Concert in the Park, Commerce. CHS Band & Chorus. 6 p.m. Friday, Spencer Park, intersection of South Elm St. and Pine St., Commerce. Free. 706-335-2954 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Athens Symphony "Pops Concert," Athens. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 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. Saturday, downtown Buford.
S.O.A.P. Fest 2009, Dahlonega. Benefits Students Offering Addiction Prevention. Featuring The Showdown, The Glorious Unseen, Ocean is Theory, This is Luke, Alcina, Say you Will, At Cliffs End, Thaddeus, Feed The Lions, Vision Set Forth and Roll With It!. 12:30 p.m. Saturday, The Cottrell Ranch, 630 Porter Springs Road, Dahlonega. $10 in advance, $13 at the email@example.com.
"Broadway Tonight!", Dawsonville. Dawsonville Community Chorale. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dawson County Middle School, 332 Ga. 9 N., Dawsonville. $10 adults, $8 students and DCAC members, age 10 and younger free. 706-216-2787.
Richard Shindell, Sautee. Evening Star Music Series. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $20 adult nonmembers, $15 adult members, $8 children age 6-17. Reservations suggested. 706-878-3300.
"The Garden Party," Gainesville. Featuring Northwinds Brass Quintet with percussion, Carlene Archer on Keyboard, Gainesville Ballet Company and local artists. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Brenau University Amphitheater, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $15 adults, $10 children and seniors. 770-532-4241.
Blue Sky Concerts, Gainesville. Picnic on the square with "brown bag lunches" from local restaurants, or bring your own and hear live music. Noon to 1 p.m. 4 and 20 Blackbirds, Wednesday; JazzCronic and Blue Sky and Apple Pie, May 20; Riverside, May 27. Downtown Gainesville square.
Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Saturdays throughout the summer, downtown Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-3513.