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Blues Festival and Mountain Bike Race in August

6 Jul

 

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On August 21st there will be two great events for guests to consider attending. One is a Blues Festival and the other is a Mountain Bike Race.

The Blues Festival will be held at R Ranch which is located a few minutes away from Cedar House Inn. Tickets will be limited so ordering early would be recommended. Tickets are $40.00 each  and includes a full 12+ hours of great blues music beginning at 11AM which gives you plenty of time to enjoy Mary Beth’s great breakfast at the inn.  Headliners James Cotton and Johnny Winter take the stage around 9PM and you might just get the performances of a lifetime. Other talent includes the Reverb-O-Rockets, WSNB, Men in Blues, Robert Lee Coleman and Sammy Blue. For more information visit website.

The Fools Gold Mountain Bike Race is a 50 and 100 mile race and is the 7th race in the National Ultra Endurance Series. Expect lots of single-track and double-track with a fair dose of gravel road grunts. There are a couple of longer sustained climbs, but the rollers will probably be the ones to get you. The 100 miler race starts at 7am and the 50 miler starts at 7:15am. For more information on entry fees and the course route visit website.

Free Concert 6/4/2010 Downtown Dahlonega

17 May

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Stay with us 6/4/2010 and attend the First Friday Night Concert Series  featuring the Remember When Band. They will perform favorite songs from 1940 to 1980.  The concert will be held in Downtown Dahlonega’s beautiful Hancock Park.  Bring lawn chairs for a great evening.  Arrive early, enjoy excellent downtown shopping, and pick up your picnic from any of downtown’s popular restaurants. Members of the Remember When Band are: Laura Bartlett, Pat Sandhagen, Sally Schiff, Carey Woodall, Lyman Hammond, Tim Horne, Doug Schiff, Clyde Gaddis, and Robert Sandhagen.
 
The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.  Dancing and socializing are encouraged. Admission is free.

Return to Cedar House Inn for a great night’s sleep and a wonderful breakfast the next morning.

First Friday Night Free Concerts May-October

27 Apr

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The “First Friday Night Concert Series” in Downtown Dahlonega announces a thrilling six-month schedule of outdoor concerts.

Shows will be held May through October at Downtown’s beautiful Hancock Park. Book a room or yurt with us and make your plans to attend one of the following events. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fun in downtown Dahlonega.  All concerts are held from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Arrive early, enjoy excellent downtown shopping, and pick up your picnic from any of downtown’s popular restaurants.

The First Friday Night Concert Series begins May 7 with the band Emerald Rose.  With their rousing blend of  vocal harmonies, Celtic & world music instrumentation, diverse songwriting, rocking renditions of Irish & Scottish classics, and an energetic performance style, Emerald Rose entertains.  

On June 4 the Remember When Band  returns to all you favorite songs spanning the generations between 1950 and 1990.

For the kickoff of the Independence Day weekend, the July 2 concert will celebrate traditional American music by presenting two bands – the Georgia Mudcats  and Yahoola.  The Eugene Wiggins Memorial Fund for the Preservation of Traditional Music will sponsor the Georgia Mudcats who have an international reputation for great Appalachian string-band music, flat land country blues, gospel music and traditional songs from all over the South. Opening the July 2 show will be Dahlonega’s “Yahoola” a group widely known for their super harmony singing and their 10 year reputation for playing some of the best bluegrass in North Georgia.

Fools Gold of Dahlonega will be back on August 6. Their mountain jazz is a unique combination of rock, blues, country and bluegrass.

Russo and Noe  will be swinging back in on September 3 with the songs of Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Las Vegas style! 

The concert series closes on October 1 with Kurt Thomas whose growing popularity is largely due to his unique voice, his highly entertaining live performances, and the originality of the music he writes.

Bear On The Square Mountain Festival 4/16-18

8 Apr

The 14th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival , an incredible weekend of mountain music and art held each spring in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, will be April 16-18, 2010 in Dahlonega.

Old time and blue grass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, GA. Jamming goes on day and night around the square while other local, regional, and national musicians take the stage all day Saturday and Sunday.

A juried artist’s marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a street dance, a live auction, children’s activities, a heritage center demonstrating mountain traditions, and of course, food, complete the offerings, making Bear on the Square the perfect outing.

Cork and Keg Festival 4/10

8 Apr

Come and stay with us and attend the Cork and Keg Festival in Helen, GA.

Tickets sales have been brisk for the upcoming beer and wine tasting in Helen on April 10 from 2-6pm. Prices are $35 April 1. This new Spring festival features tastes of craft-brewed beers from some of the nation’s best independent brewers (including Georgia’s own Sweetwater Brewing and Terrapin Beer) and award-winning wines from local Georgia vintners, as well as samples from area restaurants, all to the sounds of the Kip Dockery Trio, popular local jazz artists and veterans of the North Georgia festival circuit.

Attendees will receive a free beer-tasting glass, courtesy of Sweetwater Brewing. Wine growers of White County will be offering complementary wine-tasting glasses also. Every attendee gets one free meal ticket also. (Additional food items will be available for purchase.)

Winemakers and brewers will be on hand to enlighten festival participants on the unique aspects of each product. The event will be at the Helen Festhalle, on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. It is a short walk from shops, restaurants and all of Helen’s attractions. Admission is limited to the first 400 ticket buyers.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 706-878-3300 or visit http://www.snca.org.

The Cork & Keg festival is a fundraiser for the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association (SNCA), a non-profit organization committed to preserving and protecting the natural and historical resources of the area, and dedicated to nurturing creativity

Jazz in the Mountains

19 Oct


THE DAHLONEGA JAZZ SOCIETY Presents “JAZZ IN THE MOUNTAINS”

MONTHLY CONCERT/JAZZ JAM. The Dahlonega Jazz Society will hold its monthly concert/jazz jam from 7 – 9 pm, October 25, 2009, in the Schott Auditorium, NGC&SU. Music students and parents are especially welcome. Music professionals, jazz buffs, and all others are encouraged to join us for an evening of good music. Musicians bring your axe and join the fun!

COMING ATTRACTIONS. The Dahlonega Jazz Society is very excited to announce that Scotty Barnhart, Internationally reknown jazz trumpet soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra will perform a Jazz Concert with the David Brothers Quartet Sunday evening, December 6th, 2009. Scotty will conduct a Jazz Master Class at 5 pm, and front the Quartet from 7 until 9 pm in the Hoag Auditorium, NGC&SU. Additional details TBA. Contact Bill Fielder, fielderw@yahoo.com, 706 348 8986 (h) 706 577 4468.

First Friday Free Concerts Schedule 5/1-10/2

24 Apr

Come stay with us and attend one of the free concerts in Dahlonega’s Hancock Park.

All concerts are held from 6:30-8:30pm. Arrive early and bring a chair or blanket if you want to sit on the ground. Concerts are on the first Friday of each month beginning 5/1 and ending 10/2/2009. The schedule is as follows:

May 1- Remember When Band- playing songs between 1950-1990.

June 5- Fools Gold- Mountain jazz with combination of rock, blues, country, bluegrass.

July 3- Two bands are featured- Roots and Branches- bluegrass/mountain music, Barefoot Creek-Grand Ol Opry sounds.

August 7- Kurt Thomas- unique voice and compelling style, songwriter.

September 4- Russo and Noe- songs of Sinatra, Rat Pack, Las Vegas style.

October 2- Emerald Rose- Celtic music.

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