This Labor Day weekend, Stone Mountain Park honors the American spirit through a three-day celebration from September 5-7, highlighted by an extra long fireworks show and free concerts. Featuring songs about working men and women, the extended fireworks display will be seen all three nights after the park’s famed Lasershow. On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Last Blast of Summer concerts begin at 4:00 P.M. providing a variety of live entertainment presented by country TV channel, Great American Country (GAC), and contemporary country radio station, KICKS 101.5 FM. The fireworks, Lasershow Spectacular and concerts are free with $10 paid parking.
Songs that pay tribute to the contribution of American workers accompany the special fireworks celebration. The line-up includes Christina Aguilera’s “Car Wash,” Dolly Parton’s “9-5,” Craig Morgan’s “Little Bit of Life,” Bachman Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business,” Huey Lewis’ “Workin’ For A Livin’” and Loverboy’s “Working For the Weekend.”
On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Last Blast of Summer event features three free concerts followed by the Lasershow and fireworks. The event offers a variety of entertainers presented by GAC and KICKS 101.5 FM, including national recording artist Lane Turner, country trio Eden’s Edge and U.S. Navy Band patriotic favorite, Pride.
The concert headliner, Lane Turner, was most recently featured on the popular show The Next GAC Star. Turner will perform songs from his latest release including “Where’s A Sunset (When You Need One),” and “Little Book of Matches.” Nashville’s Eden’s Edge takes the stage before Lane Turner. The trio is driven by awe-inspiring musicianship, skillful songwriting and a dynamic live show Eden’s Edge is already embraced by audiences who sing along with every word. Pride, the U.S. Navy Band Southeast’s seven piece contemporary ensemble, is a high-energy unit with a repertoire of hits spanning 50 years, making it an ideal group to kick off the evening of concerts.
Last Blast of Summer line-up on Sept. 5 (times subject to change):
4:00 P.M. U.S. Navy Band Southeast “Pride”
5:30 P.M. Eden’s Edge
7:00 P.M. Lane Turner
9:30 P.M. Lasershow Spectacular with extended fireworks show
Families are invited to come early to enjoy all of the park’s attractions. Popular attractions like Sky Hike and the Summit Skyride are open 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. all weekend long. A One-Day Adventure Pass, including access to all attractions, is $26 Adult / $21 Child. For best ticket prices, visit your local Kroger.
Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See…” Stone Mountain Park is located just 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta. To get to the park, take I-285 to exit 39B, Highway 78 East. Stone Mountain Park is exit #8 on Highway 78. More information on Stone Mountain Park attractions including hours of operation, is available at stonemountainpark.com or at 770-498-5690.