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Great Appalachian Music Alert !!!

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Bear on the Square

Mountain Music and More in Dahlonega

Anybody who follows Appalachian Music locally knows that one of the top local experts is Mark Atkins from Bent Tree. Mark has a built-in Appalachian Music Divining Rod that somehow allows him to just get in his car on any given Friday or Saturday night and show up wherever the best music is happening.
If you are a regular at the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega you will see Mark and Maureen there well, … regularly. (For the record, Regina and I and all the guests we have ever taken there also highly recommend the Crimson Moon for both food and entertainment.) The Crimson Moon

Mark sent me this update on the Bear on the Square + a rundown on the Friday night events at Hancock Square. Put on your most comfortable blue jeans, grab your best girl and head for Dahlonega and Enjoy!

The Bear on the Square Festival starts this weekend in Dahlonega. This is a great event dedicated to traditional Appalachian music. There will be lots of jamming around the courthouse square as well as musical acts on the main stage in Hancock Park. The park is located one block north of the courthouse. Music will be presented on the main stage on both Sat and Sun. from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. There is no charge and there are always plenty of seats.

I believe that the best acts will be on Sat starting with the Solstice Sisters at 11:00 am, followed by John Lilly at 1:00 pm and Sons of Blue Grass at 2:00pm.

Dahlonega also has free music on the first Friday of each month beginning in May. These events are also held in Hancock Park. Kurt Thomas will appear on 3 May. The music starts at 6:30 pm and lasts for about 2 hours. You should probably plan to arrive about 5:30 to ensure a good spot, since the events are often crowded. Bring chairs and a picnic. If you don’t want to pack a picnic, most of the local restaurants offer to-go boxes. Hancock Park is a city park and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. If you want to bring beer and wine, make sure you disguise it.

The rest of the acts for the season are:
June 7 – Blue Billy Grit
July 5 – Remember When Band
Aug 2 – Radford Windham and Step Back Cadillac
Sep 6 – Ugly Cousin and Fools Gold
Oct 4 – Fiddleheads

The Official Bear on the Square information is located here: Bear on the Square

We hope to see you there sometime this summer and as always…

See ya ’round the mountains,

Casual Classics Season Finale

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Atlanta Percussion Trio to Perform in Jasper on May 6, 2013

Jasper Muse, Inc. and the Creative & Performing Arts Academy along with Concert Master Suzanne Shull are pleased to announce that the final Casual Classics Concert of the 2012-2013 Season will be a performance by the Atlanta Percussion Trio on Monday May 6, 2013 at the New Lebanon Presbyterian Church located at 389 Bent Tree Drive just outside Bent Tree and a short drive from both Jasper and Big Canoe. The concerts are Free and open to the public and are well attended. We hope you will take this opportunity to hear an outstanding performance, meet other community arts patrons and support the thriving arts community here in Pickens County and North Georgia.

Concert Master Shull reports that planning is already well under way for Season 8, which will begin in September.

I hope to see you there on the 6th and as always….

See you ’round the mountains,


Southern Living Home on the Bent Tree Golf Course Reduced

Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Southern Living Beauty

757 Crippled Oak Trail Reduced to $269,000

Hot Off the Presses ( on a cold wet day!) we have a price reduction on a beautiful Southern Living Plan Home on the 15th Tee at Bent Tree. If you’ve got 30 seconds here is a quick overview of the home.

Southern Living Beauty Reduced

If you want a really good look at all the features, here is a link to the full length video tour:

757 Crippled Oak Trail – "The Movie"

If you or someone you know is looking for a great home on the golf course and in the woods, this could be the one. Give me a call and we’ll check it out in person.

See ya’round the mountains,


Positive Signs for the North Georgia Market

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
North Georgia Real Estate Sale

44 Rachel Drive in Jasper, GA

There are real examples of the improvement in the local market. Click on the link below for a short video about a “quick sale” rather than a “short sale!”

Positive Market Signs in Jasper

See ya ’round the mountains,