Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bluegrass Around Georgia

Thursday, Apr 30 – From the Columbus, GA area, the highly talented, energetic Just Us Bluegrass Band will be performing at the Redlight Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306, Jams start at 7pm, Show starts at 9pm. For more info, go to or

Friday, May 1 – Georgia’s own Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset is scheduled to perform at Sawnee Mountain Music Store, 1540 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040. Show time: 8pm - 10:30pm, jams from 6 - 8pm. For more info;

Saturday, May 2 – Along with others, Randolph County, from the great state of AL, will be featured at the Hollonville Opry in Hollonville, GA, A full evening of good bluegrass & country music. Donations accepted. First show starts at 6:30pm. For more info go to or call 770-228-4832.

Saturday, May 2 – Three bands will be featured at the Williamson Music Barn, 2233 Hwy 362 West, Williamson, GA 30292. Donations accepted. For more info, please contact Dan Kilgore, 706-975-9045.

2 May 2009 at 7:30pm the Mountain Music & Medicine Show will feature: Joyce Brookshire, Fool's Gold of Dahlonega, The Spontaneous Cracker Eruption, & Arlo Finch at the Holly Theater in Dahlonega for a live show on GPB radio. Go to or call 706-864-3759. Tickets are $15.

May 6th – 10am to Noon - Any and all artists are invited to a “Creative Economies Convocation” at ARTStation on Manor Drive in the Village of Stone Mountain. Jack Sartain, founder of the DeKalb Council for the Arts, Inc. and facilitator of the project will describe how the Arts Incubator works and the financial and other benefits and advantages to the artists who participate. Artists will help plan the incubator. RSVP to, or call 770-856-1377 so that all attendees might be comfortably accommodated.

Starting March 10 through April, MMFS will offer a tune-learning class from 7 - 8:30 PM. These are for the advanced beginner to intermediate student who would like to build there repertoire for playing in traditional music sessions. All instruments and ages are welcome. The classes will be taught by Matt Evans and Christie Burns. Cost is $10.00 per person per class. No weekly commitment required. Call 423-827-8906 for info. No RSVP required. Steve Daugherty 423-875-5250

Every Tuesday – Bluegrass Jam - 7-9 at the Austrailian Bakery on the Square in Marietta, GA with plenty of space for jamming in the square on those fair weather days. For more info, Email John Andrews at

Every Tuesday– Bluegrass Jam, 6 – 10pm (on the Antibelum trail between Athens and Macon) in Eatonton Georgia. Keith Rowell, Red Wing Old Time Music Show. For more info: or E-mail or call 706-923-0031

Every Thursday – 6pm to Dusk - Pickin' In The Park in McCaysville, Georgia (1.5 hours north of Atlanta, 10 miles from Blue Ridge). At Horseshoe Bend Park alongside the beautiful Toccoa River. For more info: - or - 423-496-4653 - or email:

Thursday nights - 6:30pm until ?? - Cherry Log Pickin' Whitepath Fire Station #11 (behind Blue Ridge Auto Auction of SR 515. Cross RR tracks, newstation on left. Location @ 3 miles N. of Ellijay on left, look for the AmericanFlag). Bring chairs and friends for family fun. Admission:FREEContact: Al or Dana Henderson 706-635-3786.

Every Saturday - Mountain Music Jam, 2-6 p.m. (rain or shine) in Dahlonega at the Gold Museum on the Public Square. For more info: or email or call Joel Cordle 706-864-6133; join its Facebook group. From the Facebook page, search groups for “Dahlonega Appalachian Jam.”
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