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GreenLight: Atlanta Consular Region

GreenLight: Atlanta Consular Region

As featured in the DFA/Culture Ireland GreenLight Bulletin, find below some of the fantastic upcoming events showcasing Irish culture in Atlanta and the Southeast states of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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JANUARY / FEBRUARY

31 January – 1 February: The ground-breaking Riverdance will be at the Wilson Center in Wilmington, NC as part of its US tour. The show has been reimagined with spectacular designs to mark its 25th anniversary.

1 February: Celebrate the creativity of women this St Brigid’s Day Lá Fhéile Bríde / Imbolc in Atlanta with special guests Lisa Kelly, Teresa M. Finley, Emily Sistrunk, and Mary O' Donoghue. 

11 February: The Cape Fear Hooley Under the Bridge is a family-oriented event to raise money for the Downtown Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade. Live Irish bands, Irish/Celtic dancers, and food trucks at Waterline Brewing.

25 February: Legendary Irish music group Dervish will perform at the Bartlett Performing Arts Center in Tennessee.  

26 February: Join the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art for an Artist Talk with Irish-born artist Michael Heffernan. Wayfinding - the synthesis of poetic and visual language is the first solo exhibition of Heffernan's work. The exhibition runs until March 12


MARCH / APRIL

10 and 11 March: Irish pop/rock band modernlove play Vinyl in Atlanta on March 10th, and then The End in Nashville on the 11th as part of their headline US tour.

11 and 14 March: Dervish play two dates in North Carolina - March 11 at Appalachian Theatre in Boone, and March 14 at the Brevard Music Center.

17 - 18 March: The return of Music City Irish Festival, a traditional celebration of Nashville’s deep Irish roots, features Eileen Ivers, JigJam, Rory Makem, Shane Hennessy, Clare Cunningham and more. 

March 29 and April 13: Irish comedian David Nihill will make a stop in Nashville on March 29, and Atlanta on April 13 as part of his US tour.

7 April: The Alt with Oisín McAuley / Téada perform at the Savannah Music Festival.

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