by Lindsey Jo Riley

On March 14-16, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF) returns for its fourth year to create opportunities for musicians and audiences to deepen their connection to Jewish music, culture, and each other. For the first time ever, these events will include a Grammy-Nominated headliner, Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories.

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“Featuring Lisa at our 4th Annual AJMF is an incredible opportunity,” explained Russell Gottschalk, Founder and Director of AJMF. “She’ll not only bring a broader audience to our Main Event, but her involvement will generate increased visibility for our entire 3-day festival. It’s an exciting year for AJMF and we look forward to celebrating fresh Jewish Music with music lovers throughout Atlanta.”

“I’m looking forward to performing at the AJMF… My Jewish heritage is very important to me, and I’m excited to share my new music with the Atlanta community,” said Lisa Loeb. Loeb’s new album NO FAIRY TALE hits stores Tuesday, January 29th. Media appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and NPR’s “Weekend Edition“.

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This year’s festival will feature a Jazz Night at Steve’s Live Music, Shabbat Service collaborative experience between Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Congregation Bet Haverim, Family Program featuring Lisa Loeb at Temple Sinai and a huge Main Event with headlining acts at Variety Playhouse.


Festival Schedule:

Thursday, March 14, 2013–Jazz Night

The 4th Annual AJMF begins with a Jazz Night at Steve’s Live Music featuring the Michael Feinberg Quintet and Jordan Dayan & Friends.

Featuring: Michael Feinberg Quintet and Jordan Dayan & Friends

When:  Thursday March 14 (doors 6:30, music 7:30)

Steve’s Live Music
234 Hilderbrand Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30328

Tickets: $15 online and at door; click here for tickets.

Friday, March 15, 2013–Shabbat Service

For the first time ever, AJMF will unite two communities for the Shabbat Service, which celebrates Jewish music through a unique, contemporary worship experience.

Featuring: musicians from Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Congregation Bet Haverim

When:  Friday, March 15 (service 7:30)

Ahavath Achim Synagogue
600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30327

Saturday, March 16, 2013–Family Program

Lisa Loeb begins her AJMF celebration with a performance of songs from her 2 children’s CDs at Temple Sinai on Saturday afternoon.

Featuring:  Lisa Loeb and Michael Levine

When:  Saturday, March 16 (1:30 doors, 2:00 music)

Temple Sinai
5645 Dupree Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30327

Saturday, March 16, 2013–Main Event

Grammy nominated Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories, Israeli Rock sensation Electra and Jewish Blues musician Saul Kaye will highlight and close the 4th Annual AJMF.

Featuring: Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories, Electra, Saul Kaye

When:  Saturday, March 16

Variety Playhouse
1099 Euclid Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307

Tickets: $25 advance and $30 at door, Click here to purchase tickets.

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