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For the week of June 10-16

POSTED: June 10, 2010 12:01 a.m.

This week

Jewel, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Friday, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. $38-$58. Ticketmaster.

Summer Concert Series, Dawsonville. Benefits the Dawson County Humane Society. Butch and Buckheads with Damon Hendrix as Elvis. 6-10 p.m. Friday, Peach Brandy Cottage, 3 Shepherds Lane, Dawsonville. No coolers allowed. $30 in advance, $35 at the door; kids younger than 12 free; $5 for kids meal. 770-490-3833.  

Tommy Preston, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Friday, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $10. 706-864-3759.

Pure Georgia Music: A Georgia Legacy Foundation Concert, Dahlonega. Bill Sheffield, Rita Graham, Sammy Blue, Willie Hill, Frankie Lee Robinson, Robert Lee Coleman and other blues, R&B, soul and funk musicians. 6 p.m. Saturday, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $25. 706-864-3759.

Gospel singing, Gainesville. The Watkins Family, Georgia and the choirs of Lakewood Baptist Church and Antioch Baptist Church of Mill Street will perform. 6 p.m. Saturday, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. $10.

Piedmont College Bluegrass Festival, Demorest. Henry "Doc" Johnson of the Mountain Music & Medicine Show will emcee the event; the Buzzard Mountain Boys, John Oliver & Carmel Ridge, the Solstice Sisters, American Honey, BlueBilly Grit and other artists will perform. 11 a.m. Saturday, Arrendale Amphitheater, Piedmont College, 359 College Drive, Demorest. $10; free for children age 5 and younger and Piedmont students, faculty and staff. 706-778-3000, ext. 1050.  

Music at the Vines Mansion, Loganville. 7 p.m. Wednesday: Drivin' N Cryin'; 7 p.m. Aug. 20: Chris Cagle; 5 p.m. Sept. 19: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. The Vines Mansion, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. Tickets for American Blues Fest: $27.10 general admission; 6-seat VIP tables, $480.25. Call for information about other concert ticket prices. 770-554-2284.

Upcoming

Hannah Chapman Vocal Concert, Dahlonega. Classical, jazz, Broadway and Christian selections. 7:30 p.m. June 18, Gloria Shott Performance Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-974-4013.  

The Mitch Farmer June Jam, Gainesville. Peggy Hoskins and the Vertigo Band, The Allen Nivens Band, The Last Minute Band and The King Daddy Polecats. Benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates and The Mason House, housing for transplant patients and their families near Emory University Hospital. Raffle, activities for kids, food available for purchase from The Varsity. 6-11 p.m. June 19, Brenau Amphitheater, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $25 in advance; $30 at gate. $5 for unlimited kids activities. 770-534-9323.

Back in Time Band, Gainesville. The Arts Council. Bring blankets or chairs. 8 p.m. June 25, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $20 nonmembers; $200 for a table of eight. 770-534-2787.

Concerts at the Depot, Flowery Branch. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays in June, July and August. James Patrick Morgan, June 12; Grafted by Grace, June 26, Blossom Creek Breeze, July 10; Grafted by Grace, July 24; Jordan Rager, Aug. 14 and Blossom Creek, Aug. 28, Old Train Depot, 5600 Main St., Flowery Branch. Free. 678-698-1387.

Patriotic Picnic Pops concert, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra with Shawn Megorden. 7:30 p.m. July 3, Brenau University Amphitheater, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $30 adults, $27 seniors, $12 students. Add $50 per table of eight. 770-532-5727.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Gainesville. The Arts Council. Bring blankets or chairs. 8 p.m. July 30, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Rain date Aug. 1. $35; $32 seniors, $28 students and children; $320 for a table of eight. 770-534-2787. 

Summer MusicFest, Gainesville. The Arts Council. The Swingin' Medallions. Bring blankets or chairs. 8 p.m. Aug. 12, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $25; $240 for a table of eight. 770-534-2787.

Georgia Bluesfest 2010, Dahlonega. Guitarist Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Men In Blues, Fat Momma Band, Robert Lee Coleman, Reverb-O-Rockets, Sammy Blue Band and WSNB. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; music, 11 a.m.; Johnny Winter and James Cotton, 9 p.m. August 21, R-Ranch Rodeo Arena, 65 R Ranch Road, Dahlonega. $40. brian@georgiabluesfest.com.

Ongoing

First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. The Georgia Mudcats and Yahoola, July 2; Fools Gold of Dahlonega, Aug. 6; Russo and Noe, Sept. 3 and Kurt Thomas, Oct. 1. Hancock Park, one block off the square, downtown Dahlonega. 

Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Acoustic bluegrass and old-time string music. Musicians and listeners welcome. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 9, Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-3513 or 706-864-6133.



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