John Jarrard Foundation concerts
When: 6 p.m. today
Where: Brenau University front lawn
More info: 770-710-9191, www.johnjarrardfoundation.com
Art in the Square
Where: Downtown Gainesville square
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
How much: Free admission and parking
More info: www.artinthesquarega.com
The weekend in downtown Gainesville is going to be a busy one with several events taking place. The 9th annual Art in the Square will fill downtown with artists, music, food and crafts today and Sunday.
Tonight, the John Jarrard Foundation benefit will continue on the campus of Brenau University with a Songwriters in the Round concert featuring several local and regional musicians.
Songwriters Walt Aldridge, Tony Arata, Steve Bogard, Fred Knobloch and Phillip White headline the annual show honoring songwriter John Jarrard.
Jarrard, a Gainesville native and Nashville songwriter, was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2011. He died in 2001 after a long battle with diabetes.