Shane Harrison

Shane Harrison grew up in Pendleton, S.C., surrounded by dogs. When he wasn’t romping with them, he was forever parked in front of a cheap plastic record player, feeding it disc after disc of seven-inch vinyl. He spent several years working in record stores before landing at the AJC in 1990. After more than a decade writing about music, he’s now a digital audience specialist. He creates and curates lifestyle, arts and entertainment content for MyAJC.com.

Latest from Shane Harrison

Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, May 17
 The weekend is almost here, but it’s a little soggy outside. Maybe you’d like to stay out of the rain. Here are a few ways to do that.    ‘BARBECUE NATION’  Atlanta History Center is celebrating the art of barbecue with this new food-centric exhibition, focusing on the idea that this is a truly American...

Posted: 8 days ago

The weekend is almost here, but it’s a little soggy outside. Maybe you’d like to stay out of the rain. Here are a few ways to do that.    ‘BARBECUE NATION’  Atlanta History Center is celebrating the art of barbecue with this new food-centric exhibition, focusing on the idea that this is a truly American...
Funk Fest changes, others cancel or postpone due to weather
 It’s wet and icky out there, and it looks like that might be the case for a while. The forecast calls for rain, rain and more rain. That’s just beginning to translate into cancellations or postponements for some outdoor events coming up this weekend. Funk Fest at Wolf Creek Amphitheater isn’t canceled, but has made...

Posted: 9 days ago

It’s wet and icky out there, and it looks like that might be the case for a while. The forecast calls for rain, rain and more rain. That’s just beginning to translate into cancellations or postponements for some outdoor events coming up this weekend. Funk Fest at Wolf Creek Amphitheater isn’t canceled, but has made...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Friday, May 11 (and over the weekend)
 It’s looking like a warm and relatively rain-free weekend (see the weather and traffic report below), and there are plenty of opportunities to get outside. Here are a few options. FESTIVAL FUN It’s a big weekend for outdoor festivals all over the metro Atlanta area. If food is your focus, check out the Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival...

Posted: 14 days ago

It’s looking like a warm and relatively rain-free weekend (see the weather and traffic report below), and there are plenty of opportunities to get outside. Here are a few options. FESTIVAL FUN It’s a big weekend for outdoor festivals all over the metro Atlanta area. If food is your focus, check out the Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Tuesday, May 8
 We made it past Monday, and we’re already looking forward to the weekend. But there’s no need to wait until then to get out of the house for a little entertainment. Here are a few highlights, and some links to more options. “MARK STEINMETZ: TERMINUS” Mark Steinmetz finds something special at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta...

Posted: 18 days ago

We made it past Monday, and we’re already looking forward to the weekend. But there’s no need to wait until then to get out of the house for a little entertainment. Here are a few highlights, and some links to more options. “MARK STEINMETZ: TERMINUS” Mark Steinmetz finds something special at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, May 7
 It’s Monday, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Atlanta offers something fun, no matter the day of the week. Here are a few highlights, and some links to more options. “BARBECUE NATION” Wyatt Williams, writing for the AJC, says “[i]f there is a cornerstone to ‘Barbecue Nation,’ a new...

Posted: 18 days ago

It’s Monday, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Atlanta offers something fun, no matter the day of the week. Here are a few highlights, and some links to more options. “BARBECUE NATION” Wyatt Williams, writing for the AJC, says “[i]f there is a cornerstone to ‘Barbecue Nation,’ a new...
Things to do in Atlanta Friday, May 4 (and this weekend)
 It’s Friday, at last, and it finally feels like May in Atlanta. So let’s get out and have some fun this weekend. There are so many things to do over the next few days, but here are a few highlights, and some links to more options. SHAKY KNEES Beginning this afternoon, May 4, the Shaky Knees Music Festival will bring three days...

Posted: 21 days ago

It’s Friday, at last, and it finally feels like May in Atlanta. So let’s get out and have some fun this weekend. There are so many things to do over the next few days, but here are a few highlights, and some links to more options. SHAKY KNEES Beginning this afternoon, May 4, the Shaky Knees Music Festival will bring three days...
Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves at Infinite Energy Arena
 Little Big Town, which includes Georgia’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, played Duluth’s Infinite Energy Arena on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Kacey Musgraves opened the show. Kimberly Schlapman (left) and Karen Fairchild at the Infinite Energy Arena Saturday night. The country quartet has scored eight Top 10 country singles...

5:38 PM Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

Little Big Town, which includes Georgia’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, played Duluth’s Infinite Energy Arena on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Kacey Musgraves opened the show. Kimberly Schlapman (left) and Karen Fairchild at the Infinite Energy Arena Saturday night. The country quartet has scored eight Top 10 country singles...
Photos: Alabama plays sold-out Fox Theatre run
 Country music icons Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band energized their fans on the first of three sold-out nights at the Fox Theatre on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Atlanta. After a pair of sell-out shows in 2013, Alabama was back this weekend for a three-night run at the Fox Theatre. The fans’ love affair with the massively successful...

7:42 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

Country music icons Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band energized their fans on the first of three sold-out nights at the Fox Theatre on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Atlanta. After a pair of sell-out shows in 2013, Alabama was back this weekend for a three-night run at the Fox Theatre. The fans’ love affair with the massively successful...
Photos: Alabama at the Fox Theatre
Country music icons Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band energized their fans on the first of three sold-out nights at the Fox Theatre on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Atlanta.

6:10 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

Country music icons Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band energized their fans on the first of three sold-out nights at the Fox Theatre on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Atlanta.