Music lovers, this weekend the Madison Chamber Music Festival will be wrapping up its seventh season with exciting programs that feature the famed Julliard String Quartet and other notable musicians. On Friday, June 26, the Julliard String Quartet will be performing a concert of works by Beethoven, Haydn, and Mendelssohn at 8 PM. French composer Camille Saint-Saens will be featured in a concert on Saturday, June 27 at 5 PM. Finally, the Atlanta Wind Quintet will be finishing off the season on Sunday, June 28 with a concert called "The Color of Wind." The concert begins at 5 PM, with a pre-concert lecture at 4. For locations and ticket information, visit the Madison Chamber Music Festival's website. Georgia Traveler was shooting in Madison this week, and had a chance to witness one of these concerts; we don't think you'll be disappointed!
Continuing with our musical theme, Summer Music Weekends at Rock
City in Lookout Mountain, Georgia continues with toe-tapping music and barbecue with a view! The old-time band, the New Binkley Brothers, will be strumming and picking, and some great food will be served. After listening to the music, visitors can also take an opportunity to "See Rock City"! It's all happening from 12 to 4 every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day. Visit seerockcity.com for details.
Cowboys and cowgirls, it's time once again for the Annual Mountain Top Rodeo at the R-Ranch in Dahlonega. This world-class event is doubly exciting because it's held in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. It's all going on Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27 beginning at 8 PM both nights. There'll be good food, hilarious fun, and rip-roarin' rodeo action!
And those are just a few of the great ways to explore Georgia this weekend. For more information, check out the Explore Georgia website operated by Georgia Traveler's production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.