My husband and I have fallen in love with Chastain Park Amphitheater. It is just the most unusual place to attend a concert. Last October we enjoyed Diana Krall and Chris Botti. This past Saturday night we enjoyed Chris Botti and Paula Cole. We were hoping for more of our favorites from the Italia CD, but it was still a fantastic concert. Luckily the rain held off.
The ambiance of attending a concert at Chastain is so unique…..the candles, the little tables, the food concert-goers bring in. It’s always interesting to observe how others set up their area and the different things they bring in….you get so many great ideas. We dined at Stoney River Steaks, but took cheese, grapes, crackers, and cheesecake along with us.
Below is a video I found on YouTube of Chris Botti performing Cinema Paradiso which we were able to experience at Chastain as well. The video isn’t the best, but the sound is great. Along with Chris Botti are Billy Childs on the piano, Billy Kilson on drums, James Genus on Bass, Mark Whitfield on guitar, and Gil Goldstein conducting.