Tunes from the Tombs

Event Date:

Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Atlanta's Arrested Development headlines Tunes from the Tombs 2016

Atlanta’s Arrested Development headlines Tunes from the Tombs 2016

Last year’s Tunes from the Tombs marked the first time in the festival’s history that all performers hailed from Georgia. The all-local lineup continues in 2016, with over a dozen bands accompanying two-time Grammy winning headliner Arrested Development for a day of music and spirits benefitting historic Oakland Cemetery.

Leading up to the headlining performance, HeaveN BeatboxJames HallAdronRod Hamdallah, and Atlanta Funk Society take the MailChimp main stage, hosted by97.1 The River’s Steve Craig. The stage at North Public Grounds, emceed by 97.1 The River’s English Nick, features a lineup of tribute bands, including: The Return(The Beatles); The Dirty Doors (The Doors); The B-53’s (The B-52’s); Fauxgerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival); and The Clermonts, who perform covers of various classic rock and party rock hits from the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Additionally, Atlanta Taiko ProjectSarah Wilson, and Zardine Glaze perform at various locations throughout the cemetery.

The festival runs from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with gates opening at noon. All proceeds from Tunes from the Tombs benefit Historic Oakland Foundation, which works to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery. Tickets on sale now, only at

Food Trucks on hand include:

Angelfire7 BBQAtlanta Burger Truck, Brain Freezz, Cult Carts, El Dorado, The Fry GuyKing of PopsJust Loaf’N Po’BoysRusty’s Nutz of AtlantaSix Feet Under Pub & Fish HouseSweet Tea FactoryUrbanTaali, and Yumbii.

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General admission advance ticketing: $20 (adults), $15 (children 4-12), plus fees.

General admission gate ticketing: $30 (adults), $25 (children 4-12)

Children under 3 are free.

Rock in Peace (RIP) Package: $100 (adults) $50 (children 4-12)

  • Access to Tunes from the Tombs hospitality area that includes complimentary food from Republic Social House and Doc Chey’s Noodle House; indoor restrooms; and air conditioning 
  • Two drink vouchers for beer, wine, or soft drinks
  • Tunes from the Tombs 2016 T-shirt and poster
  • Autographed CD from Arrested Development or frontman Speech
  • Free parking and shuttle service to stage areas
  • Access to stage-adjacent restrooms

To be a part of the Tunes from the Tombs artist market, complete this online form.

To sponsor Tunes from the Tombs 2016, please contact Director of Special Events, Mary Woodlan at or (404) 688-2107.