Labor Day Weekend is almost here. Considered by many as the last holiday weekend of the summer (well, I shall disagree since my personal holiday, my birthday, comes up this weekend), some people are focused on making this weekend count. And if you are looking for a fun, festive setting where there is something for everyone, young and old (along with other age groups and demographics in between), the Atlanta International Water Park is where you want to be.
After all, given last year's attendance of 3,500, Life's a Fish and Then You Fry.
Thanks to the creative team of Anthony A.J. Joiner and Christopher "Cocktails" Cornell, what started as a simply house gathering is growing into one of the larger festivities in metro-Atlanta. This year's edition is hosted by V103 radio personality Daminon "Da-Da" Lewis, and with the lineup and activities that are part of this year's event, it promises to be one of the most reasonable events (tickets are only $10) around.
The music acts scheduled to be a part of the August 31st event include a blend of r and b, hip-hop, poetry, and comedy-based artists that appeal to multiple audiences. DJ Lamarrous, Karlous Miller (another one of the hosts), Tony Towerz, along with "old-school" and "middle-school" artists Chubb Rock and DJ Kool are just some of the myriad of performers.
As for the rest of the lineup? You may want to ask somebody or better yet, just be a part of the day's events.
The 3pm-12am (ending Sunday morning) affair is more than just a party. A number of organizations are present, sharing helpful information ranging from health and other related information and services, and there are activities present for younger kids.
Again, tickets are $10 per person. Since food (primarily the featured food, fish) and drinks are available for purchase at the event, no outside food is permitted; attendees may bring lawn chairs only, and bag checks are done (by law enforcement) making sure the focus is on having a fun time.
Proceeds from the event are supporting Project A.R.M. The 501c3 provides community programming through the lens of arts, ranging from poetry, spoken word, music, and other creative art forms.
If you are fishing for fun this Saturday, to add to your "social dish", consider attending Life's a Fish; otherwise, you might just fry.