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Concert calendar
For the week of May 20-26
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This week

Daniel Rodriguez, Gainesville. 8 p.m. today. The Arts Council's Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville. $25. 770-534-2787.

Bluegrass Festival, Blairsville. Bands including the Raven Welch Band, Roots & Branches, Forgiven, Hwy 76, Parker Brothers, Regrass, Harmony Way and Blue Billy Grit. Dogs must be leashed. Concessions and restrooms available. Bring your own lawn chairs. 5-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Canal Lake Campground, 1035 Canal Lake Road, Blairsville. $5; children age 11 and younger free. 706-835-9230.

Caroline Aiken and DeDe Vogt, Sautee. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $15 SNCA members, $20 nonmembers. 706-878-3300.

Toccoa Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, Toccoa. 4 p.m. Sunday, Garrison Auditorium, Georgia Baptist Center, Toccoa. $10 adults at the door; $7 in advance; free for students and children. 706-282-0377 or 706-886-0778.

Blue Sky Concert series, Gainesville. Live music. Noon Wednesday, downtown Gainesville square. Free. 770-297-1141.


Pieces of Eight, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. May 30, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

Music at the Vines Mansion, Loganville. 5 p.m. May 30: American Blues Fest with Randall Bramblett, Yonrico Scott Band, Col. Bruce Hampton and Mike Delaney; 7 p.m. June 16: Drivin' N Cryin'; 7 p.m. Aug. 20: Chris Cagle; 5 p.m. Sept. 19: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. The Vines Mansion, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. Tickets for American Blues Fest: $27.10 general admission; 6-seat VIP tables, $480.25. Call for information about other concert ticket prices. 770-554-2284.

Star Spangled Salute to American Heroes, Gainesville. The Northwinds Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. May 31, First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. Free.

Concerts at the Depot, Flowery Branch. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays in June, July and August. James Patrick Morgan, June 12; Grafted by Grace, June 26, Blossom Creek Breeze, July 10; Grafted by Grace, July 24; Jordan Rager, Aug. 14 and Blossom Creek, Aug. 28, Old Train Depot, 5600 Main St., Flowery Branch. Free. 678-698-1387.

Patriotic Picnic Pops concert, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra with Shawn Megorden. 7:30 p.m. July 3, Brenau University Amphitheater, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $30 adults, $27 seniors, $12 students. Add $50 per table of eight. 770-532-5727.

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.


First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. 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. 

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.