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Musicians jam to raise money for music program
to perform at Crimson Moon Cafe in Dahlonega
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Georgia Pick & Bow

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13

Where: Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega

Cost: $12 advance, $14 day of show

More info: www.georgiapickandbow.org

Sounds from stringed instruments will fill the air as the Georgia Pick & Bow Traditional Music School kicks off its 2015 fundraiser in Dahlonega.

The event will get underway at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Crimson Moon Café, 24 N. Park St. The live music lineup will include The Pick & Bow Bluegrass Band, Shoal Creek, 3 Arrows & Friends and Curtis Jones and Primal Roots.

The evening’s entertainment will benefit the music school, which seeks to preserve and promote traditional Appalachian music through affordable lessons after school to fourth- through 12th-graders on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mando and upright bass. About 80 percent of the sales will go to the school’s fall 2015 programs and help purchase instruments for the students to use.

Admission is $12 for advance purchases and $14 if bought the day of the show. To purchase tickets, visit www.thecrimsonmoon.com.

The school also will raffle off a Martin D-18 acoustic guitar with its sleek, modern high performance neck for enhanced playability and a Sitka spruce top and genuine mahogany back and sides. This instrument, which has a list price of $2,999, is considered perfect for the intermediate or advanced player. Raffle tickets are $5 for one or three for $10. The winner’s name will be drawn April 19 on the main stage of Bear on the Square festival.

A large framed poster of a “Devil’s Box,” a fiddle decorated by Atlanta artist and musician Whit Connah, will be auctioned off during the concert. 

For raffle tickets, visit www.georgiapickandbow.org.