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Soul of the South: Gather 'round Opening Party

Thursday, September 29th, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Guardian Studios Guardian Works

Gather ’round’s opening party celebrating the soul of the South through unlimited food, drink, music and art! Join us as we kick off the second annual Gather ’round festival with a cultural celebration highlighting the talent defining the new south.


Flavors of the New South: A Global Pop-up Showcase – curated by Punk Foodie Atlanta has quietly built one most diverse pop-up scenes in the country serving up creative dishes from across the globe. Gather ’round will pay tribute to the creative forces behind todays top pop-up concepts as well as the pop-up alums that have gone brick + mortar.

Southern Brewer Standouts: A Tasting Experience – a curated tasting experience highlighting top southern breweries and their flagship beers.

SIP: Classic Southern Cocktails & Soundtracks – in no other area of the country does sound & flavor blend so beautifully as they do right here in our own backyard. Join us as we celebrate the cocktails that define our region and the sounds that set the stage. We will celebrate the distinct cocktail and musical culture of the South by pairing the regions top mixologists with curated soundtracks and live performances.

Guardian Studios Exhibition – we have partnered with the team at Guardian Studios to highlight Southern artists and their work. A curated gallery exhibit, projection art and more will enhance the environment at Soul of the South.

Join us on Atlanta’s Westside to experience the distinctive culture of the South and raise money for our non-profit partner, Giving Kitchen.