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Dancin' in the Square
John Jarrard, Art in the Square fill downtown
Riverstreet Again filled the downtown Gainesville square with classic rock Friday evening for the first night of the 11th annual John Jarrard benefit concert. - photo by Michelle Boaen Jameson

Jam-packed weekend

John Jarrard Foundation concerts

When: 6 p.m. today

Where: Brenau University front lawn

Tickets: $30

More info: 770-710-9191,

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:

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.


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