Atlanta: 50 all-days within a two-hour drive

A singer from Georgia who came up for our double all-day singing in May mentioned that there are around 50 annual all-days within a two-hour-or-so drive from Atlanta! Yes, you read that right - 50 all-days. Here's the list, a slightly re-arranged version of the one on their website

As a Portlander, it's fun to imagine visiting Atlanta for a year and attending 50 amazing all-day singings. If a year-long trip isn't possible, you could still attend several of them over the course of a two- or three-week visit (note the three 5th-Sunday singings at the end of the list). When are you heading to Georgia?

  1. New Year's Eve/New Year's Day Singing at the Hollingsworths' home, Ila (Christian Harmony / 1991 Sacred Harp / Georgian Harmony), suppertime to midnight, resumes at 10:00 am
  2. February, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday (moved to Feb 14 for 2015): Cannon Chapel, Emory University, Atlanta, 10:00 am
  3. February, 3rd Sunday, State University of West Georgia Singing, Food Service Building, Carrollton, 9:30 am
  4. February, Saturday before the 4th Sunday: Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, Decatur (J. L. White book / Eclectic Harmony I and II), 10:00 am
  5. February, Saturday before the 4th Sunday, Hollingswoth's home, Ila (Christian Harmony), 7:00 pm, covered dish supper at 6:00
  6. February, 4th Sunday, University of Georgia Botanical Gardens, Athens (Social Harp and 1991 Sacred Harp), 10:00 am
  7. March, Saturday before the 1st Sunday, Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Thomaston
  8. March, 1st Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers Memorial, Ephesus School Auditorium, Ephesus, 9:30 am
  9. March, Saturday before the 1st Sunday, Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Thomaston
  10. March, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Hoboken Elementary School, Hoboken (Cooper book), 9:00 am
  11. April, Friday night before 2nd Sunday, Antioch/Shiloh Memorial, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Waco, 6:30 pm
  12. April, Saturday before the 4th Sunday, Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Alpharetta, approx. 10:00 am
  13. April, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing, Union Primitive Baptist Church, Goggans, 10:00 am
  14. May, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Covington
  15. May, Memorial Day: Jack C. Smith Memorial Singing, Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur, 10:00 am
  16. May, 3rd Sunday, Liberty Hill Church, Barnesville
  17. June, 1st Sunday and Saturday before, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen, 9:30 am
  18. June, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, Raymond Hamrick Memorial Birthday Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta (Georgian Harmony)
  19. June, 2nd Sunday: Alpharetta June Singing, City Hall, Alpharetta, 9:30 am
  20. June, 3rd Sunday, Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church, Ephesus, 10:00 am
  21. June, 4th Sunday: DeLong - Roberts Memorial Singing, Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Alpharetta, 9:30 am
  22. July, 1st Sunday, Cross Roads Baptist Church, Tallapoosa, 9:30 am
  23. July, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, Flat Shoals Primitive Baptist Church, Stockbridge
  24. July, 2nd Sunday: Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, Decatur (J. L. White book), 1:15 pm
  25. July, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Spivey Hall Singing, Clayton State University, Morrow
  26. July, 4th Sunday and Saturday before, Mt. Zion Memorial, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, 10:00 am
  27. August, 1st Sunday and Saturday before, Chattahoochee Convention, Wilson's Chapel, Carrollton, 9:30 am
  28. August, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Rome Primitive Baptist Church Singing, Armuchee, 10:00 am
  29. August, 3rd Sunday, Cedar Creek Church, Cordele
  30. August, 4th Sunday, Tickanetly Primitive Baptist Church (Christian Harmony), Ellijay, 10:00 am
  31. September, Saturday before the 1st Sunday, Georgian Harmony Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta (Georgian Harmony)
  32. September, 1st Sunday, Shiloh-Littlevine Singing, Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Tallapoosa
  33. September, 1st Sunday: Haynes Creek Church, Loganville
  34. September, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Lee Rogers Memorial Singing, at the Hollingsworths' home, Ila (Christian Harmony), 10:00 am
  35. September, 3rd Sunday: J. L. White Sacred Harp Singing, Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, Decatur (J. L. White book), 10:00 am
  36. September, Saturday before the 4th Sunday, Hamrick Memorial, Old Carrollton Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton, 10:00 am
  37. October, 1st Sunday, South Georgia Convention, Liberty Hill Church, Barnesville
  38. October, Saturday before the 2nd Sunday, Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Savannah
  39. October, 3rd Saturday (not necessarily Sat before 3rd Sun), New Echota Days Singing, New Echota Historic Site Courthouse, Calhoun, 10:00 am
  40. October, 3rd Sunday, Andrew's Chapel, Thomaston
  41. October, Saturday before the 4th Sunday, Seed and Feed Singing, Emory Presbyterian Church, Decatur, 10:00 am
  42. November, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Georgian Harmony Singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta (Georgian Harmony)
  43. November, Saturday before the 1st Sunday: Denney Memorial, Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church, Carrollton
  44. November, 1st Sunday, Holly Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Bremen, 9:30 am
  45. November, Saturday evening before the 3rd Sunday, Cross Roads Church, Tallapoosa, 7:00 pm
  46. November, 3rd Sunday, Davis Memorial, Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, Calhoun
  47. December, 1st Sunday and the Saturday before, Georgia State Christian Harmony Convention, Hardeman Primitive Baptist Church, Decatur (Christian Harmony), 9:30 am
  48. December, Saturday before the 3rd Sunday, Christmas singing, East Lake Commons community house, Decatur, 10:00 am
  49. First 5th Sunday after Labor Day and Saturday before, Union Musical Sacred Harp Convention, location varies.
  50. Saturday before the 1st 5th Sunday, Annual Georgian Harmony singing, Roberta Civic Center, Roberta (Georgian Harmony), 10:00 am
  51. Second 5th Sunday of the year, Mount Pisgah Church, Sylvester

The next singing is Sunday, May 17

At Cedar Hills UCC, from 2-4pm. Use the classroom building entrance by the A-frame chapel.

NOTE:The second hour of this singing is devoted to shape note sources other than the 1991 Revision of The Sacred Harp. Particularly: Eclectic Harmony I & II, Northern Harmony, The Cooper Book, Norumbega Harmony and Christian Harmony.