. By that reasoning, Little Five Points is like heaven/Rodeo Drive for fans of free music. Just wandering around, there are beats leaking and creeping from every storefront, and plenty to sample at listening stations in Satellite Records. But we specifically celebrate A CAPPELLA BOOKS, CRIMINAL RECORDS and THE FIVE SPOT for supporting free live performances. At A Cappella, locals like Anna Kramer and Daniel Clay perform insurgent, experimental indie folk every Thursday from 8:30-10 p.m. Criminal hosts local and national touring acts like Jet By Day and Andrew WK both in store and in the parking lot for singing and signings. The Five Spot hosts a variety of acts, including funk, jazz and reggae and rarely charges a cover. less...

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