I will be visiting the Atlanta area multiple times this year. Is anyone aware of steam visits to the area this year? Any responses are appreciated
Might not be 1:1, but you asked about Live Steam....
Check out their website for Public run days.
There is a possibility Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth may host the Gramling's engine this year. I think it has been there before.
Also Georgia Agrirama in Tifton, GA (near Florida line). Not close, but they may still have steam running. They did about 10 years ago. Little 0-4-0. Not sure current status. Can be done in a day trip from the Atlanta area, as I did a few times.
Outside of that, regular visits of Southern 4501 to Summerville, GA (roughly 1:30 north of Atlanta) with excursions from Chattanooga.