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Concert calendar
For the week of July 29-Aug. 4
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This week

Santana with Steve Winwood, Atlanta. 7:30 p.m. today, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Stella Drive and Pool Road, Atlanta. $48.50-$88.50.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Gainesville. The Arts Council. 8 p.m. Friday, Smithgall Arts Center lawn, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $35 adults, $32 seniors, $28 students. $320 for a table of eight. If you purchase a table, bring decorations and drinks. Bring a picnic or purchase food from on-site vendors. Rain date Sunday. 770-534-2787.

Boys II Men and En Vogue, Atlanta. 8 p.m. Friday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Stella Drive and Pool Road, Atlanta. $25-$59.

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton, Alpharetta. 8 p.m. Friday, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $39-$76.

The Drifters featuring Bennie Anderson, 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.

Music in The Park, Gainesville. Gospel and country, jazz, R&B and soul, 2:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. 678-789-5465.

Chestatee River Diving Bell fundraiser, Dahlonega. Featuring Freddie Way. Benefits the display of the Chestatee River diving bell, a Civil War-era maritime artifact, in Dahlonega's Hancock Park. Bring your own meal and drink; tables, chairs, tablecloth, centerpiece and water furnished. Saturday, Cottrell Circle C Ranch, 170 Garnet School Road, Dahlonega. $40 per ticket; $320 for a table of eight; $400 for a table of 10. 678-425-0900, ext. 41.

American Idol Live!, Duluth. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, The Arena at Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. $40-$70.50.

Barenaked Ladies, Atlanta. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Stella Drive and Pool Road, Atlanta. $29.50-$49.50.

Upcoming

Sugarland, Alpharetta. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5, 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. Aug. 6, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Stella Drive and Pool Road, Atlanta. $19-$55.

Karen Taylor Good, Gainesville. Grammy nominated songwriter. 2 p.m. Aug. 8, 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, Aug. 6; 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. Aug. 7, 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. Aug. 8, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. $33-$107.

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.

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 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.

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. brian@georgiabluesfest.com.

Ongoing

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.

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