Friday, June 15, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Tickets to “Freaky Friday” at Piedmont Park

No summer in Atlanta is complete without watching a live show while picnicking with your family! It is quintessential family fun in my opinion, which is why I’m giving away four free tickets to a live performance of “Freaky Friday” at Piedmont Park!

The hit musical will be playing at the Promenade at Piedmont Park June 20 – 23, and this set of tickets is for the Thursday, June 21, performance. You can enter the giveaway by heading to my Instagram post and making sure you are following both me and Horizon Theatre, as well as tagging your squad in the comments, since each tag counts as an entry.
A shot from Horizon Theatre's production of "Freaky Friday" (c) Greg Mooney
“Freaky Friday” is based on the book and movie of the same title and tells the story of a mom and her teenage daughter accidentally swapping bodies. It is scored by a Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning creative team and directed by the award-winning Heidi Cline McKerley, so you know this show will be good!
(c) Greg Mooney
The set of four tickets in the giveaway is for the reserved seating section, which guarantees you a spot close to the stage so you have a great view. That means you don’t have to arrive super early to claim your spot on the lawn: You can arrive just before the show starts, bypass the crowds, and still get a great view of the stage.

Feel free to bring some blankets or low beach chairs (with backs no taller than 24 inches), your favorite food and drinks, and enjoy a picnic with your family as you watch the live performance. The only thing to keep in mind is that you cannot bring glass or alcohol to this event; however, wine and beer will be available for sale inside the park.
Last year's performance in Piedmont Park (c) Horizon Theatre

If you forego bringing your own food, there will be food trucks inside the park, in addition to a concessions bar. But, if you do choose to bring your own picnic, here are five places where you can stock up on the best handheld bites:

Ocean Market: This downtown cafe is known for their crepes, both sweet and savory, so they'd be perfect to enjoy at a picnic. If you prefer a healthier option, pick up some of their entrée salads -- their variety will impress you (and make it difficult to choose).

Bellina Alimentari: This Ponce City Market store has your Italian basics covered! They have a great selection of cured meats and cheese, an impressive selection of to-go foods in addition to their regular menu, as well as awesome desserts.

Lee’s Bakery: Located on Buford Highway, this Vietnamese restaurant is known for its bahn mi sandwiches! Pick up enough for your whole crew and throw in some drinks, like boba smoothies, Thai tea, and Vietnamese coffee – noms!

Caravaca Market: The new European café and market in midtown has a variety of items to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. We’re talking pizza, sandwiches, prepared cold foods, and lots of beverages, including alcoholic ones.

Chicken Salad Chick: Pimento and chicken salad sandwiches are must-have picnic items, and this eatery has a huge variety of flavors to choose from. Another nice perk? It has locations all around Atlanta, including Buckhead, Vinings, Marietta, Kennesaw, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming.

So, stock up on your picnic supplies and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the four free tickets to see “Freaky Friday” on Thursday, June 21 on my Instagram! Good luck to everyone who enters!

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