Matilda’s Alpharetta: Music Under the Pines Is Perfect Family Fun

If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy live music in Alpharetta, whether for a fun date night idea for couples or a family-friendly night out, Matilda’s Music Under the Pines is your answer. It is located in the “backyard” of Matilda’s Art Cottage, which houses fabulous eclectic art off Main Street in Alpharetta. There are five shows left this year (and much much more to come.)

Matilda's Music Under the Pines

Here are four things you need to know before heading to Matilda’s Music Under the Pines.

Tickets are extremely flexible

Tickets to Matilda’s Music Under the Pines are the ultimate in flexible. Purchase your $15 ticket online, and pick it up at the gallery or at the concert ($20 for tickets the day of the show.) But here’s the kicker….a ticket is good for ANY concert! This makes it easy to buy tickets for gifts or for spontaneous family outings over the year. You are not committed to a specific date. If the kids aren’t up for a night out, or the baby sitter cancels, that’s OK!

Kids are free/Dogs are welcome

Hubs and I visited Matilda’s for a date night, but we loved seeing all the kids enjoying music. Kids 16 and younger can visit for free! There is a large meadow for watching the concert, but it doesn’t fill up. We noticed blankets in the very back where kids were picnicking together, playing Frisbee and having a great time while their parents enjoyed the music. Talk to the kids before-hand about staying out of the woods surrounding the property (they will also make an announcement,) but mind the rules and it is a super fun night out for everyone. Dogs are also welcome, as long as they stay on a leash. Dozens of pups were enjoying the tunes when we visited.

Come early for table

There are a number of tables for guests to enjoy, but you’ll want to come early to snag one of those. Otherwise, bring your own chairs to enjoy the show. If you have a number of people joining you, you could also bring a portable table. We saw a handful of people with blankets, but chairs seemed to be the popular choice.

Bring food, wine and friends

Matilda’s Under the Pines encourages you to bring dinner and drinks. Pack a cooler with cheese and crackers, sub sandwiches or leftovers. Bring soda, water or a bottle of wine! And by all means, bring your friends!

 

Disclosure: Thanks to the Alpharetta CVB for gifting us tickets to Matilda’s. We really loved it and can’t wait to go back again with the kiddos.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.

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