SweetWater Brewing Company’s 27th Anniversary Party; Earthgang, Maddy O’Neal, Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country
CRITIC’S PICK: Although I don’t talk beer in my CL hip-hop coverage, there is actually a stronger connection between those local scenes than you might think. For several years, Atlanta transplants and Southern hip-hop legends Nappy Roots have been killing the beer game at their Castleberry Hill brewery, Atlantucky, and several local artists — from Grip to Killer Mike — have teamed up with local breweries for collab brews. This month, the city’s beer and hip-hop communities strengthen their ties even more because famed southwest Atlanta rap duo EarthGang is headlining Sweetwater Brewery’s 27th anniversary party. The pair — which consists of emcees WowGr8 and Olu — is fresh off the release of their fall 2023 EP, RIP Human Art, and they have already promised fans additional new music in the new year. Push up to the Sweetwater Brewery Taproom to experience EarthGang’s first concert of 2024, and stick around for the brews and bites. VIP tickets available. — Joshua Robinson
CRITIC’S PICK: Earthgang, Maddy O’Neal, and six-string jam whiz-kid Daniel Donato headline this annual hippie heavy event celebrating all things beer (as long as it’s Sweetwater). Chilly? Sure, but the stage is inside their warehouse, so no worries. The fleet fingered country/Dead-influenced Donato, touring behind his striking new Reflector release, is well worth seeing ... and the beer is top notch.— Hal Horowitz
From the venue:
Join SweetWater Brewing as it celebrates its 27th Anniversary party with a fusion of beats, bass and twang headlined by Atlanta’s own EarthGang.
The all-day extravaganza will also feature performances by Maddy O’Neal and Daniel Donato’s Cosmic County at its Armour Yards brewery, which will be transformed into an intimate venue for the celebration. The brewery is also excited to share some special new beers, including unique takes on SweetWater’s flagship 420 series, along with limited edition anniversary beers brewed specifically for the party.
Tickets can be purchased now at the official concert website. General Admission is $50 with a $45 Early Bird option. For the ultimate experience, the Super Heady VIP package for $80 includes two beers, exclusive access to VIP areas, private restrooms and bars, and unlimited re-entry.