Hugh McKinney, Gainesville Teacher of the Year
Back in Time Band, Gainesville. The Arts Council. Bring blankets or chairs. 8 p.m. Friday, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. Free for members; $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. Grafted by Grace, Saturday; 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.
Lisa Deaton and Friends, Sautee. Dede Vogt, Barbara Luhn and Lyle Lammers will perform with Deaton. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $15 members, $20 nonmembers, $8 kids age 6-17. 706-878-3300.
Songs 4 Summer concert, Flowery Branch. Featuring Reality Showband. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sterling on the Lake Village Green, 7005 Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch. Free concert; $5 parking. 770-967-9777.
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.
Summer MusicFest, Gainesville. The Arts Council. The Swingin' Medallions. Bring blankets or chairs. 8 p.m. Aug. 12, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $25; $240 for a table of eight. 770-534-2787.
Music at the Vines Mansion, Loganville. 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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. 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.