|04-13-10 -- Downtown Dahlonega Hosts Appalachian Jam Every Saturday|
Downtown Dahlonega Hosts Appalachian Jam Every Saturday
Thousands Enjoy Acoustic Mountain Music in Historic Downtown
North Georgia’s mountain music pickers and singers flock to the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site every Saturday, April 24 through October 9. Listeners and musicians alike enjoy the acoustic bluegrass and old time string music on the Public Square from 2 pm until 5 pm.
Visitors enjoy an afternoon and evening (even a few days) of fun with downtown Dahlonega’s extensive dining opportunities and linger for some great shopping at the 50 retail stores in the downtown area.
The Appalachian Jam gives traditional mountain music players the chance to get together and celebrate the kind of music that has been performed in the Appalachian Mountains for generations. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and gather on the historic Public Square to jam with the scheduled musicians. Everyone else should come on down and listen or dance. Bring a chair or stool and stay awhile.
Dahlonega’s “Appalachian Jam” is produced by Dahlonega’s Downtown Development Authority and Better Hometown Program. The events are made possible with support from the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival Committee, the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center at North Georgia College & State University, and the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. The events are hosted by the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site and are presented in cooperation with the Dahlonega Merchants Association.
For information, contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 706-864-3513, or Joel Cordle at 706-864-6133.
Get up to date information about the Jam by joining its Facebook group. From the Facebook page, search groups for “Dahlonega Appalachian Jam.” On Youtube, search “Bluegrass Jam Session Dahlonega.”
465 Riley Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533