There's certainly no shortage of local artists and bands here in the mountains. From bluegrass to rock cover bands, we've put together a handpicked list of 10 places across north Georgia to hear live music. Click on each name for more driving directions then be prepared to have a toe-tapping good time!
Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina, 17 Merchants Walk, Blairsville, GA
Each Monday from 5 pm to 8 pm, Lucky’s offers live acoustic music to further the dynamic and upbeat atmosphere you’ll find whenever they’re open. Bonus: Each Monday is also “Buy One Taco, Get One Free” all day long (dine-in only). Follow them on Facebook for their weekly musical lineup. Check out their menu here.
Paradise Hills Winery, 366 Paradise Road, Blairsville, GA
Each Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Paradise Hills hosts “Guitars & Grapes”, a live music performance on their patio. Held rain or shine, there is no cover charge. Check out the events calendar on their website for more information.
Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville, GA
“Saturday Night Music in the Park” is held each Saturday during the summer months at Vogel’s Lakeside Pavilion. This free performance features a different artist or band each week playing to the sights and sounds of nature. Follow them on Facebook to learn more.
BLUE RIDGE, GA
Blue Ridge TreeHouse at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery, 2281 Tennis Court Road, Blue Ridge, GA
Come to Blue Ridge for hiking, wineries, breweries, and fine restaurants. Then stay for the live music at the Treehouse featuring local and regional artists. Their rotating yet random schedule of live music isn't scheduled on a regular basis so you’ll definitely want to bookmark their website for their ever-changing lineup.
Grumpy Old Men Brewing, 1315 E Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA
Every Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm, Grumpy Old Men hosts live music from various local artists and bands. If you've never been to GOM, you'll want to make time to sample their one-of-a-kind brews. Follow them on Facebook for the weekly lineup of performers—and a list of food trucks visiting during performances.
Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, GA
Enjoy the charm of The Chimney Patio with live local music each Friday and Saturday as you sip wine fresh from this successful local vineyard. Times vary so be sure to check their website for a current schedule and lineup!
Reece’s Cider Company, 9110 GA-52, Ellijay, GA
Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Reece’s pairs live local music and a food truck for the perfect blend of flavors and sounds. Family- and dog-friendly, the cidery crafts hard cider using estate fruits. Stay updated on the schedule by checking their website before you head over.
Sand Bar & Grille, 3288 Dogwood Lane, Hiawassee, GA
Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is hopping with live music offered at various times each of the three days. It’s always a good time at the Sand Bar featuring local artists and groups. Follow them on Facebook for the weekly lineup.
Tooneys Music Venue, 100 Blue Ridge Drive, McCaysville, GA
In the Riverwalk Shops along the Toccoa River, Tooneys is your Friday or Saturday night destination in McCaysville for food, fun, and live music. They offer a well-rounded calendar of events throughout the week starting with Line Dancing classes on Mondays, Open Mic nights on Thursdays, and live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Check out their entire calendar on their website. Note, most live performances require tickets purchased through their website.
YOUNG HARRIS, GA
Crane Creek Vineyards, Farmhouse Market at Crane Creek Vineyards, 916 Crane Creek Road, Young Harris, GA
Enjoy live local music each Friday from 6 pm to 8 pm at Crane Creek’s “Aperitivo & Live Music” on their picnic lawn. Bring your own appetizers or enjoy some off of their menu. Wine by the glass or the bottle is available for purchase. Their schedule and lineup can be found on their website.
We invite you spend some time at each of these amazing venues enjoying all they have to offer!