When talking about the Music scene in Georgia, it is very doubtful that Alpharetta is brought up immediately, if at all. When you consider the shadow that Atlanta casts it's not hard to see why. In Atlanta, one has a myriad of choices when it comes to music tastes, such as popular main stream shows, as well as the seemingly endless clubs and venues that cater to the underground. While this makes a small place like Alpharetta an underdog of sorts, it's not necessarily out of the running.
One could dig deep and pull out a few hole-in-the-wall places to visit, but there comes a time where the obvious needs to be stated. For anyone looking for music and shows, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is the first place to look.
Opening May 10, 2008, it has since held performances by many influential musicians and bands ranging from the Eagles to AFI. The sheer variety that the Amphitheater boasts is incredible, when a venue can satisfy the needs of a wide spectrum of genres, it's clear they have no real target audience in mind; which in this case is a good thing. With no specific genre to hold to, it's easy to book all kinds of different shows. This can be clarified in the 2010 season. It was there that The Scorpions played not even a year apart from Maroon 5 and Sheryl Crow, three names that have very little to nothing in common. All of which started in vastly different musical backgrounds, and some even decades apart.
Though it is only 5 years old, and does not have much history to speak of yet; the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta has become a staple in entertainment in the surrounding areas, and will continue to provide shows and events for many years to come.