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 $20-25 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.

For more information or to get on our mailing list, email us at info@sweetwater-cafe.com

What's New
April 2022:

Our 2022 post-COVID concert calendar is really starting to fill in. We've scheduled some amazing shows and more are in discussions. We're heading up to the SERFA conference next month, so look foward to discovering some new artists to bring down here to Cumming.

It's GREAT to hear live music again in our house. Hope you can join us!

Saturday April 30th, 2022, 7:30pm (potuck at 6:30)
Good Morning Bedlam
Suggested donation: $25/person

We've never had a four piece band play in our house before, so this should be a wild one!

These guys have become a innovative force in the midwest folk scene with their contagious energy and tight, soaring three-part harmonies. Here are some videos so you can get a feel for what they sounds like.

We request that everyone planning on attending be vaccinated.

Saturday August 13, 2022, 7:30pm (potuck at 6:30)
Emily Barnes
Suggested donation: $20/person

Based out of Colorado, Emily Barnes has a haunting voice that cuts to the bone and pulls on your heart strings. With a diverse four albums and many miles under her belt, Barnes is a seasoned singer-songwriter who continues to build a grassroots following from city to small town, one new believer at a time.

Here are some videos so you can get a feel for what Emily sounds like.

We request that everyone planning on attending be vaccinated.

Sunday Sept 11th, 2022, 6:30pm (potuck at 5:00)
Ordinary Elephant
Suggested donation: $25/person

Winners of the International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year, Ordinary Elephant is anything but ordinary. This duo from Lafayette, LA plays Roots Americana with great banjo licks and clean harmonies.

Check out some videos to hear what they sound like.

We request that everyone planning on attending be vaccinated.

Saturday October 22th, 2022, 7:30pm (potuck at 6:30)
The Black Feathers
Suggested donation: $25/person

The Black Feathers, a husband and wife roots music duo based in Gloucestershire, UK, are touring the United States this year and agreed to stop by and play for us. Performing a blend of Folk and Americana, their music shifts from quiet balads to upbeat pop with some beautiful harmonies.

Check out some videos to hear what they sound like.

We request that everyone planning on attending be vaccinated.

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