Historic High Country / Ellijay

George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

135 Dalton St.
Ellijay, GA 30540

  • George Link, Jr Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Gilmer Arts has always been a work in progress, striving to improve the quality of life in Gilmer County and North Georgia. Our Mission states "Gilmer Arts is a non-profit agency with a mission to promote passionate interest and active participation in the arts. We provide educational opportunities and sensational events in the visual, literary and performing arts for the people of Gilmer County and the surrounding area." Since 1992 Gilmer Arts (GA) has continued their growth in performing arts through its flagship program, Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent (B.E.S.T.) Series. The Gilmer Arts Community Chorus, The Arts Community Theatre and Gilmer Arts Players followed. Gilmer Arts Players have performed and live music has been performed in Hawthorne Hall at the gallery site at 207 Dalton St. in downtown Ellijay until now. With the purchase & renovation of the 1940s building at 135 Dalton Street in Historic Downtown Ellijay, this venue's Grand Opening was Sept. 1, 2017.

Info & Amenities

  • Admission & Fees

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    Group Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site


    Free Parking

    Live Music

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    American Express




    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Twain by Three Dinner Theatre

    Twain by Three Dinner Theatre

    01/25/2018 - 02/04/2018

    Enjoy dinner while enjoying three hilarious adaptations by Artistic Director Whit Davies. "Mrs. McWilliams and The Lightning" is a short sketch of beautifully crafted work in which Twain uses the element of confusion as confusion as central to the comedy. "His Grandfather's Old Ram," is a story adapted from Twain's, 'Roughing It'. Hear excerpts from the Diaries of Adam and Eve. Be prepared to take a fresh look at this ancient couple as Twain would have imagined it.

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  • Doyle Dykes Master Class

    Doyle Dykes Master Class

    02/09/2018 - 02/09/2018

    Simply picking with your fingers doesn't make you a fingerstyle player. There's more to it than that. Join acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist Doyle Dykes and learn to take advantage of every finger on your picking hand. In addition to walking you through his repertoire of trademark techniques, Doyle will show you how to create melodies, independently moving bass lines, and inner voices simultaneously. Doyle will also cover Chet Atkins-, Merle Travis-, and Jerry Reed-style fingerpicking.

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  • EB Reece Cole

    EB Reece Cole

    02/17/2018 - 02/17/2018

    E.B. Reece Cole will return to her hometown for this concert. She grew up in Ellijay with her parents and siblings, singing 'Amazing Grace' for the first time in public at the First United Methodist Church in Ellijay. By age 17, she was in Nashville recording her debut album. In 2009, she moved to Atlanta to attend KSU and study public relations and music business. She went on to marry another professional musician/songwriter, Shane Cole. Together they work with their church's music program a... read more

  • Isaac Streetman Band

    Isaac Streetman Band

    02/24/2018 - 02/24/2018

    When Isaac Streetman played at a recent Acoustic Blends evening, everyone said, "Who is that young man?" and "We have to book him." He has been playing music for 10 years but this exceptionally talented young man has played solo and in bands. He performs everything from bluegrass to country, opening for artists like Ricky Scaggs. He will be bringing his band with him this time and we cannot wait!

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  • Mountain Talent Shootout

    Mountain Talent Shootout

    03/09/2018 - 03/09/2018

    Mountain Talent Shootout will showcase musicians, selected for their exceptional performance at the monthly Acoustic Blends events, performing to compete for a $500 winner's award.

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  • John Martin Concert

    John Martin Concert

    03/10/2018 - 03/10/2018

    Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist John Martin will perform a benefit concert for The Playhouse. From intimate gatherings to large performance halls, John's stellar performances have kept his audiences mesmerized. Giving over 200 performances per year, his most recent appearances include command performances for Presidents Carter, Ford and other dignitaries. "Rosalynn and I want to tell you how much we have enjoyed your superb performances, both in public and our private visits." J... read more

  • Jerry Farber & Friends Comedy Evening

    Jerry Farber & Friends Comedy Evening

    03/17/2018 - 03/17/2018

    This show is still in development. Jerry will bring some comic friends up from Atlanta for a rip-roaringly fun evening.

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  • Michelle Malone Concert

    Michelle Malone Concert

    03/23/2018 - 03/23/2018

    Michelle Malone, who defies easy description, will 'rock the house' – this wild-haired Rock Goddess, political singer/songwriter, passionate performer with roots in church music – no single characterization can tell the whole story. Over the course of Malone's career, she's collaborated with artists from Gregg Allman to Indigo Girls, released more than a dozen records and went indie when it still took guts. Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, Michelle Malone artfully b... read more

  • Children's Magic Theatre w/Arthur Atsma

    Children's Magic Theatre w/Arthur Atsma

    03/31/2018 - 03/31/2018

    On March 31st, bring the kids to one of the matinees of Children's Magic Theatre with Arthur Atsma. Arthur has worked with kids and has a program intended for youngsters to have their first theatrical experiences. At about 50 minutes in length, it is perfect for the young attention span and the lively performances are fun for the whole family. There will be two shows.

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