Tune in to find the live music and performance opportunities in Cherokee County this season.  William Shakespeare coined the phrase, “All the world’s a stage”. It applies not only to plays, but other forms of entertainment like concerts and comedians. Live entertainment promotes community, reduces stress, and creates memories that can last a lifetime. Music and performance can captivate and engage people in a unique way. What form is your favorite? Luckily in Cherokee County, you can enjoy a multitude of live entertainment offered at music venues, theatre venues, and in many restaurants, breweries, and wineries.  Venue hop to experience them all!

Ball Ground

City Park

Enjoy live music, food, vendors, and a welcoming community for free Concerts in the Park. To kick off the festival season in Ball Ground, enjoy the BBQ and Brews Festival in April. Concerts in the Park hosts popular local bands in May, June, and September. The Ball Ground Rocks Festival finishes out the concerts for the season in October. For additional information check out the Community Calendar on DestinationCherokeeGA.com.


Downtown Canton First Fridays

Enjoy engaging tunes from an amazing lineup of talented performers on the first Friday of each month May through October. Stop by the local shops and eateries prior to the festivities beginning in downtown Canton at Cannon Park.  These free concerts are an excellent way to wind down from the week while participating in a large community block party.

Historic Canton Theatre

For over 100 years, the Historic Canton Theatre has been a shining star in the downtown Canton community.  Guests can enjoy live theatre, musicians, comedians, and film screening events. Popular upcoming events include the Grease sing-along, Jazz orchestra, dueling improv, the Peaberry Film Festival, and much more. Tickets available at CantonGA.gov/our-city/visit-us/canton-theatre.

The Mill on Etowah

Dance the night away on the green at The Mill on Etowah every Friday night from March through October. Grab a beverage of your choice from one of the restaurants then enjoy the music on the outdoor stage.  The free concerts are by local artists who perform rain or shine. Boutiques, shops, restaurants, snacks, and a brewery are open for your enjoyment.

West Milford Farm

One Friday night each month, from March to October, experience the large open-air spaces at West Milford Farm for their concert series.  A food truck can provide your evening meal or bring your own food for a picnic with seating options from lawn, porch, or tables. Bring your dancing shoes! No alcohol sold on premises. No pets allowed.



Located on the beautiful campus of Reinhardt University, the Falany Performing Arts Center (FPAC) presents a wide variety of performances including Americana, Bluegrass, Classical, Jazz, Tributes and more.  FPAC is one of the best concert halls in the southeast and seats 350 guests. The Falany hosts indoor and outdoor events, including concerts, performances, and special seasonal events. A season pass or individual show ticket can be purchased at Reinhardt.edu/falany.


MadLife Stage & Studios

The premier indoor music venue in downtown Woodstock is MadLife Stage & Studios. MadLife offers concert-quality live music in an intimate setting up to 230.  The performances range across many genres from live music, comedians, songwriters in the round, tribute bands, undiscovered artists, national talent, and much more.  In addition to the concert venue, there is dining available with outdoor patio music on select days by local talent. Tickets available online at MadLifeStageandStudios.com.

Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater


Get ready for the sweet sounds of summer at Woodstock Summer Concert Series held at Northside Cherokee Amphitheater in downtown Woodstock! Bring your lawn chair and blankets to sit on while enjoying a picnic (or takeout from our local eateries).  Don’t forget your favorite furry friend, they are invited too! These free concerts are a mixture of popular local bands and some national talent.

Woodstock Arts Performing Arts & Lantern Series

Woodstock Arts provides a theatre venue just steps away from the center of downtown Woodstock. Live performances, concerts, and the outdoor Lantern Series offer multiple ways to engage the community with relevant art. Whether you choose the indoor performing art productions or the outdoor Lantern Series concerts from across diverse genres, you will leave being transformed by the experience. A season pass or individual tickets are available at WoodstockArts.org/events.

More Live Music

Did you know Cherokee County has seven venues that offer local flavor and live performances?! Big Door Vineyard, Feathers Edge Vineyard, Green Line Brewery, Laurel Canyon Brewing, Reformation Brewery (2 CC locations), and Rock Solid Brewing Co. often have live entertainment, music bingo, open mic night, and game nights.  Plus, be sure to check with your favorite rooftop bars, restaurants, and beer gardens in Cherokee County, as many have live performances, bingo, comedians, and special events on weekends!