Listeners and musicians alike are invited to enjoy the acoustic bluegrass and old-time string music at the 2011 Dahlonega Appalachian Jam, every Saturday, April 23 through October 8, 2011, 2-5 pm, on the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site downtown.
The July 16th host band, JED, is serious about mountain songs and mountain style. They are Edward Hunter on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar, and Joel Cordle on mandolin and guitar. The group’s mandolins, fiddles, banjos, guitars, soul-stirring songs tell a story; while their harmony singing rings from the mountains, valleys, caverns, and creeks of the South. Edward & Joel are two old-timers who can still whip the stuffings out of a bluegrass song and coax a tear from the heart of the sentimental listener.
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.
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.
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.
Stay with us on July 4, 2010 to celebrate the Fourth in Dahlonega on the historic town square. The day will be filled with fun activities – a pet show (in the past dogs, cats, pigs and chickens have been in the show), a Patriotic Ceremony on the lawn of the Gold Museum, annual reading of the US Constitution on the courthouse steps, a watermelon cutting by the Boy Scouts, an antique auto show and musicians filling the square with diverse sounds of bluegrass, folk and country music. The Independence Day Parade through the historic square will begin around 5pm and end just in time to find a spot on the nearby drill field of North Georgia College & State University to await the fireworks show.
What a great way to celebrate our nation’s birthday!
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.
Come stay with us and enjoy two wine festivals on the same weekend.
The Georgia Fine Wine Festival at Blackstock Winery
Food, wine, music and art in the North Georgia mountains Saturday, June 5th. 11am – 5pm, Sunday, June 6th. 1pm – 5pm
$35 – one day ticket, $50 – two-day ticket, $15 – non-wine adult ticket
With your ticket purchase, you will receive a souvenir “passport” wine glass which will allow you to have free wine tasting’s throughout the festival grounds. The festival features nearly 50 Georgia-grown wines, over 15 dishes, great jazz headliners.
Call 706-219-2789 for more information.
Georgia Wine Country Festival at Three Sisters Winery
A Celebration of Wine, Music and Art June 5-6, 11am-6pm. Attendees can sample fine wines from members of the Georgia Wine Council and guest wineries with wines to be poured by Boutier Winery, Chateau Elan, Crimson ‘n Scarlet, Georgia Wines, Serenity Cellars, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Three Sisters, Chestatee and the Walasiyi Wine Company and more. Call 706-865-9463 or see comment below for more information.