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Georgia Music

From pioneers James Brown, Little Richard, Johnny Mercer and Otis Redding to musical innovators the B-52s, Outkast and R.E.M. to current chart-toppers Luke Bryan, Casting Crowns, Future, Lecrae, Third Day, Usher and Zac Brown Band, Georgians help shape the fabric of American music. Live music is ingrained in Peach State communities from symphonies and sacred harp singings to more than 100 music festivals and concert series staged annually. The state’s music heritage is celebrated in attractions, exhibitions, landmarks and tribute events. Visit Georgia and create your own soundtrack of music and memories.

Glen Sarvady MUSIC EXPLORER

Glen Sarvady has been a proud Atlanta resident for the past 20 years, spending many of those late nights in the city's music clubs after his wife and daughters were tucked into bed. While he claims to have "no musical talent whatsoever," Glen has immersed himself in the field, serving as program director for his college radio station in the 1980s and helping to start "Matter," a magazine considered one of the early trailblazers of the indie rock movement. More recently, he has written regularly ...

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GLEN'S MUSIC BLOG

  • Worth Bragging About: 80 Bands, 20 Stages in Macon July 25, 2016 by Glen Sarvady
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Warren Haynes Celebrate Jerry Garcia June 20, 2016 by Glen Sarvady
  • AthFest: Dozens of Bands, With Or Without Wristbands June 12, 2016 by Glen Sarvady
  • Life Music in Oakland Cemetery: Tunes from the Tombs June 06, 2016 by Glen Sarvady
  • 3 Georgia Music Festivals for Memorial Day Weekend May 22, 2016 by Glen Sarvady
  • Five Insider Picks for Shaky Beats May 16, 2016 by Glen Sarvady
  • ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series

    July 29-Dec. 2, 2016

    Get up close to hear Georgia songwriters share the stories behind their music in this six-concert series.

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  • Bellamy Brothers

    Aug. 27, 2016

    Hear the brothers who have been lighting up the music industry with their unique sound for 40 years in Dublin.

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  • Third Eye Blind

    Sept. 3, 2016

    Known for their success in the 1990s, the hit band heads to Sugar Hill's newly renovated amphitheater for a rocking evening.

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  • Lula Belton Historical Society Fall Festival

    Sept. 10, 2016

    Enjoy bluegrass, country, gospel and more live music along with arts and crafts, pottery and family fun at this festival in Lula.

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  • Darius Rucker

    Sept. 11, 2016

    Hear Rucker's signature voice as he performs songs from his fourth solo album as a country artist at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta.

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  • Your Georgia Live Music Source

    Find more upcoming concerts at ExploreGeorgia.org/events!

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Explore Music Heritage by Interest

Bluegrass
  From the annual Georgia String
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Bluegrass
Blues
  To spend a day exploring Georgia blu
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Blues
Gospel
  Sacred music has always been part of
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Gospel
Gravesites
  In the introduction to Tombstone Tou
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Gravesites
Nappalachia
  The Georgia Wine Highway stretches f
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Nappalachia
Vinyl
  The rituals of vinyl are experiences
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Vinyl

Explore Music Heritage by City

Albany
  For a town of less than 100,000 resi
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Albany
Athens
  The B-52s and R.E.M.&
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Athens
Atlanta
  As Georgia’s most populous cit
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Atlanta
Augusta
  Although best known as James Br
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Augusta
Columbus
  Columbus has never been short on hom
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Columbus
Dahlonega
  Rooted in Appalachian culture, Dahlo
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Dahlonega
Macon
  The roots of American music run deep
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Macon
Rome
  There must be "something in the
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Rome
Savannah
  A melting pot of musical creativity,
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Savannah