A local art exhibit reception with music to a musical performance on a stage are reasons to mark your calendars. Come join South Cobb Arts Alliance performances held at The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.

Barnes Amphitheatre is metro-Atlanta’s only mid-size, outdoor concert venue with covered, reserved seats! Located in south Cobb County, the publicly-owned facility has the capacity to host 2,400 people for everything from country and jazz to rock concerts and from plays to symphony orchestra performances and outdoor movie series.

With comfortable seating and plenty of leg room, you can enjoy all kinds of wonderful outdoor music and theatre events. Even from the expansive lawn, there is not a bad “seat” in the house! Come out and experience Atlanta’s best kept secret for live concerts. Music so close you can almost touch the stars!

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Candlelite Concert Series

Since 1989 South Cobb Arts Alliance has held the summer Candlelite concerts. Originally held on the grounds of the Historic Mable House, the Candlelite Concert series has been part of the ongoing commitment of SCAA to bring free entertainment to the citizens of Cobb County. The free concerts are sponsored by the South Cobb Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mable House Arts Center, and Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners also supports the free concerts.

The focus of the SCAA Candlelite Concerts has always been to showcase local talent such as Kerry Ayres & Rambunctious, Kayla Taylor Jazz, Delta Moon, Montana Skies, Milkshake Mayfield, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, and more. These local artists have helped attendance grow over the years from a few hundred to over 1,000 at any given concert. The season has grown from three to five (and sometimes six) concerts annually.

Tables are available for reservation, priced at $60 for six seats. They are perfect for inviting friends or colleagues to join together for front row entertainment at our concerts. We also have Season tables available at a discounted price.

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Metro Atlanta has been the platform for young musically inclined talents for decades, and Cobb County has been the home to some of the biggest internationally acclaimed music professionals. The Amp Up Cobb event hopes to spotlight some of the future stars that are shinning right now.

All genres of music are welcome for this unique live competition held at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. The youth music competition will feature 10 youth groups; 9 of the semi-finalist groups selected will be determined through a judging process of submitted performance videos. Additional People’s Choice semi-finalist will be chosen via community voting- for a total of 10 competing groups at the live competition.

Start now to get your best performance recorded with your phone, tablet, or other device. The audition video performance should be no longer than 5 minutes. Then the release of information as to the sign up for the event will be fast and easy. Details will be posted on this website, SCAA Facebook, or contact us via our contact form.