Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins and Members of Atlanta Pops Orchestra to Perform Benefit Concert at The Vista Room Sunday, December 18

Concert to be Streamed Live, Nationally on Stageit Event to Benefit Enduring Hearts ATLANTA, GA — On Sunday, December 18 at 5 p.m., singer/songwriter John Driskell Hopkins (of Zac Brown Band) and members of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra — Atlanta Pops Ensemble — will perform a StageIt holiday concert at The Vista Room to benefit Continue reading


Atlanta Pops Orchestra and John Driskell Hopkins to Release Double Vinyl LP: In The Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays Deluxe Edition

Release Also Includes Indigo Girls, Balsam Range and Laura Bell Bundy ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM HOLIDAY GALA CONCERT AT CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER, DECEMBER 1, 2016 Christmas at Callanwolde Gala Concert To Feature John Driskell Hopkins, Michelle Malone and the VaudeVillains ADDITIONAL POPS HOLIDAY CONCERTS TO BE PERFORMED AROUND SOUTHEAST ATLANTA, GA — This holiday season, Continue reading


Atlanta Pops Orchestra to Perform Holiday Gala Concert at Atlanta’s Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, December 1, 2016

Christmas at Callanwolde Gala Concert To Feature John Driskell Hopkins, Michelle Malone and the VaudeVillains ADDITIONAL POPS HOLIDAY CONCERTS TO BE PERFORMED AROUND SOUTHEAST Balsam Range Art of Music Festival at Lake Junaluska, NC; Ellijay, Greensboro, Cartersville, and Atlanta, GA; Enterprise and Dothan, AL; and Newberry, SC ATLANTA, GA — The Atlanta Pops Orchestra is Continue reading


Atlanta Pops Returns to Dublin

Atlanta Pops Orchestra returned to Dublin, Georgia for the 14th consecutive year this past weekend. The two-hour program at Theatre Dublin, sponsored by the Dublin-Lauren Arts Council, included Johann Strauss’ “Voices of Spring,” Claude Debussy’s “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair,” Richard Meyer’s “American Rhapsody” and an arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” among Continue reading


Almost Elton John at The Fred

On June 18th, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra returned to The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, Georgia for the first time in close to a decade. For this performance, the orchestra teamed up with Craig A. Meyer and The Rocket Band for “Almost Elton John: Remember When Rock Was Young” – performing unique and Continue reading


In The Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays

The Atlanta Pops Orchestra concluded their 70th Anniversary season with the release of a Christmas record entitled In The Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays featuring John Driskell Hopkins, a founding member of Zac Brown Band. Recorded at 800 East Studios in Atlanta in August 2015, the record is the first full length album recorded Continue reading


70th Anniversary Gala Celebration

On October 2 & 3, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra celebrated their 70th anniversary with a special two-night stand at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center. The concerts featured performances with a wide variety of special guests, representing the diverse musical styles of Atlanta. The first night was emceed by WSB broadcasting legends Chuck Dowdle and Continue reading


Chloë Agnew and the Atlanta Pops

On September 20th, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and the South Cobb Arts Alliance held their second concert at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton, Georgia. The performance featured Chloë Agnew, from the hit music group Celtic Woman, with special guests Dermot Kiernan, Scott Porter, and students from the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy. The program Continue reading


Almost Elton John

On August 1st, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and the South Cobb Arts Alliance teamed up to produce the first in a series of concerts at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton, Georgia. The performance featured Craig A. Meyer and his Rocket Band in a set of Elton John smash hits, including “Benny and the Continue reading


A Patriotic Celebration

On July 3rd, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra performed at the Cottrell Ranch in Dahlonega, GA to celebrate the life of Bill T. Hardman. Hardman, who passed away in 2013, was appointed the state’s first tourism director in 1959. In 1973, he helped secure a $30 million appropriation from state lawmakers to construct the Georgia World Continue reading