The Alabaster Arts Council and our title sponsors Central State Bank and Coca-Cola are proud to announce Atlanta Rhythm Section as the 7:00 music act at the 17th Annual Alabaster CityFest on June 1, 2019.
Formed from the cream of Atlanta’s studio musicians, the Atlanta Rhythm Section (actually hailing from nearby Doraville, Georgia) came together in 1970 after working on a Roy Orbison recording session.
In 1977, “So In To You” became the band’s breakthrough single, reaching the U.S. Top 10, and the album from which it came, A Rock And Roll Alternative, went gold. Their platinum followup album, Champagne Jam, broke into the Top 10 in 1978, together with the blockbuster single “Imaginary Lover” (“I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight” was another major hit from the same album).
After an extended break, the band got back together in the mid-‘90s and re-recorded some of their best and best-known songs. The live-in-the-studio sound of Atlanta Rhythm Section 96 presents a different, less polished take on some classic tunes and captures the sound of their live performances from that period. Atlanta Rhythm Section carries on today, continuing to make concert appearances showcasing their many classic hits and outstanding musical abilities.