The Joshua Redman Trio, Dahlonega. Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist. 8 p.m. Friday, Hoag Auditorium, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. $30; free to NGCSU faculty, staff and students.
Clarkesville's Homemade Jam, Clarkesville. Live, local bands. 3-5 p.m. Saturdays in Oct., gazebo, downtown Clarkesville square. 706-754-2220.
Promusica Concert Series: Sam Hagan & The Three Inspirational Tenors, Gainesville. Christian music and message-oriented secular works. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $20. 770-531-7776.
Blue Sky Concert, Gainesville. Noon Wednesday, downtown Gainesville square. Free. 770-297-1141.
Vocal Chamber Ensemble, Gainesville. Brenau University Department of Music. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-538-4764.
Rhonda Vincent & Gene Watson, Franklin, NC. Oct. 29, Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC. 877-415-7315.
Hemlockfest, Dahlonega. Lumpkin Coalition. Benefits the Veronika Jackson, Blue Mother Tupelo, The Michelle Malone Banned, Packway Handle Band and others. Nov. 5-7, Starbridge Retreat, Dahlonega. 706-867-5157.
Maria Howell & Friends, Gainesville. Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series. 8 p.m. Nov. 6, Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $30. 770-534-2787.
The Hope Restored Tour, Cleveland. Big Daddy Weave, Aaron Shust and Andy Kirk. 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Truett-McConnell College Gym, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. $30 for reserved meet-and-greet ticket; $15 regular reserved ticket; $14 reserved ticket for groups of 15 or more. Tickets $20 at the door. 706-865-2134, ext. 279.
Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Acoustic bluegrass and old-time string music. Musicians and listeners welcome. 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-3513 or 706-864-6133.