Chastain Park Amphitheatre 2017 lineup spotlights Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

This post was originally filed at 7 a.m. Feb. 28, 2017.

Plenty of classic rock – and a nod to the New Wave of the ‘80s – highlights the 2017 Delta Live Nation Concert Series A at Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

Paul Simon, who played the Fox Theatre in May and has hinted that he might soon retire from touring, will return to Atlanta to kick off the Chastain season with a show on June 2.

Bookending the season is the power chord rock of Deep Purple – who are in the midst of their “Long Goodbye Tour” and plan to release the new album “Infinite” on April 7 – with musical mates Alice Cooper and the Edgar Winter Band. They’ll perform on Aug. 21.

Sheryl Crow will visit Chastain this summer.

Sheryl Crow will visit Chastain this summer.

Subscription tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 5 via www.chastainseries.com or by calling 404-233-2227.

Here is the full 2017 season:

Paul Simon – June 2 (non-table setup/no coolers or carry-ins)

The Gipsy Kings – June 17

Sheryl Crow – June 25

John Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter – June 27

The Moody Blues 50th Anniversary Tour – July 23

Retro Futura featuring Howard Jones, English Beat, Men Without Hats, Modern English, and Katrina and The Waves – July 28

Foreigner is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Foreigner is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham – July 29

Blondie and Garbage with Deap Vally – August 6

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper with the Edgar Winter Band – August 21

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