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Dahlonega’s Appalachian Jams 2015

19 May
No, we are not talking about jams on toast. We’re talking about old-fashioned music jams on the public square that will get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping.
While Dahlonega is known historically for its gold, it also has a long tradition as a haven for Appalachian music. The recent Bear on the Square Festival highlights this tradition with a weekend of mountain music performances and workshops.
If you visit Dahlonega during the warmer months you might notice musicians with banjos, fiddles, guitars and dulcimers playing mountain music around the historic square.
The Appalachian Jam series started this year on Saturday April 25th and ends October 10th.
The jams happen every Saturday from 2 – 5 PM, rain or shine on the Gold Museum lawn. Look for the white tents or just listen for the music.
If weather requires, the jams will be moved across the street to beneath the covered pavilion on the Dahlonega Visitors Center Plaza.
The series is free so just come and listen/enjoy.

Bear on the Square Festival 4/18-19, 2015

6 Apr

Come stay with us and attend Dahlonega’s award-winning Bear on the Square Mountain Festival.bearonthesquare2015

The yearly celebration of the Southern Appalachian culture, including music, art and folkways. This year’s event will be the 19th annual and will be held, rain or shine.

Bear on the Square is a lively weekend of music and art beginning with pre-festival activities, including jamming on the square and a Country Auction, on Friday, April 18, 2015.

Saturday and Sunday’s schedule includes free admission, on-stage performances by well-known bluegrass and old-time musicians; a juried Artists Marketplace featuring mountain crafts; more jamming on the square; free music workshops/demonstrations; storytelling; an Acoustic Open Mic event; Master Classes for string musicians; a Gospel Jam; an old-time mountain dance and more.

Admission is free to all festival events, including the MainStage musical performances and the Artists Marketplace. The only exception is a small registration fee for Sunday’s Master Classes.

Bear on the Square was named the SouthEastern Bluegrass Association “Music Venue of the Year” in 2014. The National Storytelling Network has awarded Bear on the Square the designation as this year’s Southeastern Regional Spotlight for Storytelling.

The festival is produced each year by Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, Inc., composed of a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving the culture of the Southern Appalachian region.

Dahlonega, Georgia New Years 2014

15 Dec

Dahlonega, Georgia has several options for celebrating New Years eve 2014.

You can stay with us and attend one of the events below or stay at the inn and share a glass of complimentary champagne and light hors d’oeuvres with the innkeepers.

Holly Theater Celebration

From the company that brought you the acclaimed Embraceable You, proudly presents La Femme at The Holly Theatre’s hollynewyearseveNew Year’s Celebration on December 31st. This performance of La Femme features singing, dancing, and aerial stunts. Enjoy favorite songs from Cabaret, Chicago and more performed by some of Atlanta and New York City’s top talent. From the Broadway stage to touring across the US and Europe C’s cast members have an impressive list of credits including Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Hairspray and Music Man.

After the performance, stick around for the Holly’s celebration of the New Year! Listen to the DJ from the Lingo Lounge, and dance the night away. Receive two adult beverage tickets and sample delicious hors d’oeuvres all evening. Then, watch the Peach Drop on the big screen in the Main Stage and savor a glass (or two) of bubbly at midnight. This performance and celebration allows you to indulge in a complete evening of lively entertainment.

More info and tickets at http://www.hollytheater.com.

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub New Year’s Eve Celebration

Music by Battlefield Collective combines the musical talents of Stephanie Caron and Evan Hart. A unique blend of bluegrass, Americana, roots, and rockabilly give the group an unmistakable and unique sound that is as full of energy as it is passion.

Touring the southeast, Battlefield Collective performs original material as well as their own arrangements of cover songs selected from top hits from the past sixty years. Energy and creativity set Battlefield Collective apart from the other bands, as well as their ability to be flexible and versatile.

Stephanie and Evan perform as a duo, but also frequently hire local musicians to create a fuller sound to match the needs for any venue or private event.

For more information visit http://www.theshenaniganspub.com.

Montaluce Winery New Year’s Eve

December 31st the winery will be open all day from 11am to midnight for wine tastings, lunch and dinner. The dinner service will feature 2 menus. 1 menu for a-la-carte service and a special 8 Course Chef’s Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings.

Enjoy a live performance from the Fly Cats, a jazz quartet from Atlanta, from 9pm to midnight and they will be toasting in the New Year when the clock strikes 12.

For more information and to make reservations visit http://www.montaluce.com

Crimson Moon New Year’s Eve
Bluebilly Grit will be providing the musical entertainment.
From the side porch of an old gristmill to the main stage of The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, BlueBilly Grit has quickly become a force to be reckoned with. Their modern style which blends Bluegrass and Americana music has a magical way of appealing to the newer generation of the grassroots movement, while simultaneously being equally accepted by those that have a love for the more traditional sound. Their unrivaled three-part harmony, traditional instrumentation, and the lead vocals of their soulful female singer are what make this magical blend work. Welcome 2015 with some sharp bluegrass music.
For more information and tickets visit www.thecrimsonmoon.com

White Christmas at the Holly Theater 12/5-7, 12-14, 19-21

24 Nov
Come stay with us during the Christmas season and attend “White Christmas” at the Hollywhitexmas Theater in historic downtown Dahlonega, GA.
Based on the timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well-known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
Book a room with us from the “availability calendar” link to your right. Have dinner at one of Dahlonega’s great downtown restaurants prior to the show and enjoy a short walk to the theater for the show. Along the way enjoy the thousands of christmas lights. Sounds like a wonderful evening to get you in the holiday spirit.
Shows are from December 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 pm and Sunday Matinee at 2 pm.
To purchase tickets online visit http://www.hollytheater.com

Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas 2014

15 Nov

dahlonega-christmas-p3Come stay with us and attend Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas festivities.

The month-long celebration is held from November 28 through December 21, 2014.

The first Saturday in December experience the Lighting of the Square and a real home-town parade officially bringing Santa to town.

Plenty of other festive holiday events continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s that features caroling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theater Christmas events.

Old Fashioned Christmas Schedule of Events

Friday, November 28th
Downtown Merchants Open House, 5pm – 8pm
Lighting of Downtown, 6pm

Saturday & Sunday, November 29th & 30th
​Visit Santa Downtown
Saturday, 12pm – 6pm & Sunday, 1pm – 5pm

Friday, December 5th
Luminaries, At Dusk
Live Nativity Scene with Animals, 7:30pm
Extended Downtown Merchant Shopping Hours, Until 8pm

Saturday, December 6th
Visit Santa Downtown, 12pm – 2:30pm
Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, 3pm
Kurt Thomas Concert, Directly Following the Parade
Visit Santa Downtown, 4pm – 6pm
Lighting of the Tree, 5:15pm
Christmas Movie in Hancock Park – “Elf”, 5:30pm

Ride the Old Fashioned Trolley
November 28th through December 21st
Fridays at 6pm & 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm
Tickets are $5 for Adults and can be purchased at the visitors center

December Santa Schedule
Visit Santa in Downtown Dahlonega every weekend through December 21st.
Saturdays, 12pm – 6pm, Sundays, 1pm – 5pm

Entertainment at the Holly Theater
“White Christmas” at the Historic Holly Theater
December 5th-7th, 12th-14th, & 19th-21st
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

For tickets or more information visit http://www.hollytheater.com/

HemlockFest is Coming in November 2014

8 Oct

HemlockFest, hosted by the Lumpkin Coalition, is an annual festival held the first full weekend in November. The Festival andHemlockFest2014_poster-672x1024 the proceeds from the festival are used to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems and to provide financial support for Area Colleges and Universities in their efforts to save the Hemlocks.

This is a worthwhile and entertaining event!

Hemlockfest happens November 7th,8th and 9th east of Dahlonega, Georgia at Starbridge and features many great live music events.

Shenanigans’ and Bourbon Street Grill provide great food while you listen to the live music (our son always helps with the cooking). Terrapin provides the beer (we loved the Wake and Bake they had last year).

Educational exhibits and cool art to purchase (we purchase something every year). Visit the silent auction tent with some great products (we offer a BOGO night for the inn every year).

Multi day and single day tickets are available on the website shown below.

On site festival camping is available if you purchase a 3 day pass or you can stay with us at the inn if we have something available. As of the day of this post (October 8th) we have both yurts and a room available (2 night minimum).

If you care about the environment and like live music this event should be on your list to attend. We try to make it Sunday when our guests check out.

For more information on tickets and other information about the festival and music events visit http://www.hemlockfest.org

Dahlonega’s July 4th, 2014 Celebrations

19 Jun

Dahlonega’s 4th of July Celebration is right around the corner! It is going to be a day full of music, food, and fun!EventPhotoFull_27

Come stay with us and enjoy the weekend.

Schedule of Events

Dahlonega Firecracker 5k/10k Run- Downtown Dahlonega
6:30 AM- Registration
7:30 AM- Start
9:00 AM- Fun Run Start

10 AM – 5PM: Gold City Classic Car Club Show – Courthouse Hill on East Main Street

Noon: Patriotic Ceremony with Mayor Gary McCullough – Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn

2 PM: The Dahlonega Nugget and Wal-Mart present a watermelon cutting with free slices – Hancock Park

2 PM- 5 PM: Enjoy live music and entertainment with the Appalachian Jam – Dahlonega Gold Museum Lawn

5 PM: Join Grand Marshall, Sheriff Stacy Jarrard, for the Independence Day Parade – Downtown Dahlonega

6 PM: First Friday Night Concert Series features Radford Windham & Step Back Cadillac – Hancock Park
6 PM – 9 PM: Hot dogs, BBQ, Chips & Beverages for sale – University of North Georgia Drill Field

7:30 PM: Desserts at Dusk Fundraiser – University of North Georgia Dining Hall Plaza (Off West Main Street) – Enjoy an assortment of cheesecakes and experience the 4th of July Fireworks from the best seat in town! The event has limited seating so please purchase your ticket in advance for $20/person from the Visitors Center. Call (706) 864-3513 for additional information.

AT DARK the University of North Georgia presents Spectacular Fireworks display!


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