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Locally grown celebrates Georgia's iconic music scene. Join us as we dance to the sounds of big band names who have already made their mark to the smaller acts tearing up the clubs. You'll be reminded why we are one of the best music regions in the country!
About the Bands
AJ Ghent [j-ent] and His Singing Guitar construct a musical sound that can be heard howling from the church to the streets to the clubs. His style can be defined as fresh, nostalgic, electrifying and roots rock, -- fusing blues, funk, rock, and pop, mashing it into a genre he likes to call, NEO BLUES. He has had a colorful career thus far playing and opening for such legendary acts like Zac Brown, The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Cray, and Gov’t Mule.
He can be heard on various recordings with Zac Brown, Luther Dickinson, and featured on Zac Brown’s 2013 Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 alongside Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters). AJ’s band has had various formations, from a trio to a full-size live band with horns, playing small clubs to mid-large sized festivals and arenas; dazzling audiences everywhere.
Georgia-based BJ Wilbanks's authentic exploration of love and the pursuit of enlightenment has been referred to as “Back Porch Soul,” fusing the musical roots of Americana, Motown and Delta Blues into an intoxicating blend of Southern Rock.
BJ's solo work explores the intimate, raw, emotional feeling of the gospel, blues, and 70s rock he was raised on as a child. The BJ Wilbanks Band has opened for Drivin N Cryin and Mother's Finest, as well as the legendary Gladys Knight.
BJ’s gregarious personality is palpable on record, often channeling other charismatic musical personalities like Otis Redding, Sturgill Simpson and current retro revivalists like Leon Bridges.
About the Summer Concert Series
The Chamblee Summer Concert Series has become a destination music series attracting more than 15,000 people a year. With 8 bands, 4 nights of great music and 1 incredible fireworks show, the Series is a gathering for all ages and has become truly one of the signature summer events in DeKalb County. Come see how #ChambleeRocks!