The Music Scene
Chances are you did not come stay in a Blue Ridge luxury cabin rental just for the music scene, but there are many opportunities to be enriched by the cultural blue grass music and the great classical music of the area. Also, Atlanta and Athens are both less than 65 miles away and both offer very lively music scenes. You will find all you need to know by visiting the links below. If you want to listen to some bluegrass, classical or gospel, we reccomend that you check out local events or one of the coffee houses below, but if you are more into popular Rock and Roll, blues, jazz pop or R&B, check out the Atlanta or Athens music scenes. You will not be disappointed!
The Blue Ridge Community Theater has an acoustic music series, Live Music is Better. Their goal is to bring all varieties of Music to the area. Checkout their website for the seasons line up.
Pickin' in the Park
Casual jam sessions for acoustic musicians are held under the trees and pavilions along the Toccoa River at Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend Park every Thursday evening from 6:00 til dusk, beginning the week of Memorial Day through the end of September. Bring your own instrument, dance, picnic, and enjoy the music!
Live Music Downtown
Live Concerts are held at the Downtown Blue Ridge Park July and August. Bring your lawn chair or quilt and enjoy the good music. Area restaurants also offer live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check out these for more music options, Blue Ridge Brewery, Christy Lee's Courtyard Grille, The Vine of Blue Ridge, The Last Stop, Copperhead Lodge, Cartecay Vineyards and Fannin Brewing Co. pull up a chair at one of your favorite Blue Ridge restaurants and enjoy the sounds from local and regional performers.
Skip over to Chattanooga, TN, to this Christian themed cafe. They offer Chattanooga's only smoke-free, alcohol-free venue for original acoustic music. Since the shows run from 8:00 to 10:00, you can bring the kids, let them hear some good music, and let them see how it's made. Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse is an intimate setting featuring singer/songwriters and small acoustic groups in the traditions of folk, bluegrass, old time, Irish, jazz, blues, and others yet unnamed. Because of the cozy setting, interaction with the musicians is not only possible but very nearly unavoidable. Where else can you go to hear an accomplished songwriter try out new songs, at a distance of a few feet, and then actually talk with him or her? You can at Charles and Myrtle's!Located at 105 McBrien Rd., Chattanooga, TN. 37411 Phone: (423)892-4960 Email:
The Historic Holly Theater where the community comes to life. The theater shows movies and plays. No seat is more than twenty feet from the action so you won't miss any of the comedy, the music, or the drama! Tickets are available online! We are located at 69 West Main Street, Dahlonega, Ga. 706-864-3759.
Located in North Carolina, off U.S. Highway 64, just north of Georgia's state line, you will find John C. Campbell folk school. Free concerts are held most Friday nights and feature some of the finest regional and national acts performing old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music. We also offer occasional non-Friday concerts of various, entertaining types, so be sure to check this section often for our upcoming schedule.
The college offers concerts, art exhibits and theatre throughout the year. In addition, the Rollins Planetarium has a calendar of special seasonal events. Call (706) 379-3111 for more information.
Rolling Stone Magazine votes Athens Georgia's music scene as number one in the country for college music scenes! Check out this site to find music venues in the Athens. Athens is about 60 miles from the North Georgia cabin rentals area.