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City to host Music and Beer Festival
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Music and Beer Festival

The City of Dawsonville and Donovon Hyder will host its first Music and Beer Festival this weekend at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in downtown Dawsonville.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Six bands are scheduled to perform on stage including Coal Mountain Band, Back in Black, Alex Hall Band, and Southern Accent.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. VIP tickets include two beers and a tee shirt. Participants must be 21-years-old to drink.

Proceeds benefit Camp Southern Ground, Zac Browns Camp for Kids. The camp works with special needs children while providing them with lodging and facilities to most effectively contribute to their rehabilitation, according to the camps website.

Mayor James Grogan is excited about the festival.

It gives us another event to show how special our city really can be, Grogan said. We have so much to offer the historic courthouse, old jail, Amicalola Falls, Atlanta Motorsports Park, Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery, old cemetery, new courthouse, numerous restaurants, great schools and the friendly citizens of our city.

Parking is free and available at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and at Dawson County High School, middle school, Robinson Elementary, and Food Lion.

Based on what I hear, it should bring several thousand people, Grogan said.

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