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Winter Jam to feature music from Americana to jazz and rock
Donna Hopkins Band will be one of the special guests at the second North Georgia Winter Jam on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Grant Street Music Room in Clarkesville. The band is regionally acclaimed for its progressive blending of blues, rock, country, bluegrass and funk.

North Georgia Winter Jam
When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20; open at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Grant Street Music Room, 583 Grant St., Clarkesville
Cost: $15 advance and $20 at door
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An unprecedented all-star lineup of artists from across the Americana and rock music spectrum will sail into the city in the banks of the Soque River for the second “North Georgia Winter Jam” and festival.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Grant Street Music Room/Habersham Event Center in the Old Clarkesville Mill. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. at 583 Grant St., in Clarkesville.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of show. They may be purchased at Grant Street Music Room/Clarkesville Lanes, or online at Proceeds will benefit the Soque River Watershed Association.

Organizers have assembled a lineup of award-winning artists to guide listeners on the road to spiritual enrichment.

“We’re glad to be able to showcase some great regional acts and some very talented local Americana and rock musicians to help keep our most valuable resource our river, clean and healthy,” said Bob Fortin, co-producer of the event.

With seven bands performing full sets over nine hours you’re assured of getting your money’s worth with a variety of music. Regionally acclaimed Bob Dylan tribute band, Throb Dylan and the Rainy Day Woman, are schedule to headline the event and play a set of classics with some surprises.

Special guests include the Donna Hopkins Band. It is regionally acclaimed for its progressive blending of blues, rock, country, bluegrass and funk.

Also performing are Americana band Drunk On The Wind, Widespread Panic-inspired band Terratonic, jazz-infused and live hip hop band Social Engineers and heavy 1970s rock stylings of Breathing Kansas.

“We want to bring world-class musicians to Northeast Georgia, and provide some fun for music fans at affordable prices,” Grant Street Music Room owner Beverly Gale said. “Our goal is to enrich the soul through music.”

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