Dahlonega, Georgia
Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail


Ugly Cousin
Dahlonega First Friday Concert Series
Ugly Cousin

Friday 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Part of the Dahlonega DDA Main Street Program, the First Friday Concert in the Park will start at 6:30. Locals and visitors alike will fill the park for a special treat from our popular local band, Ugly Cousin. Bring a chair or sit on the grass, a picnic from one of the local restaurants, and enjoy great music and Jekyll Brewing Beer, Urban Tree Cider, Tiger Mountain Wine, and Etowah Meadery Mead from the Trail Fest Beverage Tent right in front of the venue! New this year, you can purchase your beverage of choice in the tent located in front of the park and take it to your seat IN the park!

Patrick Chisolm, vocals/fiddle
Derrick Gaddis, vocals/guitar/dobro
Erick Jones, vocals/guitar
Roman Gaddis, vocals/guitar/mandolin
Adam Rambin, vocals/bass

"We're just a collage of different musical collaborations, molded together to make one Ugly Cousin." Of course, the band prefers bluegrass, making their favoring of musical intermixing not so surprising. But its various pieces have been kept remarkably independent, as each player brings an interesting perspective to the whole.

Ugly Cousin is based out of Dahlonega, GA.

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Kurt Thomas

Kurt Thomas
Saturday 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Kurt Thomas

An inspiring high school graduation performance and $80 were all it took to get singer/songwriter Kurt Thomas hooked on the music business. And now, the small town country boy from Dahlonega, GA has recorded four CD's and opened for some of the biggest names in country music including Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Gary Alan, Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, Ronnie Milsap and Josh Turner.

Kurt has a unique ability to captivate an audience - whether playing old favorites or his own songs. "I have always tried to stay in touch with the fact that a good song tells a story and most of my songs always do", says Kurt.

Today, Kurt Thomas is doing what he does best: writing songs and playing shows all over the United States. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Sabrina, and they have four children. "I'm loving life and enjoying the ride", says Kurt, while living out his dream.

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Updated on August 27, 2019