Performing Arts

Performing Arts


B.E.S.T  Series

The B.E.S.T. Series (Bringing Ellijay Sensational Talent) , founded in 1992, began in 1993 and has continued its commitment to bring sensational, award winning live concerts to our community numerous times each year. In 2000 the B.E.S.T Series began focusing on Grammy, Tony, Oscar, CMA and other award winning artists to continue to bring ever-better talent to our stage. Past performances have included Ricky Scaggs, Atlanta Boy Choir, The Atlanta Symphony and Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Asleep at the Wheel, Rita Coolidge, Mark O’Conner, John Jorgenson, Sandi Patty, Jerry Reed, Shanana, The Nutcracker Ballet, Ralph Stanley, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Webb, Kathy Mattea and many more. We showcase excellence, and all who attend these concerts share in the magic together. 

Acoustic Blends

These are free events open to the public, and open to all Musicians who want to play on stage, play along in the front row, or for those who just want to come for a good time….  It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!!!

Community Theatre

Gilmer Arts Community Theatre is a vibrant local showcase for regional talent in the theatre arts. We feature the works of actors, writers, dancers, musicians, and many talented technical designers who create the magic and beauty of the theatre sets, lighting and sound which all come together to make a magical theatrical experience!

Community Chorus

The Gilmer Arts Community Chorus is now in its 7th consecutive season, 50+ voices strong, and sounding better than ever! We are thrilled to have participation from noted area choral directors including Charles Claiborne, Scott Eaton, Sarah Harbin, Lisa Lacey and accompanist Gabrielle Cornette, along with direction from Gilmer Arts’ Coordinator Judith Rathbone.

Community Chorus delivers two wonderful concerts each year in late Fall and Spring.  If you would like to join call Gilmer Arts at (706) 635-5605.