Bruce Burch and Friends Concert Honoring John Jarrard, Gainesville. Singer/songwriters including Deanna Bryant, Brice Long, Cody McCarver, Billy Dean, RIchard Leigh and Monty Holmes. 6 p.m. today, Brenau University front lawn, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $30 per ticket; $25 in blocks of five or more. Benefits the John Jarrard Foundation. Barbecue plates available for purchase from Johnny's BBQ. 770-710-9191.
Widespread Panic, Alpharetta. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 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. Friday-10 p.m. Saturday, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $35. Food, drinks available for purchase. 706-878-3300.
Clarkesville's Homemade Jam, Clarkesville. Live, local bands. 3-5 p.m. Saturdays in Sept. and Oct., gazebo, downtown Clarkesville square. 706-754-2220.
First Friday Night Concert Series, Dahlonega. 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays of the month through October. Kurt Thomas, Oct. 1. Hancock Park, one block off the square, downtown Dahlonega.
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.