Guide to Gwinnett

Guide to Gwinnett: Music Venues

Well we're all in the mood for a melody, and you got us feeling alright.

We all love music—whether it's rock n' roll, country, jazz, or one of the many other genres. No matter what genre you like, sometimes, a little live music is the best. Gwinnett has a handful of places where you can catch some live tunes, and we're here to tell you about them in this Guide to Gwinnett: Music Venues.

Eddie Owen Presents

Eddie Owen Presents (EOP) at the Red Clay Theatre is owned by Eddie Owen himself. Eddie has helped several super stars reach stardom, including John Mayer, The Indigo Girls and Sugarland.

You can experience all types of musical events at EOP, including album release parties, holiday themed concerts and big band performances. If you want to hear something really neat and support local talent, be sure to check out one of their Songwriter's Open Mic Nights.

37 Main - A Rock Cafe

If you're into live rock, 37 Main is the place for you. Located in downtown Buford, this venue hosts acts like Departure—The Journey Tribute Band—and Fan Halen—the number one Val Halen tribute band.

On the second and fourth Thursday of every month, 37 Main hosts Dueling Pianos where guests can request songs from the Andrews brothers. You can also experience their 37M unplugged concert tribute series where you'll here acoustic versions from your favorite tribute bands.

Everett's Music Barn

Everett's Music Barn has been cranking out live bluegrass music for 50 years. It was started by the Everett Family, and is still home to some of the best bluegrass music around. The barn is open every Saturday night, and on occasion, you'll catch The Everett Family band themselves. 

This historical, musical dwelling survives on donations, so be sure to contribute to keep this place groovin'.

Infinite Energy Arena

The Infinite Energy Arena is a 13,000 arena that has welcomed the likes of Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli. You can pretty much always guarantee that there is a fantastic act coming to the venue.

The Arena is also home to the Atlanta Gladiators hockey team, the Georgia Swarm lacrosse team, and countless other events.

The Bowl @ Sugar Hill

One of Gwinnett's newer music venues, The Bowl @ Sugar Hill has hosted some fun and funky concerts. This outdoor amphitheater hosts a concert series every year. In 2017, performers included Boz Scaggs, KC and the Sunshine Band and Ben Folds.

Pack a picnic—you can bring your own food and drinks to this venue.