Live Music & Concerts

“Dahlonega was an incubator for me and many upcoming bands. It’s an ideal place to listen to some really outstanding music in a fun atmosphere, where you can discover new talent and hear some of the great established artists.”

- Zac Brown of the platinum-selling Zac Brown Band


The Crimson Moon

Crimson_Moon(706) 864-3982
24 North Park Street, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Known as “the southeast’s most intimate music venue,” The Crimson Moon is housed in the nationally registered circa 1858 Parker-Nix Storehouse (the second oldest commercial building in Dahlonega) and offers an intimate ‘dinner theatre’ style entertainment experience in a 75 seat venue where every seat has a great view of the stage. Its inclusion on the New York - New Orleans - Nashville entertainment circuit enables the offering of live acoustic performances from the best of the nation’s touring songwriters and solo artists to the some of the nation’s finest Blue Grass, Celtic, Contemporary/World Folk, Blues, Pop, Folk-Rock, Country, Rockabilly, and Acoustic-Alternative bands.

Canopy & The Roots

Canopy & The Roots - Listening Room

(706) 864-7075
53 W Main Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533

New to Dahlonega is Canopy and the Roots, located directly beside the Holly Theater. This listening room, yoga studio, and coffee house is the perfect spot to stay a while. Check out our Event Calendar for a full list of comedy, spoken word, and live music concerts. 

The Holly Theater

Holly_Theater(706) 530-5162
69 West Main Street, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Located just west of the beautiful Dahlonega town square, The Historic Holly Theatre National Historic site is a fully renovated theatre built in 1946 that has something to offer to locals and tourists alike. The Holly Theatre Company presents a year-round season of classic plays and Broadway-style musicals. The theatre’s outstanding performances, from the main stage to concerts, sell-out regularly to audiences who travel routinely from throughout the region to incorporate a live show into their weekend plans.

First Friday Night Concert Series

First_Friday(706) 482-2707
Hancock Park, North Meaders Street & Warwick Street, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
First Fridays, May through October

The Music in the Park series showcases the diversity of local musicians monthly. Bring a picnic supper to the Hancock Park (located one block north of the Square) and spend some time with your family and friends. This free series held on the first Friday of each month from April through October is an excellent way to wind down from the week and set the tone for a great weekend.

Appalachian Jam

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1 Public Square, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Saturday afternoons April through October

North Georgia's mountain music pickers, singers and listeners flock to the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site for the annual Dahlonega Appalachian Jam. 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. Everyone else should come on down and listen or dance. Bring a chair or stool and stay awhile!

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

Bear_On_The_Square(706) 348-1370
Public Square, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533
Third full weekend in April

The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival is an incredible weekend of music and art held each spring in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Old-time and bluegrass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega, Georgia. Jamming goes on day and night around the square while other local, regional, and national musicians take the stage all day Saturday and Sunday.

A juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a street dance, a live auction, children's activities, a heritage center demonstrating mountain traditions, and of course, food, complete the offerings, making Bear on the Square the perfect outing for the whole family.


Restaurant With Music
Several Dahlonega dining establishments offer music on weekends and during the week.  Restaurants host live musicians from local talent to regional traveling artists, and all wineries have live music with special wine dinners, events, and annual wine festivals. 

Restaurant_With_MusicBourbon Street Grille
(706) 864-0086
90 Public Square North, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Canopy + The Roots
(770) 871-8905
53 W Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery
(770) 823-9255
3610 Cavender Creek Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Etowah Meadery
(706) 864-6323
3003 Morrison Moore Pkwy E, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Frogtown Cellars
(706) 865-0687
700 Ridge Point Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Johnny B's Beef-n- Brew
(706) 864-2400
438 West Main Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533