Jewel Wicker

Jewel Wicker is an Atlanta native who has recently returned to the city after working as an entertainment reporter in Harrisburg, Pa. for more than a year. She is excited to explore and share fun Atlanta happenings as the AJC’s new digital arts and entertainment reporter.

Latest from Jewel Wicker

Shaky Knees 2018 Day 1: Jack White, Courtney Barnett, David Byrne and more rock opening day
 By Jewel Wicker | AJC Contributor Shaky Knees Festival returned for the sixth year this weekend, taking place in Central Park for the first time in two years. In 2016 and 2017 the festival was held in Centennial Olympic Park. During the first day of the three-day festival, the weather reached a high of 83 degrees as attendees shuffled among...

1:00 AM Saturday, May. 05, 2018

By Jewel Wicker | AJC Contributor Shaky Knees Festival returned for the sixth year this weekend, taking place in Central Park for the first time in two years. In 2016 and 2017 the festival was held in Centennial Olympic Park. During the first day of the three-day festival, the weather reached a high of 83 degrees as attendees shuffled among...
International Women’s Day: 7 inspiring quotes from prominent Atlanta women 
 Atlanta has served as a hub for the creative and business-minded for decades, but for International Women’s Day we’re highlighting a specific portion of that group.  Seek inspiration in a few former and current Atlanta residents with quotes from Janelle Monae, Sara Blakely and other activists, businesswomen and...

4:58 PM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

Atlanta has served as a hub for the creative and business-minded for decades, but for International Women’s Day we’re highlighting a specific portion of that group.  Seek inspiration in a few former and current Atlanta residents with quotes from Janelle Monae, Sara Blakely and other activists, businesswomen and...
Centennial Olympic Park’s Fourth of July celebration: 5 thing to do this week in Atlanta
 Make the most of this holiday week by enjoying great food, free fireworks shows and concerts in Atlanta.  Whether you’re heading downtown to celebrate Independence Day, or you’re looking to stay in your neighborhood, your options are plentiful. Enjoy a great seafood dish in Atlanta this week. AJC readers voted Drift Seafood...

10:00 AM Sunday, Jul. 02, 2017

Make the most of this holiday week by enjoying great food, free fireworks shows and concerts in Atlanta.  Whether you’re heading downtown to celebrate Independence Day, or you’re looking to stay in your neighborhood, your options are plentiful. Enjoy a great seafood dish in Atlanta this week. AJC readers voted Drift Seafood...
Atlanta intersection closes as rainbow crosswalks installed
 LGBT Pride Month ended Friday, but Atlanta crews are working this weekend on a project that will symbolize support for the local LGBTQ community year-round. The intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street is closed for the installation of permanent rainbow crosswalks, Channel 2 Action News reported.  The intersection, which serves...

4:27 PM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

LGBT Pride Month ended Friday, but Atlanta crews are working this weekend on a project that will symbolize support for the local LGBTQ community year-round. The intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street is closed for the installation of permanent rainbow crosswalks, Channel 2 Action News reported.  The intersection, which serves...
Kendrick Lamar: 10 concerts to attend in July in Atlanta
 Waiting to purchase concert tickets for popular shows is always risky. Every month some of the biggest names in popular music visit Atlanta for highly-anticipated concerts. Some of them sell out soon after they’re announced, but in other instances a few tickets are available even weeks before the show.  Here are 10 can’t-miss...

6:28 PM Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

Waiting to purchase concert tickets for popular shows is always risky. Every month some of the biggest names in popular music visit Atlanta for highly-anticipated concerts. Some of them sell out soon after they’re announced, but in other instances a few tickets are available even weeks before the show.  Here are 10 can’t-miss...
Stone Mountain’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta
 Independence Day isn’t until next week, but local businesses and attractions will start celebrating the patriotic holiday this weekend.  Beat the crowds and experience the fireworks and celebrations a few days early throughout the city. The Basement will host a dance party that pays tribute to the musical contributions of...

10:00 AM Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017

Independence Day isn’t until next week, but local businesses and attractions will start celebrating the patriotic holiday this weekend.  Beat the crowds and experience the fireworks and celebrations a few days early throughout the city. The Basement will host a dance party that pays tribute to the musical contributions of...
Ponce City Market’s tower lights up for Pride Month
 Ponce City Market is celebrating Pride Month and the LGBT community throughout the remainder of June.  The mixed-use community has announced that the building’s tower will showcase a rainbow-themed display every night from 8:30 p.m.-midnight through June 30. The display will repeat every 40 seconds.  Flashback Fotos:...

6:27 PM Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

Ponce City Market is celebrating Pride Month and the LGBT community throughout the remainder of June.  The mixed-use community has announced that the building’s tower will showcase a rainbow-themed display every night from 8:30 p.m.-midnight through June 30. The display will repeat every 40 seconds.  Flashback Fotos:...
Atlanta Ice Cream Festival: 7 things to do in July
 The look of pure joy on this child’s face was enough to convince us that the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, and a few other events in July, can’t be missed.  Grab a friend and indulge in the sweet pleasures of summer. This is the 48th year of Atlanta’s famous 10k, drawing thousands of participants, volunteers and spectators...

8:22 PM Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017

The look of pure joy on this child’s face was enough to convince us that the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, and a few other events in July, can’t be missed.  Grab a friend and indulge in the sweet pleasures of summer. This is the 48th year of Atlanta’s famous 10k, drawing thousands of participants, volunteers and spectators...
Attend a local film festival: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta
 If last week’s rainy weather deterred you from going out and exploring the city, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make up for it this week. From a film festival to a family-friendly puppet production, here are our top picks for things to do throughout metro Atlanta this week:  Plaza Theatre will premiere four short...

10:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017

If last week’s rainy weather deterred you from going out and exploring the city, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make up for it this week. From a film festival to a family-friendly puppet production, here are our top picks for things to do throughout metro Atlanta this week:  Plaza Theatre will premiere four short...
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to perform the first concert at new Falcons stadium
 Country music icon Garth Brooks will play the first concert at the new home field of the Atlanta Falcons,  Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Brook will be joined by his wife Trisha Yearwood for an Oct. 12 concert at the new downtown Atlanta stadium, under construction next to the Georgia Dome. “Two of Arthur Blank’s goals for Mercedes-Benz...

4:02 AM Friday, Jun. 23, 2017

Country music icon Garth Brooks will play the first concert at the new home field of the Atlanta Falcons,  Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Brook will be joined by his wife Trisha Yearwood for an Oct. 12 concert at the new downtown Atlanta stadium, under construction next to the Georgia Dome. “Two of Arthur Blank’s goals for Mercedes-Benz...
Garth Brooks announced as first Mercedes-Benz Stadium concert performer
 BY JEWEL WICKER A country icon will host the first concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Garth Brooks will be joined by his wife Trisha Yearwood for a concert at the new Atlanta stadium on Oct. 12. “Two of Arthur Blank’s goals for Mercedes-Benz Stadium were to create premiere home venues for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United...

7:26 PM Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017

BY JEWEL WICKER A country icon will host the first concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Garth Brooks will be joined by his wife Trisha Yearwood for a concert at the new Atlanta stadium on Oct. 12. “Two of Arthur Blank’s goals for Mercedes-Benz Stadium were to create premiere home venues for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United...