Music Sampler

The Sweetwater Cafe is dedicated to bringing neighbors together to share an evening of food, friendship and great live music. Come join us on the southern end of beautiful Lake Lanier in Cumming, GA for the experience of hearing talented musicians in an intimate "house concert" setting. We feature local singer/songwriters as well as traveling acts from around the world.

How it Works?

A House Concert is just that - a concert in a private home. We occasionally invite artists to play for us in our house and invite the local community to join us as a way to have fun and meet new people. Each guest is asked to chip in $20 per person - all of which goes directly to the artist - and to bring their favorite beverage and a dish to share in a pot luck dinner that takes place before the show.

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What's New
May 1:Videos from our April concert with Leigh Nash and her husband Stephen Wilson have been uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Feb 13:The complete video from our January 20th "in the round" show is now available on our YouTube channel (WARNING: it's an hour and a half long!)
Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Karla Davis
Suggested donation: $20/person

Karla Davis is a soulful singer/songwriter from Monroe, North Carolina who was named the national winner of the Colgate Country Showdown in January, 2010 and was given the title Best New Act in Country Music. After starting her own independent record label and recording her first two albums, Karla found herself on Season 2 of NBC's "The Voice" in 2012 where she made it to the top 16 on Team Adam.

Check out sample of Karla's music.

Saturday, December 1st 2018, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Kira Hooks
Suggested donation: $20/person

I discovered Kira's soulfull, jazzy sound while Googling artists for my website - and instantly fell in love with her music. Kira's an up-and-coming talent trying to make a name for herself in Nashville after recently graduating from the LA College of Music.

Check out sample of Kira's music.

Saturday, January 5th 2019, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Lipbone Redding
Suggested donation: $20/person

Get ready to be blown away by this unique performer. Lipbone Redding is an amazing one-man band who got his start playing down in the NYC subways. A good storyteller with a great sense of humor, Lipbone will keep you entertained all night.

Lipbone's name comes from his uncanny ability to imitate a trombone with his mouth. Check out samples of his music - you have to see it to believe it!

Friday, February 8th 2019, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
The Rough and Tumble
Suggested donation: $20/person

This Americana duo used to call Nashville home, but for the past few years have basically been living on the road traveling the country. We met up with Pennsylvania-born Mallory Graham and California-born Scott Tyler at this year's SERFA (Southeast Regional Folk Alliance) conference in North Carolina, and talked them into stopping by to play for us.

This year they released their first full length album called "We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn't Know", which paints a portrait of what has happened to them so far, and what they hope is still to come.

Check out samples of their music.

Friday, March 1st 2019, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
David Jacobs-Strain & Bob Beech
Suggested donation: $20/person

We met this amazing duo at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) conference in May. David is an acoustic blues guitarist from Eugene, Oregon and Bob's a harmonica player from Philadelphia. Together they flow seemelessly from hard core blues riffs to acoustic ballads. Really looking forward to hearing them play again!

Check out samples of their music

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