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
Sep 29:Our 2019-2020 season is coming together nicely, with some amazing musicians coming to play for us over the next few months. We hope you can join us!
Mar 2:I uploaded videos to our YouTube channel from our shows with David Jacobs Strain and The Rough and Tumble.
Jan 31:I finally uploaded videos from our October concert with Karla Davis from NBC's "The Voice". Watch it on our YouTube channel
Friday, November 1st 2019, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
The Young Fables
Suggested donation: $20/person

The Young Fables are an emerging country/americana duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and guitarist Wesley Lunsford. The team is best known for their appearance on USA's showcase television series Real Country featuring Shania Twain.

Listen to samples of their music including their performance on USA Network's Real Country

Saturday, December 7th 2019, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Charley Woods with special guest Aaron Richard
Suggested donation: $20/person

Charley is true Nashville - born and raised there as opposed to all the new wave of singer/songwriters flocking there over the past few years. Her all-Americana sound is in contrast to the heavily saturated pop/country music scene that dwells in Nashville today. She's sung alongside Brad Paisley during the 2011 CMA awards, and appeared on Good Morning America and world renown stages such as The Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium.

Listen to samples of her music

Opening for Charley will be Aaron Richards, a young local musician from Braselton.

Saturday, February 8th 2020, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Cary Morin
Suggested donation: $20/person

This amazing blues guitarist is going to blow you away!

Cary, a Crow tribal member, grew up in Montana but now lives in Northern Colorado. He's the recipient of the 2018 Independent Music Awards for Best Blues CD and the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards for Best Blues CD. We met him at this year's SERFA conference and have been working ever since to get him to tour down here in the south and play for us - and honored that he finally said "yes"!.

Listen to samples of his music

Saturday, February 29th 2020, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield
Suggested donation: $20/person

Playfully dubbed "Blue-Twangled Folk n Roll" in a 2014 No Depression interview, Schneider & Mayfield have brought their musical blend of the gritty, fun, soulful and sweet Americana music to delighted audiences across the USA and abroad from their home base in Fort Myers, Florida.

Check out samples of their music

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