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 Acoustic 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!

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