The 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is thrilled to announce A1A: The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show as the festival headliner on the Coca-Cola Main Stage Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Bringing Buffett’s tropical tunes to audiences nationwide since 1991, A1A offers an energetic performance and holds the title of the longest-running Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show in history.

“We were extremely saddened by the loss of Jimmy Buffett last year,” said Brian Hill, festival executive director and dedicated Parrot Head. “His laid-back vibe is a perfect fit for the festival, so we decided to honor his legacy with this year’s A1A show.”

Although the A1A performance at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is free to all, attendees can upgrade their festival latitude by sipping a margarita or other frozen concoction at an “Atlantaville” experience with the purchase of a Saturday Night VIP Ticket. This tiki bar- themed area is the perfect spot to toast the musician who invented tropical rock and celebrated the art of relaxing.

The Saturday Night VIP Ticket includes entrance to the fenced VIP area with seating, drink tickets to a dedicated bar, access to the Loaded Burger food truck for a paradisical “Cheeseburger on 10th St.,” and private bathrooms. Best of all, guests can purchase an upgraded VIP ticket that has reserved seating in front the stage where A1A will bring the island feel and sailing vibe that Buffett was known for.  Hawaiian shirts and flip flops are welcome but not required!

Saturday Night VIP Tickets:

$20 for VIP Area Access only

$40 for VIP Area Access and (2) beer/wine/liquor (full bar) drink tickets  
$60 for VIP Area Access, (4) beer/wine/liquor (full bar) drink tickets, VIP Area Access at Main Stage

*Food truck items not included in pricing. Prices increase April 1. 

Tickets are available at

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival also features these VIP events:

Party in the Park VIP Experience

Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

Noon – 4 p.m.

Party in the Park offers ticket holders the chance to upgrade their festival attendance with seating, private bathrooms, a private bar, lunch from the Loaded Burger/Loaded Taco food truck and more, all with a perfect view of the Coca-Cola Main Stage. 

  • General Admission: includes admission to VIP area, seating, private restrooms, beer and wine tasting, and access to food truck and cash bar. Tickets: $35 if purchased before April 1, $40 April 1-12, $45 at the door (lunch not included).
  • VIP Access with Lunch: includes all General Admission perks plus lunch from the Loaded Taco/Loaded Burger food truck. Tickets: $50 if purchased before April 1, $55 April 1-12, $60 at the door.
  • Platinum VIP Access with Lunch: includes all VIP Access with Lunch perks plus four drink tickets to use at VIP bar. Tickets: $75 if purchased before April 1, $80 April 1-12, $85 at the door.
  • Platinum VIP Access with Lunch Table Packages: Reserved tables for six or eight guests are available starting at $75.
  • Saturday Party in the Park tickets include access to Saturday Night VIP Area (access only, drinks and food not included). 

The 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place in Piedmont Park in Midtown 
Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, 2024. 



The city’s longest-running festival and the third-oldest fine arts festival in the country, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the arts and presenting the popular annual springtime event. Through its community programs, including the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, the festival provides art supplies and scholarships to high school art teachers and students in the metro area. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival has won awards and been recognized by the Society of American Travel Writers, “Sunshine Artist” magazine, the International Festivals and Events Association and the Southeast Festival & Events Association for its overall quality and excellent programs.

The 88th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival takes place April 12– 14, 2024, in Piedmont Park.