Yo La Tengo Headlines AJMF (Atlanta Jewish Music Festival) 5th Annual Spring Festival

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5 Events March 20-29, 2014: Opening Night (3/20), Shabbat Service (3/21), Family Day (3/23), Shabbat Experience (3/28) and Main Event (3/29)

Featuring Yo La Tengo, one of the most beloved and respected bands in America, at our 5th Annual Spring Festival is breaking new ground for AJMF

AJMF Spring Festival expands to 5 events, providing more opportunities for musicians and audiences to strengthen their connections to Atlanta’s Jewish community through the power of music.

“Featuring Yo La Tengo, one of the most beloved and respected bands in America, at our 5th Annual Spring Festival is breaking new ground for AJMF,” exclaimed Russell Gottschalk, Founder and Director of Atlanta Jewish Music Festival. “I’m equally excited about our teenage musicians performing at our festivities for the first time this year. We’ve fostered a supportive and growing network of talented, young, Jewish musicians here in Atlanta and our continued growth with the Spring Festival is offering more avenues for these future rock stars and others to connect to Atlanta’s Jewish culture and community.”

Festival Schedule:

Thursday, March 20, 2014 -- Opening Night
The 5th Annual AJMF begins with a celebration of Black and Jewish culture through the music of the Afro-Semitic Experience at Steve’s Live Music.
What: Opening Night ($12 one set or $18 both sets, 18+)
Featuring:Afro-Semitic Experience
When: Thursday March 20 (doors 6:30, music 7:30 and 9:30)
Where: Steve's Live Music (234 Hilderbrand Drive NE 30328)
FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION: http://www.steveslivemusic.com/ajmf-presents-afro-semitic-experience

Friday, March 21, 2014 – Shabbat Service
Following last year’s successful collaboration between Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Congregation Bet Haverim at AA, the spirit and ruach will head to CBH to celebrate sacred Jewish music through Kirtan chanting.
What: Shabbat Service (FREE, all ages)
Featuring: musicians from Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Congregation Bet Haverim
When: Friday, March 21 (service 7:30 PM)
Where: Congregation Bet Haverim (2676 Clairmont Rd NE 30329)

Sunday, March 23, 2014 – Family Day
Featuring headliner Josh Nelson Project, kids’ musician Miss Emily, teenage musicians and more, AJMF’s Family day is a great opportunity for toddlers to teens and their parents/grandparents to connect to Jewish music and each other.
What: Family Day ($5/person or $18/family, all ages)
Featuring: Josh Nelson Project, Boomfox, Miss Emily, JR Stein, Justin Goren, The Spoken Word, No Komment and more
When: Sunday, March 12 (10:30 AM doors, 11:00 AM music, ends 3:00 PM)
Where: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (5342 Tilly Mill Rd 30338)
FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION: http://showclix.com/event/AJMF5/

Friday, March 28, 2014 – Shabbat Experiences
Featuring Mikey Pauker and Rabbi Brian Glusman, these Shabbat Experiences will be the first sacred collaboration between AJMF and the MJCCA.
What: Shabbat Experience (FREE, all ages)
Featuring: Mikey Pauker and Rabbi Brian Glusman
When: Friday, March 28 (services at 5:30 and 7:00 PM)
Where: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (5342 Tilly Mill Rd 30338)

Saturday, March 29, 2014 – Main Event
Yo La Tengo, Mikey Pauker and Basya Schechter will highlight and close our 5th Annual Spring Festival.
What: Main Event ($25 advance, $30 door, 18+)
Featuring: Yo La Tengo, Mikey Pauker, Basya Schechter
When: Saturday, March 29
Where: Variety Playhouse (1099 Euclid Ave NE 30307)
FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION: http://www.variety-playhouse.com/event/yo-la-tengo/

AJMF would like to thank its presenting sponsors (The Marcus Foundation and Fulton County Arts and Culture) as well as its supporting sponsors (Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs) and the over 100 individuals, organizations and foundations that enable our work.

AJMF is the pre-eminent producer and promoter of Fresh Jewish Music experiences in Atlanta, providing opportunities for musicians and audiences to deepen their connections to Jewish music, culture and each other. AJMF’s fifth season (2013-14) will strengthen Atlanta’s Jewish community through its annual Spring Festival, artist residencies, open mic events, collaborative experiences and more.

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