Peace & Love Harvest Fest, Oct. 11, 2:00-11:00 pm

Dust off your dancing shoes for this fall’s Peace & Love Festival at your favorite oasis in the city! As always, this is a family-friendly event, packed with music, art, food, a bake sale, raffle prizes, fun and frolic with neighbors, friends and family. Our incredible musical lineup begins with kids’ bands from the neighborhood, and concludes with headliners The Susi French Connection. Along the way you’ll enjoy special treats like the Sensua Drummers percussion ensemble and bellydance by Juliana.

Your $10.00 donation at the gate will help the Land Trust fund its ongoing expenses for maintenance, utilities, insurance and improvements. Kids under 12 get in free, teens for just $1.00. Please leave your critters at home! Our local Girl Scout “Daisy” troop will be selling raffle tickets for $1.00 as a service project for the Land Trust.

Please walk, take MARTA, ride your bike if you can. If you must drive, parking is available at Clifton Sanctuary at Connecticut Ave. and McLendon. Neighbors have requested festival-goers not to park on sidestreets. Please keep voices low when leaving at 11:00, and don’t litter our lovely neighborhood.

The Gorilla Grill will be serving burgers and dogs, both meat and veggie, along with drinks and sides. You can help make the festival more eco-friendly by bringing your own washable plate, cup, and utensils. Show them at the gate and get a free raffle ticket!

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Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of two-hour timeslots throughout the day. Contact to sign up.

We need fabulous raffle prizes! Contact to coordinate pickup.

We need donations of baked goods – just drop them off at the Bake Sale table when you arrive. If you have any gluten-free recipes, please share!

Spread the word! Invite your friends, your grandmother, your dentist, your babysitter. (This is one evening when you won’t need a babysitter – the Land Trust playground and sandpile will be rocking.)

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2:00-4:30 – our awesome kid bands. First, Made in China, playing classic rock; then Local Establishment playing alt-rock; then Fuisté, a progressive jazz-rock improv trio.

4:30-5:00 – Rockit 88. Based in and around Little Five Points, this classic rock-blend band mixes environmental awareness, social consciousness, and garage-band energy with Motown classics and dance favorites. Horn players from the Marching Abominables add extra flavor and pizzazz to thought-provoking lyrics as they celebrate life, love, and happiness.

5:30-7:00 – The Amazing Mongooses. The ‘Gooses are a power trio from Decatur serving up blues, classic rock, and original rock ‘n’ roll. Chris Iconis plays guitar and father-and-son rhythm section David and Mike Young play drums and bass, respectively. All three members take turns singing lead, but they specialize in three-part harmonies, making them one of the most diverse trios in the Atlanta-area music scene.

7:00 – bellydance by Juliana. After dancing professionally at the Imperial Fez restaurant for several years, Juliana moved to California to broaden her style, studying with a respected bellydance teacher. Now she’s back, living in Lake Claire and eager to share her skills with the Land Trust community.

7:30-9:00 – The Jugtime Ragband. Purists beware! Neither a jug band, ragtime nor Dixieland, this is an energetic amalgamation of all three, immersed in an early New Orleans sound with a style that incorporates a little blues, a bit of swing, and some old-time gospel. They play amazing songs composed by some of the best songwriters from the early and mid-20th century, alongside original tunes which are heavily influenced by these composers.

9:00-9:30 – The Sensua Drummers. Created by the late Bill Liggin, a dear friend of the Land Trust, these drummers will infect your soul with their rhythms and beats to get you on your feet!

9:30 – The Susi French Connection. The Connection’s song list includes disco, classic country, rock and pop hits by everyone from Donna Summer to Earth Wind & Fire, Neil Diamond to the Bee Gees, and many others. If you want to hear great songs played by a rock band and not a lounge band, get ready for a great set.

We look forward to seeing you all! See the box below for other ways to help make this another magical day at the Land Trust. Thanks as always for your support!


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