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The Best Local Talent to See in Atlanta This Summer

 Drumroll, please! You voted, and the results are in: Here are the top picks in the A!

Best Visual Artist: Laura Esposito
The Inman Park-based beauty and JEZ’s very own 2018 Most Eligible says she’s inspired by light, as evidenced by the flecks of gold she incorporates into her stunning paintings. Great news: She accepts commissions. @lauraespositoart 


Best Singer-Songwriter: Brynn Elliott
The rising pop queen from Sandy Springs has been climbing up the charts with her single “Might Not Like Me”—and stealing the hearts of listeners everywhere in the process. Next up, the blond babe hits the road for her first tour, with a pit stop at the Fox Theatre April 2. @brynnelliottmusic

Best Startup: Usit
Millennial moms and dads, take note: This babysitting platform connects the A’s busy ’rents with local university students and is supereasy to customize with specific sitter requirements or check for referrals. Hello, date night. @usit_app

Best Band: Yacht Rock Revue
Get your ’70s and ’80s soft-rock groove on with this local group—there’s a reason YRR sold out the 6,500-seat Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Catch ’em at the Coca-Cola Roxy May 3 to see for yourself. @yachtrockrevue

Best Athlete: Julio Jones
This superstar wide receiver for the Falcons (who played at the University of Alabama) is a total beast, having led the NFL in receiving yards in 2018. @juliojones_11