Sugarland, Alpharetta. 7:30 p.m. today, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $34-$70.50.
Cyndi Lauper with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Friday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Stella Drive and Pool Road, Atlanta. $19-$55.
Curley Maple, Sautee. Athens old time string band with contemporary stylings. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center Theatre, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. 706-878-3300.
The Return, Dahlonega. Beatles tribute band. 8 p.m. Saturday, The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $25 downstairs; $45 VIP balcony seating. 706-864-3759.
Karen Taylor Good, Gainesville. Grammy nominated songwriter. 2 p.m. Sunday, Unity of Gainesville Church, 3361 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-534-0949. $10.
First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. Fools Gold of Dahlonega, Friday; Russo and Noe, Sept. 3 and Kurt Thomas, Oct. 1. Hancock Park, one block off the square, downtown Dahlonega.
The Jesters, 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.
Lilith, Atlanta. Sarah McLachlan, Loretta Lynn, Corinne Bailey Rae, Indigo Girls, Court Yard Hounds and others. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. $33-$107.
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.
The Embers, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.
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.
The Swinging Medallions, Braselton. Dance lessons, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; concert, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. $30. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.
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.
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.
Concerts at the Depot, Flowery Branch. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays in July and August. Jordan Rager, Aug. 14 and Blossom Creek, Aug. 28. Old Train Depot, 5600 Main St., Flowery Branch. Free. 678-698-1387.