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Published on December 22nd, 2014 | by Carver Rayburn


Just Peachy: Peach Bowl Events and Entertainment in Atlanta

No. 9 Ole Miss vs. No. 6 TCU



Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast

7:30am – 9:15am EST
FCA Breakfast will feature professional athletes, coaches, and celebrities who exemplify commitment, determination, and teamwork. Former NFL player Aeneas Williams will be the featured speaker. Call 770-596-0935 for info: $30 per person; 265 Peachtree Center Ave.



Georgia Power Chalk Talk & Football Feud

11:30am – 1pm EST
Ole Miss and TCU will face off in a game-show style event in the Football Feud. During Chalk Talk, Hugh Freeze and Gary Patterson will reflect on the 2014 season and discuss Peach Bowl prep. $75 per person, 265 Peachtree Center Ave. Buy tickets at peachbowl.com.


Fan Night at the Georgia Aquarium

5pm – 9pm EST
Located near the Georgia Dome at Pumberton Place, fans will enjoy food and beverages and the attendance of TCU/Ole Miss cheerleaders and mascots. The World’s Largest Aquarium features over 10 million gallons of water occupied by tens of thousands of exotic and local marine life. $28.95 per person, 225 Baker St NW.


Ole Miss Bowl Bash

8pm – 12am EST
The Biggest Rebel Party of the Year! Sponsored by the Ole Miss Alumni Association and Rebel Rags at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Tickets are $20 cash at the door. Cash Bar and Live Music. Wear Red for the Ultimate Pregame Party.



Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade

8am – 9:30am EST
Long regarded as the official kickoff for game day, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade spreads football festivity throughout downtown Atlanta. This FREE event launches at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Baker Street and concludes at the Georgia World Congress Center.


FanFest by Tyson

8:30am – 12:30pm EST
For kids and kids at heart. Pep Rally & Team Walks, where loyal legions of fans can provide final words of encouragement to the teams. Each squad’s band, cheerleaders, and mascot will also be on hand to lead in traditional fight songs and cheers. No other event gives fans an opportunity to interact with their favorite teams this close to kickoff. Georgia World Congress Center, $10 per person at the gate.


Shark Tank Party at The Ivy Buckhead

9pm – 2am EST
On Thursday, August 28, the journey began for the 2014 Ole Miss Football team in Atlanta by defeating Boise State 35-13. Chapter 3 in the Hugh Freeze era will come to a close Dec. 31 in the same place it started, where the Rebels will take on TCU in the The Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.  What better way to celebrate a Rebel victory than with your Fins Up and Drinks Up at Shark Tank Party 7: NYE ATL. 

Shark Tank Party 7 will be hosted at The Ivy Buckhead, the most popular bar in the Buckhead area. It will feature a complete open bar (Jack Daniels, Absolut, Fireball, etc). Mustache the Band from Oxford will headline, along with Atlanta DJs. Shark Tank Parties are known to sell out very fast, so get your tickets now while they are available. Fins up! Drinks up! Hotty Toddy!  3717 Roswell Road
Tickets are $100–$150, online only. Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 12th at Noon (central).


Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

12:30pm EST – Georgia Dome
No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels vs. No. 6 Texas Christian University Horned Frogs – tickets at stubhub are going for $110/per for nosebleed, up to $800/per Verizon Wireless Club Level.  The Local Voice Ligature

Click here to read “Charge of the Light Brigade,” by Carver Rayburn, a recap of this awesome Ole Miss football season and lead-in to the 2014 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.

This article was originally printed in The Local Voice #219 (published December 18, 2014).
To download a PDF of this issue, click here.


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About the Author

Carver Rayburn was born and raised an Ole Miss Rebel in Oxford, Mississippi. He has worked for many newspapers and magazines in both editorial and advertising, including OffBeat Magazine, The Hattiesburg American, The Meridian Star, The Neshoba Democrat, The Madison County Journal, The Clarke County Tribune, The New Albany Gazette, Southeastern Football Saturdays, and Rebel Yell. He currently lives in New Orleans and has a four-year-old son, Hart. You can contact Carver at carverrayburn@hotmail.com.

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