Rabun County Music Festival is a five-concert summer series staged in the beautiful Rearden Theatre at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, located near Clayton in the North Georgia mountains. The 2017 series includes a performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a John Denver tribute by singer/songwriter Jim Curry, an evening of nostalgic rock by Phil Dirt & the Dozers, “Barbra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was,” a tribute to Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra and the closing show by Joe Gransden & His Big Band. Individual concert tickets are $27 each with the exception of the ASO concert, which is $45; season tickets are available for $125 with a summer concert pass excluding the ASO show at $80. Tickets are available here for the Rabun County Music Festival, which has been organized and produced since 1999 by the Rabun County Music Festival Association. The 2017 season includes:
June 18, 2017
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has performed at the Rabun County Music Festival for the past 14 years.
July 2, 2017
Singer/songwriter Jim Curry has been singing the music of the late John Denver since high school. He was the off-camera singing voice of Denver in the CBS television movie, Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, and has been performing his songs including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie” and “Calypso” for almost two decades since.
Phil Dirt & The Dozers
The rock and roll oldies revue by Phil Dirt and the Dozers follows a musical timeline from the Beach Boys and Four Seasons to the Eagles and many more. Formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1981, the group has spent more than 30 years entertaining audiences across the country with nostalgic favorites.
Barbra and Frank
In the “Concert That Never Was,” Sharon Owens and Sebastion Anzaldo match the stellar voices and dashing looks of Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra in an evening of hits by the two American icons.
August 13, 2017
Joe Gransden & His Bag Band
From Atlanta, trumpet player and vocalist Joe Gransden is well-recognized for his musical talent, love of classic big band and jazz and for leading a stellar 16-piece big band.