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Concert calendar
For the week of May 21-27
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This week

Spring concerts, Dawsonville. North Georgia Chamber Symphony. 7:30 p.m. today, Dawsonville City Hall, Dawsonville;  7 p.m. Friday, Old Courthouse, downtown Blairsville square; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke's Catholic Church, Park Street, Dahlonega. Free.

Havana Son Trio, Gainesville. 8 p.m. Friday, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $25. 770-534-2787 or

Memorial Day celebration, Suwanee. The Gwinnett Community Band and the Sugar Hill Latter Day Saints Choir will perform. The Silver Wings parachute team will drop in and demonstrate. Bring picnic, blankets and chairs; no alcohol. 7 p.m. Friday, Town Center Park, intersection of Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suwanee. Free. Bring a canned good to donate.

Chris Botti, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $20-$68. 404-733-5000.

North East Georgia School of Music and Dance recital, Gainesville. Benefits Hopeful Tomorrow, which provides scholarships to children to participate in physical arts programs. Saturday, Riverside Military Academy Theatre, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville. 678-450-8845.

Saturday Evening Concert Series, Helen. Appalachian mountain, bluegrass and Southern gospel musicians will perform. Saturdays, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. Donation. 800-573-9658, ext. 305.

L.O.V.E. benefit, Buford. Featuring Disney Channel singer Joey Page. Benefits the Learning Opens Vocational Experiences campaign. 6 p.m. Saturday, Presentation Pointe Amphitheater, 7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands. $10.

Summer concert series, Braselton. Pieces of 8. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Chateau Elan, 6060 Golf Club Drive, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

Zac Brown Band Memorial Day Picnic Concert, Atlanta. 5 p.m. Monday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

Memorial Day Concert, Gainesville. Air National Guard Band of the South from Dobbins Air Force Base. 2 p.m. Monday, Lakewood Baptist, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville.

Blue Sky concert, Gainesville. Picnic on the square and hear live music. Riverside will perform. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Downtown Gainesville square.


No Doubt with Paramore, Atlanta. 7 p.m. June 5, Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Ave., Atlanta. $10-$80.


Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Saturdays through Nov. 7, downtown Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-3513.