Noteworthy Show Band, Dawsonville. Benefits the Dawson County Humane Society. Supper at 7 p.m.; concert 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, 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.
Jennings, Gainesville. Lakewood Academy graduate Mary Jennings. 9 p.m. Friday, The Monkey Barrel, 115 Washington St., Gainesville. $5. 770-297-0116.
Sol Driven Train, Helen. The Rivermist Concert Series. 6:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, 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 July and August. Blossom Creek Breeze, Saturday; 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.
Corey Smith, Alpharetta. With Colt Ford. 6:45 p.m. July 17, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $29. Ticketmaster.
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.
First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. 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.
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. Aug. 21, R-Ranch Rodeo Arena, 65 R-Ranch Road, Dahlonega. $40. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.