Pieces of Eight, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sunday, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.
Music at the Vines Mansion, Loganville. 5 p.m. Sunday: 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. Monday, First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. Free. 770-531-7675.
Summer MusicFest, Gainesville. The Arts Council. Bring blankets or chairs. 8 p.m. June 4, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $25; $240 for a table of eight. 770-534-2787.
The Mitch Farmer June Jam, Gainesville. Peggy Hoskins and the Vertigo Band, The Allen Nivens Band, The Last Minute Band and The King Daddy Polecats. Benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates and The Mason House, housing for transplant patients and their families near Emory University Hospital. Raffle, activities for kids, food available for purchase from The Varsity. June 19, Brenau Amphitheater, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $25 in advance; $30 at gate. 770-534-9323.
Back in Time Band, Gainesville. The Arts Council. Bring blankets or chairs. 8 p.m. June 25, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $20 nonmembers; $200 for a table of eight. 770-534-2787.
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, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $30 adults, $27 seniors, $12 students. Add $50 per table of eight. 770-532-5727.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Gainesville. The Arts Council. Bring blankets or chairs. 8 p.m. July 30, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Rain date Aug. 1. $35; $32 seniors, $28 students and children; $320 for a table of eight. 770-534-2787.
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.
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.