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Concert calendar
For the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1
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This week

Mid Life Crisis, Gainesville. Bring a picnic, drinks and blankets or lawn chairs. Benefits Eagle Ranch, a facility that provides homes, education and counseling for at-risk children. 8 p.m. Saturday, Horseshoe Park, Marina Bay, 6338 Marina Club Drive, Gainesville. $20 adults; free for children age 12 and younger. 678-450-5575.

Concerts at the Depot, Flowery Branch. Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. Blossom Creek, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Old Train Depot, 5600 Main St., Flowery Branch. Free. 678-698-1387.

Music in the Park, Gainesville. Gospel and country, 2:30-5 p.m.; jazz, R & B and soul, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville. 678-943-5317 or

Organ concert, Toccoa. Reception following concert. James F. Mellichamp, 7 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, 475 E. Tugalo St., Toccoa. Free. 706-886-6822.


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. 

Forever Kings and Queens, Homer. Part of the Banks County Holiday Festival. Family of four sisters and one brother; "power rock." 12:30 p.m. Sept. 4, downtown Homer. 888-477-2800 or

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.

"American Roots," Flowery Branch. The Flowery Branch High School Choral Department. 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Blackshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch. Donations benefit the Flowery Branch High School Chorus. 770-967-8000.

Mountain Music/Arts and Craft Day Festival, Blairsville. Craft booths, bluegrass, folk and gospel music. Collins Brothers and Friends, Ed Teague and Friends, Wauka Mountain Boys, Roots and Branches, Phil Tanner & The Skillet Lickers and Gerald Lanham & Regrass. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville. $5 parking; $5 adults, $2 children for festival. 706-745-2628.

Music at the Vines Mansion, Loganville. 5 p.m. Sept. 19: Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. The Vines Mansion, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. 770-554-2284.

Widespread Panic, Alpharetta. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. $47. 800-745-3000.  

Sautee Jamboree, Sautee. Featuring acts including Indigo Girls, Michelle Malone, The Mosier Brothers and the Sonia Leigh. 7 p.m. Sept. 24-10 p.m. Sept. 25, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $35. Food, drinks available for purchase. 706-878-3300.


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.






Singers needed, Cleveland. The Truett-McConnell College Community Choir needs singers to join the choir for Handel's "Messiah," which will be presented in concert on Nov. 11. Schirmer score will be used. Singers can bring their own scores. Rehearsals will be held each Thursday beginning today, from 8 to 9 p.m. at Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. 706-865-2134, ext. 215.