COVID-19: Food that Rocks has been postponed to a TBD date. Learn More
  • Sandy Springs'

    Party of the Year!

  • All You Can Eat Tastes from More Than

    20 Favorite Sandy Springs Restaurants

    Tastings will be served until 9:30pm

  • Bottomless

    Wine, Beer and Cocktail Tastes

  • Live Music

  • Rain or Shine Event

    No Refunds. No Exchanges.

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Rain or Shine Event.
No Refunds. No Exchanges.

General Admission

7:30pm Entry

  • $60 Early Bird Feb 27 to March 3
  • $70 March 4 to May 2
  • $80 At the Door (if available)
VIP First Taster

6:30pm Entry

  • $80 Feb 27 to May 2
  • $90 At the Door (if available)

Sales tax and ticket fee not included

You must be at least 21 to attend!

Food That Rocks

A Celebration of Sandy Springs

It's time to eat, drink and party with a purpose. The fifth annual "Food That Rocks, a Celebration of Sandy Springs" is set for:

Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Food that Rocks 2020 - Postponed

Dear Friends of Food That Rocks and Sandy Springs,

In response to recommendations from the CDC, health organizations and City of Sandy Springs, the decision has been made to postpone and reschedule Food That Rocks to later this summer. Our main concern is always for the wellbeing of our attendees, sponsors and participating restaurants. We are sincerely just as disappointed as you are; however, we look forward to raising a glass to toast us all and celebrate our vibrant community.

All tickets purchased will be honored for the future date.

Thank you for your continued support and we will stay in touch with you and send updates as they become available.

Dale DeSena, Founder

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Food That Rocks is a rain or shine event.
Food & desserts will be served 6:30pm - 9:30pm.
You must be 21 or older. No refunds. No exchanges.

Food That Rocks is a celebration of Sandy Springs, bringing together our restauranteurs with those who love great food, fun and community, which makes this event a perfect fit as we begin to unveil the many opportunities for the community to gather at City Springs.

Mayor Rusty Paul,
Sandy Springs


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Food That Rocks

In the News

  • Sandy Springs Reporter

    Food That Rocks festival draws a crowd to City Springs
  • Atlanta Magazine

    In June, you can eat, drink, and party with a purpose at Food That Rocks, the city's signature outdoor taste-of event.
  • Atlanta Jewish Times

    Food and Fun Were Rocking - Food That Rocks returned to the City Green at City Springs June 8 with a hungry throng of 1,800.
  • AJC

    A celebration of the community's bustling dining scene, this year's expanded footprint features an evening of more than 25 Sandy Springs chefs & restaurants, cocktails and live music benefiting local charities
  • Northside Neighbor

    "A Celebration of Sandy Springs is back for its second year and has already proven how strong the city's restaurant scene is."
  • Atlanta Jewish Times

    "Food That Rocks was a great way to meet new neighbors, sample the great food in our area, and find out about charities doing amazing work — all in our back yard"
  • GAFollowers

    "Food That Rocks will also feature wine, beer, cocktail tastes and benefit Sandy Springs-based charities Second Helpings, Ian's Friends Foundation and the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance"
  • Roamilicious

    "Music, Mixology and Magnificent Food at Food That Rocks Festival on May 6th benefiting several Atlanta Charities"

Know Before You Go

  • Food that Rocks takes place at City Springs and is an outdoor event. Dress comfortably and come to enjoy the food and music.
  • You must be 21 years or older to attend Food That Rocks. Please have your ID handy for entry. No pets are allowed on site at Food That Rocks.
  • NO SMOKING: For the comfort and enjoyment of all guests, smoking is not permitted.
  • Security: Each guest will pass through a security screening, which includes wanding and a bag check. You can find a list of prohibited items at
  • Food That Rocks is a rain or shine event. No refunds, no exchanges.
  • Umbrellas are permitted to bring to Food That Rocks.


2020 Restaurants

Coming soon!

For one night only, some of Sandy Springs' favorite restaurants will be rocking the big tents in Sandy Springs City Green in the heart of Sandy Springs. This all-inclusive event will provide you with food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes from local mixologists, live music, and will benefit the Community Assistance Center, Ian's Friends Foundation, Second Helpings Atlanta.

Many Thanks to our 2019 Participating Restaurants:

3 Sheets
Battle & Brew
Bogartz Food Artz
Breadwinner Café
Casi Cielo
Chef Rob's Caribbean Café
Cibo e Beve
City Barbeque
Clean Juice
District M
Flower Child
Gus’s Fried Chicken
Hearth Pizza Tavern
Henri's Bakery
Hudson Grille
il Giallo
Kale Me Crazy
Mandolin Kitchen
The Select
Southern Bistro
The Springs Cinema & Tap House
Taco Mac
Taqueria Tsunami

More Tastes By

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
Nothing Bundt Cakes

2020 Entertainment


Join us for our rock-and-dance celebration with SAVED BY THE BAND– a party band for people who hate party bands.

SAVED BY THE BAND rises to your occasion by rocking out the music that you know and love. Their mix of 80s, 90s, and beyond promises to blow the roof off.

Here's a sampling of artists we will hear: Weezer. AC/DC. Billy Idol. Bonnie Tyler. Young MC. Prince. The Killers. Deee-Lite. Alanis Morissette. Tom Petty. B-52s. Jimmy Eat World. Pat Benatar. Bryan Adams. Violent Femmes. Simple Minds. Beastie Boys. Lenny Kravitz. The Clash. Rick Springfield. Metallica. Lisa Loeb. And – of course – Journey.

Come sing from your heart and hit us with your best shot.

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Charity Partners

Community Assistance Center

CAC brings together the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities to provide compassionate assistance to neighbors in need by providing financial support, helping to meet basic needs and promoting self-reliance. CAC works to prevent homelessness and hunger locally with the support of 28 congregations of all faiths, public and private grants, civic organizations, schools, businesses and individuals. Supporters provide financial resources, in-kind donations and volunteer manpower.

Community Assistance Center Needs Your Help!

Bring non-perishables to Food That Rocks! Community Assistance Center gives food to about 500 families a month and their food pantry reaches an average of 2,000 visits per month. Your generosity helps people in need! When you bring one (or more) of the goods below to Food That Rocks, you will be entered to win a raffle for a Food That Rocks prize package:

  • Boxed Meals
  • Cereal and Oatmeal
  • Dried Beans
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Pastas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice

For more information visit

Ian's Friends Foundation

Ian's Friends Foundation is committed to funding the support of pediatric brain tumor research.Their mission is to undertake and support initiatives at research institutions around the country that focus on developing new therapeutic methodologies for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors.

Second Helpings Atlanta

Second Helpings Atlanta's vision is to eliminate hunger in the Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. With a team of over 400 volunteer drivers, SHA serves as the link between a network of over 50 donors and the front-line agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis.

Many thanks to our

2019 Sponsors

In partnership with Visit Sandy Springs and City Springs, Food That Rocks is presented by Taste of Atlanta, the award-winning bites and bevs festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants.

BMW Emory
Children Hospital Oxygen Financial Northside Hospital Padre Azul Solomon Brothers Pinnacle Search Partners
Aston City Springs Boutinot USA Inc.
Alastair @ Aria Village Esthetique Tip Top Proper Cocktails Georgia Hemp Company
Classic Tents and Events Springs Cinema & Tapouse
City Springs Visit Sandy Springs

Media Partners

Simply Buckhead Indoor Billboard Network Reporter Newspapers Yelp Atlanta Home and Lifestyles James Magazine GA Voice Dining Out Magazine

Location & Parking

City Springs in Sandy Springs

1 Galambos Way Sandy Springs, GA 30328


Deck Parking is $5

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Contact Us

Founder and CEO

Dale Gordon DeSena

Event Manager

Wendy Bohannon

Sponsorship Sales

Faith Goldberg

Marketing Director

Charlsie Niemiec

Restaurant Coordinator

Jessica Dacey

Taste of Atlanta Main Office

1000 Johnson Ferry Rd
Suite C-100

Marietta, GA 30068

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