Rock the Ribbon benefit concert, Gainesville. Local bands, raffle to benefit the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation and breast cancer education and awareness efforts. 6-10 p.m. today, Brenau Amphitheater, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-503-5051.
Ensembles in Concert, Gainesville. Brenau University Vocal Chamber Ensemble and the Spectrum Singers, conducted by members of the Brenau University Department of Music faculty. 7:30 p.m. today, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville.
Clarinet recital, Young Harris. Raquel Jasso of Gainesville will perform her sophomore recital. 4 p.m. Friday, Recital Hall of the Clegg Fine Arts Building, Young Harris College campus, 1 College St., Young Harris. Free. 706-379-5182.
Diane Marino Trio, Gainesville. Evenings of Intimate Jazz. 8 p.m. Friday, The Arts Council's Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville. $30, $25 each for groups of six of more. 770-534-2787.
The Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Gainesville. Silent auction, Smokehouse Barbecue and open bar. Benefits Good News Clinics. 6:30 p.m. Friday, The Georgia Mountains Center, 301 Main St., Gainesville. 770-297-5040.
Brenau University Music Ensembles, Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6235.
Maranatha Christian Academy Spring Concert, Oakwood. Featuring violinist Lynne Webster Sawyer and conductor Clair Fox Hillard and the students of Maranatha. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, McEver Road Baptist Church Auditorium, 5135 McEver Road, Oakwood.
Xiaolei Zhoh- Senior Piano Recital, Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. April 22, Banks Atrium at Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-534-6235.
Blues 'n' Barbecue, Oakwood. Smoked barbecue and live music. Benefits the Lazarus Food Bank. 6 p.m. April 24, McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. Admission is one canned food item; kids 10 and younger eat free.
Scott Baston & Saint Francis Band, Sautee. Dinner before the show will include beef brisket, mashed potatoes au jus, collard greens, cornbread and cookies. Dinner, 6-7:30 p.m.; show, 8 p.m. April 24, Sautee Nacoochee Center Gym, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. Show, $15 members, $20 nonmembers, $8 kids age 6-17. Dinner $8. 706-878-3300.
Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Acoustic bluegrass and old time string music. Musicians and listeners welcome. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays, April 24-Oct. 9, Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-3513 or 706-864-6133.
Earth Day Birthday, Alpharetta. Ben Harper & Relentless 7, Guster and Alberta Cross. April 25, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $29-$45. Ticketmaster.
The Christ the King Lutheran Chancel Choir, Cumming. Benefits the church's organ fund. 4 p.m. April 25, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1125 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road, Cumming. Donation. Potluck supper after the concert. 706-864-1431.
Choral Explosion #7, Cleveland. NGCSU Singers and Le Belle Voci, and the choirs of Johnson and Lumpkin County high schools. 7 p.m. April 25, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1243 hulsey Road, Cleveland. Free. 706-864-1431.
Zac Brown Band, Alpharetta. 7 p.m. May 8, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $25-$49. Ticketmaster.
The Sam Skelton All-Star Quartet, Gainesville. Season finale for the Evenings of Intimate Jazz series from The Arts Council. 8 p.m. May 8, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville. $30, $25 each for groups of six or more. 770-534-2787.
Daniel Rodriguez, Gainesville. 8 p.m. May 20. The Arts Council's Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville. $25. 770-534-2787.
Caroline Aiken and DeDe Vogt, Sautee. 8 p.m. May 22, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $15 SNCA members, $20 nonmembers. 706-878-3300.
Georgia Bluesfest 2010, Dahlonega. Guitarist Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Men In Blues, Fat Momma Band, Robert Lee Coleman, Reverb-O-Rockets, Sammy Blue Band and WSNB. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.; music, 11 a.m.; Johnny Winter and James Cotton, 9 p.m. August 21, R-Ranch Rodeo Arena, 65 R Ranch Road, Dahlonega. $40. email@example.com.