Cinco de Atlanta Music on Cinco de Mayo

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Check out the Atlanta music scene this Cinco de Mayo to hear some of the hottest bands the city has to offer.

The Atlanta Music scene will be buzzing with a variety of amazing festivals on Cinco de Mayo 2013. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 places to check out if you want to hear some music this weekend. So, grab a frosty, salt-rimmed margarita and head on over to one, or all, of the city’s concerts.

Fiesta Atlanta’s Cinco de Mayo Festival

The 7th annual Fiesta Atlanta will be held this Sunday at Centennial Olympic Park. This year’s festival will feature music from the hottest international, national and local recording artists, as well as mariachi music and Mexican folk dancing. There will also be a 5K, youth soccer clinics, arts and crafts and authentic international cuisine. For more information, visit the Fiesta Atlanta website.

Shaky Knees Festival

Although it doesn’t feature a Cinco de Mayo theme, the Shaky Knees Festival will have some of todays most popular acts including Band of Horses, The Lumineers, Drive by Truckers and many more. This festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade Music Park. For more information, visit the Shaky Knees Festival website.

La Raza Fest

If you’re looking to get out of the city for the weekend, then La Raza Fest is for you. Held at Lake Lanier Islands, La Raza Fest is Georgia’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival. Events will feature performances by Latin recording artists, mariachi bands, Mexican folk dancers and much more. Check out the La Raza Fest website for more info.

Cinco de Mayo at Atlantic Station

From noon to 9:30 p.m. this Sunday, head down to Central Park and Rosa Mexicano at Atlantic Station for a Cinco de Mayo event filled with delicious food, cold margaritas and tons of music. The event kicks off with a mariachi band and then continues with other talented musical acts including Havana Son, Great Barrier Reef and Arena Sound. The Atlantic Station website has all the info.

Quatro de Mayo Patio Party

If you can’t party on Sunday because you have an early morning on Monday, then you should visit the Quatro de Mayo Patio Party at {three} sheets. In addition to drink specials and savory treats, the event will feature live music on the patio until 9 p.m., and then a DJ will bring it on home until 2 a.m. Visit the {three} sheets website for more info.

We hope you enjoy these live Atlanta music events! And, don’t forget to be safe out there this Cinco de Mayo.

For more information on fun Atlanta events, check out the Fennerio Productions blog often!

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Get More Studio Gigs: Recording Etiquette for the First-Timer

Whether you aspire to be a highly sought after studio musician, are going into an Atlanta recording studio to make an album for yourself or band, or have just always wanted to have a digital copy of your voice singing along to your favorite karaoke track, there are some basic studio rules that you need to know.

Recently, Fennerio Productions’ very own managing partner, Luke Johnson, gave a master class at Kennesaw State University that addressed those issues. Below are some of the key points from his lecture.

Basic Studio Etiquette

  • Make sure you know commonly used recording terms.
  • Ask your recording engineer to adjust your headphone mix before the recording begins.
  • Be warmed up, but not exhausted when you go into a recording session.
  • Have your music down SOLID: Don’t waste time searching for notes or sight-reading the piece.
  • Show up early.
  • Get all of the details of the recording session up front so that you know your role in the mix.
  • Don’t sway or bob around the microphone.
  • Don’t tap your foot while you’re recording.

Ready to put this studio etiquette to the test? Contact Fennerio Productions today to schedule your studio time.

And, watch the video above for more helpful tips!

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Make a Video Card for Every Occasion

You need to get a card for someone, maybe it’s for a birthday or holiday. You go to the store and painstakingly review every card, agonizing over every minor detail until you find the perfect one. Then you take it to your loved one, they read it, and politely say thank you. What happens next? I’m sorry to say that most of the time your thoughtful card probably ends up in the trash, or stored away and never viewed again.

However, we have a solution for you so that you cut back on your time at the store and give your loved ones a unique greeting card that they will never forget: a video card!

Pick the perfect melody from a list of our prerecorded songs to show your friends, family, and significant others how you really feel. Send us the photos that you want to include, and we’ll create memories that will last forever. Or, if you’re feeling really creative, make an appointment at our studio to record a song of your very own. Either way, you’re sure to impress. Play the video above to see an example of what we can do for you.

The best part is, if you choose one of our prerecorded songs then you can do all of this from the privacy of your own home: No need to travel to the local store, and spend hours searching for the perfect card to say how you really feel.

There are cards for every occasion: Hanukkah, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentines day–the list is endless. Why not give your loved one a card that is truly special this year? Contact Fennerio Productions today for more information about our unique video cards.

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No Money, No Worries: Find Your Dream Atlanta Wedding Band on a Budget

Atlanta wedding bandsFinding true love is the easy part; planning a wedding on a budget, not so much. There’s a lot to consider on your big day: flowers, a wedding cake, food for your guests, the venue, your dress, music—the list just goes on and on. In today’s economy, money is tight, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality on your big day. At Fennerio Productions, we have world-class Atlanta wedding bands to fit any budget needs: no matter how big or small.

Having a budget for your wedding doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality or experience. From small ensembles and instrumental or vocal soloists serenading you while you walk down the aisle to DJs and large party bands rockin’ it out while you dance the night away at your reception, Fennerio Productions can provide it all. Continue reading

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Skip Atlanta, Stay Close to Home for Live Music on New Year’s Eve

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Stay Close to Home for Live Music this New Year's Eve

This New Year’s Eve, there are plenty opportunities to hear live music in Atlanta. However, for those of us who live in the suburbs, it can be a long and expensive trek that we can’t afford after spending several months of paychecks on holiday shopping. Fret not because you can still have a night of fun, right here in your own backyard.

For example, the historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre in downtown Marietta will be THE place on New Year’s Eve for local area residents. Presented by Gem City Hall of Fame, Inc., Guadalcanal Diary will “Bring It On Home” to their old stomping grounds as part of their 30th birthday reunion tour. The evening also includes performances by special guests The Dex Romweber Duo and Flamingo Royale as well as an after party on the 4th floor terrace of The Strand.

The show starts Saturday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for the concert and $45 for the concert and after party. For more information about this event, or to purchase tickets, visit The Earl Smith Strand Theatre website. Continue reading

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Bring in Some Holiday Cheer with Live Music at Your New Year’s Eve Party

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Hire a band for your New Year's Eve party

The food is selected, the decorations bought and the invitations sent out through Facebook. Now, all you need is to book the live music for your New Year’s Eve event, and your party prep will be complete. Wait, you’re not planning on hiring a live band for your big, end-of-the-year blowout bash? Think your party is too small, or that you can’t afford to book live entertainment? Think again. From large parties to small, we have the perfect ensemble for your event and your budget.

The addition of live music to your holiday happening is just what you need to take it from “nice party” to the talk of 2012, and we can help. We’re a musician contractor service that specializes in booking the perfect band to fit any client’s preferences. From a small jazz trio to set the ambiance for your intimate dinner party to blues-influenced roots rock for dancing the night away, we have the right band for your entertainment needs. Continue reading

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Fennerio’s Entertainment Services

Fennerio Productions is an entertainment service company started in 2005 by Luke Johnson as a project studio in Dallas, GA with the  intent of cutting demos for performing artists who couldn’t afford big label studio time. FP, while still operating as a recording studio, has since evolved into an organization that represents talented acts to preserve the wonderful experience of live music. We promote talented and professional artists in a variety of different genres to fit the diverse needs of our clients. We will work with you, no matter what the budget, to get the best possible fit for your needs. Please be sure to check out our webpage to see and hear our current artists. We look forward to working with you at your school, special event, or concert.

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