Patriotic Pops Concert, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. Bring a picnic and lawn chair or reserve a table. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Brenau University Amphitheatre, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. $30 adults, $27 seniors, $12 students. 770-532-5727.
Bad Habits Band Fourth of July Tailgate Party, Dahlonega. Classic Southern Rock and country. Bring your grill and coolers; live music outside. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, 1450 Lumpkin County Parkway, off Ga. 400, Dahlonega. $5.
FreedomFest, Demorest. Featuring Canton Jones, Francesca Batistelli, Shane & Shane and Barlow Girl. Fly-over, military tribute and kids activities. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, The Torch Church of God, 800 Cannon Bridge Road, Demorest. $10 at the gate, $5 parking, $10 vans, $15 buses. 706-778-4063.
John Legend, Atlanta. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, intersection of Stella Drive and Poole Road, Atlanta. $39-$69. Ticketmaster.
Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, intersection of Stella Drive and Poole Road, Atlanta. $25-$75. Ticketmaster.
Benefit Singing for Nicky Elrod, Cleveland. Featuring The Mike LeFevre Quartet, CS&K and Gerald Johnson. Benefits Elrod, who has Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and his family. 7 p..m July 24, Universal Chevrolet Pickin' Barn, 2907 U.S. 129 S., Cleveland. Donation. 706-969-9385.
Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Saturdays through Nov. 7, downtown Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-3513.
Saturday Evening Concert Series, Helen. 8 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 14, Unicoi State Park & Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking; donation.
The North Georgia Barbershop Singers, Cumming. Men only can join rehearsals. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1125 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming. 770-889-9125 or 770-889-9125.