April

BBQ and Brews Festival
April 1st - Saturday; 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Cartersville

 

This Georgia Barbecue Association sanctioned cook-off as Professional Pitmasters and those simply Cooking for Fun compete for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. The festival opens Saturday from Noon-8 PM with craft beers, food and retail vendors, and live music.

 

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Mickey Gilley
April 1st - Saturday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen

 

Mickey Gilley has accomplished what most artists only dream of — a long and fulfilling career marked by loyal fans and financial success. One of the secrets behind Mickey's longevity is his ability to balance the heart of an entertainer.

 

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Acworth Art Festival
April 8th - Saturday; 10:00am - 6:00pm
April 9th - Sunday; 11:00am - 5:00pm
Main Street - Acworth

 

The historic Main Street in downtown Acworth is a delightful backdrop for 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country. Their creative booth displays decorate the charming street with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and much more!

 

At Acworth Art Fest, the always energetic Kidz Zone is filled with fun activities that make smiles bloom. This vibrant play land is the exhilarating place to be for young people and their happy parents. Of course, there is wonderful food from Acworth’s own eateries, and shoppers will also find delectable treats in the food court to satisfy their taste buds—funnel cakes anyone? Don’t miss it!

 

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1st Annual Cowboy Festival
April 15th - Saturday; 10:00am - 4:00pm
Pine Mountain Gold Museum
Villa Rica

 

The festival will feature gold mining, train rides, history demonstrations, cowboy shows, music and mine tours. The only museum that sits on an actual gold mine, Pine Mountain Gold Museum tells the history of the forgotten gold rush in Georgia in 1826. This event is fun for all ages.

 

For More Information, Call 678-840-1445.

Golden City Car Cruise
April 15th - Saturday; 5:00pm
Historic Downtown Villa Rica

 

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The Heart Behind the Music
Featuring Bill Champlin formerly of pop/rock supergroup Chicago, Kim Carnes, John Ford Coley, Lenny LeBlanc, and Greg Barnhill. Hosted by Nadine from Larry's Country Diner on RFD-TV
April 21st - Friday; 7:30pm
Milltown Music Hall - Bremen

 

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Lowery Opry Starring the George Britt Band
April 21st - Friday; 7:30pm
Dallas Theater

 

The Lowery Opry is a country music and clean comedy that is reminiscent of your favority episode of Hee Haw! The wildly popular show comes to Dallas, for a one time event!

 

Combinig his favorites from traditional and contemporary country music, and his own original songs, George Britt has created quite a following with his own blend of country.

 

Along with his band, George has won over audiences, performing throughout the Southeast at festivals, concerts, clubs, benefits, television appearances, and parties.

 

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West Georgia Jazz Festival
April 22nd - Saturday; 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Mill Amphitheater - Villa Rica

 

Come out and enjoy the best West Georgia jazz bands as they perform live on stage at The MILL Amphitheater in downtown Villa Rica. The festival also features great food and local handmade craft vendors. Admission is free! Free parking is also available.

 

For More Information, Call 678-840-1160.

Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival
April 22nd - 23rd
Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm // Sunday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Kennesaw

 

The location of the festival plays up the rich heritage of Kennesaw and its important role in the Civil War. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History sits at the center of the festival. This Smithsonian-affiliated Museum is home to the famous “General” locomotive and encompasses the history of the downtown Kennesaw area. Stop by the enormous Kid’s Zone with inflatables big and small for kids of all ages will entertain all the kids.

 

In the newly-constructed outdoor amphitheater, you will find acoustic music all day Saturday and Sunday! Sing along to all of your favorite songs of years past and today while relaxing in the city’s newest park improvement located next to the underpass on the depot side of the tracks.

 

Entertainment will include some of Kennesaw’s most talented residents performing, local dance and demonstration teams, school chorus groups, members of Great Gig Dance Studio and many more community groups on the Cobb EMC Local Entertainment Stage. The two entertainment stages will also feature performances by many of our area schools including Baker, Chalker, Pickett’s Mill, Big Shanty and Hayes Elementary, as well as Awtrey, McClure and Barber Middle School.

 

To kick off the festivities – A PARADE – will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. The Parade features fabulous floats and proud marchers – more than 2,000 youngsters alone representing every sport association and school in the area, plus winners of many pageants along with Allatoona, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain and North Cobb High School Bands. The Parade will start at Adams Park and continue down Main Street through downtown Kennesaw.

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-423-1330.

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Touch a Truck Day
April 22nd - Saturday; 10:00am - 12:00pm
Veterans Memorial Park - 240 Constitution Blvd Dallas

 

Imagine a playground that allows families to get up-close and personal with big trucks, heavy construction and public safety equipment, cool cars and specialty vehicles... that's Touch-A-Truck!

Restless Heart
April 22nd - Saturday; 7:00pm
Grand Theater - Cartersville

 

John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart – have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in Country Music history, placing more than 25 singles on the charts, with six consecutive #1 hits. Four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations, including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group. Those stats aside, Innis feels that their career goes much deeper than that.

 

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Cedar Valley Arts Festival
April 28th - 30th
Friday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Historic Peek Park - N. College Street - Cedartown

 

Join us for the 53rd Annual Cedar Valley Arts Festival held in Cedartown, Georgia. There will be art, music and fun for the whole family. From fine artists and crafters to pony rides to local singers and concessions, you can spend the whole day with us.

The Headliners
Beach Music - Oldies
April 28th - Friday; 8:00pm
Marietta Square

 

The Headliners Band - Featuring six star quality front vocalists, a world class rhythm section, and a sizzling brass section.

 

Any additional questions please contact 770-794-5601.

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Dallas 5K Race for a Cure
April 29th - Saturday
Main St - Dallas

 

  • Registration Check-in 6:45am
  • Race Starts 8:00am

 

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2nd Annual City Fest
April 29th - Saturday; 11:00am - 5:00pm
Main Street - Dallas

 

The City of Dallas is proud to present its 2nd annual City Fest on April 29th. Beginning at 11 AM three bands will be playing live on the Square Historic Downtown Dallas.

 

Up All Nte Band, Reckless Dawn and GA 61 will play live music for your entertainment. Food Trucks will be on Main Street and Vendors will be available for shopping. As soon as the 'Dallas 5K Race for a Cure' end's the party begins!

 

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ArtFest at the Mill
April 29th - Saturday; 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mill Amphitheater
Downtown Villa Rica

 

Exhibitors have included metal working, painting, drawing, woodworking, pottery, writing, music and more. In addition to artist exhibits, live entertainment runs throughout the day. There are a variety of food vendors on site as well as local restaurants and shops adjacent to the festival site.

 

For Additional Information, Call 770-722-5324 or 770-459-6259

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Taste of West Cobb
April 29th - Saturday; 11:00am - 5:00pm
Hillgrove High School
Powder Springs

 

Local restaurants, kids activities, and entertainment. Over 25 restaurants are offering tastes of their best dishes with prices ranging from $1 to $4. Admission is free.

 

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Sara Evans in Concert
April 29th - Saturday; 7:00pm
Veterans Memorial Park - 240 Constitution Blvd Dallas

 

Multi-platinum selling country singer and songwriter, Sara Evans has been called “one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation.”

 

She’s received awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Award and has garnered nominations for Grammy Awards (2), American Country Awards (10) and CMT Music Awards (5).

 

Sara won the hearts of America as the first country artist to compete in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She was also chosen as one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”

 

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Spring Jonquil Festival
April 29th & 30th
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

The Spring Jonquil Festival is held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna, Georgia next to the fabulous Market Village. The Spring Jonquil Festival features over 175 arts & crafts booths, 15 food booths, an entertainment stage, and a variety of children's activities. Bring the family and shop, play, eat, drink and just have a great day together.

 

Artisans are from all over the southeast feature their own hand-made crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. The festival foods include cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ. The interactive children's area includes big and small inflatable activities, sand art, and more. So whether it’s your child or the child in you, there are plenty of food and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Shadows of the 60's
April 29th - Saturday; 8:00pm
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
Cobb County Civic Center Complex
Marietta

 

SHADOWS OF THE 60'S pays tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, Temptations & Supremes. In this Tribute production show, SHADOWS OF THE 60'S perform the hits that span several decades. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements.

 

Now, triple the memories and excitement with our Tribute to Motown's Super Groups. Stunning choreography & costumes! Three Super Groups on one stage with a grand finale featuring the music of Motown's Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and more!

 

For Additional Information and/or Tickets, Cal 770-528-8490.

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Taste of Marietta
April 30th - Sunday; 11:00am - 7:00pm
Historic Marietta Square

 

Taste of Marietta brings together over 75 Cobb County restaurants showcasing their best dishes and festivalgoers will not be disappointed in the variety of offerings. Admission to the event is free and “tastes” – ranging from Italian to seafood, steak to BBQ, and all the sweets imaginable – are available for $1 to $5. The food truck lineup, always a crowd favorite, returns with over 10 different trucks.

 

In addition to the delectable bites from restaurants and caterers, the family festival will feature the Kids Alley complete with moonwalks and sand art. Musical entertainment can be heard throughout the festival from the Cobb Life Stage and the Main Bandstand.

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