Concerts and Performances


Originally created in the early 2000s to build a live music scene in Downtown Dalton throughout the summer, Off the Rails is a joint effort between the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Dalton Development Authority, the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, and the Creative Arts Guild to bring amazing musical talent to the area. The performing artists and bands span across diverse genres of music featuring Bluegrass, Latin, Blues, Indie, Country, Rock, and much more.

Off the Rails kicks off in the summer, usually held every Friday with additional concerts in August and September. Performances are held outdoors at Burr Performing Arts Park in the heart of Downtown Dalton. The evening begins with local performers in the Truist Tent starting at 6:30pm. Opening acts take the Burr Park stage at 7:30pm with headliners starting at 8:30pm. All concert nights are FREE admission with wine, beer, and concessions available for purchase on-site. NO personal coolers are allowed.

Is your band interested in being a part of the Off the Rails series? Give us your info HERE!


June 2: Steeln' Peaches: An Allman Brothers Tribute
NEW Quintet // Truist: Sam Steadman
Hosts: Barrett Properties, Starr Mathews

June 9: Regina Troupe Trio
KAMP // Truist: Dre Hilton
Hosts: Dalton/Whitfield NAACP, Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia

June 17: Banda Santa Cecilia
Uriel UMC // Truist: Grupo TRIPLE3
Hosts: Believe Greater Dalton, Dalton State College

June 24: Shakespeare in Burr Park
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Tennessee), Directed by Lane Davies
Presented by Conasauga Shakespeare Coalition

July 1: Pops in Burr Park
Featuring the Creative Arts Guild Chamber Orchestra
Arts & Crafts Area // Patriotic Favorites // Featured Soloists and Ensembles
Appearances by: Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie Jazz Band, Ballet Dalton

July 7: Brandon Davis
Jericho Rose // Truist: Seth David Coley & the Rabbit Valley Boys
Hosts: Alliant Health Plans, Coldwell Banker

July 14: The Arcadian Wild
TopHouse // Truist: Kilough
Hosted by: Shaw Industries

July 21: Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Shugah Munny // Truist: Joe Vidalez
Host: Hamilton Health Care System

July 28: Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute
Remembering January // Truist: As Seen On TV
Host: Tom Durkan Family, Mountain Creek Harley Davidson

August 4: The Core
Live Out Loud // Truist: Kelsi Westfall
Host: Helton Tire

September 15: Tristan Tritt
The Whole Fam Damily
Host: Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau

Creative Arts Guild Presents: Pops in Burr Park 2023



Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie Jazz Band

Matt Daniel, Donnie Blankenship, and City of Dalton Fire Department

Sam Dodge - Coahulla Creek High School and Whitfield County Schools

Josh Wagner and Chattanooga Pro Audio

Rusty Lount and Dalton Public Schools

Jonathan Parker and Big Shot Fireworks

Heath and Julie Patterson and IndyRisk Insurance Advisors

Robert Webb

Dalton State College Athletics

Interested in performing at the Creative Arts Guild? Contact Music Director Lisa Elders at 706-259-1822 or for more information.