An exceptional educational festival for your music students in Atlanta!

Southern Star Music Festival

The Southern Star Music Festival was created in 1993 in order to provide a fun and educational festival for elementary, middle, and high school music groups. As each group performs, three veteran music educators provide scoring and feedback. Each group has the choice to enter for the following categories: Competition/Rating, Rating Only, or Comments Only, and can also request a short onstage clinic with one of the adjudicators. Every group receives judges’ comments, a recording of the performance, and a custom trophy. Groups may also compete for a Sweepstakes Trophy by attaining the highest score in their age/group classification, as well as a Grand Champion Trophy by attaining the highest score in either the entire Choral or Instrumental Division.

Performances are held in the Riverside EpiCenter Theatre, located next to Six Flags Over Georgia. Through our partnership with Six Flags, we provide specially priced packages for purchase. The park is open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Spring and our Awards Celebration is held there each Saturday night at 7:00 pm. All groups are encouraged to attend this fun and festive event! All attendees must purchase a park ticket to enjoy the rides and attend the Awards Celebration. If you decide not to attend the Awards Celebration and/or choose Festival Only, your trophy, recording, judges’ comments, and evaluations will be available at the EpiCenter approximately ten minutes after your performance.

More detailed information is available in the Southern Star Music Festival Directors Handbook, located in the drop-down menu.

2023 Southern Star Music Festival
March 24th and 25th 2023 April 28th and 29th 2023
April 14th and 15th 2023 May 5th and 6th 2023
April 21st and 22nd 2023 May 12th and 13th 2023
Holiday in the Park 2020 for Choral
December 5th 2020
December 12th 2020

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Southern Star Music Festival
635 Sunset Dr., Norcross, GA 30071