April 22 & 23 • Dahlonega
Bring your stringed instrument and be prepared to join in during the authentic Appalachian festival featuring music, dance, storytelling, traditional mountain crafts and more.
April 28 & 29 • Calhoun
The annual gathering at Harris Arts Center includes an opening concert, numerous competitions and the Gordon County Fiddlers' Convention.
May 4 - 6 • Lincolnton
Multi-instrumentalist Little Roy Lewis, from the legendary Lewis Family bluegrass dynasty, and Lizzy Long, host their fifth annual festival in Elijah Clark State Park with guests including the Oak Ridge Boys, Connie Smith, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and many more.
May 5 - 7 • Atlanta
After a much-lauded debut in 2016, the three-day weekend of electronic, indie and hip-hop music returns to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.
May 6 • Thomson
In the 24th annual celebration of its native son, Thomson hosts a day of blues and roots music in a beautiful rural setting.
May 12 -14 • Atlanta
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Shaky Knees Music Festival presents more than 60 headliners and up-and-coming bands in Centennial Park.
May 13 • Augusta
The musical legacies of Augustans James Brown, born on May 3, and Sharon Jones, born on May 4, will be honored this year in an evening featuring reunited members of the James Brown Band and many more.
May 26 & 27 • Evans
The Avett Brothers and Greensky Bluegrass are among the lineup for Banjo-B-Que, along with a KCSB BBQ cook-off, craft beer and wine, kids' activities and more at Evans Towne Center Park.
May 19 & 20 • Thomaston
Chris Knight and Drivin N Cryin are among the acts signed on for the tenth anniversary gathering at Bickley's Lake for camping, barbeque and music.
May 26 - 28 • Atlanta
Recognized as one of America's largest free jazz festivals, the Atlanta Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary over Memorial Day Weekend in Piedmont Park.