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Concert calendar
For the week of Oct. 8-14
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This week

Kings of Leon, Atlanta. With White Lies. 8 p.m. Friday, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. $36-$46. 800-745-3000.

Rock for a Cure, Cumming. Benefits the North Forsyth 3-Day Team and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Live music by StandPoint. 9 p.m. Friday, Spondivits Seafood & Steaks, 599 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. $5 donation. 770-844-9060.

Bravo Broadway Rocks!, Atlanta. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Songs from popular musicals. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. $18-$48. Ticketmaster

Third Day, Alpharetta. "Family Picnic" tour also will include Jars of Clay, Thousand Foot Krutch, Audio Unplugged (former members of Audio Adrenaline) and Glory Revealed.  5 p.m. Saturday, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $31-$76 reserved seats, $21 lawn. Ticketmaster.

Georgia Contest of Champions High School Marching Band Competition, Commerce. High school marching bands from the Southeast will compete. 3 p.m. Saturday, East Jackson County High School Eagle Stadium, 1435 Hoods Mill Road, Commerce. $7; $5 for age 65 and older; free for kids age 4 and younger. Benefits the East Jackson High School, Middle School and Kings Bridge band programs.


Senior voice recital, Dahlonega. Mezzo soprano Natasha Stanley. 7 p.m. Oct. 15, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. Free. 706-864-1431.
Evening Star folk music, Sautee. 8 p.m. Oct. 17, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. $15 members, $20 nonmembers, $8 ages 6-17. 706-878-3300.

Kingdom is Calling, Ellijay. Gospel and Christian performers. Noon to 8 p.m. Oct. 17-18, Amicalola Deer Park, 71 Antioch Church Road, Ellijay. 706-265-3484; call 706-429-4747 if you'd like to perform.

Celtic Crossings, Gainesville. Celtic music by Voices of North Georgia. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24, Lakewood Baptist Church Chapel, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $5 children age 11 and younger.

Sheri Kling, Sautee. 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $15 members, $20 nonmembers, $8 ages 6-17. 706-878-3300.

Southeastern Bluegrass Association Silver Anniversary Superstar Concert, Duluth. Featuring Longview and Daughters of Bluegrass. Oct. 24, Gwinnett Peforming Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $30 in advance; $40 at the door.

The 9th, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra will perform Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9, Choral." The Lanier Chamber Singers and the North Georgia College & State University choruses also will perform. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-532-5727.

Merling Trio, Gainesville. ProMusica concert series. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $15. 770-531-7776.

Dawson Community Chorale, Dawsonville. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, 900 Ga. 9, Dawsonville. $10 adults, $8 students and members, age 10 and younger free.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz, Gainesville. Featuring Rick Pruett and Mark Davis and Friends. 8 p.m. Nov. 14, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $30, $25 for groups of six or more. 770-534-2787 or The Arts Council.


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.