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Our April Survey Winner: Judy Feinauer

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Our new program here at the Resort for rewarding our guests started recently and to say “Thank You” for providing feedback about their stay, we’re rewarding each winner with:

2-Night Stay in our Legacy Villas Private Concierge Program


This offer is all inclusive except for incidentals
This offer includes your room, tax, gate & resort fee, breakfast each day, one dinner* & one activity per person (Tranquility Spa, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, The Stables Equestrian Center OR Harbor Landing).

*Alcohol not included.

 

Our winner:

April: Judy Feinauer

La Raza and Cinco de Mayo!

Monday, May 6th, 2013

It was a fantastic weekend here at the Lake, and we were particularly excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Big Beach with our friends from La Raza 100.1 – Atlanta’s first Spanish-language FM radio station! The Wave Pool was rockin’, the Ferris wheel was rollin’, and everybody had a great time! The DJ set up shop on our floating stage off the shore and we opened up the beach to swimming under the watchful eyes of our excellent lifeguards.

Now, a lot of us see Cinco de Mayo as a International Margarita and Tequila Day, but that’s actually not the case. I bet you never thought you’d get a little history lesson here at this blog, but strap yourself in because that’s exactly what’s happening right now!

First and foremost, Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day – that’s in September. Cinco de Mayo is actually the day that the Battle of Puebla took place between the tiny Mexican army under General Zaragoza and the twice-as-big French army sent by Napoleon III.

Hurray for Mexican heritage and culture!

What else is going on?

Great news, beach fans: LanierWorld is opening THIS WEEKEND!! Our Facebook and Twitter pages are giving out great prizes all week long, so be sure to like us and follow us on both of those.

What’s new this year?

We have new club membership programs, which you can read about here. The Boardwalk will be open, and features the brand new Sunset Cantina!  Check out Bucky’s Game Station to get out of the heat for a while and sooth your PS3 and XBox360 cravings! Stroll over to the Scoop Shack Lakeside Creamery for some ice cream, and watch the Fun Time Players perform one of their amazing shows! Spend your evenings at LanierWorld checking out one of our new featured events – a different one every night! Whether it’s Masterpiece Tuesdays, Wake ‘n’ Surf Wednesdays, Low Country Boil Thursdays, Flip Flop Fridays, or Big Beach Parties on Saturdays, you’re sure to want to come back again and again!

Drivin N Cryin: The Event You Don’t Want To Miss

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

You know you’ve got chops when Rolling Stone Magazine throws a couple reviews your way. We’re talking about Georgia’s own Drivin N Cryin, and they’ll be playing right here at the Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater on Saturday, May 11. So come on over the opening day at LanierWorld, ride some water slides, soak in the sun on Big Beach, chill in the wave pool, stroll down the Boardwalk, and then head to the concert at 7pm for some great rock and roll. We can’t think of a better way to spend the day before Mother’s Day!

Ticket Info: $22.50 Section A Seating | $18.00 Section B Seating
Check the venue map here

Purchase Tickets Here

Oh, you’re wondering what Rolling Stone Magazine had to say about Drivin’ & Cryin’, aren’t you? Here’s the review:

“Crunching hard rock in the drivin part, brittle countryish balladry the cryin, with the two linked by a heavy dose of Led Zeppelinphilia. If Paul Westerberg had grown up worshiping Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton, the Replacements might have sounded something like this Atlanta band.”

Drivin N Cryin landed its first gig in October of 1985 at 688 Club in Atlanta, where local favorites Pylon and R.E.M. frequently jammed before they became famous. In fact, 688 Club had something of a reputation for launching Atlanta- and Athens-based bands who would go on to become headliners. That’s what happened with Drivin N Cryin too. The owners loved the band so much they signed a record deal and released their first album, “Scarred But Smarter” in the Fall of 1986, which was an immediate success on the college radio charts. After that, the band got snapped up by Island Records, and released “Whisper Tames the Lion” in New York City. That album gained them widespread acclaim, and with the music video for  “Can’t Promise You the World,” it looked like Drivin N Cryin were going to do just fine. It wasn’t until 1988, however, when the band returned to their hometown and played the Cotton Club that Atlanta’s long-term love affair really took off. Soon Drivin N Cryin was opening for R.E.M. at a sold-out Fox Theater and releasing another album, “Fly Me Courageous.” “Fly Me Courageous” the song became a massive rock radio hit, in no small part driven by the true story that Navy pilots were listening to cassingles of the song in their cockpits as they bombed Baghdad during Operation Desert Storm. Since then, Drivin N Cryin has been jamming and touring on and off, picking up new musicians, and reenergizing their sound. Critics and fans agree though, that Drivin N Cryin live is definitely a must-see event!

Have you seen the new venue yet? Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater offers great acoustics in the open air, right next to the water where boats can anchor and hear the concerts too! Section A offers normal outdoor seating, while Section B is allocated to lawn chairs. There’s even lawn seating around the sides! This is going to be one of the best places to watch outdoor concerts this summer!

What A Weekend!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We had an action-packed weekend here at the Lake, with not one, but two open parties hosted at Sunset Cove! We’re ratcheting it up a gear in preparation for the summer season, and we simply can’t wait to get it all going!

Full Moon Party

On Friday, the first Full Moon Party of the year quite literally went off with a bang as our fireworks extravaganza delighted the crowd in and around Sunset Cove. It was a crazy fun event with our Man of the Moon, Sonic, representing Power 96.1, a stilt-walking clown juggling light-up bowling pins, a 16-foot tall puppet giving out really high fives, and a fire breather dancing to the mad beats laid down by the DJ! The Sunset Cove docks were full up, and a dozen or so boats were anchored offshore for a prime view of the fireworks. Even before the sun went down, guests played several games of volleyball and enjoyed the sun setting

Mark your calendars for next month’s Full Moon Party at Sunset Cove, Sunday, May 26th.

 

Squeeze the Clown

Jimmy Pyro and awesome party-goer

This guy had to dance RIGHT NOW.

And we mean RIGHT NOW!

Music, Beach & Brew Fest

These crazy guys were trying a sip of Sweetwater.

Saturday came and with it hundreds of guests clamoring for a taste, or rather, many tastes of a variety of craft beers from all over the United States. Vendors from Sweetwater, Ace, Aguita, Founders, Mad River, Victory, Lagunitas, Saw Tooth, Dale’s, Jack Daniel’s, Jailhouse, and so many more showed up and set up shop around Sunset Cove to water the thirsty crowd. We saw a forecast of rain, but it held off until the later evening, and it really ended up being a nice day, although a bit cool. There were live performances all day on our new stage by the OCD Band, Celebrity DJ Gary Braner and SMACK. We’ll definitely be doing this one again, so keep an eye out for next year’s Music, Beach, and Brew Fest!

Some of the beers featured on Saturday.

 

Labor Day Festivities 2012 (8/31 – 9/3)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

We’ll have live music & entertainment all weekend! Plus, come out to see our fireworks display on Sunday night!

Be sure to come out and see all these great acts:

Friday, August 31st:

Kurt Thomas at Sunset Cove
6:30-10:30pm

Saturday, September 1st:

Brad Lacey at Sunset Cove
1-5pm

Atlanta Machine at Big Beach
5-9pm

Sunday, September 2nd:

Bob Nowicki at Sunset Cove
1-5pm

Asphalt Eyes at Sunset Cove
6pm-10pm

Monday, September 3rd:

Robert Meadows at Sunset Cove
1-5pm