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Concert calendar

For the week of July 15-21

POSTED: July 15, 2010 12:01 a.m.

This week

Friday Jazz, Atlanta. Melvin Jones. Dinner and drinks for purchase, gallery access. 5-10 p.m. Friday, The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Free for members; included with $18 admission for nonmembers. 404-733-4575.

Corey Smith, Alpharetta. With Colt Ford. 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $29. Ticketmaster.

Santa Jam, Gainesville. Benefits the Hall County Foster Parent Association. Featuring Sons of the River, Mama Luja and Misfortune 500. 5 p.m. Saturday, Locos Grill & Pub, 601 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. $10 for concert and half dozen boneless chicken wings. 678-936-3188 or 678-936-9321.

Joe Chapman and Friends, Dahlonega. Pianist Joe Chapman with violinist Carla Ganyard and soprano Hannah Chapman. 7:30 p.m. Monday, John L. Nix Mountain Cultural Center, Gloria Shott Performance Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-1423.

Upcoming

Concerts at the Depot, Flowery Branch. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays in July and August. 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.

Music in the Park, Gainesville. Urban Soul. Gospel, country, jazz and soul music; food and activities for kids. 2:30-8 p.m. July 31, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. Free. 678-698-1387.

The Drifters featuring Bennie Anderson, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. July 31, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

Chestatee River Diving Bell fundraiser, Dahlonega. Featuring Freddie Way. Benefits the display of the Chestatee River diving bell, a Civil War-era maritime artifact, in Dahlonega's Hancock Park. Bring your own meal and drink; tables, chairs, tablecloth, centerpiece and water furnished. July 31, Cottrell Circle C Ranch, 170 Garnet School Road, Dahlonega. $40 per ticket; $320 for a table of eight; $400 for a table of 10. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

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.

First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. 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. 

The Jesters, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

The Embers, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

The Swinging Medallions, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

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.

Music at the Vines Mansion, Loganville. 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.

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. Aug. 21, R-Ranch Rodeo Arena, 65 R-Ranch Road, Dahlonega. $40. brian@georgiabluesfest.com.

Ongoing

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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