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

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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 by 97.1 The River’s Steve Craig.

The stage at North Public Grounds, emceed by 97.1 The River’s English Nick and Universal Entertainment’s Rob Crowe, 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, the Atlanta Braves Heavy Hitters, 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

For a band performance schedule, please click here.

Food Trucks on hand include:
Angelfire7 BBQ
Atlanta Burger Truck
Brain Freezz
Cult Carts
El Dorado
The Fry Guy
King of Pops
The Mobile Marlay
Rusty’s Nutz of Atlanta
Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House
Sweet Tea Factory

Visit the artist market at Lion Square to find unique items and gifts from local artisans, including:
404 Proud
Crafts from Historic Oakland Foundation volunteers
Eleventh House Needlework
Green End Designs
Hangover Straps
Mary Boyle Handcrafted Jewelry
Masa Sasaki
Methane Studios
Nostalgia Plaques
Oakland Cemetery Pop-Up Shop
R. Land
Skullgarden will be on site with the Mobile iPhone Repair Lounge

We had a tremendous response to the Tunes from the Tombs artist market and are no longer accepting applications for 2016’s festival. Please consider participating in our Sunday in the Park artist market! To apply, please click here:

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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 transportation to stage areas provided by Mezcalito’s Cantina Stage Shuttle
  • Access to stage-adjacent restrooms

Tunes from the Tombs is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be issued.

Thank you to our Tunes from the Tombs 2016 Sponsors!

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