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Click on a community near you (or a community you'd like to visit) to learn more about what you can see, hear, and explore related to the New Harmonies in that area.

Blue Marker Calhoun
The city of Calhoun has a variety of musical traditions including Native American, Latino, spiritual, and string band. Visit New Harmonies at the Harris Arts Center from April 14, 2012 to May 24, 2012.

Exhibit Location and Hours

Harris Arts Center
212 S. Wall Street
Calhoun, GA, 30701
Mondays: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesdays - Thursdays: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fridays: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturdays: By appointment only

Directions from Interstate

From 1-75 North: Take exit 312 for Fairmount/Calhoun on GA-53. Turn left onto GA-53. Bear right onto US-41, GA-3, Wall Street and arrive at 212 South Wall Street in two miles.

Contact Information

Harris Arts Center
Toni Molleson and Jane Powers Weldon
706.629.2599
cgarts1@bellsouth.net

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Blue Marker Madison
Madison, “the prettiest small town in America”, is known for its rich antebellum history and beautiful homes. The town was home to string band great Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers. Visit New Harmonies at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center from June 2 to July 14, 2012.

Exhibit Location and Hours

Madison Morgan Cultural Center
434 S. Main Street
Madison, GA 30650
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Monday: Closed
 

Directions from the Interstate

From Interstate 20: Take exit #114, Madison Eatonton/U.S. Highway 441. Located at 434 South Main Street in Madison, the center is at the corner of Foster & Main Streets, three miles north of I-20 (combined U.S. Highways 441, 278, and 129). Ample parking is available.

From Athens: Follow U.S. 441 South 23 miles. Turn right to continue on 
441. Destination is on the left.

Contact Information

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
Rebecca Bonas, Site Director
rbonas@mmcc-arts.org
706-342-4743, ext. 23
 

 

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Blue Marker Darien
Darien and its surrounding area are known for the Gullah-Geechee people of African ancestry who originated the “call and response” spiritual and the “ring shout”. It is home to bluesman Bumble Bee Slim and the award-winning McIntosh County Shouters. See New Harmonies at the Historic Darien Hotel from July 21 to September 1, 2012.

Exhibit Location and Hours

Historic Darien Hotel
113 Walton Street (US Hwy 17)
Darien, GA 31305
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Directions from Interstate

From I-95 North: Take Exit 49. Turn left (east) onto Hwy 251. Follow Hwy 251 to US Hwy 17. Turn right (south) onto US Hwy 17. Go approximately 1.5 miles on US Hwy 17 South. Historic Darien Hotel will be on the right side of the street, across from Friendly Express.

From I-95 South: Take Exit 42. Turn right (east) onto GA Hwy 99. Follow Hwy 99 to US Hwy 17. Turn left (north) onto US Hwy 17. Go approximately 2.5 miles on US Hwy 17 North, into Darien. Historic Darien Hotel will be on the left side of the street, across from Friendly Express.

Contact Information

Patrick Saylor 
912-996-5148 
goldenislespr@mindspring.com

Will Burdell
912-222-5495 
willburdell@ymail.com

http://georgiacoastalnotes.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Harmonies-of-Darien-and-Coastal-Georgia/227834530593924

 

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Blue Marker Perry
The city of Perry, home to the annual Georgia National Fair, has ties to legendary soul performers Otis Redding and Little Richard and was home to blues singer Essie Mae Brooks. Visit New Harmonies at the Old Armory from September 8 through October 20, 2012.

 Music Makers at Mossy Creek

Exhibit Location and Hours

Old Armory
1121 Macon Road
Perry GA 31069

Directions from Interstate

From I-75 S, take Exit 139 toward Thompson Road. After 18 miles, take a left on N Perry Road/State Route 11 Connector. After a mile, turn right on Macon Road. Destination will be on your right after 1.8 miles.


For more information:

Perry Arts Center: Old Armory
Sheila Jones
478-988-2700

http://www.perryhistoricalsociety.org/ 
http://www.facebook.com/perryareahistoricalsociety 
http://www.facebook.com/welcometoperry

 

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Blue Marker Moultrie
Moultrie was home to "rockabilly" legend Curtis Gordon and guitarist Jimmy Bryant. People from Moultrie also participated in the Civil Rights Movement in nearby Albany, giving them ties to the Freedom Singers. New Harmonies visits the Colquitt County Arts Center October 27 through December 1, 2012.

 Pickers Paradise

Exhibit Location and Hours

Colquitt County Arts Center
401 7th Avenue S.W.
Moultrie, GA 31768
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Directions from Interstate

From I-75 South: Take Exit 61 toward Omega Road. Turn left on Old Omega Road. Turn left GA-35, US-19 South, Alabam Avenue. After 26 miles, turn right onto 7th Avenue Southwest. Destination will be on the left.

Contact Information

Colquitt County  Arts Center

Jane Simpson
229-985-1922

 

 

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Blue Marker Bremen
Bremen is the birthplace of Thomas Dorsey, “the Father of Gospel Music”. It is also home to sacred harp singing leader, Hugh McGraw and the Sewell Mill Singers. New Harmonies visits the Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library from February 9 to March 23, 2013.

Possum Pickin'

Exhibit Location and Hours

Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library
315 Hamilton Avenue
Bremen, GA 30110
Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Directions from the Interstate

From I-20: Take Exit 11 (Highway 27) North. Follow Bsns. 27 (turn right) into Bremen. After Highway 27 crosses Highway 78 and the railroad tracks, the library is about 3/10 mile on your right.

Contact Information

Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library
Lisa Walton-Cagle, Branch Manager
(770) 537-3937
lisa@wgrl.net


 
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Blue Marker Toccoa
Toccoa was the training ground for the band of brothers of "Easy Company" during World War II. It was also home to the "Uncrowned Queen of the Blues", Ida Cox, and for a time, James Brown. New Harmonies visits the Currahee Military Museum from December 8, 2012 to January 26, 2013.

Blairsville Bluegrass Festival

Exhibit Location and Hours

Currahee Military Museum
160 N. Alexander St.
Toccoa, GA 30577
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions from Interstate

From I-85 North: Take Exit 154 toward GA-63 North. Turn left onto GA-63 North. Turn right on GA-63 North/Sunshine Church Road after 10 miles.  Turn left onto GA-106 N/GA-63 North/Mize RoadContinue onto South Broad Street/State Route 17 Alternate. Turn right onto East Doyle Street.  Take the 1st right onto North Alexander Street. Destination will be on the right.

Contact Information

Curahee Military Museum

Brenda Carlan
706-282-5055
http://www.toccoahistory.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Currahee-Military-Museum/169022319822012?sk=wall&filter=2

 

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Blue Marker Thomson
Thomson is the birthplace of blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Each year the town hosts a blues festival named in his honor. New Harmonies visits the McDuffie Museum from March 30 to May 11, 2013.

 Sean Costello

Exhibit Location and Hours

McDuffie Museum
121 Main Street
Thomson, GA 30824
706-595-9923
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Mondays

Directions From Interstate

From Augusta: Take I-20 West to exit 172 and turn left, this is Washington Road/US 78. Follow this road straight into downtown Thomson (3.2 miles). McDuffie Museum is on the right on the corner of Main Street and 1st Avenue.

From Atlanta: Take I-20 East to exit 172 and turn right, this is Washington Road/US 78. Follow this road straight into downtown Thomson (3.2 miles). McDuffie Museum is on the right on the corner of Main St and 1st Avenue.

Contact Information

Lewis Smith
McDuffie Museum
(706) 595-9923
http://www.facebook.com/pages/McDuffie-Museum/62904460063
http://www.mcduffiemuseum.com

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Blue Marker Americus
Americus offers a unique experience to those interested in "Blues", "Work and Protest", and "Popular" music. It is also home to the historic Windsor Hotel and Rylander Theatre, which hosted famous musicians like John Phillip Sousa and the Mills Brothers. See New Harmonies at the Rylander from July 6 to August 17, 2013.

The Rylander

Exhibit Location and Hours

Rylander Theatre
310 W. Lamar Street
Americus, GA 31709
(229) 931-0001
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: TBD

Directions from Interstate

From  I-75: Take Exit 101 in Cordele (From 75 South, turn right off the ramp. From I-75 North turn left off the ramp). Head west on Highway 280/30/90 for 32 miles, passing Lake Blackshear and Veterans State Park. Follow signs through De Soto and Leslie. In downtown Americus, turn left onto Hampton Street. Turn right onto Lamar Street. Rylander Theatre is on the right. Parking is located across the street.  There is also free on-street parking.

Contact Information

Rylander Theatre
Heather Stanley. Director
director@rylander.org
(229) 931-0001, x11
http://www.facebook.com/rylandertheatre

 

 

 

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Blue Marker Nashville
Nashville is located in historic Berrien County. The area has a heritage of southern gospel music and is home to Ron Stone of the gospel group, "Common Garments" and the gospel group "New Traditions". New Harmonies visits the Nashville Community Center from May 18 to June 29, 2013.

Exhibit Location and Hours

Nashville Community Center
102 South Jefferson Street
Nashville, GA 31639
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM -  5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Directions from Interstate

From I-75 South, Take exit 59 for Southwell BoulevardTurn left onto Southwell Boulevard. Take the 2nd left onto GA-7 North/US-41 North. Turn right onto GA-125 South and follow for 22 miles. Slight left onto West Marion Ave. Turn left onto Jefferson Street. The community center will be on the left.

Contact Information

Dawn Morrison
Nashville Community Center
229-686-9290

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Blue Marker LaGrange
LaGrange is the home of songwriter and popular music teacher Oliver Hood, who played a role in creating the country tune, "You Are my Sunshine". Visit New Harmonies at the Legacy on Main Museum from October 12 to November 26, 2013.

Live musician


Exhibit Location and Hours

Legacy on Main Museum
136 Main Street
LaGrange, GA 30241
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 

Directions from Interstate

From I-85 South: Take exit 18 for GA-109 toward LaGrange. Turn right onto GA-109 West/Lafayette Parkway. Turn left onto Morgan Street. Turn right onto East Broome Street. Take the 2nd right onto Main Street. Destination will be on the left.

Contact Information

Legacy on Main Museum
Laurie Sedicino
706-884-1828
http://www.legacymuseumonmain.org/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Legacy-Museum-on-Main/128754670486242

 

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Blue Marker Waycross
Waycross was the home of country rock pioneer, Gram Parsons. Each year the town holds a festival in his name. Close to the Okefenokee Swamp, this area is also rich in sacred and gospel music traditions. See New Harmonies at the Okefenokee Heritage Center from August 24 to October 5, 2013.

 Hoboken, Georgia has its own unique style of shape-note singing.

Exhibit Location and Hours

Okefenokee Heritage Center
1460 N. Augusta Avenue
Waycross GA 31503
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Sunday- Monday: Closed

Directions from Interstate

From I-75 South: Take exit 64 for US-41 toward I-75/Tifton/ABAC Turn left onto GA-7 South/US-41 South. Turn right onto Love Avenue.  Turn left onto GA-520 East/US-82 East/East 5th Street. Continue to follow GA-520 East/US-82 East. After 66 miles, Turn right onto Fulford Road. Turn left onto Albany Avenue. Turn left onto North Augusta Avenue. Destination will be on the right.

Contact Information

Okefenokee Heritage Center
Steve Bean
912-285-4260
http://www.okefenokeeheritagecenter.org/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Okefenokee-Heritage-Center/155266257839657

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