When ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT does a home show, everyone needs to come on out!
Historic Oakland Foundation announces Arrested Development to headlineTunes from the Tombs, the Hip hop collective brings “a whole lot of souls” to Oakland Cemetery’s annual music festival!
ATLANTA – This summer, history meets hip hop at Historic Oakland Foundation’s sixth annual Tunes from the Tombs, with two-time Grammy Award winning Arrested Development headlining the daylong music festival.
On Saturday, June 18, Arrested Development caps off a day of music and spirits benefitting HOF’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s oldest municipal burial ground. Voted “Atlanta’s Best Outdoor Fandango” in Creative Loafing’s 2015 “Best of Atlanta” issue, Tunes from the Tombs has grown to become one of the city’s largest festivals and a uniquely Atlanta tradition.
“This is by far one of the most exciting and unique festivals we’ve ever had the pleasure of rocking. We can’t wait!” said Speech Thomas, frontman of Arrested Development.
Formed in 1987, Arrested Development is renowned for chart-topping hits including “Tennessee,” “Mr. Wendal,” and “People Everyday.” The group’s many accolades include: two MTV Award wins in 1993; being named one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all-time by VH1; and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voting the single “Tennessee” one of the “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.” The group was also one of the first hip hop acts to perform backed by a live band.
Tunes from the Tombs attendees will enjoy a homecoming of sorts for the Atlanta-based band, who has toured worldwide for over 25 years. They take the stage in support of their recently-released seventh and eighth albums, Changing the Narrative and This Was Never Home, respectively. Arrested Development will command the MailChimp main stage, performing classic favorites and more recent hits like “I Don’t See You at the Club”.
Last year’s Tunes from the Tombs marked the first time in the festival’s history that all acts hailed from the Atlanta area, a tradition that continues this year. The full Tunes from the Tunes lineup will be announced in coming weeks, with over a dozen bands performing on two stages and busking throughout the cemetery.
“With their musical messages promoting unity, consciousness, and celebration of life, Arrested Development is the perfect act to celebrate the spirit of Oakland Cemetery,” said Mary Woodlan, director of special events at HOF.
Advance ticketing for both general admission and Rock in Peace (RIP) packages go on sale Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at TicketAlternative. RIP ticket
holders receive: exclusive access to the Tunes from the Tombs hospitality suite, which features complimentary food, air conditioning, and access to indoor restrooms; a 2016 Tunes from the Tombs T-shirt and poster; free parking; two drink vouchers good for beer, wine, or soft drinks; complimentary shuttle transport to stage areas; and exclusive access to stage-adjacent restrooms.
Advance general admission tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children aged 4-12 (plus fees). RIP tickets are $100 (plus fees) and available in advance only. Tickets at the gate are $30 for adults and $25 for kids aged 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. The festival runs from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with gates opening at noon.
Tunes from the Tombs is sponsored by MailChimp, Red Brick Brewing Company, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, Creative Loafing, Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House, Doc Chey’s Noodle House, and Republic Social House. For more information, visit www.oaklandcemetery.com.
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About Historic Oakland Foundation: Founded in 1850, Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery spans 48 acres of gardens, wildlife and sculpture. Oakland is the final resting place for 70,000 people, including author Margaret Mitchell, 27 Atlanta mayors, six former governors, Civil War generals and soldiers, and thousands of unmarked graves. Oakland Cemetery offers critical green space for recreation and serves as a cultural resource for lifelong learners who come to study history, art, architecture, archaeology, horticulture, photography and more. Working in partnership with the City of Atlanta, Historic Oakland Foundation works to preserve, restore, enhance and share Oakland Cemetery. Visit www.oaklandcemetery.com for more details.