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Our 5th annual Georgia Mushroom Festival is a 2-day event combining mushroom education with art, food, music and activism.
It's a time to let the worries of the week pass you by as you enjoy our educational program, our bands and experience the joy of being part of a community of like-minded people. Our weekend ticket holders have the opportunity to camp and socialize with our mushroom community, attend interesting workshops, go on mushroom walks with experts in their fields, experience good food, creative vendors and SO much more!! Day passes are available. Book early! A fun-filled weekend around mushroom education awaits YOU! Most out-of-town attendees choose to camp at our 14-acre location where our 2nd annual MAGIC MUSHROOM MUSIC JAM aka MMMJ will take place Saturday afternoon/night, but there are also a variety of lodging options available in the area through AirB&B; plus we're only 13 miles away from Rome & Cedartown.

Chattooga River Fest

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Angus McLeod Memorial Park, Georgia Highway 114 , Lyerly, GA 30730

Chattooga River Fest 2022 You're invited to our First Annual Chattooga River Fest in Lyerly, GA

Saturday, April 30th 11a-9p & Sunday, May 1st 1p-7p

Our main attraction is the All-American Lumberjack Show from Minnesota, complete with 2 teams, 10 exciting lumberjack events, 10,000 gallons of water, & sport camps! Plus, we have a kayak paddle, fishing tournament, kids carnival, live music, festival vendors & FOOD! Two days of fun for all! Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth play at 7pm Saturday, April 30th.

86th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival

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Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth at THE ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL April 8-10, 2022 in Piedmont Park

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back! Hundreds of artists from around the country will set up their tents for the 86th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival this Spring.

An Atlanta staple for more than 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.

In addition to the fine art for adults and art collectors, there is a Kids Village featuring arts & crafts, interactive make and take activities, face painting and more for all ages.

Sponsor booths are located throughout the festival with everything from live radio remotes to great prizes and interactive games. No pet dogs are allowed at large outdoor events like the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, according to a City of Atlanta ordinance.

Music has become an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities, and this year will be no different! A wide array of diverse musical offerings will fill the springtime air throughout the weekend! And when you get hungry, follow the delicious smells of funnel cakes, gyros, crab cakes, onion rings, kettle corn and much, much more!

Davies Shelter Charity Event

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River Remedy Brewing Co. , 320 Glenn Milner Blvd , Rome, GA 30161

Our first Quarter Charity Event! We are getting a whole party together for all ages with The Davies Shelter! Who all is coming you ask? The Davies Shelter 12-4pm! Vamos Tacos 12-4pm! Russell Cook and The Sweet Teeth to preform 2-4pm! Chalk will be available for the kids to chalk our parking lot until 4pm and craft sodas will be available as well! A portion of sales will go to The Davies Shelter! Hope to see you there!

Fernbank After Dark: Microbe Brews Friday, June 11, 2021, 7pm – 11pm

Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, Fernbank After Dark is back with a variety of unique and physically distanced after-hours experiences for grown-ups, including outdoor explorations in WildWoods, museum exhibits, live music, full bars, tapas menus, and science demonstrations.

Exclusively for ages 21+, Fernbank After Dark is a unique date night for couples, a great place to meet up with friends, and a fun experience for travelers. Each month highlights a different science theme and features a variety of fun and immersive programming.

3 - Days of Camping, Live Music, Artist Market, Food Vendors, Yoga, Fire Dancers and so much more! All Age, Family Friendly Event. Children 12 & Under Free. VIP, 3-Day, and Single Day passes available. All tickets include access to festival grounds, vendor marketplace, and primitive camping area.

All sales are final, No Refunds. This is a rain or shine event. In the event of a cancellation we will plan a re-schedule date, but for now we plan to move FORWARD.

Featuring LIVE MUSIC with KINDRED FIRE, and Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth! All proceeds benefit Howard Finster's Paradise Garden! THANK YOU SPONSORS “Southeast 1st National Bank” "#1 Fans of Kindred Fire" THANK YOU Larry and Jane Schlacter of Trade Day for use of the site and facilities! Gates open at 6pm. Show starts at 7pm. No alcohol is permitted. Trade Day Concessions will be open with home made corn dogs & funnel cakes, and beverages. Bring chairs or blankets to sit outside...the music will also be available to hear on your car radio. Merchandise will be available to purchase from the bands, and from Paradise Garden. ABOUT THE BANDS: Kindred Fire is a creative partnership between musicians Austen Earp and Haley Morgan Smith. The two creatives met and became friends as students at Shorter College in 2007 after Austen’s dad, a professor at the university, heard Haley sing and connected her with his piano prodigy son. From there, both played in various bands, and had various successes with major record label deals, touring, and song writing. A decade later, the two began working together writing and performing. Austen resides in Rome, GA with his wife, Emily, and Haley resides in North Georgia with her dog Boone and 3 chickens T-boz, Left Eye and Chili. Rome, Georgia’s Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth is a two-guitar and drums juke-joint style trio, using sharp-edged songwriting to open up a vein of electrified Americana. Featuring the sparkling guitar work of Scotty Knight and ace drummer Jeremy Clark, the Sweet Teeth play new songs, traditional songs, and original songs written by Cook. Cook is a visual artist and a college professor raised in the small northwest Georgia town Fairmount. He also plays music with wife and co-writer Cameron Cook in the bluegrass folk duo the Little Country Giants.

This is a RAIN OR SHINE event. Tickets can be purchased ONLINE ONLY at To insure social distancing, only a limited amount of tickets will be available.

About this Event: Eddie’s Attic is a popular and intimate live music venue for aspiring and accomplished performing songwriters. The Attic is located in Decatur, Georgia, a small artist-friendly town within the metro Atlanta area – a cultural blend of Berkeley and Mayberry. A “listening room” with a superior sound system/acoustics, where customers are asked to silence cell phones and actually listen to the songs, has made the Attic’s music room a hit with music enthusiasts. Eddie’s Attic draws both fans and artists from all over the world, and continues to be one of the premier music venues in the nation.

Adam Klein & The Wild Fires, Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth

An Atlanta-via-Athens, Georgia-based singer/songwriter and troubadour, Adam Klein’s music touches on Americana, rustic country folk, folk-rock, and West African Mande music. He performs in a variety of settings– either solo/duo, with his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires, or occasionally with his American roots-meets-West-African-roots project under his Peace Corps name in Mali, Lassine Kouyate. Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth open.



Summerville Collects: Local Treasures by Howard Finster A unique art exhibit of rarely seen works by Howard Finster, from the collections of neighbors and friends, on display in the Paradise Garden Visitors Center Gallery until May 1. The exhibit will also feature traditional old time music with Joseph Evans and Russell Cook. Free with admission. Free for Chattooga co. residents and members. March 7, 2pm-4pm.

Russell Cook is a visual artist and musician.  Trained as a painter, his work includes collage, sculpture, songwriting, and performance.  He has shared the stage with a range of musical artists, including Del McCoury,  the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Dale Watson.  He has recorded six albums with his wife Cameron as the Little Country Giants, including recording with Mike Compton and Stranger Malone (Guinness world record holder for longest recording career), and was part of the original ensemble cast for a Stephen King/John Mellencamp musical.  His award-winning paintings and sculptures have been shown at galleries and festivals across the United States.  Currently, he is exploring new sounds as Russell Cook and the Sweet Teeth, a terrific two-guitar and drums juke-joint style trio.  Though he has crisscrossed the country and gone up and down both coasts playing music and showing artwork, he spends most of his days as Associate Professor of Art with Tenure at Georgia Highlands College.

Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth on Spotify

Russell Cook & the Sweet Teeth on Spotify

Little Country Giants on Spotify

Little Country Giants on Spotify