Monday, May 04, 2009

Bluegrass Around Georgia

Thursday, May 7 – The highly talented and energetic Shannon Whitworth Band from Brevard, NC 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

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.

Saturday, May 9, 2009 - Celebrate of the Life of Fred MacIsaac - 12pm - 3pm at The First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta (the Stone Church across from the Golf Course in Candler Park) 470 Candler Park Dr., NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Please join us to Celebrate the Life of Fred MacIsaac, who passed away April 21st as a result of prostate cancer. Fred was a long time bass player for Cedar Hill and a radio personality at WRFG 89.3 FM. Please bring your instrument and any photos or stories of Fred you would like to share (written stories will be placed in a memory book and there will be an opportunity to share stories with the group as well). Also, a blog has been set up for anyone who would like to leave thoughts and remembrances about Reddy Freddy - so post a memory, story or comment about FRED: Pictures of Fred can be found at For more information call: 404.378.5570

Saturday, May 9 – Second Coming, the Larios Brothers, Riverdale Travelers and Blue Jam 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 9 – 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.

Saturday, May 16 - Tom Gaston & The Wild Heard at the Newborn Opry. The Opry show starts at 6 PM with the house band.

Saturday May 16th – Mars Hill -Annual Bluegrass Music Festival & Jam Sessions for Kenya Orphans Fundraiser - 10am - 6pm at Dallas Landing, an Acworth city park. BBQ-Arts Crafts. Featured performers are Micah and Abbey Dunn, Glory Bound, Grace Band, Terry & Paige Austin, Luther’s Mountain Band, Mars Hill Porch Pickers, and more. For more info please visit or contact Dickson Lester or call 770-514-8344 or 678-836-4391.

May 22-23 - Armuchee Bluegrass Festival - $5.00 for 2-day pass. For more info email

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 emai:

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:FREE
Contact: 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.”

Last Saturday of each month – Apr through Sept - Eddie Rawlins has organized Pickin in the Grayson City Park. Pickin' starts at 6:30 PM and all pickers and listeners are invited. Shows are free. Bring your own chair.

Bluegrass Jam Session @ Vintage Music Store Sat May 2 @ 11AM. Vintage Music Store is located @ 318 Park Ave SE Aiken SC . For more info call 803-644-8399.
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