Joe Gransden Quartet, Gainesville. The Arts Council Evenings of Intimate Jazz. 8 p.m. Friday, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. 770-534-2787.
Bear on the Square, Dahlonega. Bluegrass and old-time bands including the Claire Lynch Band, The Freight Hoppers, Beverly Smith and Carl Jones and several other bands. Traditional arts and crafts exhibit and demonstrations. Friday-Sunday, downtown Dahlonega Square and at Hancock Park, one block off the square. Free admission to festival; concert tent, $15 Saturday, $10 Sunday.
"Forty Fabulous Years: The Anniversary Concert," Gainesville. Voices of North Georgia. Works from Mozart, Schubert and Brahms. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 404 Washington St., Gainesville. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, $5 children age 11 and younger. 678-943-7255.
Cowboy Envy, Sautee. Evening Star Concert Series. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $15 members, $20 nonmembers, $8 children 6-17. 706-878-3300.
Choral Explosion, Cleveland. Choirs from Truett-McConnell College and North Georgia College & State University. 7 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 147 N. Main St., Cleveland. Free. 706-864-1431.
"The Return," Dahlonega. Beatles tribute. 8 p.m. April 24-25, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $22-$40. 706-864-3759.
John Berry, Gainesville. 8 p.m. April 24, Hosch Theater, Brenau University, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. $28. 877-GET-JOHN.
"Fantastic Finales," Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra Spring Classical Concert. 7:30 p.m. April 25, Brenau University Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $30. 770-532-5727.
Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Saturdays throughout the summer starting May 2, downtown Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-3513.
Athens Symphony "Pops Concert," Athens. 8 p.m. May 8 and 9, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. Free, but tickets must be picked up at box office prior to event. 706-357-4444.
Historic Buford Art & Jazz Festival, Buford. Featuring Capitol City Express, Hot and Cool, Daniel Jackson Explosion and the King Daddy Polecats. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. May 9, downtown Buford.