First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. The Georgia Mudcats and Yahoola, Friday; 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.
Patriotic Picnic Pops concert, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra with Shawn Megorden. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Brenau University Amphitheater, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $30 adults, $27 seniors, $12 students. Add $50 per table of eight. 770-532-5727.
Swinging Medallions, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.
The Classic City 4th of July American Music Festival, Athens. Acts include Cherryholmes, BlueBilly Grit, Packway Handle Band, String Theory and Curley Maple. Saturday and Sunday, Melting Point, 295 E. Dougherty St., Athens. $25 for two day pass. 706-549-7020.
Noteworthy Show Band, Dawsonville. Benefits the Dawson County Humane Society. Supper at 7 p.m.; concert 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. July 9, Peach Brandy Cottage, 3 Shepherds Lane, Dawsonville. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Children age 12 and younger free. Child's meal $5. 770-490-3833.
Sol Driven Train, Helen. The Rivermist Concert Series. 6:30-11:30 p.m. July 9, Rivermist Lodge, 6965 S. Main St., Helen. $10 in advance (tickets available at the Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria), $12 day of event. 706-878-1234.
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. 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.
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. email@example.com.
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.