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7 can’t-miss concerts coming to Atlanta this spring

Get your tickets now to these buzzy concerts and tours that are coming to the Atlanta area this season.

Atlanta has always been known for its vibrant music scene, and there’s no shortage of chart-topping artists and rising stars stopping here over the next few months. Whether you’re a fan of rock, hip-hop, indie, or even musical theater, our city has live shows for everyone this season. From iconic venues to intimate spaces, here are seven must-see concerts that promise to elevate your springtime experience.

André 3000 at Variety Playhouse

March 1, 2024

André 3000 is a beloved artist in Atlanta, known as one-half of the iconic group OutKast. He recently released his first solo album in 20 years, “New Blue Sun.” The wind-focused, instrumental album marks a new phase in André’s creative journey. You won’t want to miss this. FYI: No phones will be allowed during the show. Upon arrival, all phones will be secured in Yondr pouches and only unlocked at the event’s end.

Variety Playhouse, Tickets on sale now

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Sleater-Kinney at the Eastern

March 9, 2024

Sleater-Kinney, the American rock band consisting of Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, released their 11th studio album, “Little Rope,” this past January. The album is inspired by the untimely passing of Brownstein’s mother and stepfather, who tragically lost their lives after a car accident while in Italy in 2022. After years of legendary collaboration, the duo sounds bigger and bolder than ever. See them in an intimate show at the Eastern this March.

The Eastern, Tickets on sale now

Nicki Minaj at State Farm Arena

March 20-21, 2024

If you missed Nicki Minaj when she was here in December 2023, you’re in luck. The female rapper with the most solo Top 10 albums in Billboard 200 history brings her world tour back to Atlanta to celebrate the release of her fifth studio album, “Pink Friday 2.” The new album, released in December, includes collaborations with Drake, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Future, and many others. Catch one or both nights of her Atlanta stop at State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. 

State Farm Arena, Tickets on sale now

Offset at the Coca-Cola Roxy 

April 10, 2024

Atlanta-born rapper Offset will embark on his first solo tour this spring, concluding with a performance at the Coca-Cola Roxy. The tour is named after his sophomore album, “Set It Off,” which features several high-profile collabs, including Travis Scott, Cardi B, Future, and more. Don’t be surprised if a special guest or two drops by the Battery to join him on stage. 

The Coca-Cola Roxy, Tickets on sale now

SIX at the Fox Theatre

Apr 16-21, 2024

Award-winning Broadway musical SIX is coming to Atlanta in all its bedazzled glory this spring. The show presents a modern retelling of the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives in the form of a pop concert. They take the stage and remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a euphoric musical celebration of 21st-century girl power.

The Fox Theatre, Tickets on sale now

The Postal Service & Death Cab for Cutie at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

April 23, 2024

If you’re feeling nostalgic, it happens to be the 20th anniversary of two of the best indie rock albums of the early 2000s — “Transatlanticism” by Death Cab for Cutie and “Give Up” by The Postal Service. The bands are coming back to Atlanta to perform their groundbreaking albums with a co-headlining tour that features frontman Ben Gibbard doing both sets. Slow Pulp is set to open the show. Head to Alpharetta to catch them live at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Tickets on sale now

Shaky Knees Music Festival

May 3-5, 2024

The Shaky Knees Music Festival offers a weekend music lineup of over 60 indie rock bands, including Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Weezer, The Offspring, Young the Giant, Portugal the Man, The Revivalists, and All Them Witches. Plan on grabbing a bite from the festival’s many food trucks, serving everything from classic southern BBQ to vegan corn dogs. Set against the backdrop of Central Park in Old Fourth Ward, you can dance to your favorite bands while soaking in the breathtaking views of the city skyline. It’s the perfect way to spend a spring weekend in ATL.

Central Park, Tickets on sale now

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Where to find the absolute best margaritas in Dallas – Fort Worth

In honor of National Margarita Day, we help Texans find top-shelf options across DFW. From award-winning classics to innovative concoctions, dive into the best margaritas in Dallas.

In the heart of Dallas, margaritas are the drink of choice. Whether you prefer the lively atmosphere of Gloria’s Latin Cuisine or the innovative blends at El Bolero Cocina Mexicana, Dallas has a diverse and vibrant margarita scene that will captivate your senses. Here’s where to indulge.

Las Palmas Tex-Mex 

2708 Routh St, Dallas, Texas 75201

Located at the heart of Uptown Dallas, Las Palmas Tex-Mex offers a relaxed atmosphere and delicious cocktails. The LP Spicy Margarita, a blend of blanco tequila, jalapeno, dry curacao, lime, and agave, provides a tantalizing kick that perfectly complements the restaurant’s flavorful cuisine. Whether you are unwinding on the patio or socializing at the bar, Las Palmas guarantees a memorable dining experience filled with warmth, hospitality, and some of the best margs in the Uptown neighborhood.

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine

Multiple locations

This beloved micro-chain restaurant has locations across Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. And while Gloria’s is known for its lively atmosphere and delicious complimentary black bean dip, it’s the strong margaritas that put this place on the map. The award-winning margarita, made with 100% Agave Monte Alban Reposado Tequila and Gran Gala Orange Liqueur, is a stand-out choice that delivers a refreshing burst of flavors with every sip. If you’re in the mood for something a bit fruitier, try the mango or strawberry margaritas for a playful surge of sweetness. 

Mi Cocina

Multiple locations 

Mi Cocina, founded in Dallas in 1991, is an essential destination for Tex-Mex dining in DFW. When talking about the best margaritas in Dallas, it would be unfair not to mention the Mambo Taxi. This frozen margarita is blended with Sauza Silver tequila, lime juice, and house-made sangria with pinot noir, brandy, and fruit juice. However, be warned that you should not drink more than two. (Trust us.)

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E Bar Tex-Mex 

1901 N Haskell Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

E Bar Tex-Mex is known for its comfortable neighborhood vibe and delicious margaritas. The top-shelf margarita, made with reposado tequila, Grand Marnier, and house-made sweet and sour, is a definite crowd-pleaser. We also recommend the Mexican martini made with tequila, fresh lime juice, Grand Marnier, and olives (for garnish). While the margaritas are excellent on their own, they can be used to wash down a wide range of delicious Tex-Mex dishes.

Mariano’s Hacienda Ranch

Multiple locations 

No discussion of margaritas in Dallas can be considered complete without mentioning Mariano’s Hacienda Ranch. This beloved institution is known for pioneering the frozen margarita machine in 1971. (True story that the frozen margarita was invented in Dallas!) The Original Frozen is a classic and a must-try, but those seeking something with more kick should opt for The Mariano, made with Don Julio reposado, fresh lime, and Cointreau. 

El Bolero Cocina Mexicana 

1201 Oak Lawn Ave #160, Dallas, TX 75207

Embark on a journey of flavor and flair at El Bolero Cocina Mexicana, located in the Design District. This restaurant is known for its inventive margaritas that cater to every palate. You can try the bold Oilman Margarita, which features activated charcoal and a gold salt rim, or go for something a bit sweeter, like the cotton candy or red dragon fruit margaritas. Bonus: House margaritas are $8 on Mondays.

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8 of the tastiest healthy options for dining out in Phoenix

Guilt-free dining doesn’t have to mean flavor-free.

It’s not easy to find health-conscious options when eating out. Greasy burgers, fried foods, and salads heaped with fatty meat and soaked with high-fat, calorie-dense dressing are everywhere.

But it can be done if you know where to look. When you want something that tastes good and is good for you, check out these eight metro Phoenix eateries.

AZ Pho and Grill

3 locations: Chandler and Gilbert

If you’re craving Asian food, skip the deep-fried, sugar-drenched orange chicken in favor of a plate of vermicelli, which is low in saturated fat, high in fiber, and a good alternative for people with gluten sensitivity. It comes with lettuce, bean sprouts, mint, carrot-daikon pickles, green onion, crushed peanuts, fish sauce, and grilled meat (get the shrimp). They also have incredible chicken-broth and veggie-broth pho; get it loaded with fresh, crisp veggies—bok choy, Napa cabbage, broccoli, carrots, and snow peas—and toss in the mint, bean sprouts, and jalapeño peppers for a vitamin wallop.

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Cafe Lalibela


The heady aromas and flavors of Ethiopian cuisine come from a dizzying array of spices used to jazz up heaping platters of high-fiber vegan dishes like misir wat (red lentils), gomen (collard greens), azifah (brown lentils) and tikil gomen (carrots, cabbage, and potatoes), to name a few.  Even better, the spongy injera bread used to scoop it all up is gluten-free and contains protein, magnesium, iron, and calcium. 

Earth Plant Based Cuisine


Eating vegan doesn’t have to equal sacrifice. This hip Grand Avenue cafe will satisfy your less-than-healthy cravings with faux meat dishes like soy chorizo nachos, seasoned mushroom “carnitas” tacos, a pulled seitan BBQ sandwich, shredded “chicken” chimichanga with cotija cheese, and much more. It allows you to indulge in familiar flavors and textures sans globs of grease. If you’re feeling a little naughty, save room for a “milkshake.”



James Beard Award-winning Chef Charleen Badman is a sorceress with local, fresh produce and other meat-free ingredients—she’s so savvy with them, her Instagram account is even @veggiebadman. She gussies up humble plates of broccoli, butternut squash, radishes, red beans, and on and on, adding nuts, relish, pesto, vinaigrette, fresh herbs, and more to tease out the best qualities of each ingredient. Yes, she makes a few superb-quality fish and meat dishes, but it’s easy to order a nutrient-packed, plant-based meal and feel more than satisfied. Wash it down with an Arizona wine; the list features many of the state’s top purveyors. 

Green Corner

Chandler and Mesa

The Mediterranean diet is all the rage, and fast-casual Green Corner is one of the best places to try it. Its dishes are rich and hearty without leaving you weighed down, thanks to chef-owner Ebrahim Takkem’s Levantine cuisine, a culinary heritage found across Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria. Nutrient-rich eggplant in the baba ghannoug, high-antioxidant stuffed grape leaves, and marinated lean chicken kababs are a few of the best options.

The Market by Jennifer’s


This fun, eclectic Arcadia gem is the place for elevated, clean comfort food. Some items have more of a health boost than others, such as the maple-mustard glazed tri-colored carrots or salmon (rich in omega-3) glazed with agave, chili, and garlic. Jennifer’s website proudly cross-promotes other local products she uses in her cooking, including fresh milk from Danzeisen Dairy, minimally processed flour from Hayden Flour Mills, and traditional O’odham crops from Ramona Farms.

Perfect Pear Bistro

2 Tempe locations

If you’re craving fresh greens, nuts, fruit, and other goodies but want to skip the goopy, high-calorie dressing, head to Perfect Pear Bistro. Its extensive list of entree salads offers a choice of baby spring mix or a house blend of baby kale, spinach, and arugula. Dressings are homemade vinaigrettes. You can’t get much better than the Perfect Pear Classic with pears, dried cranberries, mint, red onions, gorgonzola, and toasted hazelnuts tossed with cider vinaigrette. The menu bursts with other guilt-free options as well, including seasonal soups and quinoa bowls stuffed with vegetables of all stripes.



Acclaimed Italian-born chef Claudio Urciuoli came to the Valley about two decades ago and has been stunning diners ever since, thanks to his insistence on honest food and impeccable sourcing. This casual yet chic showcase opened in Epicenter at Agritopia in late 2022. Airy, tangy artisan bread is the star of the show. It is made with organic flour and long fermentation so it doesn’t sit in your stomach like a rock. Wild smoked salmon, wild shrimp, farro bowls full of health benefits, and a knockout hummus—made with chickpeas imported from Campania, Italy—are other standouts, all at a level of quality that belies the everyday price points. Even better, a stellar selection of natural wine is easy on the wallet.

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