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  • "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

The Crimson Moon

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24 North Park Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-3982
(706) 867-6332 (fax)
Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thur: 11 am to 9 pm+; Fri:10 am to 10 pm+: Sat/Sun: 8:30 am to 10 pm; UPSTAIRS: Fri- Sun

About Us

The Crimson Moon Cafe is conveniently located on the historic Public Square of Dahlonega, Georgia. It is housed in the c.1858 ''Parker-Nix Storehouse'' - the second oldest building on Dahlonega's read more
  • About

    The Crimson Moon Cafe is conveniently located on the historic Public Square of Dahlonega, Georgia. It is housed in the c.1858 ''Parker-Nix Storehouse'' - the second oldest building on Dahlonega's charming historic square. The building was operated as a traditional southern ''general store'' for nearly fifty years, but has been recently renovated to become the home of ''The Southeast's Most Intimate Music Venue''... The Crimson Moon Café.

    The nationally known listening venue and restaurant now offers a full service menu for breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner - with an organic coffee house, beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails! Live, multi-genre and mostly acoustic music is offered most Wednesdays through Sunday evenings as well as some weekend afternoons, with reserved stage-floor ticketed seating for most events. Patrons who wish to simply enjoy great food, conversation and atmosphere are invited to walk upstairs to enjoy the New Orleans style fresh air porch overlooking the square, two private dining rooms, or the 'step back in time' bar in the c. 1858 ''Half Moon'' saloon. For reservations for show seating, please visit www.TheCrimsonMoon.com or call 706-864-3982. For dinner reservations or special / group events please call 706.864.3982

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    Friday May 26, 2017
    TOM & JULI bring you classic covers from the 60’s on while you wine and dine! The husband and wife duo of Tom & Juli Theobald, have been playing and singing together for years and performing at listening venues like Atlanta's renowned 'Swallow at the Hollow', as well as many years at The Crimson Moon. With To's guitarmanship and vocals, and Juli's amazing harmonies and vocals, they are delight to listen to! Between the two, Tom & Juli have nearly a 1000 songs from the 60’s forward in their well-honed repertoire - and LOVE to be challenged by their audience's requests! The amazing duo will be on stage both Saturday and Sunday night of the 2017 Memorial Day weekend from 7 to 10 pm - so bring your friends and come out to enjoy their free show! For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/Tomandjulimusic ...read more
    Friday May 26, 2017
    Treehive is an up and coming southern reggae band from Atlanta led by Shawn Chastain on acoustic/vocals and Will Barron on cajon/vocals. Treehive was the first to win Songwriters Invitational series we started in 2017 - and blew the audience away with their unique sound, able song-crafting, and solid vocals. They also won the ‘THE BIG BREAK’ competition back in March at Sweetwater Brewery, and will use the prize of recording time for their first Single, “Sunday Vacation’ - coming out soon. The duo often hosts the Open Mic at Cummings very popular Good Ole Days cafe, as well as perform at many of the larger music venues in the Atlanta area. We are excited to give them their first headline act on intimate stage, so bring your friends and come on out to support this talented young band so they can experience how well our patrons support musically creative spirits! For a listen to their music, visit https://www.facebook.com/TREEHIVEBAND/ or check them out on YouTube! Buy Tickets Here! ...read more
    Saturday May 27, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
    Sunday May 28, 2017
    TOM & JULI bring you classic covers from the 60’s on while you wine and dine! The husband and wife duo of Tom & Juli Theobald, have been playing and singing together for years and performing at listening venues like Atlanta's renowned 'Swallow at the Hollow', as well as many years at The Crimson Moon. With To's guitarmanship and vocals, and Juli's amazing harmonies and vocals, they are delight to listen to! Between the two, Tom & Juli have nearly a 1000 songs from the 60’s forward in their well-honed repertoire - and LOVE to be challenged by their audience's requests! The amazing duo will be on stage both Saturday and Sunday night of the 2017 Memorial Day weekend from 7 to 10 pm - so bring your friends and come out to enjoy their free show! For more info vsit https://www.facebook.com/Tomandjulimusic ...read more
    Wednesday May 31, 2017
    Claim your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Southeast's most intimate music venue! Enjoy a professional sound system to back you up and a supportive listening environment hosted by the talented JACOB ELLIOT. This event is FREE for both listening patrons and performers, who can NOW get a professional recording of three original songs for just $10! (Just bring a USB drive with a minimum of 1 gigabite of space available). Sign-up is first come first serve, and available at 6:30pm for stage slots starting at 7 pm through at least 9 pm. We'll keep going until 10 pm as long as there are performers wanting to play! ...read more
    Thursday Jun 1, 2017
    We are very excited about hosting 'open jam's for various genres of music on Thursday evenings in 2017! These will be formatted much like our long standing '2nd Sunday Old Time Jam' but located 'stage side' with access to amplification for vocals and instruments when desired. These jams are open to singers as well as folks with an intermediate level of musical experiecne in the evening's genre focus to join in. So, come and join in the fun and sharing of talent for your favorite genre of music - most Thursday nights in early 2017! This one will be for Bluegrass/Newgrass players and will be hosted by Telluride winning BlueBilly Grit's leader, Mark Garrison! ...read more
    Saturday Jun 3, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
    Sunday Jun 4, 2017
    Rick Hinkle & Susan Bennett host this VERY popular monthly event which showcases North Georgia musicians joining them on popular music from the 60’s & 70’s. Rick Hinkle has played lead guitar for Jerry Ragovoy, Eddie Kramer, Johnny Sandlin, Matt Still, Vassar Clemments, Theodis Ealey, Paul Davis, Ed Seay, Buchner & Garcia, & more. Susan Bennet plays keyboards & was the original voice of I-phone’s Seri, but sounds much better live! Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Rick Harris, joins percussionist Marshall Choka on drums, with the talented Neal McElroy on various horns. Neal has played with Frank Sinatra, as well as many 'Motown' artists. Other horn players, an amazing keyboard player & several premier vocalists are often invited to join the show! Advance reservations are highly recommended as lots of local 'Boomers' show up for the music, socializing, and dancing! ...read more
    Wednesday Jun 7, 2017
    Claim your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Southeast's most intimate music venue! Enjoy a professional sound system to back you up and a supportive listening environment hosted by the talented JACOB ELLIOT. This event is FREE for both listening patrons and performers, who can NOW get a professional recording of three original songs for just $10! (Just bring a USB drive with a minimum of 1 gigabite of space available). Sign-up is first come first serve, and available at 6:30pm for stage slots starting at 7 pm through at least 9 pm. We'll keep going until 10 pm as long as there are performers wanting to play! ...read more
    Thursday Jun 8, 2017
    We are very excited about hosting 'open jam's for various genres of music on Thursday evenings in 2017! These will be formatted much like our long standing '2nd Sunday Old Time Jam' but located 'stage side' with access to amplification for vocals and instruments when desired. These jams are open to singers as well as folks with an intermediate level of musical experiecne in the evening's genre focus to join in. So, come and join in the fun and sharing of talent for your favorite genre of music - most Thursday nights in early 2017! The amazing JASON CHILDS will host this sure to be full of soul open jam! ...read more
    Saturday Jun 10, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
    Sunday Jun 11, 2017
    Every 2nd Sunday of each month from 2 to 5pm we set up a circle of chairs in the corner of the concert hall that fill up with Old Time musicians from all over the North Georgia area. Fiddles, dog house bass, banjo, guitar, and mandolin abound, with various band members of 'Whistlin' Rufus hosting the jam (Anne Whitley-Singleton on Fiddle; Doug Olsen on Guitar, Cindy Olson on Bass, and Matt Levine on guitar). Admission is free, but tips and are always greatly appreciated! ...read more
    Sunday Jun 11, 2017
    Focusing on one of America?s MOST traditional music genres - mostly fiddle tunes played in the true ?old-time? tradition ? with no ?bluegrass? style lead breaks & just a little bit of singing! Hosted by Whistlin' Rufus band members who play mostly for fun, but tips are always appreciated! ...read more
    Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
    Claim your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Southeast's most intimate music venue! Enjoy a professional sound system to back you up and a supportive listening environment hosted by the talented JACOB ELLIOT. This event is FREE for both listening patrons and performers, who can NOW get a professional recording of three original songs for just $10! (Just bring a USB drive with a minimum of 1 gigabite of space available). Sign-up is first come first serve, and available at 6:30pm for stage slots starting at 7 pm through at least 9 pm. We'll keep going until 10 pm as long as there are performers wanting to play! ...read more
    Saturday Jun 17, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
    Saturday Jun 17, 2017
    ''Equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress, with masterful lyrical introspection- sublime to raucous.''-GUITAR WORLD''The soul of a bluesman, the heart of a folk singer, and the guts of a rock and roll star wrapped up in one fiery bad ass? -NASHVILLE RAGE Armed with a bottleneck slide, blues harmonica, and her signature soul-filled vocals,Malone was born in the South and grew up listening to her mother sing in the church choir every Sunday. When it came time to craft her own sound, she took those religious roots, blended in enough rock, folk, and blues to satisfy. The result is, Day 2, a high-spirited stripped down blend of rootsy acoustic slide, gritty electric blues and explosive vocals that harkens back to the lost recordings of Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams and The Rolling Stones. www.michellemalone.com ...read more
    Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
    Claim your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Southeast's most intimate music venue! Enjoy a professional sound system to back you up and a supportive listening environment hosted by the talented JACOB ELLIOT. This event is FREE for both listening patrons and performers, who can NOW get a professional recording of three original songs for just $10! (Just bring a USB drive with a minimum of 1 gigabite of space available). Sign-up is first come first serve, and available at 6:30pm for stage slots starting at 7 pm through at least 9 pm. We'll keep going until 10 pm as long as there are performers wanting to play! ...read more
    Saturday Jun 24, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
    Wednesday Jun 28, 2017
    Claim your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Southeast's most intimate music venue! Enjoy a professional sound system to back you up and a supportive listening environment hosted by the talented JACOB ELLIOT. This event is FREE for both listening patrons and performers, who can NOW get a professional recording of three original songs for just $10! (Just bring a USB drive with a minimum of 1 gigabite of space available). Sign-up is first come first serve, and available at 6:30pm for stage slots starting at 7 pm through at least 9 pm. We'll keep going until 10 pm as long as there are performers wanting to play! ...read more
    Saturday Jul 1, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
    Sunday Jul 2, 2017
    Rick Hinkle & Susan Bennett host this VERY popular monthly event which showcases North Georgia musicians joining them on popular music from the 60’s & 70’s. Rick Hinkle has played lead guitar for Jerry Ragovoy, Eddie Kramer, Johnny Sandlin, Matt Still, Vassar Clemments, Theodis Ealey, Paul Davis, Ed Seay, Buchner & Garcia, & more. Susan Bennet plays keyboards & was the original voice of I-phone’s Seri, but sounds much better live! Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Rick Harris, joins percussionist Marshall Choka on drums, with the talented Neal McElroy on various horns. Neal has played with Frank Sinatra, as well as many 'Motown' artists. Other horn players, an amazing keyboard player & several premier vocalists are often invited to join the show! Advance reservations are highly recommended as lots of local 'Boomers' show up for the music, socializing, and dancing! ...read more
    Wednesday Jul 5, 2017
    Claim your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Southeast's most intimate music venue! Enjoy a professional sound system to back you up and a supportive listening environment hosted by the talented JACOB ELLIOT. This event is FREE for both listening patrons and performers, who can NOW get a professional recording of three original songs for just $10! (Just bring a USB drive with a minimum of 1 gigabite of space available). Sign-up is first come first serve, and available at 6:30pm for stage slots starting at 7 pm through at least 9 pm. We'll keep going until 10 pm as long as there are performers wanting to play! ...read more
    Thursday Jul 6, 2017
    We are very excited about hosting 'open jam's for various genres of music on Thursday evenings in 2017! These will be formatted much like our long standing '2nd Sunday Old Time Jam' but located 'stage side' with access to amplification for vocals and instruments when desired. These jams are open to singers as well as folks with an intermediate level of musical experiecne in the evening's genre focus to join in. So, come and join in the fun and sharing of talent for your favorite genre of music - most Thursday nights in early 2017! This one will be for Bluegrass/Newgrass players and will be hosted by Telluride winning BlueBilly Grit's leader, Mark Garrison! ...read more
    Saturday Jul 8, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
    Sunday Jul 9, 2017
    Hosted by Whistlin' Rufus! Musicians come to play ''old Timey' Bluegrass tunes! Tips are appreciated! ...read more
    Sunday Jul 9, 2017
    Every 2nd Sunday of each month from 2 to 5pm we set up a circle of chairs in the corner of the concert hall that fill up with Old Time musicians from all over the North Georgia area. Fiddles, dog house bass, banjo, guitar, and mandolin abound, with various band members of 'Whistlin' Rufus hosting the jam (Anne Whitley-Singleton on Fiddle; Doug Olsen on Guitar, Cindy Olson on Bass, and Matt Levine on guitar). Admission is free, but tips and are always greatly appreciated! ...read more
    Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
    Claim your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Southeast's most intimate music venue! Enjoy a professional sound system to back you up and a supportive listening environment hosted by the talented JACOB ELLIOT. This event is FREE for both listening patrons and performers, who can NOW get a professional recording of three original songs for just $10! (Just bring a USB drive with a minimum of 1 gigabite of space available). Sign-up is first come first serve, and available at 6:30pm for stage slots starting at 7 pm through at least 9 pm. We'll keep going until 10 pm as long as there are performers wanting to play! ...read more
    Thursday Jul 13, 2017
    We are very excited about hosting 'open jam's for various genres of music on Thursday evenings in 2017! These will be formatted much like our long standing '2nd Sunday Old Time Jam' but located 'stage side' with access to amplification for vocals and instruments when desired. These jams are open to singers as well as folks with an intermediate level of musical experiecne in the evening's genre focus to join in. So, come and join in the fun and sharing of talent for your favorite genre of music - most Thursday nights in early 2017! The amazing JASON CHILDS will host this sure to be full of soul open jam! ...read more
    Saturday Jul 15, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
    Wednesday Jul 19, 2017
    Claim your 15 minutes of fame on the stage of the Southeast's most intimate music venue! Enjoy a professional sound system to back you up and a supportive listening environment hosted by the talented JACOB ELLIOT. This event is FREE for both listening patrons and performers, who can NOW get a professional recording of three original songs for just $10! (Just bring a USB drive with a minimum of 1 gigabite of space available). Sign-up is first come first serve, and available at 6:30pm for stage slots starting at 7 pm through at least 9 pm. We'll keep going until 10 pm as long as there are performers wanting to play! ...read more
    Saturday Jul 22, 2017
    Every Saturday Afternoon 2 to 4 PM- Free admission! Mark Stokes is taking the stage for live afternoon entertainment to kick off the weekends! Mark Stokes' music is a cross between Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues with some Pop thrown in for fun. The Dahlonega, GA native credits his unique sound from music legends ranging from Bach, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, to even Tool. ''Let's just say I am heavily influenced by a variety of musical genres and styles.'' Stokes quipped. The multi-talented 22-year-old's eclectic taste in music also shows itself in the instruments he plays: the piano, guitar, bass, and cajon- he is literally a one man band! ...read more
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