2018 Calendar of Events
Gainesville Farmers Market
Gainesville Farmers Market - Back on The Square!
2:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Enjoy locally-grown, fresh-picked vegetables and fruits, honey, pasture-raised pork and beef, farm eggs, baked goods, prepared foods and salads, boiled peanuts, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and hand-made crafts and soaps. Stroll around the shops and restaurants and enjoy all that Downtown Gainesville has to offer.

Nick Vernola
Gainesville Farmers Music
3:00 pm

"Only the Accordion Changed" Nick Vernola plays the "Virtual Accordion" by Roland. The magnificent orchestrations do a great job on very popular songs from 1920s to the late 1980s. The song selection is a list of highly recognized pop music no matter how old you are, so sing along if you like. Accordion playing is a lost art but still very entertaining.

16th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert
17th Annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert
Brenau University Front Lawn

The John Jarrard Foundation honors the memory of the Gainesville native and pre-eminent country music songwriter who penned dozens of hit songs, including 12 No. 1 country hits. During the past 17 years, the foundation has grown from an annual concert to a regionally recognized organization supporting songwriters. For the most up to date information and to purchase tickets, check the JJF page at www.johnjarrardfoundation.com.

The Gentry
Gainesville Farmers Music
3:00 pm

Tracie Brown, Sam d'Entremont, and John Norris — North Georgia's Authentic Celtic Trio - Weaving Magic from Wood, Wind, and Wire since 2013


We choose to call ourselves The Gentry not to invoke a legacy of changelings, magic, or stolen brides, but rather to honor their legend as the source of Celtic music. The music of Ireland and Scotland is said to stem directly from that of the Tuath Dé, who possessed a unique and transcendent skill with music and song. The legend goes that this music is still played in the subterranean halls of the Sídhe, and rises up to suffuse the landscape and people of these lands with its beauty.


We hope to capture a glimmer of this rich history in our music – and we hope that our lively dance tunes, ballads, and poignant airs will set your feet tapping and your heart stirring as the music seeps up from the ground and through our instruments, passing from the deep wells of tradition into your memory and soul.


Check out their music at musicofthegentry.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/MusicOfTheGentry.

Tim Morgan
Gainesville Farmers Music
3:00 pm

Tim Morgan is a singer, songwriter, and keyboardist who feels at home in these North Georgia hills. He loves people and loves to hear you singing along with his folk, country, and soft rock! Often compared to John Denver...feel free to sing along!

If you are an acoustic musician and want some exposure (in exchange for a vendor goodie basket), contact the Market Manager by email or FB message and link to samples of your music, if possible — or better yet, stop by the Market and introduce yourself. These are not paying gigs and we don't want it too loud, unless its really special — like John Driskell Hopkins unexpectedly stopping by (please!).


Facebook Events will also feature the performers and we will keep you up-to-date on the website calendar of events.