MARTA entertains riders with Artbound this December
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will feature live music from local performers at eight rail stations through the end of 2017.
The 20 musicians were selected during a two-day audition held at Five Points Station in September.
The music represents different genres and will be performed live, daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Five Points, Hamilton E. Holmes, Kensington, Lindbergh, North Springs, and West End Stations and on Falcons game days and New Year’s Eve at Dome and Peachtree Center Stations.
“Atlanta is an incredible hub of dynamic talent in the arts,” said MARTA Arts Administrator Katherine Dirga. “Offering live music to our patrons makes the holiday commute more enjoyable and provides a large audience for local musicians.”
MARTA’s arts program, Artbound, is also partnering with the Serenbe Institute to present performances by the Terminus Modern Ballet Theater and Serenbe Playhouse on Tuesdays in December at Five Points Station.
The Serenbe Playhouse Apprentice Company will perform Playhouse Cabaret, a traveling variety show featuring holiday song and dance numbers, on Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. The performance is high energy and family friendly. Terminus Modern Ballet Theater, which includes five former Atlanta Ballet principal dancers, will perform excerpts of LORE, a folk-inspired story of family lineage as told through dance on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
One percent of MARTA’s annual budget is allocated for its Artbound program which was developed to enhance the ridership experience through visual and performing arts.