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
Nov 29:Videos from Kylie Odetta's show are now posted on our YouTube channel.
Nov 5:I've posted several videos on our YouTube channel from our October concert with the Woody Russell Trio. Check 'em out!
Oct 13:We're excited to announce that we've added The Sweeplings to our calendar with a show on December 15th.
Friday, December 15th, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
The Sweeplings
Suggested donation: $20/person

We are thrilled that the Sweeplings have agreed to stop by and play for us. After becoming a finalist on America's Got Talent, Washington native Cami Bradley joined up with Alabama-based Whitney Dean to form the duo back in 2014. If you are a fan of the Civil Wars (like I am), you'll love the Sweeplings as well. In fact, there's a close connection there - before starting the Sweeplings, Whitney toured with John Paul White of the Civil Wars. The Sweeplings music has been featured in numerous TV shows like Longmire, The Fosters and Pretty Little Liars.

Check out samples of their music and I'm confident their haunting music and amazing harmonies will win you over as well.

Opening for the Sweeplings will be Ivy Stokes, a 16 year old talent from Atlanta. Her YouTube channel already has 27k subscribers!
Saturday, January 20th, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Women Songwriters of Georgia
Suggested donation: $20/person

For this show we are trying somthing new - an "in-the-round" show like they do at the Bluebird in Nashville. You'll be treated to amazing music from three of the area's best female singer/songwriters.

Amy Andrews started out as the lead singer of a Baltimore folk trio however, but after a few tours through the southeast decided to take her music career to Georgia. Check out samples of her music.

Jennifer Daniels grew up on foot of Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga but brought her music down to Atlanta back in 1999 trying her luck at Eddie's Attic's open night - making it to the finals but losing out to then unknown John Mayer. Check out samples of her music.

Emily White grew up in North Georgia but now lives in Mississippi. This 22 year-old's deep, rich voice shows maturity beyond her years. Check out samples of her music.

Saturday, March 3th 2018, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen
Suggested donation: $20/person

Returning for an encore performance after their amazing show in March, 2016, Canadian guitarist Dan Frechette and violinist Laurel Thomsen are set to put on another memorable show for us.

With broad influences ranging from Folk, Classical, Old Time and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N' Roll, Blues and Bluegrass, Dan and Laurel flow seamlessly through genres, tempos, stories, and moods, embodying each style with virtuosic command and keeping music fans on the edge of their seats.

Check out videos from their last show.

Opening for Dan & Laurel will be Cat Carter, an 18 year-old college student from right here in Cumming who's already played at Eddie's Attic and the Red Clay Theatre.
Saturday, December 15th 2018, 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!

Sweetwater Cafe • Sweetwater Drive • Cumming, GA 30041 • Member of the Undiscovered Music Network.