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Eddie's Attic, Decatur

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Eddie's Attic is a music club in Decatur, Georgia. Founded in 1992 by Eddie Owen, it is a venue for both local musical talent and musicians of some acclaim who often got their start in the Atlanta area. Artists who developed their fanbase at Eddie's Attic include Shawn Mullins, Sugarland, Michelle Malone, Justin Bieber, disappear fear, The Civil Wars, John Mayer and Crystal Bowersox. Eddie's Attic hosts a weekly open mic contest in which performers from around the United States compete; the winners advance to the semi-annual Open Mic Shootout, with a $1,000 grand prize at stake. Past winners of the Shootout include Atlanta's John Mayer, Shawn Mullins, Clay Cook, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Jennifer Daniels, The Brilliant Inventions and Tyler Childers. The contest has been hosted by Matt Arnett since 2012.

In March 2002, Owen sold the business to Todd Van Sickle, (then-husband of Sugarland member Jennifer Nettles) who in turn sold the business to Bob Ephlin in June 2005. In November 2011, Ephlin sold the club to concert promoter Alex Cooley and his business partner Dave Mattingly.
On May 11, 2012, founder and namesake Eddie Owen, who had remained the club's talent booker, was fired from his position and now hosts live music at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, Georgia.
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  • Music , artists and food awesome. I loved the free and convenient parking.Not a fan of the long steps but it is an attic  more »
  • Eddie's is one of those special escapes that I always look for in the midst of big city bustle. There I can continue to enjoy an intimate connection and interaction with between the performer and...  more »
  • Eddie's Attic is one of my favorite music venues in Atlanta. It's small but not cramped. The crowd is mindful of the house rules that it is a " listening room " . The food is good, grouper taco are exceptional! Wait Staff hustles and are attentive. Great place to see a show !
  • One of the best concert venues in Atlanta! Tiny little place holds maybe 100-120 people. It's classifies as a listening room and they expect you to be quiet and listen, which makes for a great show! Good beer lineup, very affordable and lots of parking nearby. Decatur is a great town to hang out in, get there early as you'll have plenty of options for drinks and dinner before the show.

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