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5 concerts you can’t miss this July in the Gainesville area, starting with Fly Betty Band
The Fly Betty Band.

July is going to be easy on the ears. The month ahead is stuffed with concerts and performances around the Hall County area.

Fly Betty Concert

The Times is hosting a free show with the local group Fly Betty Band at the Brenau Amphitheatre on Friday July 12. Along with the concert, Tap It will be on hand serving drinks and several food trucks will be serving the event. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. If you’ve got a group of eight, VIP tables are available, along with a barbecue dinner courtesy of Brenau catering.

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 12

Cost: Free

Where: Brenau Amphitheatre, 100 Smithgall Lane, Gainesville

More info: Facebook

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A crowd gathers Friday, July 7, 2017, at the "beach'" in downtown Gainesville made from 100 tons of sand during the third annual Beach Bash in downtown Gainesville. The beach bash is being moved to the Lake Lanier Olympic Park in 2019. - photo by David Barnes
Beach Bash

If all the swimming and food isn’t enough to tempt you to come to this year’s Beach Bash, there will be a free performance by ‘80s tribute band Electric Avenue. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and Electric Avenue’s show will start at 7 p.m. Entry is free, so if you’re looking for a fun night of ‘80s nostalgia, Beach Bash has that in spades.

When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville

Cost: Free

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Peace & Love Tour

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the Peace & Love Tour is making a stop in Gainesville at the end of the month. The show is a two-hour tribute to artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who and many more by Paisley Craze Band. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for Woodstock-themed activities, including trivia and a photo booth. The theater itself opens at 6 p.m., an hour before showtime. Standard seats will run you $20 a ticket, with a VIP package including a tour shirt, signed CD, VIP lanyard and an opportunity to meet the band.

When: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 26

Where: Ramsey Conference Center, 2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville

Cost: $20-$39

More info: SunEvents

The Venue Jazz Orchestra Summer Concert

If you’re looking for something a little less rowdy in your July concert experience, The Venue at Friendship Springs is holding a jazz orchestra show by the The Venue Jazz Orchestra at the end of July. This 17-person group will be performing orchestra favorites during a 90-minute set. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting 30 minutes later. Both beer and mixed drinks will be available for purchase.

When: 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 26

Where: The Venue at Friendship Springs, 7340 Friendship Springs Blvd., Flowery Branch

Cost: $18

More info: EventBrite

Cumming Music Fest

The second Cumming Music Fest is a daylong event with a dozen tribute bands coming together for a good cause. Ticket sales will benefit Forsyth Family Haven, a domestic violence shelter. 

The lineup includes tribute bands to groups like Fleetwood Mac, Green Day, Nirvana and many more. Along with the day of music, food, drinks and merchandise will all be available as well. Early tickets will run you $15.99 until July 15, then they’ll be raised to $19.99 until the day of the show when they’ll be $25. $59.99 VIP tickets are also available, which include admission, a free shirt, complimentary meal and drink and access to a VIP viewing area.

When: Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming

Cost: $15.99-59.99

More info: Online

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