Voted Creative Loafing Atlanta’s Best OTP (Outside the Perimeter) Music Club for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014! Sweetwater LIVE began in 2002 as a way to bring metro-Atlanta’s talented local music scene to Duluth, Lawrenceville, and Gwinnett County. Sweetwater LIVE has developed into one of Atlanta’s premier music venues, hosting hundreds of local bands with a diverse array of genres for everyone who enjoys live original music. Represented genres and musical styles include rock, alternative, metal, blues, progressive, funk, grunge, hard rock, ska, indie, punk rock, instrumental, and much more.

$8 cover for 21+; $12 cover for 18-20 for most shows.

Thank you for your interest in playing Sweetwater LIVE at Sweetwater Bar and Grill. Though we sincerely appreciate any artists/bands that would like to perform for us, due to the volume of requests, please fit the following criteria before contacting us…

  • A full-scale band with all members at least 18 years of age.
  • Based in the metro-Atlanta area (or within an hour of Duluth, Georgia).
  • Can play at least 40 minutes of original music or covers

Bands interested in a show can text or leave a message for Fran Gilbert at 770-547-7592 or email