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THURSDAY | 12/31/2020 | 21+

Doors Open at 730 pm, 10PM



Join us on Thursday December 31st as Southern Roots presents Departure: The Journey Tribute Band

Departure: The Journey Tribute
After 8 years together, DEPARTURE has become the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group. The five band members have been together from the beginning and have developed an amazing on-stage chemistry. These veteran musicians pride themselves on giving their audience an incredible high-energy, qualitative stage show from start to finish. Featured lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and on-stage movements, exactly. DEPARTURE also highlights the early Journey years, when Gregg Rolie was lead singer, featuring Joel Hayes on keys and lead vocals. In 2009, Joel was named “Best Keyboardist in Atlanta” for his work representing Jonathan Cain and Gregg Rolie. DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves. They can perform for 2 hours straight without a break to give the audience the true concert experience. Their performance is professional and highly engaging for their audience. Everything heard during their performance is live with no pre-recorded tracks used. DEPARTURE was voted “Best Local Entertainer” for 2011, 2012 and 2014 by Gwinnett Magazine. Performing approximately one-hundred shows annually, DEPARTURE brings the very best of Journey.

Doors open at 6 PM and the performance starts at 10 PM.

FRIDAY | 01/01/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 8pm


A local country cover artist that that you don't want to miss! 

SATURDAY | 01/02/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 9pm


Join us on Saturday, January 2nd as Southern Roots presents

BBC | Baker Berry Clark (Starts at 9 pm)
Introducing B.B.C., BAKER?BERRY ?CLARK. A brand new powerhouse musical outfit comprised of well known southeastern “A Circuit” performers; Tony Baker mgr Mock of Ages, Wrocksnake, Rockforce, Lazy Bonez (guitar/vocals), Curtis Clark owner/bassist at Metalsome , vocalist at Wrocksnake (bass/vocals), and Brad Berry of Mock of Ages, Metalsome, Rubins Bell (drums/vocals). These seasoned professionals perform a compelling repertoire of material delivered via an energetic, engaging and fun stage show. Every song has been carefully chosen to keep audiences enthralled and dance floors full, it is no wonder they have garnered such a legion of loyal followers.

Doors open at 6PM and the performance starts at 9 PM.


THURSDAY | 01/07/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 7:30PM


Nathan Morgan is back to brighten up your Thursday with his beautiful voice! Free show 21+

FRIDAY | 01/08/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 9pm


Join us on Friday January 8th as Southern Roots presents

Pandora's Box: The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute
What really stands out about this amazing tribute to Aerosmith, is that it sounds so authentic and has such a powerful energy onstage. It’s no wonder though, when you dig a little deeper into this brotherhood of musicians. All of these guys, (while spending time in other bands) have known each and played together for many years. Most notably, guitarist and backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn has played with doubleDrive, Dark New Day, Seether (where he was a co-writer of their hit, “Country Song”) and is a current member of the internationally known band Evanescence. But when he’s not recording or on tour with Evanescence, he chooses to play guitar in Pandora’s Box! Guitarist Steve Taylor and lead vocalist Nathan Utz started working together back in 1990 with Sony Records artist, The Blonz, and toured with bands such as Dokken, Poison and Mother’s Finest, just to name a few. The Blonz released the single “Last Call for Alcohol” that made it onto the Billboard charts! Nathan and Steve have been working together ever since and their long career together makes for the same intense and entertaining chemistry onstage that Steven Tyler and Joe Perry share! That chemistry along with Nathan’s uncanny resemblance to Steven Tyler’s voice and appearance, will transport you to the front of the stage at an Aerosmith show!!! The band is rounded out by drummer Michael Foreman and Bassist Trent Horne who hooked up with the band through mutual acquaintances and friendships with Steve, Nathan and Troy. Having worked in and around the Atlanta music scene for many years and on stages all over the country, Michael and Trent bring the positive energy, talent and experience to complete this Aerosmith experience! A strong professionally minded group by day and a stage overflowing with musicianship, showmanship and friendship by night, Pandora’s Box is on a mission to rise to the very pinnacle of the tribute band world in record time!!!!!

Doors open at 6 PM and the performance starts at 9 PM. 21+

SATURDAY | 01/09/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 9pm


CHEAP SUNGLASSES: ZZ Top Tribute from Atlanta Ga. formed in June 2018

Band Members are:
Kris Ritchie lead guitar & lead vocals.
Jerry Tew on bass guitar & vocals.
Doug Easterly on drums & vocals.

Kris lives in Gainesville, Florida. Very talented painter/artist when not doing session works with multiple bands.
Kris cut his teeth on ZZ Top growing up and his performance will blow you away.

Jerry has played professional bass for several different bands cover & original and had varying success over the last 30 years.
Jerry is also originally from Gainesville and grew up playing in multiple bands with Kris on lead guitar & vocals. So this tribute band was a bit of a reunion for them.

Doug has been a acoustic singer songwriter for 20+ years before forming CHEAP SUNGLASSES and returning to the drums, his first love and passion.

The band is extremely excited to bring their love for ZZ TOP to every new venue possible in 2021 and beyond and can’t wait to meet everyone at the show.

Come hear and see our ZZ chops!
This Texas rock train is pulling into your town so give us all your lovin and we’ll give it right back. Have mercy!


THURSDAY | 1/14/2021| 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 7:30pm


Join us Thursday to see Kristin Tinsley, a local acoustic artist

FRIDAY | 1/15/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 8pm



SATURDAY | 1/16/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 9pm

The AC/DC Experience

Join us on Saturday, January 16th as Southern Roots presents

Back N Black The AC/DC Experience

A non stop, 2 hour adrenaline rush!
This nationally touring outfit deliver the goods with a set list that spans 4 decades!

All the favorites from Back In Black, Highway To Hell, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, For Those About To Rock We Salute You, Black Ice and more.


Come out and have a real good time with us on Saturday Jan 18th.  The show starts at 9 PM


Doors open at 6PM and the performance starts at 9 PM.


THURSDAY | 1/21/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 7:30pm


Local acoustic artist Thursday night 21+ Free Show

FRIDAY | 1/22/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 9pm


Join us Friday January 22, 2021 Smokey Jones and The 3 Dollar Pistols are not your average country band. They are swash buckling, bull riding, bar fighting, honky tonk legends. Far bigger in their own mind than in reality, the Jones boys pay an honest tribute to classic country and honky tonk music. Its about the show, its about the experience. Its about being entertained through country music with a twinge of comedy. Its about the supreme musicianship these guys have established through decades of studying the greats. One of the few bands left with pedal steel and twangy guitars, they will take you on a ride through decades of country sounds. Two stepping, line dancing, beer drinking country music is this band's specialty, a show not to be missed.

SATURDAY | 1/23/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 9pm


 The Ultimate Aldean Tribute Experience

The Nation's #1 Jason Aldean Tribute Artist

With hundreds of concerts under his belt, Greg West, a tribute to Jason Aldean, has had an amazing first 5 years performing nationally from coast to coast for cheering crowds, some of up to 6,500 fans.

The highlight of Greg’s career was on November 6th, 2018 when he performed at Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Kitchen and Bar located downtown Nashville. This was an amazing collaboration between TC Restaurants and Hello Nashville to bring the tribute to the corporate event that had 2000 attendees. The band made history that night. Not only did the band perform a full show at the venue but the Ultimate Aldean Experience is the first tribute to ever perform downtown Nashville at a current country artist’s establishment.

Greg West, has won multiple radio contests, landing him prizes including, "Best Look Alike" and even a Grand Prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to attend the 2016 ACM Awards. This was an exciting event for Greg because this was the first year Jason Aldean received the Entertainer of the Year award.

Though most careers of tribute artists end in Las Vegas, Greg's career performing the Ultimate Aldean Experience began in Las Vegas. In 2013, the Greg West starred in the show "Country Superstars" located on the Vegas strip. From there his career has soared, Greg has done several television interviews, played guitar for country artist James Otto, performed at corporate events, state fairs, casinos and many other venues.

Greg held a 2-month residency at Harrah's Casino in Reno, a 2-week residency in Harrah's Casino Laughlin, and has opened for the country act Lone Star performing with a couple friends that pay tribute to Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney.

By far, the accolades from Live Nation recognizing Greg West "The World's Greatest Tribute to Jason Aldean", has fueled Greg to continue to work hard and strive to stay true and authentic to Jason Aldean's music, for many years to come

Doors open at 6 PM and the performance starts at 9 PM.

THURSDAY | 1/28/2021| 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 7:30pm


Scott Little is back Thursday. He is a local, talented acoustic artist FREE SHOW 21+

FRIDAY | 1/29/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 8pm


Nathan Morgan is returning with his band. They are local and very talented 21+ $5 cover

SATURDAY | 1/30/2021 | 21+

Doors Open at 6pm, Show at 9pm



Alice in Chains Tribute Grind has toured throughout the US and abroad since 2011 earning great reviews for their authentic look, sound and presentation. Lead singer Gary Allen was invited and performed in Seattle For the annual Layne Staley Memorial by Nancy McCallum, Layne’s Mother. Grind have appeared or headlined at The Orange Peel Asheville, The Agora Cleveland, Sunset Strip, Las Vegas, Seattle, Alabama's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Speaking Rock El Paso, Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, Fl,  Honduras and beyond. Also, Several House of Blues locations, casinos, festivals and theaters and multiple dates on Performing all the hits you'd expect and many deep cuts that are sure to take you back to the 90's and the peak of the grunge era. Based in South Carolina. A two hour experience. 




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15 Griffin Street McDonough, Georgia 30252

Phone: 678-759-0131