The Blue Ridge Live Music Scene
Georgia's Blue Ridge is filled with live music in small pubs, outdoor festivals and intimate concert halls!
How do you beat the great weather and gorgeous mountain scenery in Blue Ridge, Georgia? Combine it with a great live music scene happening at dozens of venues and outdoor festivals around the area! One of the best things is that you can combine the beautiful scenery with outdoor live music events, or stroll through quaint downtowns in Blue Ridge and McCaysville and grab a bite along with local musical performances. Outside or inside, a weekend or week long getaway to Blue Ridge wouldn’t be complete without checking out one of the performances, concerts and music festivals happening every weekend.
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Live Music Outside in Fresh Mountain Air:
Bring a picnic and spread a blanket for Pickin’ in the Park in Horseshoe Bend, a beautiful riverside park near McCaysville, GA for live Bluegrass jam sessions, May through September.
Over Labor Day Weekend lots of outdoor live music is happening at Bear Claw Vineyards, Cartecay Vineyards, and the Annual Labor Day BBQ & Gospel Music Show in downtown Blue Ridge City Park. If sipping a craft brew and tapping your feet to a rocking band is more your style, Blue Ridge is home to four great craft breweries, Fannin Brewing Company, Grumpy Old Men Brewing, Tipping Point Brewing Co and Angry Hops Brewing, all offer live music on weekends on their outdoor patios (along with craft brew tastings). Black Sheep Restaurant Bar & Patio and The Dogwood, have a tasty weekend music and happy hour scene.
The biggest music festival weekend of the year happens the 3rd weekend in September with the Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival. It’s a whole weekend of musical fun beginning on Friday with the Rotary Blues Train (unusual fun… you can ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and hear roving musicians on the ride). Then a whole day of great live blues in downtown Blue Ridge on Saturday at the Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival. BBQ from the best Que cooks in the South pairs perfectly with down home live blues bands.
Live Music in Small Local Venues:
Local clubs and pubs in Blue Ridge have a variety of weekend musical entertainment that you can stop in on or make it into a night out for dinner and a show with friends. In downtown Blue Ridge check out Hook & Eye Rooftop Bar at the Hampton Inn, Smokin' E's BBQ, The Dogwood, and Rin Tin's Barks & Brews Cantina. For music lovers, Misty Mountain Hops combines live music with vintage vinyl. And for a spot on the lake, The Boat Dock is great fun with live music and food right at the marina on Lake Blue Ridge. Buck Bald Brewing and Copperhill Brewery also have live music on weekends. Be sure to check out Tooney's Music Venue in McCaysville, great stage and dance floor, beer, wine and food available. For some great music in an If you’re ready for an evening of music in a concert setting, performances at the Blue Ridge Community Theater Live Music is Better series and Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds bring national acts to intimate settings, be sure to check out their websites to get tickets… shows sell out in advance.
There’s a lot to do and see in Blue Ridge, Georgia... be sure to follow our Event Calendar. for planning just click the links in the article above for the latest details on the website of each musical venue listed.
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Bear Claw Vineyards
2281 Tennis Court Rd. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 223-3750 Website
Grumpy Old Men Brewing
1315 East Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 946-2739 Website
Misty Mountain Hops
3300 East 1st St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 946-8620 Website
105 Ocoee St. Copperhill, TN 37317 (423) 548-3030 Website
Buck Bald Brewing
160 Ocoee St. Copperhill, TN 37317 (706) 431-7141 Website
Boat Dock Bar and Grill at Lake Blue Ridge Marina335 Marina Dr.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Boat Dock Bar and Grill at Lake Blue Ridge Marina
335 Marina Dr. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 632-2618 Website
Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 East 1st St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 632-9223 Website
Tooneys Music Venue
100 Blue Ridge Dr. McCaysville, GA 30555 Website
520 West Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 946-4452 Website
Angry Hops Brewing
341 East Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (828) 361-6950 Website
Tipping Point Brewing Co.
322 West Main St., Ste. 2D Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (985) 237-2503
The General Ledger
260 West Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 946-0476 Website