Month: August 2015

BACoS – Behind the scenes – 9/24/2015


The Key to Happiness – Chapter II

The 3-day music electronic music festival is back in Chattahoochee Hills, a 30-minute drive from Atlanta, for its third year.   Lodged on +/- 500 acres within the 8,000-acre of the Bouckaert Farm, an equestrian paradise owned by one of our Belgian citizens, the artists will perform among multiple uniquely designed stages.  Be ready for innovative and immersive experiences with mind-blowing décor, enchanting acts and animation, A-class camping, eccentric VIP areas and gourmet food..

TomorrowWorld is the daughter festival of the Belgian Tomorrowland, which celebrated its 11-year anniversary this July.   And this year for the first time, TomorrowLand camped on the mythical grounds of Itu in Brazil…

Before the festival starts, the Belgian American Chamber of the South (BACoS) invites you Behind the Scenes at TomorrowWorld on September 24th, 2015 from 4 pm.  During this exclusive members-only event, guests get the opportunity to take a sneak peek behind the scenes of the world-renowned electronic music festival: tour of the beautifully themed TomorrowWorld stages and the mind-blowing decor.  And to top that off, they will experience “The Gathering”, the warming up party for the TomorrowWorld campers!  This event is restricted to 21+ and costs $70 for members | $93 for non members. Advance registration recommended.

For more details and registrations about this BACoS event, visit their website.

Meet some of the Belgian artists expected on stage:

  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (Willebroek) are a Greek-Belgian electronic DJ duo composed of two brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios.
  • Yves V (Antwerp) is the artist name of the Belgian DJ Yves Van Geertsom. He is mainly known for his record “CloudBreaker” which he made in collaboration with the Belgian producer Basto.
  • Romeo Blanco (Antwerp) – Christened as future talent by CR2 Records, Romeo Blanco has continued to prove himself a worthy new member of Electronic Music Aristocracy.  Listen to his performance with Yves V.
  • DJ Licious (Antwerp) – Belgium-based but beaming the love of house all over the world with a blend of funky rhythms, groovy sax and smooth vocals: Dj Licious knows good vibes come from nothing but house music.
  • And many others like Chantal (Chantal De Smedt former THe Jelly Bellies), Kenn Colt, SoulCity (Antwerp), Micheal Thoelen (Tongeren), Stereo Killah (brothers Glenn & Mikey De Leener from Schepdaal), Prinz (Antwerp),…

And finally, the details for the festival:

  • Dates: September 25-26-27, 2015
  • Where: Chattahoochee Hills, GA
  • Tickets start at $137
  • Parking: Parking Passes are required for all vehicles entering site
  • Restrictions: strict 21+ age requirement. Anyone born on or after September 25, 1994 will not be permitted entrance, even if accompanied by an adult.
  • More info: visit the website

TomorrowWorld 2015

Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden – 8/9/2015


Join us for another twinkling event on Sunday August 9that 6.30 pm at the botanical gardens.  The Garden has been transformed by mesmerizing fiber optic art made from unique installations by Munro, a British artist internationally acclaimed for his use of light as an artistic medium. You will be able to stroll the newly developed Gardens of Storza Woods.  It is a self-guided tour.

Not only will you be enchanted by those sparkling attractions in the middle of the city but this is the perfect opportunity to meet new faces.

Experience our beATL-time: RSVP and purchase your ticket(s) online or at the boot upon arrival.

Logistics:

  • Meet us at the main entrance (fountain) – before the ticket boots – on Sunday August 9th at 6.30 pm.
  • Tickets for our chosen night are as follow: $19.95 Adult ($9.95 Member) | $13.95 Child age 3 -12 ($7.95 Member) | Child under 3 free.
  • Advanced tickets are highly recommended as there are only a limited number of tickets available per evening.
  • Tickets valid only for show date selected at purchase; non-transferable to another night; non-refundable; no rain checks.
  • Guest passes not accepted for this special event.
  • Everyone needs a ticket, including Garden members and all children.
  • No rain checks. Bring raincoats and umbrellas to see reflections of the lights enhanced by wet surfaces.
  • Limited $5 event parking is available on site in the SAGE Parking Facility. Take the Garden elevator to level 5R.  Multi-Visit Parking Passes are accepted.  Expect huge traffic so plan your arrival accordingly!
  • Dress accordingly for this outdoor walking experience!
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden | 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 | 404-876-5859
  • Call Patricia @ 678-386-3896 if you are stuck in traffic

August Belgian THIRSTday – 8/06/2015


Let’s start this ‘back-to-school’ month with a Belgian THIRSTday at the fabulously booming Krog Street Market, a 9-acre mixed-use development in Atlanta, located along the BeltLine trail at Edgewood Avenue in Inman Park.  We will meet from 7 pm at the Hop City Beer & Wine bar.

Try  to come early, especially if you want food.   Most of the dining/food stalls will be closed or sold out by 7pm. GU’s Dumplings (closes at 9 pm), Fred’s Meat & Bread (closes at 8.30 pm) and Grand Champion BBQ (closes at 7.30 pm or sooner if sold out) would be your best food options for the purpose of our gathering… The idea is to ‘stick’ together.   Superica (closes at 10 pm), Craft IzakayaThe Luminary (closes at 10 pm) and The Cockentrice (kitchen closes at 10pm) are ‘real‘ restaurants.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday August 6th, 2015 from 7 pm
  • Where: Krog Street Market | 99 Krog Street, Atlanta, GA 30307 around the Hop City Beer & Wine bar
  • Parking: limited free parking on site or $2-valet parking.
  • Curtesy RSVP (even if you are not coming), please.
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