The ninth edition of the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival will feature 25 public performances and seven private events over three weekends in March from an eclectic mix of local, national and international talent at venues across the city. For tickets, visit atlantajmf.org/ajmf9-line-up. 

Thursday, March 8

Opening night featuring Tsvey Brider and Beyond the Pale
New acoustic fusion groups Tsvey Brider and Beyond the Pale bring their contemporary, Eastern European-influenced tunes to Atlanta.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 to $36; open to all
Location: City Winery Atlanta

Lola Marsh
Israeli indie pop-folk band Lola Marsh was one of the pop sensations of 2016-2017 with the catchy hit “You’re Mine.” The duo of Gil Landau and Yael Shoshana Cohen performs in Little Five Points in a follow-up to the opening night concert at Ponce City Market.
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $12; open to all
Location: Aisle 5

Friday, March 9

Shimon Robot at Atlanta Science Festival opening night
Shimon, Georgia Tech professor Gil Weinberg’s musical robot, uses artificial intelligence and deep learning to create compositions, a technological breakthrough.
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $15; open to all
Location: Ferst Center for the Arts

Shabbat service featuring Tsvey Brider
Contemporary Yiddish duo Tsvey Brider participates in a musical service.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; open to all
Location: Congregation Bet Haverim

The Well featuring Rabbi David Spinrad and Sammy Rosenbaum
Let the spirit of Judaism touch your soul during The Temple’s young-adult-focused The Well with Rabbi Spinrad, who’s leaving The Temple this summer, and Rosenbaum, the former Jewish Atlanta musical mainstay who is now based in Florida.
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: Free; open to all
Location: The Temple

Saturday, March 10

Shabbark Shalom
Join AJMF, Furkids and the Marcus JCC on the BeltLine for music and fun with furry friends. Dogs are available for adoption.
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free; open to all
Location: The Icebox on the BeltLine

Marc Cohn
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn of “Walking in Memphis” fame performs shows on consecutive nights.
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $40 to $55; open to all
Location: City Winery Atlanta

Sunday, March 11

Cantor’s Couch featuring Cantor Jack Mendelson
Journey back to the 1950s through Cantor Jack Mendelson’s stories of growing up in Borough Park, Brooklyn. He paints a picture of a bygone day when Jews would flock to synagogues to hear the golden voices of cantors as if they were concert halls.
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; open to all
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

Marc Cohn
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn of “Walking in Memphis” fame performs shows on consecutive nights.
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $40 to $55; open to all
Location: City Winery Atlanta

Yemen Blues
The 2018 Molly Blank Jewish Concert Series kicks off with a performance by Yemen Blues, Israeli Ravid Kahalani’s original music project mixing Yemeni and West African influences with contemporary grooves, from funk to mambo, and the deep soul of old Mizrachi chants.
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: $50 for Breman members, $60 for others (promo code AJMF1 for $20 tickets); open to all
Location: Breman Museum

Thursday, March 15

Chana Rothman and Zale
Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Chana Rothman takes the stage with Atlanta’s own boundary-pushing alternative rock five-piece band Zale. The event concludes JumpSpark Music, a multiday intensive music program for high-schoolers created in collaboration with the Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative.
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free; open to all
Location: Venkman’s

Joshua Radin
Indie singer-songwriter Joshua Radin performs an intimate set at City Winery. The Ohio native has recorded seven studio albums, and his songs have been used in numerous films and TV series.
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $45 to $55; open to all
Location: City Winery Atlanta

Friday, March 16

Tot Shabbat service with Chana Rothman
Musical community organizer and educator Chana Rothman leads a fun and energetic tot service.
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free; open to all
Location: Temple Sinai

Acoustic Shabbat featuring Rabbi Brian Glusman and Drew Cohen
Rabbi Glusman and Drew Cohen lead a special AJMF service.
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free; open to all
Location: Alon’s

Saturday, March 17

Young families show with InterfaithFamily/Atlanta
Chana Rothman performs a family-friendly show.
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door or $20 per family
Location: Industrious at Ponce City Market

Flavia & Gershone’s Hebrew chants
Athens-based chanting/singing duo Flavia & Gershone facilitate sound healing experiences through sacred sounds chanted and sung in Sanskrit, English, Portuguese, Hebrew and Spanish.
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $20; open to all
Location: Vista Yoga

Sunday, March 18

Bint El Funk
Pioneering Israeli groove band Bint El Funk performs an original blend of Yemenite funk. Tickets include 4 microbrew pints.
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $20; 21 and over
Location: Orpheus Brewery

Joe Alterman
Atlanta native Joe Alterman performs two shows of his upbeat blend of instrumental jazz piano covers and original tunes in the Morris & Rae Frank Theatre.
Time: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost: $20 for members, $25 for others; open to all
Location: Marcus JCC

Thursday, March 22

Matt Citron, Sammy K and Prodezra
A night of local Jewish hip-hop features Matt Citron, Sammy K and Prodezra.
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; 21 and older
Location: Music Room

Friday, March 23

Kirtan Shabbat
A moving service features sacred Hebrew chant and original melodies from Flavia & Gershone and local duo Sunmoon Pie.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free; open to all
Location: Ahavath Achim Synagogue

Saturday, March 24

ATL Collective presents Billy Joel’s “The Stranger”
Jacob Jeffries and ATL Collective musicians re-create Billy Joel’s 1977 album for two shows.
Time: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Cost: $20 to $25; open to all
Location: City Winery Atlanta 

Sunday, March 25

Teen battle of the bands
AJMF’s annual teen battle of the bands returns. Eligible bands have at least two performers, at least one of whom is Jewish. The winner receives $500; the runner-up gets $250.
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door; open to all
Location: Smith’s Olde Bar

Beth Schafer and friends
Temple Sinai Cantorial Chair Beth Schafer leads a benefit show for the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center.
Time: 4 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; open to all
Location: Temple Sinai 

Limited Engagements

Thursday, March 8

Tsvey Brider
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: William Breman Jewish Home
Open to residents and their families and friends 

Friday, March 9

Tsvey Brider and Beyond the Pale
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: The Weber School
Performance and lecture/demonstration; open to students and faculty 

Sunday, March 11-Thursday, March 15

JumpSpark Music
Sammy Rosenbaum leads the Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative’s JumpSpark intensive on music.
Time: Sunday afternoon, then 6 each evening
Cost: $199; open to ninth- to 12th-graders
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Thursday, March 15

Chana Rothman
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Marcus JCC’s Weinstein Preschool
Open to pupils and their families 

Friday, March 16

Nefesh Mountain
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: The Davis Academy
Open to students and staff and their families

Chana Rothman
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: The Epstein School
Open to students and staff

Saturday, March 17

Chana Rothman
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: NFTY Hatikvah Kallah, Temple Beth Tikvah
Workshop open to kallah participants

Venues

Ahavath Achim Synagogue
600 Peachtree Battle Ave.
Buckhead
www.aasynagogue.org

Aisle 5
1123 Euclid Ave.
Little Five Points
www.aisle5atl.com

Alon’s Bakery & Market
4505 Ashford-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody
alons.com

Breman Museum
1440 Spring St.
Midtown
www.thebreman.org

City Winery Atlanta
650 North Ave.
Old Fourth Ward
www.citywinery.com/atlanta

Congregation Bet Haverim
2074 LaVista Road
Toco Hills
www.congregationbethaverim.org

Ferst Center for the Arts
349 Ferst Drive
Georgia Tech campus, Midtown
arts.gatech.edu

The Icebox on the BeltLine
700 Lake Ave.
Across from Krog Street Market, Inman Park
www.iceboxcoolstuff.com

Industrious at Ponce City Market
Eighth floor
675 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Old Fourth Ward
www.industriousoffice.com/locations/atlantaponce

Marcus JCC
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Dunwoody
www.atlantajcc.org

Music Room
327 Edgewood Ave.
Sweet Auburn District
www.atlmusicroom.com

Orpheus Brewery
1440 Dutch Valley Place
Midtown
www.orpheusbrewing.com

Smith’s Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave.
Midtown
www.smithsoldebar.com

The Temple
1589 Peachtree St.
Midtown
www.the-temple.org

Temple Beth Tikvah
9955 Coleman Road
Roswell
www.bethtikvah.com

Temple Sinai
5645 Dupree Drive
Sandy Springs
www.templesinaiatlanta.org

Venkman’s
740 Ralph McGill Blvd.
Old Fourth Ward
venkmans.com

Vista Yoga
2836 LaVista Road
Rear Suite D
Northeast Atlanta
vistayoga.com