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Retrofest 2023

Inaugural Retrofest at INOLA July 29, 2023. Gates open at 5pm


July 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 11:30 pm


INOLA Orchard Pavilion

9265 Blue Ridge Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513 United States


Gate Opens at 5pm
Lethal Rhythms DJ begins 5:30pm
Concert hours at 7pm-11:30
Venue closes at 11:45pm

$12 – $200 A range of packages available


with special guests WALRUS


  • A selecction of food trucks
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase
  • No outside food or drink allowed
  • No coolers allowed


Join us for the biggest summer party in Blue Ridge. We have two 80’s bands plus a DJ to keep you on the dance floor all night long.

Tickets start at only $30, but you are going to want to be a VIP. Our platinum VIP tickets have LOTS OF PERKS, and will sell out QUICK!

VIP Platinum tickets are only $200 and you get

  • Premier table seating
  • Access to Wythe Estate (adjoins the concert area) as a hospitality respite with private restrooms, 5pm to 11:30
  • Hors d’ Oeuvres and buffet dinner at Wythe until 9pm
  • Full bar included at the Wythe until 11pm
  • Band meet and greet at the Wythe prior to White Animals on stage
  • The White Animals signed, event T-shirt
  • Valet parking for one car

The Bands


The WHITE ANIMALS are a talented and influential group. They blended the sounds of ’60s garage rock, 70s British punk, and reggae dub beats to create a funky new-wave rock sound that was unique and exciting. Their live shows were legendary, and they quickly developed a loyal following in the Southeast. Although they never achieved mainstream success, the White Animals left a lasting legacy on the music scene.

White Animals 80s Band

“The White Animals were one of the most exciting bands of the 1980s. Their music was a unique blend of garage rock, punk, and reggae, and their live shows were legendary.” – Rolling Stone

“The White Animals were a truly original band. They had their own unique sound, and they weren’t afraid to experiment. They were one of the most influential bands of their time.” – The New York Times

“The White Animals were a great band. They were talented, creative, and passionate. Their music is still enjoyable today, and they deserve to be remembered as one of the great bands of the 1980s.” – AllMusic

Special Guests: WALRUS

special guest band WALRUS

Straight from the cassette player in your first car…80’s Rock Band WALRUS will perform high-energy college rock songs will return you to your college days when the perform songs you remember from R.E.M, INXS, The Replacements, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, The Cult, and the Hoodo Gurus to name a few.

Ticket Packages

Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door.


Wetherburn Tavern RETROFEST Weekend Package – $7000
Stay the weekend at INOLA and invite your friends. Our Wetherburn Tavern overlooks the concert venue, on main street, 800’ away.  The upstairs suite sleeps 4 (king bed + queen pullout couch).  On main floor, event space for up to 40 guests.  Package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation for 4 (Friday July 28th at 4pm to Sunday the 30th at 11am)
  • Use of Wetherburn Tavern event space with catering/warming kitchen
  • 40 VIP Solid Gold Tickets. 
  • 10 parking spaces near the Tavern.
  • Contact Susie to book: 678-431-9270 or susie@InolaBlueRidge.com

Hampton Inn
We have secured special pricing at the Hamton Inn for Retrofest weekend. You’ll need to use our special link to get this rate, or if you book on the phone, tell them you are part of Retrofest 2023.


Susie Council


Certain restrictions apply.
Beer, wine, water and soft drinks sold at the venue. Food and cool food trucks onsite. NO OFF-SITE FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED, NO COOLERS.

Unruly patrons may be removed from the venue with no refund. Concert, rain or shine. If Venue must cancel at its sole election, purchaser understands that the event will be rescheduled. No refunds. Complimentary shuttle bus.

Please drink responsibly.


Such a magical and beautiful place

This venue is just amazing! It’s beautiful and so classy. The owners are wonderful people and go above and beyond!


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