The 22nd annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will take place in Dahlonega, Ga., on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2018. Pre-festival events, including the beginning of jamming on the square and the Live and Silent Country Auction will occur on Friday, April 20, 2018, with two full days of activities on Saturday and Sunday.

This year's "Bear" will feature local, regional and national singers, songwriters and storytellers. Pop-up jams occur throughout the weekend and all around downtown Dahlonega, and the Gospel Jam Sunday morning is traditional and ecumenical. It's really not a religious event, but it will touch your soul.

The full schedule of performances and special events can be found at