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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


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.

Dahlonega GA 1st Friday Free Concert Series

8 Apr

First Friday Concert Series


Join us in Hancock Park for this concert series. Bring a picnic and enjoy and array of music throughout the year. Make your plans now to attend all of the shows. Bring friends and family for fun in downtown Dahlonega. Dancing and socializing are encouraged.

This program is supported in part by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly and in partnership with the Sustainable Arts Society in Blue Ridge.”

For more information and schedule contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 706-864-3513 or visit the event calendar on our web site.

Dahlonega, GA Appalachian Jams 4/18-11/7

8 Apr

Stay with us and enjoy traditional Appalachian mountain music on the Dahlonega Square.

Downtown Dahlonega Hosts Appalachian Music Jams April 18 Through November 7

As the name implies, the Appalachian Jam gives traditional mountain music players the chance to get together and celebrate the kind of music that has been performed in the Appalachian Mountains for generations. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and gather on the historic Public Square to jam with the scheduled musicians. Everyone else should come on down and listen or dance. Bring a chair or stool and stay awhile.

For information, contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 706-864-3513, or check the event calendar on our web site.

2009 Dahlonega Celtic Music Festival

18 Mar

I posted earlier about this popular festival. Please note this video that provides even more information.

Appalachian Music Jams

11 Mar

Stay at Cedar House Inn and enjoy the free music jams on the historic square.

North Georgia’s mountain music pickers and singers flock to the Dahlonega, Georgia Gold Museum State Historic Site every Saturday, April 18 through November 7. Listeners and musicians alike enjoy the acoustic bluegrass and old time string music on the Public Square.

Visitors enjoy an afternoon and evening (even a few days) of fun with downtown Dahlonega’s extensive dining opportunities and linger for some great shopping at the 50 retail stores in the downtown area.

As the name implies, the Appalachian Jam gives traditional mountain music players the chance to get together and celebrate the kind of music that has been performed in the Appalachian Mountains for generations. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and gather on the historic Public Square to jam with the scheduled musicians. Everyone else should come on down and listen or dance.

Crimson Moon Entertainment For March- June 9th

8 Mar

I received the following from the Crimson Moon which has great entertainment for guests who stay with us at Cedar House Inn & Yurts in Dahlonega. They not only have great food but the shows are also very good.

March thru June ’09 Entertainment Calendar SO FAR!

REGULAR WKLY. offerings, of Tom & Julie Show (Wed & Thur.); Open Mic Night( Mondays’ til 3/17 –then moving to Tuesdays!); and our Traditional Jam Sessions every Sunday afternoon!


Tickets/seats NOW on sale for the following shows:

Reed Waddell, David Berkley & Abi Tapia: FRI, 3/13 $12 Advance $14 day of show

Blueground Undergrass: SAT, 3/14 $20 advance $25 day of show

Live and Local at The Moon featuring TREES LEAVE: FRI, 3/20 $12 Advance $14 day of show

Gove Scrivenor & Buddy Mondlock: SAT, 3/21 $14 Advance $16 day of show

Songwriter’s In The Round Showcase: MON, 3/23 featuring Dahlonega’s own
Bryson Wilkins, Barry Bailey, and Dana Marie LaChance $5 Advance $7.50 day of show

Randall Bramblett with Spencer Durham: FRI, 3/27 $16 Advance $18 day of show

Montana Skies with Opener TBA: SAT, 3/28 $14 Advance $16 day of show $10

Songwriter’s In The Round Showcase: MON, 3/20 featuring three talented songwriter soon to be announced! $5 Advance $7.50 day of show


The Way Mores: FRI, 4/4 (Don Henley, Sally Barris & Tom Kimmel)$14 advance $16 day of show $10

Ralph Rodenberry & Phyllis Tanner-Frye: FRI, 4/10 $14 advance $16 day of show $10

Donna Hopkins & Diane Durrett: SAT, 4/11 $16 advance $18 day of show

The Peasall Sisters: FRI, 4/17 $16 advance $18 day

Robin and Linda Williams w/Opener TBA: FRI, 4/24 $25 advance $30 day of show $18


Michelle Malone: SAT, 5/2 $18 advance $20 day of show

Will Kimbrough w/Opener TBA: FRI, 5/29 $14 advance $16 day of show.


Shawn Mullins w/Alex Woodard: FRI & SAT, 6/5 & 6/6 $25 advance $30 day of show $18

Col. Bruce Hampton & The Quark Alliance: SAT, 6/19 $20 advance $25 day of show $12

The Solstice Sisters Summer Solstice Concert: SUN, 6/2 $14 advance $16 day of show


Best not to wait too long to reserve your favorite seats! Call 706-864-3982(preferably 2 pm to 6 pm) or go to the RESERVATIONS* page on our web site

Hemlock Fest 11/7-11/9

25 Sep

Come stay with us at Cedar House and Yurts and attend the HemlockFest November 7,8 and 9th to help save the Hemlock Trees. Enjoy great music, exhibits and much more.

HemlockFest is a benefit music festival to raise awareness and funds to help save the eastern and Carolina hemlock trees. Funds raised will be used for support of laboratories that rear adelgid-devouring beetles and for research and education on this issue. Three labs in Georgia are currently in need of support: one at the University of Georgia, another at Young Harris College, and the newest one at North Georgia College.

Our efforts in 2006 largely contributed to the establishment of the predator beetle-rearing lab at the University of Georgia. The Young Harris lab has done a fantastic job from a small facility and is expanding its operation. And the lab at NGCSU has already released almost 50,000 beetles into local forests.

For more information on the HemlockFest visit http://www.lumpkincoalition.org/HemlockFest.htm


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