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11th Annual John Jarrard & Friends Concert

Saturday, September 15th at 6:00 PM


For 2012, we will be holding our concert on Brenau University’s front lawn located at 500 Washington Street, Gainesville, GA. John Jarrard, a Gainesville native, was a well-known Nashville songwriter who penned hits for a number of top country music stars. In his memory, a group of friends, including another well respected Nashville songwriter and Gainesville native, Bruce Burch, organized a special fun-filled benefit concert beginning in 2002.

This years Main Event is going to be one of the best singer-songwriters shows yet! The concert will feature Nashville Songwriters with over 30 #1 Hit Songs:
Walt Aldridge
Tony Arata
Steve Bogard
Fred Knobloch
Phillip White

We will have another JJF Songwriters Workshop (Nashville Songwriters Panel) 10am-12 noon on the Gainesville Square at the new location of Scotts

This year we are joining Art In The Square with The John Jarrard Songwriter Stage on the Gainesville square 10-5pm.

The concert will begin at 6:00 PM.

Proceeds will go to a permanent endowment fund in John’s name established at the North Georgia Community Foundation, with the proceeds of this annual concert to benefit local charities, including the Good News Clinics, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County, Georgia Mountain Food Bank Fund, and one of John’s favorite causes, Good News at Noon.


Ticket Prices for this event are $30.

Tickets are also available from this website by visiting our store. You can also call 770-710-9191 for tickets or more info.


Food and Drinks will be available for purchase.


Lawn seating is available. Bring your low back lawn chair and/or blanket. Come early to pick out your spot! This is an outdoor event, however in case of rain, we do have a rain contingency plan to move the show to Pearce Auditorium located at the same address.


High back chairs, beach balls or inflatable objects, signs or posters, fireworks/firecrackers/laser pointers, grills or bbq’s, no pets except for service animals for the disabled. NO AUDIO OR VIDEO taping allowed.

Outdoor restrooms provided
– Sinks & Flushable Toilets –


Artists will have CDs available for purchase.  In addition, John Jarrard Foundation merchandise will be available for purchase as well.


September 15, 2012


6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Brenau University Front Lawn
Gainesville, GA United States

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