Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, renamed Neranenah, begins Thursday

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Neranenah, formerly known as the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, kicks off Thursday evening to usher in a winter season of stunning musical performances rooted in Jewish culture.

Through April, a variety of Grammy-nominated artists, jazz icons and regional artists will take to stages from Sandy Springs to Midtown Atlanta for a months-long concert series.

After a hiatus in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, what was formerly the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, the music and cultural series was rebranded under the Hebrew musical name Neranenah, meaning “to come together and sing” and returns to in-person shows.

The festival begins Thursday, December 16 at the Byers Theater at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, where the majority of events will take place.

For more information about the Neranenah Cultural Event Series and to purchase your tickets today, please visit

Here is the Neranenah events calendar:

Joe Alterman Trio Feat. Person from Houston
Thursday, December 16, 8:00 p.m. at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center

Michael Feinstein performs the American Jewish Songbook
Thursday, January 13, 8:00 p.m. at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center

Relaxation with the well
Friday, February 25, time to be determined at Urban Tree Cidery

ATL Collective relives the sounds of chess discs
Thursday, April 23, 8:00 p.m. at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center

Celebrating Norman Granz with Benny Green, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton
Thursday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center Rich Auditorium

This article was originally published on Sandy Springs Patch