Jonathan Byrd in Concert

The next musical artist to perform in the Live Music is Better concert series at the Blue Ridge Community Theater is Jonathan Byrd. This talented musician plays a mean acoustic guitar and his music touches on country with a taste of bluegrass, folk music, and rock and roll. His career started with the grand prize of a songwriting contest and he now has 5 CDs under his belt.

His show is coming to the Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia on June 9, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the Theater Box Office or online at blueridgecommunitytheater.com. For more information, call 706-632-9223.

Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 E. 1st St.
Blue Ridge, GA

2012 Spring Arts in the Park

ArtistCelebrate Memorial weekend with the arts at the 36th annual Spring Arts in the Park in the downtown Blue Ridge City Park in Blue Ridge, Georgia on May 26 – 27, 2012 from 10 AM to 5 PM each day. This annual festival is a southern tradition with over 200 booths of arts, crafts, and food. Enjoy music and dancing, demonstrations by some of the fine artists, and more.

Admission to the festival is $5 per person. This event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association. Look for the Fall Arts in the Park coming the 2nd weekend in October. For more information call 706-632-2144.

The Blue Ridge City Park is located in historic downtown Blue Ridge, GA across from the Depot.

A Murder is Announced

Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia presents “A Murder is Announced”, a play adapted from an Agatha Christie novel. An advertisement is placed in the local newspaper stating the time and place of a murder that is going to occur at Miss Blacklock’s Victorian home. This brings many curious people to the home only for them to actually witness a murder. This is a classic murder mystery with lots of twists and turns.

The performance will run from May 10 through 27, 2012. Showtimes are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16.20 for seniors 65+, $9 for students college and younger, $14.40 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 706-632-9223.

Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 E. 1st St.
Blue Ridge, GA

Classic Car Show

Classic CarThe Georgia Mountains Classic Car Show is taking place on May 12, 2012 at the City Park in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. See some of the best classic cars out there! Registration starts at 9 AM. Many door prizes and trophies will be awarded. Specialty awards will be given for Mayor’s Choice, Chief of Police Choice, Best Chevy and Best Ford, just to name a few. Trophies will also be awarded for the top 50 cars and 25 trucks. The judging starts at 12:30 PM and ends at 3 PM with awards being presented at 4 PM. For more information, call 706-838-4701.

Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin

The next concert coming up in the Live Music is Better concert series at the Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia is Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin. This show is happening on May 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM. Both Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin are from Austin, Texas and have had very successful singing and songwriting careers in the folk music world independent of each other. Enjoying a show with them together is sure to be a pleasure as they complement each other so well.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the Blue Ridge Community Theater Box Office and online at blueridgecommunitytheater.com. For more information, call 706-632-9223.

Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 East 1st St.
Blue Ridge, GA

Spring Plein Aire Event

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association in Blue Ridge, Georgia is having their annual Spring Plein Aire event on May 4 – 6, 2012. Spend the weekend in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains and capture the spectacular scenery on canvas. The colors come alive in the spring and gives an artist plenty of beauty to choose from. All artists are invited to this event.

For more information, call The Art Center at 706-632-2144.

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association
The Art Center Galleries on West Main
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA

U-Pick Strawberries

StrawberriesStrawberries will soon be ripe for the pickin’ and you can do just that at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia every weekend in the month of May, 2012. Mercier Orchards offers a ride through the orchard where you can pick your own delicious strawberries. Not only do they offer u-pick strawberries but you can come back later in the year for the u-pick cherries and blueberries.

Even if you don’t want to pick your own strawberries, come by to shop for some tasty items at the Country Store. They are open everyday from 7 AM to 8 PM. You will want to call ahead before coming to the orchard to pick your strawberries just to be sure they will be having the event.  For more information, call 706-632-3411.

Mercier Orchards
8660 Blue Ridge Drive (Highway 5)
Blue Ridge, GA
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