Music Festivals

Georgia String Band Festival

Georgia String Band Festival

April 28 & 29 • Calhoun
The annual gathering at Harris Arts Center includes an opening concert, numerous competitions and the Gordon County Fiddlers' Convention.

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Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival

Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival

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.

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Shaky Beats Music Festival

Shaky Beats Music Festival

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.

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Shaky Knees Music Festival

Shaky Knees Music Festival

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.

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James Brown Family Birthday Bash

James Brown Family Birthday Bash

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.

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Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-que Music Festival

Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-que Music Festival

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.

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40th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival

40th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival

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.

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