A part of the historic Underground Atlanta, Kenny's Alley is a popular place to grab a cocktail and wear some of the tread off your dancing shoes. The venue is not only home to outdoor concerts, but is also adjacent to buzzing nightclubs and a chic lounge where you can get dinner before your evening of adventure begins.
Underground Atlanta was unveiled in the late 1960s and quickly became a hot spot for eating, drinking and entertainment. The venue closed for about six years in the 80s, but reopened with gusto, including the addition of new bars and restaurants in Kenny's Alley. It's hard to believe now, but for a short time this venue was home to a police headquarters. These days, the street has replaced squad cars with revelers and it's home to latest last call anywhere in Atlanta: 4 a.m.
This venue hosts a lot of independent artists and up-and-coming talent, and locals love to come out and support Atlanta singers. The venue also welcomes touring bands, and the crowds really pour in during annual events like the Heritage Cultural Arts Festival and Sweet Auburn Spring Festival. Come New Year's Eve, Kenny's Alley hosts the famous Peach Drop, the largest New Year celebration in the South. In the fall, Oktoberfest brings German culture and lots of beer to the Alley.
Concerts at Kenny's Alley take place outside, between the doors of Underground Atlanta nightclubs and under the Georgian sun (or stars). All admission is general admission standing room only, and it's easy to grab a drink at one of the neighboring bars within steps of the outdoor stage.
Atlanta is the peach of the South, and it counts among its native sons and daughters plenty of R&B and hip hop talent. When you're not soaking up one of the concerts, football games or summer festivals, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy nature and culture. Have a picnic in Piedmont Park before visiting the creatures at the Georgia Aquarium, and you can enjoy the best of land and sea within hours. After a relaxing morning, you may feel like buying the world a Coke. Make your way to the World of Coca-Cola to tour memorabilia and exhibits related to your favorite soft drink. After freshening up, prepare for show time. On nights you're not at Kenny's Alley, the famous Fox Theatre welcomes you to see some of nation's best musical theater. At Symphony Hall, you can see Broadway stars as well as country stars and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
It's likely Kenny's Alley was named after P.J. Kenny, a former Atlanta saloon owner.