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Hemlockfest 11/4-6 Musical Line Up Announced

12 Aug

For the seventh annual HemlockFest, the Lumpkin Coalition has again assembled an array of the area’s most awesome talents. Headliners for this year’s event—which returns to Starbridge Sanctuary near Dahlonega this November 4th, 5th and 6th—include Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Pharaoh Gummitt, Saint Francis, and the Lefty Williams Band.

Sunday’s line-up will be highlighted by Steel String Session and their brand of cosmic blues rockabilly bluegrass.

Dahlonega’s own prized talents will abound this year, with Home Grown Revival, Emerald Rose, and the Pick & Bow Band returning as crowd favorites. Carly Gibson, a singer/songwriter prodigy from Lumpkin County who completed programs at the prestigious GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, will be a new local addition.

This year’s bill includes other first-time HemlockFest performers, including Caroline Aiken, often cited as one of the cornerstones of the Decatur folk movement; and The Reese Boyd Project, which is fronted by a 10-year-old prodigy guitarist. Insonnia, Mean Mary, BlueBilly Grit, and 710 South will also make their HemlockFest debuts. More returning HemlockFest performers include Veronika Jackson, Women of Heart, and Barry Bailey. Unifire Theatre will appear once again with their stunning fire arts show.

HemlockFest is an unparalleled musical experience in a peaceful and beautiful setting just outside of Dahlonega. This all-ages, eco-friendly event features three days of live music, primitive camping, educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, a kid’s nature village, rustic living demonstrations, great food, and free canoeing. Both day and weekend passes will be available, and admission is free for kids (ages 15 and under with a supervising adult ticket holder).

HemlockFest proceeds aid efforts to minimize the impact of the non-native hemlock woolly adelgid parasite, which is devastating the hemlock trees of North Georgia at an alarming rate. HemlockFest has affected the raising of more than $100,000 to support predator beetle rearing labs at area colleges and universities. This effort to introduce predator beetles, which feed on hemlock woolly adelgids and are a safe and effective biological control, may help to save our native forests and preserve our quality-of-life.

Visit the website at http://www.hemlockfest.org or call the Hemlock Hotline at (706) 867-5157 for more information about HemlockFest, the hemlock crisis, or to volunteer. The Lumpkin Coalition, sponsor of the festival, is a 100% volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization formed to facilitate projects that benefit North Georgia, Lumpkin County, its residents and visitors. The Lumpkin Coalition is dedicated to preserving quality of life for all those who share it. To this end, it supports the preservation of a clean and healthy environment, responsible living, and responsible growth.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival 4/16-17

4 Apr
The 15th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be an entertaining and lively weekend of music and art held in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Pre-festival events will take place on Friday, April 15, with the first of the  jamming sessions on Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square, as well as Master Classes in the afternoon, and the Live Country Auction that night.
 
On Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, there will be on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians throughout the day in the Main Stage Tent at Hancock Park. The juried Artist Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday features traditional mountain crafts and will also have a Country Store. More jamming on the square and  music workshops on Saturday and Sunday, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam led by Glenda Pender, a Saturday evening old-time Mountain Dance and food complete the offerings.
 
For more details about the festival, including the complete lineup of performers, and updates between now and the event, visit website.

Yahoola Cherokee Spring Powwow 3/26-27

4 Mar

Stay with us and attend the Yahoola United Cherokee Spring Powwow

The Yahoola Cherokee Museum and Cultural Education Center will be hosting the first Annual Spring Powwow. The event is a fundraiser/benefit to help raise funds for the construction of a world-class Cherokee Indian museum in Dahlonega.  Festivities will occur atop Crown Mountain on Findley Ridge.  Experience Native American life from years gone by. 

Jane Mashonee, 7 time Nammy winner, will be performing on Saturday at 3 pm.  Brothers of the Spirit Flute will be playing native american flute music on Sat. and Sun.  Finally, Wright Flight will be playing throughout the weekend.

Watch or participate in a traditional primitive bow and tomahawk throw competition. Food offerings include “Indian” tacos and other foods from Buffalo Burgers to Fry bread to Italian Ice. Vendors will be selling Native American and Native American style items. Native American dancing and other styles of dancing will occur throughout afternoon.

For more information visit Cherokee Powwow or call 706-482-8353.

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.

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