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Take a trip back in time
Mountain Music and Medicine Show is back
Husband and wife duo Russell and Cameron Cook will bring their full band with them for their country/folk act.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Historic Holly Theater, Dahlonega

Cost:$15 each

More info:706-864-3759

Musical headliners

Mist on the Mountain: Bluegrass, Gospel and country talents of Clyde Gaddis, Melanie Pruitt, Sherry Moser and "Special Guest" Ruth Purcell

The Georgia Pick and Bow Band: A group of young musicians from the Georgia Pick and Bow Program in Lumpkin County in association with the Appalachian Studies Center at NGCSU.

Little Country Giants: Husband and wife duo Russell and Cameron Cook will bring their full band with them for their return country/folk act.

Yahoola: North Georgia musicians bring their bluegrass gospel down from the hills.

The Buzzard Mountain Boys: Lumpkin County’s Joe Bob Matteson and Jim Bob White play an amusing selection of Brother-Style Old Timey Mountain Music, interspersed with corny humor.




Mountain Music and Medicine Show

The Mountain Music and Medicine Show returns to the Historic Holly Theater in Dahlonega on Saturday with another lineup of entertainers. Soaring harmony and the snappy sound of banjos and fiddles are among the highlights.

Doc Johnson's Traveling Miracle Medicine Show is at the center of all the action along with "The Players," the cast of characters telling the stories of the Lumpkin County area through legend and lore. Presented live on stage, the Mountain Music & Medicine Show is a three-time winner of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters award for best locally produced live radio show in the state.

The setting of the show is the Dahlonega public square in the era between the Gold Rush days of the early 1800s up to more modern times of the early 1950s. Doc Johnson's Traveling Miracle Medicine Show has come to town and set up on the square in front of Nix's Store, the hub of local commerce and the social center of the area. Doc brings musical acts with him as well as his own brand of humor, and he exhorts folks to buy his "Wizard Water" elixir to fix their aches and ills.

Folks come from all around to see Doc Johnson and hear the music. His fast-paced style and rapport with the crowd keeps toes tapping and things moving briskly along. The scene occasionally shifts to short radio theater stories where local people comment on the goings on of the day.

These stories mix local history, culture and humor in the unique Southern Appalachian style of the time period - all presented in a live old-time radio broadcast.

The Mountain Music and Medicine Show is an all volunteer production and is broadcast statewide on the GPB radio network.

Doors open at 7:15 p.m. with the pre-show at 7:30 p.m. The radio show starts at 8 p.m.

Advanced seating is recommended since most shows are sellouts.