Everything About Music In Atlanta

Local music shops Atlanta buy drums guitars in your area

We hope that all of you that found our post are ready to go on a deep dive into everything about music in Atlanta. Of course this is a really broad topic but we will do our best to share as much info as possible while still getting you out of here quick.

Kicking things off will be a list of the best musical instrument stores in your area. There will even be separate lists for where to buy guitars and the top drum shops in town and while some may quibble about which store should go in which list we will do our best to get things sorted out for you.

Where to get a broken instrument repaired will follow that up. There are many repair companies that can tune a piano, repair a guitar, or work on all varieties of band instruments.

Once all the instrument talk is out of the way we will pivot to local music classes and lessons for kids or adults before moving on to stores for music lovers that sell vintage CD’s and records. You can find numerous places to be entertained at the best concert halls and live music venues near you.

Bars and restaurants with live music will get a shout out as well. A discussion about the Atlanta music calendar wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some great festivals and events either.

At the end we will share a map to help you find these stores or venues, and you are all welcome to read more about the scene in some other towns around the Southeast if interested.

Musical Instrument Stores In Atlanta

The best musical instrument stores near you would be:

Atlanta Discount Music is a good place to buy acoustic and electric guitars in your area as well as other instruments, effect units, and amplifiers.

Town Center Music offers lessons, events, and orchestra rentals in addition to selling guitars, amps, effects, and basses.

A unique blend of new and used pro audio equipment and musical instruments can be found at Dirt Cheep.

Music Go Round buys, sells, and trades quality local used instruments and features a large collection of percussions, keyboards, band instruments, guitars, and accessories.

Some of the services offered at Earthshaking Music include private lessons, restrings, setups, and repairs for guitars, basses, head stocks, and other string instruments.

Sam Ash Music Stores excels at providing top quality drums, amplifiers, band and orchestra, and wind instruments as well as used equipment and maintenance services.

Atlanta Violins specializes in new and restored antique instruments from Germany, France, Italy, and the United States. They also provide excellent rental and rental credit programs for beginners and advanced players.

New and used guitars and amps, lessons, and string and fretted instrument repairs in Marietta are the specialties of Wendell’s Music.

Village Music offers drums, percussions, guitars, bass, ukuleles, mandolins, horns, woodwinds, keys, synths, midi, strings, and other accessories.

Where To Buy Guitars

If you are specifically trying to buy a guitar or guitar accessories check out:

Since 1981 Maple Street Guitars has been carrying a variety of products including guitars, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, amplifiers, cases, gig bags, accessories, and more plus they provide classes and repairs too.

You can find a good selection of guitars, basses, amps, and more at Big House Guitars.

Aperio Guitar designs and builds S-style and T-style necks as well as the original Aperio neck shims to correct pocket depth problems. They fret their necks with stainless exclusively and drill them for Sperzel, Kluson, and Gotoh tuners.

Firehouse is a locally owned guitar store offering a wide selection of gear, lessons, repairs, and rentals.

Guitar Center is home to one of the largest selections of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussions, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear, and more.

Holgado Guitar Works make guitars and basses from scratch and are working on establishing their own unique designs and shapes for production.

Of course just about all of the places we mentioned in our first Atlanta music stores list will sell guitars too.

Drum Shops Near You

Atlanta Musicians Exchange at 2619 Lawrenceville Highway is a good place to buy drums and many of the other shops we have listed will also have a nice selection.

Instrument Repairs

You can get quality instrument repair services in Atlanta at:

North Georgia Horn Works is a local repair shop specializing in maintenance, repair, restoration, and customization of brass and woodwind instruments.

Gift of Music provides fast repair services ranging from minor to full chemical cleaning to complete overhauls.

You can also get your instruments repaired at Earthshaking Music, Sam Ash Music Stores, Maple Street Guitars, and Firehouse Guitars who we have linked you to in other sections.

Music Lessons

Taking music lessons at these schools can level up your game in a hurry:

Programs and lessons for guitar, piano, drums, bass, violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, flute, songwriting, home recording, and music production are all available at Atlanta School of Musical Arts.

Local music classes and lessons for all ages including dancing, singing, and instruments are offered at Highland Music Studio.

Lessons In Your Home excels at providing a wide range of private music lessons for piano, violin, guitar, voice, drums, and much more.

Students of all ages and levels can take classes for guitar, piano, violin, drums, voice, bass, banjo, and ukulele at Guitar Shed.

Ztunes is known for providing development classes, instrument rentals, and private band and string instrument instructions for students aged 3 and above.

The Music School offers fun filled classes of singing, dancing, movement, and instrument play as well as research based education programs designed to unleash the musical potential of young musicians.

Meta Music Educationa recording studio was built for teaching students of all ages how to play music in an exciting, intuitive, and really effective way by providing private and group lessons, camps, and recording sessions.

Guitar, drums, bass, voice, and piano lessons are offered in a wide range of styles including rock, blues, jazz, country, and classical at ATL Guitar Lessons.

Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians at School of Rock East Cobb.

Young children, teenagers, kids with learning disabilities, and high level players can take high quality music lessons near you at Room 4 Cello.

For those interested in learning how to play piano, guitar, bass guitar, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, drums, and percussion New School of Music offers first rate lessons.

Don’t forget about the lessons at Town Center Music, Earthshaking Music, Maple Street Guitars, and Firehouse Guitars either.

CD & Record Stores

Live music lessons near you Atlanta vintage CD record stores

Some of our favorite stores for local music lovers with lots of vintage CD’s and records are:

Vinylyte Records buys and sells handpicked new and previously played records in your area and even takes pride in providing a selection of new indie to reissues of grunge standards to previously played rock, jazz, and country must haves.

Classic, rock, jazz, folk, punk, and other genres of 45’s, DVD’s, CD’s, and blu rays are sold at Waterloo Sunset Records.

Since 1976 Wax ‘N’ Facts has been selling new and reissued vinyl LP records, CD’s, and cassettes from genres like rock, jazz, soul, R&B, hip hop, rap, disco, electronic, EDM, and more.

You can find a unique selection of new, used, rare, and autographed music at Sweet Melissa Records.

Ness Records is Avondale’s destination for music lessons, retail, vinyl records, and more.

Live Music Venues

These Atlanta live music venues are great places to see a concert or performance:

Terminal West is a premier Atlanta live music venue for special events that features an onsite bar and restaurant.

Live bands, open mic nights, jazz music, and DJ performances are held at Apache Café.

Variety Playhouse is a converted movie theater featuring a variety of popular acts in an intimate setting.

Some of the genres featured at Red Light Café include Americana, bluegrass, country, Western, folk, blues, jazz, roots rock, and everything in between.

Many notable acts have performed at The Tabernacle including Guns N’ Roses, Tove Lo, The Black Crowes, Adele, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Robbie Williams, Alice in Chains, Bob Dylan, Prince and The New Power Generation, Lana del Rey, Babymetal, and Atlanta’s own Mastodon, and Blackberry.

For over five decades Center Stage Theater has been hosting music, comedy, wrestling, boxing, eSports, film and television recordings, and private events.

Roswell Historic Hall is a 130 year old venue that has a perfect, memorable, and timeless backdrop.

You might want to watch the live local music at Dixie Tavern as well as try their burgers and other Southern dishes.

37 Main brings one of the absolute best live music entertainments to Avondale Estates and features state of the art lighting and sound systems on a huge stage.

Restaurants With Live Music

Have a nice meal and enjoy good music at these restaurants:

Live Latin music, creative cocktails, and tapas are the specialties of Eclipse Di Luna.

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is a soul food spot serving refined takes on classics such as chicken and waffles.

Marlay House Irish Pub offers an amazing line of live music near you as well as an extensive beer selection and more.

Bars With Live Music In Atlanta

Plus there are bars that play live music too:

Blind Willie’s features blues music from around the country plus local bands.

You can watch live blues music every night of the week at Northside Tavern.

10 High Club is a music venue with local and regional acts as well as live band karaoke.

Mynt plays a combination of old school and new school music and has live DJ bands too.

Music Festivals In Your Area

And finally for the top music festivals near you:

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Enjoy The Atlanta Local Music Scene

Well guys, we tried cover as much as we possibly could. You read about the best musical instrument stores, drum and guitar shops, instrument repair services, where to go for lessons, vintage CD and record stores, concert halls and other live music venues like bars and restaurants, plus the best festivals near you.

Anyone that is still here probably knows bit about the local music scene themselves. If so feel free to tell us if we got anything incorrect, if we left any cool spots out, or just share your own thoughts in the comments at the end of the post. Now go have fun enjoying the music in Atlanta.

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