Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bluegrass Around Georgia

Wednesday, May 27 - Kentucky’s The Last Frontier, headed by J. P. Mathes of Hazard Community College will bring Tokyo Japan’s well known performer,Takeharu Kunimoto, to the Redlight Café for a very special and entertaining bluegrass music performance. The show kicks off at 8pm and you do not want to miss it. For more information: or

Thursday, May 28 – Bluegrass Thursday at the Redlight Cafe, 553 Amsterdam Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306, will feature the returning Mayhem String Band from Oxford, MS. Jams start at 7pm, Show starts at 9pm. For more info, go to or

Saturday, May 30 – Potter's Clay, Kirkland & Friends, Honey Creek Boys, Mark Hall & Filmore House Band 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 30 – 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.

Tuesday, June 2 - Appearing at Eddie's Attic, 515-B North McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030 will be Pert Near Sandstone from Minneapolis. Show starts at 8:00, $10 tix. This ole timy band is a riot to see. Fore more info:, or call 404-377-4976 x 0.

June 6, 2009 – Everetts Music Barn Benefit – The annual “Singing All Day and Dinner on the Ground” fund-raiser for the Everetts Music Barn. Performances will include many local bands and musicians plus some special onstage reunions. Stage show starts at 1:00 and continues until all bands have performed. Bring your favorite food or dessert for the covered dish dinner which starts at 5:00. All donations will benefit the Everetts Music Barn to help defray some of the annual operating expenses of the barn (taxes, insurance, etc.) The Everetts Music Barn (courtesy of the Everett Family) has been offering bluegrass shows every Saturday night for approximately 45 years. Please join us to say “THANKS” for the Everett Family’s dedication to the bluegrass community in Georgia. To volunteer or donate please call Diana Dunaway at 770-945-5628 or Connie Morris at 404-918-6217. or e-mail

Effective immediately: All shows at the Newborn Opry have been cancelled while the roof is repaired due to the heavy rain. An announcement will be made when the Opry starts again.

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, 7 – 9 pm (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, new station on left. Location @ 3 miles N. of Ellijay on left, look for the American Flag). Bring chairs and friends for family fun. Admission:FREE Contact: Al or Dana Henderson 706-635-3786.

Friday night before the second Saturday of each month except October and December - From Ringgold, Ga. Sacred Sounds Fridays at the Ringgold Depot, U.S. 41 and Depot Street, Ringgold, Ga. Gospel concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Donation of $5 at the door. Share America Foundation, Inc. event benefits the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship Fund. Randall Franks, "Officer Randy Goode" from TV's "In the Heat of the Night" emcees. For more information and talent info:

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.

Wanted – 1 old Gibson F4 Mandolin (1914 to the 20's). Please contact Tom Tyson or Jack Masters,
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