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
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!)
Jan 01:Videos from our December show with the Sweeplings are now posted on our YouTube channel.
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, April 14th 2018, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
Leigh Nash
Suggested donation: $25/person

Mostly known as the lead singer of the 90's band Sixpence None the Richer, Leigh Nash will weave her magical hits from yesterday ("Kiss me, out of the bearded barley..") with her more recent foreys into country/americana sounds. This show should not be missed!

Check out samples of her music - you already know most of these songs!

Saturday, September 29th 2018, 8:00pm (dinner at 7pm)
The Currys
Suggested donation: $20/person

We've invited The Currys back to play for us after delivering one of our all-time favorite shows back in early 2017. The Currys are a talented Americana trio from Virginia featuring brothers Jimmy and Tommy and cousin Galen Curry. Their songs are anchored by some amazing harmonies that have roots in the bonds they made playing songs together as teenage boys during family reunions in the Florida panhandle. If you missed hearing them last year you definitely need to join us for this encore performance!

Check out videos from their previous show to get an idea of what this show will be like

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.