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
Aug 1:Our 2017-2018 concert calendar is all filled in and ready to go. We've tried to bring you a variety of music from amazingly talanted musicians from across the country. We hope you can join us!
Feb 1:I've posted several videos on our YouTube channel from our January concert with The Currys and our February concert with Swearingen & Kelli. Check 'em out!
Friday, October 6th, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Woody Russell Trio
Suggested donation: $20/person

An award winning vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell's music is an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and soul. Woody's trio (he plays guitar alongside Lloyd Wright on keyboard and Jose Ruiz on harmonica) call Austin, Texas home but tour throughout the USA and Canada in all kinds of different venues -- simply because it's impossible to categorize their sound.

Check out samples of their music.

Saturday, November 11th, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Kylie Odetta
Suggested donation: $20/person

Hailing from Greenville, SC, you might call Kylie Odetta an indie artist but with hints of jazz, soul and pop influences. Her music is mellow & soothing and will take you on an all-inspiring journey. Fans of Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles are going to love Kylie.

Check out samples of her music.

Opening for Kylie will be Ivy Stokes, a 16 year old up-and-coming talent from right here in Atlanta. Her YouTube channel already has 27k subscribers and 1.5M views!
Saturday, January 20th, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Women Songwriters in the Round
Suggested donation: $20/person

For this show we're trying something different - hosting a "songwriters-in-the-round" like they have at the Bluebird in Nashville. You'll be treated to amazing music from three of the best female songwriters from the area.

Caroline Aiken whose work spans genres, from folk to blues to rock, has released seven albums and performed with Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls. Check out samples of her music.

Amy Andrews Baltimore born and raised, Amy Andrews was raised on the sounds of Sinatra, early soul, Stevie Nicks, and showtunes. 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.

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, 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.

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