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Concert calendar
For the week of April 29-May 5
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This week

"The Lord Nelson Mass," Gainesville. Voices of North Georgia. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Lakewood Baptist Church Chapel, Gainesville. $15, $12 seniors and students, $5 children age 11 and younger.

Brantley Gilbert, Cleveland. Other Side of Homer will open. 7 p.m. Saturday, White County High School, 2600 Ga. 129 N., Cleveland. $20 in advance; $30 at the gate. 706-865-5356.

Lakeside Dinner and Concert, Gainesville. Gainesville First United Methodist Church. Bring lawn chairs, beach towels or sit on wooden benches. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Lakeside, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-536-2341 or

Blue Sky Concert series, Gainesville. Live music noon Wednesdays, this Wednesday-May 26, downtown Gainesville square. Free. 770-297-1141.


First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month May 7-October. Emerald Rose, May 7; Remember When Band, June 4; The Georgia Mudcats and Yahoola, July 2; Fools Gold of Dahlonega, Aug. 6; Russo and Noe, Sept. 3 and Kurt Thomas, Oct. 1. Hancock Park, one block off the square, downtown Dahlonega.

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.


Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Acoustic bluegrass and old time string music. Musicians and listeners welcome. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 9, Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-3513 or 706-864-6133.