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John Jarrard Family Festival

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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.

Something new for this year’s annual event will be a Family Festival held on Saturday, September 24, from 10 AM – 3 PM prior to our main event on Saturday night. The event is free to families and will feature local songwriters and First Verse students as well as a number of games for the kids.  Face painting and arts & crafts will be available.

The Quinlan Arts Center will be holding a Fine Art Show at the amphitheatre during this fun-filled event.

The Family Festival will be held at Brenau University’s Amphitheatre.


Free to the public


Food & Drink

Food and Drinks will be available for purchase.  Coolers are allowed.


Lawn seating is available. Bring your low back lawn chair and/or blanket.

Not Allowed

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 –


September 24, 2012


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Brenau Downtown Theatre
301 Main Street
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

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