Alpine Helen Songwriters Festival Brings Nashville Hitmakers to North Georgia

Hear the artists behind the music at three venues over three days, April 28-30, 2023

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Alpine-Helen Music Festival | I-75 Exit Guide

Twelve longtime Nashville and local songwriters will perform the award-winning tunes they’ve written for the headliners the weekend of April 28-30 at three downtown Helen venues, a rare opportunity to see those who write a sizeable portion of Music City’s greatest hits. The music plays continuously with twelve performers at three venues for three days. Friday, April 28, from noon – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 30, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (last times noted are when last performers go onstage)

Music has always thrived in Appalachia, and the city of Helen enthusiastically showcases regional-gone-national talent each year in downtown Helen at Hofbrauhaus, Cowboys & Angels and the Marketplatz Bandshell. Following are just a few of the Nashville songwriters who will be playing, with their famous performers in parenthesis: Earl Bud Lee (Blake Shelton, George Straight, Alison Kraus, Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places”); Greg Crowe (Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Lonestar); Dave Gibson (Tim McGraw, Confederate Railroad); Becky Hobbs (George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Alabama); Wil Nance (Brad Paisley, John Michael Montgomery) and many more. For more details, go to www.HelenGa.org

It’s a weekend of entertainment and do-it-yourself itineraries for waterfalls, wineries or in-town fun, with inspiration found on the www.HelenGa.org website.

A chance to hear top Nashville and local songwriters perform and tell the stories behind the award-winning hits. The city of Helen enthusiastically showcases regional-gone-national talent each year in downtown Helen at Hofbrauhaus, Cowboys & Angels and the Marketplatz Bandshell. It’s a weekend of entertainment and do-it-yourself itineraries for waterfalls, wineries or in-town fun, with inspiration found on the www.HelenGa.org website.

If You Go
In town lodging options include whimsical Bavarian-themed inns and hotels, along with cabins and flagship chain hotels on the river or overlooking the colorful village. Just outside of town are mountain cabin hideaways and Unicoi State Park and Lodge with cabins and a full range of camping options. View some of the region’s most dramatic waterfalls. Anna Ruby Falls is an easy one-mile walk down a paved trail to see a dramatic, double-cascading fall. Dukes Creek Falls and Ravens Cliff Falls are just short drives away. Visit historic Hardman Farm and Sautee-Nacoochee Village. Family-friendly and upscale dining ranges from pizza to German and other international cuisines. Plenty of outdoor patios and decks by the water show off the scenery. Don’t miss shopping in downtown Alpine Helen. This distinctive Bavarian inspired destination offers 200 unique boutiques, gift shops and more.


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