Love is in the air and there’s no better way to celebrate V-Day than with a trip to the mountains! This month we have a great lineup of live music, special Valentine’s Day dinners, a chocolate walk, and one of our favorite annual events- The Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival. You won’t want to miss such a romantic and exciting season in Blue Ridge!

1st Quarter Artist in Residence: Robin Bird Smith
February 1st-February 29th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Come on out to the Art Center to admire Robin Bird Smith’s beautiful sculpture and folk-art works on display in the gallery through March 2nd.

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops
February 1st-February 24th
Location: Misty Mountain Hops

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Misty Mountain Hops is a music-centric restaurant and pub so it’s only fitting that they bring in live music. Stop by select Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm for great food and great live music from local artists!
February 1st: Trivia Night
February 2nd: Zach Gruczkowski
February 3rd: Dave Flowers
February 9th: Gregg Erwin Live
February 10th: Matthew McCartney
February 16th: Canon Tyler
February 17th: Gregg Erwin
February 23rd: Frankie Sparks
February 24th: Trailer Hippies

Makers Collective Exhibit
February 1st-February 24th
Location: The Art Center

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Come admire beautiful handcrafted art from regional artists inside the Richard Low Evans Gallery at The Art Center. There will be over 400 pieces on display making it the largest display since The Art Center’s initial opening!

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing
February 1st-February 29th
Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewing

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Stop by Grumpy Old Men Brewery Thursdays to sing along to your favorite songs for karaoke night! And drop by select Fridays & Saturdays from 3pm-6pm for great drinks, great music, and a great time. With indoor and outdoor seating available you can even bring your dog to join in the fun! Enjoy delicious fare from the ever-changing food trucks, while you listen to some fantastic local artists! And on Monday nights come on out for SINGO and Thursday nights is Karaoke!
February 1st: Karaoke
February 2nd: David Cheatham
February 8th: Karaoke
February 9th: Steve Vaclavik
February 15th: Karaoke
February 17th: Salty Dawgs – Food Truck
February 18th: Salty Dawgs – Food Truck
February 22nd: Karaoke
February 29th: Karaoke

The Supper Club
February 2nd
Location: Paradise Hills

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Participate in Paradise Hills delicious supper club happening monthly! Each month they will be having a seasonal themed menu that includes salad, your special entrée, and desserts. This month’s theme is Belgian Feast! Dinner is $35 a person and reservations are required. Please call 706-745-7483 to reserve your spot.

North Georgia Symphony Quartet Concert
February 2nd
Location: Union County Historical Courthouse

Photo Courtesy of North Georgia Chamber Symphony

North Georgia Symphony Quartet will be putting on a Valentine’s Day themed concert with a variety of classical and pop selections. The concert starts at 7pm and is $10 a person.

Live Music at Hook & Eye
February 2nd-February 24th
Location: Hook & Eye Rooftop Bar

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Take in downtown Blue Ridge from the roof of the Hook & Eye! This restaurant features excellent cuisine, a full bar, great views, an inviting atmosphere inside, and balcony seating on the outside! And drop on by for live music Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm-10pm.
February 2nd: David Cheatham
February 3rd: Trevor Ciongoli
February 9th: Ray LaBean
February 10th: David Welch
February 16th: David Welch
February 17th: Trevor Ciongoli
February 23rd: Ray LaBean
February 24th: Trevor Ciongoli

Live Music at Crane Creek Vineyards
February 2nd-February 24th
Location: Crane Creek Vineyards

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Come out for live music Friday & Saturday nights at the Farmhouse Market at Crane Creek Vineyards. The vineyards will be open late Friday nights, with extended hours until 8pm. Grab a glass of wine, a charcuterie board, and a seat and enjoy!
February 2nd: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
February 3rd: Bill Vespansian
February 9th: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
February 10th: Wyatt Espalin
February 16th: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
February 17th: Ava Connell
February 23rd: Stone House Soup & Acoustics
February 24th: Tim Morgan

Live Music at Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
February 2nd-February 25th
Location: Bear Claw Vineyards

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For award winning wine, live music, and food truck Bear Claw Vineyards is the place for you! Join them every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for live music and food trucks. Kids and dogs are welcome too!
February 2nd: Aspen Lee
February 3rd: The Shetlands
February 4th: Hunter Flanagan
February 9th: David Welch
February 10th: Travis Bowlin
February 11th: Gregg Erwin
February 16th: Ryan LittleEagle
February 17th: Hunter Flanagan
February 18th: The Shetlands
February 23rd: Rob Grater
February 24th: Ned Abernathy
February 25th: Zachary Alexander

Songs & Stories
February 3rd
Location: The Craddock Center

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This wonderful annual performance at the Craddock Center in Cherry Log, GA will include musicians and storytellers who share the best of Appalachia’s unique culture and traditions in honor of Helen Lewis. Admission is free but donations are welcome and will go towards the purchase of new books.

Dad’s Garage Improv
February 3rd
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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Get ready for a night of improv at this fun fundraising event for Project Chimps at Blue Ridge Community Theater! Atlanta’s comedy theater, Dad’s Garage will entertain guests with improvised games, stories, characters and more, all led by Amber Nash! Join in the fun Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm.

Live Music Blue Coyote
February 3rd-February 24th
Location: The Blue Coyote

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Stop by Blue Coyote Saturdays from 8pm-11:30pm for great live music! As always enjoy some great food while you listen in. And karaoke is every Tuesday from 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Be on the lookout on their website for more live music updates!
February 3rd: Gregg Erwin & 200 Proof
February 10th: Breaking Point Band
February 17th: Marty Manous
February 24th: The Varden

Art Classes and Workshops

February 3rd-February 24th

Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association offers classes year-round for artists looking to expand their skill set. This month you can learn to express yourself through stained glass, oil painting, watercolor and more! And check out more upcoming art classes at https://www.blueridgearts.net/adult-classes.html
February 3rd or February 11th: Heart to Heart: Stained Glass Workshop
February 17th and 18th: 2 Sessions (Saturday and Sunday) – Oil Painting For Beginners
February 24th: Painting Trees in Watercolor

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
February 3rd-February 25th
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

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Sip on delicious wine surrounded by the North Georgia Mountains! Enjoy live music select Saturdays & Sundays from 1:30pm-5:30pm. Listen to the music of local artists while enjoying your wine outside either on the Chimney Patio or the Tasting Barn’s covered porch. Live music, good wine, and beautiful mountain scenery; it doesn’t get much better than that!
February 3rd: Lindsay Beth Harper
February 4th: Andrew Katter
February 10th: Ava Grace and Valentine’s Sax Event with Frank Bowman
February 11th: Jerry Sorn
February 17th: Nick Stuard & Lobster Dog Food Truck
February 18th: Chad Bowmar
February 24th: Jorge Valenzuela
February 25th: Tim O’Donovan

Live Music at Chateau Meichtry
February 3rd-February 25th
Location: Chateau Meichtry

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Come sip on wine by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at Chateau Meichtry. This beautiful winery located in Talking Rock, GA has both outdoor & indoor seating options, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the winery no matter the weather. On Saturdays & Sundays you can sip on your favorite glass of wine while you enjoy live music from local artists from 1:30pm-5:30pm. And there’s food trucks on the weekends as well!
February 3rd: Halem Albright & The Smokehouse Food Truck
February 4th: Loose Shoes Band & The Eggroll Boyz
February 10th: The Orange Walls & The Get Skewers Food Truck
February 11th: Brett Cantrell & The Get Skewers Food Truck
February 17th: Ryan Davis & The Fry Baby Food Truck
February 18th: Joy Hice & Jerry Sorn and The Off Road Food Truck
February 24th: Surrender Hill & The Off Road Food Truck
February 25th: Leah Belle Faser & The Lobster Dogs Food Truck

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association
February 5th-February 26th
Location: Cherry Log, GA

Photo Courtesy of the Benton McKaye Trail Association

Explore the beauty of North Georgia on a guided hiking tour with the Benton McKaye Trail Association. They offer 2-4 hikes a month varying in difficulty from easy, leisurely hikes to moderately difficult hikes.
February 5th: Two Loops of BMT/AT from Three Forks Southbound. Dog friendly hike (adult humans may bring a leashed dog).
February 11th: Woody to Gooch Gap on the AT and return.
February 12th: BMT TN 68 Unicoi Mountain Trail to Coker Creek bridge and return.
February 16th: Talking Rock. Dog friendly hike (adult humans may bring a leashed dog).
February 18th: Unicoi Gap to Indian Grave Gap on the AT and return on the Rocky Mountain Trail.
February 26th: BMT Hemp Top Trail to Double Springs Gap and return.

Line Dancing Class
February 5th-February 26th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tonney’s Music Venue

Have you ever wanted to learn how to line dance? Well now’s your chance! Tooney’s now offers free, weekly line dancing classes Monday nights! The class is open to people of all ages and dance experience! Doors open at 6pm and classes start at 7pm. Come on down and show us what you can do!

Women & Wine Night Out
February 8th
Location: Paradise Hills

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Get the girls together for a night of wine and supporting other women at Paradise Hills Women & Wine Night Out. Each month a different presentation from a local business woman. Your ticket includes one glass of wine, light snacks, and the opportunity to buy local products. Tickets are $25 a person.

The Last Five Years
February 8th-February 18th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

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The Last Five Years tells the story of a young couple’s 5-year relationship in a nonlinear fashion. We see the story from start to finish from struggling actress, Cathy’s point of view and in reverse from literary genius, Jamie’s side. Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm at Blue Ridge Community Theater. The show runs February 8th thru February 18th, call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Romantic Valentine’s Dinner
February 9th
Location: Engelheim Vineyards

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Head to Engelheim Vineyards on February 9th at 6:30 for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner! The dinner will entail a lovely three course meal paired with Engelheim wine, a piano recital from Michael Ewbank, and a fun after party following the dinner. Dinner for two is $175.

Live Music at Tooney’s
February 9th-February 24th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s Music Venue

Come on out for live music at Tooney’s HUGE music venue select Friday and Saturday nights and enjoy the best live music McCaysville has to offer! Check their website often for live music updates. And every Thursday night get ready to take to the stage with open mic night!
February 9th: Headed to Mccaysville
February 17th: Hannah Dasher
February 24th: The Boondock Saints Band

Tipping Point Brewing Mardis Gras Party
February 11th
Location: Tipping Point Brewing

Celebrate Mardi Gras Blue Ridge style! Tipping Point Brewing Co. is hosting an awesome Mardi Gras celebration with New Orleans music, Jamabalya, oysters from ROE, king cake, beads, and lots of beer! Join in the celebration happening all day long!

Superbowl Potluck
February 11th
Location: Angry Hops Brewing

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Angry Hops Brewing will be staying open late on Superbowl Sunday for a special potluck celebration! Bring your favorite game day snacks at 6pm with the big game starting at 6:30pm. Plus enjoy Angry Hops amazing brews on tap!

Valentine’s Day Dinner
February 14th
Location: Paradise Hills

Celebrate love on Valentine’s Day at Paradise Hills! The evening will include a 5-course meal with wine pairings and an intimate concert from Christopher Carpenter. Dinner is $115 per person.

Valentine’s Day Paint Party
February 14th
Location: Twisted Tomato

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Get excited for this fun Valentine’s Day Paint Party at Twisted Tomato! The instructor will walk you through the process step by step and all your supplies will be included in the $35 ticket price. There will also be food & drink specials available!

Valentine’s Day Buffet
February 14th
Location: Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day Buffet cozy in front of the fireplace at Brasstown Valley. Some of your dining options include oysters, peel & eat shrimp, ribeye, smoked salmon, veal, and many more options. Seating is available from 5pm-9pm. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Dubini’s Magic Hour
February 14th-February 17th
Location: Sake Jons

Photo Courtesy of Poke Jon’s

Magic is coming to Poke Jon’s for Valentine’s Day! Poke Jon’s will be hosting popular New York City magician, Greg Dubin (the Great Dubini), for a mesmerizing close up magic show. Not only will you be entertained by the Great Dubini but Poke Jon’s will also have mini cocktails and bite size desserts to enjoy while you watch the show. Event is 21+.

Tipsy Canvas
February 16th
Location: Paradise Hills

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Enjoy a fun paint class and a glass of wine at Paradise Hill’s Tipsy Canvas class. This private class will include all your supplies and a free glass of wine. Then when the class is over you’ll leave with your new masterpiece! Tickets are $45 a person.

13th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival
February 17th
Location: Downtown City Park

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Business Association

Have all kinds of winter fun at the 13th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff & Craft Beer Festival! There will be ice sculptures, live music, and plenty of chili and craft beers! Buy a $10 tasting card to try all the delicious chilis yourself and be sure to check out the ice sculpting process from award winning ice sculptors. This is a great annual event you won’t want to miss!

Downtown Blairsville Chocolate Walk
February 17th
Location: Downtown Blairsville

Photo Courtesy of Visit Downtown Blairsville

Join in the “sweet” fun February 17th from 11am-4pm in Downtown Blairsville for a Chocolate Walk! There will be 24 participating merchants offering a selection of artisanal chocolates, truffles, and many more chocolate treats! Included in your $15 ticket is also a map of the events, a chocolate passport and a swag bag. Be sure to collect stamps at each vendor for a chance to win a $100 shopping spree in Downtown Blairsville!

Corey Smith
February 17th
Location: The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

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Come on out to Hiawassee for a night of great music! Corey Smith comes back to the Fairgrounds to perform all his best hits like “If I Could Do It Again,” “Twenty-One,” “I Love Everyone,” and many more! Tickets are $40+ handling.

Cheers for Chimps
February 24th
Location: Paradise Hills

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Get tickets for this great event and you’ll receive a limited-edition Project Chimps glass, one pour of a wine, a piece of vegan cake, and delicious hot food! Tickets are $25 for attendees 21+ and all proceeds go towards Project Chimps! There’s no better excuse to drink than helping out some adorable chimps!

Winery Comedy Night
February 24th
Location: Paradise Hills, Cabins-Spa-Winery

Photo Courtesy of Paradise Hills

Get ready for a night of laughs at the Winery Comedy Night at Paradise Hills! Live professional stand-up comics will make you laugh all night long! Grab a glass of wine or a beer and let the laughter flow! Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 8pm!

Posted on 1/25/2024