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Concert calendar
For the week of Nov. 11-17
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This week

Handel's "Messiah," Cleveland. Truett-McConnell College Community Choir and Orchestra. 7 p.m. today, First Baptist Church, 25 Church St., Cleveland. Free. 706-865-2134, ext. 215 or

The Piedmont College Chamber Singers, Demorest. "Generation to Generation." 7:30 p.m. today, Piedmont College Chapel, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. (706) 778-3000, ext. 1152.

Lanier Chamber Singers, Gainesville. Selections featuring American Composers. 8 p.m. Friday, Grace Episcopal Church, 422 Brenau Ave., Gainesville. 770-534-6234.

The Hope Restored Tour, Cleveland. Big Daddy Weave, Aaron Shust and Andy Kirk. 7 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Banks and Shane Unplugged, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Saturday, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $25. 706-864-3759.

Vino and Vivaldi, Gainesville. Wine and cheese benefit to support the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. Hosted by Scott Dixon, featuring GSO strings at Vina Robles wines from California. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Scott's on the Square, 100 Main St., Gainesville. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. 770-532-5727 or

Dave Matthews Band, Atlanta. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. $63.70-$96.05. 404-249-6400.

Fall Dessert Concert, Cleveland. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Truett-McConnell College Chapel, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. 706-865-2134, ext. 215 or

The Cherokees: Lives, Legends and Music, Cleveland. Featuring "Women of Heart." 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, The Bear Cave, Nix Student Center, Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. 706-878-3300.


A Beethoven Fall Fiesta Gala Concert, Duluth. The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Nov. 20, Gwinnett Center Performing Arts Center, Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $19, $17 seniors, $10 students age 21 and younger. 770-623-8623 or

The North Georgia Chamber Symphony concerts, various locations. Classical and popular holiday selections. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9, Dawsonville; 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Old Courthouse Square, downtown Blairsville; 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Dahlonega United Methodist Church, 107 S. Park St., Dahlonega. Free; donations accepted. 706-867-9444 or

"Upon this Christmas Night," Gainesville. Voices of North Georgia. 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St. NW, Gainesville.

"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Gainesville. The Northwinds Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, Gainesville. Free.

TMC Music Division Christmas Concert, Cleveland. 6 p.m. Dec. 5, First Baptist Church, 25 Church St., Cleveland. 706-865-2134, ext. 215 or

Holiday Pops Concert, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. Traditional and popular sing-along choral works. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $20-$30 adults; $18 seniors age 65 and older; $8 students.

Zac Brown Band, Atlanta. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. $36-$71. 404-878-3000.


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.