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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.

Local & Regional Musicians Perform to Save Endangered Trees

7 Oct

The Fifth Annual Hemlockfest Music Festival will be held November 6-8 at
Starbridge Retreat near Dahlonega, Ga. Popular musical acts from around the region will entertain at this year’s benefit held to combat parasites which are killing the native hemlock trees of the Blueridge Mountains.

This year’s Hemlockfest promises to be a treat for music fans around the North Georgia region. Twenty bands from Georgia, North Carolina, and as far away as West Virginia will be performing over the course of three days at the beautiful Starbridge Retreat just east of Dahlonega, Georgia.

Friday night’s entertainment features 6 area bands, with Atlanta’s Soulhound, Mudcat, and the Dot Line Projekt highlighting the lineup.

Saturday’s all day music lineup will include bluegrass, blues, rock and funk from 9 bands including West Virginia’s David Lafleur, performing roots music on a variety of traditional instruments, and local folk and bluegrass acts The Family Honor and Gold Rush. Headlining the diverse lineup on Saturday night this year are Col. Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance, who will bring their unique blend of rock, rhythm and blues, and jazz to the stage. “As a GA band we’re proud to be a part of this each year in as beautiful setting as anywhere in Georgia,” Col. Bruce says. Audience members will be mesmerized by the unique fire dancing of Unifire Dance Theater, a perennial festival favorite.

Sunday will feature Athens group The Solstice Sisters as well as Dahlonega’s own Celtic folk/rock band Emerald Rose as part of a varied morning to afternoon lineup.

Hemlockfest is a family-friendly three-day musical celebration held on a scenic 50-acre private resort in the foothills of the Appalachians. Visitors can come for a day, or camp out for the weekend, and enjoy unique food and beverages, demonstrations of traditional handicrafts and skills, and dozens of booths containing art and interesting merchandise from Georgia and all over the world as well as opportunities all weekend to learn more about the natural world of the Blueridge Mountains.

All proceeds from the event are used to help save the hemlock trees of the Southern Appalachian Mountains from the woolly adelgid parasite, which is rapidly infesting the region. Anyone interested learning more can visit the website of the Lumpkin Coalition, which organizes the festival, at http://www.lumpkincoalition.org/HemlockFest.htm. See the festival website for more information.

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

Celtic Music Festival 3/27-3/29/2009

7 Mar

“Can You Hear The Pipers Playing?”…..It’s Coming…..
Dahlonega’s 2nd Annual Celtic Music Festival!

Mark your calendar for March 27, 28 and 29, 2009!

Exciting concerts by Highland Way, Alex Beaton and Emerald Rose to name a few! Don’t miss the “Celtic Village”, located in Hancock Park, which include workshops and demonstrations, concerts and dance! Explore downtown Dahlonega and enjoy the Artists and Vendors booths, as well as sample savory and sweet culinary delights!
Tickets to Celtic Village: $7 adult admission

For more information visit
Festival Info.

Australian Grammy Nominees Coming 3/14 to Dahlonega

12 Mar

The Greencards Are Coming To Dahlonega

AUSTRALIAN GRAMMY NOMINEES come to Dahlonega 3/14th at the Crimson Moon on their U.S.A. tour! One of the biggest shows to yet grace the stage at ‘The Moon’, The Greencards uniquely present some of the best that the ‘Americana’ genre has to offer. There is no doubt they will prove right the glowing reviews these Australians have generated lately…”This imported trio is creating some of the finest Americana around.” – RollingStone.com “These young pickers have developed their own unique yet traditional acoustic music, and their latest, Viridian, is a jewel”. – Creative Loafing http://www.thegreencards.com, 8 pm to 10 pm, $25 ADVANCED $30 DAY OF SHOW, Reserve Seating via 706.864.3982 with Credit Card.

Get reservations for the show and stay at Cedar House Inn and Yurts.

Dahlonega Celtic Music Festival 3/8-3/9/2008

1 Mar

Come and stay at Cedar House Inn and Yurts in Dahlonega and attend the festival. Accomodations are filling up fast.

Visit http://www.dahlonegacelticmusicfestival.com/index.html for more information.

Dahlonega Hosts First-Ever Celtic Music Festival March 8 – 9, 2008
Traditional and well-known Irish bands such as Emerald Rose, Shamrock, and Altan (the # 2 rated band in Ireland) perform at the Historic Holly Theatre.

Dahlonega, GA – January 21, 2008 – The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce presents the first annual Celtic Music Festival with performances at the Historic Holly Theatre. Highlights of the festival are concerts by the traditional Irish bands Altan, Highland Way, Emerald Rose and Shamrock. Festival goers will also be entertained with Celtic-themed workshops, bagpipers, storytellers and arts and crafts vendors set up throughout downtown Dahlonega and around the historic town square. To learn more about the festival, call 706-864-3711; or go to http://www.dahlonega.org; to purchase concert tickets, call 706-864-3759, or on-line at www.hollytheater.com

Accolades for these top bands include Altan as the #2 band in Ireland, Irish Echo in New York says “They’re poised for greatness and under no circumstances should they be missed in concert”. The Boston Globe says Altan is “The hottest group in the Celtic realm these days”; Highland Way,under the direction of Brian Caldwell of Glasgow, Scotland. from San Diego has received rave reviews for their blend of traditional Scottish music, both instrumental and vocal, from the San Diego and Seaside Scottish Highland Games, with their superb blend of vocals, instrumentation, and unique arrangements, Highland Way is one of the most acclaimed on the southern California circuit; North Georgia’s Emerald Rose is a four-man Celtic / American folk rock group with a strong original sound; Shamrock is the traditional Celtic band from the talented Norgaard Jones Project started with the meeting of two world class musicians, Guitar Virtuoso Curtis Jones, and Fiddle Wizard Martin Norgaard.

Adding to the fun of the festival are Celtic-themed workshops, bagpipers, storytellers and arts and crafts exhibitors displaying and selling Celtic themed items.

Dahlonega Celtic Music FestivalMarch 8 & 9, 2008Location: Historic Downtown DahlonegaHours: Saturday, 11:00am, concluding with Highland Way Concert at 8:00pm Sunday, 1:00pm, concluding with Altan Concert at 7:00pm


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