Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia


Interviews from Virtual Center Stage

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Virtual Center Stage

Join Performing Arts Director DeDe Vogt on Virtual Center Stage as we explore new works by local authors Donna Redfeather and Emory Jones.

Donna Redfeather

Donna Redfeather, Kitchy Wabun Queye, is a member of the Passamaquoddy tribe originating in the New Brunswick/Maine area. She grew up in Massachusetts and moved to north Georgia in 1987. She is a founding member of "Women of Heart", a Grammy award winning, musical group honoring Native American music.

Her new children's book, Little Dove and Kitchy, is the story of a young Native American girl, Little Dove, who befriends a fairy named Kitchy who has gotten separated from her family in the forest. With help from her grandfather, Little Dove goes on an adventure to help Kitchy get home.

Donna is graciously donating all proceeds of the book to the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center. Please visit her Facebook page to see how you can help with the production of Little Dove and Kitchy.
Donna's Facebook page   Go-Fund-Me link for her book

Emory Jones

When you combine Emory Jones's lifelong appreciation for pigs with his distinct sense of humor, Cunningham and Other Pigs I Have Known is the end result. Every page is chocked full of fun and presented in an easy-to-read writing style. This series of vignettes includes more than 30 stories about pigs - from Frank, the North Dakota hog who could play the piano, to Doodle Bug, Emory's FFA pig who ran away from home. Whether Emory is taking his pet pig, Cunningham, to an art class in nearby Helen or for a romp around our nation's capital, you never know what's going to happen next.

Emory Jones grew up on a North Georgia farm in the gentle foothills of Southern Appalachia. After receiving a journalism degree from the University of Georgia, he held numerous writing positions, including Southeastern editor of Farm Journal magazine. He has also been a copywriter, Director of Public Relations, and Executive Vice President of a major Atlanta advertising agency.

During his journalist and advertising career, Emory wrote about people and places in all 50 states. Travel only fueled his passion for words, and today, his humor and easy-to-read writing style shine through in books, plays, documentaries and columns. Visit for more information.

Program is Free! (Donation Request, Please)

featuring Bittersweet and Bluegrass Confidential

SATURDAY, June 5, noon - 6pm, Outdoor Stage (Historic Gym if rain)

Join us on the lawn from noon till 6:00 for an afternoon of bluegrass music, old-time music, food trucks and beverages, and community as we gather to enjoy live music again!

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Bittersweet, featuring Steve Welsch on fiddle, Debbilee Whelchel on banjo, Joe Whelchel on bass and Greg Fleming on guitar are local favorites in Sautee and not to be missed. Their excellent musicianship and presence is well know in these parts and always a pleasure for the listener.

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Bluegrass Confidential utilizes their wide variety of musical influences to give a fresh sound to bluegrass standards. Guitar player Luke Cotton, mandolin player Cameron Watkins and banjo player Laura Ray met and discovered a mutual love for old time fiddle tunes and classic bluegrass numbers. Laura's brother, Jason Ray, soon joined in on the upright bass for Friday night jams and there was no turning back - Bluegrass Confidential was born.

$10 General Admission.

Seven SUNDAYS at 4:00pm

To order by phone call (706) 878-3300. more info...


SATURDAY, July 17 • 7:30pm
and SUNDAY, July 18 • 4:00pm
in the Historic Gym

From 2007-2013 the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center produced a remarkable community story play, under the banner of Headwaters - celebrating the twelve different rivers that begin in our Goodly Portion of Beautiful Northeast Georgia, and so much more.

Members of those Headwaters casts will come together for a one-night reunion, featuring music and stories and laughter, as we continue to honor the generations of people who have called these mountains their home. Because, simply put, there ain't no place anything like this place anywhere 'round this place, so this must be the place.

Tickets: $15 Adult, $5 Student

A One Act Comedy by Emory Jones

AUG 12 - 14 & 19 - 21 • 7:30pm
AUG 15 & 22 • 4:00pm
in the Center Theater

A hilarious comedy by local playwright Emory Jones about a fictional, time machine journey with real life, good friend, Ludlow Porch. The play is loosely based on his humorous history book, Zipping Through Georgia on a Goat Powered Time Machine.


Tickets: $20 Members, $23 Non Members, $8 Students


SUNDAY, AUG 29, 3:00pm in the Historic Gym
An afternoon of great gospel music by local Bean Creek Choir and friends from other area church choirs.

Admission is free to this popular annual event and includes a pass-the-hat donation request with all proceeds going to Bean Creek Choir.


SATURDAY, OCT 2 & SUNDAY, OCT 3 in the Center Theater

Featuring members from SNCA's popular Valley Harmony Radio show, Bob Prim gathers the flock to honor songwriter John Prine.

Ticketing and time info TBA


SATURDAY, OCT 9, 7:30pm
Center Theater

Writer/Actor Jon Schwartz, taking on the persona of Vinny Verelli, stars in this hilarious one man-plus show that takes aim at what we thought we'd never become - our parents.


SATURDAY, NOV 20, 7:30pm &
SUNDAY, NOV 21, 2:00pm in the Center Theater

The talented women singers, songwriters and instrumentalists of this popular SNCA fundraiser gather once again, celebrating 10 years of performances. Always a sellout!

Tickets: TBA.